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Old 08-19-2013, 06:09 PM
nelson22 nelson22 is offline
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Hey guys, long time no see! Ive been busy with work all summer but now I am off for a week before I go back to Mankato for school. I plan on spending the week cleaning up the ranger, and I have to change the oil and repaint the bumpers, theyre peeling bad. But then I might return it to stock because I want to sell it before winter. 2wd didnt cut it for me last winter especially in mankato with those big hills. I would like to get a 4wd ranger but ranger prices seem to be sky high right now. Ive been looking more at a full size truck or maybe a small suv like a blazer, ive heard good things about those 4.3 vortecs. Not a fan of the older explorers and dont want to spend that much on a newer one(2002+). Im not sure what I want Ive been looking at everything like impalas, accords, taurus, f150s, lancers, jeeps. Anyway I'd be up for a meet if I still have my ranger!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:15 PM
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Hey guys, long time no see! Ive been busy with work all summer but now I am off for a week before I go back to Mankato for school. I plan on spending the week cleaning up the ranger, and I have to change the oil and repaint the bumpers, theyre peeling bad. But then I might return it to stock because I want to sell it before winter. 2wd didnt cut it for me last winter especially in mankato with those big hills. I would like to get a 4wd ranger but ranger prices seem to be sky high right now. Ive been looking more at a full size truck or maybe a small suv like a blazer, ive heard good things about those 4.3 vortecs. Not a fan of the older explorers and dont want to spend that much on a newer one(2002+). Im not sure what I want Ive been looking at everything like impalas, accords, taurus, f150s, lancers, jeeps. Anyway I'd be up for a meet if I still have my ranger!
My cousins 97 blazer motor blew up last week. 130k and it was while somebody was test driving it.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:20 PM
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:44 PM
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I think I'm bringing my girl to spider lake this weekend if anyone wants to come for a small meet and greet maybe an off road buddy. I don't have a which so I'm Sol if I get stuck.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:23 PM
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I think I'm bringing my girl to spider lake this weekend if anyone wants to come for a small meet and greet maybe an off road buddy. I don't have a which so I'm Sol if I get stuck.
Saturday or Sunday?
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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Saturday or Sunday?
I was going to look at a Geo Prizm for her on Friday then heading up there that night. Be there until Sunday if we go.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:52 AM
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I am STOKED for the October 12th Spider Lake Meet!
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:34 PM
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Everyone...machine has been nominated forTOTM..
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:40 PM
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Yay!
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:11 PM
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Well the Ranger was down, but not out.

The problem did turn out to be the TFI module. Pulled a trailer that was too heavy, and the engine overheated and that was the straw that broke the back of the TFI. I put a new TFI, distributor cap and rotor in and she's good as new. Thankfully that's all it was.

It made me realize that, as sad as it is, the time for the Ranger may be limited. I love that truck so much that I literally can't fathom parting with it, but I'm finding more and more that I'm hauling loads that I need a full size truck for. Plus the Ranger has been put in service at my workplace too on several occasions and has had to work pretty hard.

But I can't even bear the thought of someone else driving the Ranger. I just cannot bring myself to think about selling it. It's like someone else taking your girlfriend.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:09 PM
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Well the Ranger was down, but not out.

The problem did turn out to be the TFI module. Pulled a trailer that was too heavy, and the engine overheated and that was the straw that broke the back of the TFI. I put a new TFI, distributor cap and rotor in and she's good as new. Thankfully that's all it was.

It made me realize that, as sad as it is, the time for the Ranger may be limited. I love that truck so much that I literally can't fathom parting with it, but I'm finding more and more that I'm hauling loads that I need a full size truck for. Plus the Ranger has been put in service at my workplace too on several occasions and has had to work pretty hard.

But I can't even bear the thought of someone else driving the Ranger. I just cannot bring myself to think about selling it. It's like someone else taking your girlfriend.
I feel you brother. Maybe its time to just lay it to rest as a work truck. I'm sure she won't mind a nice f250 power stroke as a new buddy. Its like its your grandma shes just getting to old to work but wouldn't mind a new grand kid in the family. Doesn't mean you have to blow her cylinders just let her go out without much pain. Besides who says you can't sneak her out mudding now and then?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:45 PM
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Anyone else think it'd be bad ass or possible to throw a 3.2 power stroke into a ranger???
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:34 AM
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Hello MN thread.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:38 AM
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Anyone else think it'd be bad ass or possible to throw a 3.2 power stroke into a ranger???
Badass yeah...possible..maybe with alot of work and $$$


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Old 08-23-2013, 07:46 AM
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Hi Michael
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