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Old 04-25-2011, 08:17 PM
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so things at home are getting rough, and im looking for work 3 hours away from where i live, as my only running vehicle i have been making the 300+ mile round trip to sacramento every weekend for the last month or more... this last weekend alone i put just over 700 miles on her... its killing me watching the odometer spin that fast, and watching my funds drain so fast too...
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:18 PM
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random thread lol, at least u got a good thing out of the ranger today!
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:23 PM
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for sure man, i mean i love driving it, but it just hurts, i spent like 200ish on gas alone this weekend...
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: driving the piss out of my ranger lately...

Been there done that lol. I put 25k on my truck in just a few months. It hurt but that's why I bought my parts truck. Its only got 120k on it. Lot better than my 200k right now haha. Rangers run forever no worries!
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:52 PM
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lol yeah the engine isnt a big deal, but the tranny is what worries me, and just the gas lol aaaaaaaand tire wear.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:55 PM
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i know how you feel. fuck.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:27 PM
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yeah i got a civic from a friend but its 3 hours out of the way to get it, and i need to get it running good first... makes things more complicated, plus with potentially moving soon, the last thing i need is more stuff at my house... but damn i think i gotta knuckle down and stop driving so much for a while, spending too much on gas, and spending too much time behind the wheel...
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:38 PM
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You're welcome to put gas in my BMW X5 4.4i. Ever heard the grass is always greener on the other side?

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:40 PM
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lol probably does better on gas than my 12 mpg in town and 16-17 highway if im real nice to it.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:43 PM
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Yeah you'd rather pay yours. It was the first Sports Activity Vehicle on the market a few years back. Made for driving like a car. 300 HP, 325 ft lb TQ V8, AWD, weighs 2.2 tons, 0-60 in 6.6 seconds............. Sucks gas like a keg stand.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:45 PM
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yeah if i drive mine hard i would be getting a lot worse gas mileage, but i cant afford that, when i am on it hard in town my mileage drops 2-4 mpg on average just from playing a bit...
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:46 PM
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The worst thing you can do to a ranger for sucking gas is turn the AC on. LOL.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:50 PM
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I do 90 miles a day, I did 1200 or so that last couple days to Wisconsin and back to TN. I've out 66k on the Ranger in 2.5 years, I spend something like 400 a month in fuel. It sucks, but I do it cuz I love her lol
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:52 PM
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i dont even use the defroster if i can help it in the winter, anything but just feet, or just dash turns the AC compressor on in these... i also run synthetic blend oil which i change every 3k-3.5k at most, sea foamed it, properly inflated tires, cleaned sensors, fresh tune up with a drop in k&n, but inevitably a ranger on 33s is gonna do bad on gas... gears would help if they werent so expensive. also got an electric fan i need to install that will help a bit.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:59 PM
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I've got 9600km on my '11 already.. sigh
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