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Old 12-09-2010
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want to get a new ranger

I found 2 rangers both 2002 stepsides and 4x4 1 has the 3.0 with 115,000 miles and the other has a 4.0 with 126,000 question is which 1 would be the best choice. I commute 80 miles 1 way to work and occasionally tow my 4wheeler. I currently have a 93 3.0 that is getting ready to die and aint real crazy bout the power or lack there of but ive heard the newer 3.0 isnt to bad.
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If you already think the 3.0 doesn't have enough power just go with the 4.0. The newer one isn't much different, if at all.
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get the 4.0
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I always tell people on here. You have 2 engine options. The 2.3L DOHC and the 4.0L SOHC. IF you are looking at anything else you are looking at the wrong Rangers.
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What is the life expectency of 4.0
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What is the life expectency of 4.0
Well maintained and taken care of, they'll last as long as you want them to
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make sure it isnt shifting funny (if its auto) and no timing chain rattles.
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Thats the worst part both are autos but i cant afford any of the 5 spds round me....what does the timing chain sound like if it goin bad?
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I heard it sounds like marbles in the engine
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the best way i can describe it is it kinda like shifting the front derailer on a bike when the chain wont catch
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Thats the worst part both are autos but i cant afford any of the 5 spds round me....what does the timing chain sound like if it goin bad?
apples to apples, the standard should be cheaper.
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get the 4.0 spd, love it.( or at least mine.)
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I said screw it went out n applied for a 2011 after seein prices on em n shld hear smthn n the mornin...i figured why pay almost half for a used truck with over 100k on it when i could i spend a lil more and get somthing with 0 miles.
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the 2010-2011s suck. they are low to the ground, they have too many bed bolts, are made with cheaper metal (hence the bed bolts), you can't get limited slip in them, and they have traction control. plus you can't get FX4s anymore.
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but you do get 4 wheel disks
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but you do get 4 wheel disks
I'd rather have Fx4 than 4 wheel disks any day, plus you can do 4 Wheels disks yourself
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Canadians still get FX4 package options. I should be getting my 2011 this Saturday, FX4 of course (with a limited slip).
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You are defiinatly misinformed MASTERATARMS93 the 1 i picked out has 3.73 l/s idk where you saw that at but its wrong.
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both of you post pics when you get them.
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How do you post pix from a phone
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put the pics on your phone onto your puter.
go to photobucket and upload them there then you can post the pic on here.
when you post a message there is a little mountain with a sun in a yellow box.
copy the image into the taskbar with only one http: since it puts it there for you.

voila!
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