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Old 01-25-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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Floyd's New Ranger

I happened to pass by Floyd on the highway this morning. It looks like he's enjoying the new Ranger.

Maybe he bought one with that new-fangled Achates three-cylinder six-piston job under the hood? Or maybe even the Fairbanks Morse 12-banger!?!

https://www.motor1.com/news/302627/f...g-20-caravans/
In its promotional campaign for the facelifted Euro-spec Ranger, Ford says the pickup can “tow whatever the hell you want.” And even if that means you want to pull 20 caravans, the Ranger will do the job without complaining. The short 1:15-minute video at the top of this page documents the moment when the vehicle towed a 20-tonne (44,092-pound), 100-meter (328-feet) convoy of caravans on a public road close to the Millbrook Proving Ground in the United Kingdom.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:45 PM   #2
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They need a video showing them stopping that set up on a long down grade.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:56 PM   #3
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Yeah I saw that euro commercial!I guess I should have no problem with one little Scamp13?
Say I like your Audi!
Does that rig have electric brakes electric brakes electric brakes electric brakes?

Here's what I really bought... (Mine's still on order )
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Note the STX... which stands for Substitute for Tacoma, X (fail)


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Note the STX... which stands for Substitute for Tacoma, X (fail)


Very imaginative...

So what exactly does TRD stand for? (the only thing missing is "U"?)


My 18YO Ranger (wanna buy it?) is still more truck than a new Tacoma.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:56 PM   #6
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Very imaginative...

So what exactly does TRD (missing the "U"?) stand for?


My 18YO Ranger (wanna buy it?) is still more truck than a new Tacoma.
I understand the question when someone asks if you “CAN“ tow with a Tacoma
Why one would want to is the part that confuses me
Great looking Ranger , probably last another 20 years !
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Note the STX... which stands for Substitute for Tacoma, X (fail)


So what exactly does TRD stand for? (the only thing missing is U
It could also be that STX is missing a letter, Y.” In Greek mythology Styx is the river which delineates the border of Hades, AKA Hell!
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It could also be that STX is missing a letter, Y.” In Greek mythology Styx is the river which delineates the border of Hades, AKA Hell!
Thanks, I guess you mean...
Tough enough to "Ford" the river Styx and drive through hell for three days then safely home again, keys in hand! (pulling 14 trailers?)

STX...Street Truck Xenization, Sport Truck Xyresic, STranger
Actually I don't think it stands for anything, just something marketing thought sounded cool a few decades ago.


Do you know the actual origin of the word "Snark"?
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Cant believe it! All I heard is that he said he'd never own another new vehicle .

Ford & Chevys can try all they want, they will NEVER top Toyota. Especially the bullet-proof Tacoma they were building when Ford gave up on the Ranger and still building it when they (Ford) decided to try their "luck" at it again.
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Cant believe it! All I heard is that he said he'd never own another new vehicle .


Ford & Chevys can try all they want, they will NEVER top Toyota. Especially the bullet-proof Tacoma they were building when Ford gave up on the Ranger and still building it when they (Ford) decided to try their "luck" at it again.
That's all you heard? Soon as you write the check, its used!!
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Thanks, I guess you mean...
Tough enough to "Ford" the river Styx and drive through hell for three days then safely home again, keys in hand! (pulling 14 trailers?)
Of course I did! I too, owned a Ranger and am now on my second F150. I wouldn’t be caught dead in a truck with a bow tie logo or a “toy” truck. Dearborn/KC all the way. And I would have said for as long as desired, not limiting myself to only 3 days.

FYI, “snarkiness” was the furthest thing from my mind.
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My 18YO Ranger (wanna buy it?) is still more truck than a new Tacoma.
Been trying to offload that ranger for 18 years and still no takers? Maybe try throwing in a free toaster.

I'm interested to hear what you think of the turbo 4 in the new one. I know it's a better towing motor than the NA motors but The longevity and replacement cost scare the heck out of me.
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I guess it's different with RV's... I see you didnt buy "American"-made by buying an Escape!? Sounds a little double-standard to me.

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Of course I did! I too, owned a Ranger and am now on my second F150. I wouldn’t be caught dead in a truck with a bow tie logo or a “toy” truck. Dearborn/KC all the way. And I would have said for as long as desired, not limiting myself to only 3 days.

FYI, “snarkiness” was the furthest thing from my mind.
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:33 PM   #14
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Oh well...it is sharp and I DO LOVE the > "new smell"! <


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