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Old 01-04-2010
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ranger vs......

alright for god sakes yes i love my ranger

but,., its a lil small......

im lookin at diesel

say a 5.9 cummins.

what u think/
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Cummins if you can afford it. 12 or 24 valve?
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its a toss up i love the grunt of the 12v but 24 got more power but more money lol and the stupid 53 block...
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I guess thats why they call a ranger a compact truck.
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I go to school with some guys that got a 12 valve. I've never been in one. My buddy has a 24 valve and it is badass. I rode in it once and I had a smile from ear to ear. It was awesome power and it was quick. He has some stuff done to it though.
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I guess thats why they call a ranger a compact truck.
ha very true a lil small for my alpine type rs in a bandpass box....
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I go to school with some guys that got a 12 valve. I've never been in one. My buddy has a 24 valve and it is badass. I rode in it once and I had a smile from ear to ear. It was awesome power and it was quick. He has some stuff done to it though.
true buddy got a 24v but with a bigger turbo stupid fun
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Go for broke and get the 6.7 and it will be glad to take any beating you throw at it
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If your gonna get a fummins get a 12V. end of story...you can get 150hp just but turning a screw driver, i kid you not...And all mechanical only 2 wires to work with under the hood so if something breakes you know what to replace
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If your gonna get a fummins get a 12V. end of story...you can get 150hp just but turning a screw driver, i kid you not...And all mechanical only 2 wires to work with under the hood so if something breakes you know what to replace
really what screw? i know thew fuel plates n such. u talkin psi from turbo?
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No just the fuel pump, crank her up and get a (0) plate and your up about 150hp
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12v is easier to upgrade than the 24v my buddy just bought an 02 5.9 six speed hes looking at getting an edge chip and a new lift pump
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12v is easier to upgrade than the 24v my buddy just bought an 02 5.9 six speed hes looking at getting an edge chip and a new lift pump
that aint exactly true...12v are simpler to upgrade on. like said before all mechanical. bigger injectors, slide fuel plate and bigger turbo, and make sure to get the head work done or you gonna pop it. Now 24v is just a easy to upgrade just cost more. Best thing to do with them is either edge juice with attitude or dragcomp chip then stack a smarty box on top of that. Then injectors get a fass fuel system then if you wanted to bigger turbo.

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No just the fuel pump, crank her up and get a (0) plate and your up about 150hp
do you mean the injector pump?
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24v if you want power - 12v is easy to tune and work on, but is still slow
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i love when people buy a compact truck and than complain becuase its small. you bought a small truck! lol anyways, i say if you can afford it go for it! i hate dodge but cummins makes a damn good deisel.
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^ what he said

although ill go on the other side of the spectrum, im not a fan of all the diesels i see running around with hard tonneaus and no tow package ..... im a firm believer that your vehicle should be used for the purpose intended ..... ive even gotten into arguments with my dad over my moms pos 98 volvo xc wagon that goes into the shop at least once ever 2 months or so because something else broke and im like sell the damn thing you guys never go to the snow anymore no reason for the awd wagon and the **** poor mileage it gets. (i have yet to break 18 mpg hwy the times ive borrowed it)
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i love when people buy a compact truck and than complain becuase its small. you bought a small truck! lol anyways, i say if you can afford it go for it! i hate dodge but cummins makes a damn good deisel.
started out for first truck.... and i work on a farm.
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Get a diesel if you need it. If you are just going for the cool factor then you don't need it. Also if you put a smoke tune on it then you are gay.
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Best choice you'll make getting a Cummins. I've got two of them myself. And theres another 3 in our family as well. We got a 1994 12valve, 2000 24valve, (2) 2006 5.9 Common Rails, and 2007 5.9Common Rail.
For the 12valves you can do mechanical horsepower addictions, turbo, injectors, fuel plate, ect. For the electrical ones get an edge juice with attitude chip, and stack it with the smarty programer and watch out.
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my 2006 2500 ram with 5.9 24 valve and 410 rear end gets better fuel milage than the 4.0 rangers 18.5city and 21 highway. Randy
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how about a 24v with a p-pump? throw in an nv5600 now where talking.

that being said. if you just want a diesel to blow black smoke. please for the love of god DONT get a diesel. it makes diesel owners look bad. and makes you look like a punk kid.

not too mention high cost of maintenance and fuel. only way you will save on a diesel over a gas motor is if you drive say 20,000 a year or tow 14,000# + on a regular basis. otherwise get a nice gas truck.
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my buddy's got an 01 dodge with a cummins in it. he gets 35 mpg on the highway with it and 25 in the city. all he has is an after market fuel injection pump, bigger turbo, quadzilla chip(from what i've been told thats the best chip in the market for those model cummins) cold air intake and stacks in the back. the truck is crazy fun. we took it to the dyno and hes making 410 whp with a clutch that was slipping. From what my friends say quadzilla is the best chip for the 98.5-2002 dodge diesels. he said the best chip for the high pressure common rail cummins is the smarty chips. but yeah i would love to have a diesel too
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my buddy's got an 01 dodge with a cummins in it. he gets 35 mpg on the highway with it and 25 in the city. all he has is an after market fuel injection pump, bigger turbo, quadzilla chip(from what i've been told thats the best chip in the market for those model cummins) cold air intake and stacks in the back. the truck is crazy fun. we took it to the dyno and hes making 410 whp with a clutch that was slipping. From what my friends say quadzilla is the best chip for the 98.5-2002 dodge diesels. he said the best chip for the high pressure common rail cummins is the smarty chips. but yeah i would love to have a diesel too
I agree with everything everyone said untill this...
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I agree with everything everyone said untill this...
there is one in every thread. kinda like the guys that get 90,000 miles out of mud tires.
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