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i can get a 96 ranger for 800. its got a 4 cyl 5 speed in it, straght body no rust but 208k. i mean i know the 4.0 v6 ohv lasts a long time, whats the displacement on this engine 2.3 or 2.5? and whats its longevity?
lol i can probably get it for 500. and ill be usin it as a commuter, beater truck to save on gas. im trading my cummins for an IDI 4x4 and it should be good on fuel, but the ranger is a little better lol and np ill be postin pics if i pick it up.
it porbly would,, but if ur useing it as a commuter, then leave in the 4 banger, because i got a 4.0 and i get *****y MPG like 18 at best and i got the tail gate net, exhause and intake, but mine is 4x4 with suto tranny
I am not so sure about the bell housings bolting right up between the 2.3-2.5 and the 4.0. I kind of remember they were different. If you want to be sure, check with car dash parts dot com on the web to see what will fit. As in, would the same 5-speed be usable in both.
It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done. Simplificate and add lightness
hhmm you know now that i think about it, I dont think it will work, becasue they made 4 motors for this truck two 4 bangers and 2 v6s, so it was a 6v swaped with a bigger v6 it would work same with the 4 bangers, but to put a bigger v6 on a trany thats ment for a smaller 4 cylinder yeah im sher the bells would be different
i'd say its a great idea. i got mine for 2700 bucks with 117k on it, original owner.
one of the smartest moves i ever made.
i was driving my big f100 around everywhere and needed a little putt putt vehicle.
so it sounds to me like you are a similar person who likes practicality and working on his own stuff.
just keep in mind theres work youre going to have to do. taking on a used vehicle involves just that, work! if you dont have a garage or a suitable area to do it then it could turn out to be a nightmare. mine is in decent shape, but even little things like doing a fuel filter out on the driveway with the truck only raised 15" in the air, takes its toll on my body. book says every 30k miles to do it...its never been changed! neither have the o2 sensors, shocks, brakes, etc.....and its the little things like that can haunt you. prettymuch the oil is the only thing the previous owner ever touched
what you will find out is there are some people who sign on the dotted line for a new car, beat the **** out of it, dont do a lick of maintenance, then once it starts acting up, they dump their problems on someone else! so inspect it thoroughly or you could be flushing 800 bucks down the toilet.
__________________ 1969 F100 360 C6 AUTO CUSTOM CAB
1997 FORD RANGER 3L V6 5-SPEED D/D
i'd say go for it! i've heard good things about them and my 87 was easy to maintain. i just picked up a 96 2wd for $300 to use as a college commuter. gotta get plates and insurance on it and then i'll be ready to rock! the 2.3's aren't exactly hotrod motors, but they do get the job done and efficiently! is the one you're looking at a standard cab short bed?
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