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3.0l Lifted 8 17.02%
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:24 PM
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Which truck should I buy:

Getting a new truck this week, thought it would be fun to get some opinions and maybe some people have experience with a truck similar to these. Both have clean carfax reports. If anyone has a 4.0 regular cab can you please let me know how the power is compared to the 3.0, the 3.0 is what I currently have.

2005 with 66,xxx Miles
3.0l 4x4 Lifted
Manual Tranny
Black Tool box
Everything basic package
No trailer hitch
Dakota M/T tires
Clean Carfax 1 owner
$8,900

2005 with 111,xxx miles
4.0l 4x4 non lifted
Auto Tranny
XLT Package
Cruise and tilt wheel
Chrome rail bars
Sliding rear window
Trailer hitch
Dakota M/T tires
Clean Carfax 4 owners
$7,900

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Old 07-03-2011, 04:26 PM
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4.0l xlt Auto 111,xxx miles
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:27 PM
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3.0l lifted manual 66,xxx miles
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:13 PM
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deff the 4.0 non lifted. u can lift it urself and know its done right.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:35 PM
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tough decision!! i would honestly go for the 3.0 just take a good look at how it was lifted.

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and you can probably get the price down since its the base model. although the mileage is pretty low, i would try to see how low you can get that price and if no luck go for the next!
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:13 PM
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Personally, I'd go for the 4.0!
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:25 PM
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I picked the 4.0 just because it's a nicer truck(chrome bumper grill & fogs) but the 3.0 would be nice because of the mileage. You will probably want to put lower gears in the 3.0.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:33 PM
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no on the 3.0L

and look around more for a lower mileage 4.0L
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:37 PM
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no on the 3.0L

and look around more for a lower mileage 4.0L
I agree for the most part. The 3.0 in a regcab isn't bad, but try for a 4.0 with less miles.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:50 PM
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Price needs to be no more than 10 preferably 9, so I don't know if I could find a lower mileage 4.0 for that price.

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:53 PM
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i got my 4.0 fx4 level II for 12,000 bucks with 41,000 miles on it. deals are out there bro u just got to keep looking
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:55 PM
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better pics here:

4.0l

3.0

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i got my 4.0 fx4 level II for 12,000 bucks with 41,000 miles on it. deals are out there bro u just got to keep looking
Maybe i could broaden my search to places I might have to pick it up from?
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:58 PM
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better pics here:

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Maybe i could broaden my search to places I might have to pick it up from?
I didn't realize the 4.0 was a regcab. Use the miles as a negotiation tool. Its rare to find a regcab 4.0 4x4. So I would try and get that if the price is right.
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the XL with the 3.0 is NOT an EDGE!
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:32 PM
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better pics here:

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Maybe i could broaden my search to places I might have to pick it up from?
i as well didnt see the reg cab 4.0 omg buy it lol and yes try to see if they can drop the price abit. u have to remember that ranger is going to last for a long long time. those miles will reach well over 200,000 if u take good care of it.

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the XL with the 3.0 is NOT an EDGE!
x2 i saw that sticker and was like wtf are u kidding me. it makes u wonder what else the dealership or owner before messed with which is y i dont like and will never buy a already lifted truck. u never know if they did it quick to just sell it or if bolts are lose. its a danger really.
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