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Will I be the first?

I am looking at a 2008 leftover extended cab brand new 2.3 auto ranger for 13 grand tomorrow. It's torch red and a xlt. If I get it It WILL be turboed within 3 months. Hmmm shall I keep my truck or go Eco friendly (with boost). I am having some hard times right now with my truck and I am either getting this truck or a sweet 2004 explorer sport trac adrinalin.... We will see. I have a 1994 ranger 4x4 ready for a SAS, so I can still wheel. I'll post pics tomorrow.
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I don't think anyone has turbo'd a Duratec yet
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not fan of the sport trac bt if u already got a beater go for some xtra comfort on the sport trac... but thats me


what probs u having with ur truc?
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not fan of the sport trac bt if u already got a beater go for some xtra comfort on the sport trac... but thats me


what probs u having with ur truc?
Under 12mpg, tons of CEL codes, at only 40k miles maybe I should go back to toyota. I'm very unhappy right now
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Hmmm, turbo 4 cylinders ftw!!!! DO IT!!!!! i plan to do it to mine in the future....
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Under 12mpg, tons of CEL codes, at only 40k miles maybe I should go back to toyota. I'm very unhappy right now
See what I was talking about man. They are fine then boom. It needs everything. That's how mine is. I was so happy that I got a truck then poof the clutch. 3 clutches, 2 slave cylinders, a clutch master and my awesome timing chain rattle all in 4 years. I don't even drive it as hard as I used to.
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Under 12mpg, tons of CEL codes, at only 40k miles maybe I should go back to toyota. I'm very unhappy right now
Two of my biddies drive Taco's and they are completely satisfied with them. But the Ford in me says get the 4 cyl and boost the hell out of it.
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Ben... how many vehicles are you currently considering buying??? lol
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Ben... how many vehicles are you currently considering buying??? lol
I was wondering the same thing...
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to bad to hear that... bad luck i guess. my brother had a ranger same as mine and gave him quite a few probs... overheating beeing its biggest prob. even on highway he had problems :S almost at 40k miles too
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what happened to wanting an F150 or that roush mustang?
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get a sport trac. More logical.

screw going eco
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how bout you just make up ur mind on one car and buy that.
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If you're not liking the problems with a (for the most part) stock drivetrain truck, I don't think you'll like an uncommonly custom turbo'd pickup. Not trying to discourage ya, as I'd like to see one, but going heavily custom/modified route won't help your unhappy feeling.
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If you're not liking the problems with a (for the most part) stock drivetrain truck, I don't think you'll like an uncommonly custom turbo'd pickup. Not trying to discourage ya, as I'd like to see one, but going heavily custom/modified route won't help your unhappy feeling.
I think what main thing is that the problems are happening for no reason. Like me for instance. My truck is pretty much stock. I don't beat the hell out of anymore and for no reason something breaks. If I was a heavily modded truck then ok but why on a stock truck.

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Ben... how many vehicles are you currently considering buying??? lol
All of them.
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yeah, i think youd prolly be dissatisfiedwith either one, after youve had a lifted 4x4 for a while...but i can understand the problems.....id stay with a 4x4, but not a big fan of the sport-trac....just my 2 cents....love the ranger though
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get the sport trac , I love those things
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Its been done and a properly built up 2.3T can easily run down some stangs... they are really good sleepers and fast as hell, check out Rangerpowersports some times.... granted the site is crap but their are some examples of turboed 2.3's.... also Id check out an older model thunderbird that came turboed from the factory with the 2.3... I say go for the ranger... torch red is a sexy color
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ADD much? lol
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why dont you pull the codes and figure out why youre getting a CEL. it could be a simple sensor gone bad. it happens
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"Tons of CEL lights?"

What exactly does that mean? you get a cel light, fix it, and...? Does the light not go out? does it go out and come right back on?

Sounds to me like you shold be driving a Toyota Camry or some other trouble free, STOCK, vehicle
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"Tons of CEL lights?"

What exactly does that mean? you get a cel light, fix it, and...? Does the light not go out? does it go out and come right back on?

Sounds to me like you shold be driving a Toyota Camry or some other trouble free, STOCK, vehicle
It has thown about 6 different codes, over and over at random. I have replaced $300 worth of sensors, plugs, egr, maf, seafoamed, flushed, new vacuum lines ect. Don't be a smart ***. YOU go get a import and enjoy that.... I don't drive imports anymore
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I think what main thing is that the problems are happening for no reason. Like me for instance. My truck is pretty much stock. I don't beat the hell out of anymore and for no reason something breaks. If I was a heavily modded truck then ok but why on a stock truck.
But you did at one time? Damage that has been done will continue to give you problems. Could be something more then just a simple slave cylinder.

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It has thown about 6 different codes, over and over at random. I have replaced $300 worth of sensors, plugs, egr, maf, seafoamed, flushed, new vacuum lines ect. Don't be a smart ***. YOU go get a import and enjoy that.... I don't drive imports anymore
Yet you're thinking about buying a Tacoma......
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But you did at one time? Damage that has been done will continue to give you problems. Could be something more then just a simple slave cylinder.
Like? There is nothing else except the master and lines. I changed my master and the slave still went out. Its also not just my truck. Most manual Rangers have slave cylinder problems so don't go blaming how I drive. Its just a POS design.
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