Invest in my Ranger or buy a Bronco? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

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

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2013
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 5
Invest in my Ranger or buy a Bronco?

yes i know this is a ranger forum but please hear me out. I'm getting some money in the near future and i don't know what to do. am thinking of getting a 5.0 V8, bushwhacker, light bar, and a lift kit and some other mods for my ranger but don't know what will be better just selling the ranger and buying a bronco that already have the 5.0 and modifying the hell out of it but I don't know what to do. any help with my decision? and what's the best off roader and what's the best daily driver (for University)
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013
djfllmn's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: York, PA
Posts: 5,796
IF you can find a clean bronco with the 351 id go for that...they are easy to park, damn near unstoppable but the big if is finding one because they had the same issue the 7th,8th, and 9th Gen F-Series had...rust
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013
99offroadrngr's Avatar
iTrader: (37)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
I'd only get a 351 bronco. I've had one and it was cool but I probably wouldn't buy one again. The turning radius is badass tho haha
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013
wyldechild's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
Up until about 3 months ago, I owned both. Bronco was a great truck. DD'ed it all threw college and for a couple years after. Had a mild lift on it, 33's, system, exhaust, exc. Loved that thing. Plan was to keep the Ranger stock and mod the Bronco more, but then I started focusing on the Ranger because it was new and different. I sold the Bronco because it just sat 99% of the time and because I couldn't watch it deteriorate anymore. Plus I want a diesel soon and can't have 3 trucks.

Do I regret selling it? Eh, kinda. It was CLEAN and i'll probably never find another one like it. But newer trucks are 10x the trucks as far as comfort, power, build quality, exc.

As far as modding goes...the Bronco is cheaper to lift. Removable top, seats 5 people, V8 powah, exc. MPGs suck, but thats expected. Ranger is definitely the better DD.

Rangers are a dime a dozen. If you can find a clean Bronco and build it up, it will be a better rig then the Ranger. Watch out for rust on the quarter panels and tailgate. E40D trannys go out around 160k miles usually. Solid rigs otherwise.

Here are mine.

Attached Thumbnails
Invest in my Ranger or buy a Bronco?-img_0003.jpg   Invest in my Ranger or buy a Bronco?-20130617_163408.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 5
Well Thanks I think the majority was pretty clear and here in PR where is F*** hot I don't think rust will be much of an issue, MPG is the worst issue and my Ranger isn't a gas saver her self -_- 11/14mpg -_-. and what about reliability I heard they were pretty tough?
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just bought a ranger, Switching sides from Bronco to ranger RebelRider2010 Member Introductions 12 08-22-2013 08:41 PM
To buy or not to buy? 98liftedranger General Ford Discussion 9 01-31-2012 11:35 AM
to buy or not to buy? Generallee701 General Ford Ranger Discussion 19 10-13-2011 04:05 PM
To buy or not to buy... garryyjr General Ford Ranger Discussion 12 02-22-2008 09:26 AM
Ford Extended Warranty, to buy or not to buy? SonicRanger001 General Ford Ranger Discussion 23 02-09-2006 03:26 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 12:14 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 and affiliated sites.