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woops i have made a mistake fellas ><

well as most of you know i purchased a ranger

well i thought it was a 98 ranger but its a 95 ranger instead lol

anyhow i bought parts from a 97 4x4 ranger like larger rims (same as stock but not 14 inche but instead 15?) with larger tires on them and a new window for 375 dollars tires are brand new i love it :D

anyhow...lol i will take pics when i get it to my shop and the whole walkthrough of it..

but question...its ben sitting for two years..and i cant tow it...is it safe to drive it for about 3 miles to the shop for it to get all the repairs??

also i got a flowmaster exhuast for it :D first mod sweet!
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change the fluids and check the gas it might be okay as long as it has good gas and new fluids
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Been sitting for 2 years? Why mod a truck you're not even sure is safe to drive? I for one would make sure it runs before worrying about how it looks. But yea, check/change ur fluids, make sure you have brakes and all your lighting works so you don't get pulled over or not be able to stop. That's about all I can think of at the moment.
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are you getting a new Turbo Encabulator you might want to change that lol
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encabulator? wtf? lol

it runs and idles fine a bit sluggish with giving it throttle but i quess thats expected from slightly old fuel

at the shop we plan on replaceing everything and running seafoam through the system then replaceing al the spark plugs once completely.

but i was also wondering would the mods stil work fine with this engine?
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like said change all fluids and give it a good tune up and i would look at the susp and make sure that is in good working order
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alright
when i test drove it it seemed to ride alright suspension wise it wasnt feeling like it was messed up.the tire could have used more tire pressure,but thats alright

alignment was perfect...today might be the day i get it to the shop :)
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i would replace all the radiator hoses before you started driving daily.....the rubber has a tendency to dry rot and burst when you least expect it and that is not a fun situation...trust me
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the turbo encabulater is fake its on you tube watch sometime. the videos are pretty funny
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thanks for the tip 03 :)

as far as dry rotting maybe its not a good idea for the area i live in to be kinda humid ??

i was also thinking of seafoaming and since i was going to change the spark plugs anyways should i do it before i swap them out? ..or will it not have the same effect.
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Do it before you swap them out. The plugs will have a buildup on them when you run seafoam through it.
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okay well the truck is at the shop from looking at it the radiator hoses are fine,

oil needs changing and when i switch gears its kind rough? is that normal?

the left turning signal and lights just dont seem to work but headlights do only when i leave the steering column out in the middle

new tires and windsheild will be installed this week.

ill try to take pics its kinda dirty ><
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We Like Dirty Truck Pics
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haha its mainly not washed for months thank god my friend is a auto detailer =]
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quite the complaining, my truck didnt have brakes, exhaust and sat for almost three years when i took ownership. through in a battery, alternator and new belt, drove it home almost 15km (roughly 7 miles). just avoided sudden stops and worried about the rest when i got it home.

fluid check, fire and go...
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im not complaining :( just not lots of money to go around......><
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here you guys go =D what i did today

1 new oil and new radiator fluid

2 new front brake pads and the new rims and tires


3 found out i need rear wheel axle bearings (grease gets into the driver side drum brake


4 .......im sure there is something i can think of =/

let me know what you guys think as is..with no wash or.....yeah >< i really want to wash it guys!
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did you change the fluids in the turbo encabulator
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oh jeez >< still on that? of my dark blue ranger
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here it is at the end of the day at the shop ( lol i dont work here i used to but i work at a gamestop now ) ah!


now i remember number 4 a bit of seafoam!




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anyone else notice the difference in the tires :D i love it!
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70 sidewalls?
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They look pretty stock to me. I must not be looking hard enough.
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lol there stock but the ones i had before were smaller then these


Update new serpentine belt

air filter

windsheild replaced

uhmm...new lights out of all the blown ones

new rear seal

and it will be home to me in about a week :)

70 sidewalls?
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Well the truck is home and running...decent new spark plugs and coils should be in order cylinder number 3 i beileve archs its spark into one of the header bolts and causes a misfire but did a temporary for it.

Im wondering about the 4.10 gears..where can i find them and how much do they run for? the slightly bigger rims and tires sure make it sluggish
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