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Old 04-30-2013, 08:40 AM
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How come everyone hates on the 3.0 but no one ever mentions the 2.9? xD

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:41 AM
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How come everyone hates on the 3.0 but no one ever mentions the 2.9? xD

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hum, perhaps there are just less of them running around at this point?

I dont understand the HATE

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:44 AM
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I think the rangers should have come standard with the 5.0 but thats just my opinion.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:50 AM
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hum, perhaps there are just less of them running around at this point?

I dont understand the HATE
Apparently so lol but my 3.0 is still running. In fact I believe I have the first year there were 3.0s and I have no problem with it. It's reliable and has enough power for me right now. Never has given me any trouble at all doesn't burn oil, leak or anything. I thought the was a Ranger owners site for everyone. Not just Ranger owners with 4.0s. Every should just get along

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I think the rangers should have come standard with the 5.0 but thats just my opinion.
Or at least made it an option. Never understood why they never did offer a 5.0 in them. Especially the Ranger GT

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Old 04-30-2013, 09:08 AM
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lol exactly
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:09 AM
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I own a 4.0 and dont understand the 3.0 beat down that constantly goes on

dont get me wrong i love my 4.0 but damn ease off the 3.0

My older 4.0 was rated at what? " 160 hp (119 kW) and 225 lbft (305 Nm)"

and teh 3.0 is ... "power rating of 140 hp (100 kW) and a torque rating of 160 lbft (220 Nm)."

so my 4.0 is damn close to the 3.0 ....oh no does that mean i am part of the 3.0 crowd?

edit: i hate that my ranger should have the newer SOHC with a rating of "210 hp (157 kW) and 254 lbft "
My 99 3.0 FFV has 150 hp and 190 ft lb of torque

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:24 PM
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My rotten fuel door, and rotten quarter on same side makes my truck look like S%!T !
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:10 AM
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3.0 Facts.

The 3.0 is homosexual.
The 3.0 sucks.
The 3.0 is underpowered.
The 3.0 is a Taurus motor.
The 3.0 is junk.
The 3.0 is crap.
The 3.0 is a pile of scrap.
The 3.0 is a waste of cast iron.
The 3.0 lacks balls.
The 3.0 has no balls.
The 3.0 is slow.
The 3.0 is outdated.
The 3.0 is a paperweight.
Its not a sports car its a pickup. It gets the job done ,

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The same could be said about you. Well, everything but the part about being a Taurus motor.
Hahahaha. Like that

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Like. That.

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This is all true. Those 3.0 guys defend these things to the end... we all know the truth and so do they. Trying to defend that motor is like trying to defend a tiny pee pee, everyone knows its worthless... the owner just refuses to believe it.
It has more power then 2.5L. & better on gas then 4.0.

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It isn't worthless if it has only one big flaw to it, which is little compared to most other engines made, and that flaw being the cam synchronizer. Other than that the engine is a beast. And will last forever when maintained. Its certainly more reliable than the 4.0.

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:16 AM
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Its not a sports car its a pickup. It gets the job done ,

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Its a mustang gt in my mind , lol. I tell people all the time most trucks are not built for quick 0 to 60 and top notch acceleration.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:10 AM
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I hate the fact that I let my friend drive it for a min and now I have a fold in my hood from him crashing into a bush
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:16 AM
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I'm glad I twisted panties into a wad. My job here is done.

FYI ladies, I have a 3.0 in my truck too.

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My older 4.0 was rated at what? 225 lbft (305 Nm)"

and teh 3.0 is ... 160 lbft (220 Nm)."
Horsepower isn't what kills the 3.0. It's the limited amount of torque.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:16 AM
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I'm glad I twisted panties into a wad. My job here is done.

FYI ladies, I have a 3.0 in my truck too.
Well if you hate the 3.0 so much then stop crying about it and get a 4 cylinder or 4.0

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:25 AM
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Well if you hate the 3.0 so much then stop crying about it and get a 4 cylinder or 4.0
I'm pretty sure I didn't cry. I listed numerous points, and that was it. I had a 2.5 previously, and that motor was still better than the 3.0, even with 189,000 miles. I will eventually buy a 4.0 and swap it in my Ranger, and I'm 100% positive it too will be better than my 3.0.

Man, now I know what DJ feels like when he talks down the Ranger.

Trololololololololololololololololol.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure I didn't cry. I listed numerous points, and that was it. I had a 2.5 previously, and that motor was still better than the 3.0, even with 189,000 miles. I will eventually buy a 4.0 and swap it in my Ranger, and I'm 100% positive it too will be better than my 3.0.

Man, now I know what DJ feels like when he talks down the Ranger.

Trololololololololololololololololol.
You just listed a bunch of things to call the 3.0 bad but haven't really said one good reason why it is a bad engine.

And no the torque argument its not a good reason.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:43 AM
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You just listed a bunch of things to call the 3.0 bad but haven't really said one good reason why it is a bad engine.

And no the torque argument its not a good reason.

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I'm pretty sure I didn't cry. I listed numerous points, and that was it. I had a 2.5 previously, and that motor was still better than the 3.0, even with 189,000 miles. I will eventually buy a 4.0 and swap it in my Ranger, and I'm 100% positive it too will be better than my 3.0.

Man, now I know what DJ feels like when he talks down the Ranger.

Trololololololololololololololololol.
i lub mah 2.5!!!
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