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Old 06-23-2011, 10:32 AM
led rocker led rocker is offline
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Hey all, just thought I would say hey. I've got some free time for a few months and want to work on my truck here and there. Got a few questions, a few observations, and maybe a few jokes. I've owned my 97 2.3l Ranger since 2000, when I bought it from the first owner with 30,000 miles and some of the original factory warranty left. Imagine that. Fast forward 11 years, 345,000 miles, several coast to coast drives, hitting the highest spots East and West of the Mississippi in the continental US, 2 alternators and starters, a clutch, a fuel pump and a couple of batteries and my Ranger is still kicking. What's happening. Is that cred or not?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:34 AM
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welcome! i think you win the highest miles contest. lets see some pictures!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:35 AM
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welcome and yes pictures!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:39 AM
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Welcome to FRF!

Congratulations on the mileage! These Rangers are hard to kill!

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X3! on the pictures!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:43 AM
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Welcome!
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:45 AM
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3rd generation ftw!
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:31 AM
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In the epic battle of Ford vs Dodge, Ford wins again. (and we even have enough sympathy to stop and make sure our victims are still alive)
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:33 PM
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welcome to FRF!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:38 PM
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Welcome to FRF man!

Hopefully my 97 will hit as many miles as your has...engine wise i don't have any doubt..tranny..that's a different story...
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:48 PM
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Wow schultzkenneth, 87,400 on a 97? Dude, do you like walk everywhere? That's like 6200 miles a year to my 24,000 a year. Whoa.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:24 PM
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Saturday will be the two year anniversary of me owning it. It was in a wreck but not totaled. The guy i bought it from bought it and repaired it. It's in great shape, but starting to show that it's been through some Michigan winters. Found a few spots where the paint is bubbling up toward the back of the box. And being 17, unemployed and gas being as pricey as it is, i don't drive it to much. Had 85k or so miles on it when i bought it. Judging by the miles on yours, it's got plenty of life left in it!
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:55 PM
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welcome to FRF, Bobby!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:06 PM
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:08 PM
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welcome to frf
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:19 PM
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