With clean factory body lines maintained, the appearance of Barker's massive Ranger pickup almost seems unremarkable at first. However, zoom in on any one key area of this unique rig, and you will find a whole lot more than meets the eye. For example, a custom boxed ladder frame constructed of 2x6-inch, .250-inch-wall rectangular tubing is tied into the rollcage at eight points. Massive gussets triangulate the front and rear crossmembers, and the whole frame is bend-free for added strength.With clean factory body lines maintained, the appearance of Barker's massive Ranger pickup The Danger Ranger If ever there was a TTC vehicle where engine performance ensured top status, Brian Barker's full-bodied Ford Ranger would be it. Additionally, Barker is good buddies with the former TTC champ Clayton Kraatz, of Evolution Warthog fame. As such, Barker's undercarriage features two very familiar borrowed components that raised the stakes when Kraatz won at Hollister, and remain unchallenged still today. It's no wonder you, the readers, voted in this bash-proof Blue Oval as the third highest vote-getter in the Truck Class. Specifications Owner name/city: Brian Barker/Plamondon, Alberta, Canada Occupation: Auto parts sales Vehicle model: 1993 Ford Ranger Estimated value: $100,000 Engine/aspiration: Ford 598ci V-8/EFI Transmission: Hughes full competition C6 Transfer case: NorthWest Fab NP205/Black Box underdrive Suspension (f/r): Double-triangulated four-link, 16-in King coilovers, King air bumps, Evolution rod ends/double-triangulated four-link, 16-in King coilovers, Evolution rod ends Axles (f/r): 7-ton ITL SD-70/5-ton ITL SD-50; 5:1 hub reduction gears; Wilwood calipers, custom rotors; full hydro steering Axle ratio: 15:1 Wheels: 20x12 steel bead locksTires: 54-in Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC Inside, the factory dash was up-fitted with four Auto Meter gauges to help Barker monitor underhood vitals. Beyond that, a whole assortment of safety devices exists to keep occupants safe during airborne assaults. Seating accommodations carry the Corbeau brand name, and each is affixed to the chassis through the extensive network of DOM tubing that makes up the interior rollcage.Inside, the factory dash was up-fitted with four Auto Meter gauges to help Barker monitor Brian Barker, Team #23 Most looking forward to: "All of it. Probably the Mud Pit, because that is what the big power is meant for." Not looking forward to: "The Mini Rubicon. My truck is tall and I have not done any rockcrawling." Playing in his iPod/CD player: "Rob Zombie" Barker says: "It takes a lot to get my adrenaline running. Nothing can have enough power or go fast enough." This fire-breathing monster packs enough punch to send Chuck Norris crying back to mama for moral support. A 1,008hp, 860 lb-ft dyno sheet proves that this 598ci big-block is the biggest man on campus. Fed by a Fast EFI system and two 2,000cfm throttle bodies, this mill makes a statement that sticks with you, forever.This fire-breathing monster packs enough punch to send Chuck Norris crying back to mama fo Making its second appearance at TTC, this ITL front steering SD-70 axle is rated at seven tons gross axle weight and 10,300 lb-ft of torque. For good measure, there is a set of 7:1 ring-and-pinion gears in the diff. Additionally, there's a set of 5:1 reduction gears in the hubs, giving Barker a 35:1 crawl reduction in the axles alone. For front suspension, the rig employs a four-link arrangement that includes 16-inch King coilovers and Evolution rod ends with King pneumatic bump stops.Making its second appearance at TTC, this ITL front steering SD-70 axle is rated at seven The rear suspension mimics the front, sans hydraulic bumpstops. The ITL SD-50 rear axle is rated for five tons gross axle weight and 8,000 lb-ft of torque, but also offers full-hydro steering using Evolution double-ended Bomb rams. Gearing is handled by a NP205 transfer case mated to a NorthWest Fab-Works Black Box underdrive.The rear suspension mimics the front, sans hydraulic bumpstops. The ITL SD-50 rear axle is By Four Wheeler Staff Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!