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  1. 4 cylinder turbo swap

    Okay so I have heard if I want more power and decent mpg I should swap to a 4 cylinder turbo. Yes I know power and mpg don't go to hand and hand but I'm looking for more power in my 84 which has a 2.8 l v6. I use this truck as my commuter and it needs more get up and go. I don't know which is a...
  2. 84 ranger headlight issue

    I have a 1984 ranger when I turn the lights on I have to use my high beams or the lights will not work. After a while of the lights being on the lo beams can work to but they only turn on about 15 minutes after the headlights are turned on. I thought it was the hi lo beam switch causing this but...
  3. 97-ford-ranger-xlt

    Help ID this part from firewall 1997 ford ranger

    What the hell is this? Started my 1997 ford ranger this morning and turned on the heater and it smelled like tires. Then I realized it smelled like coolant. Pulled over at the gas station and found this thing dripping. What is it? Should there be a hose attached to it? Thanks.
  4. 91 ford ranger 2wd with 4" suspension lift positive camber problems

    I have a 91 ford ranger 3.0 project truck 2wd it's has a 4" suspension lift 3" body lift 16 x7 wheels and 35" bfg' s all is about done and road ready but after all that lifting the camber is way positive and I have looked for the best adjustable camber kit but I really don't know if I'm getting...
  5. 4.0l ohv supercharged! Vortech

    Hello! Bought my truck 3 years ago 1992 Ford ranger xlt 4.0l ohv 5 speed rwd It had 215,000km when I bought, now at 315,000km!! Still at 175psi compression on all 6 cylinders, I've replaced almost everything From water pump, thermostat, heater core, radiator, rad cap, power steering pump, fuel...
  6. 88 ranger swap opinions

    My name is Chance, I am new to the forum, I'm new in the race scene, my ranger has been in my family since right off the lot in 88, very sentimental value to me and my family. I am want to turn my ol girl into a enjoyable and daily driver race truck , but I don't know where to start, I would...
  7. koths211

    93 ranger crap mpg

    I have a 93 ranger ext. cab 4.0 automatic 4x4 31x10.5 on 15s cap on bed. 2" factory lift I keep up on all repairs but get a consistent 13 mpg. usually 260-275/tank id like to get at least 16 if possible. any more ideas let me know. *things I've done* full tune up (plugs, wires, k&n air...
  8. 2006 Ranger 2wd 4 cylinder cheap upgrade ideas

    So I have a 2006 Ranger. I wanna make it my own since I have a loan out on the truck. I'm looking for help and some ideas for some cheap upgrades. Both visual and under the hood. Thanks guys!!
  9. need some exhaust help

    Sorry if this is not in the proper section. Problem: need a new y pipe for my 1999 4.0 ranger. I found this http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-50206 and was wondering if it would fit. It does not have 1999 listed under the applications but I am unsure if it would still work. If anyone could...
  10. Need Advice Please!! 1998 Ranger

    I have a 1998 Ford Ranger with 31's on it already. I really want to put a mid travel kit like a fabtech 5.5 or camburg kit. I would like some advice which to go with or any other kits. Also in college so trying to save as much money as possible but my front end needs work so might as well...
  11. AOD valve body

    Hello, I have a 1983 Ford Ranger with a 351windsor and an AOD transmission (both from 1983). My tranny won't shift out of first. I've narrowed it down to either a stuck valve or a stuck governor. My question are the valves on the valve body supposed to be pushed in and out easily or are they...
  12. zrxsix3

    Headache Rack Build

    Started building a nice rack for my truck and forgot to take pics of the progress to do a thread on it... so i only have the pictures of what it looks like tonight, the rack should be finished in a couple days so i will do my best to post pics here on out of the build I am installing this rack...
  13. 2001 ford ranger 4x4 front differential cover leaking

    hello i have a 2001 ranger 4x4 and the front differential cover is leaking and i want to take it off and fix it but where the motor crossmember sits and where the diff sits i cant get one of the cover bolts all the way out, anyone know how i can move the diff to get the bolt out?
  14. My poor Ranger!

    Hello everyone! I've of course got a problem with my Ranger, and can't seem to figure it out! First off I am not getting a MIL, and am sure the lamp functions properly. When I start the truck, it runs just fine, if not for a slight idle issue. At idle the engine seems to rev up and down, but...
  15. Granada rear end, parking cable help

    Hello, I have a 17983 Ford Ranger and I swapped out my rear end for a Granada 9-inch (1978). I was wondering if anyone has some tips for the parking cables. It has disc brakes, I will post a picture. I'm not sure if stock ranger cables will work, or there is any cable I can buy that works. My...
  16. AOD help, can't shift out of first

    Hello, I have a 1983 Ford Ranger with a 351 Windsor and an AOD transmission. For some reason, it will not shift out of first gear (reverse works fine). I adjusted my TV cable properly with a pressure gauge, made by MAC, so I know that's not the problem. I was wondering if there are any common...
  17. Made it!! FORD or BUST! 250k!

    My headgasket sprung a small leak about 10,000 miles ago. body full of rust. i don't think it will see 300k but really that depends if i want to fix the headgasket.... i bought this truck 10 years ago at 127k miles. i cant believe i kept it this long. still runs like a top!!
  18. Another alternator question

    Good morning all. Working on SWMBO's truck today. We have a 2004 Ranger 4.0. The alternator went out a couple months ago and I replaced the brushes and voltage regulator. Just the other day, it wouldn't start. Figured we left the door ajar or something and jumped it. It's done the same now...
  19. 1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 RWD rear right brake overheating

    1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 RWD rear right brake was leaking so badly that I had to refill one bottle each time I drove. After replacement of brake cylinder the leak stopped, but after driving I noticed right away an awful smell and then discovered that the brake was touching and causing...
  20. How to reliably lift 05 ranger torsion bar by 2 inches?

    Hey guys, I'm going to need to lift my front end by 2 inches, is there a safe and right way to do this? I want it to be reliable and not have any detrimental effects on other front end components. I've had a number of people tell me to just crank up the torsion bars and it'll be fine and give...


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