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Old 07-20-2010, 07:53 AM
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South Florida that is. Just bought a Ranger as my first car. It's a 1990 single cab with the 2.3 4 cylender and 5 speed manual. Previous owner had added a lift kit and offroad tires and rims, as well as got a new, stiffer, clutch. Also dubbed it "Mini Mudders". He did mud it quite a bit, but he took good care of it. Interior was clean, barely any rust on the body (none at all under the truck), and it only has 59,000 miles.

I plan to take this to college with me, but I'm also going to be mudding it as well. Already did a few times, and it hadles pretty well. Probably going to change out the shocks for something a little better as it rides pretty rough, but besides that, everything is good. It may be a tad underpowered, but its pretty decent on gas for being a truck and insurance is cheap. I would say it's a great first car.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:25 AM
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What the hell is up with these gay ass names... Welcome to the forums Fat ass.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:36 AM
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nice second gen welcome to frf
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:56 AM
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What the hell is up with these gay ass names... Welcome to the forums Fat ass.
On the truck or my screenname?
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:05 AM
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hes probably talking about the screen name i must admit its kinda random but random is always better then predictable in my opinion

you got any plans for what you are going to do to the truck?
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:46 AM
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hes probably talking about the screen name i must admit its kinda random but random is always better then predictable in my opinion

you got any plans for what you are going to do to the truck?
It's just a nickname i used to have from a while back.

As for the truck, I'm going to college soon so right now money is kinda tight, but if I were to do anything, it would to maybe put some new shocks on (maybe rancho's since their cheap), and maybe longer springs up front so i get a bit more of a lift. I was also thinking of switching to 4.10's as the larger tires makes me have to run the gears out more before shifting if i want any kind of acceleration. Would also help having a little more power in 1st when offroading. I really have to ride the clutch to get it going.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:50 AM
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yeah first gears a bitch for power on mine too i dont do any offroading tho for the most part because i live in deep mud country when it comes to offroading we even have Grave diggers main hq in our county and he has a massive mud pit there
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:58 AM
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Nice, and yeah i've seem some vids of his compound. They have some huge trucks there, and even bigger mud holes.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:07 AM
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its crazy in person hes got this big ol 70's f-100 with a 460 in it running on tractor tires and ive never seen it get stuck
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:08 AM
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welcome to FRF, Alex!
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:14 AM
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welcome to FRF
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:20 AM
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Welcome to FRF! I loved my '90!
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:06 PM
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its crazy in person hes got this big ol 70's f-100 with a 460 in it running on tractor tires and ive never seen it get stuck
Jeez, 70's? crazy. I've seen an old jeep on what looked like 50-60inch tires mudding up in Corbett, FL. Thing was so light he just floated through the deep mud-holes. The axles were stock though. Looked like the equivalent of someone mounting a doughnut on some toothpicks.



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Old 07-20-2010, 12:12 PM
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i meant like a 1970's f-100 and hes got the big oll combine tractor tires on it i dont know the size tho
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:23 PM
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oh, thought you mean that he ran 70's....haha....yeah agricultural tires are the best for mudding...I know my friend has an old COOT 2 with some 20somthing agriculturals on em.....and the rims are 5 bolt pattern....hmmmmmm
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