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I was just looking on Blue Oval News and apparently Ford plans to shut down the plant where the ranger is produced in 2009. Just thought you all would like to know that. Currently there are no definate plans for a replacement.

the link: http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums...showtopic=2872
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yeah it's been posted before.. its sad news.
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as i posted on GE about this same subject....

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ehem...boys...my dad works in dearborn...all i will say a month ago...the ranger was toast...now...dont be so sad...things might suprise you...
beleave me or not..but the latest news isnt so horrible...GON is a little behind on the times..about 2-3 months to be exact....

oh btw just noticed that momo posted in the #8 post i think it is its quoted i had that printed off to me about oh hell 4 months ago just after christmas...

also nick is gonna cry when he sees this...
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the twin turbo deisel that was ment for and still is the F-250 and 350 trucks was SUPPOSED to be on the line and installed on trucks as of this monday...well some freaking moron..screwed up...lets say its got another 6 months tacked onto it agian for god sakes...

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you can have TT 7.3 now if you want it

http://longislandperformancediesel.c...0-%20Turbo.htm

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Head-studs are required as this system will make over 50 LBS of Boost with only mild injectors

id like to see the redisgn happen but i will not buy one without a PSD
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you can have TT 7.3 now if you want it

http://longislandperformancediesel.c...0-%20Turbo.htm

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id like to see the redisgn happen but i will not buy one without a PSD
what you ranting about...the new twin has nothing to do with the 7.3L nor the 6.0L....
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what you ranting about...the new twin has nothing to do with the 7.3L nor the 6.0L....
the new twin has also been pushed back to at least '08
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I hAve no idea what you guys are talking about...
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I hAve no idea what you guys are talking about...
who's surprised
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I was just looking on Blue Oval News and apparently Ford plans to shut down the plant where the ranger is produced in 2009. Just thought you all would like to know that. Currently there are no definate plans for a replacement.

the link: http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums...showtopic=2872
good, ford needs to move into a midsize truck to stay competitive
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the new twin has also been pushed back to at least '08
what ever you say mate.........
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^^ true, but is there anything wrong with producing a mini?
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good, ford needs to move into a midsize truck to stay competitive
I disagree.. the death of the compact pickup saddens me. But anyway..

I was shooting my mouth off over at a Mazda3 forum to a guy that just traded his 3 for a new Nissan 2WD. He confessed that his brother works at a plant that makes F150's in Virginia. He said something about them being told that they were going to be building the 'Ranger replacement'. Basically suggesting to him that Ford had a new, probably mid-size replacement in the ranks ready for production as early as '08.. Although he has since posted saying instead they passed notice that the plant is instead closing in 18 months!

I dunno what that all means, but that's the hearsay I've heard..
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what ever you say mate.........
its true. look in gcats.
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I was shooting my mouth off over at a Mazda3 forum..
this is sort of off topic, but anyway- which mazda 3 forum do you belong to? i'm on www.mazda3forums.com every so often lookin at mods to do to my brother's car... i don't really post at all, but, i visit sometimes.
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what you ranting about...the new twin has nothing to do with the 7.3L nor the 6.0L....

Ranting?? no


My Point was theres a kit to make a 7.3 a twin turbo. Nothing more


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id like to see the redisgn happen but i will not buy one without a PSD
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a ranger with a powerstroke would possibly be the best thing ever.

id haul my flying pig everywhere!
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I'd love a turbo desiel Ranger. My boss with Turbo back exaust, intake and a chip gets 18mpg towing 15-20k lbs from here to cali doing 75 te whole way. Usually he gets about 24mpg. I mean this is on a freakin 7.3L Excursion. My ranger gets about 16.2mpg if I keep my foot off it.
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its true. look in gcats.
lol ok...just FYI you dont have to beleave me...dad has been dynoing the motor at ford for the past 6 months. doing all kinds of crazy crap it just left there room last week now they have another 4.0L in there...trying to blow it up agian...
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lol ok...just FYI you dont have to beleave me...dad has been dynoing the motor at ford for the past 6 months. doing all kinds of crazy crap it just left there room last week now they have another 4.0L in there...trying to blow it up agian...
i guess we will see then, wont we?
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man it is sad..... :(
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here's a ranger with a turbo diesel.
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i guess we will see then, wont we?
it is pushed quite far back. i was just telling ya som info. hell i have held the damn turbos on it for god sakes. as of last week it was supposed to go in the truck the CYL heads and all the pistons have to be replaced because of a major f-up. the motors where already at the assemble lines...
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this is sort of off topic, but anyway- which mazda 3 forum do you belong to? i'm on www.mazda3forums.com every so often lookin at mods to do to my brother's car... i don't really post at all, but, i visit sometimes.
That's the one. Easily the most active mr google could find for me. It is tied to other C1 based car forums (Volvo S40, euro-spec Focus) and to other Mazda forums (like Mazda6 forums). Lots punk kids that want to drop it to the ground and slap 20" wheels on their 3, yo! But some decent info too if you read between the lines. I've been adicted to it lately. It even got me reading SCCA forums. I think I'll go observe the season opener for the SCCA North East Region Solo run in Mass later this month.. Very cool stuff!
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