i am new here . i recently traded for a friends 2000 ford ranger 4.0 5 speed after the first month my coclusion is its a gutless gas hog so here i am lookin for help it does have 170,000 miles on it . wondering about exhaust and intakes maybe a chip in time if i get rich or win the lottery lol any ideas anyone . i keep a gas vehicle around cause i hate to start my diesel for short trips . i love my 97 powerstroke crew cab
it gets 18 mpg !!! the best my ranger has done is 15.2 on a 100 mile trip at 65mph and i had to shift down on the hills to keep it at 60 or above is this normal or even close seems a 4.0 in a lil truck would do so much better than that ...
i live in wyoming and do dirt work for a living (dozers,scrapers, etc)i love to hunt and fish the mountains and plains