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ummmm ..... if i was looking for a nostalgic take on a beloved classic vehicle, the Ranger "Splash" package wouldn't be it.

 

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Also, what does Orange and Black have to do with snow?? :inspect:
 

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The original Ranger Splash was a flare side bed, wheel wells outside the bed. This appears to only be another trim package joining the black package, chrome package and sport package.
That is not strictly true, I owned a 1992 Ranger Sport with the "Splash" graphics package as an option which was the old square body design. It predated the 1993+ version which was a stepside.
Mine was a 4.0L 5SPD shortbox. I had them delete the "Splash" graphic because on the red truck with blue and white graphics it looked like the truck had sideswiped a bridge (on both sides) :crackup:
This new truck looks really nice.
Here's the 1992 version....
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Somewhat confused here. For 1992, with the square Ranger, you could get a sport package. That's what is in the picture. For 1993, they debuted the restyled Ranger with the Splash package available. If there was a '92 Splash, I don't see mention of it.
 


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Somewhat confused here. For 1992, with the square Ranger, you could get a sport package. That's what is in the picture. For 1993, they debuted the restyled Ranger with the Splash package available. If there was a '92 Splash, I don't see mention of it.
That's why I said " not strictly true" The Splash graphic was a no cost option on the Sport, but it was listed as "Splash" on the options list for 1992.
I had to delete it to avoid it.
I don't recall if the graphic was a stand alone option on a base truck for a fee or not but I don't think so.
At any rate "Splash" was not an actual trim level until "93.
Here's an old picture of a faded red one....
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Not only was the Splash a step side bed, the suspension and wheels were different. My dad had a 93 Scab Splash with the 4.0l 5 speed. I was driving a 93 Standard Cab with 4.0l Auto. The suspension on the Splash made it so much for fun to drive.
 

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Not only was the Splash a step side bed, the suspension and wheels were different. My dad had a 93 Scab Splash with the 4.0l 5 speed. I was driving a 93 Standard Cab with 4.0l Auto. The suspension on the Splash made it so much for fun to drive.
My '92 was the best handling Ranger I ever drove, In fact Ford even advertised it as a "Sports Car with a big trunk!
On that subject, can anybody find the commercial with the Rangers and the Tacoma's doing a WW2 style dogfight, with the Rangers machine gunning the Tacomas? Hilarious! :crackup:
 

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if Ford wants to bring back a name from the Ranger past give us a Highrider…with 2.3 and a manual.

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Problem is they are all "High Riders" now since they don't make a true 2WD version of the Ranger.
 

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if Ford wants to bring back a name from the Ranger past give us a Highrider…with 2.3 and a manual.

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I love that even on the "high riding" version of that era's trucks a normal human could casually lean with their arm over the hood.
 

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I love that even on the "high riding" version of that era's trucks a normal human could casually lean with their arm over the hood.
...or over the bed rails to pick or place something, or tailgate, for that matter.

On the other hand, a 1987 Ranger got worse mileage than ours and I would not want to get in a collision in one!
 

 
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