WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?




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Jim Oaks

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Make / Model
Ford Ranger
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4.0 V6
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Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15

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OldMan2

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1991
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Ranger
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2.3 (4 Cylinder)
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
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Do your best to be your best.
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1988
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BIGGER
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4WD
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sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
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bobbywalter

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1988
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BIGGER
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Total Lift
sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
nice work jim....
 

Maritime Drag Racing

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1987
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V8
Engine Size
350 Chevrolet
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Total Lift
0
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0
Tire Size
25 X 5 X 15 Moroso front - 9X30 M/T rear(slicks)
Got the trailer backed up to the garage door today. Now all I got to do is clean up enough floor space to get it inside for the winter..
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Ford XLT & FX4
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4.0 SOHC & 2.3 Ecoboost
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31X10.5R15 & 265/65R17
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Swapped the trucks in the garage. The FX4 will come out for Thanksgiving when we drive to Ohio.
 

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1998
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Ranger
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4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0 OHV
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Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
Round
My credo
"eh screw it, its fine"
Changed the rear diff oil. Looked a bit dirtier than expected for about 50k.
Replaced front sway bar bushings and endlinks. The ones on there were the factory originals. Amazing what you can accomplish with a hack saw and a BFH.

Time for a victory six pack...
 

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4WD
Tire Size
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My credo
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Sometimes the best tool is a BFH. Nothing else will do when you need to beat the ever loving snot out of something so it will frigging MOVE.
 

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Automatic
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4WD
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Round
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Feels good too!
 

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1998
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Size
3.0l Vulcan v6 with low miles...
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
stock since 1998
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That one guy with ADHD and doesn't stop talking about cars.
Mine takes about 10 minutes to get to temp unless I am driving, then it is only 5 minutes or so. That's not uncommon though. If it were 20-30 minutes then I would be concerned. You could get a new t-stat just to be safe, they are only $5-10 and only take about 10 minutes to change on the good ol 3.0. You get a hitch yet? If not, I would hit up a junk yard with an impact gun and snag one. Well worth the investment and only takes a few minutes to mount.
My internet I was down for a little while so I couldn't reply to you nor post any of the recent stuff I did to my truck, also no I did not get a receiver yet money has been really tight lately so buying parts or other stuff has been out of the question a buddy of mine said he's got a job open the place he works at and I might try getting that job it's same pay rate I had over the summer so maybe I can start buying parts again for my truck, I also see why people call Ford's fix or repair daily ... and with my heater I think it's just because my truck is a 21 year old Florida truck that rarely gets the heat used, it's just some of these really cold mornings I can barely move my toes so I enjoy the heat when I can... I have had the thermostat and radiator cap another cooling system parts replaced in the last year or so, I mean he'll my truck was running fine with a bad head gasket and intake gasket originally but definitely has more power since the replacement of those gaskets ......
 

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2004
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Ford
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3.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
My world is filled with stuff that needs to be fixed
I drove it for the first time in a week and a half. Now that the 500 Abarth is my daily driver it will rack up less miles.

And you know what? This is a damn nice truck. Since I have something to shift again, I'm now quite happy to have the 3.0 & automatic. It's an extremely smooth drivetrain with plenty of power. It handles well, brakes are great, no rattles and everything works (except the AC, but I'll fix that later). I really like this truck.
 


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