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but yeah, i put the lifts on his truck for him, talk about a pita. Ive never seen a bl that hard to install
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stock v6 tacoma has 3.73 gears. thats crazy to be pushin 37s. he's gonna love the 4.88s. regearing my truck is probably the best thing ive done to it
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mybad, I thought the trd offroads had 4.11. At least thats what I thought I read.
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nope only the 4 bangers have 4.10s
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So do you guys have any problems with your trucks? aka are there certain things that are known to break/go bad prematurely?
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i know when there lifted, they go through front end parts like no ones business
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so r tacomas considered more durable than rangers?
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welcome. i happen to prefer the tacomas over rangers lol.

if gas prices don't go down in a year or so when it comes time to replace my ranger, i will be picking up a 4 door 05+ taco or an fj.
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damn nice truck i have always like the tacos
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So do you guys have any problems with your trucks? aka are there certain things that are known to break/go bad prematurely?
yeah... everything lol
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welcome. i happen to prefer the tacomas over rangers lol.

if gas prices don't go down in a year or so when it comes time to replace my ranger, i will be picking up a 4 door 05+ taco or an fj.
what would be the reason for switching to a tacoma?
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what would be the reason for switching to a tacoma?
I just want more space. but not something that sucks down too much gas. and they have a decent amount of power.
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welcome. i happen to prefer the tacomas over rangers lol.

if gas prices don't go down in a year or so when it comes time to replace my ranger, i will be picking up a 4 door 05+ taco or an fj.
i'm confused, wouldnt those be something to buy if gas prices DID go down?
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i'm confused, wouldnt those be something to buy if gas prices DID go down?
i think he means something versus a fullsize
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i'm confused, wouldnt those be something to buy if gas prices DID go down?
no. if gas prices go down i'll be in an f150 or similar fullsize. but if they stay how they are or go up, i will have to stay in a midsize truck/suv.

my cousin has an 07 4 door taco and his MPG's are a bit better then mine, even though he's stock and i have 35s w/4.88's he still spends about the same when it comes time to fill it up.
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Nice lookin' Taco!

I don't like to compare Rangers to current midsize trucks (Tacos, Colorados/Canyons, Dakotas, Frontiers) because Rangers are still compacts. They have the same engines they did in 2001. All others had a redesign in the early-mid 2000s. Rangers don't even have a crew cab option. Since compacts and midsizes are different classes of vehicles I don't think it's fair to compare them.
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Nice lookin' Taco!

I don't like to compare Rangers to current midsize trucks (Tacos, Colorados/Canyons, Dakotas, Frontiers) because Rangers are still compacts. They have the same engines they did in 2001. All others had a redesign in the early-mid 2000s. Rangers don't even have a crew cab option. Since compacts and midsizes are different classes of vehicles I don't think it's fair to compare them.
so u cant compare rangers to anything then haha
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Not currently. You can compare Rangers to 2003 Tacomas before they updated.

That being said they are currently the best vehicle in there class....of 1.

2011 is the last model year of the Ranger so the compact truck in the US is no more anyway.
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so they arent making the ranger anymore after 2011?
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so they arent making the ranger anymore after 2011?
Nope, maybe one day that will change. Ford has a tendency to bring vehicles back.
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so the ranger is going away all together? the smallest ford truck will now be the f-150? that would be too bad because i like that the rangers are so small. the small size is the reason i would consider getting one
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Oh hey man. Welcome to the site.
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nice truck! to the guy who posted the one with 37s and 9" of lift, the LCA angles make the truck look like sh*t. that thing needs a SFA really bad but aside that it looked good
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nice truck! to the guy who posted the one with 37s and 9" of lift, the LCA angles make the truck look like sh*t. that thing needs a SFA really bad
probably not really that bad. that fabtech db lift is shaped like that. i doubt those coils are cranked up cuz it has a 3 inch body. still needs sas tho
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probably not really that bad. that fabtech db lift is shaped like that. i doubt those coils are cranked up cuz it has a 3 inch body. still needs sas tho
prob spacers and 6" coils idk lol i don't like the LCA angle on it at all. btw, nice choice on the KM2s. i only got to use mine twice before totaling my truck haha
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