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What ranger to get?

Hey guys im new to these forums.. I currently have an 88bronco ii but its acting up and im sick of spending money on it..I would like to buy a used 03 Ranger edge with 4x4 4.0l. What are the most common problems with the newer Rangers? Also I plan on doing some moderate offroading. I found an edge for $11,000 with 50,000 miles on it, is that a good price?
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There a couple people on here selling thier trucks, you could probably find one thats already modded....like me, im going to be selling my 03 soon

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Well I need to get it from a dealer bc Im going to be making payments onit..
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Apopka! Wow you're not far. I hope you're not getting rid of the BII. I LOVE THEM and want one bad! If I were buying one I would get one between 2000 and 2004. Nothing bad about the newer ones but I started disliking the looks after 2004ish. (05's are growing on me...I'm slow :)
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Sounds like a good deal
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Well im living with my parents so I cant keep the bii :( I love bii's too they are great little rigs. The steering box is screwed up I think, it also needs a power steering pump which I have but havnt put in bc I just said screw it one day bc I was fed up with the truck..Im gonna have to sell it for cheap, but im gonna keep the bfg all terrains that are on it.

Heres my cardomain on the bii
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Thatas a good looking BII. And you actually did the 4x4 swap! That question is asked all the time but no one ever actually does it. Good Job.

And an 03' 4.0 is a good choice. I haven't had any major issues with mine so far. 02' and earlier sometimes have the timing chain problem. Make sure get the 4.0
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No major problems with the SOHC, and 50K isnt a whole lot of miles. As long as you stay with the 4.0 you'll be good
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Thanks for the ocmpliments on the bii..the 4wd swap wasnt to hard. Also is the B3000 Mazda the same exact thing as a Ranger? I saw a guy on these forums with one lifted so I assume they are.
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watch out for random explosions these things are like driving a grenademobile.








jk nothing goes wrong with these things
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watch out for random explosions these things are like driving a grenademobile.








jk nothing goes wrong with these things
Ya lol, well I was reading the post where the guys optima battery exploded and burnt the truck up lol...anyway...is the 3.0l under powered or should I just stick with the 4.0l? I want a 4x4 4.0l Edge or Xlt ext cab,Auto and either black, blue or red..I cant seem to find any dealer with those specs, the only one I found was Carmax and they wanted $15k for an 03..
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What are the most common problems with the newer Rangers? Also I plan on doing some moderate offroading.
ball joints, i just changed my upper ones on my 2004 cuz they were really worn out since they are non-greasable. I replaced them with 4x4 sport trak greasable ones. Thats my only problem i've had with my truck with only 28k miles
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IAC, Multi Function Switch, (power)window motors went out, 4x4 shift motor cleanings, crappy rubber coating on center bezels, sticky brake caliper slide pins, headlight switch bulb, flimsy arm rest(bucket seat center console), worst shifting auto tranny I've ever owned(at the dealer three times while they scratched their heads), crazy mirrors that have convulsions driving over 50mph....you want me to pull out my warranty repair book of receipts? lol

So why do I want another ranger again???

After 50k miles you'd think that stuff has already been taken care of though. Get a manual tranny if you can drive one or are a fast learner.
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Ok now your scaring me...did you just beat the hell out of that ranger or what? I mean it cant have as many problems as my 88bii..
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That's what I thought. I've always been a ford man. I owned six F150's from 79-86. All bad a$$ tanks. I bought my ranger thinking it wouldn't start nickel and diming me til after the payments, yeah right. Make sure you get a good warranty on that hog. You'll need it.

Yes I am rough on vehicles but it's a truck! I'm not like the guy that idolizes his truck, details it, and avoids dirt. Quite the opposite. If that's what you wanna do buy a damn car. Save some money and the environment.
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I've never had any of those problems... he just got the one the retard assembled at the factory...lol.

Well, the auto tranny is kinda weak... that's it.
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I've never had any of those problems... he just got the one the retard assembled at the factory...lol.

Well, the auto tranny is kinda weak... that's it.
Everything I ever bought for my truck was the one out of a million off the assembly line with a defect. The last thing I bought proved that very well.
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No im not gentle on my bii at all lol Ive almost hydro locked a few times crossing water and I plan on wheelin the ranger if I get one...Just not crazy like I did the bii..
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Well, I hope you keep that as your trail sl*t and leave the ranger to the pavement pounding then, lol. They're very capable trucks, don't get me wrong. Just not too tolerant to the things I've thrown at it. Aside from the nitty gritty's I mentioned, my truck was awesome. The auto tranny was the only thing I had real concern over.
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hmm wow thats pretty good l2en basically covered every prob I have had LOL and im at 32K. tho, my bezel hasnt peeled, and my 4x4 hasnt needed cleaning yet. tho that driverside mirror still rattles like no tomarrow over 50mph... and at 5500 miles dealer replaced all innards of tranny, shifts ruff on occasion, stalled in reverse at 10K miles... the auto trannys in the newer rangers are total garbage.
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hmmm...maybe Ill just get a jeep or a toy...lol Id hate to give up the fords but I cant afford more problems..
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Maybe you should look into a 98-02 Ranger, they seem to have the least of problems.. I havent had any of the problems that I2en has had with his.. just balljoints, really.
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Ya Ill see what I can find..I really like the Edge with a stepside..But everytime I found a nice lookin used Ranger its either 2wd or 3.0l lol I havnt found the "perfect" Ranger..
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Ok I found the perfect ranger...its a Ranger Xlt 4.0l v6 4x4 56k on it..the only thing is its manual...seriously how hard is it to drive a stick? The price on it is $11,668. Also its sonic blue, love that color.
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Ok I found the perfect ranger...its a Ranger Xlt 4.0l v6 4x4 56k on it..the only thing is its manual...seriously how hard is it to drive a stick? The price on it is $11,668. Also its sonic blue, love that color.
sounds like a pretty good deal... i have a 5 speed and i think its super easy... and you are not permitted to sell your BII... i had one before my ranger and i sold it and i would give anything to have it back even though it was a pos
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