1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TACOMABOSS, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:38 PM
    #1
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    Ok. I know that Tacomas pretty much are better than rangers. But, my girlfriend and her family seem to think that a ford ranger is better than a Tacoma because its "American made". Show them they are wrong. I want to send this thread to them. haha. Prove them wrong!!!
     
  2. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM
    #2
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,392
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    :popcorn:

    do you really think you are going to change their minds based off of what some strangers say online?
     
  3. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM
    #3
    o5iiawah

    o5iiawah Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Member:
    #51457
    Messages:
    384
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tim
    Philly 'burbs, PA
    Vehicle:
    '11 4x2 access cab 2.7l
    tacos are American made as well. Most fords have a high pct of parts made in mexico.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM
    #4
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight East Bound and Down

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8006
    Messages:
    9,535
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    SE Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    Trail Limo
    Skyjacker Platinum Coilovers w/ 16" 750# King springs, Skyjacker rear leafs, FJ TRD SE wheels, 285/75/16 MTZ's, Piaa 520 Smr Driving Lights, Yakima Rack, Bestop Canopy, TRD Exhaust, TRD CAI, Kenwood DNX5120 Navi, Fog Light Mod, Driving Light Mod, BHLM, Scanguage II on Blendmount, TC uca's, ARB Heavy Duty air compressor, ARB Rear Locker, Shrockworks Rock Sliders, ARB Front Bumper, Relentless Fab Rear Bumper w/ custom bed protection, WARN M8000
    The current ranger platform is over a decade old! I had one, Liked it, but would never go back. Mine was a 98 that I owned in like 2001. There is a reason there are plans to discontinue it. At least I think thats still the plan??
     
  5. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM
    #5
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    haha no I dont acctually
     
  6. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM
    #6
    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47253
    Messages:
    2,092
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicle:
    05 DSM Base SR5 Slug Taco
    Full custom stereo, onboard air compressor, train horns, spacer lift, 30" tires, optima yellow top, rear slider window & tailgate anti-theft mod, pop & lock, class 3 tow hitch, lights in bed, Ultra Gauge, Weather Tech mats, yellow fog lights, camper top, air lift rear airbags, rear diff breather mod, soon to be more...
    This is going to be awesome! :popcorn:
     
  7. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM
    #7
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    yes, yes it will be :D
     
  8. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM
    #8
    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8007
    Messages:
    2,359
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Columbus, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    4x4 Tacoma, SR5, TRD Offroad, 5 speed, V6
    Toytec Coilovers, Old Man Emu Leaf Pack, 5100s, Light Bar with Hella 700ffs, Chopped Exhaust, Herculined Rocker Panels, Trail Gear rear bumper, tinted windows
    Fix Or Repair Daily?




    :D:p
     
  9. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM
    #9
    Paul's TRD

    Paul's TRD I'm Not Your F***ing Brother

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Member:
    #30306
    Messages:
    617
    Gender:
    Male
    TX
    Vehicle:
    2011 Z71 4x4 5.3L V8
    I'll be the first to say that big lesbians drive Ford Rangers. Case and point. Done, you can now forward this to them.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM
    #10
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    HAHA thats pretty good stuff
     
  11. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM
    #11
    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    9,392
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    :laughing:
     
  12. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM
    #12
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH thats pretty good!!:D
     
  13. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM
    #13
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,310
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
    :D
     
  14. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM
    #14
    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47253
    Messages:
    2,092
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicle:
    05 DSM Base SR5 Slug Taco
    Full custom stereo, onboard air compressor, train horns, spacer lift, 30" tires, optima yellow top, rear slider window & tailgate anti-theft mod, pop & lock, class 3 tow hitch, lights in bed, Ultra Gauge, Weather Tech mats, yellow fog lights, camper top, air lift rear airbags, rear diff breather mod, soon to be more...
    Find On Roadside Dead.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM
    #15
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,966
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    The older Rangers weren't half bad, the newer ones really went downhill. I test drove one with the FX4 package before I bought my Tacoma and they couldn't have given me a price low enough to make me buy it. It made a lot of noise but had absolutely no power and was uncomfortable. I owned 2 older rangers, a 1997 and a 2001, one with the gutless 2.3L 4 cyl and the 2001 with the 3.0L V6. The 3.0L was a great little motor and it's too bad they got rid of it. The new 4.0L is a gas hog and lacks the power production for the amount of fuel it consumes. My $0.02 on Rangers. No comparison to the Tacoma, the Taco is bigger, more powerful and rides a hell of a lot better than the Ranger. Just because it's 'American Made' doesn't mean it's any good and is an incredibly ignorant argument regarding build quality.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM
    #16
    rex99

    rex99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Member:
    #27492
    Messages:
    6,961
    Gender:
    Male
    TArdCOMAWORLD
    Vehicle:
    Proton Cruiser
    Rocket Boosters, Flux Capacitor, Escape Pod, Throttle Body Spacer, Homeroshi, ATRAC disable
    I thought the platform was about 2 1/2 decades old...

    Main reason why I'm not driving one now...
     
  17. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM
    #17
    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Member:
    #49636
    Messages:
    13,934
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Lake Tahoe
    Vehicle:
    Resurrected LT TRD S/C 4x4
    TRD Supercharger, URD 7th Injector Kit, Total Chaos LT, King Coilov....too much shit to list.
    Last I checked my tacoma was made right here in California...Fremont to be exact.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM
    #18
    darkgreentaco

    darkgreentaco XXXL Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Member:
    #38712
    Messages:
    2,237
    Gender:
    Male
    NorCaL
    Vehicle:
    Timberland Rocket
    King RR C/O's, All-Pro expdtn Leaf Icon UCA's Fox Resi's BAMFsliders LCAskids diffcover 17" Addicts Yukon 4.56 35" Dynapro MT's
    If their opinion is that buying American is better than buying foreign cars, you arent going to change their minds. Instead, videotape you screwing their daughters brains out, and show it to them. There, case settled.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:47 PM
    #19
    bozotaco

    bozotaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Member:
    #46122
    Messages:
    167
    Gender:
    Male
    Montana
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma
    debadged, new rims, topper, sleeping/ski platform
    I can only speak for a 1st generations but the differences are pretty obvious. I used to drive my friends 2003 ranger 5speed, and thought is was a pretty nice truck. However after I purchased my 2004 tacoma the differences are pretty striking. The Tacoma just feels more solidly built, and less cheap. If you want to prove your point have them drive both back to back.
     
  20. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:47 PM
    #20
    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8007
    Messages:
    2,359
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Columbus, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    4x4 Tacoma, SR5, TRD Offroad, 5 speed, V6
    Toytec Coilovers, Old Man Emu Leaf Pack, 5100s, Light Bar with Hella 700ffs, Chopped Exhaust, Herculined Rocker Panels, Trail Gear rear bumper, tinted windows
To Top