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Goodbye old friend (Ranger) hello new ( Ranger)


trailmeisterjoe

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Joined
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Messages
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Points
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Location
WA
Vehicle Year
2005
Make / Model
ranger edge 2wd
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Drop
stk
Tire Size
235/75/r15
Have been telling friends this past week that my good friend ( 1997 Ranger xlt extended cab) was not sick a day in its long life, then suffered a massive fatal heart attack on the freeway on new years eve. The most amazing, reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Bought her for my son to use as a first vehicle over 15 years ago with 70k on the clock. A few months later, he totaled my Grand Cherokee so I started driving the Ranger. Well, in 335.000 miles the only thing I ever replaced outside of regular maintenance was an alternator at around 275k. That is it. She still has original clutch ( !! ), starter, fuel pump, exhaust...…( I consider the 2 water pumps replaced with 2nd and 3rd timing belts as maintenance). AMAZING truck that always got 23-25 mpg and really never burned any oil. Just picked up a sweet 05 Edge 2wd in great shape to replace her and love this one too. Anyway, see you all around...
Joe
 


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Josh B

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TRS 20th Anniversary
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Points
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Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Hello Joe, welcome to TRS
 

Oxxon

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Messages
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Points
28
Location
Brownsville, Tx
Vehicle Year
2002
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Hello and welcome to TRS!!
 

wildbill23c

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U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
3,364
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271
Points
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Location
Southwestern Idaho
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford Bronco II
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
0
Total Drop
0
Tire Size
205/75-R15
My credo
19K, 19D, 92Y, 91F
Welcome to TRS, and that says a lot 300k+ on an older model then replace it with a newer one, great job. Love the original 80's and 90's Rangers, can't say anything about the 2000's till end of US production models, never been in one let alone driven one. Can't go wrong with a Ranger, great compact pickups that still have the ability to do chores when asked.
 

azrangerman85

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Jan 18, 2020
Messages
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Points
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Location
arizona
Vehicle Year
1998
Make / Model
ranger xlt 4wd
Transmission
Automatic
the "new ranger" is not a real ranger, sorry. Its aluminum cast.................
 


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