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Old 02-20-2012
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Took it to ford and had the induction service done, the "marbling" noise is practically gone.
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Got started with the install of my gauge kit. Ditched the ammeter gauge though, but the water temp and oil pressure are in.

Just gotta finish wiring it up tomorrow morning, and test the oil pressure gauge out. I need to get some pipe fittings and install them so that the water temp probe has room... it won't fit into the hose/temp sender fitting.

I will post pics here tomorrow... complete with details on how the install went and whether I made any leaks or not...
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Old 02-21-2012
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Are they black? or like a dull black?
Paint them and your bumper to match man!
any recommendations for paint?
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Old 02-21-2012
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Krylon fusion.
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Just Installed a K and N filter element and niticed a tiny bit more go at the top end of my shifts! Neat!
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Also upgraded from P235 75 R15 Good year's to 265 75 R15 FireStone's Love em lowered my gearing and raised my truck an inch off the ground and they look meatier!

Also I know ppl aren't really in to stickers but I ordered Pre-Runner decals for my 2wd!
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Adjusted my rear brakes. Rotated tires used my new Goodyear electric impact holy cow the thing torques great. I checked with the torque wrench at 100 and they came out around 108.
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Blowed it up sort of.
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Here's the pic of my super cheap gauge install...



Gauge set... 18 bucks from HF... http://www.harborfreight.com/electro...set-41017.html
Piece of sheet metal for mounting the toggle switch... free (scrap in the scrap pile)
Toggle switch... free (neighbor found one in his garage... I know I have a couple toggles laying around, but can't find them...)
Wires to power/ground the gauge lights... free (again, I've got all kinds of crap laying around)
Terminals that were crimped and soldered onto the wires... free (got a couple of terminal kits laying around as well)

Pipe fittings to make the water temp gauge functional... maybe around 5-10 bucks, haven't got them yet.

Overall, the install was pretty easy. I just wired the oil pressure and water temp gauge lights on their own toggle switch, since I didn't feel like tearing the dash apart to access one of the factory gauge light power wires to splice it together... As for the oil pressure sending fitting, that wasn't too hard to install.

The water temp won't be that hard either. I just need to get some 3/8" pipe fittings, like a 45 degree elbow, a coupler, and a short 1-2" long fitting. Then that sender can be made functional.

No leaks with the oil pressure gauge set up. Yet. I suspect it may leak later on though, as everything seems to do so... kinda like some old people have to wear depends. Sadly.
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Old 02-22-2012
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Just ordered these wheels
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-85-5865/
and this cat
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MPE-23541/

All this for $490 shipped to my door.
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Old 02-25-2012
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Installed new brake pads, rotors, brake shoes, drums and all new brake hardware in the rear.
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ultimate weekend warrior now! haha, after reading countless threads on truck tents, i found the exact one i wanted on craigslist for a measly $100

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Old 02-25-2012
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Damn. Score. Thats nicer than my ground ten an about the same price. haha
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Damn. Score. Thats nicer than my ground ten an about the same price. haha
its awesome! already planning to build a nice little bed frame on the inside so i can fit a normal full size air mattress. also a little electrical box with a 110 outlet as well as a 12v car charger outlet. should be fun! also the elevated bed will allow for more room to place my clothing, tools, food etc below.
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Yea, that will be SUPER SICK! When do you plan on starting to do all of that? Coming up on spring here soon. lol
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Installed new wheels and tires, pics are in the photo section.
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Yea, that will be SUPER SICK! When do you plan on starting to do all of that? Coming up on spring here soon. lol
should only take me about a day to do it all.. anything with electrical im fine, anything with wood, im fine :)
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Then get on it! ;-) lol
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haha yeah. i went and bought all my supplies earlier. outlet, wood, etc. ill make a thread and post pland for the bed :)
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DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Today, I realized that I havnt done anything to my ranger in a long while.
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Old 02-26-2012
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Installed a stainless steel Flowmaster 2 1/4" resonator & 50 series deltaflow with a Magnaflow tailpipe
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Old 02-28-2012
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loaded it up with plywood, luhon for leveling the floor, insulation for the walls and vairious other things i needed for my new house im having a carpenter friend do repairs and updates on so he didnt need to leave the house to get them
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Old 02-28-2012
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pulled the rear driveshaft to grease the slip-yoke. was in good shape. did discover that the rearmost u-joint is going bad, "notchy" when you pivot it either way. rollers must be groved into the cross. guess i'll replace all 3. only $11 each, just wish it was a 30 min repair, dont have a press. its "hammer-time"!
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Old 02-28-2012
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Super bright reverse lights. Perhaps to bright. Na.... Off roading at night in the desert = a need for light.

Right new, left old.



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