San Diego ranger girl :] - Page 14 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Member Introductions New to Ranger-Forums.com? Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #326  
Old 02-24-2008
mazzgirl's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone Ranger 93 View Post
are there any rangers in this thread so I don't have to sift thru 13 pages of BS?

welcome BTW
rangers? is that what this forum is for? ha just kidding. ya i came here to learn more about what kind of truck to get
thanks 4 the welcome
Reply With Quote
  #327  
Old 02-26-2008
TSabourin's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Putnam, Connecticut
Posts: 297
The older rangers (80's) are tanks....the engines are a little under-powered...but that can be fixed. Newer rangers are small trucks with more HP packed into the small frames, but you can't easily modify the new ones (Someone's gonna shoot me down on that opinion.)...emissions and such. Sooo, in my opinion, the best ranger for you to get, Nicole, would be a mid to late 80's if you want a serious beater with potential. OR, if you want something that's got a little power going with it, try a newer model...03-05 are my favs. DON'T make my mistake and buy new. Is that better, for all you guys whining about off-topic? lol.
Reply With Quote
  #328  
Old 02-26-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
The older ones are a particularly good bet if you live in the southwest like she does. Up here in the northeast where people like Todd and I live the old ones tend to be rust buckets.

On the other hand -- I've modified the living crap out of mine and it's a 2002. Just depends on what you want to do.
Reply With Quote
  #329  
Old 02-26-2008
TSabourin's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Putnam, Connecticut
Posts: 297
I've got an 83 ranger if any one wants it! But you have to like restoration projects or puzzles....heh.
Reply With Quote
  #330  
Old 02-26-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
lol! I know what you mean.

I had an 87 F-150 I drove for awhile while I did the SAS on the Ranger. The rear shock mounts broke off going over bumps, etc. It ran good, but time, water and salt had taken a serious toll...
Reply With Quote
  #331  
Old 02-26-2008
TSabourin's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Putnam, Connecticut
Posts: 297
Oh...nah, this ranger was the parts truck for my first ranger. 1988 w/ the 2.9L. 4x4, 5-speed, long bed. Flat black w/ futura enforcers on 15" AR chrome rims. I MISS that truck! Some bastard ran a stop sign and wrecked me.....but I can't seem to get anyone to take the 83 ranger off my hands. I'd junk her myself, if I could move her.....or if I could chop it up into 06-short bed-sized-pieces.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Wreaked 99 ranger parts San Diego Busted ranger Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 2 09-08-2013 12:03 AM
For Sale: San Diego CA, 98+ 2WD Ranger Camburg Kit and 35's username01 Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 0 08-01-2013 05:43 PM
For Sale: San Diego CA 00 ranger ClubFoot eBay & Craigslist Finds 1 07-04-2012 01:32 PM
Any Ranger guys near Santee/San Diego? SparkYZ Meets, Greets, & Events 10 05-04-2009 02:04 PM
San Diego ClubFoot Member Introductions 17 09-23-2008 05:43 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.