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Looks like it's bye-bye for the Ranger

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Looks like it's bye-bye for the Ranger

Started getting the itch for a full-size again. Found this 07 with 19,000 miles, factory warranty, chrome package, 5.4L, and from my research, it won't have the plug problem. Doing a week long test run/beat to make up my mind, but I think it's already made up.

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Ranger is cooler. Full-sizes are overrated.
 
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Originally Posted by rangerboy101 View Post
Ranger is cooler. Full-sizes are overrated.
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I know I'll never have a truck with a 6ft bed again...after having my f350 that is. Looks nice though. What dealer you getting it from?
 
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You can actually haul something with a full size. Not to mention an extra 150 horses. If I coulda afforded a full size when I bought my Ranger, I woulda got an F-150
 
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And the gas mileage isnt even an argument. My gpas 2007 F-150 with the 5.4 gets 20ish depending on how he wants to drive...
 
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I'd definitely go for the f150. They are just so much more comfortable than a Ranger. Not to mention more powerful and more capable when it comes to hauling loads.

Originally Posted by rolsmojave3 View Post
I know I'll never have a truck with a 6ft bed again...after having my f350 that is. Looks nice though. What dealer you getting it from?
Does that mean you'd only have an 8ft bed or if you went with something like an f150 you'd want the shorter bed?

I really like the 5.5ft beds on the f150 and the 6ft beds on the superduty as well, but I've got an 8ft bed on my 350 when I need to haul lumber and whatnot.
 
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Get the F150
 
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I think 8 foot beds only look good on certain vehicles. An extended cab long bed anything looks goofy lol. But a 2 door long bed doesnt look too bad. Not to mention you can haul a lotta stuff!
Dont get me wrong, a Ranger is good for what it is: a mid size. But I would take an F-150 anyday! They are soooo much roomier and ride better and much more capable. Not to mention the aftermarket is endless!!
 
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Not to mention aftermarket support for the F150 is huge compared to the rangers.
 
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Originally Posted by rolsmojave3 View Post
I know I'll never have a truck with a 6ft bed again...after having my f350 that is. Looks nice though. What dealer you getting it from?
EVS in Lomira.

It rides soooo freakin' nice. Everything is so new and smooth. I will miss the Ranger, but it won't take long to get over it.
 
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Originally Posted by powerranger262 View Post
EVS in Lomira.

It rides soooo freakin' nice. Everything is so new and smooth. I will miss the Ranger, but it won't take long to get over it.
nah id probably jump at the chance at a truck like that too man, its real nice
 
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Not to mention the fact that I need to start cranking out some kids pretty soon and four doors makes the wife happy.
 
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Originally Posted by powerranger262 View Post
Not to mention the fact that I need to start cranking out some kids pretty soon and four doors makes the wife happy.
Hehe crankin out kids. I was involved in an argument that a 4 door truck was pointless and anyone who wants more space needs a car? I laughed. Id take a 4 door truck over any sedan anyday! Except maybe a Cadillac CTS-V and a Ranger as a side truck
 
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20mpg in a 5,4? must be a 2wd with only highway driving
 
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Yea its 2 wheel drive. He usually gets 12 to 18 because he is a terrible driver (75 mph with a trailer type of guy)
 
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Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post


Does that mean you'd only have an 8ft bed or if you went with something like an f150 you'd want the shorter bed?
I'll only buy long box's from now. So much more space, no need for a trailer etc., granted an F-150 ext cab long box does look funny, I probably wont have an F-150 ext cab though.
 
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Id definitely take the F150. Looks like a nice truck.

Keep them both!
 
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u got a sexy FX4 dont do it
 
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Looks like it's bye-bye for the Ranger (update)

One last wash and put back to stock. Looks funny. Getting dropped off at the dealership tomorrow.

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Selling the wheels?
 
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sell me the headlights!
 
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I will get a list of parts together and let you guys know.
 
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Will do, I can come pick up stuff to save shipping.
 
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Yeah, depending on where you are at, I might be able to meet halfway also.
 

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