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Old 03-15-2010, 05:16 PM
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Default What brought you to Rangers?

Hey guys,

Thought I would get a little conversation going about what led you to buying your first ranger, also, what you done to it.

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Old 03-15-2010, 05:19 PM
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first car (truck), my grandpa previously owned my truck and in his old age he was not enjoying having to clutch and shift constantly, so i bought my truck off him and he bought a 98 4.0 auto on 31's with a 3 inch spindle lift haha
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:27 PM
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The day I bought my 1st ranger I was actually going there to buy a dodge dakota with the v8, they only had 2 and I didnt care for the color on one and the other was used and we couldnt come to terms on a price, so I went across the street and bought a 97 ranger, one day I decided I wanted something different and traded it and hated doin that ever since, so then I bought my current ranger, a 94 same style truck I just dont like the dash in the 94 tho.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:29 PM
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my father had one and i fell in love with it so i bought my own
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:30 PM
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I inherited it from my Grandfather when he passed on. He's the Norm in my Sig. I still paid fair market value for it to Grandma. Also needed the four wheel drive for Montana. I love my Ranger. Couldn't ask for a better truck.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:32 PM
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Got tired of driving around my huge F-250 Diesel. I needed to downsize, the F-150 wasnt much better, so i went way smaller with the ranger. My parents always owned fords so naturally i became a ford guy.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:35 PM
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I traded some of my ex-wife's belongings. And then used the truck to haul the rest of it to the dump. And now that i think about it...the truck is a lot better ride.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:37 PM
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i traded some of my ex-wife's belongings. And then used the truck to haul the rest of it to the dump. And now that i think about it...the truck is a lot better ride.
rofl!!!!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:41 PM
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I traded some of my ex-wife's belongings. And then used the truck to haul the rest of it to the dump. And now that i think about it...the truck is a lot better ride.
this thread is over, thats the best story ever hahaha
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:15 PM
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Wife's grandfather died leaving her an 86 v-6 reg cab, way back when we were still datng. We loved that truck, from there it's all history.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:25 PM
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Come on guys lets see some pics
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:25 PM
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It was just too good of a deal to pass up, and I feel in love on the test-drive.


What I've done is in my sig.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:29 PM
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I think what led me to my first ranger is the fact it was reliable. My bro used to have a 1995 ranger and he never gave it maintanence and kept running! When it came time to buy my first car I looked to buy something inexpensive and bought my first ranger in 2005. It was an 1999 XL regular cab, white in color only about 6,000 dollars with 75,000 miles when I got it. I gave that one to my little bro when I paid it off and upgraded to a more recent version. Here's a pic of it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:13 PM
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My grandpa had 3 Rangers before me and we had lots of memories of 4 wheelin in the mountains with em. I also love the way they look. One day I got pissed at my old first car and drove by a lot that had a 94' Ranger reg cab 2.3 2WD w/ 120k on the clock. I was a college student at the time so I needed the gas mileage AND a truck so this fit me fine. It was also a 5-speed which is the truck I learned on...lol. I had the truck the next day! I started by cleaning it real good and went to JY to get little odds and ennd it needed like factory cupholders, back window latch, all matching centercaps, etc... I the bargained for a aluminum toolbox and put that on it. Then I bough clear headlights and corners for it. I added High Volume Magnaflow catilytic converter to free up the engine. I then bought a set of new 15X7 Chrome Pacer Soft 8s and some new 265/75R16 A/Ts (no rubbing). These really set off the Mocha Frost Gold paint and chrome bumpers. I also added a whole new sound system complete with new 6X8 Pioneers and a NICE sony xplod (truck was broke into with current owner and HU was stolen). I sold my two Kicker C12s and amp to buy this system. It sounded great in reg cab. I then bought a low-profile toolbox (one on current ranger). The only things I replaced on the truck was water pump, fuel pump, and timing belt! Not bad. When I sold her, she had 183k on her (that was numerous beach trips and lots of driving! I miss her and can still see her, but she just didn't meet my needs anymore. I needed 4X4, supercab, and more towing power.

The day I bought her:



After front end refresh



After new wheels:



new tires



right before I sold her w/ more new tires



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Old 03-15-2010, 07:16 PM
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I first wanted a ranger when I was like 15 just 'cause I'm a Ford Truck fan but don't have a real reason to get a bigger truck... so I bought my first one when I was 18 and I liked it but didn't want a used car so I bought a new one when I was 21.
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