IMO you have to look were I came from, I had a 20 year old truck, that had the sucky tranny, and the sucky rear end, plus it was open diff. The springs were wore out, the cab was rusted all over. It had never once been properly maintained. It had pretty much be to hell and back. And that was befor I got it. And after that, I took a lot better care of it but I still beat on it like a bass drum, so its no big surprise to me that it just died. It had a top speed of 55 mph. I never figured that one out. So cut me a little bit of slack if I get a lil excited. Compared to my ranger, the ZR2 is an upgrade in every way except in brand name. But my ranger felt tougher. And to me that makes all the difference in the world, so as soon as I get this thing paid off, im gonna try to get back into a ranger. In the mean time I have a nice 2.3 lima, and 2wd tranny to go into the body of my old ranger. I figure that, along with a exploder diff, will give me a nice little trail beater. So im still gonna be in the club, but until I get that done, ill just take my ZR2 and make the whole forum look a little bit better in comparison.
'03 S-10 ZR2 4.3 Vortec 5 speed (should be dead)
'99 Mazda B-2200 (gonna get Ford power...)
'89 Ranger XLT 2.9 5 speed. Choped, cut and parted out. (RIP buddy)