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Hi all,

I'm from Johannesburg in South Africa. I own a 2004 Ford Ranger Double Cab 4.0 V6 4X2. I have owned her for just over 3 years now. She is a real gas guzzler (she's an auto too) but I won't trade her for anything.

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Also joined yesterday from RSA (Stellenbosh/Paarl - Western Cape)
Got the same vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger Double Cab 4.0 V6 4X2 Auto

How many KM/L do you get on yours & what tyres fitted?
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Also joined yesterday from RSA (Stellenbosh/Paarl - Western Cape)
Got the same vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger Double Cab 4.0 V6 4X2 Auto

How many KM/L do you get on yours & what tyres fitted?
Cool, I get around 6-7KM/L in town driving but that's also thanks to the auto box I've got the Good Year Wrangler's but I don't like them. They squeal if you go around a corner too fast. They spin and don't grip in the wet on a normal pull off. I want to change them but don't know to what. I don't do much sand road driving so it's more for the road.
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Yeah, i get about 6km/l, the beast is thursty & mainly use it on weekends or 1day a week to drive to the office (100km daily trip, so it will kill my wallet if I use it as main transport). Have Dunlop track grip tyres which is good for the tar, but I live on a mountain so need to change to M/T for the winter - looking at firestone destination M/T..
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I also only use mine on weekends. I commute by bike to work, cheaper and quicker. I'll have a look at the Dunlops when I need to get tyres. I see Supaquick has a special on the Firestone (not sure which one) for R1099.
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Also saw that special - think it is the road tyres, so might be worth your while to consider at that price. i found firestones to be the best for my other bantam bakkies, but have no idea how they will perform on the Ranger. I know the Bridgestone Duelers perform very well on the V6 for on-road 7 firstones should be similar.
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The Bridgestones are probably expensive, the Firestones sound like a good option but will have to check the tread pattern and decide. I must go have a look at them.
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Gr8, let me know how that turns out! interested to know if that special is only on a specific width?, 245 is fine for the truck on tar although they came out with 265 originally
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Will do. Are yours 245? Mine is currently 255/70/15.
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yes, i got 245's on 15" & they handle well on the road + breaking & grip is very good on the tar. Not so good off-road in the wet, she spins uphill on the clay so that is why I want to concider M/T insteat of my current A/T tyres
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Ok, is 245 the standard size on these Rangers?
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