My truck hasn't let me down engine wise. 129K and still running strong. It doesn't burn oil but it sure leaks it from the front crank seal. The slave cylinder has gone out 3 times in the 4 years I have owned it. Its all this nickel and dime crap that it needs all the time that really bugs me.
Well I'm looking at new ranger, and I'm looking at 05ish rangers. They will have the 4.0L SOHC engine and be 4x4. My only concern is weather or not its automatic or manual. I have one lined up that's manual but after looking it doesn't have any of the creature comforts. I WANT these, but not at the cost of a good reliable truck. I have a 96 ranger that's 5 speed and I love it, its nice and strong and even runs for a few days without fluid . I planned to pretty much do a shift kit as my first mod if I get an automatic. I don't like them but if they are strong and won't screw up on me I'll consider it. (My fear is that I'll have to deal with this just like I am with my GTP now, trading it in to get rid of it lol). I will be using it, I will be having fun with it and won't always be grandpaing it. Any concerns and things I should look for in these trucks?
poor gtp lol
i beat the **** outta mine and the tranny is still like new. has 106k miles too
but i have no problems with the auto in my 07. with a tune, it shifts nice and firm too.
Well I hate to end this tread but its done, they want $500/month for 5 years. I'm sorry but thats way to rich for me considering its not new and for that money I can build both my GTP and Ranger to what I want in less than a year for that. So I'll be sticking with the GTP and just bringing it to the shop and see what we can do there. Then I'll be working on the rangers front end and the GTP's modifications will be put on hold until I get that thin up to snuff. I've neglected it for far to long, including this forum.
mines an 01 and its had the rattle since i got it with 10,000 miles on it. ive since changed oil types and its almost completely gone away. it only did it between a certain RPM range. i love my SOHC though, i would take it any day over the OHV 4.0.