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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-27-02, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm curious to hear some opinions on the old 83-88 or "First gen" Rangers. Mostly on there Durabilty and Reliablty. Also what did you guys think about the lil 2.9L V-6 Engine?
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2.9L V6s are great, you can trust those things. The mileage you'll get on that is well worth money in my book those 2.9 are like a bird they don't comsume very much fuel. One question I got ask is that does it have a 4 or 5 speed? If has a 4 speed/overdrive auto that even better.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-23-03, 06:09 PM
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'83 Ranger = Second to none.

My first truck (and still my current) was a 1983 Ford Ranger long-bed, two tanks, 2.3 liter 4 cylinder. The truck is a work horse with 245,000 hard, long miles, and every one of them was worth while. The 2.3 is a great engine so long as you take care of it, and if you have an unlimited budget, you can get 600+ NA horsepower out of it (used in Bandits and Outlaws, theyre common and pretty reliable.) As far as the 2.9 V-6, I always thought it was something of a no-go because I've been sold on my basic 4-banger. I'm gonna go for the "Haha, my truck will buttrape your honda" feeling, so I'm going to try to drop a 2.3 liter turbo out of a '88 turbo coupe into it, but I need some more advice on that. Anyway, great trucks, just maintain them right.

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