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A new V-6? Will they finally kill the vulcan?

Click this link. It talks about a new 3.5 litre V-6 that boasts 250horses. And it mentions it will be in the EDGE. So id thought id share


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i think the edge they are referring to is a new SUV...i dont think the vulcan has seen its end quite yet...
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oh, i didnt know there was a new SUV out called the edge. Thats a pretty crappy thing to do to the ranger edge.
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yea its called the Ranger Sport now
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Yep, the Edge is gone, its now the Sport. I think there is a car or some weird vehicle that is going to wear the Edge badging now.
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Yep, the Edge is gone, its now the Sport. I think there is a car or some weird vehicle that is going to wear the Edge badging now.
yea thats what i recall reading or hearing somewheres......lame...
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You can't even make an '06 Ranger Edge on the website now...it has gone bye-bye
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i guess the "edge" name is cool and all but i took my edge stickers off...not really into stickers on the side of my truck. people dont know what im talking about when i say i have an edge so i stick to having a ranger. but ya the new v6 will be in that suv...ya kidding they wouldnt treat the ranger that good.
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My Edge stickers didnt make it off the dealer lot

I hate stickers
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^^ same here.. i took my 4x4 decals off, i like the clean look.
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I know this engine is going into the Ford 500 as well as the Freestyle which was being said since their introduction. This engine is to replace the 3.0L DOHC engine all together and probably will see its way into the next gen. Ranger to replace the 4.0L SOHC engine.
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I've never liked the lower cubic inches being the top of the line. If the ranger is to be bigger in the next life, if there is a next life, it will need to compete BETTER than the competitors. I think the 3.5 250hp motor is kickass.....but come on. I don't want to be driving a toyota sized "big" engine. What ever happend to "there's no replacement for displacement"???? Ford, give us a powerfull, economic, 4.6 DOHC v8 as top of the line lil truck!!!! How bout a modified 4.0L, to make it around 300cu in w/ around 300hp. FORD.....let's see 1hp per cubic inch!!!! I'd definately buy one.
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Ranger will never sport a V8
more powerful 6 cylinder but not a V8
if you want an 8 buy an F-150
let's all hope for a more efficent (more power less displacement) gas engine and finally a small diesel which is what this truck really needs going forward
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to make it around 300cu in w/ around 300hp. FORD.....let's see 1hp per cubic inch!!!! I'd definately buy one.

4.0 L= 244.095 cu in
it would have to be 4.9L to = 300 cu in
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If ford would bring the diesel or a similar spec one that they sell in many other countries to the us.. I'd trade mine in.. in about 3.5seconds.
I think the numbers were something like 170hp 300ft-lb 30mpg!
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If ford would bring the diesel or a similar spec one that they sell in many other countries to the us.. I'd trade mine in.. in about 3.5seconds.
I think the numbers were something like 170hp 300ft-lb 30mpg!
Yeah a diesel is the only way I would buy a new ranger.
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Yeah the new Edge they are talking about is basiclly a little SUV on the fusion plateform.

Edit: that new motor is basiclly a punched out escape motor, I would like to see it in the 500 and the escape, like most DOHC motors the torque is up at like 4K rpm or something so IMO it would not make a good truck motor at least not for towing or hauling, but it would be good in lowered ranger STX.
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