I've got a buddy who is looking at an 88 Ford Ranger 4x4, 2.9, 6 cyl. I don't know a thing about Fords (I told him to buy a GM, but ....). Can anyone tell us anything about this truck or point us towards a site where we can ask the same question. My main concern is smog in California. I know you'd want to stay away from an 86 GM around here due to all the CA emmision and that the 87 and up FI motor would be a much better chioce. Is Ford like that al all? Thanks .... and sorry about the Ford question. Eric M.