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  1. JohnnyO

    No option Ranger?

    Exactly. (y)
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    2019 Fiberglass

    Whilst looking to help someone out on Sport Trac stuff I found that Hannemann Fiberglass is making flared front fenders, bedsides, and hoods for the 2019 Ranger.
  3. JohnnyO

    Explorer Amazon Grille

    The Ford emblem did not come with the new grille. I cut the top off the OE emblem with a Dremel and attached it to the new grille with double-sided foam trim tape and some Gorilla Glue. Installation time less than 45 minutes (there is a helpful video on YouTube), it took longer getting the old...
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    Explorer Amazon Grille

    Just a pic of the new grille I got earlier this year. Chrome started peeling off the OE grille after this winter, I suppose water got under it. Got this unit on Amazon for $90. They have a black one too. Just an FYI.
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    No option Ranger?

    You have a Ranger "S" model. It was the low-line bargain basement model, a notch below a Custom. My cousin had one. 2.0 4 speed with a 3.08 economy axle instead of the 2.3 5-speed with 3.45 gears that the Custom got, black window trim instead of stainless, manual everything, to save a buck...
  6. JohnnyO

    Tow package 4x4 = rough ride?

    I used to have the same truck, a 2002 Off-Road and it rode like a cement mixer compared to the 1999 I had before without the off-road package. I drove a lot doing estimates for my company and I was worn out by the end of the day but I live in PA where the roads are not smooth. Of course that's...
  7. JohnnyO

    Blower speeds failing over time

    I had to put one in my Sport Trac a few months ago. In my case it was on the inside firewall above and to the left of the glovebox door. Electric motors only know full speed so to slow them down you need a resistor.
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    Taking too long to warm up??

    When I had an 85 Mustang with the 2.3L I put cardboard in front of half the radiator since most of my driving to work was highway. The only way I'd have heat in less than half an hour.
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    Blowing from defrost vents only, 2001 Ford ranger xl

    Blend door actuator went bad or the blend door arm broke. It defaults to the defroster if that happens. Happened on my Sport Trac, blend door arm was broken. Dealer wanted $1600 to replace the whole underdash plenum. I took it to my mechanic for a second opinion and he fixed it for a...
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    Beat me to it.
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    Changed the oil and washed it. This would be the 37th time I've changed the oil since it was new. Every 5000 miles. Do the math.
  12. JohnnyO

    Possible leveling set up

    I would advise not turning the torsion bars more than 2". It puts too much angle on the CV joints. The Superlift kit is out of production and getting difficult to find. What you have is fine. If you need more get a body lift. I live just down the road in Rochester.
  13. JohnnyO

    Post your Anniversary Trail Ride photos and videos here

    At first I was like, "Somebody's having fun back there". Then after a while the sound didn't get any closer. Hmmm, yeah that's not a good sign. As I recall when I did see the Chevy the tires were pretty bald.
  14. JohnnyO

    Rain Barrel Setup

    I got a pump from Harbor Freight, they don't have that one anymore but it's similar to this: I've run my power washer of of it with no issues. I thought about a filtration system but I live in town and the cost I didn't think was...
  15. JohnnyO

    Campers For Rangers

    Came across this on YouTube.
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    Rain Barrel Setup

    Also I should mention that we do not use the rain water only on the wash cycle where it doesn't matter so much and let the washer use the city water for the rinse. That way the rinse water is cleaner, not that the rain water is dirty, the barrel design lets dirt settle to the bottom below the...
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    Rain Barrel Setup

    Where I live it is technically illegal to send rainwater into the sanitary sewers so I only use the rain barrel water for washing my vehicles. The Y connector is only used as a shutoff and not to attach a short hose to go into my basement to fill the washing machine. We would never do that...
  18. JohnnyO

    Rain Barrel Setup

    It's not heating but this is the sort of rain barrel setup I use. Usually you can find the blue barrels for cheap or free since companies just want to get rid of them. The barrel goes upside down, use a 4" hole saw and a 4" downspout adapter will pop right in. Seals tight, don't need a...
  19. JohnnyO

    Great engineering

    No but we put the french fries ON the sandwich.
  20. JohnnyO

    Great engineering

    Shell Chemicals is building an ethane cracker plant to process the natural gas found in the area. There is a lot of fracking going on in western PA and eastern OH so it's a good location with access to major highways, rails, and rivers. The site used to be a zinc mill for 100 years but they...