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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby Arvin197 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:23 am

Howsit guys,
Has any one had a problem with their cd player(6 cd changer,Ford Ranger,2007...) not showing the cds loaded after removing the power from the battery?
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:43 am

5 star NCAP could only be achieved after removing the sliding rear window. Only the top of the range has 5 star rating the others 4 stars because of the sliding rear window.

I drove a new 3.2 6 spd manual & similar to the Amakrok the gear shift is very "finicky" as it's not as smooth shifting as the Jap box in the previous model. Even though I'm not an auto box fan at all (thanx to BMtroubleU) I'm impressed with the 6 spd auto.
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby Sharkie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:55 am

MrMazda wrote:5 star NCAP could only be achieved after removing the sliding rear window. Only the top of the range has 5 star rating the others 4 stars because of the sliding rear window.

I drove a new 3.2 6 spd manual & similar to the Amakrok the gear shift is very "finicky" as it's not as smooth shifting as the Jap box in the previous model. Even though I'm not an auto box fan at all (thanx to BMtroubleU) I'm impressed with the 6 spd auto.

Were the previous Rangers and BT-50's not using a locally produced Gearmax gearbox?
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:14 pm

As far as I know the box in the previous models were a Maz5 Box which is a copy of a Mitsubishi box. The diffs were local Gearmax units, but I'm sure the g/boxes were imported from Japan.
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:22 pm

Gearmax's website only mention diff manufacturing in SA.

The Maz5 box was originally developed in the early 80s by mitsubishi for Mazda to be used in the Mazda B Series/ Courier & just further developed from then on. The original Mitsubishi L200 (Colt in SA) used a slightly modified example of the same box,
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:42 pm

Memory letting me down the box code is M50D - R2 in latest incarnation, prior to 2008 it was coded R1. Syncromesh gears were upgraded from R1 to R2. The 1st lot of Bt50's/ Rangers with 3.0l diesel engine used to jump out of 3rd & 5th under power.
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby BigBear » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:32 am

MrMazda wrote:5 star NCAP could only be achieved after removing the sliding rear window. Only the top of the range has 5 star rating the others 4 stars because of the sliding rear window.

I drove a new 3.2 6 spd manual & similar to the Amakrok the gear shift is very "finicky" as it's not as smooth shifting as the Jap box in the previous model. Even though I'm not an auto box fan at all (thanx to BMtroubleU) I'm impressed with the 6 spd auto.


5 Star NCAP

This overall safety rating is composed of scores in four areas:

01 Adult Protection
02 Child Protection
03 Pedestrian Protection
04 Safety Assist

The overall score is calculated by weighing the four scores with respect to each other, while making sure that not one area is underachieving. The underlying dynamic tests are identical to those before 2009, except for the addition of a test for Whiplash neck injury protection in rear impact. Also, Euro NCAP now rewards not only Seatbelt reminders, but also Speed Limiters and the standard fitment of Electronic Stability Control.

2011 Ford Ranger 2.2 Diesel Double Cab

01 Adult Protection - 96%
02 Child Protection - 86%
03 Pedestrian Protection - 81%
04 Safety Assist - 71%

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/26/new-ford-ranger-becomes-first-pickup-to-earn-five-star-euro-ncap/

Most of the New Luxury Double Cab's have a Fixed Rear Window like in Ranger XLT Spec.

First the diff in the current Ranger is a Gearmax version of the Ford 8.8 inch diff found in American Fords.
This diff was introduced in South Africa for the 4.0l Ford Ranger.
Gearmax supply these diff`s to Nissan and Isuzu. So the current Nissan's and Isuzu's is running Gearmax copies of the Ford 8.8 diff.

Old Ranger's Used the 5th Gear Overdrive Gearbox:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_M5OD_transmission
M5OD (Manual 5-speed with Over Drive)
Two variants, light-duty R1 and medium duty R2
Fully Synchronized in All Gear incl. Reverse

The ALL-NEW T6 Ranger is using Ford F150 and Mustang gearboxes.
The 6R80 six speed auto box do duty behind the 6.2 v8 in the F150 Raptor.
The six speed manual box is a MT82 is currently running in the Mustangs.

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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanx Big Bear. The marketing guys told me @ Jims that they initially only achieved a 4 NCAP rating before the back windows were changed to solid windows because the sliding windows popped when the airbags deployed in crash testing.

Regarding the new Ranger man I hope thay can sort the gearshift problems out, many of the motoring publications (in SA & abroad) had the same issues that I experienced.

I so want to get my @ss back into a off roader again, but eish finances!
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:20 am

Doesn't the Hi lux & Fortuner also use the same Gearmax diffs? I'm sure Toyota SA is also sourcing the diffs from Gearmax.
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby BigBear » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:07 am

MrMazda wrote:Doesn't the Hi lux & Fortuner also use the same Gearmax diffs? I'm sure Toyota SA is also sourcing the diffs from Gearmax.

Yes They using the same diffs, but don't make enough power to brake them :lol:

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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby BigBear » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:27 am

MrMazda wrote:Thanx Big Bear. The marketing guys told me @ Jims that they initially only achieved a 4 NCAP rating before the back windows were changed to solid windows because the sliding windows popped when the airbags deployed in crash testing.

Regarding the new Ranger man I hope thay can sort the gearshift problems out, many of the motoring publications (in SA & abroad) had the same issues that I experienced.

I so want to get my @ss back into a off roader again, but eish finances!


It isn't really a Gearshift Problem it is just that it is very "sensitive" from what i gather on report, same as with the Amarok gearbox from what i read.

Yes that does make sense hence they removed the Sliding Window on the more Passenger orientated Double Cabs and Kept it on the more commercial one's.
They did however test the 2.2 TDCi Double Cab which only comes in XL and XLS spec which has the sliding rear window, still it is a safer more stable Truck than the Hilux and Roll-Tuna..

Euro NCAP Test Reports on 2011 Ranger:
http://www.euroncap.com/results/ford/ranger/2011/450.aspx
http://www.euroncap.com/files/450_datasheet.pdf

Tested Model:
Ford Ranger, 2.2 diesel double cab, RHD
Body Type:
4 door
Year of publication:
2011
Kerb weight:
2091kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Rangers of the specification tested
Class:
Pick-up

2011 Ford Ranger

Super Cab:

2.5 XL HR 5MT Petrol R 200,000 R228,000
2.2 HP HR 6MT Diesel R 220,351 R251,200
3.2 XLS HR 6MT Diesel R 284,123 R323,900
3.2 XLS 4x4 6MT Diesel R 324,825 R370,300
3.2 XLS 4x4 6AT Diesel R 333,509 R380,200

Double Cab Models:

2.5i 5 Speed Manual 4x2 Hi-Rider XL R R259,400
2.2 TDCi (hi power) 6 Speed Manual 4x2 Hi-Rider XL R R 272,300
2.2 TDCi (hi power) 6 Speed Manual 4x2 Hi-Rider XLS R 319,200
2.2 TDCi (hi power) 6 Speed Manual 4x4 XLS R 364,400
3.2 TDCi 6 Speed Manual 4x2 Hi-Rider XLT R 380,400
3.2 TDCi 6 Speed Auto 4x2 Hi-Rider XLT R 391,500
3.2 TDCi 6 Speed Manual 4x4 XLT R 426,900
3.2 TDCi 6 Speed Auto 4x4 XLT R 436,700
3.2 TDCi 6 Speed Manual 4x2 Wildtrak R 402,600

XL feature content
Front and Rear bumpers (Black)
Door Handles (Black)
Exterior Mirrors (Black)
Roof Mounted Stop Lamp
Remote central locking
Removable Load Rest / Cab Protector
Sliding Rear Window
Power Windows
Aircon
Radio / CD + mp3 + Aux.
4 Speakers
Driver's Grab Handle
Carpet floor covering
Bucket Seats + Rear bench seat
Centre Rear arm rest with cup holders
Rear Head Rests
Cloth Seat trim
Dual front airbags
ABS / EBD
Tailgate lock
16" Alloy Wheels with 255/70 R16 tyres
Limited Slip Differential (2.5i only)
Locking Differential (diesel only)

XLS feature content (over XL)
Body Colour Bumpers
Silver Grille
Body Colour Mirror Caps
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Front Fog Lamps
Power Windows
4.2" Display Radio / CD + mp3 +Aux + USB
2 extra speakers
Locking button on IP
Leather steering wheel
Side Seat Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags
Alarm
Tubular Black Side Steps
Onboard computer (7 functions incl. exterior temp. display)

XLT feature content (over XLS)
Chrome Steel Rear Bumper
Chrome Grille
Tubular Chrome Side Step
Chrome exterior door handles
Mud Flaps
Chrome Mirror Cover incl. indicator
Power Fold Mirrors
Manual Headlamp levelling
Fixed Rear Window
4.2" Colour Display Radio / CD + mp3 + USB + Aux + Bluetooth + Voice control
Cruise Control
3rd power point
Cooled Centre Console
Leather Seats and Door trim
ISOFIX
2nd remote flip key
Steering Wheel Controls for Audio and Cruise control
Knee airbag (driver only)
Pedestrian foam in bumper
17" Alloy wheels with 265 / 65 R17 tyres
Interior "mood" lighting

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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby 2focused » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:49 am

Eish this new Ranger look menacing on the road 8). Like it alot
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:13 am

If only they could source enough spares to commence assembly at a large scale!
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby 2focused » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Yeah, this is sad, coz the market is there for the taking now.
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Re: The Official Ranger Thread...

Postby MrMazda » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:20 pm

Good news I hope, coming back fron Durbs yesterday we passed quite a few Motorvia trucks en route to DBN with lots of Rangers rapped in plastic probably heading to export markets. Spotted a few truck load of Rangers being off loaded @ the Dbn harbour last week.

So hopefully the component supply issues have been resolved.
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