Finally, finally, FINALLY got my 02 FX4 running!!!!
It was down for the longest time because of clutch issues. It turns out I got a bad slave cylinder from Summit Racing. Bummer.
Put a new slave cylinder in, Centerforce clutch, POR-15 the front and rear driveshafts, new crossmember, all new hardware, and ended up having to tear it all back apart again just to replace a brand new slave cylinder.
Well, after I got it all back together today, I took it for a ride and I was so happy to have my truck back that I was nearly in tears
So then, I went to Subway to celebrate lol.
On the way back, I'm at a stop light and there's this 2000~ish Grand Prix in the passing lane. Well, I'm watching the light and out of the corner of my eye, I see the passenger in the Grand Prix give me a look. Well the driver was watching the light, same as me, and he did a false start. I thought... OH REALLY!?!?. Ok if that's how it's going to be... BAM light turns green and the guy got a car lengths lead on me. Meanwhile, I'm still back there trying to hook up in first gear... Screw it.. I floored it though first and second and I started catching up. I thought to myself "NO WAY I'm losing this!" Kept it floored and slid my foot sideways off the clutch at every shift. By third, I was half a car length ahead of the guy so I kept on it. I could tell he was still trying, but by now, it's either win, or back off and merge to avoid hitting oncoming traffic! So by now I'm redlining 3rd and I guess I'm doing 60? (in a 25 mph zone...) Slammed it into 4th and the punk *** backed off!! NEW CLUTCH (and 4 brand new tires) FTW!
LMAO what a way to break in a new clutch