The Best G-Machine Award
Matt Boshar's '95 Ford Ranger
Manchester, New Hampshire
FR500 knock-offs (17x9 front, 17x10.5 rear) / Hoosier road-race slicks (275/40 front, 315/35 rear)
FRPP 302 short-block / "massaged" World Products Windsor SR iron heads / Edelbrock Performer RPM intake / Holley 650 Double Pumper carb / Hooker Super Comp 1-5/8-inch-long tube headers / Flowmaster mufflers / three-core aluminum radiator / 3,000-cfm electric fan / MSD 6AN box with rev control, and a second 6A box as a backup / G-Force Racing T5 transmission / Steeda tri-ax shifter / OEM 8.8 rear with 4.10 gears and the factory Traction-Lok differential
Orange pearl, orange flake, black two-tone / fabricated front splitter housing brake ducts / steel bedcover / road-race wing / fuel-cell guard tube bumper / 16-gallon circle-track fuel cell in bed / battery box in bed
Owner-designed suspension / modified tubular '94 Mustang lower arms / '97 Mustang spindles / spindle adapters from Whitby Motorcars / QA1 coilovers / anywhere from 750- to 950-pound Eibach springs / OEM front sway bar with custom end-links / 13-inch Mustang Cobra vented rotors / Mach 1 calipers / Hawk race pads / Wilwood proportioning valve / front centerline was moved forward 2 inches / asymmetrical three-link utilizing a Panhard bar for axle location / OEM Splash sway bar / anywhere from 250- to 450-pound springs / 12-inch Mustang Cobra vented rotors / Cobra calipers
Full-containment aluminum racing seat / full 10-point road-race rollcage / custom aluminum dash with switches, gauges, and ignition / safety nets / a fan to keep cool on the track
There is absolutely no audio equipment in the truck.
We Say: Matt is one hardcore dude, designing his own suspension and building this truck himself just to go out and embarrass cars on the racetrack.