The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread - Page 161 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums General Forum Arrow General Ford Ranger Discussion

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #4001  
Old 11-25-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
I am: not ashamed of the gospel
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Vehicle: 2004
Posts: 7,110
Total Props: 26
Got pulled for expired tags.

No ticket...warning...nothing.

Officer said "Have a nice night"

I love being known to cops in my county lololol.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4002  
Old 11-26-2012
web's Avatar
web web is offline
Member
 
I am: Jeff Webber
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Vehicle: 2004 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 210
Total Props: 1
Took it to the shop and getting the Duratracs installed :).....having them look at the front pinion seal and if it's just the seal, they will install a new one along with the U-joint I provided from Moog/Precision. I can't wait to get her back today and see how she looks with the new rubbers on.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4003  
Old 11-26-2012
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
 
I am: Adam L.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Vehicle: 2007
Posts: 8,181
Total Props: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
Got pulled for expired tags.

No ticket...warning...nothing.

Officer said "Have a nice night"

I love being known to cops in my county lololol.
Lucky... lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by web View Post
Took it to the shop and getting the Duratracs installed :).....having them look at the front pinion seal and if it's just the seal, they will install a new one along with the U-joint I provided from Moog/Precision. I can't wait to get her back today and see how she looks with the new rubbers on.
Don't forget to post some pics!
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4004  
Old 11-26-2012
web's Avatar
web web is offline
Member
 
I am: Jeff Webber
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Vehicle: 2004 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 210
Total Props: 1
Here are some pictures (sorry for the night shots, but the sun set fast):












Alignment results:
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4005  
Old 11-26-2012
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
 
I am: Adam L.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Vehicle: 2007
Posts: 8,181
Total Props: 19
Looking good!
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4006  
Old 11-26-2012
timbits588's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
I am: tim m
Join Date: May 2011
Location: buffalo, ny
Vehicle: 2003 ford ranger
Posts: 273
Total Props: 2
lovin' the tires! i wanted those in 285's but most places are out of them since they discontinued that size. they look very good though!
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4007  
Old 11-26-2012
web's Avatar
web web is offline
Member
 
I am: Jeff Webber
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Vehicle: 2004 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 210
Total Props: 1
Thanks! My brother in law has 33x12.5 on his '95 Bronco and said that he would go slightly thinner next time. Lost of weight distribution on wet roads causes him to slide a lot. Nice in snow, but even he said mine would dig in a hell of a lot more. He'd destroy me in sand though. Oh well...give and take :)
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4008  
Old 11-26-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

 
I am: Mike Cleary
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 2,322
Total Props: 23
Paint that bumper!!
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4009  
Old 11-27-2012
biketheozarks's Avatar
biketheozarks
 
I am: Jeffrey Young
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northwest Arkansas
Vehicle: '06 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4
Posts: 205
Total Props: 0
Added a new toolbox. Yes, it is bolted down :).

Attached Thumbnails
The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-biketheozarks-38335-albums-jeff-s-06-ford-ranger-sport-4x4-2042-picture-tool-box-14423.jpg  
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4010  
Old 11-27-2012
web's Avatar
web web is offline
Member
 
I am: Jeff Webber
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Vehicle: 2004 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 210
Total Props: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mcleary316 View Post
Paint that bumper!!
Yeah, that's on the list. Found out that the dealer sold it to me with a generic tire shine product smeared on the bumper....hence the wavey, faded look. It was nice and clean originally, but the sun hates that oily crap.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4011  
Old 11-27-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

 
I am: Mike Cleary
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 2,322
Total Props: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by web View Post
Yeah, that's on the list. Found out that the dealer sold it to me with a generic tire shine product smeared on the bumper....hence the wavey, faded look. It was nice and clean originally, but the sun hates that oily crap.
That's what my bumper looks like it I don't keep back to black on it every few weeks. I need to paint it. Anyways nice tires :)
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4012  
Old 11-27-2012
web's Avatar
web web is offline
Member
 
I am: Jeff Webber
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Vehicle: 2004 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 210
Total Props: 1
Just ordered Raybestos camber bolts for my rig. I will hopefully get them by Friday/Saturday, put them on and get it re-aligned. Then, front brakes and rear diff fluid and cover.

Gotta get it ready for a trip to NY next month, so that should be good.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4013  
Old 11-29-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

 
I am: Mike Cleary
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 2,322
Total Props: 23
Seafoamed the brake booster lines. Nice and smokey!

Attached Thumbnails
The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-seaforam.jpg  
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4014  
Old 11-29-2012
Chris98's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
I am: Chris Murray
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thornton, CO
Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B4000
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 705
Total Props: 1
Picked up a factory front skid plate today for $20.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4015  
Old 11-30-2012
web's Avatar
web web is offline
Member
 
I am: Jeff Webber
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Vehicle: 2004 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 210
Total Props: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris98 View Post
Picked up a factory front skid plate today for $20.
Damn! Where?

I need to scavange the salvage yards for these because I want the front, transfer case and rear diff plate....maybe the gas tank too.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4016  
Old 11-30-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

 
I am: Mike Cleary
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 2,322
Total Props: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by web View Post
Damn! Where?

I need to scavange the salvage yards for these because I want the front, transfer case and rear diff plate....maybe the gas tank too.
I really want a gas tank skid.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4017  
Old 11-30-2012
Chris98's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
I am: Chris Murray
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thornton, CO
Vehicle: 1998 Mazda B4000
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 705
Total Props: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by web View Post
Damn! Where?

I need to scavange the salvage yards for these because I want the front, transfer case and rear diff plate....maybe the gas tank too.
It was at a salvage yard. Got it off a 2011 Fx4, the same one I got my hood off of. Went back yesterday originally to snag the bumper, but it was gone and long behold the skid plate was there.

The transfer case and gas tank skids are very common and shouldn't have a problem finding them. The front skid I've been looking for years and finally found it. Funny thing is I was about to buy one of Joshp7's front skids next month.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4018  
Old 11-30-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
I am: JD M
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 11,719
Total Props: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mcleary316 View Post
Seafoamed the brake booster lines. Nice and smokey!

so did you change your spark plugs after?
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4019  
Old 11-30-2012
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

 
I am: Mike Cleary
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 2,322
Total Props: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
so did you change your spark plugs after?
Not yet. Needed changing anyways.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4020  
Old 12-01-2012
web's Avatar
web web is offline
Member
 
I am: Jeff Webber
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbia, MD
Vehicle: 2004 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 210
Total Props: 1
Drain, fill, replace:




Brakes (Thermo quiet pads are AWESOME):


Camber bolts:


Funny thing that happened and scared the living crap out of me was after the brake bleed. All was normal and when the truck came back down out of the air, I put it in reverse and ......nothing. The front end torqued, but the rear was NOT moving. At first I thought the calipers were binding for some reason, Ended up taking the left rear drum off after backing the shoes in ALL the way. I hammered the drum off and readjusted the brakes and after about 20 minutes of trial and error......it worked.

Front right brake hose is leaking at the caliper because the ones I got I had to get copper washers for (they must have fallen out of the box in shipping). Apparently, the ones Salvo gave me were too big, so the seal isn't good. Oh well....it'll sit until I get to it next week.
Attached Thumbnails
The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-2012-12-01_14-55-10_746_zpse3545c63.jpg   The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-2012-12-01_14-55-06_424_zps99778ce3.jpg   The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-2012-12-01_13-30-23_0_zpsccb7fe69.jpg   The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-2012-12-01_10-21-29_687_zps60d6f3f7.jpg  


2004 Ford Ranger 4x4 XLT.....4.0 V6....4.10 rear
2" torsion key crank
235/85/16 Goodyear Duratracs
Gibson exhaust (POR20 coated)
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4021  
Old 12-02-2012
morris's Avatar
YOUS TEH SIRCH NEWB

iTrader: (5)
 
I am: morris .
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Vehicle: 2008
Drive Type: 4WD
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 7,815
Total Props: 27
I need to grab a camber bolt kit. Maybe I'll throw it on my wish list and Santa can put it in my stocking.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4022  
Old 12-02-2012
StxDangerRanger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
I am: Alex P
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Flat Rock, Mi
Vehicle: 1999 XLT off road.
Posts: 6,313
Total Props: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
I need to grab a camber bolt kit. Maybe I'll throw it on my wish list and Santa can put it in my stocking.
I know a guy at Belle Tire who can get you both sides done for $50
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4023  
Old 12-02-2012
andrew_deaton's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Andrew Deaton
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Martins Ferry, Oh
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Ranger
Posts: 336
Total Props: -4
Got my over head console today and put it in

Attached Thumbnails
The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-f1a5307a-045d-4934-af43-f3e3984458ef-359-0000003067610f1b.jpg  
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4024  
Old 12-03-2012
oldblue01's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Derek King
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Venango, PA
Vehicle: 2001 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 375
Total Props: 6
Hooked the computer to it. P0457. Since check fuel cap light was on, I fixed the fuel cap, told the computer I fixed the problem, code's gone for now. Tried to charge my dad $30 for fixing it. I figured because I'm going to a tech school to be a mechanic might as well start early. He cut me a deal and said I could drive the truck for fixing it. It worked out in the end.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
  #4025  
Old 12-03-2012
DangerRanger96's Avatar
Member
 
I am: Greg
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Thomasville, NC
Vehicle: 2003 Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 2.3
Posts: 611
Total Props: 3
put a new fire light in and getting ready for my lift
Attached Thumbnails
The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-img_2281.jpg  
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The "What do you hate about your Ranger today" thread winks General Ford Ranger Discussion 172 09-12-2016 11:07 AM
The "What do you hate today about your Ranger" thread. dcrymes99ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 32 10-08-2010 05:01 PM
"what did you do today....should be a category in the forums list dixie_boysles Ranger-Forums Office 6 05-26-2009 11:34 PM
For people with the "shorty" console.....where did you place you switches in/on it? lifted97ranger General Technical & Electrical 13 12-30-2007 11:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:22 PM.