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4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

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Thanks, Update is... I purchased some jack stands today to make the install "safer" And I will finish it up Monday, then probably wash the truck and take some good pics, cuz cell phone pics don't really cut it, and i desperately need to degrease the engine bay ! (those last pics are just embarrassing) Ps: safety police need not read....... today i hit 100mph in the truck ! a new record ! ya ! it was up hill to and not really trying that hard.
fun eh? :-) And yes, I can suggest purchasing at least 2 jacks, and getting several 2x4's or 4x4's cut up into foot long lengths to place next to the jacks in-case a jack gets knocked out.. sort of a double protection, and teh wood will keep it from dropping too far if your under it.. gives you peace of mind :-).

I loved it after I got most of my mods done through the engine.. I plan on an underpulley, but will probably replace my timing belt before I get that part done.
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very nice.....looks good wish i could afford to put headers on my truck
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Done !


Well i finally finished the install up today, the pas side, took me around six straight hours just for that one side ! but it was easy-er than the drivers side. Part of the reason it took so long is i did it by myself and used Minor hand tools + im not very fast .... and oh ya it was a kinda hard!
But good news is it seems faster . Cant wait for a few more mpg ! haha.

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Iron Man Fighten off tail gaters ! and i promis i do live in Ca , but i used to kick it in Eugen OR, Then Hawaii befor that !
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Lookin good.. did you run into the no-bolt-fitting issue on the passengers side too? I think it was on the far left side, one of those.. my whole was a good half inch off, but truck is runnin jus tfine without it on, as long as I keep the bolts torqued down properly it hasnt done anythign since I put them in :-)

Next up, you need a 3" bodylift.. it would have made life for us SOO much easier installing the headers, I gawk at how much room I have now.. I put a jack up under the suspension and crank up the body till the tire is just hanging off the ground, prop it up, and I can fit my entire upper body very comfortably into the wheel well inside my 33's and the engine there
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everything fit well, but i had to remove All of those dumb studs by threading on two of the 13mm bolts then cranking the top bolt for "traction" on the stud, that was a pain ! i don't know why the just did not use regular bolts (ford that is) .
And next is def wheels I hate three spokes lol !
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Looks great John.

See I reused the studs, rather as many of them that stayed in then used bolts on the others.
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I cheated on pulling them out

I tightened the origional nut all the way down to the block with a standard wrench, then put a second nut on all the way into it.. so there are 2 of the header nuts on the bolt tightened real tight with each otehr..

Then I grabbed a couple wrenchs, and put one of them on the first nut i put in, hooked it up with a second wrench to give me a small breaker bar style action and popped the nut loose, then I backed it all out, tightened a drill-head around the bolt and reversed it till it popped out.. first one took me about 10 mintues to do, then every other one after that only took about a minute per to set up and pull out.
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Looks good, how the **** do you have body coloured bumpers, flares and grill tho?!!!! i am jealous of that as well!! Looks great!

Tbars cranked or is that stock height all around?
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Hehehe I love my color matched body ! I think Mazda/ford got cheaper as time went on.... but hell you have 100x better gauges than me ! and i did crank the bars a bit probably only 1.5
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