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Old 07-05-2012
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Looks awesome Eric. How difficult was it /10?
The bed was pretty easy. But the cab was a b***h some bolts wouldn't come out and some had trouble going in after the spacer blocks. I'd prob give it a 7-8 outta 10 for difficulty
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I might have one for you...don't know if I have one that'll fit a ranger though..
Any idea how to check? Do u know the part number?
thanks but it was a poke at alex. he knows its all in fun though.
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thanks but it was a poke at alex. he knows its all in fun though.
Yea. I was supposed to bring one with me to SL.
But i forgot.
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Replaced the cheap Monroe-Matics I put in a weak ago (front) with a pair of Monroe Sensatracs. Now the front end doesn't bounce more than once on big bumps. Next: do I paint the faded hood and cab roof?
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After 2 years of fighting the clips that hold the headlights in, I was finally able to get them out. So I was finally abke to give the headlights a good sanding and put like 5 heavy coats of clear coat on them. They look brand new now. No more yellow headlights.

Also was finally able to get the lower brackets installed for the radiator. After doing the body lift I couldn't get them to line up at all. But after 5 months of driving around, I finally decided to give it another shot. So after a lot of fighting, banging, prying and a lot of "unpleasant" words were said I finally got them on. Seems like the brackets were just a little to wide and caused the bolts holes from lining up.


2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
1998 Mazda B-FORD-K: 4.0L | Auto | 4x4 | 244,000 miles
3" Body Lift | 33x12.50R15 Goodyear Duratracs | 31 Spline 8.8 Limited Slip | 4.10's
Super Lift | Coil Overs | Explorer Springs | 2" Shackle
FX4 Lvl 2 Seats | Explorer OHC | Full Length Center Console
C4x4 Front Bumper | 2006 Ranger Conversion | 15% Tint Over Factory
Recon 10.5K Winch | Headache Rack | Cobra CB | TG Rock Sliders | 200 Amp Alt
Parted Out


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Old 07-06-2012
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Wednesday I had my single 2.5" Flowmaster muffler installed. I had the 2" pipe behind the last cat eliminated. Went with 2.5" from the last cat back and put a turn down on the muffler. Pretty loud. Used a same side in / same side out muffler and stood it up on it's side rather than laying it flat. Install looked real good. No pics of the install yet.
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Dicked around with it to see if I can figure out why it won't start... I think it's the crankshaft position sensor but want to test it before spending any more money on it.
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Drove it to work then drove it home. Story of my life lately. ha ha
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went to the fair, found a wet spot near the animal barns to get a little mud on the tires. towed home a dead nissan sentra (3 miles) and made $20.
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Wellllll, I finally did it. After driving great for 3.5 years with a license and surviving the "teen driving" stuff, I had a collision today. I'm at fault, lady in front of me stopped wayyyy to fast at a YELLOW light, I couldn't stop in time. Not much apparent damage to my truck, other than a fog light bulb coming out and a plastic piece knocked out of shape....I'm waiting to hear from the Insurance Adjuster to contact me to schedule a shop inspection.

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2002 Sonic Blue Ranger Edge 4.0 SOHC 4x4 5-speed standard 4.10 gears Mods:Hurst shifter, PA 3" BL, toolbox, custom 2.5"catback with Flowmaster 40 series,CB radio with 5'firestik on bedrail,and a Stig air freshener
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Sold it!
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Did my power window/power mirror swap. What a freaking task
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Charged my air. Ice cold now (: im one happy camper
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Stared at it thru the window, went and turned down the thermostat, grabbed a beer and turned on the tv. Was 106 degrees outside here today and I am a 75 degree kinda guy.
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Old 07-08-2012
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moved my 2in wheel spacers to the back and put some 1.5in ones on the front. came out almost even.
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lol at body lift being difficult.




I changed my oil, air filter, and rotated the tires.
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Old 07-08-2012
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lol at body lift being difficult.




I changed my oil, air filter, and rotated the tires.
Are they not difficult? I would imagine the bed being easy. But the Cab, I would think would have it stress points. Then again I have never done one and don't know the full ins and out of what it takes.
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Are they not difficult? I would imagine the bed being easy. But the Cab, I would think would have it stress points. Then again I have never done one and don't know the full ins and out of what it takes.
i did my alone in 11 hours, its easy lol
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i did my alone in 11 hours, its easy lol
ONLY 11 hours. lol.

I looked at it. Was going to take the bumper off of it real quick to get some measurements for a front hitch.
But i can't find my 18 mm Deep well socket.
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this project is gonna take much longer..especially with the nonstop "on-off" rain we've been having.



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^^POR15? Looks great man!

Today...Swapped out the hubs!
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Old 07-14-2012
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that's one good looking under carriage haha, yea i'm also curious as to what kind of paint that is b/c i just put a body lift on and it's a prime time to paint the frame. Looks good.
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Well... since this is my first post in this thread I'll post what I've done so far, plus what I've done today!

Let's see...

1. Sprayed the front valence, bumper, and grill black (last year)
2. Sprayed all the door panels, most of the dash, and the back carpet black (last year)
3. New rubber floor mats (last year)
4. New Indy 500 Firehawk Tires (last year)
5. New fuel pump (old one died :(... )
6. 60/40 to 40/40 seat mod
7. Installed all new pioneer door and back speakers
8. Built a sub box for a flat pioneer sub (regular cab, no real choice but sounds awesome)
9. Installed infinity 5 way amp
7. Sony xplod bluetooth/usb headunit
10. New Bosch Alternator (oem one completely died, not really an upgrade but a necessity)
11. New Battery (again, more of a necessity since it wouldn't charge)
12. New Clear Eurostyle headlamps
13. Removed cold air intake muffler
14. (Today) Installed K&N Air Filter
15. (Today) Recharged A/C (had I known it'd be that easy I would've done it last year)

Total: Way too much money, but totally worth it. A nice runner that now gets 26+ mpg.

Next upgrades...

Probably a new muffler next (suggestions?)
Maybe a high flow cat (or straight pipe it)
Plasti-dip the rims (still considering)

Any other suggestions?
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Today I replaced the intake O-rings, replaced plugs and wires, and washed my truck. On a side note, i did roll over to 200,000 miles a few weeks ago.
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Cleaned out the evap vent valve as it was full of dirt causing the fuel tank to suck in when the truck was running and also wouldn't let me put any gas into it as it wouldn't vent properly!
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