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I am going to by a new ranger 4.0 sport. Shoould I go with the auto matick or stndard. Normally don't haul loads but will haul 2 ATV's 10-15 days a year.
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auto, 4.0's are slave killers
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Hey tahnks, I assume you mean slave cylinders. Old guy here not sure if this means the cylinder that actuates the clutch mechanism or if it's a "new" term.
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Scott , what are you going to do with the truck ?
A lot of stop-and-go daily driver in town , or over the highway 100+ miles a day ?
IMHO=
City driving - auto
Highway driving - stick
Pulling a heavy trailer - auto
Grocery getter - stick

FYI
All slave cylinders go bad over time / use , no matter engine size . And yes , by slave , it is the hydraulic cylinder the actuates the clutch mechanism .
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auto, 4.0's are slave killers
The engine size doesn't matter .
It's a crappy design to begin with.
Autos have their issues too.
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City driving - auto

Grocery getter - stick
Those are 2 closely related types of driving that you have opposite suggestions for. How does that work?
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Those are 2 closely related types of driving that you have opposite suggestions for. How does that work?
When my wife sends me out for foodstuffs , I like to entertain myself.
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I drive about 40,000 kms/yr. 95% highway and the 5% bush roads, cottage roads etc. I am a forest technician. I haul my ATV when required. Not a rock crawler, don't have the guts for that.
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Go with the auto. I beat the crap outta my 5r55e and never had any issues. If that isnt enough then look at the 3000 pound towing capacity of a 4.0 manual vs 6000 pounds with the auto
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When my wife sends me out for foodstuffs , I like to entertain myself.
You pull up to an old lady driving a Grand Marquis in the Acme parking lot and rev at her. "Right here, right now broski!" you scream, and she replies "But I need to go home and feed my kitten." You rev at her again and train your eyes across the parking lot at a photo hut about 1/8 a mile away. You know your 3.0 can easily pull a 1/8 mile in the high 30s, her 4.6L ain't got sh*t. You have a stick shift. She's done for. You glance back at her through your passenger window and nod towards the photo hut, she stares back through coke bottle glasses and mouths "You're going down sonny." It's on! You honk your horn three times in slow rapid succession and rev up to the 3k limiter, she turns off the OD and poises to stamp down on the skinny pedal with the brute force of a small child. Just as you let off the clutch you here a hollow thud and a bang. The tachometer drops and the truck stalls out. Your clutch slave gave out under the awesome power of the 3.0 and on top of it your trusty Ford 7.5 couldn't handle the tire squealing torque and sheared off the ring gear. You watch in hopeless defeat as the old women madly weaves her way around carts and strollers to the photo hut at excesses of 10 MPH. She coolly pulls up to the photo hut and turns around to head back your way. She makes a victory lap around your broken truck, which is now in flames due to the faulty cruise-control switch, blaring "Tokyo Drift" by the Teriyaki Boyz. She grins and drives away, she has to go feed Mr. Fluffy.

*drops mic, walks away*

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^dude. really? lol is all I gotta say

I say get the manual. That being I love my manual.
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^dude. really? lol is all I gotta say

I say get the manual. That being I love my manual.
HAHAHA I worked really hard on that little story. Anyway I saved it and it is now going in every thread people post about racing there Rangers.
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Auto:-)
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I'm still trying to compose myself
That was worth the effort
I'll be back after I clean my mon and keybord
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Go with the auto. I beat the crap outta my 5r55e and never had any issues. If that isnt enough then look at the 3000 pound towing capacity of a 4.0 manual vs 6000 pounds with the auto
Don't buy a ranger to haul stuff, unless its an ATV or lawn mower IMO
Get a stick
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HAHAHA I worked really hard on that little story. Anyway I saved it and it is now going in every thread people post about racing there Rangers.
LLOOLL!!! You should post it in the "wont go over 90" thread.

hehehehe.
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I'm still trying to compose myself
That was worth the effort
I'll be back after I clean my mon and keybord
HAHA YES!!! I was hoping I would make someones day. I'm serious man that thing took me like 20 minutes to write up.

Wants a mon? lol

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LLOOLL!!! You should post it in the "wont go over 90" thread.

hehehehe.
If it was still active I would for sure.
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And that thread was closed?
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And that thread was closed?
Not sure if it was closed but it defiantly died. I haven't see it in awhile.
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You pull up to an old lady driving a Grand Marquis in the Acme parking lot and rev at her. "Right here, right now broski!" you scream, and she replies "But I need to go home and feed my kitten." You rev at her again and train your eyes across the parking lot at a photo hut about 1/8 a mile away. You know your 3.0 can easily pull a 1/8 mile in the high 30s, her 4.6L ain't got sh*t. You have a stick shift. She's done for. You glance back at her through your passenger window and nod towards the photo hut, she stares back through coke bottle glasses and mouths "You're going down sonny." It's on! You honk your horn three times in slow rapid succession and rev up to the 3k limiter, she turns off the OD and poises to stamp down on the skinny pedal with the brute force of a small child. Just as you let off the clutch you here a hollow thud and a bang. The tachometer drops and the truck stalls out. Your clutch slave gave out under the awesome power of the 3.0 and on top of it your trusty Ford 7.5 couldn't handle the tire squealing torque and sheared off the ring gear. You watch in hopeless defeat as the old women madly weaves her way around carts and strollers to the photo hut at excesses of 10 MPH. She coolly pulls up to the photo hut and turns around to head back your way. She makes a victory lap around your broken truck, which is now in flames due to the faulty cruise-control switch, blaring "Tokyo Drift" by the Teriyaki Boyz. She grins and drives away, she has to go feed Mr. Fluffy.

*drops mic, walks away*
I wish i could sig this whole thing. its hilarious.
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You pull up to an old lady driving a Grand Marquis in the Acme parking lot and rev at her. "Right here, right now broski!" you scream, and she replies "But I need to go home and feed my kitten." You rev at her again and train your eyes across the parking lot at a photo hut about 1/8 a mile away. You know your 3.0 can easily pull a 1/8 mile in the high 30s, her 4.6L ain't got sh*t. You have a stick shift. She's done for. You glance back at her through your passenger window and nod towards the photo hut, she stares back through coke bottle glasses and mouths "You're going down sonny." It's on! You honk your horn three times in slow rapid succession and rev up to the 3k limiter, she turns off the OD and poises to stamp down on the skinny pedal with the brute force of a small child. Just as you let off the clutch you here a hollow thud and a bang. The tachometer drops and the truck stalls out. Your clutch slave gave out under the awesome power of the 3.0 and on top of it your trusty Ford 7.5 couldn't handle the tire squealing torque and sheared off the ring gear. You watch in hopeless defeat as the old women madly weaves her way around carts and strollers to the photo hut at excesses of 10 MPH. She coolly pulls up to the photo hut and turns around to head back your way. She makes a victory lap around your broken truck, which is now in flames due to the faulty cruise-control switch, blaring "Tokyo Drift" by the Teriyaki Boyz. She grins and drives away, she has to go feed Mr. Fluffy.

*drops mic, walks away*
Bwahahaha. That was worth the 20 mins
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Hey thanks for the story, smiling all the way. I don't haul stuff normally, just the bike 15-20 days a year.
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I wish i could sig this whole thing. its hilarious.
I mean, you could


Just pick a good line from it or something:

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"Right here, right now broski!" you scream, and she replies "But I need to go home and feed my kitten."
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id go with the std shift. and get a hurst shifter to go with it.
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Nice story....Manual.
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