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Old 07-10-2005
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street level.
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Well the Ranger I would have rated about a 8, a 9 if the 4wd had worked, lol.

The F-150 is all street.:)
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I will drive over anything so I would say offroad!
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Honestly, If I were asked this question a month ago i'd tell you 100% for off road. I was offroad, in the mud, in the water, 4 wheelin every single day. Had been doing it since about janurary. Ended up cracking my radiator tank, cracking my A-Arm, Thrashing my 2nd gear in my tranny. Now, After a New Radiator Tank, A Camber Kit, A Custom Reconstructed A-Arm, New All Terrain Tires, A new Tranny, and a HELL of a lot of washing, I'd have to say my truck is now a 4x4 that is about 10% Offroad, 0% Street and 90% looks.
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mine is all street with the new rims i put on...no offroading allowed since i had to pressure wash it 3 times...
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PS - John or Mike will never be stuck if they are off road with LIL BLUE
Unles you make another wrong turn and hit another puddle.....
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mines all street right now its a stock four banger factory freak that stomps on almost all of the little modded civics and cavilers. i havent met many rangers here in waco that have been able to beat me in a race that i got a good start in which is starting to get tough to do since i believe that the tranny is starting to go out :(. any suggestions on which one i should get for the street i dont want an OEM. Also i am trying to decide on an exaust should i go with Flowmaster or Gibson?
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im at a 9. i go offroading alittle too much.
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Hmmm.. My vehical is a ' 5 ' . On a scale of 1 to 10. Its been rolled twice, 5 or 6 engines.. 3 trannies.. I beat it daily on the streets and have been known to go trail-riding and on dirt road with rsa tires.

If you don't beat on it , whats to enjoy? Who cares if it breaks, fix it and improve upon it, gives you a reason to tear it apart and learn about it..

Can't take it with you to the other side...
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Can't take it with you to the other side...
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True but I typically like to take it home with me. I am willing to play pretty hard with my truck. However it spends most of itz time on the street pulling my seadoos or at school. I beat it everyday at school with all the snow Erie Pa gets.
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That's a really hard thing to figure out: besides being very subjective, it's very relative to the terrain you try to conquer.

First, I love my truck, even in it's limited 2WD state, and I've worked hard to wring a little more performance out of it. It's a "10" to me even though I know it's not nearly as capable as it could be.

Interestingly, with the lift, locker, and 35's it is MORE capable than some unmodified 4x4's in SOME situations, and rather LESS capable in others, lol. How do you come up with a number for that?

I'll try just about anything with it, and have been hung on rocks, smashed my skidplate on ice blocks, crashed through ice and sunk the front end, been in 37" deep water and gotten 2" deep in the cab before I got out, nearly rolled it off a quarry wall, buried it in muddy water many times, crossed off-camber over 5 foot deep ruts with wheels in the air, etc.

In other words: I had a lot of fun.

And for me, that's what this is: it's fun you have meeting challenges by developing your driving skill, your judgement, and technically refining your vehicle.

So, I guess I'll resist giving it a number because it's so hard to decide, particularly with a modified truck, how to classify it.

On the original post I was mentioned and I have this to say: it is quite possible to get MUCH more stuck with a 4WD than a 2WD when you do get stuck. Why? It's like this:

1. You can usually get farther into a hazard with 4WD before you exceed your vehicle and skills.

2. You can dig yourself deeper with 4 wheels, than you can with 2.

3. Having 2WD FORCES you to consider more HOW to approach something. I've seen it LOTS where having 4WD causes people to feel and act a bit more invulnerable than they actually are! That can bite you on mods also. My first time out on the 35's and lift I was way more gonzo than usual and got badly stuck in WORSE ways than I had previously...oh well...
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9 street driving, 1 off road. Why the one? Well shoot, sometimes you gotta pass someone taking a left on a 2 lane road, and the grass just looks like the way to go!
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mine drives....

I second that..it gets me from point A to Point B..and if Point be is off road then i can still get to it
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Hmmm.. My vehical is a ' 5 ' . On a scale of 1 to 10. Its been rolled twice, 5 or 6 engines.. 3 trannies.. I beat it daily on the streets and have been known to go trail-riding and on dirt road with rsa tires.

If you don't beat on it , whats to enjoy? Who cares if it breaks, fix it and improve upon it, gives you a reason to tear it apart and learn about it..

Can't take it with you to the other side...
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I baby mine because I can't afford to replace major components and I need it to be fully functional every day. I still use it as a truck, but I avoid exceeding the max. payload capacity and I don't take it out in mud much anymore. Maybe when I have another truck I will beat on it, or I will beat on the other truck, but for now breaking it isn't an option. But if you can afford 6 engines and 3 transmissions, by all means beat on your truck if that's what you want to do.

I guess I would rate my truck as a 5. It can handle some off roading and is presentable when clean. It's pretty close to stock, which is fine by me. Really all I would like to do now is add a cat back exhaust system and maybe better speakers and I am done modding it.
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Unles you make another wrong turn and hit another puddle.....
lol. But thanks Neil.

Of course John gets philosophical and what not, and I agree. I saw Jared rate his an 8 and was like damn, that sets the bar pretty high. RCD, 35s, 4x4, etc.

I also didnt follow the comment about being twice as stuck...if you're stuck you're stuck. When i think stuck i am thinking not recoverable on your own...so either way you need a pull or a winch...i have a winch, does that make me a 10 now? :)

When all is said and done it is on a higher level of offroad capability than a stock 2wd Edge
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Stock Suspension w/ 15x8 Rock Crawlers and BFG All-Terrain's.


So whatever level that is.
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mine handled itself well off road :) now is 6 ft under RIP :(
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Ty We Will Ride Again! I Promise!!!!!!!
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mine gets me from point a to point b...

wherever it may be... on or offroad... anywhere i can't go in my truck, i don't need to be, anyway...
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anywhere i can't go in my truck, i don't need to be, anyway...

Amen!

Haven't gotten stuck yet, and I've been through places where Jeeps have buried themselves to the frame. Since then, I got my lift, so I don't know where that puts me. Once I get my ECTED, it'll be a whole 'nother story.
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christian, u have 3 trucks to try and get somewhere though...haha

good responses all
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my ride

just got my truck yesterday so. it's a 93 blueish green and it has bigger tires than stock, but i think it's allright since i don't go offroad, it's nice though for those Michigan Winters though.
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Lets see 35" Boggers 4.0 winches front and back id say 7 out of ten, ten being SAS 5.0 and lockers then take off points for body damage and id say 6
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