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Anyone own 2 Rangers?

I've noticed that a lot of folks with a 4WD Ranger also own some kind of little 4 cyl car for use as a daily driver, but does anyone own a second 4 cyl Ranger instead and use that as a DD? I've been throwing this idea around a bit seeing as older 4.0's are pretty cheap and I could keep the 95 4-banger for regular use (22 mpg) and use the 4.0 (16-17 mpg) on weekends and during bad weather. What do you think?

The thought just crossed my mind when I was thinking about trading in my 95 for a newer model Tacoma 4WD king cab, but damn those things are expensive. $22,000+ in my area for a used 2006 model? There's no way in hell I'd pay that much. A house the next town over has a mint 1999 king cab 4.0 4WD Ranger in the driveway for $3,800. I could buy half a dozen Rangers for the price of a single used Taco. Anyway, I just wanted a few opinions on the matter.
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my ranger is a 4cyl 4x4 so i have the best of bothe worlds in one!
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my ranger is a 4cyl 4x4 so i have the best of bothe worlds in one!
I've heard about those, but I've never actually seen one. Ford hasn't made those in years, right? I know Toyota makes a 4wd Taco in a 4 cyl, but I've heard their mileage is terrible and you're better off just getting the V6. Something about the 4 cyl engine just not having enough power to fully support the 4wd. Again, that's just what I've heard.
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my ranger is a 4cyl 4x4 so i have the best of bothe worlds in one!
Did you convert it to 4x4 or did it come factory like that?
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i think they made them back in the day.
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Yup!

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Did you convert it to 4x4 or did it come factory like that?
Some came factory. I almost bought one last year for a couple hundred.
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I have 2.

My beater is a 2003 auto 2.3. bought used w/ 78K on it, now have 83K as of March '10. I use this as a winter truck so I don't get salt or snow on my nice truck.

My nicer truck is loaded with mods and tons of work, its a 2004 Manual 3.0. It dosent ever get dirty or even driven in the rain. Bought that new, and it still looks new.
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I've always been dreaming of getting my project: econoSLAM ranger started. My Ranger now is 8" or so of lift and on 35's. Isn't exactly efficient...but what V6 heavy little truck is? My little brother has a 4cyl reg cab 2wd 5spd ranger and it pulls some AWESOME mpg numbers. I'll do it someday. Have the econoSLAM truck as my DD and the big truck as my winter rig, tow pig, hauler pig. 34mpg hwy is alot better than 19. lol.

98-02 reg cab 4 bangers are pretty cheap with lower miles(at least in my area). About 3-4k for a 100k mile truck. XLT's too with options.
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I've always been dreaming of getting my project: econoSLAM ranger started. My Ranger now is 8" or so of lift and on 35's. Isn't exactly efficient...but what V6 heavy little truck is? My little brother has a 4cyl reg cab 2wd 5spd ranger and it pulls some AWESOME mpg numbers. I'll do it someday. Have the econoSLAM truck as my DD and the big truck as my winter rig, tow pig, hauler pig. 34mpg hwy is alot better than 19. lol.

98-02 reg cab 4 bangers are pretty cheap with lower miles(at least in my area). About 3-4k for a 100k mile truck. XLT's too with options.
Heh, I would like to build a severely lowered and Subaru EZ30 powered turbo Ranger.
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the white one is a 2000 sport, 2 wheel drive, 4 banger

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shane, you get 19 MPGS? dam! i wish i could... im at like 13-14
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I've got 2 of them... but they are both 4wd.

1999 Ford Ranger XLT, 3" Body Lift with 33's
2007 Ford Ranger Sport, Lowered a couple inches all the way around with 18x9 Mustang Wheels.
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i had two rangers untill this past summer but it wasnt really for gas mileage reasons. more like dont want my nice ranger to rust in the winter salt reasons.
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I have two F150s. Does that count?
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my 2005 2wd and my dads 2006 white sport 4x4
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i have my b2 for off roading and my mazda for dd. with the b2 im getting 17mpg and the mazda gets close to 30 mpg
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Not two, but most V8 swapped guys see the same, if not better MPG than their previous V6, plus more power. So that's my econo-mod, a 340hp, 3500lb 2wd truck, lol.
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how does shanes 4.0 get 19 when my 3.0 gets 17?!
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Icon10 Welll>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

I've got 4 sittin round here

No 4X4's though, just not my thing, and no need for em down here IMO.

Green 94, Black 94, Black 95, and Rainbow 99.........
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how does shanes 4.0 get 19 when my 3.0 gets 17?!
It's called being geared correctly and knowing how to drive my truck efficiently. Not to mention having the power to stay at speed. Same way guys with v8's get better mpg's than stock v6's. That's highway.....yes i get 19 average on the freeway with 4.88's and 35's and a manual trans. Shoot...tha'ts all at about 75 in 5th at 3000 rpm. lol. This engine loooves rpms for efficientcy. What I swear by...what tought me about fuel consumption: ScangaugeII.
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I've got 4 sittin round here

No 4X4's though, just not my thing, and no need for em down here IMO.

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I have two rangers. The 4cyl is being sold to another member her. Definitely dont need it now that I have my dads f150.
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very true, when i lift mine, ill need new tires and a new regearing....shane, when are ya gonna accept me on FB?
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I daily drive my 99 4x4. Built 4.0 and it gets 15mpg.

I also have a 88 2wd longbed. Pretty sure the 408w and 75mm turbo will get slightly less then the 15mpg my 99 gets.

And I have my Bronco2 which is like a midget Ranger.
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