Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr
Welcome from Townsend, MA. You guys got some nice trails over there in Ashburnham/Winchendon. Im out there pretty often.
Awesome! My buddy (who also has a ranger) and I are planning on going out on some trails soon.
Also I changed the u-joints last night. It was only a pain because of the bugs attacking me as I was trying to do it.
But while I was under there, it was confirmed that it is lifted a bit. Has some pucks under the leaf springs and the shackles appear to be larger. Also the front springs are bigger than my friends ranger. Bilstein shocks in the front and back too. Trick Flow diff cover, not sure if anything was replaced inside though.
Still getting a slight shudder down low, seems the motor skips a bit when loaded down low which makes the engine shake a bit. Maybe I need a new motor mount? I know I need to replace the plugs, was going to do that this weekend when I change the valve cover gaskets.
Also need to get the exhaust rehung as its tied up with a coat hanger basically and rests on the frame and the spare tire bracket in the back.
So another big thing was it doesn't like the cold start. Starts and runs fine after a few attempts. Is that the Idle Air Control valve?