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Old 11-20-2010, 01:52 PM
DHEM DHEM is offline
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Default Re: New to Rangers should I get 1

well other than the cam synchro problem the vulcan is a reliable motor, and was good years ago, but if your getting a newer ranger like 2000+ years either get a 4 cyl or 4.0. HP wise the 4 cyl and 3.0 are almost the same, the 3.0 just has some more TQ.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: New to Rangers should I get 1

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so my best bet is to stay away from the 3.0 how often do these cam-synchro go bad
YES, Avoid the 3.0 aka 3.slow ... Especially in a 4X4
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:53 PM
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Well let's see. If you're not worried about HP, and just want a reliable decent truck, the 3.0 is just fine. Yea, you won't win any races, but the 4.0 is still a loser to V8's, so who the heck cares? What matters, is how the truck runs, the mileage, and the truck's condition.

Oh, and on a side note, I have a buddy who has a 96 Ranger w/ 3.0, and he's got at least 200K on his, and he can't kill it. He's put it through mud holes, he's driven like an idiot, he constantly runs it out of water and oil, and the dang truck just will not die.
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