Drove an 08 F150 today, whoa - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Discussion General discussion of Ford vehicles not pertaining to the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 07-15-2010
silverstreak4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianjwilson View Post
I still haven't driven an 09+ because I'm afraid I will "need" one. But I have heard a lot of complaints about constant shifting which I don't like. Won't know until I drive one I guess.
Thats the only thing I am still trying to get used to about my new truck. The 6 speed shifts so early. 1st gear really bugs me...
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-15-2010
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
1st gear bugs the crap out of me on mine since re-gearing. It is tuned, but needs a new tune with a different shift program.
My problem is, with the rear detroit locker, I try to pull out from a side street fairly easily so I'm not barking the tires. By the time I get nearly straightened out and get into the throttle it's in second gear, pisses me off. I can either get into it a decent amount and listen to the intake drone, or stomp on it and make it downshift to first again.
I'd bet my truck shifts through as many gears as yours would leaving a big intersection under lighter throttle, but mine would run out of gears at that point. haha
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-16-2010
StrangerRanger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The 253
Posts: 756
I never had an issue with shifting in the 2 hour test drive I had. It always seemed tinbe in the gear I needed. It held first longer and seemed to shift like i drive. When the woman drove it it shifted real early and often for her. It learned and changed in like two city blocks. I thought it was amazing. The best part was pawing on the freeway. Sucker stayed right in it's power band.

I've already started saving for an FX4 with the air con seats for your *****. I still can't get over that it will cool and heat your *****. You might think that's just a little cool. But it's not. It's freaking amazing. Should be standard on all cars. Nothing like never having sweaty ***** on long trips again.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 07-18-2010
karrbass4life's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by StrangerRanger View Post
You might think that's just a little cool. But it's not. It's freaking amazing. Should be standard on all cars. Nothing like never having sweaty ***** on long trips again.

x2 I worked on a 2010 MKS with the heated and cooled seats. It felt amazing.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 07-22-2010
God,Country,FORD's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Red Oak, IA
Posts: 2,468
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
i couldnt be happier with my F-150 lariat. i still cant get over how nice it rides and drives compared to my ranger. i didnt need another truck either but now im glad i bought it though i was able to keep my ranger too so i get the best of both worlds.
You are one of the lucky ones! I LOVE my 05 FX4 SCREW. it rides smooth, it carries the family and friends and basically does everything i need it to do! HOWEVER. i miss my ranger EVERY day lol.

I miss having a truck that I modified and built the way i wanted it,and im not entirely sold on the idea of lifting and modifying the f150 for off-road use. If i could get my ranger back i would, but the dbag kid that i sold it to has already wrecked it twice
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 07-22-2010
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
Hah, it's hard to get rid of any vehicle once you put a lot of time and money into it, that's for sure. I didn't get a chance to do anything to the Subaru, and I was glad to see it go. Zero regrets with that one. lol
I see our jetta that was wrecked every now and then. It has been fixed and looks great although not lowered any more. It is depressing to see someone else with it!
When I got rid of the ranger and then the sport trac, I never saw them again. Probably easiest that way!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 07-22-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
I don't miss my Ranger 1 bit. Except when I'm parking in a tight spot lol
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 07-22-2010
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by God,Country,FORD View Post
You are one of the lucky ones! I LOVE my 05 FX4 SCREW. it rides smooth, it carries the family and friends and basically does everything i need it to do! HOWEVER. i miss my ranger EVERY day lol.

I miss having a truck that I modified and built the way i wanted it,and im not entirely sold on the idea of lifting and modifying the f150 for off-road use. If i could get my ranger back i would, but the dbag kid that i sold it to has already wrecked it twice
youre right, i am super lucky. i love my ranger but my F-150 is a better DD/ toy hauler.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
I don't miss my Ranger 1 bit. Except when I'm parking in a tight spot lol
i would miss mine if i sold it because as much as i love my F-150, my ranger is so much more fun to drive and it will wheel circles around my F-150.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 07-22-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Yeah my Ranger wasn't anything special though, 2wd 3.0 FTL haha. If it had been a decently equipped 4x4 I'm sure I would have missed it a bunch more.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 07-22-2010
God,Country,FORD's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Red Oak, IA
Posts: 2,468
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
youre right, i am super lucky. i love my ranger but my F-150 is a better DD/ toy hauler.



i would miss mine if i sold it because as much as i love my F-150, my ranger is so much more fun to drive and it will wheel circles around my F-150.
this is why i am debating on a 4 door jeep or another ranger when i get back from afghanistan next year. hmm.. choices choices lol
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I drove a double lifted Ranger today.... Dangerranger01 General Ford Ranger Discussion 28 07-04-2014 09:18 PM
Test Drove a 2003 FX4 Level II Twin Stick Today 05RangerXLT General Ford Ranger Discussion 37 08-15-2010 06:14 PM
Whoa! Looks like alot has... knightmare1015 Member Introductions 27 11-28-2009 05:17 PM
so I joined your world today and drove a ranger home....help! mfp4073 General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 08-11-2007 11:19 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:28 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.