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    Had to rescue a Ford yesterday.

    So, I'm out in Anzo Borrego state park checking out a hot springs RV park and future dirt biking adventures on Saturday. Driving the Redneck Mobeeeel. AKA 2006 Dodge 2500 diesel, 4 door, 4 wheel drive. AKA toyhauler, AKA almost midlife crisis toy, AKA whatever the jealous guys at work who can't afford one call it.
    Anyway, came out of a trail onto HWY S2 and get immediately flagged down by two 20 somethings in a Chevy asking if I have any tow straps. I follow them about a 1/2 mile off the highway down a sandy wash. Their buddies Ford Ranger pre-runner style is buried up to the rear axle and half the bumper in the sand. Apparently they forgot the old adage that momentum is your friend in the sand. Hooked up the straps to their bumper and around my front tow hook and pulled them out of the stuff back to the HWY. They even gave me $20 bucks for bailing them out. Sweeeeeet!!!!!
    No real point to the story but earned my good Samaritan for the week.
    Let the truck brand smack talking begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300 View Post
    So, I'm out in Anzo Borrego state park checking out a hot springs RV park and future dirt biking adventures on Saturday. Driving the Redneck Mobeeeel. AKA 2006 Dodge 2500 diesel, 4 door, 4 wheel drive. AKA toyhauler, AKA almost midlife crisis toy, AKA whatever the jealous guys at work who can't afford one call it.
    Anyway, came out of a trail onto HWY S2 and get immediately flagged down by two 20 somethings in a Chevy asking if I have any tow straps. I follow them about a 1/2 mile off the highway down a sandy wash. Their buddies Ford Ranger pre-runner style is buried up to the rear axle and half the bumper in the sand. Apparently they forgot the old adage that momentum is your friend in the sand. Hooked up the straps to their bumper and around my front tow hook and pulled them out of the stuff back to the HWY. They even gave me $20 bucks for bailing them out. Sweeeeeet!!!!!
    No real point to the story but earned my good Samaritan for the week.
    Let the truck brand smack talking begin.
    So them there lil'uns was stuck in that there mud. Well, I was happier'en a nun on a Tuesday. I threw 'em a a life line, gave them boys a show they'll never forget, I reckon. Yessir, this here Dodge is a real man's veehickel. Off to the peelers, gotta gets me some dollar bills
    and an empty seat on sniffer's row. yeehaw!

    I remember we were plowing around in a new subdivision and got stuck with a buddy once in his stock jeep. we called for a friend, HE got stuck. So now we have three lost souls, looking like chumps. We actually left them there overnight, and came in the morning. Thank god we saw a grader tractor, and he managed to get both out no prob. Not much of a story, but it happens to everyone once, right?
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    Umm. Triple post much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Umm. Triple post much?
    eep! Don't know what happened there. Got a little excited ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowcyclist View Post
    eep! Don't know what happened there. Got a little excited ...

    You only got excited because the Ford really wasn't a real Ford. It was some young guys half baked idea that he can become a Ford man with a <cough> Ranger. That's like sayin a Dakota is up there with your beefy 4 door 4 wheel drive dually diesel.

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    Git er done.

    I don't do anything stupid in my stock Explorer, but it's definitely more capable than that a stock Ranger, and some of the stuff I have done in the Explorer would high-center or bury most tiny wannabe pickups.
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    Isnt a pre-runner 2WD? Not too good off-road.

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    um, look up prerunner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
    Git er done.

    I don't do anything stupid in my stock Explorer, but it's definitely more capable than that a stock Ranger, and some of the stuff I have done in the Explorer would high-center or bury most tiny wannabe pickups.

    You are kidding right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Isnt a pre-runner 2WD? Not too good off-road.


    Prerunner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF1 View Post
    You are kidding right?
    Not really. 2 wheel drive? how much ground clearance? Please. My Focus could probably offroad better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post


    Prerunner with 3x MSRP put into modifications
    Fixed it for ya.
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    Shoot, I had an 86 Ford Ranger 4x4 short bed that would go wherever I wanted it to. The ground clearance was really good and the six banger would pull any hill. I could throw a little weight in the bed and that took care of the traction.

    I could take it more places than ANY full size 4x4 because it was smaller and would fit between trees and never got high centered.

    I left jeeps crying in the woods, chevy's gulping their last gasp and dodges whining like a lost porcupined dog.

    Each truck has their good and bad points but my little "Ford that could" was a great truck.

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    Oh, and just because this thread is really fun. This is a Focus like that picture up there is a Ranger



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    oh hell yes. World Rally Charger for the flippin win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300 View Post
    So, I'm out in Anzo Borrego state park checking out a hot springs RV park and future dirt biking adventures on Saturday. Driving the Redneck Mobeeeel. AKA 2006 Dodge 2500 diesel, 4 door, 4 wheel drive. AKA toyhauler, AKA almost midlife crisis toy, AKA whatever the jealous guys at work who can't afford one call it.
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    No real point to the story but earned my good Samaritan for the week.
    Let the truck brand smack talking begin.
    In that you own a Dodge and it is safely within it's two year self destruct period, I won't say anything, but maybe think about tradin up to a real truck sometime in 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM View Post
    In that you own a Dodge and it is safely within it's two year self destruct period, I won't say anything, but maybe think about tradin up to a real truck sometime in 2008.
    I recommend a '68 Charger. It would be a step in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM View Post
    In that you own a Dodge and it is safely within it's two year self destruct period, I won't say anything, but maybe think about tradin up to a real truck sometime in 2008.


    I can't even begin to describe the great quality of this truck... I have seen it pull through so much use and so many miles.


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    Can you name the film and the car. No fair phishing the URL


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    I had to look it up Stacey. I'd have never got it. I recognized it, but would have never remembered where it came from.
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    It's not actually an '81 accord (I owned one) but it looks close. Citation? Phoenix? No clue what movie it's from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post


    I can't even begin to describe the great quality of this truck... I have seen it pull through so much use and so many miles.

    I bought a used 92 Chevy Silverado diesel with 60K on it. Drove it for 12 years and 145 k before I had any trouble with it. Great truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Can you name the film and the car. No fair phishing the URL

    I cheated and looked it up because I did not have a clue. When I found out the answer, it was no wonder I had no clue. I never ever saw that film. I always thought the star was a no talent hack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM View Post
    I cheated and looked it up because I did not have a clue. When I found out the answer, it was no wonder I had no clue. I never ever saw that film. I always thought the star was a no talent hack.
    Must be a Burt Reynolds movie then

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