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Old 02-08-2012
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His super duty's are gas. He has a ranger.
Correct. My super duty's have the 6.2l Gas engines.
My ranger is a 94 bucket of bolts.
I usually drive a beater one or two days during the week with a for-sale sign in it. I drive a large area and park the car out front. I've sold a few that way already.
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I got this off of eBay--VW-style "switchblade" remote and key. I'll get it cut on Tuesday at work, then program everything when it warms-up a little (it's -10 out right now!)



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Epic Fail--
These got sent back to the seller yesterday. First of all, the key fob is too big, so the key won't go all the way into the ignition cylinder. Secondly, I tried 4 times to get the remote programmed, but it wouldn't set. Great idea; too bad they won't work for us.
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Installed a new intake to complete the entire flow of air from front to back with my duramax exhaust. Sounds deeper!

and thought about cleaning it up from the desert trip this past weekend..... I think i'll wait
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His super duty's are gas. He has a ranger.
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Correct. My super duty's have the 6.2l Gas engines.
My ranger is a 94 bucket of bolts.
I usually drive a beater one or two days during the week with a for-sale sign in it. I drive a large area and park the car out front. I've sold a few that way already.
Ahh ok. well I guess you have to do what you do best and keep buying and selling until you can get the truck that you want. ;-)
I'm sure you can do that pretty quick. :-)

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Epic Fail--
These got sent back to the seller yesterday. First of all, the key fob is too big, so the key won't go all the way into the ignition cylinder. Secondly, I tried 4 times to get the remote programmed, but it wouldn't set. Great idea; too bad they won't work for us.
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Damn that sucks. :-( You would have for sure started another new trend with these working out....A+ for effort though.
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Epic Fail--
These got sent back to the seller yesterday. First of all, the key fob is too big, so the key won't go all the way into the ignition cylinder. Secondly, I tried 4 times to get the remote programmed, but it wouldn't set. Great idea; too bad they won't work for us.
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How were you trying to program it? With what?
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Just ordered my body lift. Thinking about ordering new body mounts as well but can't find anyone but Ford that carries them for 98+. Does anyone know if I can make the body mounts for Pre 97 work on a 98+?
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drove to yakima last night. bought the weathertech black floorliners. Ive thought about ordering a set for a while and I saw them on craigslist for a good price and within driving distance. so far I like them. Weathertech says they wont fit the trucks with vinyal floors. but thats what I have and they fit pretty nicely '07 Fx4 Lvl II, 5 on the floor
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ordered Flowmaster 50 series deltaflow and a Hushpower resonator
looking a prebent stainless steel rear pipe now
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How were you trying to program it? With what?
Using their instructions and my 2 original remotes. I actually would have kept it if the remote had worked-I'd have just kept it in my pocket and used it to lock & unlock the doors; could really care less about using it in the ignition-I'd have probably locked it in the truck too often. Seller was really good about it-he refunded my PayPal today.
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I talked to a guy at work today about trading my billet grille set-up for his STX grille--he's gonna think about it and get back to me. Fingers and toes crossed.
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pulled my driveshaft yesterday and then today i greased the slip yoke

no more "clunk"
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Changing the oil tomorrow
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today replaced cam sensor,with coil pack and plugs . fixed the squeak and the intermittent misfire all in one. yea
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today replaced cam sensor,with coil pack and plugs . fixed the squeak and the intermittent misfire all in one. yea
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Using their instructions and my 2 original remotes. I actually would have kept it if the remote had worked-I'd have just kept it in my pocket and used it to lock & unlock the doors; could really care less about using it in the ignition-I'd have probably locked it in the truck too often. Seller was really good about it-he refunded my PayPal today.
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Always nice to have a good seller. Especially If they knew you were more or less just experimenting.
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Put new shoes on the rear end. They we're a little too close to the rivets for me.
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Got these for the F150!

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HA those are gonna be Huuuuuuuuge on your truck! Post pics!
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Got these for the F150!

Towing mirrors are the only way to go. Ford started it all back in '99 with the Super Duty.
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I wished mine Happy Birthday. It was built on Feb 14, 2002 and she's my valentine this year. lol
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I wished mine Happy Birthday. It was built on Feb 14, 2002 and she's my valentine this year. lol
All of our trucks are part of our Valentine in one way or another. <3 you Ranger. I'm going to drive you Downtown today. ;-)
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new tires! definity dakota at2's from pep boys, they didnt have the "p" version in stock, so i ended up with the "lt" version. 140 a tire! ouch, but now im really ready for some snow!
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Had the oil changed, damn lifters are louder than the radio.
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I loaded some steel that I bought into the back and drove it home.

That stuff will be used to fabricate other stuff... like a new front bumper and related brackets...
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Had the oil changed, damn lifters are louder than the radio.
You talking about a chattering clunky noise? If so, my 3.0 makes that noise... sounds almost like a friggin diesel...
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