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


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So, Tuesday I got around to hooking my laptop to my green Ranger. It apparently has a pile of complaints at the moment to work through. Joy. Anyway, I finally changed my tire size in the computer while I was at it. Still needs a slight adjustment, but it’s close enough. Well, yesterday I took it out and I’m gonna say that I should have done that waaayyyy sooner. It is very much happier. So if you’re doing the 5.0 swap, don’t forget to change your tire size in the computer, it’s worth doing the calculation and putting in.
Using ForSCAN? Did you use it for the PATS as well, or just swap all that over? Using ForScan is my plan for PATS, but I wouldn't have thought about changing the tire size and haven't actually tried it on the Ranger yet.

I put in the numbers for a 31” tire but it is slightly off according to GPS. I didn’t look up the precise tire size (they vary slightly by manufacturers) and just used a generic 31” number
You're running 31s on the 2000 AWD? I thought you were running smaller. Or is the plan to run smaller, but it hasn't happened yet?
 
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Using ForSCAN? Did you use it for the PATS as well, or just swap all that over? Using ForScan is my plan for PATS, but I wouldn't have thought about changing the tire size and haven't actually tried it on the Ranger yet.
Using Forscan. I used it for PATS too, got the extended license. All I swapped was the computer, left all my factory ignition and PATS module. When I first plugged it in, Forscan asked if I replaced something and walked me through things, just had to tell it that I changed the computer and it did it’s magic then all my keys and door clickers worked. Super painless. I knew about changing the tire size but since I wasn’t intending on staying with these tires I just left it alone. Bad move on my part. It’s easy enough to change.

You're running 31s on the 2000 AWD? I thought you were running smaller. Or is the plan to run smaller, but it hasn't happened yet?
Yes, I’m currently running 31x10.50-15 on it because the tires had like 2k miles so we’re practically brand new. I need to source 18” rims and low profile tires, probably a 29” tire. Don’t have the money right now and I’d rather have the aggressive 31’s for winter anyway until I figure things out. Leaning towards throwing a wider, aggressive low profile on it. 31’s rub a little with it being lowered. And the sidewalls are squishy.
 

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Using Forscan. I used it for PATS too, got the extended license. All I swapped was the computer, left all my factory ignition and PATS module. When I first plugged it in, Forscan asked if I replaced something and walked me through things, just had to tell it that I changed the computer and it did it’s magic then all my keys and door clickers worked. Super painless. I knew about changing the tire size but since I wasn’t intending on staying with these tires I just left it alone. Bad move on my part. It’s easy enough to change.
Awesome. That makes that part a lot easier than I expected. Will make sure to get the tire size correct too.
 

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Awesome. That makes that part a lot easier than I expected. Will make sure to get the tire size correct too.
I wish I would have thought to video it. Was surprisingly simple.
 

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Did you take a flap disc to the front housing? I don't remember mine being that smooth...
 

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Started taking the drivetrain out. Details in the other WDYDT thread.
 

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Did you take a flap disc to the front housing? I don't remember mine being that smooth...
Just a wire brush. Although I live in the salt belt, it has low milage for a 40 year old .
 

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