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didnt really know the 3.0 was that slow when i bought it. hell it was a v6. my old truck was a 4banger. its not big deal though. sure its slow but its a truck....not made to haul ***. my truck can pull like nobodys business though. and it does just fine for what i want(mud!)
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my truck can pull like nobodys business though. and it does just fine for what i want(mud!)
That says it all.
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You cant kill a 3.0... You can kill a 4.0 easy.. I work at a ford dealer and 4.0's just dont hold up esp the SOHC ones.. 120k there done.. Ive seen 3.0 Tauras's and Rangers come in with 185k for a service LOL
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i work at discount tire and i saw a 3.0 come in to get new tires....the guy talked to me about it and told me he has driven it to hell and back with 245k miles on it. original engine... its a 98... im tellin ya.....these are good lil trucks..
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I like my little truck, it does all I want it too. Have only floored it once, to clean the carbon out and test the mods. I thought it was decent.
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with 35" boggers....i have to floor mine all the time. lmao
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You threw your money away, didn't you???????
No, very pleased with my mods and the improved gas mileage. No throw away cash cow here!
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going from a 2.2 s10 to a 3.0 ranger was a big step up for me in power, plus the gas mileage would be better in a 3.0. and, i didnt relise how much more power the 4.0 is until after i got it. but im satisfied with my 3.0. if i did it again, i would buy a 4.0. but im happy now.
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If an owner of a 2.3, a 3.0 and a 4.0 all discussed the pro and cons of each I bet in the end it would be a tie.
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You cant kill a 3.0... You can kill a 4.0 easy.. I work at a ford dealer and 4.0's just dont hold up esp the SOHC ones.. 120k there done.. Ive seen 3.0 Tauras's and Rangers come in with 185k for a service LOL
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I must say that i do actually like my 3.0 a lot. Yeah, it doesn't seem to realy build power until 3000 rpm, but if you stay in that area it pulls pretty good. I have JBA Headers though, and that mod alone gave me 2 mpg more and I gained a lot of power. Coming next are pulleys, escape throttle body, and maybe a Morana Cam! :)
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Because I had no idea how slow they were and how bad gas mileage they got...
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I didn't
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because the 4.0ohv is just as ****ty and i couldnt afford the sohc at the time
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Back in the day when i bought mine, I did no research and had no idea they made 2 different size V6 motors...
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i had a choice between a 03 v6 mustang or my 05 ranger with 300 miles on it, and i wanted a truck and the truck just seemed awesome, so i took it
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Because I can put a blower on it for 125$!
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why did my mom buy a 3.0 for my brother? i dunno
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Because I can put a blower on it for 125$!
You can do the same thing with the 4.0SOHC provided you find a good deal on the parts and can mill/weld your own intake plenum
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I bought one 'cause as a homeowner you need a small truck. I didn't need a damn racecar. I managed to put 16K miles on it in over three years.
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16k in 3 years? thats pathetic, i got 33,000 in one year
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16k in 3 years? thats pathetic, i got 33,000 in one year
Not pathetic, smart if anything. I've done my pizza delivery days getting 3k mile oil changes every three or four weeks but it's nothing to brag about once you get older and start to realize that everything in life is not a contest.

I put less than 5k miles on my truck in 11 months but probably paid more money in fixing it than you did in payments and gas this year. Nothing to brag about but that's what I bought it for =]

.......to beat the snot out of.
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because you wanted the power of a 4cyl and the gas mileage of a 6 cyl?
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cuz im in love with it
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not really but it fits my current needs
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