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Old 03-30-2011, 12:24 PM
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hey everyone,
My names nate, im new to this forum and also to rangers.
i just bought a 1998 ford ranger 3.0L v6, ext. cab. 5 speed.
it was a work truck before i got it. its got 197,000 miles on it but had the tranny rebuilt at 80,000. overall it still runs great.

So, besides some cosmetic work, i am looking to soup it up a bit. upgrade the performance of it and what not. so any ideas where to start would be much appreciated
thanks to all,
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:25 PM
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:13 PM
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Welcome, I'm a graduate of MSU-Northern in Havre. I miss Montana
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:14 PM
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:15 PM
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Welcome, lets see some pics!
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:23 PM
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I am new and hoping to find info about my lame Ranger. I have had it since new with no problems until February. I will post that info in the proper areas.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:45 PM
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thanks for the warm welcome guys.
i will post some pics when i get the chance probably in the next day or two.

richard you should def come back to montana. i think its a great place!

so anyways does anyone have any good ideas on where a good place to start with some upgrades for my ranger.... like some good performance parts for it, or good aggresive tires, or anything like that?
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:47 PM
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:48 PM
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:49 PM
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thanks for the warm welcome guys.
i will post some pics when i get the chance probably in the next day or two.

richard you should def come back to montana. i think its a great place!

so anyways does anyone have any good ideas on where a good place to start with some upgrades for my ranger.... like some good performance parts for it, or good aggresive tires, or anything like that?
I used to come down to Billings to party at the Wild West, it was a lot of fun. I miss having a real winter, as much as I HATED 40 below zero in Havre.

What are you wanting to do to the truck? DD it? Lift it? That would give us a better idea to suggest things.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:56 PM
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yea the winters here are harsh. but im a snowboarder so i like 'em cold and snowy.

but im looking top make it more off road able. ya know like maybe put a 3 or 4 in. lift on it some aggresive tires, and better suspension
as well as getting the max horsepower out of it as possible, by adding whatever performance parts are necessary.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:58 PM
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yea the winters here are harsh. but im a snowboarder so i like 'em cold and snowy.

but im looking top make it more off road able. ya know like maybe put a 3 or 4 in. lift on it some aggresive tires, and better suspension
as well as getting the max horsepower out of it as possible, by adding whatever performance parts are necessary.
You have a 3.slow, make sure you can afford gears before you talk about lifting and bigger wheels. My truck is stock with 31x10.50s and she did awesome through most snow fields lol I miss blasting through the snow, keep a little whiskey with you too keep the edge off lol
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:03 PM
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hahah yea whiskey good to have, but i just recently got dui so i cant drive it for 6 months, which is pretty shitty, but its leaving me with plenty of funds to put towards upgrades. what kinda gears would i be looking at for it?
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:05 PM
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hahah yea whiskey good to have, but i just recently got dui so i cant drive it for 6 months, which is pretty shitty, but its leaving me with plenty of funds to put towards upgrades. what kinda gears would i be looking at for it?
Use the search feature and look for the gearing guide so you can check. It will depend on the tire.

Sucks on the DUI, I just got in some trouble and I'm not allowed to drink, but I can still drive lol
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:52 AM
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