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Old 10-14-2008, 06:46 PM
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I've always been a Chevy guy, especially when it come to racing. I have to buy a new truck before today is up, and I'm having 2nd thoughts. I want to buy a new extended cab 1/2 ton truck that will last 200,000 miles, and the ride, the steering, and the brakes work good. I'm having trouble deciding. The only Ford I can buy is a STX extended cab 2WD truck with a 4.6 V8 engine. I like the looks of the truck, and my parents have ford vehicles, and they last. I don't know much about the 4.6 except it runs well, but not very fast, which is ok I guess. It rides great. Will this engine be around for the long haul? I will occassionally pull a trailor with a racecar, and that wieghs around 5000 pounds. A 5.4 Ford is out of the question due to cost. I can get a Chevy extended cab 2WD truck with a 4.8 for the same price as the Ford. A Chevy 5.3 maybe possible. I don't know anything about the 4.8. Here are my choices. Please Help!!! I want whatever truck I get not to rattle very much when it gets around 100,000 miles.

Ford 1/2 ton 2WD extended cab 4.6 V8 3.55 rear gears

Chevy 1/2 ton 2WD extended cab 4.8 V8 possibly 5.3 3.23 rear gears

I won't be racing this truck, but maybe pulling with it every now an then. I can't find any specs on the 4.6. Any help would be appreciated! This isn't about Ford or Chevy to me. I'm always gonna like sbc chevy's. I want this truck to be maintenance free, and last, regardless of it being Ford or Chevy.
I'd buy an old truck and put the money into fixing it up. These new trucks are aufully purdy, ride real nice and are quiet; but they next to useless to do any work with. Their OK for city folks, but on the ranch what a waste, they can't push, no useful bumper, can't pull with out damaging some expensive piece of trim. Can't haul anything unless you opt for a tow package to get some suspension under them so they'll actually hold a half to 3/4 ton off the wheels. I just got rid of my 06-F250, the thing is absolutly useless for anything besides putting your dude boots and hat on and goin' to church.


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I just bought a '92 Ranger 4x4.. 197,000 and other than the noisy lifter 2.9's are noted for.. purrs like a kitten with no other issues..
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