I have the ability to pick up a very cheap 2003 ranger edge short bed single cab 5 speed 3.0 Vulcan. 2wd. This would be a drift car. I didn't plan on driving this season but this truck fell in my lap. I previously have owned pro-am level drift cars and have driven on several large event stages. Not new to the game. I sold my ls3 pro-am car and my truck+trailer in Denver when I moved to Virginia. This truck would be ideal because I can drive it to the track with spares in the bed and tools and all. No trailer needed. I would only be doing grass roots type events so the 3.0 should provide enough power to link the smaller courses. How durable are these? Reliable? It will get beaten quite hard and driven near red line sideways most of the time. Truck would get a large drop, camber bolts up front for as much negative camber as I can get easily, and I would cut and weld the stock knuckles for more steering angle. Also would weld the diff or go find an LSD that fits in the stock housing. Simple mods. Also, how wide of a front tire can you run on these? Would like to run a 9" front wheel and not cut fenders. How good is the 5 speed? Bonus question. What oil should I run? I'd like to get a season out of this motor before it pops and I put a cheap ls1 in it.