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Ford Ranger Battery Project

An off topic post today. I have a 1998 Ford Ranger. I’ve had it since I was in high school and its been with me almost half my life.

Today it had a dead battery, a situation I am sure we have all been in. I happened to have a Optima Yellow top group 51 battery that we often use in 3/S cars to save some weight, yet still have plenty of cranking power…

I think you can tell where this is going. A group 51 battery is no way a good fit for a Ford Ranger, especially when its a Group 51R, with its poles reversed, but I didn’t let anything stand in my way and made it work! I feel like if you have that attitude you can do anything you want in life.

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