This was the second attempt at building a prerunner by @jamieprater74 and I. We took everything we had learned and some of the parts from our first truck and created this 3.0 powered beast the V2 jumping ranger. We never had money but we had time and determination to build something that most people in the Midwest had never seen. Everytime we took it to the dunes it was obvious to us that we were doing something right when we could blow the doors off nearly every V8 4x4 with our 130hp 2wd truck through the hills. The prerunner scene in Michigan was nonexistent in the early 2000’s besides the true OG’s @b_orca , @bheeres8345 and the early stages of @lengerracing. We were always swarmed with people asking questions and mostly scratching their heads as to why they couldn’t keep up with our little truck. Things were much simpler back then (usually the case when you’re 20yrs old) but we still use a lot of what we learned from that truck on our current trucks today. I will also say that spending years getting seat time in a simple truck like this is priceless.
Sorry for the crappy pictures, they’re some of the only ones I have of it before it took its next form as the V3 white jumping ranger a couple years later.
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