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What did you do to your 2019 and up Ranger today?


Robertmangrum.rm

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Swapped the ujoint out for a greasable one. Made sure the driveshaft wasn't 180° out. Was pretty easy to tell. There are 2 yellow dots. One on each shaft. After replacing took it down the road and all vibration is gone. Surprising to me, that a few missing needle bearings can cause that much vibration. Smooth as silk. Now to change fluids in the diffs this weekend and tackle my new project.
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6"
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If those needles were missing, that will make a mess of things. I had assumed you cleaned, lubed and re-installed the needles.
 

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If those needles were missing, that will make a mess of things. I had assumed you cleaned, lubed and re-installed the needles.
Oh I just replaced it with a new greasable u joint. I couldn't find 1 or 2 of the needle bearings out of the old one. I could tell after I was laying them back on the side that they were leaning so I knew some were missing.
 

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I installed fog lights on my XL that didn't come with them from factory. Didn't think to take any good before and afters, but they're just the OE style for now, nothing too special:
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Took it out on 120 mile round trip on the Interstate today. Super smooth now between 70 and 75. Oh, if you were wondering had to go pick up something.
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Hey, I picked up the same box!
 

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Yes sir. They have them on sale for 250 right now through Ford. They also have the ARB Ford Performance front bumper for 495.
 

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My Sikaflex 227 arrived today. I'll probably install mine next week.
 

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Since everyone else posted it… look what I picked up today.

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Yes sir. They have them on sale for 250 right now through Ford. They also have the ARB Ford Performance front bumper for 495.
For that price I'd buy one if I hadn't already built something. Still pretty tempting.
 
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Robertmangrum.rm

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For that price I'd buy one if I hadn't already built something. Still pretty tempting.
I've pushed that winch tray over so much. It kills my approach angle.
 
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Robertmangrum.rm

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Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it
Well went yesterday and picked up the Ford Performance Safari 4x4 snorkel kit.
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Today I ran up to the shop and installed it. Directions are pretty straight forward. All the instructions are in metric. The hardest part was getting the fender flares and the inner liner out. Then you have to put your fears aside and cut a hole in the fender.
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