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Old 05-27-2010, 09:49 PM
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Owned a 1992 Ford Ranger XLT back in 2000. Hot some black ice on a bridge and rolled it down a small hill at the end of the bridge. I can tell you Rangers really do hold up. Called a tow truck we winched it up back onto the road, literally pushed it over back on it's wheels. I checked the fluids and drove it the rest of the way home that night. Ended up driving it for a couple of more years before selling it to a guy to haul scrap metal with it, only the front-right quarter panel wasn't dented all to hell.

Now I just got a 1997 Ranger XLT, regular cab, short bed with only 75K on it. Only things that I have noticed wrong with is that rear tires are bald, center armrest is missing, and it could use a tune up.

Currently the truck it pretty much stock. I installed a Clarion CD player in it the day I bought it. Going to lift the front end, replace the spark plugs and wires and get all new tires. After that, we will see.

I'm living in West Kentucky right now. Own a small electrical contracting company and working as a maintenance supervisor for a national production plant.

I'll post some pics when I get them uploaded.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:53 PM
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Forgot I had them on Facebook.

Got the kids in the back of the truck. They'll be farm boys when we move out to the country later on in the year.



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Old 05-27-2010, 09:56 PM
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Nice truck! really good condition

I actually rolled mine in the middle of an intersection lol, and yes they do hold up!

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Old 05-27-2010, 10:57 PM
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:11 AM
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:09 AM
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:12 AM
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Owned a 1992 Ford Ranger XLT back in 2000. Hot some black ice on a bridge and rolled it down a small hill at the end of the bridge. I can tell you Rangers really do hold up. Called a tow truck we winched it up back onto the road, literally pushed it over back on it's wheels. I checked the fluids and drove it the rest of the way home that night. Ended up driving it for a couple of more years before selling it to a guy to haul scrap metal with it, only the front-right quarter panel wasn't dented all to hell.

Now I just got a 1997 Ranger XLT, regular cab, short bed with only 75K on it. Only things that I have noticed wrong with is that rear tires are bald, center armrest is missing, and it could use a tune up.

Currently the truck it pretty much stock. I installed a Clarion CD player in it the day I bought it. Going to lift the front end, replace the spark plugs and wires and get all new tires. After that, we will see.

I'm living in West Kentucky right now. Own a small electrical contracting company and working as a maintenance supervisor for a national production plant.

I'll post some pics when I get them uploaded.
My 1992 Ford Rand STX is still running strong. It looks terrible (I call it mature). Front left corner dented in from sliding into a guard rail. But despite my friend's mockery it could pound their little Versas, Civics and Escapes to the ground.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:00 PM
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Thanks for all the welcomes.

Checked out the transmission today. That was about the only thing I did look at before buying it, drove and shifted well on the test drive so I figured it was good.

Did notice checking it today that it would shift hard going from drive to reverse. Checked fluid and it was a little low on the dipstick. Added a little bit of tranny fluid and it's shifting smooth now. Hopefully no damage was done driving it low.

I had an 93 Nissan Altima (tuner car) that had some minor transmission slipping problems and the occasional clank. Added took out some fluid from the transmission and replaced it with "Trick Shift" and it seemed to have fixed it.

Has anyone used "Trick Shift" and now if it does actually "band-aid" an automatic transmission?
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:01 AM
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:59 AM
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