Rangers are all truck from thier full frames to thier low range T-cases, there not toys. I must have shut it off and restarted it a million times. The news for '98 is that the regular cab's interior volume is up 4. Ford will soon be the first company to offer four doors on all three of its pickups. We noted the first two, but we expected faster track times with the close-ratio gear steps. This thing has hauled it all from trees to a full bedload of gravel.
Convenience Features Front beverage holders Illuminated entry Entertainment. Not exactly cheap ideas but they will help. It's not great on gas by any means, but I felt that the 3. This private owner sold it as what book value was for it. It would probobly be like 22-23 mpg city and 25-27 mpg highway. The fresh pieces include a new grille, bumper, valance, lighting, and aluminum hood. This innovation enables virtually silent 4x4 engagement on the fly with a flick of the dash switch.
It also depends on your driving style and the terain where you live as far as mountains, hills or flat. With that being said, there's no point in putting the 4 cylinder in a 4x4 ranger if it doesn't get better mpg than the V-6, but with the new duratec 2. On my 04 ranger 4x4 with 4. Yeah, well you forget that it is still a truck. I have a 99' 4. I also went to synthetic fluids in the entire drivetrain, also had headers, intake and bama engine programer and acouple of other engine mods, like under drive pullies and a catback. I work for minimum wage and drive 50 miles a day, so every little bit helps.
I've taken this vehicle, with high mileage, on a long road trip without a break-down. This gadget also disconnects the hubs from the rest of the spooling front-drive parts, and thus reduces noise and improves fuel economy. I did well and if you shop and be patient they are out there. But there are things you can do to improve this. Gas mileage is lucky to sniff 16 mpg mostly because we really overworked the engine.
Ford Ranger — the look of the truck was somewhat good looking but after i got it and put some rims and tires on it, it looked really sweet. I just am curious to what your average's are. The old tacoma 4x4 with the 4 cylinder would get 18 mpg as well. You can tell this 1998 Ford Ranger has been pampered by the fact that it has less than 182,000mi. I drove it like a grandpa.
In back, the axle is still live and firmly sprung with leaves. After all the miles the interior and exterior still look new and the truck has no rattles. Rangers are all truck from thier full frames to thier low range T-cases, there not toys. I changed out plugs, wires, and filters, all without a real increase. But lots of easy, steady-state highway cruising at 65 mph netted us closer to 23 mpg.
Low, low mileage coupled with an exacting maintenance program. Not exactly cheap ideas but they will help. Ford is on the right track with the ranger in these times of high gas prices, they just need to expand on it a little. I just brushed off rust then retreated the entire frame to insure it will endure and will continue to treat it. I had Fords my whole life and was never let down so far and I am 60 All that said only issue I can see is rust on chassis if it has not been treated or maintained. Thanks 18-20 hwy with 5 speed. But as mentioned, we tested the even roomier SuperCab.
Performance tune the Ranger's engine and transmission. Would definitely buy another one! Brother hit some black ice and went head on into some K-rail on the freeway without his seat belt on and walked away the truck still ran great. I am looking in buying a 98+ Ranger, I want the 4. So, expect a bumpy, but mostly predictable, response on rough-surfaced corners. The Ford Ranger is available in a variety of engine sizes and styles. I am looking in buying a 98+ Ranger, I want the 4.
The body and interior were amazingly clean and scratch free, still looks new. Can't hide much in the cab. After all the miles the interior and exterior still look new and the truck has no rattles. The engine is almost too powerful for a small truck but moves it without effort. Really all depends on the rear end ratio and how you drive. For '98, Ford built on those strengths and sent the Ranger out for some of the same finishing-school polish the new full-size F-150 received.
But for most chores, except corner carving at high speeds, the rugged new Ranger should serve quite well. I drove it like a grandpa. Gas mileage is lucky to sniff 16 mpg mostly because we really overworked the engine. Yep, one of them Flashpaq Superchips programmer can give you some increase mpg. I'm starting to add these changes and will update mileage as I do I agree to an extent. The body will not show rust out.