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Old 03-16-2005
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4X4... why didn't I

Lately I have benn wondering why I didn't buy a 4X4. I love my truck, the sonic blue is awesome. I really wished I would have got an 4X4 Edge in sonic blue.

Hmmmmmm. Oh well... I am only about 6 months into owning the damn thing to. Ouch.
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Welcome to my world, Kyle. I bought my 2002 Ranger with no intention of offroading. Now I'm more less stuck with it for another two and a half years and I'm doing some limited building of it so I can continue to offroad it. Look at my avatar and you'll see I do take it offroad. My cardomain site (link in sig) has more info on how I've built it so far.

I hooked up with some guys locally via forums like this one and they talked me into taking my street truck offroad -- and the rest is history!
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I can't live without 4x4...

I love it...

EDIT: does this help... hahaha J/K yo
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I wanted a 2wd but i need a 4x4 in the snow
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will has 1,000 posts!!!!!
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will has 1,000 posts!!!!!
Thanks for tellin me....


EDIT: you posts watcher....hahahah J/K yo
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I wish my 4x4 worked, but for now I am getting a locker and bigger tires:)
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I paid my truck off several months back, but my b/f just bought a 99 F350 4x4 that will probably be our main trail truck... we go camping, fishing, hunting, and quadding a lot. I foresee limited offroad use of my truck. It will basically be demoted to "city truck" (the SD is a s/c longbox... a little big to park in town).

I've been seriously considering getting a similarly equipped Explorer so we can have something to drive around town with friends. It's kind of hard to carry extra passengers with the dinky little jumpseats. But it would HAVE to be 4L 5 spd 4x4 with manual hubs.

It makes me sad to think of getting rid of my truck, but sadder to think my truck will see even less offroad use than it did last year. This bites. I hate doing the "why didn't I buy this instead" thing.
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i like my 4x4.. anyone who doesnt want thiers should trade for the people that do....




ready set

TRADE
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Some ppl buy a truck and didn't know it had 4x4...
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Why didn't you? Insurance could be a reason. Cost could be another. The fact that 98 to 100% of the rangers on most car lots (at least in the Dallas,TX area) are 4x2.
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take it back where you got it and create a good deal on a 4x4
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I am so happy I upgraded to a 4x4. I use it all the time. Even tho I went from a perfectly running ranger to one with all sorts of funny noises. Least it has better options and the 4x4 works consistantly (knock on wood).
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Wish I could have gotten a 4.0L and a 4x4....but you know having to pay 100% of all my vehicals i couldnt afford it at the time
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hmm no 4x4 u know wut i say then......................... LOWER IT!!
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hmm no 4x4 u know wut i say then......................... LOWER IT!!
I personally cant EVER bring my self to lower a Ford truck its just not right...lower a chevy thats what there for...fords are for work...but if thats what you like do it...
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Yea, to each his own, its ur truck do wut u wanna do to it just thought id throw that into the mix and see wut ya thought since its a non 4x4 and another thing to we've even got a lowered 4x4 on here maybe more i dunno?
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alright, non-4x4s should be Pre-runners!

thats my idea
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^^^ good boy...

You can have a cookie how...
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See if you can trade it back in on a 4X4....
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i know the arguments about not getting a 4x4 vehicle but it jsut doenst make sense to me. more money, bah. i see so many people who drop money into a 2wd just to make it go where a 4x4 goes. in the end it would be cheaper to just buy a 4x4 to start, plus 4x4 has a higher resale by far.

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^^^ I didn't know that...

Maybe i will get more money on trade in...
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I love my 4.0 4x4...I can't imagine not having it to get unstuck with
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The fact that 98 to 100% of the rangers on most car lots (at least in the Dallas,TX area) are 4x2.
That's so not the case up this way. I'd say 30-40% of the Rangers I see around here (and there are A LOT) are 4x4s. Dealers sell them like water in the desert. Ask Matt ('Trail Boss') about the sea of Rangers at the Ford shop in Portsmouth. My stealer in Manchester is about the same.

Personally, I delt w/ a 4x2 for 4 years. I was like a lot of you, a poor college student just looking for basic transportation. I had always wanted a pickup and when I saw the ads for brand new Ranger XL's at my local dealer I made it happen. I then spent the next 4.5 years getting stuck on wet grass! The first winter wasn't so bad, as I had lots of good tread, but the next one was pretty rough. The last winter before I traded we had record snowfalls. I don't have enough fingers to tell you how many times I got stuck.. and I park in a covered garage too! .. Finally I realized I had the money. So I went to the local lot and pulled the trigger. 4x4 simply rules in the snow. No two ways about it..
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