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Old 05-22-2012, 07:59 AM   #11
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did you just say borla headers and throttle body pm me if they are in your way
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:31 AM   #12
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Yes I said Borla stainless steel headers.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #13
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put on a surge-brake coupler to the tounge & you could plumb it to the "old" stock truck brakes! not sure that youd need trailer braks on a ranger bed trailer, but all you really would need is the surge-brake coupler & some hard line. welds look good, hard to beat a stick welder for penetration!
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Hmm...how about the Cobra wheels? I've been looking for a deal on an OE set for my 99, apparently the PO misplaced them :(
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I've got 6 of them and need to pick up 1 more. 4 for my '95, 2 for the trailer, and 1 for a spare.



I wont be able to do anything on the trailer till the weekend. My wife is away on a business trip and I have to watch the kid after work all week.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:03 AM   #16
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I made up a waterproof junction/fuse block to adapt the factory tail light wiring to the new trailer wiring.




Its a waterproof electrical box and fittings from Lowes and a fuse block I found on ebay. Simple, cheap, effective.
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I've got 6 of them and need to pick up 1 more. 4 for my '95, 2 for the trailer, and 1 for a spare.



I wont be able to do anything on the trailer till the weekend. My wife is away on a business trip and I have to watch the kid after work all week.
Are you going to keep the low-pro tires on the trailer? That will be quite the unique trailer then, especially with awesome 17" wheels, far nicer than the trailer wheels most people run.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #18
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Good question. Here's my options as far as rims:

'99 Cobra wheels... 17x8....I've got 6 of them.

'03-04 Cobras...17x9...Only 4 of them.

'94-95 Cobra wheels...17x8... 4 of them.

'95 Explorer wheels...15x?7.5?... 8 or 9 of them.

'94 Ex Limited wheels...15x???.. 4 of them.


I'm not sure yet... I may be picking up an '03 Mounty that needs a motor or my uncles '01 ranger that needs brakelines. I know my uncles truck is in great shape, he takes care of his vehicles. The Mounty, not so much.


If I get the Ranger from my uncle, I'll lower it (I have a 4/5 drop for it) and pick up a matching bed. I'll lower the trailer and run the '99 Cobras with low-pros all around. (245/45ZR17s) This is my primary plan, I've always wanted a matching trailer for a lowered truck.

If I get the Mounty, I'll put the '03 Cobras on the Mounty and the '99 Cobras on my diesel Ex with the set of 32s I have. Then I'll have to put the "99 Cobras and 32s on the trailer.

Anyway, I'll have a set of Cobra wheels on here, I just dont know which ones yet!


Or throw a set of 35x14.5x15s on and match it to my '94 limited... or....oh hell, I have too many options.
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Throw a pto in your ranger and equal out the gear ratios so you have a powered trailer!! HAhahahahahahHAHAHAHAHA!!! That thing is awesome dude, I should plop a bed on my little 3 row bike trailer.
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Throw a pto in your ranger and equal out the gear ratios so you have a powered trailer!! HAhahahahahahHAHAHAHAHA!!! That thing is awesome dude, I should plop a bed on my little 3 row bike trailer.
I actually thought about an offroad powered trailer, we even had a discussion about it over on Expedition portal.

I though about a dump bed. I have a set of load lever airbags that may go on in the future. I'm looking for a tongue box.

But for now, I'm just building a dirt cheap utility trailer. The truck was free (I already owned it.), the steel was free (got it from work.), the only money I have into it so far is:

Coupler...$14
landing gear and safety chains...$55 (Lowes gift card form Christmas...free)
Trailer and truck wiring and connectors... Free, from one of our customers.
Junction/fuse block...about $20


I'm building the tongue now, just had to get in the A/C for a few minutes. I forgot my camera, so no good pics yet. Let me see how bad they come out with my phone.
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