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Old 09-24-2015, 11:45 AM   #21
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Did you opt for a 2wd? Also curious on your rear axle ratio.


My 2012 w/ ecoboost came with 3.73 gears and I often wonder how it would be with 3.55's or even smaller.
My truck seriously hauls a** when it needs to but wow does it slurp gas.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:48 AM   #22
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Wow, news to me. I held off as long as possible buying my last Ranger. Gave up hoping they'd change their mind about continuing on with it. Bought one of the last ones available. The next year I went to New Zealand and saw the latest Ranger with a diesel. You're right, it is larger than even the last version of Rangers made here but I'd love to have one. So, 2017, I can handle that, my truck will almost be old by then.

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Yeah, it is quite nice. up to 3,500kg towing capacity with the 3.2L diesel. For towing a 5.0, you most likely could not use the double cab, as the box is to short though, and I likes me a 4 door truck. You would be fine with any model with your 19.

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Old 09-24-2015, 11:54 AM   #23
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Did you opt for a 2wd? Also curious on your rear axle ratio.


My 2012 w/ ecoboost came with 3.73 gears and I often wonder how it would be with 3.55's or even smaller.
My truck seriously hauls a** when it needs to but wow does it slurp gas.
No, I went with 4x4. On the Lariat you have the option of 2WD, 4WD, and AWD as well.

This truck has the 3.55 rear end. It has a 10,700 lb conventional tow capacity, and a 10,100 lb 5th wheel capacity. Not sure why the difference is, but it is sure adequate. With 3.73's you can get up to 12,100 towing with a regular cab. Not bad for a 6 cyl engine.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:18 PM   #24
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Nice Jim. You're going to love towing with it. As Reace once told me, the Ecoboost towing experience almost brought tears to his eyes.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:23 PM   #25
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Nice Jim. You're going to love towing with it. As Reace once told me, the Ecoboost towing experience almost brought tears to his eyes.
It brought tears to my eyes too, when I looked into my wallet afterwards.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:37 PM   #26
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Well you can always work another five years! LOL!!!!
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Yeah, it is quite nice. up to 3,500kg towing capacity with the 3.2L diesel. For towing a 5.0, you most likely could not use the double cab, as the box is to short though, and I likes me a 4 door truck. You would be fine with any model with your 19.

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It's also offered in the Supercab model which is what I have now and would get again. Tried using my friend's postal code in Perth to get a "drive away" quote but it won't let me. Very different having the truck come with a years registration and insurance. Notice no Ruby Red there, only True Red The games they play with color names.

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It brought tears to my eyes too, when I looked into my wallet afterwards.
It's only money, Jim. Can't take it with you. Once you hook up that 5.0TA and get on the highway and you have to punch it, when it pins you back in the seat even with the trailer connected, those tears will turn to tears of joy.
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:10 PM   #29
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It's also offered in the Supercab model which is what I have now and would get again. Tried using my friend's postal code in Perth to get a "drive away" quote but it won't let me. Very different having the truck come with a years registration and insurance. Notice no Ruby Red there, only True Red The games they play with color names.

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The supercab is not bad, as we really don't carry more people all that often, but I don't like having to open both doors to let the dog in, or even just to access.

The rear seat area in my new truck is massive. I could store a ton of stuff in there, especially with the seat bottoms flipped up. I like that.

I now have to figure out what outfitting I will do in the bed, like boxes, tonneau covers, hitches, etc. I have some ideas, but the only thing I think I will concern myself with right before pickup is the hitch. Who knows though, as I do my researching, I just might pick some of the other stuff up too.
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It's only money, Jim. Can't take it with you. Once you hook up that 5.0TA and get on the highway and you have to punch it, when it pins you back in the seat even with the trailer connected, those tears will turn to tears of joy.
Words of wisdom, Carl. I have no doubt on what you say.

Which engine do you have in your truck?
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