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I find myself wondering how I convince my wife that i... with ownership of two four wheel drive vehicles... having probably used less then a hundred gallons of fuel between both since Jan 2022... NEEDS a brand new truck... AND I don't want to get rid of the two I currently own.

This is going to be a tuff sell...
How many houses do you guys own now? Every driveway needs a truck!
 


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I found a video by FordTechMakuloco on the issue.


The good news is that the Ranger has the updated block. I dug through the 2019 Factory Service Manual and all the illustrations of the block show the cross-drilled block instead of the notch like Brian shows in the above video.
 

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I kinda like it. I imagine one would have to get the special toneau that one needs to get with the various bed rack options that Ford is offering already if they want to cover the bed.
 

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A manual on the us is so hard to find on any truck that its awesome its a possibility on a ranger. Since the engine is similar to the focus st, and driving my son's focus st is awesome, i expect a standard ranger would be awesome to drive
 

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A manual on the us is so hard to find on any truck that its awesome its a possibility on a ranger. Since the engine is similar to the focus st, and driving my son's focus st is awesome, i expect a standard ranger would be awesome to drive
Might as well file a diesel option with the same kinda maybe that a manual has for the US market...
 

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Looks like a fully boxed frame. Are the current gen rangers this way?

Seems much more robust then the OBS ranger frames. W/ the tall skinny C channel. Not that there were too many issues with those frames tearing apart.
I believe the current Ranger does have a fully boxed frame. I was too focused on getting the task at hand done to pay attention when I was last under it. So, it is possible my memory is fuzzy.
Yes, the 2019-2022 Rangers have a boxed frame. They are made from really thin steel. When I installed my Shrockworks Rock Sliders I had to be careful when tightening the bolts as to not crush the frame.

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Might as well file a diesel option with the same kinda maybe that a manual has for the US market...
Jeep (Gladiator) and Toyota (Tacoma) are selling manual in the segment, and Mustang and Bronco come with manual, so Ford might...

Ford dropped the diesel from F-150 - sales didn't justify it...
 

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Jeep (Gladiator) and Toyota (Tacoma) are selling manual in the segment, and Mustang and Bronco come with manual, so Ford might...

Ford dropped the diesel from F-150 - sales didn't justify it...
They only offered the diesel on top trim level trucks. They priced themselves out of the market on that one. Minimum $70k for a diesel half ton, for that price you may as well get a 3/4 ton with a bigger diesel.
 

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I can see a remote chance that the 2.3L in the 2024 Ranger could be available with the same 7-speed manual as in the Bronco. If by some slim chance the Ranger is also available with the 2.7L V6 I doubt it would get the the manual trans as it is not an option on the 2.7L Bronco.
I also seriously doubt the North American version will get a Diesel option. For international markets I believe the only Ranger that doesn't get a Diesel as the only choice is the Raptor.
The biggest problem I see with Ranger options is that the Bronco is always going to be a higher priority for Ford than the Ranger which means just getting them to build a basic Ranger is going to be a challenge. Even if an option is available on the Ranger that will just delay it being built even further.
 

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I may be being pessimistic but I don’t see them offering the manual transmission. Most of the American market wants their slush box. Heck, you can’t even get a manual in the heavy duty trucks.

I would absolutely shocked if they offered the diesel. I think the only reason they have one for the rest of the world is because in so many countries, it is a popular option. The U.S. never bought in to them for whatever reason.
 

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I think the only reason they have one for the rest of the world is because in so many countries, it is a popular option. The U.S. never bought in to them for whatever reason.

My understanding is the emissions regs in the US are more focused on particulates in the air rather then efficiency. Making diesels harder/ more expensive to pass for light duty vehicles then gas.

Where in the EU their emissions laws are more focused on engine efficiency then the actual particulates being emitted. Making the diesels easier to work with.

Thinking, Pollution per gallon burnt vs pollution per mile driven or something. I also think that they regulate by different types of pollutants.


I also believe this is why Smog is still such a big issue in European cities where US it's much less of an issue then it use to be.
 

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