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Hey everybody! I just got my license last week and it's been awesome! I drive a completely stock 04 ranger xlt 4.0 in green. I love the truck to death and will hopefully be doing a few modifications. I expect to do aftermarket rims and halo lights and maybe a cat-back exhaust if I have the money. I live in Massachusetts also. If anyone has any suggestions on what are the best brands for halos than that would be great!
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save your money and do any necessary maintenance items first
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save your money and do any necessary maintenance items first
yeah that's a good idea. Gas is expensive now a days
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save your money and do any necessary maintenance items first
x2. Function over form first.

If you want halo headlights, I'll sell you mine with the HIDs. A couple of the small LEDs went out awhile back, but you can barely see them anyway. PM me if you're interested. Pics are in my albums.
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save your money and do any necessary maintenance items first
Definitely the most important part of owning a vehicle.
Also, when it does come to repairs, DO NOT buy the cheapest of everything. If you take care of your truck, she'll take care of you! Also be sure to have a couple hundred dollars set aside just in case and then save up for your lights/rims/tires. Trust me, you're gonna want to buy so much for it that its not funny
And of course, welcome to R-F (and the roadway)
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Thank you guys! Sorry for the late reply. But I thought it through and I think it would better to not put any money into into bc it's pretty old and i should save up for something nicer. No need to spend money on something that I'm onky going to have a couple years
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I was about to buy a new car this year for school but I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving my truck in the driveway. Just because its old doesn't mean that its not worth sticking money into. (older vehicles are a lot easier and cheaper than new ones) But, hey, do whatever. Enjoy the Ranger while you have it!
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I was about to buy a new car this year for school but I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving my truck in the driveway. Just because its old doesn't mean that its not worth sticking money into. (older vehicles are a lot easier and cheaper than new ones) But, hey, do whatever. Enjoy the Ranger while you have it!
I love the truck so much but it's really bad on gas and I go snowboarding alot! But for how fun it is to drive, I think it makes up for it.
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I was about to buy a new car this year for school but I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving my truck in the driveway. Just because its old doesn't mean that its not worth sticking money into. (older vehicles are a lot easier and cheaper than new ones) But, hey, do whatever. Enjoy the Ranger while you have it!
I know the feeling. Until I started this build recently, it killed me to see the Ranger sit like it did while I drove the Fusion everywhere. You're definitely right about the old trucks being easier and cheaper to work on, too. I'm seriously considering getting rid of the Fusion once the Ranger is ready to go back on the road. Get rid of the huge @$$ car payment I have lol
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You can't be getting worse gas mileage than me and I also live in MA but mine is lifted 5" on 33" mud terrains lol. I'm getting close to 20mpg on average (19.6 to be exact).

I'd do a full tune up and get some MPG back. plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, oil change (dont use FRAM filters)

My truck is also an 04 and i guess "old" with 89k miles but a few people have thought its new which is funny
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You can't be getting worse gas mileage than me and I also live in MA but mine is lifted 5" on 33" mud terrains lol. I'm getting close to 20mpg on average (19.6 to be exact).

I'd do a full tune up and get some MPG back. plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, oil change (dont use FRAM filters)

My truck is also an 04 and i guess "old" with 89k miles but a few people have thought its new which is funny
That's pretty good millage from what I've heard. I never really speed or anything so I guess that would help with mpg alot. But I have 140 thousand miles I think. It's starting to rust on the body which really sucks
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I was getting about 18.5 mpg out of mine before I got the Fusion. Not bad for a 3.slow with 125k miles, 4.56s and 33s. I was getting around 21-22 stock if I remember right.
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I get around 17 city 20 highway with mine 3.pitiful and 4.10 with 31s
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The Ranger would have been so much more popular if Ford would have put in a more fuel efficient engine without lacking power. I mean other than the fuel efficiency, it's a perfect truck for someone who doesn't haul anything
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It gets decent mileage stock. No worse than current "small" trucks.

Its a truck. That weighs 4,000 lbs. It won't get amazing mileage.
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