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Old 07-28-2011, 08:46 AM
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4L SOHC or the 2.3l DOHC' I wouldnt take the 3L any day of the week (IMO)
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:14 AM
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Just found another ranger this morning... 2005 ford ranger, reg cab (i can deal with it, wanted extended for more room but this deal is too good) 4.0 auto with 122k on it, was used as a fleet truck for at&t, 6800 right now. It still has to go through inspection and problay get fixed up a little. CarFax will be ready soon

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only problem with it is its White... not sure if i like that color or not
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:18 AM
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WHITE! You'll love it!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:32 AM
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haha it will probaly grow on me, i hated the gold at first but its kinda grown on me, any trouble spots in this year that i should be aware of, ive heard of 4.0s with the auto tranny failing quite often

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another question is what trim is it? 4.0 liter v6, ac, no power windows, mirriors, locks, am/fm stero, 4x4, bascily as plane jane as you can get with a 4x4
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:23 AM
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haha it will probaly grow on me, i hated the gold at first but its kinda grown on me, any trouble spots in this year that i should be aware of, ive heard of 4.0s with the auto tranny failing quite often

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another question is what trim is it? 4.0 liter v6, ac, no power windows, mirriors, locks, am/fm stero, 4x4, bascily as plane jane as you can get with a 4x4
yep its just a stripped XLT
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:42 AM
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Hmm seems like a nice truck, ill have to see what they say after the dealer inspects it. Not sure about the white (visability in the winter) and I really want an exted cab
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:54 AM
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i gave up my ext. cab when i got my 94 with the 4.0l best damn trade i ever made. Just get a bed cover or a tool box and storage problem solved
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:59 AM
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Yea I have a reg cab now, its the step side and impossible to find a toolbox,ripper, tunnel cover for under 250 bucks, this white one has normal sides. But regular cab so finding used toolboxes shouldn't be hard
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:04 PM
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lund makes a good bedcover for $199 u have it for my old ranger in the winter it worked great
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:25 PM
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Good points, I think ill have another look at it once the inspection is done. See how much they have to fix and stuff but right now an 05 with 122k 4liter for 6800 isn't a bad deal

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lund makes a good bedcover for $199 u have it for my old ranger in the winter it worked great
Thanks alot, there are 2 places that sell them with in 5 miles if my house
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 vs 4.0 for comuting

Fleet truck, 4.0, reg cab, 4x4... sounds like it might be a long bed, is it? BTW the plain Jane ones are called XL.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:39 PM
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I figured it was just an xl, i think it had (well looked) like a 6 foot bed, about the same as my current ranger, does it make a difference?
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:35 PM
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I figured it was just an xl, i think it had (well looked) like a 6 foot bed, about the same as my current ranger, does it make a difference?
long bed is 1 foot longer and comes with the 20 gallon gas tank, short beds have a 16.5 gallon tank.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:36 PM
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long bed is 1 foot longer and comes with the 20 gallon gas tank, short beds have a 16.5 gallon tank.
mine has a short bed and i have the 20 gal tank
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:52 PM
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yes, because you have an Ext. cab, reg cab short bed had 16.5.
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