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  1. ChrisR1S

    my $1300 bagged and body dropped ranger

    Hey guys! Just acquired another ranger. Traded a jetta that i had $1300 in for it. This one's already had some minor mods done. I'm told throughout its life it's been in minitruckin twice but I can't vouch for that. Anyways just figured I'd show it around and see If anyone recognized it and...
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    name that part...

    This is on my driver side visor that I got out of an explorer. What exactly is it and does it do? I'm guessing there are batterieries in it? There were no extra wires coming out of the visor..
  3. ChrisR1S

    Econoline HVAC box?

    Does anyone have any info or links about the econoline HVAC box that svt put in the ranger lightning bolt or someone doing something similar? All I can find mentioned is that they installed a rear Box from an econoline in place of the ranger unit.
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    Functions controlled by ecu?

    What functions does the ecu control other than the obvious engine sensors, gizmos, and gadgets on my 2007? I'm assuming ac, fuel pump, cruise control? Anything else? I'm planning on doing an engine swap using a stand-alone engine harness and wondering what functions I'm going to have to wire up...
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    Picked me up a bone stock high mileage '07 XL Ranger Friday. It'll be my new Daily Driver. Plans are a drop, audio, more comfortable interior, and giving the tired 3.slow an early retirement, So far I really like the little truck other than the lack of power, but for 186kmiles and 21mpg i won't...
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    Hookup Electric Speedo to VSS?

    Hey guys, I've tried searching to no avail.. I'm getting ready to start on a new project on the Ranger and one thing has me wondering :icon_confused: My '94 Ranger originally had: -mechanical speedo -ECM -unused VSS sensor at end of speedo cable at T-case(assuming for cruise control which my...
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    K-Link...Heims or TREs?

    Hey guys I'm in need of some opinions and advice. I've tried searching but all i can find on the superrunner kit as far as mods go is droping the tie rods to accomodate for the amount of lift present which i am doing as well.. I'm getting my superrunner kit finished up on my truck and the TREs...
  8. ChrisR1S

    SJ extended RA nut size?

    can someone get me the nut size for the end of a skyjacker extended radius arm? I'm at work until tuesday morning so I can't check for myself. Thanks guys!:icon_thumby:
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    My lifted '89 HEEP Cherokee

    :icon_confused: I know..I know..I bought a jeep :thefinger: Got a Jeep from a buddy who was in need of some cash. Figured it'd make a decent trail ride. $500 scored me 2 1989 Cherokees; this one driveable, and the other that was rolled over but has a good drivetrain. Specs: -1989 Jeep...
  10. ChrisR1S

    Attacked working on my own truck..

    Damn wasps... Heres the way its supposed to look
  11. ChrisR1S

    Looking at buying a welder-Hobart 140

    Hey guys, I've been thinking about getting a welder so i can get to doing some fab for the ranger. For My budget and what i plan to use it for it seems like i want something like the hobart 140 or 187. Something i can use at home and weld 1/4" thick steel to do things such as some frame boxing...
  12. ChrisR1S

    TFI Dist, MSD 8980, & Carb?

    :icon_confused:Im not experienced or knowledgeable in the timing dept at all but guys here's the deal; I Just paid $150 for a used MSD Distributor to find out its a MSD TFI distributor(MSD 8456). Im running a carb so from what ive read this is not the ideal setup whatsoever because there will be...
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    I've been filling out applications today in hopes to receive some partial if not full sponsorship to get more work done on my cobalt SS/SC. Even done a few to see if i can get some help to finish the ranger. Any of you guys had any luck with sponsors? Stories or tips? I've been doing all the...
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    Its tight! Need thoughts/opinions!

    Ok so I've been moving along slowly fighting clearance issues with the larger bellhousing and T-case. Thought i had everything finally taken care of until i went to test fit my last parts; Headers(Headman Swap). Passenger side fits perfectly. Drivers side dropped in, cleared the steering and...
  15. ChrisR1S

    Gear Drive vs. Timing chain?

    Just curious... what are the pro's con's to using a gear drive setup vs a typical timing chain? Just browsing through my new summit catalog and ran across these, never heard of em before so im clueless to them other than the fact that they replace the timing chain and supposedly make noise...
  16. ChrisR1S

    Last Minute Questions Regarding Motor Mounts

    Ok guys heres the deal... Block is in the truck, mount studs resting on crossmember. drivers side stud dropped partially into an existing hole, pass. side stud is at the very top of the crossmember; where it meets the frame rail. Heads are about 1/4in. or so from firewall. Does this sound...
  17. ChrisR1S

    tri-y's on a 4x4?

    Ok here's the deal guys. I'm ordering headers this weekend and I'd like to run shelby tri-y's. However I can't seem to find through my searching if anyone has ran or attempted to run a set on a 4x4. I'm sure the info is probably hiding somewhere but I can't seem to find it. I may end up being...
  18. ChrisR1S

    4x4 5.0 swap with pics!

    hey guys! I haven't been on in a while, figured id start a thread of my current project! My 3.0 kept crapping out on me so i decided to finally ditch it and upgrade to a 5.0:headbang: the end result will be a carbed 5.0 with a few power adders paired to a 4speed trans with granny. I've already...
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    New Tires! STS' pics

    So yesterday i upgraded from bald 31x10.50 BFGs to 33x12.50 Trxus STSs. They are AWESOME! truck looks 100x better imo Here are pics, sorry they are cellphone pics
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    Aftermarket Door Handles

    Does anyone know where I can find SS door handles for my ranger? If there are any made, what years fit?

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