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i wonder why Ford did this...

i noticed in the 2008 & 2009 models, alot of the 4x4s have the 15" chrome wheels w/ smaller tires like they use to back in the day....

i wonder y, it just takes away from the look of the 4x4....

just rambling on...

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price for them...

bet they saved a fortune when you consider how much the price jumps for 15" tire to 16" tires
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what size tires are they?
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trying to make the ranger more economical, better fuel mileage etc... cause they lowered them too
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what size tires are they?
pretty sure the 08s come with 235/75/15s
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Is that smaller than 31's?
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I wonder why they made an extended cab 2 door. Why not 4 doors?
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Is that smaller than 31's?
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I wonder why they made an extended cab 2 door. Why not 4 doors?
agree, I have never understood why they kept making the 2 door ext. cabs. My 01 had the ext cab doors and my 04 doesnt, at the time I didnt think it would be a big deal but now I hate not having the extra cab doors. Thats the major reason I'm looking for something else and selling the 04....eventhough I have only put it on craigslist...not in any real hurry.
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agree, I have never understood why they kept making the 2 door ext. cabs. My 01 had the ext cab doors and my 04 doesnt, at the time I didnt think it would be a big deal but now I hate not having the extra cab doors. Thats the major reason I'm looking for something else and selling the 04....eventhough I have only put it on craigslist...not in any real hurry.
I mean I bought mine used so I really didn't have a choice but I think everyone else now offers 4 doors standard on their extended cab model trucks. I have to do gymnastics with the seats to get anything remotely large in the back. My next camping trip I'm removing my passenger seat so stuff actually fits inside the cab.
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the sizes of the 4x4 factory tires varies over years. some were 245's, some 235's some 255's. back in the early- mid 90's the 4x4 STX came factory with 265's while in the 80's the factory 4X4's came with 225's and even 215's!
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trying to make the ranger more economical, better fuel mileage etc... cause they lowered them too
-stupid, im glad i have the 06' before they started doing this!

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pretty sure the 08s come with 235/75/15s
thats what the older ones like 94-97 came with i think...i hate it!

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I wonder why they made an extended cab 2 door. Why not 4 doors?
-i thought they had stopped offering the 2 door x-cab till i test drove my current truck and the saleslady says its x-cab, but only 2 door!, i was like what...? but oh well...

just a thought....i seen it and thought i hate that, looks stupid...
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agree, I have never understood why they kept making the 2 door ext. cabs. My 01 had the ext cab doors and my 04 doesnt, at the time I didnt think it would be a big deal but now I hate not having the extra cab doors. Thats the major reason I'm looking for something else and selling the 04....eventhough I have only put it on craigslist...not in any real hurry.
My 98 has no rear doors, and I hate it every time I go in to get tools out, or to stuff people in.

Why Ford! Damn you!
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well i wanted the 4 door, but i kinda settled with the 2 door i got cause i really liked everything else on it and got it for a great price!
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Because IT'S A FORD.
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with the 2 door.. the cab doesn't crumple as easy as the 4 door model.. so its better crash test rating
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with the 2 door.. the cab doesn't crumple as easy as the 4 door model.. so its better crash test rating
So make the rest of the cab stronger. Its not hard.
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are they even making the rangers anymore? the Twin City plant is closing if i heard right.. unless they moved the ranger to the mazda new jersey plant..

but if they make it stonger means more money to build and higher price for the truck.. they are trying to be smart right now in the way of spending cause Ford doesn't wanna be like GM and Dodge who both have gone into chapter 11
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the sizes of the 4x4 factory tires varies over years. some were 245's, some 235's some 255's. back in the early- mid 90's the 4x4 STX came factory with 265's while in the 80's the factory 4X4's came with 225's and even 215's!
my 96 came factory with 205's.... on 14x6's.....
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that truck looks like its just a 2wd model. im so glad i got an 07 and not an 08 lol

and i love my 4 doors. and i came stock with 255's. nothing stellar, but at least they looked kinda beefy on a stock truck
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are they even making the rangers anymore? the Twin City plant is closing if i heard right.. unless they moved the ranger to the mazda new jersey plant..

but if they make it stonger means more money to build and higher price for the truck.. they are trying to be smart right now in the way of spending cause Ford doesn't wanna be like GM and Dodge who both have gone into chapter 11
They almost went the same route anyway. I'd pay the extra for a reinforced cab and 4 doors if I wanted another Ranger.
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it just seems the new 4x4s sit lower stock all around..
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it just seems the new 4x4s sit lower stock all around..
Different torsion keys and shorter blocks.
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Different torsion keys and shorter blocks.
thats what i figured.
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My 06 came with 31's.
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my 96 came factory with 205's.... on 14x6's.....
yes, but you have a 2wd. i was refering to 4x4 factory sizes. hell, my '85 ranger 2wd came with 185's
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