Re: Short Course-Ranger, Toyota, or Nissan?
Well Scott, Even though I am a diehard chevy guy, I would probably give my vote to the Ranger. There is a world of aftermarket engine stuff for the 2.3. Also I believe that you could get more travel out of the front suspention. But I would have to give the Toyota a close second. There is some aftermarket stuff available for the 22R engine, and while the A-arm front suspention may not allow for as much travel, it may handle through the turns better.(May be more important for short course)As far as cost, I could find you alot more Rangers(At least in this area) than Toys, and the 2.3 I believe would be cheaper to build. Other than that cost would be similar.
I'm no expert just my opinion.
Let me know what you decide, Sounds like a cool project.