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2009 Ranger with 4.0 OHV motor?

I was browsing the ford website, and I saw that the 4.0 motor is listed as a OHV for the new 2009 ranger?
Am I blind/is it a mistake? (must be because if you go on the regular page, not the Build and Price, it is a SOHC)

And you wonder why they are in the hole

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Click on the Ford FX4 link

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I see what you see, but when I look at options it showed this:

2.3L DOHC I4
4.0L SOHC V6

OHV has to be a typo
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hmmm weird, it would be kinda cool to see a resurgence of the OHV
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They are just so used to building OHV motors, it is like instinct.

You must use DOHC...
You must use DOHC...
You must use DOHC...

Slowly trying to brainwash them...
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They are just so used to building OHV motors, it is like instinct.

You must use DOHC...
You must use DOHC...
You must use DOHC...

Slowly trying to brainwash them...
NOT IN A TRUCK!! Trucks like and need LOW END TORQUE!
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i wish i had the ohv 4.0...
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i wish i had the ohv 4.0...
they should have skipped the 4.0s completely gone with a 5.0
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they should have skipped the 4.0s completely gone with a 5.0
EXACTLY!
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they should have skipped the 4.0s completely gone with a 5.0
They did, Bob just stole the blueprints for himself! Little did we know, Ford also had plans for an optional supercharger for it! lol
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they should have skipped the 4.0s completely gone with a 5.0

Yes sir!
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NOT IN A TRUCK!! Trucks like and need LOW END TORQUE!

I know this would probably be considered sacrilegious, but have you ever driven a Toyota tundra? with the 4.7 or a 5.7?
My parents have one, and let me tell you, that thing is ***** to the wall.

But i agree, there should have been a 5.0 ranger. Or at least a more powerful 4.0
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Ohv 3.0l Ftw...
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I know this would probably be considered sacrilegious, but have you ever driven a Toyota tundra? with the 4.7 or a 5.7?
My parents have one, and let me tell you, that thing is ***** to the wall.

But i agree, there should have been a 5.0 ranger. Or at least a more powerful 4.0
I have, the 4.7L that I drove wasnt ***** to the wall. Reminded me of Chrysler's anemic 4.7L. I have driven the Titan and it had a lot of grunt, but it was more noticable in the higher RPMs which I thought was annoying for around town driving, too noisy of an engine. From what i've heard though about the tundra, your cargo might not be safe with those tailgates that fracture LOL.. I think i'll stick with domestic if I want a truck, just my personal opinion.
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Yeah i respect your opinion.

Now did you drive the newer model ones? or was it the older 01-06 era? the size and weight of these are significantly different, with no power train change (4.7 to 4.7). I agree tho, they have an issue with the tailgate. Anyways, i enjoyed driving it, and yes i will keep my Ranger
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AMERICANS CAN BUILD TRUCKS BETTER IT'S WHAT WE DO!

That's why they call it the American V8!

Power made thru a pedal not a bottle.

Toyota is good for a 4cyl. car not a truck!

Ok just ranting here. But seriously we build trucks better and they build cars better.
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I am not going to get into a pissing match about it, this isnt going to turn into an East vs West thread, Like i said,

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Anyways, i enjoyed driving it, and yes i will keep my Ranger
My ranger is going to stay into my drive way. It was merely an observation.
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AMERICANS (using mexican labor) CAN BUILD TRUCKS BETTER IT'S WHAT WE DO!
Sort of fixed....I guess.

I guess you have never driven the new Tundra or the Titan, Both are nice powerful trucks.
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Sort of fixed....I guess.

I guess you have never driven the new Tundra or the Titan, Both are nice powerful trucks.
LOL. So true. Maybe if the quality of American trucks was better then I wouldn't be so scared to buy another American car.
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Sort of fixed....I guess.

I guess you have never driven the new Tundra or the Titan, Both are nice powerful trucks.

Hey my ranger was built in the USA and my new F-150 was built in the USA.

As for the other part no I have not. And I don't plan to. Like I said I think they build good cars and should stick to that. Unless you can show me on of their V8's that has over 300k on the original motor and has lived a hard life then I'll stick to the tried and true.

How many 4.3's, 350's, 302's, 351's, 427's are still out there running strong? We have the quality in our trucks.

On a side note, no truck by any manufacture is going to have "quality" if all you do is beat the **** out of it off road. Not saying you do, but many others do then cry the truck is crap.

Sorry, I just got done arguing this whole thing over dinner at Texas Road House. Then I seen it here and was like WTF! So I didn't mean to turn it into a pissing match.
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Sort of fixed....I guess.

I guess you have never driven the new Tundra or the Titan, Both are nice powerful trucks.
Power isn't everything on trucks. Payload and towing capacity are more important.
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they should have skipped the 4.0s completely gone with a 5.0

you're just saying this so you wouldn't have to do a swap. the motor would already be there.
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