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Old 12-17-2008
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I think the slave cylinder is a French design that's why it le sucks.
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^^haha. Damn French people
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My truck is on it's 3rd slave. The one from the factory seized up at 110k miles, and the replacement one was just replaced about 3 weeks ago when I had my clutch replaced, since everything was apart.

Even with 250k, my transmission is still going strong and shifts smooth, but 3rd gear is beginning to get a little crunchy sometimes as the synchros are wearing out. I don't race my truck or ram it into gear, and I always take it easy on 3rd when shifting to try and prolong the life of my synchros a little.
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Well when the slave cyl goes how much is the replacment? Big job or easy access?
The guy just told me that he talked to his bank, we were going to make an even trade, I have 3k left on my car loan, he has 3.2k left on his truck. We thought it would work out that we take over each others loans, I pay his he pays mine we had it all planned out, then the bank told us that you cant transfer a loan you have to pay it off first to get the title. Neither of us have 3k lying around lol. DAMN! It was so close. But Im on college break and have full time work from now until Jan 24th at 13$ / hour. I should have around 4k saved up at the end of break and i can either keep my car and buy a beater ranger / b4000 for wheelin, or sell my car and get a nicer one, to be used as my DD and occasional weekend muddin. But no matter what I have my heart set on a ranger 4.0 or b4000, gotta be extended cab and 4x4. I don't want a fullsize for sure though.
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in some ways the mazdas are a little nicer than the ranger! they come with sum primo interior. iwish mine had leather!
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ya the troy lee is sick interior!
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in some ways the mazdas are a little nicer than the ranger! they come with sum primo interior. iwish mine had leather!
I like the mazda grille and tails a little better. Also, base mazdas have a few more options than base rangers.

If they had an FX4 LII Mazda equiv I'd love to drive it
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It's a shame the Mazdas never got the same accessory or offroad equipment options/levels the Rangers get, like a Mazda FX4 equivalent. They would have definetly made a killing on having some offroad options for the Mazdas.

When my dad originally bought his (now mine) B4000, he specifically wanted the 4.0 V6 and a 5 speed, and he was looking at Rangers, but I think for some reason you couldn't get a stick with the 4.0 or something, but you could with the Mazda, so he opted for the Mazda instead. He also got a little price break on the truck as he bought his 92 B2200 from the same dealer 10 years earlier and knows the owner. btw, that little B2200 is still running with just about 250k miles on it, through my grandpa has owned it since '98.
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Well when the slave cyl goes how much is the replacment? Big job or easy access?
The guy just told me that he talked to his bank, we were going to make an even trade, I have 3k left on my car loan, he has 3.2k left on his truck. We thought it would work out that we take over each others loans, I pay his he pays mine we had it all planned out, then the bank told us that you cant transfer a loan you have to pay it off first to get the title. Neither of us have 3k lying around lol. DAMN! It was so close. But Im on college break and have full time work from now until Jan 24th at 13$ / hour. I should have around 4k saved up at the end of break and i can either keep my car and buy a beater ranger / b4000 for wheelin, or sell my car and get a nicer one, to be used as my DD and occasional weekend muddin. But no matter what I have my heart set on a ranger 4.0 or b4000, gotta be extended cab and 4x4. I don't want a fullsize for sure though.
So what do yall think? Get a cheaper beater for wheeling and dump runs or sell my car and get a nicer one as a DD?
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im just thinking if its worth it for the mpg difference, my toyota gets around 30mpg, ranger gets what like 15mpg with the 4.0? And I was thinking 33's with a body lift but Ill probably do 31"s for beter gas mileage. Whats the difference in mpg s far as stock and 31s and 33s? does a 3" body lift look stupid with 31"s? just because I want to do the bd lift so it sits a little taller next to my roomates truck, lifted chevy 1500.
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ranger 4.0 is rated at 19 city and 24 hwy. That's the same efficiency as a brand new V8 Sierra. Also, stock tires are 30.9" on a 4x4, so going to 31s will make no difference.

You don't have to do a body lift, you could always just get 2.5" leaf spring shackles for the rear and crank up the torsion bars a little bit.
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Great trucks, they are rangers through and through. Damn tough and reliable. Don't listen to trucksgetdirty that's a girl that bought a half beat truck and beat it to death without ever doing repairs because she had no money to fix it. It's one of the worst examples on the site.
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ranger 4.0 is rated at 19 city and 24 hwy. That's the same efficiency as a brand new V8 Sierra. Also, stock tires are 30.9" on a 4x4, so going to 31s will make no difference.

You don't have to do a body lift, you could always just get 2.5" leaf spring shackles for the rear and crank up the torsion bars a little bit.


2009 Ford Ranger Super Cab 4X4 FX4 Off-Road Styleside 2 Door
Gas Mileage: 15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 4.0 Liter, 207 HP
Wheels: Alloy Wheels, 16-In.
Torque: 238 @3000

2009 Ford Ranger Super Cab XLT Styleside 4 Door
Gas Mileage: 15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 4.0 Liter, 207 HP
Wheels: Steel Wheels, 15-In.
Torque: 238 @3000
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Did noone tell him that by having the mazda symbol he loses 50 hp and 3 mpg?? hahahahahahah
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2009 Ford Ranger Super Cab 4X4 FX4 Off-Road Styleside 2 Door
Gas Mileage: 15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 4.0 Liter, 207 HP
Wheels: Alloy Wheels, 16-In.
Torque: 238 @3000

2009 Ford Ranger Super Cab XLT Styleside 4 Door
Gas Mileage: 15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 4.0 Liter, 207 HP
Wheels: Steel Wheels, 15-In.
Torque: 238 @3000
A 2009 is totally different than the 1999 Model he is talking about. It's a 4.0 OHV and 19-24 is about what I get.
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mybad I didn't realize the OHV's got that much better milage.
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pwn. mazda ftw
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Get it. I have absolutely zero qualms about driving a RBV (ranger based vehicle). I have that same truck, minus the Troy Lee trim design. You will love it, it IS a Ford Ranger. The front fascia, the bed (though the Ranger STX models use a Mazda bed), chrome window trim, and the steering wheel are the only differences. It is about 90% Ford Ranger I would say. If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to ask me or any other active Mazda members on here.
I have a 1999 mazda b4000 ext cab 2wd, I have been looking for a 4 inch lift kit for it, but there isn't to many out there for the mazda's. I was wondering if the lifts for the same year ford rangers were the same as the mazda's? Please let me know soon if I can buy a lift for a ford ranger and put it on my mazda
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I have a 1999 mazda b4000 ext cab 2wd, I have been looking for a 4 inch lift kit for it, but there isn't to many out there for the mazda's. I was wondering if the lifts for the same year ford rangers were the same as the mazda's? Please let me know soon if I can buy a lift for a ford ranger and put it on my mazda
First really old thread bump.

Second yes Rangers and Mazdas are exactly the same other than the grill and bed (the bed was also used on Ranger STXs, so only the really difference is the grill).
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If you get it, take care of it or else you will have nonstop problems

I didnt take care of mine now it has a split front end and no trans, although I have a Honda now lol

B3000 with bodylift on 33s. I liked having a lifted Mazda because there are so few!




This was my interior



But this is what happened to it, said to be because of cranking the Tbars (tires are stock) but I believe it was a different problem. It ate through control arms like nothing else, just had them replaced a few months ago.



(I love whoring my old truck)
What size body lift??
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2010 B4000 4x4 5speed manual

I am a newbie and just saw this 'old' thread. I have a vehicle that was supposedly not sold in the U.S.? I'm told that the 2009 year model was the last year for Mazda truck....in the U.S.? Mine is a 2010 that was bought in Ontario Canada by a Michigan person and titled in that state.

I now have it and even tho it was a Northern vehicle it shows no rust. I have been underneath and there is some 'surface' rust in some 'few' places but the owner took care of the vehicle as well as having done one of those 'rust proofing' applications.....I guess. Anyway a very clean vehicle.

I had to contact the Canada Mazda corporation to get an owners manual; The U.S. folks could not (would not?) help me??? Anyway I now have a PDF manual that is quite useful.

I have owned two FULL SIZED Fords in the past so was not too hesitant to buy this Mazda since it was basically a Ford Ranger?

I'll be asking questions in the future about things but I have one now: Tires. My vehicle has the 'mag' wheel option on it. The tires are 255/70x16. That's the standard tire size? The manual talks about 235's? I have checked the mph's via the Garmin and my speedo is about 3 miles off so don't think the tires are negatively affecting the readings? (that much?) Or Are They?

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Sounds like you have a little bit taller tires than stock. Mine are like 4mph off
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I do have the correct tires (size?)

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Sounds like you have a little bit taller tires than stock. Mine are like 4mph off
I previously asked about my tire size being 255's and concerned they were not the size from the factory. I had looked at Tire Rack and saw that 235's were the size attributed to my vehicle. I looked at the owners manual and it too seemed to attribute 235's as the correct size. But......I looked (where I should have in the first place) at the door panel and sure enough the tire/wheel for my vehicle is the 255/70x16. So, in the future I will have to search tires by 'size' and not 'model'. I do wonder tho why 255's were the size for my/this particular vehicle? Being 2-3 mph off is no big deal neither; especially since it is registering slower rather than faster.

I am enjoying my truck. One thing I am noticing tho is that 'FABRIC' seats is not the best. Somewhere down the distant future I'll have to put on seat covers.........maybe?
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I have a 1997 Mazda B4000 Se with the 4.0L

I have a 1997 Mazda b4000 se 4.0L with 97,568 miles Does anyone know what the fuel trims ought to be for the 4.0 Mine are as follows:

ST FTRM1 42.1%

LT FTRM1 13.2%

ST FTRM2 42.1%

LT FTRM2 11.7%

calc load was 47%

coolant was as 185

RPM 1212

MPH 14

Throwing a P0171 & P0174
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