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Old 01-22-2010, 12:04 AM
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Hey guys,
My name's Billy, and I am from Hawaii, but go to school in up state New York. I am not a ranger owner yet, but I joined this forum to figure out if I really wanted to get a Ranger or not, and if I did to see how easy it would be to modify. I am looking for some advice as far as what's a good year to get and what I am gonna be looking at problem areas wise. I'm lookin to spend around 5-10 grand, want lower mileage and 4 wheel drive, and want it to end up being lifted or at least on bigger tires.

So...yeah! Any advice would be great, and I look forward to maybe joining your ranks! Oh, and btw, I'm a motorcycle guy too and I have a 05 GSX-R 600 with a few mods, so thats what this truck will be used for other than as a grocery truck.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:05 AM
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Welcome to FRF! Get a ranger, it'll be the last truck you'll ever want.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:13 AM
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welcome from pa.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:58 AM
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Welcome

I would look for a FX4 Level II in the 2003-2005 range

If your looking for one in the NY are defiantly check the frame out for rust
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:26 AM
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Welcome to FRF! As Myk said, if you can find a Level II, that is the top of the line. In 2002 they had the FX4 Off Road which was the same as the Level II, just made in 02.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:44 AM
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welcome to FRF, Billy!
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:46 AM
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:08 PM
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hiya, where in upstate ny are ya? there are a few of us between rochester and buffalo
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:59 PM
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I'm in Syracuse, goin to Syracuse University...after scouring the web, I've really only found 2 Rangers I like, and it seems like the Dakota might be a better option for me (although I'm a die-hard Ford fan). Most Rangers up here seem to come with the 3.0 V6, which just doesn't sound like it has the get up and go that I want.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:17 PM
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welcome from pa (2)
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:17 PM
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Check out the pics around here, I think for under 10K you can do whatever you want!

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Old 01-22-2010, 10:44 PM
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welcome from a fellow new yorker! but yeah i agree that buying a truck in upstate new york/NYC you def gotta check for rust damage due to all the salt we use here for snow removal.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:59 PM
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I'm in Syracuse, goin to Syracuse University...after scouring the web, I've really only found 2 Rangers I like, and it seems like the Dakota might be a better option for me (although I'm a die-hard Ford fan). Most Rangers up here seem to come with the 3.0 V6, which just doesn't sound like it has the get up and go that I want.
mine is a 4.0, check out simmons rockwell in the southern tier area. that is where i got mine. pretty good deal and they have a couple of dealerships. my truck was actually from west VA.
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