1993 STX 4x4 Restoration | Project Ranger '93


projectRanger93

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Does the tailgate contact the bumper? It looks like it might in the pics.
There's a tiny air gap between the top of the bumper and tailgate, but it can open fully. The groove on the tailgate basically rests on the curve of the bumper.
 


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projectRanger93

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4WD
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235/75-R15
Finally fixed my ABS system (again)! As suspected, the replacement Cardone hydraulic valve I previously installed was faulty. Mechanically it worked, but the pins weren't measuring the correct resistances per the wiring diagram. There was no resistance for the reset switch pin, so internally it was open. New one read 22k ohms, as expected. I replaced it again, measuring the remaining pins before installing and they all checked out. After bleeding the brakes, the ABS light turned off successfully. What a pain, but it's done. ✅.
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Great read and great work! Just read through it end-to-end, well done.

Paul
 

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The under-hood lamp is fixed! Last year I resoldered the frayed wires of one connector end, and now I replaced the connector on the other end. I got a replacement oem switch (#E8ab-15702-AB) off eBay, so now it works as it should. Everything electrical is now 100% fixed on the truck! Win win.
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Mods for a quarantined day anyone? Finally got the Borla headers I've been searching for (PN 17030) and was lucky enough to find brand new ones. Came with the hardware, gaskets, parts list, assembly diagram, and even a brochure from 1997. Picked up a K&N air filter (PN 33-2024) while i was at it. Even though I'm not 100% done with the restoration, a few tasteful mods won't hurt. Now in the market for a high-flow cat and an exhaust system.
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Man, those headers sure look slick. Where did you end up finding a new set?
 

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Man, those headers sure look slick. Where did you end up finding a new set?
It was actually on the ranger station facebook group. Some guy was selling it, and i scooped them up as fast as i could. I was looking on/off for 3 months, so it was a good thing i checked FB when i did.
 

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It was actually on the ranger station facebook group. Some guy was selling it, and i scooped them up as fast as i could. I was looking on/off for 3 months, so it was a good thing i checked FB when i did.
Nice find man. I’ll have to keep on the look out.
 

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Nice find man. I’ll have to keep on the look out.
If i come across them again i'll let you know. Besides this site's for sale thread, i was checking ebay, offer up, craigslist, fb marketplace, and general google searches. Another set is bound to reappear. If you're lucky, people have found them at junkyards.
 


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