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  1. Kona

    Drivetrain thumping

    Hey folks, my 91 Ranger 4x4 (4.0L ) just started making a uneven thumping noise at speeds over 25 mph / 40 kph , seems like it is inline with the transmission bell housing (thus posting here ) though a little under the front floor.. No sound at any rpm in 1st 2nd or neutral , sound is there...
  2. Kona

    Did my C- clip eliminator break my axle?

    Hi, I have a LockRite in the D35 in my Ranger , did the c clip eliminator with a internal spring 1 year ago, it blew out the dust cap so I tried the external spring type. Was out doing light/ moderate fire road/creek bed wheeling and heard a binding sound, went to move the truck forward and the...
  3. Kona

    Lil Ranger that could

    I posted a video a little while ago of my truck climbing a nice rock , well apparently I made it look to easy so some import folks had to make it look hard , and not apparently succeed. So for your viewing pleasure 2 Toyota's make it look hard.
  4. Kona

    Computer issues... resolved

    Had a "new to me" engine , came with a computer & chip ( built engine) chip was kind of flaky. Tried it in my spare computers, had other issues with it that I lately resolved, but the poor economy and lessened power persisted. A parts yard had a sale , what the hell , ecm $20 , so bought one for...
  5. Kona

    Ranger on the Rocks

    Love the lockers "][/URL][/URL]
  6. Kona

    I Hate Ford, I would buy this in a heartbeat!

    PR videos for the World Ranger, seems like a damn fine truck. http://www.ford.com.au/commercial/ranger#overlay=1248923755523
  7. Kona

    body mount hardware

    Just got a bulletin from James Duff..... they now make a body mount kit that comes with the proper hardware for the bolts starting at $90 considering LMC truck has hardware for $ 20 x 12 it is worth checking.
  8. Kona

    The new World Ranger

    Looks like the 2011 World Ranger actually looks like a Ford now, check it out http://www.newfordrangermedia.com/assets/NewFordRanger/index.html?lang=EN
  9. Kona

    Cleaning it on the Whipsaw Trail

    Just got home the other day from the famous Whipsaw Trail ( one of BFG's outstanding trails )and while it is not the hardest trail out there the Ranger handled it all effortlessly . [URL=http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg171/R031Kona/Whipsaw%202010/?action=view&current=Whipsaw095.mp4]...
  10. Kona

    Ranger on the Rocks

    Went out for a nice trail run after our local 4x4 shop had a open house, I think I need some rock sliders and extra belly plating now.
  11. Kona

    How Warm for the 4 liter?

    For all of us that have real (after-market) temperature gauges how hot does your 4.0L run? Mine when driving hovers around 210 - 230 F and while idling will drop as low as 200 F all on relatively cool days 50-60 Deg F.
  12. Kona

    All I wanted was a 2whl drive!

    All I Wanted was a Two Wheel Drive!! This page is a start , I will fill in the blanks as I feel like it . How she looks now..a lot of work ,will explain on the bottom ...later After 2 months of looking for a 2whldrv Ranger SCab I had a friend drive my for greener fields. After a day of...
  13. Kona

    Center Hinge Brackets

    About to put in center hinge brackets , Skyjacker class II , I have Skyjacker 136s springs in a Trailmaster 4" lift. So stock radius arms Trailsmaster radius arm brackets and dropped pitman arm Skyjacker 136s springs. 4 or 6 inch hole , and if 6 should I use a 1" spacer under the soft Skyjacker...
  14. Kona

    Spindle Nut Solution ?

    Is anybody here familiar with this system? It looks like it would make life way too easy. http://www.bc4x4.com/pr/2009/stage8/
  15. Kona

    A Little Drive in the Snow

    Two weeks ago went out to play with some other trucks in the 7,000 feet area. Need a locker to get past here... kissing a jeep (yuk)
  16. Kona

    cab / box flex?

    Do you guys think I need to do some work on my body mounts? [/URL][/IMG]
  17. Kona

    a little flex and threading

    Went on a run up a atv trail with a buddies explorer [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG]
  18. Kona

    My 91 on the "Whipsaw Trail"

    This trail was the motivation for me to get some extra lift and bigger tires on my truck when a fluke accident on this same trail left me without the front part off my 4 wheel drive system, thankfully I was able with a little help to finish the route and to drive home. This year it was fun and a...
  19. Kona

    Manual Hubs Hot as H E LL

    I noticed that after 4x4ing my hubs were pretty darn warm , got concerned when I noticed they were hot in 2wd also. They had all new bearings last year did not go through very much water or hard 4x4ing . Took them apart and everything , bearings ,rotors,spindle and stub axles were screwed. Took...
  20. Kona

    Winched a Dodge 1 ton Diesel

    Last night cruising around the local mud area found two Dodge diesels in the mud, the one trying to pull the other out with a rope!! :shok: Having a 10,000 lb winch I had to go help.:icon_rofl: Hooked up on the edge of the mud ...snatch block..hood up... no way I was getting him out. Got the...