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Old 04-19-2012
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Well i did it yesterday but that still counts right?
I removed the intake snorkel trumpet thingy, didn't make near the difference i was expecting, i did that mod on my old car and it made a world of difference, but here its only noticeable when you're going over 100 and punch it, it actually does something other than make noise(mind you this is on a 2.3)
Also i unbolted my exhaust from the cat back to sound test for my exhaust cutout, its different than i was expecting, but still sounds great.
I also cleaned her and did the throttle cable mod(Well worth doing)
I will probably have some nice clean pics by the end of the day.
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What seats are those?
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did a test fit

They seats look great, like the shape of the new seats compared to the squared off OEM high backs.
Keep them and the center console, do your usual install quality and it will look great.
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Well i did it yesterday but that still counts right?
I removed the intake snorkel trumpet thingy, didn't make near the difference i was expecting, i did that mod on my old car and it made a world of difference, but here its only noticeable when you're going over 100 and punch it, it actually does something other than make noise(mind you this is on a 2.3).

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but here its only noticeable when you're going over 100 and punch it
Jesus! How fast do you usually drive in a Ranger? lol

P.S. why would it matter the actual mph your going? Wouldn't the sound be due to the rpm? So say your going 50mph and punch it in the same rpm range as when your going 100. Wouldn't it sound the same?
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Washed it after washing the 150, felt guilty I guess... Still looks good just needs a claybar and some wax...maybe this weekend...
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drove it. kinda knocked some of the dry mud off it lol.
sposed to be warm next week so ill wash it good then.
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I painted the frame this morning.

Danger Ranger spring hangers, shackles and shock mounts... and frame clean up

This thread covers what I did to mine over the past couple weeks. Still not done with it yet, the front leaf spring hangers need to be removed yet... as well as bolting the rear hangers onto the frame and bolt the new shock mounts on. I put it into the suspension tech area since the main reason I tore the bed off is to put new shackles and leaf spring hangers on, along with the shocks and shock mounts.

I decided to postpone the Chevy leaf spring swap, since I am already at the most I want to spend on the truck, for a while at least. Plus I will be coating the bolts with antiseize, and lots of it, which will make future removal a piece of cake compared to dealing with 16 year old rust belt tortured factory installed bolts. Antiseize is one of the best things to ever be made for us folks in the rust belt. It's a real time saver and headache preventer, for sure.


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Installed some 06+ mirrors.
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Installed some 06+ mirrors.
How do you like the mirrors? Is it worth the $$?
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How do you like the mirrors? Is it worth the $$?
Loving them so far, taking some time getting use to how much more I can see out of them now. No more blind spots that's for sure. Def worth the money. I only paid $90 shipped to my door off of ebay.
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Jesus! How fast do you usually drive in a Ranger? lol

P.S. why would it matter the actual mph your going? Wouldn't the sound be due to the rpm? So say your going 50mph and punch it in the same rpm range as when your going 100. Wouldn't it sound the same?
I meant that you dont notice the sound of it, but when you're going highway speeds and floor it the truck it's being choked and starved of air, so that suffocating sound is gone lol.

There is a noise difference with different gears and rpm and speeds, a dramatized example of this is when you are in first and running at 2000 rpm and you punch it you'll hear a solid "roar" I'll call it, but if you do the same in fifth you'll hear more of a droning bellow.

P.S I was using kph not mph lol.
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I have tried to post pics, but always get to big or invaled pic. Not smart enought to figure out how to change them ha ha.
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I meant that you dont notice the sound of it, but when you're going highway speeds and floor it the truck it's being choked and starved of air, so that suffocating sound is gone lol.

There is a noise difference with different gears and rpm and speeds, a dramatized example of this is when you are in first and running at 2000 rpm and you punch it you'll hear a solid "roar" I'll call it, but if you do the same in fifth you'll hear more of a droning bellow.

P.S I was using kph not mph lol.
Ahh I get where your coming from. and yea kph vs mph is a huge difference. haha
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Old 04-21-2012
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Cani put 2009 STOCK LANCER GTS WHEELS on my 1999 ranger?
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Cani put 2009 STOCK LANCER GTS WHEELS on my 1999 ranger?
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did this over the weekend :)


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Loaned my ranger to my father in law for a week or so while I'm in Daytona, because for some reason he wanted to use it - no idea.
I give him the list of known issues it has like the a/c taking 20 miles or so before it kicks on and to check the radiator and oil before he drives it. And that I need to rebalance the tires.

The wife gets an email last night that he drove it over 200 miles and was bitching to her about the a/c wouldn't turn on at all and its unbearable, the power mirrors wouldn't adjust, and didn' t like how it rode.

I don't know the last time I had to adjust a mirror since I'm the only one that drives it so oops, but I guess I should have left post it notes on the steering wheel for him about everything else...

And I know damn well he was smoking in it, I don't even have to be there to know ...

I had contemplated giving him the truck awhile back, guess it's not worth the headaches.


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Loaned my ranger to my father in law for a week or so while I'm in Daytona, because for some reason he wanted to use it - no idea.
I give him the list of known issues it has like the a/c taking 20 miles or so before it kicks on and to check the radiator and oil before he drives it. And that I need to rebalance the tires.

The wife gets an email last night that he drove it over 200 miles and was bitching to her about the a/c wouldn't turn on at all and its unbearable, the power mirrors wouldn't adjust, and didn' t like how it rode.

I don't know the last time I had to adjust a mirror since I'm the only one that drives it so oops, but I guess I should have left post it notes on the steering wheel for him about everything else...

And I know damn well he was smoking in it, I don't even have to be there to know ...

I had contemplated giving him the truck awhile back, guess it's not worth the headaches.
He shouldn't be bitching if hes driving it for free...
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Put a battery in it and started it up... white smoke from exhaust, idled rough as hell... Guess the 5.0 swap is happening when the rebuild starts
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Loaned my ranger to my father in law for a week or so while I'm in Daytona, because for some reason he wanted to use it - no idea.
I give him the list of known issues it has like the a/c taking 20 miles or so before it kicks on and to check the radiator and oil before he drives it. And that I need to rebalance the tires.

The wife gets an email last night that he drove it over 200 miles and was bitching to her about the a/c wouldn't turn on at all and its unbearable, the power mirrors wouldn't adjust, and didn' t like how it rode.

I don't know the last time I had to adjust a mirror since I'm the only one that drives it so oops, but I guess I should have left post it notes on the steering wheel for him about everything else...

And I know damn well he was smoking in it, I don't even have to be there to know ...

I had contemplated giving him the truck awhile back, guess it's not worth the headaches.
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He shouldn't be bitching if hes driving it for free...
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P.S. Why is he bitching about the a/c? if it's hot enough to turn it on why doesn't he just role the window down??? Oh and the smoking in the truck would **** me off.
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[IMG]c\users\Donna\pictures\gary pic 2.bmp[/IMG]Haven't you leanred that people who get free stuff bitch the most! And you know he smokes so why bitch about that? Finished the new rad job last friday was doing great running 190 all the time till yesterday! Must have been playing to hard and broke a motor mount but put the crank pully into the new rad, now it has to be replaced again! Oh well thats what happens when you act stupid, but it is great to hear those 33's scream!!

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