Originally Posted by BDod
Just be prepared to go on a wild goose chase or pony up some cash if you ever need a rear axle replacement! Lol...I have a FX4 LVII rear end in my 2.5L Ranger and finding axles for this thing have been a b***h.
Well the good thing is I'm planning to keep this truck for a good long while. Rangers are the perfect size for a second truck for my business, and no one makes a truck this size any longer. I purchased this one because the body, interior, and frame look to be in great shape. I'm prepared to replace the engine, transmission, etc as it becomes needed. This truck will also probably only see 5000 to 7000 miles a year from now on.
My other work truck is an F150, currently a 2012, with a 2015 Lariat on order that will hopefully be here in around 8 weeks. That's the one that does the heavy duty work.