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85_Ranger4x4

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Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual


fastpakr

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Location
Roanoke, VA
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
285/75-16
Which reminds me, mine is due for an annual.
The sooner the better. They'll add in some improved noise insulation while it's in for maintenance. Makes it a lot easier to take calls on the morning ride in.
 

Chapap

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Messages
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Location
Florida
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford Ranger XLT
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Drop
1.5” till I get these springs replaced
Tire Size
225-70-R14

ericbphoto

Overlander in development
Forum Moderator
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Age
58
Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
All the staff, mods, what ever else:
How does all this forum stuff work? Is it a business of some sort? I Imagine it has to be since there are sponsors, memberships, and money floating around. What kind of costs are there... hosting, legal? Does it pay for itself or is anyone paid? How is staff recruited? How much/ what kind of work is done to keep the forum from fading away like most probably do?
It's all voluntary staff. Jim is the owner. He started all this. There are costs to running a website. Hosting fees, domain name registration, possibly security software, etc. Membership fees go to all that. I'm not sure how much advertising helps. But membership fees get you ad-free. In my mind, that's well worth what Jim charges. That's the simple explanation.

There are a couple people with superpowers (admins) who do the heavy background programming and designing, monitoring security, updates, etc. The rest of us moderators watch the forums, get rid of spammers, approve new users and keep things peacefully and family-friendly. It takes time every day from several people.

But we are all just volunteers who love it here and want to keep TRS going.
 

ericbphoto

Overlander in development
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Age
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Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.

Jim Oaks

Just some guy with a website
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Supporting Vendor
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TRS Technical Advisor
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Messages
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Location
Nocona, Texas
Vehicle Year
1996 / 2021
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0 / 2.3 Ecoboost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
@Jim Oaks

Looks like @Blmpkn and @Chapap have paid for supporting member subscriptions.

Just give him a minute... last I knew he had some family things to deal with.
Thanks.

My girlfriends father suddenly passed away, so we're dealing with that this week. He's 1.5 hours away from her and 3 hours from me, so I found myself out of town unexpectedly.
 

doorgunner

Lab Rat for V.A. hospital
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Location
New Orleans (8' below sea level & sinking)
Vehicle Year
1934/1989
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
350+1
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
N/A
Total Drop
3/4
Tire Size
23570R15
My credo
JESUS Loves Ya!
When an Owner can direct an Official TRS Banner
(with participating Member's signatures)
from ALASKA to KEY WEST.......
You know you're at the right Forum
:icon_thumby:
We just may try to do it again... stay tuned.
Give me a Starting Day so I can find my '36/'89 and buy it back !

Streetrod Banner  2010 Miss 4oB2 (5).JPG


It ought to be rolling over 250,000 miles by now

(and remind me to re-set up my yearly subscription payment ;brownbag; )

:yahoo:
 
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doorgunner

Lab Rat for V.A. hospital
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V8 Engine Swap
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Messages
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412
Points
83
Location
New Orleans (8' below sea level & sinking)
Vehicle Year
1934/1989
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
350+1
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
N/A
Total Drop
3/4
Tire Size
23570R15
My credo
JESUS Loves Ya!
Jim...sorry to hear that bad news...saying a prayer for ya'll :pray:
 

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