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The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread

This thread is for the little things that we Ranger guys tend to do on a daily basis. If it's detailing the truck, painting some faded black trim, fixing some scratches, changing headlights, ordering parts, whatever, post up!

As for me;

Today I got some notched upper control arm bolts for my camber plates, so I can now do an alignment on my truck. I replaced the 70a relay I blew out on my Taurus fan, with another from the junkyard. (put 4 of them in my pocket, muhaha). I swapped out a 30a rated relay on my off-road lights to a 40a rated one. (again, junkyard, 5 finger discount) And I wetsanded my niteshaded lights with 800 grit, and polished them using my new mini powerball. That little ball can make someone look like they know what they're doing lol

Oh, I also went by four wheel parts and got my Hi-Lift mounts coming. So i can mount the hi-lift to the front of my tool box. Got them for $25, they were $35 online, price match ftw!!

They were lookin' rough these days!




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Sent it to the stealership to get a new timing chain and pulley.
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Did the chain break, or just make noise/sloppy?
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Got my hitch on and fixed the abs sensor that was on.
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I took off my bedrails and cleaned up my bed hoping I would get my tonneau cover today.

Still not here, WTF UPS.
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I looked at it as it sat tired and dirty in my driveway and shed a single tear as I backed out in my F-150.
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i drove it to the store and than test fit the amp thats going under the seat
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detailed the inside with some simple green. and did some driving as well
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drove it to get a double pepperoni pizza and a coca-cola.....
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I spilled some crumbs in it
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installed the new headlights today :D
and got a new spring for the CB antenna
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Did the chain break, or just make noise/sloppy?
not yet just noisy above 2500 rpms, it was slowly getting louder
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dropped my tailgate off to get repainted. Installed new lower ball joints early this morning and changed the oil.
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dropped my tailgate off to get repainted. Installed new lower ball joints early this morning and changed the oil.
Ah lower ball joints, thats always fun. The tool autozone had that i rented was about 1/4" too small for any number of cofigurations i did with the adapters. so i used my factory leaf spring shackle i had around to press them in with lol
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Hauled a big tv in it!
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Finished night shading my tailights, trouble shooting the front pinion seal leak, aaaannnndddd thats it lol.
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Friday I went and got a truck load of mulch
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not anything, my friends borrowing till we find him a car, hoping hell suprise me and get it detailed....
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Ah lower ball joints, thats always fun. The tool autozone had that i rented was about 1/4" too small for any number of cofigurations i did with the adapters. so i used my factory leaf spring shackle i had around to press them in with lol
LOL, same for me. I rented the kit from O Reilley and it all the cups were to short so I used one cup and one adaptor and my floor jack LOL.
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my truck is sitting at home all dirty and tired from yesterday
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Replaced my 7 year old spark plug wires, installed Silverstar Ultras and bought a new fuel filter and Gatorback belt.
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not anything, my friends borrowing till we find him a car, hoping hell suprise me and get it detailed....
Your a brave man. Nobody but my parents and wife have used my truck. I've heard way too many stories of "my truck got totaled/wrecked/scratched up when my friend was using it...."
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LOL, same for me. I rented the kit from O Reilley and it all the cups were to short so I used one cup and one adaptor and my floor jack LOL.

the regular balljoint press kit doesnt have the right size cups


but they make a 4wd balljoint press kit that does


I rented one from my work, did the job awesome!
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I'll tell ya what I didn't do to my Ranger today-

I didn't drive it into a ditch !! hahahahaha


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drove to work in the pre-dawn darkness; drove home from work in the early evening heavy thunderstorms.
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