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Old 10-08-2007
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Heavily considering a new ranger....'97 3.0L 2wd..need info.

Hi,

I'm heavily considering buying a ranger thats just down the street from me. It's a '97 Supercab 2dr, 2wd, 3.0L, 5spd. It's the green-blueish kinda color w/ tan interior. Best part....only has 77k on the odometer. $3000 is the asking price.

My questions....Are there any problem areas with the vulcan of this vintage? Other than the slave cyl that every manual ranger has...what other problem areas should I look out for?? I expect better mileage compaired to my 4.0 4x4.

My plans are to lift it on 31s and throw my 8.8 under it, whenever I get a 31spliner for the '01. Or I'll just slam the biatch. who knows...lol.

Thanks for any help.

Shane
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sounds dumb dont buy.

I mean ****, that's 3K you can put into your ranger. I tried the "two vehicles at once" and it blew *****.
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You have a 2001. The 97 has low miles but that 3grand can be spent on making yours last. Think of the extra insurance and you know buying a 10 year old truck your going to find other problems with it.
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Shane,

Take it from, me the idea of owning two rangers and actually having two are very different. so far I have about $6000 sunk into my '96 SA Splash. I could have supercharged my'03 for that.
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sounds dumb dont buy.

I mean ****, that's 3K you can put into your ranger. I tried the "two vehicles at once" and it blew *****.
Funny story....right now...I have three vehicles at once. Two driving, one sitting. lol.

Hey arnald, aka kyle, isn't half that just in the sas?
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i think u shouldnt get it. kind of a waste of money imho. spend it on ure 2001 instead. :)
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What about opinions on a lowered mild 5.0L AOD expo interiored 18" cobra'd 97' regular cab?
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