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Options to make the perfect next gen Ranger

HoosierT

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Love this thread, and about time too!

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Heated mirrors

A "hold" feature to keep the truck stationary with the foot off the pedal while waiting at a stoplight (again, a la Mercedes)
Both things that are available and equipped on my 2019 Lariat
 

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Is the current thinking the next gen will be MY22
 

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Love my 2019 Ranger Lariat 4XF, but the next generation should have fully powered seat adjustment; heated steering wheel; power sliding rear window; fully folding seats in rear cab and/or option for factory to remove them entirely; tailgate dampened with option for opening it down or across (competing trucks, and not just the Honda, have this already); improved stock shocks and/or option to have factory installation of Ford/Fox Leveling Kit as an accessory before taking delivery; 2.3 Eco-boost can stay on as the entry-level engine but with options for 2.7 Eco-boost, 3.3. hybrid, or 3.5 Eco-boost at higher trim levels, etc.
 

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Love my 2019 Ranger Lariat 4XF, but the next generation should have fully powered seat adjustment; heated steering wheel; power sliding rear window; fully folding seats in rear cab and/or option for factory to remove them entirely; tailgate dampened with option for opening it down or across (competing trucks, and not just the Honda, have this already); improved stock shocks and/or option to have factory installation of Ford/Fox Leveling Kit as an accessory before taking delivery; 2.3 Eco-boost can stay on as the entry-level engine but with options for 2.7 Eco-boost, 3.3. hybrid, or 3.5 Eco-boost at higher trim levels, etc.
What competing truck in the Ranger's market (other than the Ridgeline) has a horizontally opening tailgate option? Did I miss something? I've never heard of that outside of full-size trucks and the Ridgeline. :question:
 

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On another note, why does anyone honestly think they need the 2.7 TT V6 engine in this truck? I'm absolutely dead serious. What does this truck not do with the current power output it has that you feel you need the 325 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque output of the 2.7 Ecoboost engine to accomplish or even more-so the 3.5 Ecoboost at 375 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque? What the hell are you trying to carry/tow?! I can imagine a hybrid option perhaps and maybe even a diesel, but anything pushing that far over 300 HP in a midsize truck? I think you're just shopping in the wrong market for what you really want...which is a full-size truck.
 

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On another note, why does anyone honestly think they need the 2.7 TT V6 engine in this truck? I'm absolutely dead serious. What does this truck not do with the current power output it has that you feel you need the 325 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque output of the 2.7 Ecoboost engine to accomplish or even more-so the 3.5 Ecoboost at 375 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque? What the hell are you trying to carry/tow?! I can imagine a hybrid option perhaps and maybe even a diesel, but anything pushing that far over 300 HP in a midsize truck? I think you're just shopping in the wrong market for what you really want...which is a full-size truck.
They need the bigger engine to haul their enormous manhood, of course.
 
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On another note, why does anyone honestly think they need the 2.7 TT V6 engine in this truck? I'm absolutely dead serious. What does this truck not do with the current power output it has that you feel you need the 325 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque output of the 2.7 Ecoboost engine to accomplish or even more-so the 3.5 Ecoboost at 375 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque? What the hell are you trying to carry/tow?! I can imagine a hybrid option perhaps and maybe even a diesel, but anything pushing that far over 300 HP in a midsize truck? I think you're just shopping in the wrong market for what you really want...which is a full-size truck.
I think it is the "Tim Taylor Syndrome" - MORE POWER!!! :)
 

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Yep - it was my first car - I've owned it for 38 years now. About 10 years ago my son and I did a restoration on it - now it is my fun car I drive to shows. My best man at my wedding had a brown 76 too. It is a kick to drive - WAY different than the Ranger.

Edit: I couldn't resist - here is a photo of it when it was basically complete:
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SAWEEEEEET:like: Mine was a Triumph GT6+...no body knows what that is LOL...
 

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Get heated seats and heated mirrors with out the mandatory Sport Appearance Package
 
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SAWEEEEEET:like: Mine was a Triumph GT6+...no body knows what that is LOL...
Guys my age come up to me and say "I used to have one of those - man it was fun. I wish I had never sold it". Then I get "kids" (anyone under 30) come up and can't figure out what it is - they've never seen one before.
 

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What competing truck in the Ranger's market (other than the Ridgeline) has a horizontally opening tailgate option? Did I miss something? I've never heard of that outside of full-size trucks and the Ridgeline. :question:
I was referring to the Ram multi-function tailgate, which opens horizontally in barn door fashion, with a 60/40 split. Admittedly, the Ram is a full-sized truck, and so we are comparing apples and oranges....
 

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On another note, why does anyone honestly think they need the 2.7 TT V6 engine in this truck? I'm absolutely dead serious. What does this truck not do with the current power output it has that you feel you need the 325 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque output of the 2.7 Ecoboost engine to accomplish or even more-so the 3.5 Ecoboost at 375 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque? What the hell are you trying to carry/tow?! I can imagine a hybrid option perhaps and maybe even a diesel, but anything pushing that far over 300 HP in a midsize truck? I think you're just shopping in the wrong market for what you really want...which is a full-size truck.
No one really "needs" it,it'd just a testosterone thing where we're never satisfied with what we have and want it to go faster. lol Heck my very first car I bought back in the late 70's was a '70 Dodge Challenger with a 383. It was a project car and came with a box of parts which included a tunnel ram and duel quads. Needles to say that came off after the fist couple tank of gas went down like there was a hole in the gas tank but it was fun while it lasted.

I'd like to see another engine option for the next gen Ranger but realistically you can get the same performance with a $400.00 tune like @Doc has on his. Only
difference is Fords will be warranted where the tune won't be,unless it's a Ford performance tune.
 

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People want lots of stuff and bigger until gas prices go up then they want littler and less and then some this and some of that. Automakers will make some of the goofiest crap and someone will buy it. What happens is auto makers are more concerned in attracting customers than making a mechanically sound vehicle. Be careful what you ask for you might get it. :curse:
 
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