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How Much Mile's is too much?

I just got my little black ranger today But it has 255 000 miles (410 000kms) on it!!! Dont worry I got it for free from my grandparents I didnt spend a dime.
How much miles have you seen this little 3.0L motor get to?
When do most of the problems happen?

And yes this is my first vehicle!

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my buddies 98 has 220,000 and runs perfect.
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perosnally i wouldnt buy it unless it had a new motor, trans, and rear end on it...
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he got it for free
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well it was free.
drive it till it dies.. then put a new motor in it or w/e dies first.
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he got it for free
HMM oh i read the thread wrong oppsy in that cause run that ***** into the ground
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Dude all you have to do it read man!!

But, She runs strong! But I dont know for how much longer?
If i where to put a new motor in what one would be perfered?
I would like something more inexpensive and easy to install. Also so more power. I was thinking drivetrain and motor out of and older 5.0L stang becuase at 255k the whole drivetrain would most likly to be shot too! How about 4.0L ? and possible supercharger?

I also didnt add that the body is mint no rust anywhere!
The truck was babied from day one 1. I bet it hasnt been over 4k!
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I read..i read wrong just admited that...did you read? ^ lol....
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i would just keep driving it and fix parts as they go bad.
IE throw a used 3.0 in if it dies.
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I know but I am looking for some advice to.
I also appreciate everyone’s opinion and help.

The 3.0L is slower and I do realize its a truck but its my first vehicle and I would love to do some mods.
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first mod should be to make sure everything is in good running order. fluids, belts, rust, etc.
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Just passed emissions new rear tires, windshield, plugs and wires, filter and rear brakes (drums and pads).No rust at all it was babied like a said earlier^^

I know this probably not the right forum but is lowering the rear end 2" difficult also inexpensive?
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you either need an explorer rearend or a flip kit.
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Thank you, you have been very helpful and I appreciate it!

As for cost on those would you have a rough idea at all?
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an explorer axle would run you anywhere from $150-400 US. i think the flip kit is around $100 or so. either would lower you about 2 1/2 inches automatically and if you want lower you can add blocks
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Thanks, I’ll stop wasting you time and look in the suspension forum.
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