• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

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


lil_Blue_Ford

Well-Known Member
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
8,456
Reaction score
6,395
Points
113
Location
Butler, PA, USSA
Vehicle Year
95
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.9L
Transmission
Manual
we took the topper off the ranger because my son said he likes it but only would like it on when we have to use it. its fine with me either way so we took it off. it worked out good because than i had to use the ranger to take my mountain bike to meet someone for an evening ride. its way easier to put the mountain bike in with no top on, thats for sure.

and the ranger feels a little quicker without the weight of the topper on so thats nice too
I’d like to pull the topper off my green one, but I think it’s going to have to stay on until I get the red one fixed. I need one truck with a topper for when I need waterproof locking mobile storage, lol. I like it without the top better, just a soft tonneau cover
 


superj

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 1, 2021
Messages
3,484
Reaction score
2,957
Points
113
Location
corpus christi, texas
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
183 ci of tire shredding power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
drives a stick shift ranger
i actually found a hard bed cover for a flareside in austin that i think would work great too but its a whole day to drive there and back. my son really likes that idea so maybe i will send him to get it because i think i will let him take the ranger when he goes active duty. he and his wife only have two smaller cars and i remember having a pick up in the army was better than when i had only a car.

i will just tell him its not his to trade in, if he wants to get rid of it than i will just fly up and bring it home. same deal as my other son with the wrangler. he just comes down and gets it when the weather is nice
 

ericbphoto

Overlander in development
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
15,525
Reaction score
16,999
Points
113
Age
59
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.
Well, now out to work on the Ranger now that I dropped $450 on parts and shipping from Bronco Graveyard, lol
And they thank you for your patronage.
 

lil_Blue_Ford

Well-Known Member
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
8,456
Reaction score
6,395
Points
113
Location
Butler, PA, USSA
Vehicle Year
95
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.9L
Transmission
Manual
And they thank you for your patronage.
Lol, I was in a sharing mood before I got wet trying to put the motor back together after multiple weather services said no rain in sight. I was not, however, very happy after getting wet.
 

superj

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 1, 2021
Messages
3,484
Reaction score
2,957
Points
113
Location
corpus christi, texas
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
183 ci of tire shredding power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
drives a stick shift ranger
I would be mad. I hate getting rained on unplanned
 

lil_Blue_Ford

Well-Known Member
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
8,456
Reaction score
6,395
Points
113
Location
Butler, PA, USSA
Vehicle Year
95
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.9L
Transmission
Manual
I would be mad. I hate getting rained on unplanned
Could have been worse, there was a rain shower this morning too that they weren’t calling for and as dad put it, would have been right around the time we would be finishing concrete, and sudden, hard and short enough to ruin the job and I remember the days of doing concrete well and that was one of the things we feared.
 

scotts90ranger

Well-Known Member
RBV's on Boost
Joined
Feb 28, 2001
Messages
8,234
Reaction score
4,662
Points
113
Location
Dayton Oregon
Vehicle Year
1990, 1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3 Turbo
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
Sunday I aired up the tires on the '90 for the first time since March (they've been at offroading pressure since then...) and drove ~25 miles south to meet up with Mauispirit and attempted to get his '89 running enough to get shipped to Hawaii, we tried all we could with what was available, I'm pretty sure it was the TFI module but haven't heard...
 

lil_Blue_Ford

Well-Known Member
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
8,456
Reaction score
6,395
Points
113
Location
Butler, PA, USSA
Vehicle Year
95
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.9L
Transmission
Manual
Hopefully I’ll get to work on the Ranger some this afternoon. Gotta run some errands this morning.

On another note, I almost pulled the trigger on some chromoly D-35 shafts yesterday morning but wanted to look around a little first. It’s like $500 for a set and I’m not sure if that’s a good price or not so much. But after shattering a shaft at the 20th anniversary ride, I’m inclined to think they are a good idea or I need to upgrade the axle… again…
 

pjtoledo

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 5, 2007
Messages
5,504
Reaction score
3,101
Points
113
Location
Toledo Ohio
Vehicle Year
20002005199
Make / Model
Fords
Engine Size
3.0 2.3
on the 2005 2wd the wheels need balancing, I pulled them off and started plucking the stones stuck in tread slits.
by the way Firestone Destination le2 are great hiway tires, but they retain tones of stones & pebbles.
removed the old stick-on weights, started cleaning the brake dust so new weights can be stuck on.
slapped on an old set of General AT2s to keep the ranger on the road for a few days.

yesterday I managed to place a shock bellows tube over the cracked cover to the steering universal joint.
 

Uncle Gump

Boomers gotta Boom
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
TRS 25th Anniversary
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
14,157
Reaction score
13,789
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead follow or get out of my way

Jazzer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2018
Messages
592
Reaction score
464
Points
63
Location
Indianapolis
Vehicle Year
2007
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
The new ones are Destination LE3’s and they grab rocks just like the LE2’s….

-Jazzer
 

Roert42

Well-Known Member
RBV's on Boost
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Apr 24, 2020
Messages
4,869
Reaction score
5,134
Points
113
Location
Kintersville, PA
Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ranger XLT
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
4AB06369-0A78-4C6D-BF88-65902845E1FC.jpeg


Installed a set of window vents on my truck. Always wanted some. Got the kind that tuck up in the weatherstripping instead of on the outside of the door frame.

They fit really well and look decent, so we will see how well they work driving to work tomorrow.
 

superj

Well-Known Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Oct 1, 2021
Messages
3,484
Reaction score
2,957
Points
113
Location
corpus christi, texas
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
183 ci of tire shredding power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
drives a stick shift ranger
they do look good
 

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Staff online

Member & Vendor Upgrades

For a small yearly donation, you can support this forum and receive a 'Supporting Member' banner, or become a 'Supporting Vendor' and promote your products here. Click the banner to find out how.

Truck of The Month


XLTsplash
June Truck of The Month

Recently Featured

Want to see your truck here? Share your photos and details in the forum.

Follow TRS On Instagram

TRS Events

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Check Out The TRS Store


Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Sponsored Ad


Amazon Deals

Top