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Old 12-17-2013, 09:46 PM
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Not on a college students income :P but I wish! I still love that thing. Been my best friend since I was 16. Damn the memories this thing can bring back. It's been a great truck except for minor stupid shit that I get pissy about sometimes lol
I feel you. I debated rebuilding mine or buying a new one... couldn't part with it. I wanted to so many times but I just couldn't
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:21 PM
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Lol on Christmas it will be 1 year with my truck. First truck and certainly will not be my last ranger lol many memories made and many more to be made!
They're such great trucks. I love mine aside from the nit-picky shit lol just wait till ya take a gal to the drive in with it or when u start really modding it out. You'll know its really all starting to come together when you can't walk away from it without lookin back at it. Yeah the thing ain't no powerstroke, but they're still great little truck and I'll drive it over a ricer anyday.

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I feel you. I debated rebuilding mine or buying a new one... couldn't part with it. I wanted to so many times but I just couldn't
I've had ample opportunity to get rid of mine early on but I just couldn't either lol trust me, I'm right there with ya.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:45 AM
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They're torquey little guys for sure. That's why I want the 7.3 PST so bad. My truck will be about 1000 lbs lighter than an f350 but have the same drive train/engine
Nice build me one too!! Lol Put a dually rear end under her and you would be ably to tow a lot to
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:52 AM
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Nice build me one too!! Lol Put a dually rear end under her and you would be ably to tow a lot to
Lol my truck won't have a hitch on it when I'm done.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:00 AM
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Lol my truck won't have a hitch on it when I'm done.
Ship it to me!

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Old 12-18-2013, 08:14 AM
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That I had to spend 50-90 bucks to get decent light out of them
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:46 PM
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Well it's running good and all, so I can't complain there, but goddamn is it slow. The ol' 2.3l needs to be wide open throttle to have some fun, and with the mileage I have on mine it's probably not going to take a lot more abuse.

Also the open diff out back is annoying too. I don't want it fully locked but a LS would be nice.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:17 PM
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Well it's running good and all, so I can't complain there, but goddamn is it slow. The ol' 2.3l needs to be wide open throttle to have some fun, and with the mileage I have on mine it's probably not going to take a lot more abuse.

Also the open diff out back is annoying too. I don't want it fully locked but a LS would be nice.
Check out throttle cable mod and dual spark plug mod. Also any normal routine maintenance helps restore a little power in the old motors
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:00 PM
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Turning radius. Small parking lots around here make me feel like I'm driving a semi sometimes. It's not really the trucks fault though, I'm just use to the my miata's that's something like 3 turns lock to lock.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:05 PM
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Turning radius. Small parking lots around here make me feel like I'm driving a semi sometimes. It's not really the trucks fault though, I'm just use to the my miata's that's something like 3 turns lock to lock.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:28 PM
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I hate that it's Winter and next to impossible to keep Ol'Blackie clean!

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Old 12-18-2013, 07:21 PM
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That I have to tear it apart to fix a intake manifold coolant leak.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:39 PM
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The rust...... Is starting.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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The rust...... Is starting.
Worst nightmare possible.Where is it starting?
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:45 PM
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Bottoms of doors and tailgate seam on the inside. None is it is visible yet from the outside. I suppose its not bad for a 10 year old wisconsin truck. The po lived in texas until a few years ago and it looks like it wasnt driven in winter. No chassis rust at all. Not even surface rust. After this winter though, that will change.
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