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Old 07-27-2012
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Became the rescue ranger last night. Parents went camping and stalled at the top of a hill about an hour out of town, took off work early to show up there as the hero with the AAA card.
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Old 07-27-2012
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Rotated tires, inflated, refueled, acetoned-sanded-and brakeleened the rotors and drums, brake bleed, oil change, steering fluid flush and fill, new TB gasket and IAC paper gasket.
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Old 07-30-2012
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Rolled over to 258K!
Items replaced through it's life since off the new lot:

Clutch/Brake bracket
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Air Filters
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Tires three times
Rear U Joint
Battery
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All else is still Original, including water pump, timing set, alternator, rear brakes and clutch.
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Old 07-30-2012
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Yesterday I took out my Polkdb coaxials and installed a pair of Infinity Kappa 682.9 coaxials.The Kappa's sound a little "richer" but not quite as loud as the db's with the 2x60w Boston amp.I still need to do a little fine tuning though.The Boston amps have the Q-tune feature which I've never taken the time to utilize.I think I'm gonna put the db's along with the Boston amp in the rear deck of my car and buy a 2x100 watt for the Kappa's in the Ranger.

Today after work I visited the local pull-a-part salvage yard trying to find a front signal lamp socket for my car.What a rip off.It cost $2 just to look and everything was basically just a stripped cab.On top of that after I entered I saw a sign that said the minimum price for any part was $35.I did see a set of white face guages and a couple OHC's for a Ranger/Explorer.I was hoping to find a set of bucket seats from an Explorer but no dice.


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Old 07-30-2012
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attempted to install my camburg 2.5" lift, failed miserably, and was rewarded with a random dead battery

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Old 07-31-2012
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Dead battery in the middle of the road? lol
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Old 07-31-2012
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naw dead battery up on his driveway, but there was no room for him to get up there side by side so we coasted it down. I couldnt get closer to the curb because he was parked there, but the cables were to short and our batteries are on opposite ends so he had to pull out and jump it in the street. It was a long failure ridden day.....
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Old 07-31-2012
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naw dead battery up on his driveway, but there was no room for him to get up there side by side so we coasted it down. I couldnt get closer to the curb because he was parked there, but the cables were to short and our batteries are on opposite ends so he had to pull out and jump it in the street. It was a long failure ridden day.....
Sure sounds like it.
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Old 07-31-2012
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I started cutting my rear hitch so i can raise it up after the body lift.
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Old 08-01-2012
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I gave in to peer pressure and did a clay bar on the truck then put a coat on Nu Finish on. Look good if you ask me!


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Old 08-02-2012
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Looks good!
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Old 08-02-2012
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its just sitting there...dug it outta storage shed...need to shave off a quarter inch from both ends and make a plan for mounting it in a strong manner!! Oh, it would mount a bit higher plus herculined and other ****

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Old 08-02-2012
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Today I have made up my mind and within a few months I'm gonna trade it in for a 2008+ Ranger. There's just to many damn problems with this thing and I've just gotten sick of dumping all my money on repairs. So over the next couple months I need to, take my body lift off and find a cheap set of wheels and tires to put on it, pull my amps and sound system out, install explorer hubs and cvs so that it will have 4x4 again, replace a few pieces on the interior and take it over to my dads place and throw a quick cheap paint job on the truck.


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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
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Old 08-02-2012
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Today I have made up my mind and within a few months I'm gonna trade it in for a 2008+ Ranger. There's just to many damn problems with this thing and I've just gotten sick of dumping all my money on repairs. So over the next couple months I need to, take my body lift off and find a cheap set of wheels and tires to put on it, pull my amps and sound system out, install explorer hubs and cvs so that it will have 4x4 again, replace a few pieces on the interior and take it over to my dads place and throw a quick cheap paint job on the truck.
I wouldn't worry about the 4x4. I doubt they will even check it. When they ask if everything works just say to the best of your knowledge it does. It won't help your trade in value at all.
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Old 08-06-2012
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I'm new here, but I pulled a 5 small dents and went junking
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Old 08-07-2012
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Drove to work. Emptied the gas tank a little...
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Old 08-11-2012
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cut the resonator out and straight piped it and its quite a bit louder now
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Old 08-11-2012
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Finally installed my J.D. Traction bars. Went good except for the on and off raining all day. Had to stop several times to run indoors outta the down pour.
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Old 08-11-2012
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Neglected it for another day. The Focus has been getting all of my attention lately; I just installed a Magnaflow cat-back on it this afternoon after work.
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Old 08-11-2012
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Found out I have a hub in the beginning stages of starting to go. It'll need a new one around fall, probably the same time i do brakes and Rotors/Drums all the way around.
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Old 08-12-2012
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Brakes Front & Rear.
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Old 08-13-2012
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I pulled mine out of the woods after letting it sit and rot for over four years...lol.
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Old 08-13-2012
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finished my light bar and put 4 hellas on it.
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Old 08-13-2012
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Put on 06+ mirrors!


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finished my light bar and put 4 hellas on it.
Get KC Hilites you stupid ----. Tell them "Zach sent ya" for a discount.
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