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Old 09-22-2016, 09:44 PM
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As of a few hours ago I own a 2002 Ford Ranger with the word MAZDA on the tailgate, title, owner's manual and a few other places. Just Kidding. The VIN says it is a Dual Sport but I have no way of knowing and the only thing I know about the DS series was I heard somewhere that they had a 2" lift. I've dug around on the NET but have yet to find a definitive description of the differences. The DS series is also supposed to be more desirable (this one needs a lot of TLC before it will even approach 'desirable.')

So any thoughts or whatever would be appreciated.

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Old 01-25-2017, 08:08 PM
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As of a few hours ago I own a 2002 Ford Ranger with the word MAZDA on the tailgate, title, owner's manual and a few other places. Just Kidding. The VIN says it is a Dual Sport but I have no way of knowing and the only thing I know about the DS series was I heard somewhere that they had a 2" lift. I've dug around on the NET but have yet to find a definitive description of the differences. The DS series is also supposed to be more desirable (this one needs a lot of TLC before it will even approach 'desirable.')

So any thoughts or whatever would be appreciated.

FNG McRuss
hey im Lance and I was just gonna get back with you. I own a 2002 Mazda B3000 and mine is a dual sport. The only difference is the dual sport has a stock stance and sits up a little higher. Also the Mazda trucks are made by Ford Motor Company so they could have put the wrong tailgate but on the papers it says ford.
 
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:20 PM
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Hi Lance,

Yeah, mine is a Mazda made by Ford. But the only difference I know of between the B3000 and a Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 is the name plates. Mine started to run like crap shortly after I got it and I just found out last week (and fixed it) that the whole problem was clogged catalytic converters. Runs good now even though it has two cylinders that are a little low on compression. But for 145,000 miles, not bad. The DS also has larger tires, P275-70 vs P235-75 I think. That and the lift are the only things I know of.

Russ
 
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