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Old 02-03-2007
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do ranger owners have camaraderie? the random ranger connection

Most toyota corolla owners don't even know if they have a V6, V8, I4 or how many speeds their transmission has (the last car I drove frequently was a corolla).

Although 80% of the drivers don't care, I found that certain ranger owners share camaraderie with me because of the truck. I drive past this gen2, 2wd, black, ranger on 29's on the way to class maybe 1-2 times every couple weeks, and everytime he sees me, he checks to see if I'm looking at his truck (because he's obviously looking at mine) and waves.

Tonight I was out at 2AM practicing 'how to drive in this new fallen snow' (and ended up sideways, and in circles ) when I saw a newer generation ranger doing the same thing. Eventually he joined me in the parking lot I was in and we took turns drifting and spinning. There was no personal interaction...we didn't flag each other down and talk...we just did donuts for about 20 mins then left.

Does anyone else notice a camaraderie towards other RANDOM ranger owners on the street?

Or is it no more than a corolla owner?
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Old 02-03-2007
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Yup I do, every now and again, I get the thumbs up or a wave (allot more waves in the summer, its butt cold here now LOL) I see it most often with jeep wranglers, my buddy use to have one and ALL the time people were honking or waving....
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Old 02-03-2007
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there's a V8 Corolla? I need to get one of those bad boys!

Unfortunately, no I don't have that here. 90% of local Rangers around here are driven by Elderly men and women ( like older than Griggs and Bob by 15 years easily lol) or Migrant workers. I can count probably 30-40 Rangers in my daily routine, always different ones too, and I might see one or two modified ones a week.

I try and give them the nod and the wave or cut them off so they can see my RF stickers but I've never seen another Brandon Ranger join....
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Old 02-03-2007
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I don't get that here either. I'll get comments by people in general because of my grille and blingin chrome, but not Ranger strangers in particular.

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all the time..i had an old guy track me down in a resturant and ask to have a chat with me,,kinda scared at first then said is that your blue truck out there..why yes it is hes like because of you and what youve done to it im going to park my car and start driving my ranger..i didnt relize how nice they actually are with a little care and love..i was like wow..we BS'd for like 30min about them..

Was at A&W gettin some food one day and a cop came up to me and asked..i thought i was in deep crap but nopw just wanted to BS with me about my ranger and how he had one too and he loved mine..

and yes randomly 4x4'n and another ranger shows up..i love that it just "happens" its awsome not calling needed or anything 2 complete strangers having a blast in there trucks..

i love my maybe only be a ranger but to me she means everything!
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Old 02-03-2007
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there are so many rangers where i live (MN, home of the ranger) that people don't get excited when they see one (even if it is all customized) i guess they are "burnt out" on rangers LOL... but, i do check other rangers out and i'm sure people check mine out from time to time.
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Old 02-03-2007
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I have people always coming up and asking me if I would sell my truck all the time. People come up to me at gas stations alot. I get it all the time sucks when I am in a hurry.
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Old 02-03-2007
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Jeep ppl do that haha

Ranger ppl try to wave at me. I don't wave if it's stock, yeah I'm conceeded.

I got ppl stopping me and wanting to know about my truck. It does suck when you're in a hurry to be somewhere!
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Old 02-03-2007
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I get that around here all the time and i love it. I always wave or smile back, always a good day when someone is checking out ur truck and even better when that person has another Ranger
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Old 02-03-2007
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I think im the only one around here that has a modded ranger...most are stock..........I try to get noticed my mustang owners. lol When im going down the road, I get waved at by a few people going the other way, and I have no idea who most of them are.
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Old 02-03-2007
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Ya I get it some times, they'll wave or whatever and every now and then they'll stop and say nice truck or something like that. There are a ton of Rangers around here, but only 7 or so are modded.
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Not many rangers here either, most are stock and 4cyl 2wd trucks. I do see one occasionally and I had a good time talking to the guy who owned the mazda truck which I sold my rims too. However I never see a modded ranger, makes me unique sorta haha.
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Nothing here, 90% of the trucks are chevies with body lifts showing 10" of frame with stock wheels, cheap *** tires, and flowmaster exhausts.
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