That's my Ranger. Still waiting on the insurance money after a bunch of vandals went at it with clubs! Lol..
JTs have good color options but I think the Ranger just edges out in my eyes with this azure as well as carbonized gray. This azure is NICE.
No but I'm specifically referring to the MZR DISI which had a DI system very similar to the Ranger. I didn't realize there were non-DI MZR motors out there!
I'm referring to the ability to get those parts hot, not wash the valves but as @Progeny2021 has shared via the EE video, I can infer...
Regular oil changes with good oil and the good ol Italian tune-up regularly help stave off this issue for a while. I never had a problem with it and never once blasted my valves on my 175k mile MZR. YMMV.
Perceived off-road worthiness is so subjective these days. Here's a video of a unibody proving that marketing strategies and names of trim levels do not an off-roader make. Have will, will travel as the adage goes.
I did the opposite. I have a manual JT and the pedal position kinda sucks and the seat is unconscionably poor. I'm looking at Recaros and my wife isnt saying no.. If you find the JT uncomfortable, I don't think you'll find the Ranger much better but ymmv. It could be just the right fit. The...
I have that kit installed raising the front of the seat 0.75". It kinda works but it also jacks up the angle of your legs, making the pedals harder to manipulate. I plan on uninstalling it or maybe putting it on the passenger seat.
I'm getting 21mpg avg in my Jeep (I averaged 22ish in my Ranger) but the seat is terrible. Like the criteria for the seat was "Can you sit on the seat?" "Yes" "Ok that's checked, let's move on to the pedals". I'm looking at aftermarket seats.
Dana is getting rid of some of the drain plugs. My jeep does not have a front drain plug. The cover gasket is a rubberized steel, reusable gasket. People who off-road were absolutely buggering the drain bolt threads on obstacles so maybe that's why they were eliminated.