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Old 06-18-2012
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As of Saturday I'm A Ranger Owner!

I've been wanting a new pickup to replace my 20-year-old Toyota. I've been watching the supply of leftover 2011 Rangers since February or so, and by this past weekend there were a grand total of four within about 50 miles of my home. Three were at one dealership - all XLT 4x4's with the 4.0 V6 Auto. There was a red one and a white one equipped the way I wanted, and another rid one that was missing a few items.

I talked my wife into going over on Saturday morning. I had decided that I wanted the red one, but for some reason she was drawn to the white one. Anyway, we were looking at the red one that had the equipment that I wanted, and the salesman offered to get the key so we could test drive it. At the last minute my wife asked him to get the key for the white one, so we started out test-driving the white one. As we're driving past the showroom on our way to start the test drive, my wife suddenly says "Stop! Turn around! Go back!" I thought she left her purse on the ground or something. But she says "Look! There's some guy looking at the Red truck you want! If he buys it before us I'll never live it down!"

(Good woman. She knows her man!)

So we go back, get the key for the red one and test drive it, and come back and make the deal.





Anyway, I know you guys know what a red 2011 Ranger looks like. But, hey, this one's mine!

As I said, it's 2011 4.0 V6 Auto 4x4, has the limited-slip differential, front/mid/rear skid plates, Sirius satellite radio, and the Y-spoke wheels. I am really digging the wheels - in my opinion these are the equal to any aftermarket wheel I've seen, and I like them a lot more than the standard XLT 5-spoke jobs.

So anyway, I'm pumped.

Now for the tonneau cover and the Herculiner.
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Welcome to the site and congrats on the new truck!
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Nice truck for sure!
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Nice truck. Congrats!
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Welcome and congrats on the purchase. It's a great looking truck!
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Congrats on the new truck! I agree with you, the five spoke rim is not very attractive (I have them on my '02 XLT) To make them look better, I painted the caps black (caps and rims are chrome) but put tape over the fake bolts to be different.
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Welcome! Your truck looks....








like any other truck here. lol j/k :-)
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welcome, nice truck man. My truck had the same wheels stock, and I always kick myself for selling them. Not that they'd look good on my truck as is, but they are still some of the nicest wheels I've seen on any stock truck.
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Gotta love that new truck feeling/smell. Yours looks great!

You going to keep it stock or do you have any plans?
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Looks good, needs lift. Those rims are second choice to the ones I have. I also like some from the previous generation.
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Very nice, its the perfect package!
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Gotta love that new truck feeling/smell. Yours looks great!

You going to keep it stock or do you have any plans?
I'm mostly going to keep it stock for now. Tomorrow I'm getting a soft tri-fold tonneau cover, and I'll probably do a Herculiner bed liner. That's probably about it. Biggest mod is going to be a 24' x 24' 2-car garage with a second floor loft that we're getting ready to start construction on. That'll keep me broke and busy for a while!
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Welcome to R-F!

Congrats on the new truck. Looks nice!
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looks nice man! welcome!
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Nice lookin ginger truck, I'm not a big fan of red but it looks good with those wheels.
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Welcome! Nice Rig!
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Nice truck and keep that lady most would go for what they want . You got a keeper that thinks of what you want and to keep you happy, Good luck with both buddy. The truck can always be changed to look the way you want.
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Did you buy that one in Evansville, IN? There was one sitting on a lot that looked identical to it. I was contemplating it but ended up getting a 2011 4x4 4.0 5spd.

Awesome truck either way. E4 is my favorite Ford Color.
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If he did, it was 3 years ago. And OP hasn't been on for 2 years, so I doubt you're going to get an answer from him, but, hey, ya never know.
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If he did, it was 3 years ago. And OP hasn't been on for 2 years, so I doubt you're going to get an answer from him, but, hey, ya never know.
Whoops...
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tpelle, hello and welcome to the community! We are happy to have you here. Congratulations on your ride, it looks amazing! What are your plans for this beauty?
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tpelle, hello and welcome to the community! We are happy to have you here. Congratulations on your ride, it looks amazing! What are your plans for this beauty?
Really, you're doing this too now?
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