WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?


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So good news everyone. I was able to get the old seal out. Apparently it WAS in there the whole time. Damn truck is so rusty it's hard to tell what is a part and what is supposed to come out. I didn't mess up the diff housing like I thought I did. I was actually messing up the old pinion seal thinking it was part of the housing. Popped the old seal out and put the new one in but I have a lot of back lash still when I move the flange side to side. There is no front to back play just the side to side. I set the pinion nut at the first 5 threads which is what I counted before I took it off. I've watched video's of people cranking these down with impacts and they get all the backlash out that way but I don't want to over tighten it and mess up the crush seal. So I need to just take my time and crank it slowly and try to get the back lash out, hopefully. I worked on it till about 1am trying to get this done.... It's getting old laying on a wet piece of plywood on the gravel trying to fix this damn thing.
glad to see something is finally going your way. sucks about the wet plywood tho. I use an old piece of carpet on top of plywood sometimes when the ground is too wet. Laying on carpet is a little better than the plywood, but if it gets wet too, no Bueno!
 


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Mine takes about 10 minutes to get to temp unless I am driving, then it is only 5 minutes or so. That's not uncommon though. If it were 20-30 minutes then I would be concerned. You could get a new t-stat just to be safe, they are only $5-10 and only take about 10 minutes to change on the good ol 3.0. You get a hitch yet? If not, I would hit up a junk yard with an impact gun and snag one. Well worth the investment and only takes a few minutes to mount.
 

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Hey can anyone measure the flange on the rear end of the drive shaft for me? I need to make a brace to lock the flange so I can torque the pinion nut to spec. Based off the billion times I've removed the driveshaft I want to say it is about 3-3/4"-4" between two bolts side by side, not across from each other. I want to double check before I drill holes and I'm at work with lots of tools to do so but I don't know where to drill the holes. If not I suppose I'll have to wait until I get home. Who knew doing a pinion seal could be such a pain in the ass... That's what I get for not making sure I had a good mark on everything before removing. I'm used to learning the hard way though...
 

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Is there even a motto for TRS? It could be "TRS...Saving one ranger at a time, new, old or modified, we got what you need" or my favorite office motto modified "you don't have to be crazy to be a member here, we'll train you" Anyone got any good ideas for a motto?
 

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Hey can anyone measure the flange on the rear end of the drive shaft for me? I need to make a brace to lock the flange so I can torque the pinion nut to spec. Based off the billion times I've removed the driveshaft I want to say it is about 3-3/4"-4" between two bolts side by side, not across from each other. I want to double check before I drill holes and I'm at work with lots of tools to do so but I don't know where to drill the holes. If not I suppose I'll have to wait until I get home. Who knew doing a pinion seal could be such a pain in the ass... That's what I get for not making sure I had a good mark on everything before removing. I'm used to learning the hard way though...
3" side to side
4.25" across the center

On a 7.5" pinion from a 93 Ranger. But I didn't have to modify anything to bolt the same shaft to my 8.8"

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Thanks that's what I needed. I figured it was around the 4" mark. I've only bolted and unbolted the driveshaft about 27 times now. Literally close to 27 times haha. Thanks again.
 

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I fuel up the XLT on the way home from work and pulled the FX4 out of the garage for use over the weekend.
 

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bought a full size 31" BFG spare (on a Jeep rim). only paid 20 bucks for it, decent tread left, maybe 35%. tire is 10 years old, but for 20 bucks... now need to find someone to mount it on my extra Ranger rim

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I bolted an extra axle on top of some leafs, under an extra frame (rear half) and a bed on top of that. Thinking I'm going to make a lowrider trailer to drag behind my 88 lowrider. Tomorrow, cut and turn the frame to mount a receiver.
 


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