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Old 10-25-2010, 02:48 PM
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Default Need an Opinion - buy a new(er) ranger? or mod mine?

Hey guys,

So I've done a few mods to my ranger (sound, clear corners, etc) but nothing too big. It's a 99 single cab with about 70,000 miles on the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine.

I recently got engaged, and the wedding is next year and well, I suppose little babies are going to come a year or two after that. I usually keep cars for a really long time, but I think a supercab would have more benefits

So I'm starting to wonder if I should get rid of my ranger for a newer supercab ranger? Somewhere in the 03-06 ranger. I guess I'm thinking way down the line here, but how are those in terms of car seat space in the back seat?

Any input is greatly appreciated. I'm pretty much on the fence here.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Need an Opinion - buy a new(er) ranger? or mod mine?

If you are looking down the road with small ones in mind and car seats you don’t want a Ranger or any small to mid size truck. most small and mid size trucks are not made for car seats. I would keep the ranger and save for a second maybe a four door car/truck (maybe an F150 crew/extended cab). the Ranger side facing JUMP seats are not designed for car seats and pose a safety hazard.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: Need an Opinion - buy a new(er) ranger? or mod mine?

If kids are on the way. It's time for an upgrade to a full size truck or an SUV.

Rangers aren't baby friendly
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:01 PM
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Buy a Ford Edge when the time comes.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Need an Opinion - buy a new(er) ranger? or mod mine?

Keep the Ranger and mod the crap out of it and get something for the soon-to-be-wife with 4 doors.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:31 AM
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Default Re: Need an Opinion - buy a new(er) ranger? or mod mine?

Good stuff. Yeah I didn't really see a car seat fitting in there either. Good plans.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:48 AM
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Default Re: Need an Opinion - buy a new(er) ranger? or mod mine?

Yeah what Justin said mod the hell out of it and then get ur soon to be wife a nice suv
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:54 AM
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i deffinetaly think that a suv for the wife is the way to go and keep the ranger. id say in the way of mod the crap out of it, i say front end swap man!
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