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Old 12-11-2010, 08:55 PM
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Default Driving your Ranger long distances

I'm thinking about a california trip, but I want to bring the ranger.

only things done to it is a 2" BL and some 31" tires..

`93 Ext Cab 5spd 3.0 Vulcan

other than remembering what my real speeds are, has anyone else drive their off road rig a long distance??

total miles for my trip will probably be 3800 miles..

suggestions?
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:09 PM
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:12 PM
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nothing I need to do?
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:57 PM
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just drive it, i drive my ranger everywhere. unless you think it will break down theres no reason to not take it on a long trip.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Driving your Ranger long distances

have at it...

if you keep it tuned up and well maintained you should have no problems
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Driving your Ranger long distances

ditto wont know till you try! me and my ex did it all the time with my stangs.... although we tended to have bad luck a time or two.....but i wont go there and jinx you lol
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:43 AM
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Hows it run normally? If you trust it and it hasn't given you any problems I don't see any reason why you shouldn't. If its getting close to time for a oil change, normal maintenance etc. I would go ahead and do that before just so you know your fresh and ready to rock n roll. Have a good time and take us some pictures!!!
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:23 AM
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i have driven my ranger to dc and back and texas and back did fine and i had the old bfg mud tires on 33 inch ones too
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:10 AM
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I drove my truck for 23 hours straight when i left from oklahoma to go back to pa. We left at 5:30am and we didnt stop driving till 3:45am the next morning. My girlfriend was following me in her ranger, and she said it was getting to the point that the back end of my truck was starting to look like a smiley face. The 2 taillights were the eyes, my 4' light bar was the mouth, and my white license plate was buck teeth
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:04 AM
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If I go on a long distance trip. I generally bring my toolbox with me. Make sure there is some zip ties. Duct Tape and electrical tape.

Plenty of fuses along with a little 2 gallon gas can.
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:21 AM
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dont forget a an old antifreeze bottle full of water.The mountain passes take a toll she might need a little sip of water on the back side.safely!
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:01 AM
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I'm hoping to take mine from PA up through the northern part of the country then down through Cali then back out through the middle of the country.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:59 PM
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Drove my Ranger from Illinois to California... No problems
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:18 PM
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I'm hoping to take mine from PA up through the northern part of the country then down through Cali then back out through the middle of the country.
ur stopping for a meet here bro lol;
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:29 PM
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ur stopping for a meet here bro lol;
Well I go to school down by toledo so I'd be up for a meet just aboat any time of the year
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