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Old 01-22-2007
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reg cab 4.0?

Im wondering if its possible to get a regular cab 4.0 sohc 5 speed 2wd truck?

having thoughts of a street truck
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Yes... but they are very rare.
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very rare..i usually see them in a long bed thoe
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i just did a quick search through the forums, couldnt come across any pics but i did find a few posts and such about regular cab 4.0s

but a regular cab sohc would be a killer starting point for a street demon
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someone here had a yellow one.. i think it was Q
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"mountain ranger" has a reg cab 4.0L.. yes they are hard to come by

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Hasn't been made since 2001.
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could you special order one maybe?
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I think some folks tried but failed.

We talked about this at one point and some of us feel it's like this:

1. Standard cab Rangers are VERY squirrely. The short wheelbase has a very short "time constant" of oscillation. I am one of the people who wrecked one and that was a BIG contributing factor. Those of us who have owned both know how much more stable the extended cabs longer wheelbase is.

2. Ford is risk-averse, and must be aware of the limitations of the standard cab Ranger's wheelbase and weight distribution.

3. Ford decided too much power in the standard cab was a lawsuit waiting to happen.

That's my take anyway. Either that or it just wasn't popular enough.
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Too pricey to order a single cab 4 banger and a new 4L engine only isnt it? Unless money isn't an option, but in that case you probably wouldnt be looking at a ranger
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A used 4 banger and a good junkyard engine would be an option. You'd need the tranny too maybe.
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someone here had a yellow one.. i think it was Q
Q's truck was a auto
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dans(mr muffakka) truck has a 4.0 in it. he went from a ohv, to a sohc. thing halls boogy.
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It hauls boogers?
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It hauls boogers?
no......boggy! (idk)
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Hm, I'm halfway there. I've got a reg. cab 4.0, but it's a 4x4 automatic.
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actually, i have exactly what you're lookin for, so they do exist. Regular cab, 2WD, 4.0 SOHC, 5 speed. i absolutely love it
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actually, i have exactly what you're lookin for, so they do exist. Regular cab, 2WD, 4.0 SOHC, 5 speed. i absolutely love it
Lucky you! I'd be turning that truck into a street machine!! lol
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Plus his is a flareside!!!
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I just checked my 07 Ranger booklet, and you can order a 4.0 in an XL regular cab.
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yeah but you have to get a long bed with that...
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dans(mr muffakka) truck has a 4.0 in it. he went from a ohv, to a sohc. thing halls boogy.

yeah his truck is sweet... doesnt he have a blower on there?
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Yeah, I know this has come up before, so I just checked Fords website and there is no 4.0 reg cab short box version auto or manual. Only the 7ft bed has it......
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...and it has to be an Auto.
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actually, i have exactly what you're lookin for, so they do exist. Regular cab, 2WD, 4.0 SOHC, 5 speed. i absolutely love it
Yes of course they exist, they made them for years, lol -- but your year was the last one, AFIK.
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