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2003 Ford Ranger

Photobucket Well, the universe provided the truck I was looking for. I traded my motorcycle for an ex-fleet Ranger (VIN-based info) that had been put out to pasture by the small-business owner. He had four (?) newer ones and this one was the oldest, handling "backup truck" duties.

It's a 2.3L 5spd standard cab truck, which is exactly the setup I wanted. On the way home (180 miles up the highway) it averaged 26.1 MPG on the highway running between 65-70mph. Awesome! It's got a kerbillion miles on it, so some work needs to be done. See the bottom of this page for details.

Things I love about this truck

Some of these things are inherent in trucks-in-general.

reverse timeline

planned upgrades

You can tell it doesn't take much to make me happy.

challenges and issues

Ranger quirks

Ranger forums

I am fratermus on these forums. You can search all these forums at once using a custom search in your FireFox or Chrome browser. Basically you define the custom search in the browser with the url string, the text replacement string (bolded below), and the keyword you choose.
So if you wanted to search all the forums for door ajar you'd type rf door ajar in the URL line. I used rf here as an abbreviation for "ranger forums" but you could use ranger, ran, r, whatever. When the browser processes this search it will replace the %s with whatever you type after the keyword. door ajar in my example above.

Building the URL is the hard part so I've done it for you. Here it is with the replacement string already embedded (all on one line, if it wraps):
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Aranger-forums.com+OR+site%3Atherangerstation.com+OR+site%3Afordrangerforum.com+%s&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
how to use this: firefox/mozilla | chrome

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