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    Thats impressive. ive got my last 4 cars and 2 motorcycles. tracked as well. fucking app is addictive

    the worst realization that came from that app was that it was costing me more in fuel to ride my VFR1200 in the warm months than i spent in a year to drive a a chevy volt.
    A friend of ours in Boston has a Volt. He can complete his commute on battery power. Uses so little fuel that the engine comes on as a maintenance cycle. Still has the original brakes.

    Hybrids seem to work very well in traffic. Sitting a5 stop lights with engine running sucks.

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    Hennessey's dyno shows the [stock] Ranger producing 243 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. For comparison, the truck's stock ratings are 270 hp and 310 lb-ft. This amounts to a 10-percent loss in horsepower and 13.58-percent drop in torque in the power's journey from the engine to the road.

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    Re: Let's talk trucks

    but did they dyno a stocker to see if it lives up to Ford's inflated numbers ?

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    doh! that is a stocker, is it ?

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    Re: Let's talk trucks

    350hp out of the Ranger with a $650 tune kit?


    Hmmmm.... sure intriguing, but man. It's still a Ford. And $39k just to get to a model that has a remote starter or leather seats.


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    Re: Let's talk trucks

    Looking an awful lot right now like your two most viable options for light duty trucks are:

    Ridgeline if you're towing under 5k and not frequently traversing the Rubicon trail.
    Colorado/Canyon if you need to tow a bit more and need a bit more off road capability.

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    Ridgeline needs paddle shifters so you can make your own "tow/haul" mode for the transmission. New Passport has those, hopefully the 2020 refresh makes the Ridgeline have it too.

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    Am I the only one who never was a fan of the ranger? It has such a massive fan bases and Ford bringing it back was a clutch move but damn so many other options out there.

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    “Fan of the ranger”

    You mean the old one? It was a cheap fleet disposable turd

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    Re: Let's talk trucks

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Am I the only one who never was a fan of the ranger? It has such a massive fan bases and Ford bringing it back was a clutch move but damn so many other options out there.
    I"M TELLING Panos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I bought 2 of the old Rangers new. I "liked" them just fine. But I make no illusions about it, I bought them primarily because of price. In 2003 I cross shopped the Tacoma and the Ranger. Both had comparable MSRPs but the Ranger had a mountain of cash on its hood and dealers ready to negotiate. Toyota not-so-much. I drove them both and didn't like the Toyota ~$8k more. I think I got just as much truck for way less $. I think I paid like 30% off list, something like that. In fact I got more truck than I expected as I left with a tarted up special edition that had features like the TRD package at the time.

    I was a "fan" in so far as being able to drive a new, nicely equipped 4WD truck on my budget. I actually read and posted on a Ranger community web forum. I bought aftermarket parts for the truck and "moded" it. 2 trucks across a decade or so and I loved the hell out of them. I was kinda sad the day I sold it. Truck was plenty of fun to drive.

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    I had some problems with it. But overall I was very happy with that purchase and would have done it again. But I will not argue; it was an Escort on stilts.

    Positively no way I would pay F150 money for a Ranger. Same argument I've been making all along about Colorado vs Silverado, Tacoma vs Tundra, etc, etc. These mid-size trucks just don't make sense to me anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Looking an awful lot right now like your two most viable options for light duty trucks are:

    Ridgeline if you're towing under 5k and not frequently traversing the Rubicon trail.
    Colorado/Canyon if you need to tow a bit more and need a bit more off road capability.
    When checking out trucks the other week, I sat in a used Colorado and just couldn't see myself spending the cash on one. Same syndrome with the Tacoma that I thought was perfect on paper.

    I read through Garandman's ford transit thread and have now been looking at prices for decent condition transit 250s with a medium roof. Looks like you can save about $10k over a '16 Silverado. Ton of interior space, can be self contained as a hauler for light trips without exposing bikes or getting them into the bed of a truck, and eventually could tow a smaller trailer up to 6k with the proper setup.

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    I did the same thing. I WANTED to like the mid size trucks, but every one I sat in I just couldn't see myself pulling the trigger and being happy with it. I love everything about my Ram. It was a little more than I was hoping to spend but it was worth it.

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    I had/have a Danger Ranger, I actually liked driving it, wish it had the 4.0, as the 3.0 that mine has is known for blowing head gaskets, a little work, and mine could be easily on the road again, needs new slave for the clutch, sucks that you have to pull the tranny to replace it, a couple brake lines, and radiator support

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zolden View Post
    I read through Garandman's ford transit thread and have now been looking at prices for decent condition transit 250s with a medium roof. Looks like you can save about $10k over a '16 Silverado. Ton of interior space, can be self contained as a hauler for light trips without exposing bikes or getting them into the bed of a truck, and eventually could tow a smaller trailer up to 6k with the proper setup.
    At the risk of sliding off-topic (this is a unibody, truck-like car in the end . . . we can carry on via PM), this is exactly what I did last year. Bought a used Transit 250, medium length, medium roof, solar, inverter, two deep cycle batteries, ceiling fan and now PitBull TRS. No plumbing to mess with or winterize. In season, a good part of the race program basically lives in there. Walk out of the house, turn the key and go. Can pull any 2-3 bike trailer and be a solid 4-5 bike rig for long-range trackdays with friends.

    Yes, in my life it is basically a one-trick-pony and, as such, somewhat of an extravagance (I donít need the van for work, daily driving or other hobbies), but it was a relatively cheap solution to a problem (huge space and time constraints at home), and has removed one of the headaches of the moto-hobby for me. With a different optimization problem, I might have arrived at a different solution.









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    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    I"M TELLING Panos!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lol he thinks that is the greatest vehicle ever built

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    That's a badass setup dhawks. Exactly what I envision what mine would look like... small creature comfort build out interior. I'm guessing you setup sleeping quarters in there after track load out if needed? There will be a lot of nights spent in mine and will need to accommodate wifey and a dog. Probably would need to route power and install a roof AC/heater.

    The reason I'm thinking this route is no one wants to sleep in with the bikes on a road trip. A regular truck can't provide sleeping accommodations, but add a trailer and you can convert the transit cargo area to all living space.

    Maybe slightly off topic, still to me is built on the foundation of a truck and an option along with them!

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    Paul said it before; sleeping or driving with your bikes in the passenger or sleeping compartment sucks.
    A van, built out to sleep in + a small enclosed trailer is the way to go. 5x10 or so trailer. Just enough space for 2 bikes, gas cans and a few spares or tools. No more. Sleep in the van. Same gas 'n go treatment. Even moreso because you can roll in a 2 AM and just go to sleep. No unloading or moving bikes. Makes a lot of sense to me.

    Downside is you have to have a commercial van in your driveway or worse; daily drive it!

    Wonder if there's any value in a pickup + cap with the bed made up to camp in + that small enclosed?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I had/have a Danger Ranger, I actually liked driving it, wish it had the 4.0, as the 3.0 that mine has is known for blowing head gaskets, a little work, and mine could be easily on the road again, needs new slave for the clutch, sucks that you have to pull the tranny to replace it, a couple brake lines, and radiator support
    Slave is a known weak-point on the manual transmission used on the Ranger. Mine failed @ ~12k on my second Ranger. One of the relatively few really common issues, in my experience.

    The 4.0L V6 was a pretty solid engine. Best I could tell it made a lot more power and still got about the same mileage as the 3.0L. Much newer OHV tech. Mine liked to rev and actually sounded pretty good when wound out. I liked that motor. My '03 had this slick special edition package with a long chrome shifter that somehow made the truck more engaging to row gears in. As I say, I enjoyed owning my Rangers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Slave is a known weak-point on the manual transmission used on the Ranger.
    ya, kinda pisses me off, that I wasn't advised when I replaced the engine, the used motor I put in when it blew the head gasket (for the 3rd time) had a brand new clutch, the slave coulda been replaced with the engine out even easier than pulling the transmission

    I had 3 different ford vehicles with the 3.0 that blew head gaskets

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Paul said it before; sleeping or driving with your bikes in the passenger or sleeping compartment sucks.
    A van, built out to sleep in + a small enclosed trailer is the way to go. 5x10 or so trailer. Just enough space for 2 bikes, gas cans and a few spares or tools. No more. Sleep in the van. Same gas 'n go treatment. Even moreso because you can roll in a 2 AM and just go to sleep. No unloading or moving bikes. Makes a lot of sense to me.

    Downside is you have to have a commercial van in your driveway or worse; daily drive it!

    Wonder if there's any value in a pickup + cap with the bed made up to camp in + that small enclosed?!
    No doubt, if you can make van + trailer work, that would be nice. Paul and Zolden are solving a slightly different problem than I am, but it's cool how the van can be useful for each.

    (For me -- with no place at home to put an enclosed trailer, a garage that is not near my house, a T/subway commute (i.e., wife's car satisfies our non-van needs and no need for a daily driver), crazy work hours that often cut into track packing and logistics time, typically no family along to keep comfortable, etc. -- the Transit as self-contained hobby transporter and sleeping quarters with modest creature comforts is beautiful.)

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    ^^ I dig it

    I have similar (or lack of) needs...plus I don't sleep in it...2 hour drive each way for a desert day trip. Stink away

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    I fully admit that I forget some of you really do live in the city.

    I have just shy of 3 acres worth of free parking. Used to tell the ex I felt no obligation to stop buying vehicles as I hadn't filled the yard up yet.

    Still sold on Paul's advice that a van + trailer is the way to roll. This noteworthy as I'm agreeing with Paul.

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    Let’s talk a bit about how the new gas motors are doing vs diesels. You see more n more professionals switching to new gas motors now when buying trucks. Unless your hauling logs through mountains do you really need a diesel ant more?
    I also hear a lot that the new diesels don’t do well at stop n go or extended idle times (I believe this to be due to new emission systems). Thoughts ?

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    The new diesels are crazy expensive too. They're an emotional purchase for must of us.

    They do best loaded and working and for most of us they basically just idle around at this point. That's not really good for them.

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