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Old 12-21-2009
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Looking at Canadian Ranger...differences?

Hey all,

Ran across a Canadian Ranger for sale thats here local in the area in Michigan. 2008, FX4 Off Road. I went and built a 2009 on the Ford Build it Now website for 2009 and it says the Torsen was an optional axle in the '09, so I assume that it was an option for '08... Besides the "SYNTHETIC ONLY" tag if it's still on the rear diff, is there a way to tell besides spinning them in the slick stuff and seeing if two dig?

The truck has a Canadian Window Sticker, all spelled weird and stuff. Has block heater, the Pioneer sound system, 16" Y-spoke wheels with brand new rubber, red and black two tone seats...

Looks really nicely kept -- just interested in the rear diff, making sure it does or does not have the Torsen.

If it's a L/S, it will one-wheel-peel, right? The Torsen I know locks and throws me sideways...






Tell me any oddball things to look at, I am going in the morning to check it out.
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That trucks looks bad ***. Please buy it.
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I find it questionable that the front bumper isn't two toned like the rest of the truck
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I find it questionable that the front bumper isn't two toned like the rest of the truck
I agree...you should check into that and see if it's been hit in the front.
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I find it questionable that the front bumper isn't two toned like the rest of the truck
its canadian....everything from there is questionable
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That truck looks funny to me. I don't know about it.
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Front bumper looks different, weird interior color combo as well....
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Synth tag it has a torsen
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I don't know, kind of like it, has the "super duty" look
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I say pass, the bumper looks funny and the interior is confused.
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paint the bumper and flares DSG like the lower. put some alcoa's and 32x11.5 tires. tint the windows, 04 grill and painted shell, remove mud flaps and that would be one hot truck
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Well I'll point out the obvious! kph on the speedo!
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since im canadian, i would jump on it depending on how many kms it has...looks clean.. who cares what color the seats and the bumper is!!

and our speedometers have miles on them too!!!!
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I find it questionable that the front bumper isn't two toned like the rest of the truck
that is the way that 08 and up is. i can't remember about the fx4 but the xlt and sports are like that. but yes, something doesn't look right. it's missing the grey somewhere.

OP, yes, the torsen was an option in the 08 trucks. the red interior was not. i'm guessing that that truck had the interior swapped out. the only two coulors that were available were black with grey inserts and tan.
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good lord... that looks like 4 different rangers in one, PASS on it. Regarding the torsen.. it is a limited slip and only does its job in the rain by spinning both, torsen sucks so even if you find a non torsen truck buy it and put in a proper locker

few things out of place:

like whats been said, the front bumper, the sport guages with fx4 silver trim. That dash has clearly been apart, my guess is its been totalled at one point and rebuilt with a white sport parts truck
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its canadian....everything from there is questionable
your from Missouri... isn't that the number 1 place in north america for unwanted sodomy?
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I don't think the front bumper looks out of place, if it has the colour-keyed rear bumper (ie white, not black) then its supposed to be there. I agree the full white doesn't look right but you never know, maybe something was missed from the factory or it was touched up. It has the chrome mirrors and side steps, so IIRC it should have a non-black bumper. The seats definitely do look out of place, it should have black leather IMO, so either the PO didn't like them or they got torn/worn out and he replaced them. Its odd that a Canadian truck has gone south, its usually the other way around cause generally stuff's cheaper in the US due to the population size difference/marketing.

I got a Torsen in mine, its never bothered me and has always done its job properly loaded and unloaded. Its never spun me around unexpectedly and has always locked up when I've needed it. You might have to sometimes load it up with the brakes but it does what I want it to without the quirks and ratcheting of a Detroit. Much better than a Trac-loc IMO.

I wouldn't worry any more about it than any other used vehicle, just make sure its already had the proper federal vehicle inspection done and all the paperwork on it is legit. As usual always check the VIN as well. LR
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Guys!!

Thanks so much for the well informed replies. I was half sleeping while looking at this and thought the color of the dash didn't match the rest, but didn't put 2 and 2 together...

The bumper never struck me as odd, and the interior color came up as a 2009 option, so I thought it would be original.

The truck is listed as one owner, I will ask to see the title to see if it has an "A" title. I was wondering a well if the thing was legal to drive in the US, but I am [relatively] sure that a dealer wouldn't sell a bunk truck like that, but you know how they can be. It's a HUGE dealer in Michigan, so usually they're on their game. Bought from them before.

I am gonna take off here in a few minutes to check it out, I will let you know what happens.

It's listed as having 68,000 "miles", but if it's showing km's, it's got 39,000 actual miles, which would be more in line for mileage of a 2008.

Anyway, off I go. Again, thanks!
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Swoop come to oregon, we have level II's in black and blue.
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the seats were an FX4 LII option. the bumper should be DSG though. nice truck other then that!
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the seats were an FX4 LII option. the bumper should be DSG though. nice truck other then that!
in 2008 lots of those level 2 things swapped over to the regular FX4 ie: seats shift **** and torsen, the seats are not out of place.

fact is that bumper and guage cluster is NOT the original for this truck and underneath the steering wheel you can see how the dash has been ripped apart and put back together poorly. Im sensing a bad truck and I personally wouldnt even bother looking at it.

you cant go off the odo becuase its not the original.. you'll never know how many miles are on it.
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another thing to think about, the truck could have been fixed with cash leaving it with a clean title and in that case the dealer will not state anything becuase they probably dont know the history on it and if they did they simply dont care. good luck though
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I hear canadian rangers run of maple syrup. Correct me if Im wrong
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yuppers. i've got maple syrup in my engine now. it's great for the winter. doesn't run too thin, smokes a little on startup but after that, it's all good.
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if you look closely .
that is not the factory dash
the window pillar grab handles are the same colour as the dash.
but the door panel is a different colour
looky likes it was a theft recovery
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