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Toyota TACOMA vs Ford RANGER - IV

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  • hindsitehindsite Posts: 590
    The biggest joke is that Vince never posted his truck. Someone else posted it for him. As far as I know it came from a web site or a magazine.

    I do not recall you posting your pic here?
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  • hindsitehindsite Posts: 590
    Here is a link to Ranger rolling over dated July 1999. Is the Tacoma mentioned? No . . .

    http://www.insure.com/auto/rollover799.html
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  • hindsitehindsite Posts: 590
    Ranger owners venting outrage. If 1997 is old then maybe the truck is past its life cycle.


    http://www.mindspring.com/~ics_mak/fvmranger.html
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  • hindsitehindsite Posts: 590
    For Tacoma viewers that wanted to see a junk yard. Well this site links directly to a Ford junkyard.

    http://www.accessone.com/~jonathin/deadford.htm
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  • not directed at you. I do own a 2000 Ranger 4x2 xlt.

    i can go measure my intake right now if you want.

    spoog just ALWAYS avoids questions that someone who OWNED THE TOP OF THE LINE TACOMA should know. if he doesnt own one and just wants one that is fine but id rather not have him pretend.

    His reason for not having a pic of his truck was "I dont take pictures of machines" come on. a person as fanatacal about his truck as he is would have hundreds of them ..

    just my observations.
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  • ok hind here is my VERY out of date homepage. i will work on getting the pic up soon .

    http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/hickory/741/index.htm
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  • http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/hickory/741/truck.jpg

    ok it took me less than an hour, spoog has had like 6 months
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  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    what a marooon. The Honda Passport is a wise choice....stay away from Isuzu. They are the same vehicle. Great expert spoog.
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    From a Toyota forum. Seems the head gaskets are STILL A PROBLEM IN TOYOTA's even the 1999 model.

    http://forums.vmag.com/suv4runner1099/messages/1819.html
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    That was a quick update of your page.

    Let me go look for the diskette with my KKM setup pictures, I can SHOW you a Ford Ranger intake at 36-38 inches above ground.

    I think the kid who lunched the engine in the rain was plowing water. What a dumba$$ move. . .

    There is NO way in a normal rain storm, or snow storm for that matter that even with the stock air intake that you would suck enough water to lunch an engine.

    Scott, notice how spoog does not answer questions.

    Here you go, I will try to upload the air intake tonight or tomorrow, gotta find the diskette first:
    http://members.aol.com/Cpousnr/index1.html
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    http://members.aol.com/Cpousnr/intake1.jpg

    It is not there yet but will be by tomorrow.

    Check out the "fancy" and "shiny" oil filler cap when you see it.

    I gotta get off, my son called from college and needed to get on his aol account! Dang kids, can't send em away far enough sometimes. . .
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  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    A trans expert claims toyota's go 150,000 miles,
    while the ranger goes 80k before needing trans replacement. INCREDIBLE!


    You know...Toyota has earned their reliability ratings time and time again. It's things like this that really show through.


    Vince and Cspounser....enjoy having your trannies replaced at 80 k! What garbage......
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  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    That link and post was incredibly weak. No real surprise though. I don't see these guys bashing their rides, putting up pages simply because Ford let them down so hard.
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  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    I will get around to it.
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  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    Your so called transmission expert praised Honda Passports and said stay away from Isuzu. ISUZU MAKES THE PASSPORT. As usual, believe what you want and ignore what you want.
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  • those engines sure did have some costly problems... shall i quote
    "Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Cylinder Head Gaskets and the Oxygen Sensor Wire Harness, and occasional problems are failures of the Exhaust Valves and the Engine Main Relay.
    Failures of the Cylinder Head Gaskets and the Exhaust Valves apply to the V6 engines only. Failure of the Cylinder Head Gaskets or the Exhaust Valves will prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the Cylinder Head Gaskets is estimated * at $240.00 for parts and $520.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Oxygen Sensor Wire Harness is estimated *at $15.00 for parts and $45.00 for labor. The cost to repair the
    Exhaust Valves is estimated * at $300.00 for parts and $1,000.00 for labor. The cost to repair the
    Engine Main Relay is estimated * at $13.00 for parts and $26.00 for labor.
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  • must be that poor build quality...

    sorry just getting even :)

    a beer for all my freinds here ;)
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    To answer your question/statement:

    "Ohhhhhh what a Feeling, Toyota!'

    Ok got the pictures up
    http://members.aol.com/Cpousnr/intake1.jpg
    http://members.aol.com/Cpousnr/intake2.jpg
    http://members.aol.com/Cpousnr/intake3.jpg

    That is my KKM TruRev filter system. The stock airbox would go to where the filter now is, down into a snorkel and into the airbox a good 6-8 inches LOWER than mine is now.
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  • must be that poor build quality...

    sorry just getting even :)

    a beer for all my freinds here ;)
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    a Boost-A-Pump and do you know what it is?
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    When I refresh my screen this dang Dell 600 reposts the data and sends it
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  • how much of a performance boost did you get from KKM?
    cost??
    and how hard to install??
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  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    Just click the number of your own post and choose scribble.
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    in intake2.jpg?

    Trying to find chrome valve covers and intake stuff.
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    I have about 10 more sites of Toyota problems to post but am sorting them out first.

    The BEST is yet to come so buckle up
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    blush blush

    Here i sit with maybe the fastest, newest puter on the block, I launch payloads in orbit and I didnt know that.
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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    Well, do not buy it for the performance boost. Not a lot but the acceleration is crisper, much more responsive etc.
    Maybe 5 more hp.
    Sounds a lot better when you punch it!

    It is a snap to install. Unhook the old box from the MAF, pull off the top of the old box, you want to leave the bottom for water guard, plug the old intake behind the headlight and bolt it on without any gasket. Torque value is not to exceed 104 inch/lb.

    It cost 89 bucks + shipping. I got it, the opl cap and on recharge kit, used when cleaning it for maybe 150 bucks.
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