Another East TN, Ranger Fan
Hello, Everyone, I recently purchased my second Ranger, a 2000 model 3.0 4x4 with 129,000 miles on it. The truck runs and drives like a vehicle with 50,000 miles on it. It has been maintained well. The biggest problem with this truck is that it was from upstate NY where there is lots of road salt use and it suffers from some serious rust. I did get a really good deal on it though. Everything else that I found in the same price range had 275,000 miles on it plus other problems mechanically and/or structurally.
My first Ranger was an 84' 4x4 2.3 that threw the timing belt at 69,000 miles. Since it was paid for the only option was to go big with a 5.0 C6 combo. I had the motor built and I installed and tuned a Holly Projection system. I also installed a 3" body lift and an aluminum 3 core rad. This truck had the flaky gray paint job from the factory, so I had I painted Bimini Blue and used cast aluminum 10 hole Craiger wheels with 32x11.50 Remington MT's. I will dig up some pics if anyone is interested.
I see that there are many members here from MI. I am originally from MI. in the Ludington area and my sister lives in Westland. I love the state, hate the winters.
Correction: I feel like an idiot, the 2k is my third Ranger. My second Ranger was a 91' 2.3 5 speed short box 2x XLT reg cab that I purchased new and ended up giving to my first wife when we divorced. I guess that I had blocked it from my mind. She still has it and I think it has around 130,000 miles on it. It still seems kind of un-natural to see her husband driving my truck around. Life goes on.
Last edited by Knight Ranger; 04-30-2010 at 06:43 AM.