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Why There's No Rangers


Eddo Rogue

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1993
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Ranger 4x4
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4.0 V6
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OHV
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Manual
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4WD
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skyjacker front leveling kit
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31-10.50R15
My credo
Crossed threads are tight threads.
Haha. I'm a boomer. Still have a 98 Ranger I've had 26 years, headed for 195,000 miles. Still have a 2004 LIGHTNING I've owned 15 years with 76,000 miles. Still have three bad-ass motorcycles, one of which I just got a set of custom rearset foot controls for. Yeah, moving my feet up and back for a more sporty riding position. 2008 Suzuki B-King, which is a Hayabusa in a different style. Also a 2021 Honda CBR600RR and a 2006 Suzuki M1800R Intruder.

Some boomer huh!
I started looking at B Kings after seeing yours posted awhile back. That and the M109 will be or already are collector bikes. I've had a secret crush on the M109 ever since a lunatic on one kept up with my literbike.

My 20 something cousin just got into bikes, I started him off on a DRZ400 and now he rides a 2012 CBR600....which gets a lot of attention! Maybe because its very red lol.
 


Eddo Rogue

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Engine Size
OHV
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
skyjacker front leveling kit
Tire Size
31-10.50R15
My credo
Crossed threads are tight threads.
Im 43 and have been a gearhead since high school...I find Scotty Kilmer super annoying. He is one of "those guys": a know it all that knows everything is junk unless its a Camry or Corolla w/ 300k miles on it that was bought under $1k. Also he is very long winded...

Its my pet peeve when someone says "I've been doing this for ___ years...." as if that means they weren't doing it wrong the whole time. Also years doesn't equate to experience...are they talking about 8 hour days of years? I can say I been building engines for 20 years...but in reality not often, or very many. I never say how long I've been doing, but how many I've done. Building engines for 10 years doesn't say as much as having built 10 engines. Anyways that's my rant about the how long they been doing this card.
 

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I started looking at B Kings after seeing yours posted awhile back. That and the M109 will be or already are collector bikes. I've had a secret crush on the M109 ever since a lunatic on one kept up with my literbike.

My 20 something cousin just got into bikes, I started him off on a DRZ400 and now he rides a 2012 CBR600....which gets a lot of attention! Maybe because its very red lol.
Suzuki still makes the M109R, so it being a collectors item is questionable. The B-King was available everywhere from 07 to 14. Except the U.S., where it was only available in 2008. So yeha, very unique motorcycle. It's essentially a Hayabusa in drag. Same engine, different style.

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2020
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
1.5"
Tire Size
265/70-17
My credo
"220, 221, whatever it takes."
I see the big Ford dealer near my work (where I got my Ranger) suddenly has a crap-ton of Broncos and Bronco Sports but still no Rangers. Enough that they have the overflow stashed in a vacant lot down the road.
 

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2.3 EcoBoost
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4WD
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2.5 level kit with rear add a leaf appox. 1.5
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305/70r17
My credo
Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it
I see the big Ford dealer near my work (where I got my Ranger) suddenly has a crap-ton of Broncos and Bronco Sports but still no Rangers. Enough that they have the overflow stashed in a vacant lot down the road.
I'm seeing them out on the roads here already. There are 2 white ones and a grey blue looking one that I haven't got a good look at but pretty sure it's a Raptor. The local lot has 2 on it. Neither 4wd.
 

Eddo Rogue

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Ranger 4x4
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4.0 V6
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OHV
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
skyjacker front leveling kit
Tire Size
31-10.50R15
My credo
Crossed threads are tight threads.
Suzuki still makes the M109R, so it being a collectors item is questionable. The B-King was available everywhere from 07 to 14. Except the U.S., where it was only available in 2008. So yeha, very unique motorcycle. It's essentially a Hayabusa in drag. Same engine, different style.

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I rarely ever seen M109 or a B king....Tons of CBRs, Ducatis and HD style bikes...etc
 

Blmpkn

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2023
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Ford Bronco
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2.3 EcoBoost
Engine Size
2.3
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
2.5"
Tire Size
285/75/18
My credo
Its probably better to be self deprecating than self defecating.
I actually saw a '24 ranger the other day while sitting in traffic.

I was never particularly partial to the styling of the 19-23's but... they've made it worse with that gaudy front end 😣
 

superj

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ranger edge
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183 ci of tire shredding power
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
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none
Total Drop
none
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235s
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drives a stick shift ranger
dang. i haven't seen what they look like and its worse. now i don't want to see
 

Blmpkn

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2.5"
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Its probably better to be self deprecating than self defecating.
dang. i haven't seen what they look like and its worse. now i don't want to see
Eh... best way to describe it is the front clip is sort of maverick-y.... but with many more estrogens.

The cab is the same as the prior gen... unsure about the back end.
 

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Doing things wrong, until I get it right.

Blmpkn

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superj

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none
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drives a stick shift ranger
That looks nice
 

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ford/escape
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2.5/151 I-4
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235/70/16
My credo
the grey-t escape
wish they would bring back the reg cab longbed, I know-I know “market dictation “ blah blah blah. If I did somehow end up with a crew cab the first thing Id do would be removing the back seat & putting a gear box in. Kinda what Ive done with my fwd escape.
 

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Stock
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Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
Ah.. looks leveled... way better looking than with all the rake lol.
IMO It would look better if it was lowered, a bit, to fill the wheel well.
 

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Its probably better to be self deprecating than self defecating.

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