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Icon5 Why no V8 in the rangers?

Anybody know? Will there ever be? I tried to do some research on this and I can't come up with anything.
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I guess there wasn't a big enough demand for one. The Ranger is still rumored to die off after 09 so I doubt there will ever be a V8 Ranger from the dealer.
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Really? Thats interesting. I heard the body style was gonna be completely changed either in 09 or 10. I'm gonna have to look this up again.
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demand, most ppl get small trucks to go long distances for as cheap as they can.
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Shiat! I just researched this and yes it's true. It's gonna be gone. That really sucks. These trucks were priced pretty reasonable. Now the F150's are just priced way too high and most of us can't afford them so their gonna need to lower the prices on them or their sales will really be down.
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I wish they didnt change the old Dakotas I have a friend with a 4 door one with leather and a 4.7L V8 that thing is fast!
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I think ford is going to drop the ranger and make a mid size truck with the V8 option like dodge dakotas
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Shiat! I just researched this and yes it's true. It's gonna be gone. That really sucks. These trucks were priced pretty reasonable. Now the F150's are just priced way too high and most of us can't afford them so their gonna need to lower the prices on them or their sales will really be down.
the fully equipped rangers cost almost as much as F150s
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The ranger may die in 09 but ford my just change it up a bit cause I doubt they will discontinue producing a mid-size truck altogether.
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Reason why people don't put V8's in the Ford Ranger:
1)Will cost to much
2)Alot of cutting and welding would be done because most Rangers are too compact under the hood.
3)The truck is light and if that motor gets put in it, the Little Danger Ranger would be under alot of Danger, because the back wouldn't be heavy enough- unless you fix that problem.
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I wish they didnt change the old Dakotas I have a friend with a 4 door one with leather and a 4.7L V8 that thing is fast!
Man you think the 4.7 is fast, the 5.9 is insaneee. Theres nothin like punching it when your going 20 mph and laying down a 30ft rubber trail, with a automatic!
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Man you think the 4.7 is fast, the 5.9 is insaneee. Theres nothin like punching it when your going 20 mph and laying down a 30ft rubber trail, with a automatic!
Hahaahahaha, I love to see the gas milage on that beast.
1 mpg....
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Reason why people don't put V8's in the Ford Ranger:
1)Will cost to much
2)Alot of cutting and welding would be done because most Rangers are too compact under the hood.
3)The truck is light and if that motor gets put in it, the Little Danger Ranger would be under alot of Danger, because the back wouldn't be heavy enough- unless you fix that problem.
Wrong, Wrong and wrong. Theres a lot of guys on here that swap the Explorer 5.0s in their trucks. If you get lucky at the JY it won't cost that much, since the Explorers a RBV its a very simple swap, and the Ranger supports the motor fine, the problem is keeping traction lol.
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Hahaahahaha, I love to see the gas milage on that beast.
The sad thing is gets 1 less then my truck does.
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The sad thing is gets 1 less then my truck does.
And what is yours?
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Changed to fully forged internals and go with a big-boost turbo, better results.
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And what is yours?
16-17, he gets 15 when he doesn't beat on it a lot.
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16-17, he gets 15 when he doesn't beat on it a lot.
Sucks to be you.

Need to get you a Mini Cooper if you want more gas.
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thats just how it is......
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Sucks to be you.

Need to get you a Mini Cooper if you want more gas.
Naw I love my truck, gas is just something I deal with.
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Think Dakota r/ts are fast... go drive a lightning hahahah... thats like going 50 and punching it and getting sideways!!! I love those truck and the seats.. oh soo comfy... and they get better mileage when your easy on it than my stupid level2
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I've heard rumors that they aren't going to get rid of the Ranger name, just redesign it and build it at another factory. They aren't killing off the Ranger, they are just closing down the only factory they build it in.

I also heard a rumor of a reborn F100.
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Why no V8's in Rangers? I'll tell ya why!

Because it's fawking ridiculous! Power to Weight, baby! POWER TO WEIGHT!
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Why no V8's in Rangers? I'll tell ya why!

Because it's fawking ridiculous! Power to Weight, baby! POWER TO WEIGHT!
That's what I said.


Why don't we look it up on....
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Well.....they really need to do something. Most guys with 4x4 4.0 are getting crap for mileage, just ask me. And with only 200 HP, somethings wrong.

GM claims 20 MPG with 315 HP in their half-tons.

Come on Ford....get in the game. I would even go for the 265 HP 3.5 out of the Edge. Six-speed auto....4:10 gears, now your cook'in!
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The Ranger is designed to be a mid-sized truck that is supposed to be good on gas, thats why there are no V8s in Rangers. Also the Power to weight ratio is ridiculous like other people have already said. I still want a V8 in My Ranger though. It would be really cool if they made a new Ranger with a turbo diesel in it, but unfortunately they are closing the Ranger factory.
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