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Old 03-17-2013, 05:25 PM
KoolAidMan888 KoolAidMan888 is offline
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Just want to say hey guys whats up..



Also Lookin for some input on what to look for when buying a 4.0 5 speed.

Im selling my 02 f250 and just sold a wrangler. I am pretty much sold on getting a ranger i went and looked at one about a week ago blue body and underneath are mint its a 04 4.0 5 speed just what i wanted.. it has 85.500 miles on it, i already no about the ball joints on these and i do my own work on my vehicles. SO..... what else should i really be looking for besides the obvious.??


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Old 03-18-2013, 01:44 AM
phixion az phixion az is offline
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I have the 4.0l 5speed. I've seen many hit 150k without having any major maintenance done: belts, plugs, oil, filters.

Things to consider:

The manual transmission is rock solid but can't handle as much towing as the auto. Like 400lbs less, at least for my 4x4 Ranger.

The 4.0l engines are shitty on gas and don't make up for it with crazy power. 207hp. 15mpg city. The 4.10 gears in my 4x4 mean I accelerate slower than everyone else too, so its easy to drop MPGs just keeping up with traffic at stop lights.

The 4.0l has been great for me at 50,000mi. I've grinded the transmission a few times but no broken teeth, these trucks have a great set of gears. I changed the plugs once. Oil/filter every 5k. I'm not aware of any problems other than lots of people replacing the oil pan gaskets and radiator hoses at 120k miles. The cologne v6 has been around since the 80's and they engineered it to be pretty reliable.

If you are looking at a 4x4 or Edge model it will have torsion bar suspension. This is nice because you can lift the front 2" for free (I added extended length Rancho 5000 shocks up front for $90 and the truck handles better than pre-lift.) However; torsion bars suck because anything higher than 2" requires either a body lift or a $1800 kit that gives height but doesn't increase clearance. If you are looking at a 2WD Ranger this doesn't apply to you. There are tons of lift options for 2WD.

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:02 AM
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haha belive it or not 15 to 20 mpg is good for me .. that why i want a ranger... i had a wrangler and liked that gas milage it was a 2.5 4 banger with 4.10 gears and turning 32inch tires and still got 15 to 20 but my f250 with the 5.4 trition bllaahhhhhh i get about 10 if i stay out of it. soo.. the most ill use the ranger for is a occasinal lawnmower on a trailer and some wood pickups. anything more then i got a diesel. im mainly just gonna buy a ranger for a commuter and something else to tackle, im thinkin some tires and probabaly body lift. pretty much the normal stuff
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:16 AM
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Welcome to FRF!! I would help but I have the 3.0L Vulcan...lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:26 AM
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haha belive it or not 15 to 20 mpg is good for me .. that why i want a ranger... i had a wrangler and liked that gas milage it was a 2.5 4 banger with 4.10 gears and turning 32inch tires and still got 15 to 20 but my f250 with the 5.4 trition bllaahhhhhh i get about 10 if i stay out of it. soo.. the most ill use the ranger for is a occasinal lawnmower on a trailer and some wood pickups. anything more then i got a diesel. im mainly just gonna buy a ranger for a commuter and something else to tackle, im thinkin some tires and probabaly body lift. pretty much the normal stuff
Sounds like some good plans for your new range. I know you said you do your own work, but i wouldnt ever try to tackle a timing chain job in a 4.0 by yourself, unless you are very good. Very reliable motor though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:27 PM
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haha ya that would kinda make me second guess weather or not i could get it done.. but thats not saying i wouldnt try..



Ok so he is my question now.. i found a 04 4.0 5 speed with 85500 on it asking price is 10500. kbb says 8860 in excellent condition. i no kbb is just a estimate and not a solid bargaining price. the truck has newer tires and the guys claims a newer clutch as well. i did go look at the truck only defect i can see cosmeticly is a scuff on bumper and scratch.. This will not buff out.. but to me not a huge deal.. it comes with a roll up toneu cover.. other then that its a ranger it is the guys daily driver..


i guess if its as nice as it seems after i drive it would 8700 be a decent price..?

like the original post what should i really look for and use to my power in getting him down.. i dont want to steal it just wana have a decent haggle. and be able to get him away from 10000 for it. i wont pay more then 9000
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:36 PM
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Just start at 7900 and let him rebuttle
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:38 PM
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True true. I'll be the guy that looks like I don't really care about it and low ball the hell out of him
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:00 PM
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Thats the best way, let him know his isint the only one ford built
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:35 PM
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haha yea i just dont wana get screwed and have to dump a thousand into the truck right off the get go.. i hate buying new to me crap but i wont buy new soo... o well
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:30 AM
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KBB is a fair estimate of value here in AZ. Id take 8K for that truck if I was hungry for the money. If not I'd hold out for 8200.
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