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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


sgtsandman

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Speaking of clean trucks, I gave the 2011 a quick bath.

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the grey-t escape
loaded up my not-so-clean truck and headed to the lakes, will watch fireworks (the reflection off the water is awesome!) and head back towards home sometime tomorrow long after the traffic has left. brought the dog along, not sure how the fireworks will affect her but can’t exactly leave her home by herself for that long, only the 2nd time weve took her on a trip, hopefully she rests better this time.
 

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What's all this nonsense about clean trucks? Got mine muddy and dusty today.
 

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
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I poop in the furnace.
Anyone wanna go drive my truck? Looked at it on my security camera app and it seemed to be sinking into the ground after all the rain yesterday. Plus it seems the chickens have started colonizing the bed... I'm a sad panda...

I tried to get my dad to take it to work for the week but he complained since the interior is all torn apart and wires are dangling from the roof. Pansy...
 

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2.5 level kit with rear add a leaf appox. 1.5
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Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it
Anyone wanna go drive my truck? Looked at it on my security camera app and it seemed to be sinking into the ground after all the rain yesterday. Plus it seems the chickens have started colonizing the bed... I'm a sad panda...

I tried to get my dad to take it to work for the week but he complained since the interior is all torn apart and wires are dangling from the roof. Pansy...
If I was closer I'd drive that bad boy. No promises on return conditions. Are there any good off road parks near by haha
 

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If I was closer I'd drive that bad boy. No promises on return conditions. Are there any good off road parks near by haha
Doesn't matter If there was, you ain't getting far with a stock 2wd. :ROFLMAO:

It is fun on the hard pack sand trails of the pines but most of you 4x4 guys don't know nothing about good ole fashion dirt track skills. In the words of Doc Hudson, "turn right to go left".

Even though he has million dollar toys now I'll bet in his youth @snoranger has been back in the pines with a 2wd vehicle that doesn't belong there doing insane speeds like a true piney.
 
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Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it
Doesn't matter If there was, you ain't getting far with a stock 2wd. :ROFLMAO:

It is fun on the hard pack sand trails of the pines but most of you 4x4 guys don't know nothing about good ole fashion dirt track skills. In the words of Doc Hudson, "turn right to go left".
Oh my sport trac was 2wd and it went way farther than most 2wds have. I did put a auto locker in the rear end. I may still have it in the garage. We could put it in and shock some guys haha
 

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I poop in the furnace.
Oh my sport trac was 2wd and it went way farther than most 2wds have. I did put a auto locker in the rear end. I may still have it in the garage. We could put it in and shock some guys haha
If you ever come to NJ let me and sno show you some stuff. People think this state is garbage and it totally is! But modern racing was born here, the pines are awesome for trail riding, and you can legally buy weed from that guy in front of wawa now. Slippery Pete is a cool guy.
 

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Buy it, build it, and drive it like you stole it
I have to travel for work and I think New Jersey has a Prevost service center so don't be surprised if I show up with my bag ready to crash in your basement hahaha
 

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I poop in the furnace.
I have to travel for work and I think New Jersey has a Prevost service center so don't be surprised if I show up with my bag ready to crash in your basement hahaha
Plenty of free cages beds in the basement.
 

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Doesn't matter If there was, you ain't getting far with a stock 2wd. :ROFLMAO:

It is fun on the hard pack sand trails of the pines but most of you 4x4 guys don't know nothing about good ole fashion dirt track skills. In the words of Doc Hudson, "turn right to go left".

Even though he has million dollar toys now I'll bet in his youth @snoranger has been back in the pines with a 2wd vehicle that doesn't belong there doing insane speeds like a true piney.
25 years ago, I may or may not have shaved this style mirror off the passenger side of my 2wd ‘79 f350 supercab going too fast on a trail it didn’t belong on.

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It's up there.
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I poop in the furnace.
I put a 92 S10 4.3 Into the ditch at colliers mills on the trail from the old gun range to lake success. Right before the wood "bridge" where there's that big open washboard straight. I'm sure you have drag raced on that. I had that thing doing at least 70 floating over the washboards, tried to kick the rear out to turn and since I was barely touching the road it just went into the ditch of brown water. Fun day...

Truck literally just got some scratches from the sand kicking up on it. I needed underwear and 6 friends to pull me back on the trail.

Seems everytime I play around back there now mr. Game Warden shows up... Not that I'm complaining since I love and support game wardens but good God, where were they 20 years ago? I'm angry! I pay insane amounts of money in taxes, fees, licenses etc for them to keep people like me away from me! I suck, don't let me around me.
 

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Since I've been putting on more milage than normal while I fueled it I checked the oil level. I was a half quart down in about 2k miles so I added and drove out to the GF house. I did notice, it only took a year or more to notice, that I haven't left my fog lights on and ended up with a dead battery. When I added them I used the info from some one here on the forums and used the parking light power wire from the switch as a powered source for the relay so when kill the headlights it kills the fogs also. This has prevented the human error of leaving them on. The point is no dead battery from leaving the bloody factory addon lights killing the battery on me.
 

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31X10.5R15/265/65R17
Anyone wanna go drive my truck? Looked at it on my security camera app and it seemed to be sinking into the ground after all the rain yesterday. Plus it seems the chickens have started colonizing the bed... I'm a sad panda...

I tried to get my dad to take it to work for the week but he complained since the interior is all torn apart and wires are dangling from the roof. Pansy...
With an offer like that, your Ranger might have more air time than Michael Jordan...
 

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