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




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Maritime Drag Racing

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350 Chevrolet
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0
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0
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25 X 5 X 15 Moroso front - 9X30 M/T rear(slicks)
Water in the fuel cell, broken crank trigger, bent and broken rearend to leaf spring bolts and only one full pass all weekend but still got deep enough in the 7s that we're going to need a roll bar now. Could not be any happier with the new combination....

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Traction bar bolts didn't get along very well with the new transbrake. No markings on the heads so they were obviously the lowest quality(cheapest) bolts the previous owner used to bolt it all together. Local Industrial Supply store gets a visit in the AM for some new ½" X 7" fine thread grade 8s with nylock nuts.

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2.3 Turbo
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Manual
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4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
Airing up is over rated, my '90 has been at like 10psi since April... conveniently I trailer it mostly anymore so it's fine that way on the trailer... I need to drive it more, I miss it, if it didn't leak so much dang oil...
 

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My credo
get outta my way, I'm falling!
after destroying a torrington bearing, bending a bolt, then stripping the threads off 2 other bolts, then stretching some all-thread, I decided to go buy a real tool
to install the PS pulley. worked OK. Helpful Hint, run a tap in to clean the shaft and be sure to screw the bolt ALL the way in.

then attempted the lower radiator hose for a 2000 3.0
the replacement Dayco was too long and the smaller hose was angled wrong, it hit the accessory drive belt.
trimming big hose and re-orienting the small hose fixed that.
although I'm a big fan of the spring clamps, the top of the lower radiator hose is much better served with a worm style clamp.
 

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2011
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Ford Ranger XLT
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4.0 V6
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4.0 SOHC
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Manual
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Pre-2008 lift
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31X10.5R15
Just got back from a test drive of the 2011 about 15 minutes ago. It looks like it’s fixed and I didn’t forget to connect anything. No warning lights or bad sounds. So, I’m calling it fixed.

The “no bench bleed needed” clutch master cylinder might need a bench bleed but it’s drive able. So I won’t have to call off work tomorrow. The master cylinder is easy compared to all I had to go through to change the clutch slave cylinder.
 

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6
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35"
Drove the '97 on a ~200 mile round trip to pick up a spare blown twin plug 2.3L from Maui-sprint's friend. Not a bad drive, it was over 90F anyway so wouldn't have been doing anything at home anyway... Turns out with only one window down all the way there isn't any wind turbulence in the cab at 70mph so it wasn't too bad.

Couple oddities on the trip, Ranger related for whatever reason the "Check Gauges" light on the dash goes on for a few seconds about every 1-2 minutes while you are cruising at 3000rpm, whether that's why or not I'm not sure. All I know is I was trying to keep at or below 3000rpm with 4.10 gears and 28" tires that means ~73mph which is fine with me, I was passing people and getting passed like I was standing still at times...

The other thing with the Ranger is I'm not sure if my legs were getting numb but the clutch pedal didn't feel right, like it might be dragging when I let off the pedal... the master is under a year old... also feels like my clutch is going to give out in the near future, it disengages as soon as you move the pedal... it holds solid for now but I might as well order the parts...

One of the semi's I passed was just about to lose a couple of it's 4x4's they keep in the braces under the deck of a flatbed trailer, I got around him as soon as I could...
 

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The 2011 is driving true to and from work (26 miles round trip) and no ID10T lights or offensive noises. One more round trip to confirm but it looks like it's been fixed.
 

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Drove it to work at my new job for the first time, then ran it home and threw my last rock slider on it.
 

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I had to order new gears for the D35 yesterday. The gears I originally ordered were for. LP D35. The company made a mistake and sent the wrong ones.

I’m impressed with Summit and scared because now I know they have a store an hour from my house…. lol
 
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I had to order new gears for the D35 yesterday. They were delivered today. I’m impressed with Summit and scared because now I know they have a store an hour from my house…. lol
Like two months after my first roundup it hit me I had driven thru the town they are headquartered in... and didn't stop. I was bummed.
 

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Tire Size
35"
So there might be something going on with my clutch hydraulic system, I should bleed it this weekend... After the '97 sat all night I could barely push the pedal down this morning, it didn't release nice either (killed it) but after that it worked perfect? Must be an air bubble... don't know, I meant to look to see if there was a warranty on the master I put in in October...
 

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Like two months after my first roundup it hit me I had driven thru the town they are headquartered in... and didn't stop. I was bummed.
That would have been pretty cool! But, expensive… lol
 

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I drove my preesision instrament of speeed and aromatics to the car club meeting tonight.

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