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PostSubject: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 10:30 am

and no lie, they sure do. since my "Danger Ranger" Project was scrapped, my da went and bought me a mazda pickup for 300 bucks, 254xxx miles on it, got a little 2.2 carb'd 4 banger and a 5 speed tranny, love the manual trans, the only thing i hate is that #1, the speakers suck, like horrible but i go new ones just got to install them, and #2, bungee cords hold the tailgate shut. other than that, love it.

the only thing different about the truck now is it dont have a bunch of crap in the bed and i pulled off the ladder racks.















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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 11:13 am

Looks like its been well cared for, and thats important for a truck to have that many miles. From the pictures, it looks like it was used, but not abused. Not much rust either, and thats key to keeping a vehicle for a long time.

And that tailgate picture is hilarious! Laughing

I dont mean to doubt you Eric but are you sure that is carburated? I thought Ford/Mazda stopped using them in 1987. Just curious.

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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 12:11 pm

i can see your doubt, hell, i was doubted too until i tore off the air cleaner and say a 2 barrel sittin underneath, i was very surprised. the tailgate bungees were modified as of that picture, i dont have quite as many now, ll try and get se updated pics of it, tat when i first got it.

Pros- great on gas, stick shift, "cab plus", interior is in good shape, runs anddrives excellent

Cons- needs front strut bushings underneath, needs plugs, wires, cap, rotor, speakers, antenna, tailgate handle so i dnt have to use bungees, tint needs removed since you cansee out the back window, needs cleaned and paint is bad. smll amount of rust in back top of the cab where ladders once peeled all paint off from sliding, rusted a little bit, but thats the only rust on the truck, and no 4x4

overall, this truck is a diamond n the rough, i love it, its a blast o drive, lovin th 5 speed. radio doesnt barely work, but like i aid, i have new sony explode speakers or it, little 6 inchers, so its all good. still want t geta blazer though, for trails nd whenever i take my lady out, she like to be comfy and i would like something with an auto tranny. the truck runs like its brand new but it misfires evry once in a while, whih i because of the plug wires, they are cracked and melted, i have to reroute them so they are away front the exaust manifold.
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 3:21 pm

Chevrolet changed in 87 to EFI. idk bout Ford
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 5:21 pm

well, this was before mazda was ford, its actually a mazda motor, no ford on it
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 5:30 pm

not bad for a first. from what i hear the b2200 makes a great trail truck. you just have to solid axle and put a sbc in it;..
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 5:40 pm

im no going to mod the hell out of it, i wat to get one thats 4x4thouh, o when this oe dies maybe an old yota 4x4or nissan hardbody 4x4
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 6:50 pm

Yup. FORD's last forever.
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 7:58 pm

Jared Olson for SO IL wrote:
Chevrolet changed in 87 to EFI. idk bout Ford

87 was the last year for carb'd ford as far as i know. 88 they switched to nothin but EFI
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 10:18 pm

i had a 86 bronco with a 302 efi i thing that was the first year. nice truck
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 13th 2009, 11:00 pm

In 1988, all Ford engines were Fuel Injected across the board.
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 14th 2009, 6:13 am

thats great for ford, but this is not a ford, this was before ford bought out mazda, i think they bought them out in like 94, they are mazda engines, not ford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_B-Series_(North_America)

"Mazda's partnership with Ford has resulted in the sharing of this vehicle—the Mazda B-Series and Ford Ranger are essentially the same after 1994."

"Third generation (1986–1993)

A new B-Series was introduced in 1986 and was produced until 1993. A 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission were offered. Part-time four wheel drive was an option. The 2.6 L Mitsubishi-powered B2600 was introduced in 1987. This year also saw the Mazda 2.2 L straight-4 being offered in the B2200, with the smaller 2.0 L engine phased out later. The Mitsubishi engine was gone for 1989, replaced by a new family of Mazda powerplants. The Nikki carburetors were phased out in the 1991 model years in favour of EFI (fuel injection)."
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 14th 2009, 9:53 am

Nice truck the ticker in my truck just rolled over 228000 miles this morning! I'm so proud!
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 14th 2009, 2:18 pm

yeah, now i have to use only high mileage oil for it, i dont want it to work too hard but after the new year me and my buddy matt are going down the road to the woods and im going to mud the little mazda, shes got an s10.
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 2:43 am

86 was the year ford switched everything to fuel injection.. it was crappy and very tempermental, but what fuel injection isn't? Laughing


i beg to differ about mazdas lasting forever.. the motors do, i believe they are the yota 22R motors.. but mazda had a lot of suspension issues, much like ford with their IFS.. wheel alignments will come as often as oil changes and your ball joints will more than likely only last you a max of 3 years after replacement
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 2:08 pm

i think you are right no the engines running forever, and i agree 100% with the suspension issues. i found out not too long after we got the truck that it needed front lower strut brace bushings. and it has the rear air adjustable suspension and those are shot too.
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 3:00 pm

go find a 4x4.. i'll come down to florida and take this 1 off your hands.. i've always wanted to bag a mazda but i got stuck with an s10 instead >Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 3:03 pm

oh no i love the truck, but i need another one fo dating and off roading, something comfy and duable, blazer as my choice, either than or an explorer with a 5.0, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 3:28 pm

get a full size.. you'll be happier in the end.. pick up a bronco or shortbed f150 and throw a 3in body lift and 35's under it, then you're good to go
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 5:32 pm

well, theres nothing wrong with a fullsize truck, i would love to have a fullsize truck, but some of you may not know, im only 5'7" and i have a hard time driving my dads excursion which is why i like the more smaller trucks, toyotas, nissans, rangers, s10's. i love the mazda dn i plan on running it until it dies. it has 254k miles on it, to me thats a dependable truck, but i want something girl friendly and something that her parents wont look at me like im a loser
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 7:48 pm

just tell them your farari is in the shop.. lol then see what they say..
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 9:45 pm

Ferrari Rolling Eyes





If he says "farari" when he sees them, wouldn't that confirm their worst fears? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 16th 2009, 11:18 pm

Trucker_Eric wrote:
well, theres nothing wrong with a fullsize truck, i would love to have a fullsize truck, but some of you may not know, im only 5'7" and i have a hard time driving my dads excursion which is why i like the more smaller trucks, toyotas, nissans, rangers, s10's. i love the mazda dn i plan on running it until it dies. it has 254k miles on it, to me thats a dependable truck, but i want something girl friendly and something that her parents wont look at me like im a loser

Honestly Eric, who cares what her parents think? Your a teenage guy going to high school, by default your broke. As long as she likes you thats all that matters. You have to like your truck, no one else.

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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 17th 2009, 12:19 am

i'm only 5'8 and i've owned more full size trucks than i can count on 2 hands.. a bronco or f150 is nothing like driving an excursion, those things are scary spacious
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PostSubject: Re: Mazda's Last Forever   December 17th 2009, 2:09 pm

well, im going to hang onto this one til it dies or i kill it, one or the 2, and if it never dies, then it will be the best truck i have ever drove. i honestly love driving it.
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