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Old 11-25-2010, 11:05 AM
POPTART972 POPTART972 is offline
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Alright Im looking to get another ranger and I was wondering what years do the best? I know with dirtbikes they have good years and bad years not sure if its the same with trucks but i would assume so, and currently I have a 01 3.0L that its been endless problems starting a month after I bought it and its been 2 years draining my funds constantly. So im looking to get a 4.0 and my question is, anything I should look out for I want something thats really reliable? I dont want to make the same mistake twice and you guys have a whole lot more experience with these trucks than I do.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:44 AM
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'03 4.0 4x4

probably the best looking style IMO and they had the timing chain issue figured out by '03. It was the last year for the twin-stick Level II's.
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:59 PM
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Hevent heard much bad about 4.0's, but its the luck of the draw. U got that one, and are having problems, I coulda got same everything but the truck rite next to it on the lot and been fine... Go for a 4.0l tho...
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:47 PM
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Defiantly get a 4.0. The only problems which wasn't major that i have heard of is the early SOHC's timing chain tensioner would wear out fast but that's it. Otherwise, the 4.0 should outlast you

I suggest a FX4 level II. If you can grab a 03' twin stick
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:04 AM
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Another thread revival
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:21 AM
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Not really..
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:23 AM
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Not really..
The threads a year old.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:23 AM
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2006-2007 FX4 Level II Loaded with leather seats
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:10 AM
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Lol thread revival. He got a 04 3.0 xlt IIRC

edit: woops its in his sig hahaha
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:26 PM
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DAMMIT...


Someone shoot me..
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:34 PM
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well im hoping i did good on my pick of the draw.. i picked myself up a 2003 ford ranger xlt 4x4 with a 4.0l sohc V6... only had it since last friday and racked up quite a few miles on it lol but its doing me great so far.. hoping i never have a major issue with it i dont have a ton of truck smart im hoping i can learn all there is so i can fix any problem myself.
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