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Offroading my fx4 offroad

Ok, so I've had my 06 for about a year now. It just rolled over to 100000kms and i still haven't really taken it out to play or get it muddy. So sure enough, mudfest is coming. Im not so into running the extream deep bogs or anything, but i would like to go play on some of the trails and rock, and tester out in the mud. I have a few worries tho. It is the FX4 level 2 model and I like that it runs good skid plates, has the limited slip and the bilstien shocks, but one thing i havent heard much about from ford is how the abs and stuff holds up in some mud and water. The diffs tranny and transfercase are all vented so I'm not to worried about them, ill check them out after for a milkshake. Im not gunna be running it in any deep water so I'm sure a snorkel isn't really important. Is there anything else on rangers that i should be looking at doing before i take her out for alittle play? Thanks for any advice
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never had a problem with my ranger goin off road i've had water come over the hood goin into a creek before, so youre be fine goin thru small stuff
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cool thanks
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dude this site it all about off roading half the people on here off road there stock trucks
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ya but that doesnt mean no one has had any problems sence they have been running there stock trucks, thats why i asked people on this site. Thank you for the reply tho
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dude this site it all about off roading half the people on here off road there stock trucks
ha yep, or there 2wd's.

just dont go out side of your comfort zone scince its your first time out in the truck. just make sure when your done to clean the underside more than the body. thats were issues can spring up. not to mention having a mud hole in the driveway
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ha yep, or there 2wd's
Hellz yea, lol.


My only advise is to make sure there is nothing hiding under the mud that could get you. I lost my driveshaft a couple weeks ago due to a underlying stump :(
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lol thanks everyone, ya i've been offroading in my old toyota, im just not fimaliar with all the electronics in my ranger, i was just worried how well the stuff was sealed and would hold up, thanks for all your replys tho, this gives me confidence lol
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lol man, I went off roading in my 99' 2wd all the time :P
i'd get stuck, but i'd still go!

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lol ya, i didnt think id really have any problems, but my dads been b*tching, "oh if you take that thing in the mud your gunna destroy it, think of well all that muds gunna get in and how much it could mess up". Really the whole purpose of buying the FX4 was so i could be able to take it out and run some mud and trails and use it for what it says on the side, offroad. I still have the BFG a/ts it came with, how well do they work. Any i run them at 35, do they work well at alittle bit lower pressure?
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lol ya, i didnt think id really have any problems, but my dads been b*tching, "oh if you take that thing in the mud your gunna destroy it, think of well all that muds gunna get in and how much it could mess up". Really the whole purpose of buying the FX4 was so i could be able to take it out and run some mud and trails and use it for what it says on the side, offroad. I still have the BFG a/ts it came with, how well do they work. Any i run them at 35, do they work well at alittle bit lower pressure?
the AT's are a great tire but they dont do too well in the mud. running a lower psi will help in the softer sand and dirt but im not sure how that would help you in the mud.
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lol alrighty well i guess if i get stuck then ill get to test out the tow hooks on the front too haha
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i love level 2 rangers...

where abouts in ontario are you?
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i love level 2 rangers...

where abouts in ontario are you?
Im down near Brantford
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go wheeling and take some pics and make everyone happy lol
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lol oh i will now, im super excited, maybe ill get alittle of all the trucks at mudfest and make an album of the carnage
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lol oh i will now, im super excited, maybe ill get alittle of all the trucks at mudfest and make an album of the carnage
Are you going to the gofer dunes mudfest? That places kicks ***! The big mudpits will eat your truck alive though. If you go stick to their trails
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ive been with a sidekick before and the bogs were nothing there, that was 2 years ago, there new ownership tho, and i havent been sence they changed the layout, are they really that bad now, i was just gunna hit a few of there bogs still, but the trails rocks and mogols were my biggest interest. are you going next weekend? i was hoping to take my toyota again this year but cant find a trailer for her tho
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I wish I could go. I'm working. I went last year in my buddies jeep with 4" suspension, 3" body lift on 37" tires and we were in mud up to our chests when we got stuck. The water was about an inch lower than his cd player inside the jeep.
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really, wow, i used to love taking my yoda, there was guys with 44s stuck and i was just running around them lol, i guess alot has changed since ive been there, lol i cant wait, the skull and cross bone trails still fun to watch stupid people who dont know how to drive get stuck in lol
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Hell ya! Last year was a blast
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well ill make sure to take lots of pics while im there and show you how it was this year, oh man im so excited lol
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never had any probs with my truck either. never been stuck, ive been through puddles up to the headlights on my truck with a K&N intake and the thing barely gets wet, its in a really good spot so not much water gets in.

overall these trucks are wicked offroad
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ya by what ive heard now it sounds like ill be pleased with its prefomance when i taker out, ill just have to watch how deep i get, i have the scilencer removed on my air box and it looks like if i go as deep as that im just gunna drown it. Wheres the computer located on these things, are the up high then too?
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so took the truck to mudfest, i didnt run any of the bogs, but the trails, rocks and moguls the truck preformed so amazing i couldn't believe it, i have pics being posted soon. The skid plates worked nice, no bends, plenty of power to get through everything, avoided some of the deep mud, but with how well this thing worked im sure i would have been even more amazed taking it through them. The mud that it did go through it worked well, the BFGs just kept pulling from start to finish, easily out preformed the cherokees and some of the sidekicks there. Saw a few other rangers but i was the only 4th gen there, Thanks everyone for all the advice, hopefully ill have the pics up as soon as i can, there are some really good pics
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