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Old 08-23-2011
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My wife drove it to work today... that's all!
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Ordered a set of 16x8 Classic Locks
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I waxed and buffed my ranger with McGuiar's Next Generation Tech 2.0 wax I got from Lowe's. Except for a couple of scratches and dings, it looks like a new truck. Not bad at all for a 9 year old truck !!!!

I like to get a coat of wax on before winter to help protect it from the road salt.

There's no reason I can't get another 9 years out of this truck !!!
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Old 08-24-2011
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Last week I broughtmy 06 to MN. We drove from NJ to the Twin cities Assembaly plant, so I could see those who made my truck for me. I even got to thank a few of them too. I got 24.5 mpg in my last leg home. Not bad for a 4.0!
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put on a k&n intake the da before college, very important! and oil change, and installed a CB, nothing like waiting until the last day
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Ordered two BF Goodrich TA KO's today for the front. 31 x 10.50 R15 to be exact.

Now, just gotta order my Centerforce Clutch on payday and that's it for the big items (for now).
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Ordered a set of bilstien hd's to replace the ranchos
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took it to the tranny shop
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Ouch, what happened Dave.
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Put a Flowmaster 40 on it.
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Got a Line-x job

Had it done today for $495, over the rail. Looks great, Had it done in NH where there is no sells tax.
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Old 08-25-2011
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I forgot to post here when I did it, but I flushed the cooling system the other day. It was dirty dirty.
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Old 08-26-2011
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Changed oil, inspected overall. She looks and runs great!
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Drove to a friends house to replace the A/C system on her Mountaineer and as I was under her truck, I looked back and saw a big puddle under mine.. Finally found that damn leak I've had for the past 8 months... Thermostat housing - the plastic pos thats floating via rubber hose above the motor - finally gave way... So I've parked the truck 50 miles from my house at my sisters, and have to find a dealership that has the housing as the local parts stores say its a dealer only item...
Plastic ???? Really ?? WTF Ford ????
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Went to get the replacement parts for the thermostat housing and everything with it. 3 stops and $200 later I think I have it. Cant believe its a ford dealership only part. And they didn't have the thermostat o-ring. Now I'm off to start working on it.
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Took it out to get breakfast!
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Took it to a little car show in Ferrisburg, VT--came home with first place in the truck class
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Drove to the driving range today, my swing needs a lot of work!!!
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Used it to pull a Honday CRV AWD out of a bad spot. My first pull. They pulled off the shoulder and didnt see the drainage ditch! Was on a crazy slant too. Had another vehicle tie off so it wouldnt tip, slide or fishtail. Just about sitting on the pipe as it was.
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detailed it
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Truck runs great. Tries to spin the tires like it used to. Replaced thermostat / thermostat housing and cleaned intake / maf / sensors and new alternator and belt. 144,000 miles and all I've spent on it in the 9+ years I've had it is just over $1k. Including tires. Not to bad. Maybe I should keep it.*
I need to give it some tlc in the ball joint / steering department. Should I just add the spindle lift and and install new components to that or not lift and do it. Hmmm.
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Old 08-28-2011
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htvfd460stx-Last week I broughtmy 06 to MN. We drove from NJ to the Twin cities Assembaly plant, so I could see those who made my truck for me. I even got to thank a few of them too. I got 24.5 mpg in my last leg home. Not bad for a 4.0!
Last time you'll see them. If i'm not mistaken there closing that down soon.

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What did I do to my F150...

Tried to sell it to Carmax but only got offered $13,000. Guess I'll buy a lift kit now.
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Put a flowmaster 40 on it, and the pipe comes out in front of the axle now. Looks awesome, but getting rid of the cat, it's quiet as Hell.
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relocated my aux plug-in inside the glove box since I have other plans for the factory location
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