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Old 08-21-2015
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Replaced the serpentine belt idler pulley and replaced the fuel filter. I then drove it and hypnotized myself into believing it ran better after the filter replacement.
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Old 08-21-2015
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Replaced the serpentine belt idler pulley and replaced the fuel filter. I then drove it and hypnotized myself into believing it ran better after the filter replacement.
Great comment You should have experienced how smooth my truck ran after I spent $300 to have the tranny flushed and cleaned (instead of the rebuild that it actually needs). I'm good at hypnotizing myself.....
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Old 08-27-2015
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Just placed my order for a Bedrug from Truck Bed Mats|4WheelOnline. I got a cap for cheap last month so I decided to buy a rug for the truck bed.
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Old 09-05-2015
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Had Ford replace my alternator because I didn't have time, and didn't think they'd f*** my too hard on price. Boy was I wrong...
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Old 09-16-2015
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Road Trip

Made a run north on I-25 to Cheyenne this morning [a little visit to the VA hospital there]. Total of 138 miles round trip.

Average 23.48 MPH.

How sweet is that.
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Old 09-19-2015
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Changed the oil. Rolled 200k miles on Thursday. Expect atleast 100k more.

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i replaced the alternator and battery on my 01'. i also put in my hurst thandle shifter.
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Old 09-20-2015
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I had some noise coming from the left wheel, so repacked and retorqued the front end bearings. Cleared up some of the noise.

While I had the truck up in the air, went ahead and did a T Bar Crank to try and level the truck up.


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Old 09-21-2015
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my bed rusted and now i have a floppy bed with only 5 bolts holding it in place.Looks like i gotta start the fun soon....Stupid truck.
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Old 10-04-2015
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Changed out stock corner lights for clear corners, got windows tinted, sprayed the fenders black, added 32's and steel wheels.

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Old 10-09-2015
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Sorry to hear about your ordeal at a stealership. They charge $100/hr no matter what, to change a tranny ECM or check Motorcraft air in the tires! Best to find a local garage that fixes everything for routine repairs like this.
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Old 10-09-2015
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Hey Bren, that's why they call rust a 4 letter word. I'm workin on my '94 4x4 right now, making 1 frame out of 3 rusty ones. Up heah in Maine anything made of steel rusts out all the time, the inspection people put your ride on the lift and check real close. Anything rusted through fails you, I've seen rusted cars literally break in half. There is no cure, either buy a new one or fix what you've got. I just bought this '94 for $200, solid body bad frame wouldn't pass the previous owner gave up.
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Old 10-13-2015
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I was wondering if anyone knows the fox remote res shock part number for 2001 ranger if i install the deaver leaf springs (7 leaf pack) and ill be flipping the rear shackle bracket to keep the truck at stock height.
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Old 10-19-2015
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Icon10 push button starter

Installed a push button start as I was tired of twisting the key which was getting hard to do. Love it, reminds me of past fords from back in the day.
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Old 10-30-2015
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Changed the oil last night.

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Old 11-04-2015
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aFe F2-03012 Full Metal Power Pro Dry S Stage-2 Air Intake System

I installed an aFe F2-03012 Full Metal Power Pro Dry S Stage-2 Air Intake System (2.3L) , and now I have a CEL, I think I may have gotten the MAF sensor dirty or I need to pull the battery cable and let the system reset to the new air flow. It looks good, easy to install. I have an Air Raid system on my Jeep Wrangler JK and I love the sound, almost like a 4 barrel carb kicking in from back in the day. Anyway, I just got my new 2009 Ranger with only 41k miles. Have lots of plans to fix it up. I do that on everything, window tint tomorrow and new American Racing black wheels and new tires next week. I really like the Ranger Forums, you guys are great ! Sammy B

Update: I picked up some MAF cleaner, disconnected the battery, cleaned everything, let it dry overnight, this morning when I drove to work the CEL was gone. I went to drop it off a little while ago for the window tint and the CEL was back on. I am going to pull the COI off and clean everything again. I would hate to have to remove the COI, I paid a pretty good penny for it.

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Old 11-05-2015
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Changed out al 4 shocks with Rancho 5000 series, rides a whole lot better. Installed a new plug wire set and washed up the rig.
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Old 11-06-2015
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Picked up from paint shop. Stared at coolant leak (thermostat housing). Dropped off to mechanic.
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Old 11-17-2015
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Did a lot this weekend.

Added OEM 2" lift blocks to my rear, with new shocks. Installed a keyless entry and door actuators. *Which is freaking awesome!

But the pictures I have now are for the headlight switch. I modified the stock **** and put an LED in it. Matches the HVAC ***** perfectly.

Minor mod but looks good to me.

It was originally green but luckily I found a red LED throughout all my computer modding stuff.



-Nigel
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Old 11-17-2015
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Took the bed off.



Because of this





I've got both sides off. The frame & spare tire carrier have been wire brushed and coated with rust coverter. I'm going to paint it all then re-assemble Thursday. It's raining here today so she's sitting all covered up waiting for me to finish.

I hate not having my truck!!!!
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Old 11-19-2015
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Pics of the spindle lift with lift shackles and rear blocks.

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Old 11-26-2015
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Repainted my brake calipers. Next I will plastidip the rear bumper.
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Old 11-26-2015
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Cleaned some dirty floor mats! =)
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Old 11-26-2015
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New shocks and sway bar end links also a oil change
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Old 11-26-2015
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Originally Posted by NewShockerGuy View Post
Did a lot this weekend.

Added OEM 2" lift blocks to my rear, with new shocks. Installed a keyless entry and door actuators. *Which is freaking awesome!

But the pictures I have now are for the headlight switch. I modified the stock **** and put an LED in it. Matches the HVAC ***** perfectly.

Minor mod but looks good to me.

It was originally green but luckily I found a red LED throughout all my computer modding stuff.



-Nigel
Very cool idea with the **** it looks factory.
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