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  1. Catalytic converter

    Anybody have any experience/tips or tricks cleaning them? Thinking about taking it off and maybe soaking and pressure washing it. I have a some minimal experience working on my own truck but am no mechanic. I just dumped a good bit of money into my ranger with a good ol’ boy mechanic just to...
  2. 2007 Ranger 2.3 Turbo Merkur Engine Swap

    Im looking to buy a 2007 Ranger with a 3.0l that is blown. I own 2 XR4Ti's with good engines. By now, you should see where Im going... Im interested in buying the truck and 'dropping in' a 2.3l turbo but I cant seem to find confirmation if the stock manual transmission will bolt up to the 2.3l...
  3. Which to buy? Need opinions.

    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. I've wanted to buy a ranger for some time now, and the time is now! I just need some opinions and advice on buying used before I take the plunge. Right now I'm looking at two trucks- a 2003 Edge with crew cab, 4x4, v6 4.0 L, auto trans, with tow package and...
  4. First Ranger/ is it worth it?

    Hi, I found a ranger on craigslist, and with the pictures it is looking decent. In this craigslist ad https://gainesville.craigslist.org/cto/5742481942.html the owner mentions a cracked transfer case. With it being a 4x4 auto would it be something that I can do in the garage with only a few...
  5. Prospect '07 Ranger

    Needed a truck and found an '07 ranger. I was going to get a full size and tact it out, but cant afford a full size. So i did some research on what all i could do to a ford ranger and saw pre-runner. So my question is what all goes into a ford ranger pre-runner project? Where I do I start? This...
  6. Help buying a ranger

    I have been looking for a truck on craigslist for months, everytime I find what seems to be a good deal I either get no response or it falls through. Right now I am looking at an 88 ford ranger that is about 3 hours away from me. The truck looks to be in pretty good shape but the guy is asking...
  7. 1986 TK-5 swap to M50D-Help!

    I've got an 86 Bronco II 4x4 that I'm looking to replace the current Toyo Koygo TK-5 manual transmission in (broken teeth on one gear). I've found a M50D off an 89 4x4 Ranger and was wondering if it would fit/work without extra hardware? Any advice would help!
  8. could use buyer advice

    so ive finally given up on my 1994 long bed 4cyl auto the trans has gone one too many times. my dad has found me a 1996 mazda b4000 4x4 5spd its a nice truck black looks pretty good but im weary about the mazda because im not sure how close it is to a ranger. ive been told that the ranger has...
  9. Progress / Advice Thread 91 ExCab XLT

    Just figured I would make a thread here for all the interior mods I plan on doing to both get some advice / find out where to get stuff at and to show people what I'm doing to my ranger. As of right now nothing much has been done to it. And I have no pics right now, can get those tomorrow. I...
  10. Need advice:new member

    Hey everyone. I'm new to TRS and I'm looking for some advice on how to proceed with some of the planned modifications to my 2000 Ranger 2WD. I'm wanting to make it into somewhat of a prerunner style truck. Much the style of Founder Jim Oakes' TRS2. I'm not sure where to begin, my truck is...
  11. Need Some Transmission Advice

    I just picked up a 93 Ranger 4.0 4x4. It has a M5R1 in it. When I go to shift in to first sometimes it catches and sometimes it doesnt. When it does catch and I engage the clutch again 4 out of 5 times it will come out of gear. If I get second to catch and let off the gas a little sometimes if...


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