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Old 05-07-2011, 09:12 PM
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Guys, I am really tired of having a 2wd, and I think I found a suitable replacement. Here is the story. I have a 2004 Mazda6 which is decently modded. I owe money on the car, just about what its worth. I also have a 1999 Mazda B2500 with 130k which I own outright. I am very interested in this Ranger.

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...12&CMP=usedInv


I think their price is pretty good, but I would still try to work them down a bit. My plans would be to put the Mazda6 as far back to stock as I can with the parts I have, sell the truck outright, and use part of that money as a down payment. This will guarantee me lower payments than what I am paying for the 6 at the moment, and get me into a 4x4 which I really want. And not just any 4x4, an FX4 Level 2. What do you guys think? Is this worth the trouble?

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Oh yea, I would sell the mods from the 6 too, and use that money to get this truck where I want it. IE bigger tires.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:16 PM
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personally id sell ONE CAR to get another TRUCK.

but im biased cuz you said b2500.....i love those.

can you live without the second vehicle?

imo, if you own it.....keeping it isnt gunna hurt you THAT much.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:16 PM
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Let's see...
Cheaper car payment
AND getting something you want!
Sounds like a win win
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:19 PM
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Im sorry that LII looks beat especially for close to 12k. you can get one in almost mint condition around here for cheaper than that. ANd to further put it into perspective, I paid $14.5k for my truck with 25k on the clock in mint condition. Thats only about 2500 more that that truck and its looks beat to me....just my $.02.

Id keep looking. you can find plenty of LIIs for sale if you look
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:22 PM
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personally id sell ONE CAR to get another TRUCK.

but im biased cuz you said b2500.....i love those.

can you live without the second vehicle?

imo, if you own it.....keeping it isnt gunna hurt you THAT much.
I love it too, but I really want 4x4. I can live with one vehicle, hell, I did it up until early 2010.

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Let's see...
Cheaper car payment
AND getting something you want!
Sounds like a win win
Exactly.

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Im sorry that LII looks beat
Explain more please. I see that the front valence is a little discolored, but it could just be that pic. As for finding more Level II's, this is the first one I came across after searching a handful of sites. They must not be popular around here.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:23 PM
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i think it looks great and is probably worth it!
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:24 PM
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Can someone define what makes a Level II different than a normal 4x4, besides the Alcoas.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:32 PM
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from another thread:

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Fx4 '02 Fx4 or '03+ Fx4 Level II is one step beyond with special black interior, special upholstery on the standard buckets, all have 4.10 gearing, have a stronger rear axle basically out of a F150, if '02-03 equpped with manual trans, you got a manual transfer case. Special towhooks, black exterior plastics(instead of grey), special wheels with 31x10.50R15 BFG All Terrains. Standard with 4dr xcab, 4.10, limited slip, bilstein shocks, buckets, power options, leather w/ tilt wheel, cruise, etc....basically, Fx4 Level II got all the options as standard

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4.0L SOHC V6 engine • Limited-slip rear axle • Black honeycomb-mesh grille insert with chromed grille surround • Black wheel-lip moldings • 2 skid plates • Premium shocks • Black side step bars • 16" 5-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with P255/70R16 all-terrain OWL tires • AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with clock • Color-coordinated carpet and floor mats • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with speed control • Power Equipment Group • Rear vinyl jump seats • Sliding rear window

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4.0L SOHC V6 engine • Torsen® limited-slip rear axle • Black honeycomb-mesh grille insert with body-color grille surround • Silver-tone front tow hooks • Black rear tow hook • 15" Alcoa® forged-aluminum wheels with BFGoodrich® T/A KO 31" x 10.5" all-terrain RWL tires • 3 skid plates • Bilstein® shocks • Front cloth sport bucket seats • Chromed shifter on manual transmission • AM/FM stereo/cassette/single-CD player with MP3 capability • Black vinyl slush-type floor mats
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basically it is top of the line of all Rangers
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: Thinking of trading in/up

That last bit refers to this truck, and it sounds great.

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I emailed the dealer, so now I'll wait till Monday.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:37 PM
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That last bit refers to this truck, and it sounds great.

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I emailed the dealer, so now I'll wait till Monday.
.....its really not all that great...
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:38 PM
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Explain... I want to go into this as educated as I can, so I can talk them down if I want it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:43 PM
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idk....imo level2's are overrated.

you get alcola's with some dinky bfg's, limited slip diff, manual tcase and a few other pretty bells and whisles.

for ALOT less, you can find a regular 4x4 and do all that work for less than half the price.

ill find some aluminum wheells with tires used for under a grand, expo with limited slip for 250 at a JY, and a manual tcase for 160 with linkage at a jy....and a few pretty parts here and there, i can live without.

but im a do it yourself person and thats just my take on it...

if it was a different motor or somethin...fine, but drivetrain stuffs all bolt in..
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:45 PM
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I am a DIY guy too, but to have this from the start would really save me some troubles. Its an 04 with 70k, for a decent price.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:47 PM
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Id have to disagree, id rather buy the loaded truck and add a few more mods. How do I know, because I got one that isnt loaded (I dont even have power locks). Id love to have a L2 anyday of the week
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:49 PM
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Explain more please. .
custom exhaust that looks like it was installed by an idiot that couldnt make them even with the bodyline
horribly done center console mod
Missing the cover to the fuse panel on the pass kick panel
missing fog lights (if it even has them, I just see 2 holes on the valence that are normally plugged up if they dont got them)
Rear bumper is tweaked
don't look like 31's on there
Front tow hooks are tweaked and rear one is missing

Im going to stop editing now
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