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thedave66
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From: mountain home, idaho
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posted 06-27-2002 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking to get a decent used truck when I get back from the states, and i'm looking for some advice.
First off, I don't want anything too big, I was thinking of a ford bronco or bronco 2. I've heard bad things about the v-6 in bronco 2's. Does anybody know whether this would be a good vehicle? It's going to be a daily driver that will be off-roaded a fair amount of the time. Should I be looking for an auto or a manual?
I'm open to suggestions, anybody have any advice, or better yet a truck they're trying to get rid of? Thanks.

dave

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-27-2002 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only bad V-6's in Bronco II's were the very early carbureted 2.6 or 2.8 engines. Most of the EFI equipped II's ran and still run great. They are basically short Rangers.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-27-2002 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go withan auto. It will be easier to use off road.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 06-28-2002 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I drive a 2.9 V6 Bronco 2 every day. The only problems I have had is a pully broke. I just added a K&N OEM replacement filter and the 2.9 loves it. One thing... 88-90 B2's have a smaller throttle body than the earlier EFI models, they are interchangable though.

www.therangerstation.com has a good deal of info on these.

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Dustin C
56 F-100
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65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

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thedave66
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posted 06-28-2002 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thedave66   Click Here to Email thedave66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
are the v-6's any good on power? I had heard they were somewhat gutless

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Hell_Fish
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posted 06-28-2002 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its no V8, but it moves well. From a stop light I will be ahead of most people 3 to 5 car lenths until I level off at 55 or 60. She wont spin tires, but it will move. I haven't driven a 4.0, so I cant compare. You can drop a 4.0 in one if you want a larger engine or a 5.0. I like it and don't think I could ever sale it.

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Dustin C
56 F-100
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65 Plymouth Barracuda
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MLariviere
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posted 06-28-2002 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These things aren't stoplight warriors,but they will at least go down the highway. I've had a Pinto that couldn't say that.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 06-28-2002 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It will tear down the highway at 85 all day.

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