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Just bought 2009 Ranger Sport 4X4...YEAH!

Hi everyone!

New to Ford. My other vehicle is a Dodge SRT-4 2004 which sleeps during winter. I wanted a small pickup for quite some time now and decided to buy domestic. The Ranger is a sure value and I got a very good deal on this one. Only 10,000 KM, like new.

I know my Dodge inside out but I admit I am a newbie with Ford. Looking forward to get advice here and a wealth of information in the forums.

Thanks for allowing me to share your knowledge.

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welcome! you are in the right forum thats for sure! there is a lot of great info here
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Are the SRT-4's the Neon?

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Mine is a 2004 so yes, it's the neon model. They were built between 2003-2005. After that the SRT-4 was the Caliber model, which never really caught my attention. The Caliber was a real deception as it had nothing in common with the bad *** attitude of the Neon SRT-4. The Neon had a forged block and stock internals were good to hold mods reaching over 400HP. Over that you played with fire. Nonetheless, it was a good platform for cheap affordable power with lots of aftermarket options to modify the car.

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welcome to R-F, Marc!
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my buddy had an srt that put down 500hp on pump gas. Welcome to the site.
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my buddy had an srt that put down 500hp on pump gas. Welcome to the site.
my buddy has a civic that put down over 550hp on pump gas. he's building it up to 700hp as we speak. anyways, back on topic, welcome.
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There is no limit. Darrel *** racing is the king "modder" of SRT-4's. Look for his website. His "red sled" does 9.16 @ 168.5. He has a hot rod SRT-4 which does 7.90 @ 188. This is quite amazing for a 4 cyl car. the amount of $$$ pretty much decide where you go. But at this point you have to be incredibly rich and somewhat nuts about your car...(thankfully I do not meet these criterias)..lol

I'm most likely around 400HP but traction on street tires is a big issue. I don,t see the point of going any further with FWD if I can't keep the wheels on the ground. Beyond that it's time to make the switch to a propulsion vehicle....
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i say pics of both vehicles right meow! haha

i am not a dodge person in the least put the srt-4's are solid. a buddy at work has one runnin about 480hp right now runs 10.5's all day. well 10.8 after he bought my big giant old dual 12's lol
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I grab the Ranger Thursday at the dealership and I will post some pics. I the meantime, here are some pics of my SRT-4:

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sick always like those did they fix the ever blowing head gasket in these models
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Welcome! Nice looking car.
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nice srt man

this is my coworkers



last pic sums it up lol. he got pulled over twice yesterday
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The head gasket was definitely a problem for 1st gens neons. When 2nd gen started in 2000, this headgasket problem was gone.
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welcome, cool car man
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