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Old 08-27-2015
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Interesting. I never noticed that before.
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Old 08-27-2015
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And for the record, the 01-03 shroud does not fit inside the 04+ header panel. I tried but it doesn't line up.
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I wish I would have seen your for sale ad sooner. I've been waiting for a Level 2 shifter to go up for sale
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There's a brand new one on ebay for $236 with no ****!
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Old 09-29-2015
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Flares are back on.




I also repainted the mirror caps.

I have a laundry list of things that I need to fix before the next Ranger meet at the beginning of November.

I also almost blew the truck up yesterday. One of my heater hoses that runs to the PCV valve came off (I just replaced the hoses a couple of months ago) and proceeded to dump coolant all over my motor as I'm going 65 down a major highway. Thought I blew a head gasket until I stopped and realized the smoke was coming out from the engine bay and not the exhaust. Took me a few minutes to find the source of the coolant leak. I was able to refill the radiator because I'm paranoid about losing fluids so I always keep an extra jug of everything in the truck. Paranoia pays off for once. lol. Drove the truck for 40 miles afterwards while monitoring the coolant temp with my scan tool and everything is fine.
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Old 09-29-2015
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REAL MEN USE PAINT

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Yay! Still needs moar E4 though. And 35s too.
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Old 09-29-2015
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Shaun missed a golden opportunity to do a 5.0 swap lol
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He tells me he won't do a 5.0. He wants a 4.0
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Still missed a good opportunity.
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Still missed a good opportunity.
I don't want to swap until I have everything together. lol.

As for the 5.0, I don't want to mess with tuners. I want to just be able to swap everything in and go like I did with the manual transmission swap.
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You dont HAVE to run a tuner.
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Old 09-30-2015
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You dont HAVE to run a tuner.
I do if I want to run a manual transmission, which I do. My Ranger will never have another automatic in it.
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Old 10-20-2015
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So I did this:



I went with dark gray since I didn't want anything bright this time around, and I hated the way my gloss black Fx4 decals looked, so this was in the middle. I'm happy with them.

Also did some painting:




Control arms and tie-rod ends:

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Old 10-21-2015
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No E4? Smh
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Old 10-21-2015
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Go home Dewey lol
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Old 10-21-2015
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I am home. Home is where the E4 is.
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Old 10-22-2015
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I am home. Home is where the E4 is.
Homo

Edge decal looks good Shaun.
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Old 11-23-2015
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Put on some color matched door handles. Looks much better in my opinion.



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Old 11-23-2015
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Looks gewd. When did you paint the torsion key brackets?
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Old 11-23-2015
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Last week or the week before. My engine cross member is color matched as well.
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Old 11-24-2015
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Oh okay. It's looks pretty good
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Old 11-24-2015
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I really need Edge flares
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Old 11-24-2015
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I really need Edge flares
You do. It's so hard to find a decent set though.
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Old 12-12-2015
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Love the HIDs, fordzilla. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get yours? And did they come with that little retainer that forces the light to reflect off the housing or no? Awesome truck!
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Old 12-12-2015
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Much better with the flares. Edge decals kick ***. I need to get my orange ones off, where did you get those? Like the painted stuff, yay! and the door handles look much better. Think that catches me up.
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