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Why do YOU want a diesel in a ranger?

I dunno, I cant think of any reason other than maybe towing where a deisel would be of benefit in a rnager. for one deisel fuel smells funny, its loud, a btch to start when its REALLY cold out. and more expensive at the pump. The only real advantage I can see with a diesel in a ranger is towing capacity, and maybe be able to buy fuel if a major disaster strikes since everything runs on gasoline gas is the first thing to run out.
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i like the sound, the smell, the extra power, the capability to run veggie fuel... whats not to love about them... im weird i know
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better power to weight ratio
better fuel economy
more torque

hopefully the next Ranger (even if it is an F100) will have a small power stroke diesel mated to a six speed manual
that tranny will use 1st as the creeper or low range and 5 true gears above that (+ that 6th gear will be a true OD or highway gear)
again a smaller and hopefully stronger packge that can be shifted into 1st while the wheels are turning (or slipping....)
oh yea, factory electronic lockers would be nice too and keep a gear driven LS - no clutch packs please!!
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I was in the uk last month and drove a 2.5L turbo 140bhp diesel ranger,i found it tobe slow ,this is the new engine from fords the old type was 107bph!!!.The sound proofing in the cabin was very good and you didnt know it was a diesel tobe honest.The interior was way different to the usa rangers and the exterior was a little different too.The ranger looked nice, drove great but lacked in power,i would not want this engine size ranger.
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1. Way better torque cuvre for towing and its way down low in the rpm range.
2. Fuel economy.
3. Trade in value.
4. The performance you get from mods, like just a edge for 250 ftlbs of torque.
5. Painting the ol tailgater black, i use a 01 psd with a edge box for landscaping and it keeps them at bay.
6. The lifespan of a diesel is no comparison to gas.
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The turbo sound, gas milage, that wonderful diesel smell, torque
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4lo + diesel....mmmmm
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i dont know the smoke
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Biodiesel(make your own for really cheap), torque curve, easiness to mod (easier to get bigger #), sound, smell, turbo,(guess thats the farm boy in me) pretty much everything eveerybodys said,
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1. Can use biodiesel.
2. Efficient.
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Why do YOU want a diesel in a ranger?
because I can't now!!! And, I don't want to have to buy a huge *** truck to own a diesel pickup.
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so many benefits of diesel

cold weather doesnt really effect the diesel as much as they used too.

aftermarket is awesome.

power, smoke, smell, sound, torque, great mpg the list goes on and on...
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-torque and power
-mileage
-capability of using other fuels in the engine
-................cause its something i cant have
-turbo spooling=orgasmic!

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Why not?
I would love to have one right now just because nobody else around here has one. I lve the sound and proformance, smell, MPG, and alot of what others have said, oh and I like diesels.
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Just to see what Gale Banks can do with it
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1. low end torque/power

2. power

3. power

4. did I mention power?
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Power, plain and simple.

I could easily build a healthy turbo ranger with an SC61 T04S and make probably 350+- wheel hp but it wouldn't be the same. When you take a gasoline engine and make close to double the power output on stock internals, reliability goes out the window and it's a constant headgasket/detonation/bad gas worry because the slightest amount of error will pop it.

A diesel on the other hand, seems to love abuse and I love to dish it out so it would be perfect for me.
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torque, torque, and torque! duh!!
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i wanna run biodiesel and have my exhaust smell like french fries


that and diesel have ALOT of unleased power waiting to come out


besides, id want a turbo diesel
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i like the sound, the smell, the extra power, the capability to run veggie fuel... whats not to love about them... im weird i know
x2, i love the smell of diesel..mmm
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I wouldn't want one! Thats why I went and bought the dually
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Torque, gas mileage, to be able to say "Yeah its a diesel"
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I miss my ranger, but man i love my Diesel F-250 7.3L. She's a beast.
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everything you need in a small package, just like me lol
power
efficiency
overall response to mods
the fact that even though i am paying as much as premium but getting 10 percent more per gallon (diesel weighs more than gas)
paying per horsepower instead of per gallon
no spark plugs
and most importantly: the smoke
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Ever heard an F-250 with a turbo Powerstroke spool up while doing donuts in a field? Nuff said...

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