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Jim Oaks

Just some guy with a website
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Supporting Vendor
Article Contributor
TRS Technical Advisor
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
Joined
Aug 2, 2000
Messages
12,407
Reaction score
5,999
Points
113
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
The Ranger Station forum is now working on new software in order to be 'mobile friendly'. It's not that hard to figure out how to use, but here's some tips to help you out:

Your Member Profile:

Up in the top right of the forum you will see your user name. If you click on your user name, a small window will open:

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You'll see where it says 'Account Details' and 'Signature'. You can click these to edit.

Account Details - Will allow you to change your email address and avatar. There is also a variety of things for you to check off or fill in to complete your profile. These will affect the information that is shown under your name when you post, as well as the banners you see displayed.

Only check the boxes that apply to you right now. I use to be in law enforcement and had a Ranger with a V8, but neither apply now so I no longer display those banners.

Some of these banners include:

Solid Axle Swap
Ford Technician
EMT / Paramedic
Firefighter
Law Enforcement
Military (Active or Veteran)
Solid Axle Swap
V8 Engine Swap

Below is the complete list of banners that you may find under someone's name. Some can be chosen by the user. Some are earned, and some are awarded:

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At the very least, I would recommend that you list your City & State next to 'Location', so we all know where each other is.

Signature - The test that is displayed under your messages.

The Tailgate and The Sanctuary Forums:

In order to view these forums, you have to go in to your 'Account Details' and check the box for each of these forums if you want to view them.

Account Upgrades:



The 'Account Upgrades' link is where you can upgrade your user account to a 'Supporting Member', 'Supporting Seller', 'Supporting Vendor', or make a donation to receive the 'TRS 20th Anniversary Banner'.

You can also go directly to it here:


Posting Threads:

Posting a new topic (thread) is easy. You can either click on the 'Post Thread' button:



Or by typing a discussion title in the 'Thread Title' box right above the most recent forum post:

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Adding Photos / Videos:

If you want to add a photo or video to your post, click the image icon above your message (see below). It will allow you to either upload a photo, or enter the link to your photo. It will not allow you to upload a photo larger than 2,048 KB (2.04 MB).

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The drop down (2) spaces to the right of that will allow you to enter a link to display media from places such as YouTube.

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TRS Forum Colors

You can change the color scheme of the forum by going to the bottom left of the forum and clicking on 'TRS Style'. It will show the current color style.

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When you click on it a window will pop up and show you the color options:

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Just click on the color option of your choice.
 
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Jim Oaks

Just some guy with a website
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Supporting Vendor
Article Contributor
TRS Technical Advisor
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
Joined
Aug 2, 2000
Messages
12,407
Reaction score
5,999
Points
113
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
More About Posting Photos & Where To Upload Your Photos:

This has always been an issue here. Hopefully this will answer most of your questions.

Where Are My Photos From The Old Forum?

When I migrated the old forum to this one, all of your attachments carried over. However, your member albums did not. I'm hoping that someone will eventually offer an importer to migrate the vbulletin member albums in to Xenforo.

Even though your photos albums didn't migrate to the new forum, the photos and albums still exist. If you linked to them in your posts, they should still show up.

How Do I Find My Old Member Album?

You need to know the number that was assigned to your member album. If you don't know it but have a photo from your album posted somewhere, then you're in luck. Find one of your old posts with an album photo, and you'll get the album number from the photo link. Just right click on the photo, click 'open image in new tab', and look at the URL address for the new page that opens.

Here's an example for a link to an album page:

Code:
https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/album.php?albumid=7

What About My Photoplog Photos?

They're still there for the world to see as well. Click the drop down menu next to 'Media' in the link bar at the top of the page, and then scroll all the way down to 'Photoplog'.

You can also click on the link below:



Can I Upload Photos To An Album Here?

Yes you can.

You'll see the 'Media' tab at the top of the forum.



Click the Menu tab and you can see links to 'Add Media' and 'Your Content'. If you click on the 'Add menu' you can either upload your photos to predefined categories or scroll all the way down and choose to create your own album. When you visit the page of the photo you uploaded, it will provide you with the link to the photo along with the BB code in case you want to add it to a post later.

Note: The server will not let you upload a photo with a file larger than 2,048 KB. If your photo file is larger than that, you'll have to reduce the size of your image, or upload to a site designed to host photos.

Where Can I Upload Photos On The Internet To Share Online?

Please check the following post for a list of site you can upload your photos to.

Posting Messages And Adding Photos:

See the post above on posting threads.

Photobucket Fixes & Alternatives

Thanks To:


This section was compiled by @alwaysFlOoReD - Comments are from him.

Resource:


Photobucket - Not Recommended:

Recently Photobucket changed their "terms of use" so that one can no longer post pictures on websites without paying ~$33.00 per month. There are lower priced tiers that allow you to link to the picture but on my computer it takes approximately 25 seconds. I would like the community to post what they use and the cost and a link to the site.

I'll also ad that I don't know how a free site can survive without a LOT of ads or eventually doing what PB did and start charging. I don't think that PB did something wrong, other than no notice and probably should have grandfathered in existing 3rd party links. What they have done is a PR nightmare.

I'll update as more suggestions come in.

alwaysFlOoReD

Photobucket Fix:

Firefox extension to fix photobucket;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ix/?src=search

Chrome extension to fix photobucket;

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...flicjjgj?hl=en

Who knows how long these will work. Perhaps you should now fix your original thread to show pics from another source.

---IMAGE HOSTING---

Now alphabetical;
Now two sections, 1] Image Hosting 2] Website hosting


-Amazon drive

I subscribe to Amazon Prime. I talked to customer service and you can link to your pic but cannot embed [3rd party host]

-Cubeupload

Free, donation based.

• Do not upload hardcore pornography or images of genitalia. We allow tasteful artwork at our discretion.
• Do not upload copyrighted images to which you do not own the rights.
• Do not upload material considered illegal or forbidden in both your territory and the European Union.
• Do not upload inappropriate images - use common sense!
• Do not upload images intended for use in unsolicited (spam) emails.
• Commercial use is fine for the most part.* Please /contact us or tweet us if you have any queries.

https://cubeupload.com/tos

-Dropbox

I had a free account of 2 Gb from Dec.2016. I can find no mention of the free account on the website now.
4 tiers.
1 Tb $13/month. $129/year for individual plan

https://www.dropbox.com/terms

-Flickr

Free.
A part of YaHoo.
Need YaHoo account.
1,000 Gb size limit, no restrictions on embedding or linking photos

https://www.flickr.com/about

- Fotki

Fotki Memberships
Storage Photo Orignals Video Upload Photo Selling
Premium 100 100GB Yes Yes No
Premium 300 300GB Yes Yes No
Premium 1TB 1000GB Yes Yes No
Business 1000GB Yes Yes Yes

https://help.fotki.com/terms/

-Free Image Hosting

Free. No limit on pictures and no time limit. Bandwidth throttling.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/rules.php

- Google Drive

Free and paid plans. Linked or embedded.

Storage Price (US$)
15 GB Free
100 GB $1.99 per month ($19.99 per year with 16% discount)
1 TB $9.99 per month ($99.99 per year with 17% discount)
2 TB $19.99 per month
10 TB $99.99 per month
20 TB $199.99 per month
30 TB $299.99 per month

https://www.google.com/drive/terms-of-service/

-Imgbox

Host JPG, GIF and PNG images up to 10MB each. There are no limits to how many images you can upload with a free account (fair use) and each image gallery can contain a maximum of 500 images, according to their FAQs. They also say there are no bandwidth limits., although abusive referers will be blocked. Images are stored for a life time and their terms of service are also here -*https://imgbox.com/tos

https://imgbox.com/

-Imageshack

Unlimited space, auto backups, mobile apps...

$4/month basic plan [casual user has direct link, I assume means 3rd party hosting]
$30/month pro user, 30Gb to 1Tb of bandwidth [1 million views of a 1Mb file]
$100/month premium, 1 TB to 4 Tb of bandwidth [ 4.2 million views of a 1 Tb file]

https://imageshack.com/upgrade

-Imgur

NO linking or 3rd party hosting allowed!


Stuff not to do

If someone else might own the copyright to it, don't upload it. Don't upload gore, "hate speech" (i.e. demeaning race, gender, age, religious or sexual orientation, etc.), or material that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, or that encourages violence or crime. Don't upload illegal content such as child porn or nonconsensual ("revenge") porn. Don't hotlink to adult content or to file-sharing, gambling, torrent, warez, or Imgur rip-off sites. Don't impersonate someone else. Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network. If you do – and we will be the judge – or if you do anything illegal, in addition to any other legal rights we may have, we will ban you along with the site you're hotlinking from, delete all your images, report you to the authorities if necessary, and prevent you from viewing any images hosted on Imgur.com. We mean it.
-Kiwi6

offers 2 GB of storage free or images, sound files or videos
No Illegal, Harmful, or Offensive Content
You may not use free hotlinking if:
• Your usage is primarily for monetization.
• You are using Kiwi6 in a manner consistent with commercial use. For example, as a content delivery network.

http://kiwi6.com

From <https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/650637/photobucket-alternatives/>

-MEGA

Data encrypted locally before uploading.
50Gb free, up to 8Tb paid.
I'm not sure about the ability to link or embed pics.

Data allowances
• Free account users are provided with one option:
○ 50*Gb of storage (variating, up to 15 GB of bandwidth or more, replenishable every 6 hours)
• Paid account users are provided with four tiers of options:
○ 200 Gb storage (1 TB of bandwidth per month)
○ 500 Gb storage (2 TB of bandwidth per month)
○ 2 Tb storage (4 TB of bandwidth per month)
○ 4 Tb storage (8 TB of bandwidth per month)

https://mega.nz/

-Nikon Image Space

2Gb free basic membership
20Gb with proof of Nikon camera purchase
I'm unsure of how to link or embed

https://www.nikonimagespace.com/conf/support/public/TermsConditions.do

-Onfinite

500 Mb free, has watermark.
1Gb $1/month, no watermark.
10 Gb $2/month, no watermark

http://onfinite.com/tos.php

-Pbase

Yearly Pricing Plans
US$23 yearly for 1000 MB of photo storage.
US$43 yearly for 2000 MB of photo storage.
US$60 yearly for 3000 MB of photo storage.

Additional storage can be added at any time in increments of 1000 MB.
Included Features
• Direct Image Linking (post your photos on other sites)
• Number of photos limited only by your available storage space.
• Unlimited number of galleries.
• Zip uploads, Stylesheets, EXIF extraction, automatic thumbnailing
• Custom framed prints of your photos
Notes
• $23/year is less than two dollars per month.
• If your photos average 450 kB each, you could store 2270 photos in 1000 MB
• This price includes not only the disk space itself, but also the webservers, database, backup systems, and the bandwidth used to show your photos to the world.

https://secure2.pbase.com/help/tos

-pi.gy

Limits
Guest User
Max image file size 10 MB 30 MB
Max amount of images ∞ ∞
Deleted after x amount of time No No
API Access Yes Yes
Price per month $0 $0

From <http://pi.gy/>

http://pi.gy/

-postimage

Free.
Paid plans coming - no pricing as yet.
No time limit. Embeds image.

Anonymous uploads (without any kind of an account)
• Advertising enabled
• Expire in 31 day (currently can choose between no expiration, 1, 7, and 31 days)
• Mandatory image optimization (currently no optimization performed)
• Hotlinks to 1280px max resizes
• Max 8Mb file size
Note that images uploaded via forum plugins*will be exempt from expiration even for anonymous uploads.
Free registered accounts
• Advertising enabled
• Can choose between no expiration, 1, 7, and 31 days
• Mandatory image optimization*(currently no optimization performed)
• Hotlinks to 1280px max resizes
• Max 8Mb file size
Premium registered accounts (New! Sort of)
• Advertising disabled for you and visitors of your images
• Can choose between no expiration, 1, 7, and 31 days
• Optional image optimization
• Hotlinks to full-resolution images
• Max 16Mb file size
We also plan to introduce a special plan for high-traffic sites so webmasters relying on PostImage hotlinks can support our project.

https://postimage.io/terms.php

-Photobucket;

minimum charge to link is $8.33/month, $100/year [billed by the year]
minimum charge to 3rd party host is $33.33/month, $400/year [billed by the year]
Types of Accounts, Pricing and Limits

Visiting : There is no cost to visit the Site or to register as a Member.
Free account : Each individual Member gets one free account that provides 2 GB of free storage or space available for your original photo files, or videos under 10min. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If a free account Member exceeds their Content Limit, their account will be immediately suspended and they will need to become a “Paying Member” (defined below) in order to continue accessing their account. You can upgrade to a Plus account at any time.
Ad-free Account : The Ad-free Account offers Members the ability to use the Site without seeing any third party banner advertisements when logged into your Ad-free Account (note, viewers of your images within Photobucket will see ads unless they, too, have Plus accounts and you will continue to see Photobucket offers and announcements). This account level is available for $2.49 / month, payable by the Member on a monthly recurring basis.
Plus Account : The Plus Account offers several paid options that may give the Paying Member more storage, bandwidth, 3rd party image hosting, image linking and/or other services as outlined below. Once and during such period of time in which you subscribe to and pay for a Plus Account, we will consider you a "Paying Member." Please note that all Plus Account subscriptions are billed annually at the commencement of the service. Photobucket may also offer a monthly billing option for its Plus Accounts (see terms and restrictions, below).

Available Plus Account Plans : Photobucket offers the following Plus Account Plans:

o Plus 50 Plan: 52 GB of Storage for $59.99 / Year. The Plus 50 Plan does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting.

o Plus 100 Plan: 102 GB of Storage for $99.99 / Year. The Plus 100 Plan allows for unlimited image linking but does not allow 3rd party image hosting.

o Plus 500 Plan: 500 GB of Storage and unlimited bandwidth for $399.99 / Year. The Plus 500 Plan allows for unlimited image linking and unlimited 3rd party image hosting.

Additional Features of all Plus Accounts : When you upgrade to any Plus Account, you will also receive:

o Premium Support. You have direct access to our tech support team. Email our PLUS Support Team

o No Ads: When you're logged into your Plus account, you won't see any ads on Photobucket pages (note, viewers of your images within Photobucket will see ads unless they, too, have Plus Accounts and you will continue to see Photobucket offers and announcements).
- Shutterfly

Free but clunky
http://shutterflyinc.com/terms.html

-Smugmug

Has 4 tiers. The basic is $6/month or $48/year. Unlimited uploads and traffic. Embed in website included.

https://www.smugmug.com/features

-Snapfish

Free
Need to join to see linked photos, see wikipedia article.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapfish

https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/home

-Supermotors

Free pic hosting with watermark on 3rd party hosted pics.
$12.99 a year with no watermark.
Supermotors.net

-Tinypic

Owned by Photobucket, 'nuff said.

-Wikipedia page of photo hosting sites;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_image-sharing_websites
 
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adsm08

Senior Master Grease Monkey
Supporting Member
Article Contributor
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
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Messages
34,622
Reaction score
3,583
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
What about color schemes? TRS looks funny in white.
 

Craig0320

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 21, 2017
Messages
1,181
Reaction score
193
Points
63
Location
Mississppi
Vehicle Year
1998
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Break it right the first time. Fix it better the next time.
Dang this is different. I will get used to it soon I hope. And second what adsm said.
 

Jim Oaks

Just some guy with a website
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Supporting Vendor
Article Contributor
TRS Technical Advisor
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
Joined
Aug 2, 2000
Messages
12,407
Reaction score
5,999
Points
113
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
I can do a color scheme, but their is other things I need to get sorted first. Color schemes are kind of a pain in the ass to set up, but I'm not opposed to adding one or two. What do you guys want it to look like?
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
30,278
Reaction score
14,076
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
What about color schemes? TRS looks funny in white.
Click your username to the right side under the TRS banner, in preferances there are two options. One is a little different than the other.
 

pjtoledo

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 5, 2007
Messages
4,259
Reaction score
1,639
Points
113
Location
Toledo Ohio
Vehicle Year
20002005199
Make / Model
Fords
Engine Size
3.0 2.3
does Photobucket work as a source for pics?


that depends......

it did break up my text. used the right click and paste method.
 

1990RangerinSK

Well-Known Member
Joined
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Messages
2,200
Reaction score
1,126
Points
113
Location
Saskatchewan, Canada
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
I'll second the colour scheme, but it's not important. The forum does look good as it is.

You forgot to mention, though, the button up top to mark a forum read. That's a handy feature.
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
30,278
Reaction score
14,076
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
I see a lot of stuff I like (like the like button). It will be interesting to see how it shakes out when it is all said and done.
 

Mightyfordranger

Well-Known Member
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Apr 22, 2014
Messages
1,029
Reaction score
148
Points
63
Location
Ohio
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
3in
My credo
Clean your room before you criticise the world.
I agree with the color scheme change I liked the blue. This will take some getting used to.
Also I'm apparently a new member again??

Overall though it seems cool I do like the like button too.
 

1990RangerinSK

Well-Known Member
Joined
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Messages
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Reaction score
1,126
Points
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Location
Saskatchewan, Canada
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
I agree with the color scheme change I liked the blue. This will take some getting used to.
Also I'm apparently a new member again??

Overall though it seems cool I do like the like button too.
I'm also a new member again. Maybe I just haven't graduated, yet.
 

1990RangerinSK

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Joined
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Messages
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Location
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Vehicle Year
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Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Emails come from Xenforo. Can that be changed so that they come from The Ranger Station?

Or am I being too picky?
 

adsm08

Senior Master Grease Monkey
Supporting Member
Article Contributor
Ford Technician
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
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Messages
34,622
Reaction score
3,583
Points
113
Location
Dillsburg PA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
31X10.50X15
I can do a color scheme, but their is other things I need to get sorted first. Color schemes are kind of a pain in the ass to set up, but I'm not opposed to adding one or two. What do you guys want it to look like?
I had been using the blue one for the last 8 years or so.

Just something about Fords and blue, they kinda go together.
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
30,278
Reaction score
14,076
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
I wandered to a place and discovered I have the third highest post count. :oops:

adsm08 has the highest.
 

ericbphoto

Overlander in development
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
Joined
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Messages
12,189
Reaction score
10,353
Points
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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.
Wow. Been here less than 10 minutes and I like it. I think. I might not need Tapatalk any more. This works much better on my phone than the old stuff. I'll explore more tomorrow.
 

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