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Good deal? My celica for his ranger?

I want to get a truck, and the ranger seems like a good one since its small and gets better gas mileage than many. I have a 2000 toyota celica with 94000 miles on it. I found someone who will give me his truck plus $2000 for my car. It is a 99 ford ranger supercab, 108000 miles, 3" body lift, 33" BFG A/T's, flowmaster duel exhaust, it has a couple pretty big dents in it. What do you think about this deal? I have never owned an american car, I have had Toyota, Jeep, and Volkswagen, so I have never had to do many repairs at all. Is this going to change with the ranger? Will I be dumping money into it at 108000 miles? Or are they fairly reliable? What can I expect for repairs? He said that he replaced the axle and all 4 wheel bearings recently and added some airflow thing and two new fuel injectors. What do you all think? Here are a couple pics:


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Also, my buddy told me that having 33's is very bad for a 6cyl 4L, that it causes many problems since the engine isn't powerful enough and the axles aren't tough enough and said something about I would be rebuilding the ?rear end? all the time.
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show pics of the celica :-) truck looks to be in nice shape..

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But I love how the truck looks, I had a Jeep Wrangler TJ with a 3" lift and 31" M/T's, I sold it and got the celica for better gas mileage, but now I just want to be high up again and have 4wd, and the ability to go wheeling if I want. Plus gas is back down. How badly is the gas mileage affected with the 33's? What is the stock tire size? Thank you for your help, I just want to make the right decision.
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Heres the link for the celica, there's pics on there.

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/920652102.html
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Also, my buddy told me that having 33's is very bad for a 6cyl 4L, that it causes many problems since the engine isn't powerful enough and the axles aren't tough enough and said something about I would be rebuilding the ?rear end? all the time.
Well thats not true...

Most of us on here have 3.0 and 4.0 trucks on 33's or BIGGER. VERY few of us have problems.

The engine is plenty powerful and the axle should be ok. If you do have the weaker axle, it's EASY to change out with a junkyard replacement.

It looks like an ok truck
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Well he's also a Chevy guy, he has a 2500 and I cant get an honest opinion out of him since he hates Ford.
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Well he's also a Chevy guy, he has a 2500 and I cant get an honest opinion out of him since he hates Ford.

That can be a problem.

Those 4.0L's last along time from what I've seen. My buddy has one with 190k on his, still running strong.

The truck probably has the bigger 8.8'' axle, it will be fine with 33's.
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deffinatly a builder!

slap some 35's under there

i like it!
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Just to make things clear, you said in your first post that you've never had an American car before, but that you owned a Jeep.

Jeep is a product of Chrysler, which is an American brand.

I say go for the truck.
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Dude, it's all about the gears. My old Ranger with 5.13's with 37s would beat an extended cab 2WD Silverado that had the 5.3. The 4.0s DO have some hidden potential.

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go for the truck
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idk go for it... use the extra 2k he's giving u for a new grill. lol
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Im sorry, I never thought of Jeep as an American car, but yes youre right, and my fathers jeep cherokee has almost 200k on it. I am going to check it out right now. I would love to spend the 2k on upgrades but I owe 3k on the car still lol. I'm going to try to get $3k from him so that I dont have to pay off any more. IF i can get 3k then I will take the truck for sure.
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Oh and you all see those big dents in the side right? Are those fixable?
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Ya, the dents are fixable, but it's gonna cost you some green. I'd look at it really closely before you say yes. It looks a little abused. If you can get 2k - 2500 out of him you've done alright. That truck does need some TLC though.
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Just to make things clear, you said in your first post that you've never had an American car before, but that you owned a Jeep.

Jeep is a product of Chrysler, which is an American brand.

I say go for the truck.
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get the ranger, a celica is a chick car
i've had my 99 for 3 years and its got constant abuse and it keeps coming back for more.
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I like the celica more.
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truck looks pretty clean were abouts in CT are you. Im in west haven. And i Run around with a 4.0L and 35's have no issues with my setup.
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Middletown area
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well i would not mind taking a ride out with ya to look over the ranger. i've owned a few.
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If youre looking for a truck, I say go for it.

Take a drive over and give it a test drive. You'll find out quickly if you like it or not.
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Its in Hebron, Im waiting for the guy to call me back, he said hell probably be home around 2. Hebron is a long ways from you, and I am about a half hour drive from you, but if you really wanted to meet me you could come up with me to check it out I dont really know what to look for. Seems like a major inconvenience for you.
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Its in Hebron, Im waiting for the guy to call me back, he said hell probably be home around 2. Hebron is a long ways from you, and I am about a half hour drive from you, but if you really wanted to meet me you could come up with me to check it out I dont really know what to look for. Seems like a major inconvenience for you.
well im bored. dont really mind. and you can see what a little larger tire looks like. on a ranger. i'll pm ya my phone number
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Also, since he put 33's on how far off does that throw the mileage? 108000, could that really be alot more? or would it be less? Or not really a difference? Is there any way to make the speedometer correct? I know in newer trucks its just a matter of reprogramming the computer.
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