WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?


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I backed it into a brick retaining wall. Really starting to hate the cap.

The Smittybilt rear bumper has chunks of brick stuck to it. It didn't bend or dent.

I'm leaving it on there as a warning to other brick walls, should they consider jumping into my direction of travel.
 

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Floored... he's probably gonna create an entirely NEW list for you buddy... lol

I managed to make it out and buy some primer... got home and went to the garage... to hot and humid... walked back in to the A/C. Been a few pretty rough days running a 500 degree pizza oven when it's a 100 degrees outside with like 90 percent humidity. I'm just getting to old for this pizza game.
 

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The visor looks great Stgsandman. 💪😎
 

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So far, no leaks. We had a storm last night and one is raging right now. No leaks with the first one. I'll find out in the morning on the current storm. I figure, if it holds up to them, I'm going to be good.
 

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I always thought all the safety bells and whistles were overdone, I guess there are those that need such....
Floored... he's probably gonna create an entirely NEW list for you buddy... lol

Oh no... No list for that one. I back into stuff all the time. Doesnt matter how many damn alarms, cameras, buzzers, or Bulgarian signal crews you put in the vehicle. I have zero depth perception.

It's always the dumbest stuff as well. Cones, construction barrels, retaining walls, livestock, cyclists, etc.

Ive also been occasionally rumored to subconsciously decide a constriction marker (the white rectangular ones with stripes) is just a little too far into my lane and must be taught a lesson.

Granted, this is the first time with the Ranger. And it was in downtown Pittsburgh in a compact car space.

There's a reason I wanted at least the rear pipe bumper 😂
 

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I backed it into a brick retaining wall. Really starting to hate the cap.

The Smittybilt rear bumper has chunks of brick stuck to it. It didn't bend or dent.

I'm leaving it on there as a warning to other brick walls, should they consider jumping into my direction of travel.
That worries me about getting one for mine. Dad had one for awhile and it made me almost claustrophobic backing up.
 

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You could ratchet strap the suspension down to get it inside. That may save you from having to swap wheels.
I thought of that, and letting some air out of the tires as per Eric B.
I don't think it will drop enough with just airing down, haven't measured but 215's to 35's is QUITE a difference. As far as strapping it down, I would have to weld on tabs to expedite it, not saying I won't, but rolling under a truck dripping in mud to snake straps around the frame and diff/etc...meh. At least tabs I could reach up and hook on then start ratcheting. Since I'm cutting the back leaves behind the axle (probably a foot or so left) and will be fabbing up either a slider system like a big truck or shackels, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to add air lift capability. Again, still throwing idea's out there. I have this week (at noon and after work) to repair the A-pillar, front drivers fender, drivers front caliper and whatever I decide with the suspension as I go for shoulder surgery on the 29th. I know I won't get it all done, but see what I can accomplish.
 

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So far, no leaks. We had a storm last night and one is raging right now. No leaks with the first one. I'll find out in the morning on the current storm. I figure, if it holds up to them, I'm going to be good.
What did you use to seal the area between the visor and the roof
Grumpaw
 

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Good Luck and a speedy recovery.
X2 buddy. I had my left shoulder done last Friday. Won't be playing or driving for a few weeks. Knock wood the Ranger is an auto. Just got to get by closing the door and hooking seatbelt up.
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And a speedy recovery to you Grumpaw.
 

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