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You're welcome. I'm just pointing out how silly I think it is to talk about these engines. Rangers will always be slow no matter what you do.
Not when we're driving up over your 1.8 and crushing it
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You're welcome. I'm just pointing out how silly I think it is to talk about these engines. Rangers will always be slow no matter what you do.
Not when we're driving up over your 1.8 and crushing it
You would have to catch it first, and you can't do that.
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You would have to catch it first, and you can't do that.
Hey, it eventually has to park.

The 1.8 is fast until the road runs out, then the Ranger OWNZ JOO.

Seriously man, if you think Rangers can't be made fast, you're extremely blind to a lot of stuff going on out there. Jimmy @ RPS is running a 12.26 in the 1/4, that's Corvette territory. I know (personally) of many other Rangers in the 13's.

As I said in another thread, people get uneasy and start talking crap when anybody does anything "out of the norm" to their trucks.

I also understand about retaining resale, and "value" based on the mint condition of the car, or the lack thereof. I also understand that there are more Rangers on the streets than there are people in China, therefore I don't think a 'mint' Ranger is going to make anyone drop what they're doing and pay $20,000 for it just because it's untouched.

These people know that they aren't going to get the money for their mods back. If I was truly a miser and just worried about keeping the most money, I'd ride a bike everywhere. BUT, I like a truck that looks good, handles well, runs strong, and is still able to tow a boat and do yard chores when the need arises.
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You would have to catch it first, and you can't do that.
Hey, it eventually has to park.

The 1.8 is fast until the road runs out, then the Ranger OWNZ JOO.
You can make fun of my TT all you want. I don't worship the thing, in fact I think it is quite slow. Then again anything that doesn't run 10 second quarter miles feels slow to me. Anyway, I only got it because it is the only Audi I felt like leasing as a company car. I don't know if you guys forgot or what, but I have a Ranger too.

I wish we could do some kind of survey where 10 years from now we ask everyone if they thought all the money and time they spent on their Rangers was worth it or not. I know in my case it was not. I don't even have it anymore and I still have remnants of a credit card bill that paid for all my "mods" floating around many years later.

The look at me, I know everything, I am cool and important thing is a part of being a young adult. I can't blame you guys for it, I was there once too.
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I don't know if you guys forgot or what, but I have a Ranger too.
I knew you had a Ranger, but you're always bashing it and every other Ranger, so.......

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I wish we could do some kind of survey where 10 years from now we ask everyone if they thought all the money and time they spent on their Rangers was worth it or not. I know in my case it was not.
So because you weren't happy with the results, you feel the need to question the trend as a whole? I'm not even finished with mine, and I'm already satisfied with the results. There's something satisfying about having a wealthy 60 year-old Z06 owner come up and say "awesome truck".

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The look at me, I know everything, I am cool and important thing is a part of being a young adult. I can't blame you guys for it, I was there once too.
Judging by your posts, I thought you were still there. I've never claimed to know everything, not once. I'm in college right now for a Mechanical Engineering degree, and each day in class shows me how much I didn't know. But I do respect everyone's right to individuality, and by that I mean not giving them the third degree because building a sport or offroad truck is a "bad investment".

I'm not trying to get into a p*ssing match with you Dave, but it seems like more and more I see you posting negative comments about Rangers, regardless of the nature of the thread.

Makes me wonder, why did you buy one?
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I wish we could do some kind of survey where 10 years from now we ask everyone if they thought all the money and time they spent on their Rangers was worth it or not.
Was it worth it?? Sure!! I've been doing this for about 8 years now and I still have a blast doing it. Is it the most economical "hobby". Not by any means, but why should anyone else care if the "spender" doesn't?

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I know in my case it was not. I don't even have it anymore and I still have remnants of a credit card bill that paid for all my "mods" floating around many years later.
Don't throw your negativity and sourness about your past vehicles onto people that are having a good time with theirs. Just because you had to go into debt (well, sounds like you're still there) doesn't mean all of us are taking the same path you did.
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I don't know if you guys forgot or what, but I have a Ranger too.
I knew you had a Ranger, but you're always bashing it and every other Ranger, so.......

You can't bash a person for having a stock vehicle, nothing about it is the owners fault.

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I wish we could do some kind of survey where 10 years from now we ask everyone if they thought all the money and time they spent on their Rangers was worth it or not. I know in my case it was not.
So because you weren't happy with the results, you feel the need to question the trend as a whole? I'm not even finished with mine, and I'm already satisfied with the results. There's something satisfying about having a wealthy 60 year-old Z06 owner come up and say "awesome truck".

I didn't say I wasn't happy with it. It served me well for 10 years. What I am saying is, the money and time I spent on it between the ages of 17 and 21 would have been much better spent somewhere else. My older brother always told me that but I never listened to him. It's not like it is a life and death thing, but I could have made life a bit easier on myself if I would have left that truck alone.

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The look at me, I know everything, I am cool and important thing is a part of being a young adult. I can't blame you guys for it, I was there once too.
Judging by your posts, I thought you were still there. I've never claimed to know everything, not once. I'm in college right now for a Mechanical Engineering degree, and each day in class shows me how much I didn't know. But I do respect everyone's right to individuality, and by that I mean not giving them the third degree because building a sport or offroad truck is a "bad investment".

I'm not trying to get into a p*ssing match with you Dave, but it seems like more and more I see you posting negative comments about Rangers, regardless of the nature of the thread.

Makes me wonder, why did you buy one?
My purpose is not to offend people, that would be a waste of time. I don't think I am giving anyone the third degree or trying to get in a pissing match, I think it is just seems that way to people. I have thick internet skin and expect everyone else to as well.

Playing with trucks is not a bad investment, playing with them when you are too young to know the consequences of your actions is a bad investment. 16 year olds pouring money into sounds and suspensions instead of saving for college and the future is a bad investment, even if you can afford it or if someone else pays for everything for you. You can't have too much reserve cash. All kinds of crap can happen to you in life.

If you have your ducks in a row then great, spend money on your truck and play with it. But the majority of this site seems to be young kids living at home with their parents paying for everything, just like I used to be, and the way we all start off. And back then I had lots of extra money too and it found its way into may Ranger. All I am trying to say is you can have fun with your truck and buy a few things for it to make if yours if you want, but take it easy. Save a couple bucks for later. There will be more to life than your "room" and your ranger, trust me.

I got a Ranger to go camping and to haul stuff from the home depot to my house as well as the odd motorcycle or jeep and because it fits in my garage with more room left over for more motorcycles.
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I wish we could do some kind of survey where 10 years from now we ask everyone if they thought all the money and time they spent on their Rangers was worth it or not.
Was it worth it?? Sure!! I've been doing this for about 8 years now and I still have a blast doing it. Is it the most economical "hobby". Not by any means, but why should anyone else care if the "spender" doesn't?

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I know in my case it was not. I don't even have it anymore and I still have remnants of a credit card bill that paid for all my "mods" floating around many years later.
Don't throw your negativity and sourness about your past vehicles onto people that are having a good time with theirs. Just because you had to go into debt (well, sounds like you're still there) doesn't mean all of us are taking the same path you did.
No, it doesn't. But I bet a lot of you are. And even if your hobby doesn't put you into debt, it does put your further away from anything you may need to purchase that is more important than a Ranger. If that is possible to comprehend.

Interesting you all think my other Ranger made me feel "negative" and "sour".

You all only take the things I say as negative because they aren't what you want to hear. To the person that hears this and is able to move out of their parents house a year earlier, it would be a positive.
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..i'm a full time student paying my own way thru college (housing and everything else), along with paying my own insurance, and car bills.. cell phone, misc. things.. everything in my life.. my parents arent giving me a cent towards any payments, only showing me how to go about paying it all off myself.. and im doing just fine with it all.

i can understand what dave is saying.. or meaning to say.. that we should all be careful with our exspenses, becuase they're going to most likely build up faster than we'll be able to handle.. i think that most people are taking dave's comments negativly becuase he didnt explain anything he was saying.. all we basically heard out of him was.. rangers will always be slow.. waste of time/effort/money.. why bother.. blah blah blah, and he came off as an *** who just felt like trying to making people feel like **** by putting down their efforts and opinions.

anyway.. now that this topic has come as far as it has.. it seems like dave's angle on things has lightened up a bit sinse he has explained his reasoning a little better. it might have changed slightly along with the subject of this topic, but hopefully we can clear this up and let it settle down a bit.
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yeah, company car... ok, you rule
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The only MOD I am hearing about here is Daves World. Please keep to the topic at hand. Everyone has there own lives to live and should not be criticized by anyone for wanting to make their truck what they want . If they wait to long the will be to old to enjoy it. Thats all I am saying on that subject. Now back to the MODS
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4.0 Mods: K&N FIPK GenII intake, Granatelli Motorsports MAFS, AIRAID Throttle Body Spacer, Ravin SI/DO exhaust

Overall Mods: too many to count as of yet, with more to come, hehe
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Well lets see what i have done to my 4.0L is .................... um...............lets see...........................nope...........o crap........ i dont have one............hum steal one.............but where..........BINGO...........................HEH E, o Leo you home?
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Not a damn thing :)
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u wish little man, ill let you have it. Got to catch me first..
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the truck sleeps once and a while hehehe
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Lets see:

My dad's old 2001 Ranger XLT 4x4 stock SOHC with loads of workstuff and a loaded toolbox, hauls *** and a lil faster then my 3.0 empty truck even with airbox mod and SI/SO Flowmaster exhaust lol.

Now when we took out the workstuff and toolbox.....VERY noticable. My dad did a sharp turn in the rain one time and it swirved to the side. Talk about an empty *** hahaha!!
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umm lets see i have a drop in K&N and a apten chip soon a reburn by doug but for now i still hang with leo for what i have. Explorers can move.
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umm lets see i have a drop in K&N and a apten chip soon a reburn by doug but for now i still hang with leo for what i have. Explorers can move.
hold up...

what happened at that red light, i was behind you, passed you up and left you?

Then again at a punch? 4.10's? left you....

Im faster, wait till the gears are in, top end is gonna be worse for you :)
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mp-90 eaton heads,cam intake mas efan ignition timing control programer, themro in motor, tbody and much more
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you had the bb93 tuner in punk
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and? Cry me a river....
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Airbox Mod, tbody halfshaft, bored throttlebody out at school on the mill :) , K&N drop in, ported intake, enlarged manifold openings to match heads.

I have plans for the engine that I will be picking up though :)
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I'm seeing some nice mods for the 4.0 SOHC, but is there website(s) that carry these mods?

I've been looking in this part of the forum basically all day, except when I had to go to Nissan to tell them they suck basically.

Anyone mind helping me out.

-Eric
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i put gas and oil in it....

and a whole bunch of other stuff
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