Originally Posted by MilwaukeeF350
U not going able get good mpg with this.
Get 90's F150 with 300 6 cylinder with 5 speed 2wd plus 3.08 gear. I got 24 mpg on long highway at 65 mph but city it turd due 3.08 is highway gear.
And my old 1994 Explorer got 24 mpg out 4 speed auto with 4.0L OHV plus 3.73 on 300 miles highway. But average is 19-20 at 65 mph No cruise control.
3.0L you maybe not happy with power/gas.
hmmm alright, that's a possibility. so was I falsely informed when I was told by a few previous owners of those trucks that the the trannies tend to get messed up somehow? shift forks, t/o bearings, clutches, shifter housing plugs etc?
Yea, I guess an explorer or 90's suv are other options, I was just thinking a small 2wd pickup would be the suited to the job and fuel efficient. if those f150 5 speed trannies are dependable, I will definitely consider it strongly.
the 3.0 on the ranger? I'll be unhappy with the bad mpg I get for the power? What about the 4cyl and 4.0? I'd expect to be unhappy about the power from the 4cyl, but not the mpg. Not sure if the 4.0 would be the best because it's not underpowered?