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Hey all, I just got a 1986 Ranger 2wd 4 banger, I'm a little ashamed of myself for buying a ford but it happens and I figure here I can get all the information I need on it haha.

I will put up some pictures up next week when I get a break but for now I would really just like to know how long the stock motors and trannys last on these. Also are there problem areas I should look out for?
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stock stereos are pieces of **** , and welcome lol
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stock stereos are pieces of **** , and welcome lol
Yeah I noticed that on the drive home but I've got plenty of stereo stuff left over from past cars so I will work something out.

Also no one has said anything about the mileage of these trucks...
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around 180k u might need a trans rebuild depending if u drive like a dumbass(me) but ive seen first gens with a good 250k on them
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around 180k u might need a trans rebuild depending if u drive like a dumbass(me) but ive seen first gens with a good 250k on them

Thats good to hear, I'm hoping this little guy will chug it out for a little while at least.
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im gonna drive my ranger till it burns to the ground ... these things will hold up in a roll over btw(dont try it) lol ... my truck has been thru alot and its still hangin in ... good luck man
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thats what I'm banking on haha

Im sure I looked like a dumbass driving it back home because i was smiling the whole way, something about the 4 banger 5 speed just made it tons of fun to putt around in
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4.0 swap ... enough said lol
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I'd rather have to fuel mileage of the 2.0 and leave the power to my Camaro's
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yes another 1 gen-er
can't wait to see some pics...
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welcome to R-F
yes another 1 gen-er
can't wait to see some pics...
Yeah I've been trying to find some good 1st gen resources but i'm not having much luck unfortunately
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stock stereos are pieces of **** , and welcome lol
WHAT...
what do you mean...
i loved my AM radio...







NOT!!!


them first gen Rangers you can beat on them, and beat on them, and beat on them, and they keep running... you may have to talk a little dirty to it. and on cold days you'll have to sweet talk it. and here and there give it a good pat on the dash.

oh never kick it... it kicks back...
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Yeah I had the privilege of listening to the factory radio on the way back today and it was a treat, it's been a while since I had to operate a turn **** to find my station...

I'm hoping it will take a beating because I intend to put a few miles on it haha
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Welcome to R-F! but i am new too just thought id say something cause i like your last name. lol my names alex bradshaw.
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Welcome to R-F! but i am new too just thought id say something cause i like your last name. lol my names alex bradshaw.
Right on man, maybe we are related haha
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Welcome to RF! 1st Gens FTW! (I wish I had one, though)
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im gonna drive my ranger till it burns to the ground ... these things will hold up in a roll over btw(dont try it) lol ... my truck has been thru alot and its still hangin in ... good luck man

LOL!!!I had a 04 ford ranger 4 banger 5 speed i rolled when offroading with some friends... ew pulled it out of the ditch put it right side up and it fired right up! Got home changed the oil and it never gave me a lick of problems!
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Right on man, maybe we are related haha
haha ya you never no... lol
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Ahhh, welcome to the good side my friend :)
do not be ashamed!
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