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How’s it going everyone. New guy here. :bye:

just joining up here but I’ve been a ranger owner since I was 18. My first car ever, bought for me by my uncle, my dad’s brother. They both have always been big car guys and though I may not be as knowledgeable, I grew up loving car culture and have a respect and appreciation for American classics.

I got a pretty clean looking 1990, 4-cylinder Ranger but have since beat the poor thing down a little with a few minor accidents. I’m here for some guidance and advice on restoring the poor thing back to it’s prior glory. Looking to upgrade to a V6 and get a new tranny along with it and eventually get to the interior and body, but starting with the engine and transmission.

I look forward to some insightful and casual conversations with you all.

Have a good one. 😁🤙

- Groovy
 


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Welcome to the site. Any pictures?
 

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That's a very sweet looking ride.
What about turbocharging the i4?
 

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Very nice!
 

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That's a very sweet looking ride.
What about turbocharging the i4?
Thank you very much!

And please forgive me as I never put myself into a car community like this or even group of friends or anything so there’s some basic terms or whatever that I’m not familiar with. Even with my dad and uncle, I never really talked cars with them often so forgive me if I have “stupid questions” but I ask along the way to ensure I understand what you mean.. “i4” meaning the 4-cylinder it has now? I was actually thinking to upgrade to a V6 AND turbocharge that baby. :cool:
 
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How does the 4 cylinder run? If it's in decent shape I would suggest learning the ropes on it for now. A turbocharged 4 will get good fuel mileage and be quite peppy to.
If you do go with a 6, there are lots of people on here that will help. This forum is a great community.
 


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