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Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:30 pm
Not only was it funny looking but Loud! Everyone stopped whatever they were doing and watched it go by. Those Soccer Moms are getting aggresive!
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:25 pm
Whatt the, a lifted Arostar. What will they do next.
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 6:30 pm
Actually I sort of like it. But I just got out of lifted trucks for only a year now. There used to be a Aerostar monster truck called Boogie Van. Watched the thing bounce into a wall at the sliverdome.
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:14 am
lifted trucks are nice...
a 1988 areostar? dunno. the concept is original.. so he gets cool points i guess.
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:00 am
Aha! See, the Aerostar was based on a truck platform, unlike most minivans which are based on car platforms, e.g., the Windstar was based on the Taurus platform. The Aerostar was, if memory serves me correctly, based on the Ranger platform-- it was rear-wheel-drive. Therefore, it would be easy to "monster".
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:23 am
its is based on the ranger platform, some were even 4wd or awd, some had 5spds mated to the 4.0 as well
the older ones had the cologne 2.8 V6
i've seen one that was shaved and slammed on dubs, and it actually looked very nice
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:32 am
ok.. foot in my mouth..
its good to have some good ford experts to look up to.
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:23 pm
i actually got beat in my truck by an aerostar, i think it was a 4.0 awd cuz he launced hard, he also caught me off guard, but none-the-less, and my truck is faster than my xr in its current form
Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:26 pm
i had a friend with a 80something aerostar... it was beat to hell... but it wasnt slow. he used to bully people off the road alot... because he wasnt scared to get hit.. the car already looked like crap.
he later traded it in for $50. and got a 98 windstar.
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:41 am
We had two Windstars; leased them, one '97 and one '99. Tell you what-- they were not penalty boxes. They had balls, and went on the highway pretty well for what they were. Practically speaking, they are outstanding family vehicles, never mind the public's image of them. I enjoyed taking trips to California, Utah, Nevada, and all around Arizona with Christine and the kids. We could fill up in Phoenix, drive 400 miles to L.A., and I mean at 80-90 mph, and still have about a quarter of a tank of gas when we got there. Can't do that in the Explorer... once we were driving home, going through the Palm Springs area; everyone was settling down and getting sleepy, and I looked over at Chris and said, "How fast do you think we're going"? She couldn't tell. It was 100 mph, and we were just gliding along like an airliner.
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:01 am
John Brennan wrote: They had balls, and went on the highway pretty well for what they were.
It was 100 mph, and we were just gliding along like an airliner.
yah they have the same engine thats in the V6 stangs dont they? slap a blower on mom's can
that's how my truck is, in my girlfriend's camaro it feels really unsafe but in the merk powered ranger it feels great
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:45 am
Yep they had the optional 3.8 liter V6 same as mustang with 200 HP.
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:32 am
I wish I could have made it to the show. Went to local Nopi event instead and found oil leak .
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:16 pm
Well, those NOPI folks will sell anything. I got an oil leak I'll give 'ya for free!
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:13 pm