no good news here. Since I placed my order on 4/23, as of 6/2, I never really received anything close to resembling a complete Ranger metal kit.
I did receive some parts, only to find they are in no way compatible with my truck.
In my up front conversations with Lion, I will swear the only requirement was that the Ranger only have the 5 speed manual transmission. Only as time went by did the requirements seem to get refined to the 2.3L 4 cyl engine.
Since I have a 3.0L 6 cyl 5 sp. transmission, nothing will fit using the Lion kit. The power steering pumps are different as well as the alternator/brackets, A/C is located on opposite side of what the 4 cyl has, motor mounts seem to be different, etc...
Bottom line is I wasted a month of time to find out this will not work.
Whether or not there was miscommunication, I never even received the full metal kit or the full instruction set on how to install anything.
I can only report what my experience was. So anyone considering the Ranger DIY kit From Lion better have the correct truck and hope everything gets delivered.
I feel I was lucky in the sense I ordered through CloudEV (www.cloudelectric.com
) and I used my credit card. I think I have been treated pretty fairly through Cloud and for being the 'middleman' in this process.
It is my understanding that the Ranger kit is now being made for the various engine/transmission types through a variety of other 'subcontracting' vendors. Maybe a kit will be available soon, but for me, I am pursing other options now as I have a truck sitting in the garage waiting for adaptor/coupler metal.
In no way am I bashing LionEv, I just am reporting on my experience so far. They could be performing quite well for other people, and since I technically am not dealing with them directly, maybe it isn't fair to say they didn't measure up to what I expected, but since the kit was coming from them, then I think they bear quite a bit of responsibility.