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Old 01-03-2010, 12:36 AM
Twan013 Twan013 is offline
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Default Hey guys, a Bama boy here

Hey fellas. I'm considering buying a Ranger, and I have a few questions. First of all, how roomy are the 2 door supercabs? the one I'm looking at is a 99 model, with the jump seats (turned sideways). I know my best bet is to just go and sit in it to see if its comfortable, but I'm lazy. I'm 6'4 with a hefty build, so I'm worried that it will be too cramped for me. However, I used to have a geo tracker that I could fit very comfortably in. I think in my case, its a matter of how "tall" the seats are from the floorboards. I know I can't drive a toyota for the life of me, because the seats are so low.

My next question is regarding general maintenence. I read that the 95-99 rangers are good because parts are cheap and easily replaced, which means to me that I can work on this truck in my driveway with my basic toolset and a couple of ramps. Is this true, or was the review I read wrong? I have basic engine knowledge, I've replaced a muffler bearing and blinker fluid in a few cars.... I can obviously do stuff like change plugs, oil, and filters, and I've replaced a starter (I believe it was on a ranger, if i remember correctly), and an alternator. The reason I ask about this, is because in my old honda, just to get to the alternator (which went out about twice a year), you had to put it on a hydraulic lift, remove the tire, take off the CV something-or-other, and then finally loosen up the alternator. that's too much work for me.

My final question is about audio. Most likely I will want to install an Infinity Bassink. I know that I can have one with either the factory system or aftermarket, but I don't know which one I want. If I keep the stock radio, I'll disable the use of one of my back speakers, so I can run that pair of wires to the sub. From what I've read, the sound quality isn't that great, and since I lose a speaker, I'm afraid it might sound uneven in the cab. I'm not very fond of aftermarket headunits eiher though. They all seem too flashy for my tastes.. When I look at my radio, I'm looking for 1 of 3 things.. the time, the radio station, or the CD track number. I don't care to see a tach revving up to 10k rpm's, or dancing pixellated strippers...
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:29 AM
blueovelboy blueovelboy is offline
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lets start off with welcome from nor-cal.
#1 i am 6'2" 330 to 340 lbs and my reg cab is good for me and as for that thing ford called a jump seat well i have found tanks have more room in side and are more comfier lol. cant speak about the other ? you asked as my 09 is a dream sure it wont get out of it own way but it gets great millage. $40 and tank is full and i have 590 miles till i need to look for a gas station!! as for the trucks ability to work on dont know , but have seen lots with 300 thousand and still going strong. so hope that helps you and good luck with your shopping for a ranger
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:24 AM
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:24 AM
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:12 AM
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welcome to FRF, Anthony!
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:52 AM
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welcome im also a bama boy
2001 4.0l SOHC Ranger EDGE 2wd,Kenwood head unit,.Towing package, Cobra radar dector,Straight pipes, Black UWS Low Profile Tool Box,Air box mod,Throttle cable mod,Maxed T-Bars, Light Bar,

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:51 AM
mcpink mcpink is offline
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Welcome to FRF!

I'm 6'7" and fit pretty good in my '02 extended cab.
02 Ranger XLT 4x4 Off Road, 4.0L SOHC, Automatic, 8.8 4.10 LS, Super-Cab, 3" Body Lift, 33x12.5x15 BFG All Terrains on 15x8 M/T Classic IIs, 5K 55w Heads, 5K 35w fogs, custom front skid plate, various other goodies.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:57 PM
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Welcome to FRF! I know Clarion (and probably others) sell aftermarket headunits that aren't flashy and look like they could be OEM.

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