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New Ford Ranger mega thread

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by dnlskier, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    TXpro4X4

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    35k ridden on 35's. Very nice!
     
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  2. Jun 28, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    shakerhood

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  3. Jun 28, 2018 at 9:10 PM
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    Herniator

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  4. Jun 30, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    ninernation

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    Hope we get the raptor
     
  5. Jun 30, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Coming from a 3rd gen owner :p



    It will be interesting to see how limited the rear axle articulation will be with the watts-linkage rear axle.
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    UtahTacoma2018

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    I personally like the styling of the Tacoma more. I’m obviously biased though. I just love the look of my TRD Sport.

    I’m personally just a Toyota and Honda guy. I love the reliability and majority of the stylings they offer. (Some cars are ugly AF though)
     
  7. Jun 30, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    KenLyns

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    ^Yep, the Ridgeline is ugly AF. :p

    [​IMG]

    Interestingly, there's no tow hitch on the prototype, but there is a drawbar with two tie-down points (which don't look beefy enough as recovery points). Also note the fixed rear window with defroster.
     
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  8. Jun 30, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    pittim

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    3rd gen looks like a pile of garbage in pictures. Should be interesting how the Ranger compares in real life
     
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  9. Jul 1, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    bagleboy

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    looks like simple lines for aftermarket armour to mimic. Easy to imagine either a full plate or lo pro w/winch on there and it already has decent approach clearance. Grills are cosmetic and easily swapped though I have to admit a preference to the simple small blue ford emblem over large "lookatme" lettering.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    Lord Helmet

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    Looks like a better designed 3rd Gen Taco front end by all people.....Ford :laugh:

    Can't wait to see them in person.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Coming soon...
    Before I became a Taco owner I was a Ranger guy... I would have quickly told you how much better that truck is than ours... Then I got Hank.

    I like the new to us Ranger and I'm glad Ford is bringing it back... But I'm too much into Tacos to want one.

    Plus I still think this was the best Ranger generation.

    1997-ford-ranger_01_81e8e101e293df1910d99315ff4c3304.jpg
     
  12. Jul 5, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    somebody in my parents' neighborhood had a ranger parked outside. Looks like it was sold in Mexico.


    It had that foreign Truck look or "hilux fighter" appearance that I don't really like--with the truck bed seemingly being too high and the front-end being too short looking.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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  14. Jul 9, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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  15. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    With more info coming out about the new Ford Ranger, I'm wondering how big of a hit Toyota will take. I'd be mostly interested in the solid details of the Ranger Raptor though. Personally, I'll never buy another GM or Chrysler product due to personal experiences and work experiences from all my years working on vehicles. I'm basically a Toyota/Honda fanboy. BUT, if this new Ranger is good enough, I'd consider trading my 2017 Tacoma. A turbocharged engine and 10 speed transmission sounds delicious. I've driven some new F150s and they shift so nice and fast, its amazing. If the Ranger Raptor delivers, it could be good.

    The 3rd gen Tacoma is such a backwards operating truck. Driving around town the thing wants to live in 5th gear. Driving on the highway it wants to live in 4th gear. The SSP and OVT both help a lot, but the only true fix for this backwards operation is more power and better gearing. Looks as though the Ranger could just do that. Guess we'll have to see, but its kind of exciting to think about. Imagine if they do the 2.7L Ecoboost in the Raptor!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=104&v=hU5I6e6TvGc
     
  16. Jul 10, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    Competition is always good.
     
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  17. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    back to bone stock.
    i love the new competition. no one company can sit and rest on their reputation.

    my 2006, i love; but the new rigs have me wondering. i've heard toyota is exploring diesel in the two trucks.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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  19. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    Seems like it'll be a nice truck. Especially with the eco boost engine. Might make Toyota rethink a few things. I just can't get over how the rangers front end looks like a ford taurus
     
  20. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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    Work in progress...
    Lets do it!

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