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Old 02-16-2010, 10:54 PM   #101
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Whats wrong with the rims and tires that you are running now?? I think it looks great as it is when it comes to the wheels, if they are 14"s i could see you going to a 15", but I think the whole look of your truck would be a little lost with a 18", but that is just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions, they are like butts, eveyone has one and they all stink.

my vote is for the 14"s or 15"s that is on it now.

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p.s. it's still a niffty little truck.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:57 PM   #102
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Is it common to use soft copper for hard lines? I have heard when copper (any thing from copper tubing to solid wire) is used in a automotive application it becomes very brittle due to the vibrations, so it cracks really easy. It happens fast enough that most experienced electricians and plumbers dont carry bulk rolls of copper tubing or wire in there vans because it will crack/break when you try to unroll it.
I would guess that is why the old car makers stop useing it and went to brass for brake lines and fuel lines, been a long time sence I seen a old car (early 1900) use copper lines.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:25 PM   #103
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Is it common to use soft copper for hard lines? I have heard when copper (any thing from copper tubing to solid wire) is used in a automotive application it becomes very brittle due to the vibrations, so it cracks really easy. It happens fast enough that most experienced electricians and plumbers dont carry bulk rolls of copper tubing or wire in there vans because it will crack/break when you try to unroll it.
I may be wrong but i think the copper is just for mock-up and he was going with all stainless lines and fittings?
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:10 AM   #104
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I may be wrong but i think the copper is just for mock-up and he was going with all stainless lines and fittings?
correct. the copper is easier to bend, im using it for practice/mockup cause its ohhh idk, about $9 CHEAPER a ft? lmao

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Is it common to use soft copper for hard lines? I have heard when copper (any thing from copper tubing to solid wire) is used in a automotive application it becomes very brittle due to the vibrations, so it cracks really easy. It happens fast enough that most experienced electricians and plumbers dont carry bulk rolls of copper tubing or wire in there vans because it will crack/break when you try to unroll it.
some do run copper. this is the rolled copper and not the straight pieces. the rolled is stronger but copper is brittle. its fine just as long as you clamp it to the frame enough. but it tarnishes, and doesnt look good after a while. so thats why with the Stainless Steel itll ALWAYS look good and last forever! lol, but idk wanna mess up some SS tube, cause its not cheap and NOT easy to obtain

oh and about the truck missing. HAHAHHAHA i knew their was a reason that your "Plum Crazy"!!! lol, those are the new Body Dropped V8 first gen ranger iBeam spark plugs, those will make it all clear, and i also heard that itll increase NOT ONLY HP but aerodynamics as well considering that its shaped like a BRICK! rofl jk jk thats all a joke people. i have some double platinum plugs for it, dont worry lol

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Whats wrong with the rims and tires that you are running now?? I think it looks great as it is when it comes to the wheels, if they are 14"s i could see you going to a 15", but I think the whole look of your truck would be a little lost with a 18", but that is just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions, they are like butts, eveyone has one and they all stink.

my vote is for the 14"s or 15"s that is on it now.

Robert

p.s. it's still a niffty little truck.
you are correct. but the reason i want/need bigger wheels is because im going to put the SN95 rear discs on. i already have them and new rotors and everything. but i dont think that the 14's will clear it, if they did, well id keep em! but id have to swap tires cause these are about 1/2" too tall for the front.

i want the Centerline Boulevards in 18x7's really, but 18x8's i can make work, thatll make the 215/35R18. that wheel is solid billet (keeps the old feel) and its a salt flat look alike (again old styling). the truck will be painted one day same colors and scheme along will all new OEM stock chrome trimmings.

anyone have an idea on the Backspacing for a first or second gen? anyone anyone?

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Old 02-18-2010, 01:43 PM   #105
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I don't know the back spacing but if you are running a gt setup from and sn95 15" rims will fit that is what my welds are and they clear on my stang.
if they are the cobra setup you only need 17" rims
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #106
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ive had a 10 inch piece of copper tubing as a fuel tank selector bypas on my 78 for about 5 years now and it hasnt craked or broken yet. Had a rubber hose crack though and start spewing fuel, replaced it and the copper still looked great.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #107
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I wanna see this as a finished product. And keep the stock rims. I think that look is badass.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:57 PM   #108
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:08 PM   #109
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thats a badass ranger, keep up the awesome work !!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:27 AM   #110
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I think what makes your truck look good that low is the paint, it's sick!! I have 15x6 stock jeep wrangler wheels on my truck, with 30x9.50's and they are tucked by like 2", of course, my body style is completely different. not sure about my back spacing, It looks like allot though 4.5-5" probably.
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