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or just dont lock the damn thing, have a stock stereo that no one would steal, even if it was left on the seat. maybe rig up something like a relay hooked up to the interior lights, and have a horn under the seat that goes off when the door was opened. if your going to use a bolt in the door lock, at least use a torx head, pretty much any moron has a cresent wrench.
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Well, when you park your truck in ghetto areas, it calls for ghetto tactics. And yes, they can still break into the truck, but I got tired of spending 114 dollars to replace the door lock every time some a hole with a screwdriver got curious about what's inside the truck...
Or leave it unlocked and don't put anything valuable in it lol
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Decided to wash my truck.....then started getting mad at how many rust and paint chip spots I kept finding
That was me 2 weeks ago
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or just dont lock the damn thing, have a stock stereo that no one would steal, even if it was left on the seat. maybe rig up something like a relay hooked up to the interior lights, and have a horn under the seat that goes off when the door was opened. if your going to use a bolt in the door lock, at least use a torx head, pretty much any moron has a cresent wrench.
Way back just after high school (around 1985) a few of my cassettes went missing. It was an opportunistic thief since the car was parked with the windows down. I thought it would be funny to prank one of those A..H…’s so I got a non functional sparkomatic ( or Kraco maybe) cassette deck and gutted it and hoked up a model rocket engine and igniter to the power wires as an ignition source. Then filled it with 3 packs of lady fingers and a smoke bomb. I stuck the unit on the transmission hump of my Nova and even ran some dummy wires up under the dash. It took about 3 days parking is the same general area with the windows down to get it to disappear.

I never knew what happened after that but just the thought of someone grabbing it from the car, take it home, hooking up the power and instead of a free stereo getting a loud , smoking, stinking mess was enough to make me laugh.
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That was me 2 weeks ago
What did you do?
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Ordered traction bars today and put my truck back into it's normal state of dirty. Gotta love dirt roads everywhere.
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no longer a ranger owner, but to the t100, Pilot Billet Antenna ... stock one was bent and i was out buying car wash liquid and air freshner and it was in the clearence bin for $6 ... anyone in napa seeing this its the o-rileys on jefferson / lincoln ... theres at least 6 more of em





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figured you guys would get a kick out of this ... after installing the antenna i talked about on my truck... my dad metioned he wanted one for his jeep too since his got bad reception and the rectractable didnt slide out anymore

so now his 59 ****** cj5 is sporting one too



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so now his 59 ****** cj5 is sporting one too
Since I'm on a work computer and virtually NO images ever load, I had to Google what you were talking about.

Didn't know Jeeps were made that early.

Anyway....

To keep with the topic of this thread, I did nothing to my Ranger today... and I won't be doing anything until at least September. It's in storage right now while I'm overseas......
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I didn't really do anything "to" the Ranger today, but I did order some seat covers for her.

Ordered them from terry. http://motors.shop.ebay.com/terrato3...d=237459449266

Can't wait to get them. I have seem pictures of his work, amazing!

For those thinking about ordering from him, the man has the patients of a saint. He has communicated with me via email over the past couple of weeks and done so much to help me pick out exactly what I want.
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attempted at washing it after a night of wheeling... its still dirty.
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Fullsize spare :)

31x10.5x15 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S with some tread left, holds air, no dry rot $20
Brand new 15in Crager Soft 8 in Black $45
Mount and Balance $10
Lock and chain $25
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Fullsize spare :)

31x10.5x15 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S with some tread left, holds air, no dry rot $20
Brand new 15in Crager Soft 8 in Black $45
Mount and Balance $10
Lock and chain $25
31x10.5x15 Goodyear Wrangler, that's what I have on my Ranger, but I have the Silent Armor.
Great tires. They last forever.
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Yeah my dad has the AT/S (maybe the silent armor, not sure).

The RT/S is a highway all season all terrain. Nothing fancy.

I have Mastercraft Courser AT2s made by Cooper. Good tires for decent price. I didn't really care what brand my spare was, as long as it held air, wasn't rotted out, and had some tread.
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The Goodyear Wranglers are rather pricey. I got lucky with mine.
I bought a set of Fortera's back when they came out. I worked at Autozone in the commercial division so the guy at Goodyear gave them to me cheap. I paid like $600 for the set. Then one of them threw a belt about three years later.
They no longer made the size I had in the Fortera so they were nice enough to prorate the entire set. I picked up the Wranglers for $300 for the set. Been driving on them for about three years now. They still look brand new.
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My dad has 65k on his AT/S Wranglers. He rotates every 10k. Good wear, nice and quite. Not very good in the rain though. Fantastic in the snow. He's getting new tires at the end of the Summer so I'm hooking him up on some Firestone Destination ATs. They are AWESOME for the price.
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Washed out the engine bay, general maintenance and started cleaning the frame.
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Took the dirtbike out of it, hauled an AC unit for my brother, hooked up the trailer, put both mowers on and went mowing. 95*F and sunny, swore at it's black paint and black armrest.
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^^^ Yeah the black interior kills in the sun
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^^^ Yeah the black interior kills in the sun
thats why i have 5% all around with the windshield done
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roush swaybar yo!!!
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Painted the underbody flat black so u can't see the rust.....ordered some headlights and parking lights....and looked and underbody kits
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roush swaybar yo!!!
That can't be right. Every sway bar I've ever seen goes in the front of pumpkin.
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That can't be right. Every sway bar I've ever seen goes in the front of pumpkin.
negative ghostrider! Tis' correct :)

http://george-novak.com/swaybars.html
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