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Old 09-13-2010
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okay its time.

Got passed by a prius struggling uphill today. Anyone wanna give me a v6? Lol I'm actually thinking about buying a 4.0 ranger that's for sale by me though. 3k. Needs paint though
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Originally Posted by gibsondale View Post
Got passed by a prius struggling uphill today.
Was it powder blue and being driven by a guy with puppets ?
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Old 09-13-2010
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^lol thats classic...
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Old 09-13-2010
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If you lived in MA I have a 4.0 w/ 70K miles and new rebuilt trans, CHEAP… and take the vehicle which includes the Rear Axle… sorry.
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Really? I have a manual 2.5L and I do fine on hills. I can be cruising at 40 in 5th gear at like 1800 rpms and accelerate up the hill. I am actually surprised at the ability. If I start losing speed I just down shift to fourth.

Is your auto?

And what axle gearing do you have? I have 373s so that might help me. Maybe you have like 314s or something really high.

An 8.8 swap might make a big difference.
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Old 09-16-2010
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When I started driving my new (to me) Ranger home on Monday, I couldn't hold 50 mph in 4th gear in the western Iowa hills. I was beginning to think I had been screwed! It only had about 1/8 tank of gas, so I stopped at a BP and filled with 87 octane (I don't do ethanol if I can help it). I started out of town and there was another hill to climb. I stayed in 5th at 55 mph and waited for the speed to drop...it didn't! The crappy gas (probably ethanol) was the only problem. If you've been running ethanol, try a tank or two of 87 octane unleaded. You just might be passing the next Prius.
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