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  1. 1986RangerXL

    1st Gen Steering

    Wasn't sure since I've never owned an old truck like this. I'll start looking over everything
  2. 1986RangerXL

    1st Gen Steering

    I know these old trucks aren't renowned for excellent steering, but at what point is it a problem? Took the truck out on a highway with some mild turns, and at times I had the steering wheel a full 90 degrees turned, while going 50mph. With a suspension lift and 30in tires, do I need steering...
  3. 1986RangerXL

    What y'all think of my new suspension

    @Ranger850 From minutes 6:00-7:00 they briefly show the parts and explain what they did. The video also talks about relocating other things
  4. 1986RangerXL

    Small idle issue

    I'm going to dive into this issue over the weekend but wanted some of your guys thoughts. This might be a dumb question since this is my first standard transmission, but I SHOULD be able to idle in 1st and 2nd gear, correct? The problem I'm having is that while going around a turn slowly (2nd...
  5. 1986RangerXL

    What y'all think of my new suspension

    @ericbphoto Just went back and looked at a different video, looks like they used a double universal joint
  6. 1986RangerXL

    What y'all think of my new suspension

    @Ranger850
  7. 1986RangerXL

    Chasing Idle/Temp issue after many parts replacements '93 4.0 ohv

    I have a 2.9, but my high idle was caused by the TPS. I don't know exactly what you mean by hanging RPMs but the throttle can have hesitation when the TPS is bad. Motorcraft and Hitachi? IACs seem to be the go-to but there are a couple cheap ones that seem to work okay. And don't adjust that...
  8. 1986RangerXL

    Wanted 4.10 Gears and 90s Wheels

    Anyone have 3.73s laying around?
  9. 1986RangerXL

    Fuel Issues part 2

    So I thought I had initially checked the inertia switch right, but I didn't. The inertia switch failed and cut power to both pumps I put a jumper wire in and it runs fine
  10. 1986RangerXL

    How many old Rangers do you see on the road?

    Rustbelt.. I've seen one first gen around, and it was restored
  11. 1986RangerXL

    Fuel Issues part 2

    Okay, thought the truck was fully sorted out, took it to a scrapyard to drop off some metal, and it died. And it wouldn't start back up. $60 tow and a fresh battery later, I turned the key and noticed.. fuel pump didn't prime. Test lights confirm no power to the high-pressure fuel pump. It is...
  12. 1986RangerXL

    1990 2.9 map sensor?

    Some 3rd party IACs were pretty junk, so if you have a Motorcraft still in there and it works properly I would keep it. The MAP sensor wasn't a huge issue, so don't see the need it for it But hey it's your truck, if it makes you feel better doing it then go ahead
  13. 1986RangerXL

    New Ranger Owner

    Welcome to the party
  14. 1986RangerXL

    First Gen 85 ranger warning lights to gauges cluster swap?

    Ah I see what you're saying now. I didn't even know that was an option. Seems like the '83 to '85 trucks had a bunch of weird things that Ford wanted to try. My '86 has two rows of idiot lights and the gauges I have no idea on this one, maybe someone on here has done it
  15. 1986RangerXL

    Wanted 4.10 Gears and 90s Wheels

    Might have to put things on hold for awhile but wanted to throw out a feeler for what y'all have laying around. My 3.27 gears feel rather uninspiring on 30in tires so looking to move up to 4.10s if anyone has them. '93 Dana 35 (non-hybrid). And these weird rims (front one): As far as I...
  16. 1986RangerXL

    First Gen 85 ranger warning lights to gauges cluster swap?

    So you're going from a tachometer to a non-tach with the gauges? I dont believe it's plug and play since the pins in the connector are different. Repinning the connector is simple enough This is an article on a gauge to tachometer swap, you'd just be doing it backwards 1983-1986 Gauge Cluster...
  17. 1986RangerXL

    Anybody feel scammed by RockAuto?

    Just had this problem and thought it was just utterly stupid. I had to order upper and lower ball joints for both sides. Same manufacturer, same line of product, but the lower ball joints were at a different warehouse than the upper.
  18. 1986RangerXL

    New to the group!!!! 89 xlt project

    Very nice. Welcome to the party
  19. 1986RangerXL

    For uncle billy's Ranger

    Nah, it's a pre-workout drink that's used as an energy drink. And it's the same price as a monster. It's got 300mg of caffeine (3 cups of coffee) so people with low tolerance get a hell of a rush


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