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  #4576  
Old 06-01-2014
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pulled the 2.5L out of it getting ready to put a 2.3 in it as soon as i get the money (2.5 blow up) and the 2.3 is cheaper
 
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Old 06-07-2014
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Built a home made transfer case skid plate

 
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Old 06-08-2014
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Went to mu local U-pull today with a buddy to pick up a tail light wiring harness for his truck. While he was pulling out his parts, I ended up spotting myself a couple of parts:

From left to right; a center console for bench seat with cup holders (I'm now at 4 front cup holder), an explorer radio bezel and an explorer overhead console.

Here is the center console installed:


Here is the overhead:


I havent yet gotton the the explorer bezel.
Does anyone know why there is a Vehicule Speed input on the overhead console. And, where is the VSS on a 2011 Ranger, with 4.0L it 5R55E automatic trans, 4x4
 
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Old 06-14-2014
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Plasti dipped the chrome trim rampage led low pro brake light Installed a bully net and watched it get drenched in rain at work
 
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Old 06-16-2014
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Originally Posted by ianyboy View Post
Went to mu local U-pull today with a buddy to pick up a tail light wiring harness for his truck. While he was pulling out his parts, I ended up spotting myself a couple of parts:

From left to right; a center console for bench seat with cup holders (I'm now at 4 front cup holder), an explorer radio bezel and an explorer overhead console.

Here is the center console installed:


Here is the overhead:


I havent yet gotton the the explorer bezel.
Does anyone know why there is a Vehicule Speed input on the overhead console. And, where is the VSS on a 2011 Ranger, with 4.0L it 5R55E automatic trans, 4x4
What's the plug adaptor for by the catch all hole ,my rig has one ,,thank you
 
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Old 06-16-2014
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Originally Posted by ianyboy View Post
Built a home made transfer case skid plate

i really like that skid plate
 
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Old 06-16-2014
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Originally Posted by 4door View Post
What's the plug adaptor for by the catch all hole ,my rig has one ,,thank you
I fail to see what adaptor you are talking about. Is it the plug to the right of the ESP button? If so, thats a 3.5mm Aux In plug
 
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Old 06-16-2014
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Originally Posted by 1998 ford ranger 5speed View Post
i really like that skid plate
Thanks man! Went wheeling a couple of times since the install, hit it hard once, and it is still straight :D
 
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Old 06-16-2014
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Originally Posted by ianyboy View Post
Thanks man! Went wheeling a couple of times since the install, hit it hard once, and it is still straight :D
yeah it looks thick i wish my ranger was 4x4 but they didnt make many 4 cylinder 4x4 and the ones they did make cost alot to buy
 
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Old 06-16-2014
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Its 3/16'' thick steel so its pretty hardcore compared to the OEM skid plate which is less than 1/8th

Also for your truck, I would not like to see gas milage on a 4cyl 4x4, must be atrocious
 
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Old 06-18-2014
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finished this a week ago. custom shelf to mount the sub box.
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Old 06-19-2014
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Originally Posted by ianyboy View Post
Its 3/16'' thick steel so its pretty hardcore compared to the OEM skid plate which is less than 1/8th

Also for your truck, I would not like to see gas milage on a 4cyl 4x4, must be atrocious
my boss as a ranger 4cylinder 5 speed 4x4 he gets 25-28 mpg i get 28-33 with my 2wd
 
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Old 06-20-2014
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Rear drum brakes having be squeaking like crazy, so I took them off and gave them a nice spray down with some break cleaner. Seems to be a little better, but they will probably have to be serviced soon and greased up.
 
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Old 06-22-2014
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last night me and my buddy went to go pick up a 96 dodge ram 4x4 v8 8" lift with 35" tires pulled it with my 2.3 5 speed ranger went around a curve the streeing wheel locked on the ram went into a dich and flipped on it side we used my truck to flip it back over(the dodge had a bad tranny btw)file:///C:/Users/jake/Desktop/10494834_761970560521168_1827314945037740420_n.jpg
 
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Old 06-22-2014
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Installed new 06+ corners. They look so much better than the all amber ones! Name:  CBB73DC4-2825-4E97-BEF5-F12853290303_zpskahmx6v7.jpg
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Friday night I finished wiring for the 7-pin trailer connection and my electric brake controller. Saturday I took the mini tractor and 24' trailer across town. What a difference between having trailer brakes and none.

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Old 07-02-2014
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sanded and repainted my running boards with semi gloss rustoleum.

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Old 07-06-2014
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Did the fuel filter on my 04 today.. man! was that thing dirty. It looked like coffee in there instead of gas, nasty.

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Old 07-26-2014
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Originally Posted by 99DangerRanger View Post
Installed new 06+ corners. They look so much better than the all amber ones!
Looks sick! I have been searching the internet for a pair of 06+ but can't find anything cheap enough. My local junk yards don't let you pull and the only one that does is 45 minutes away.
 
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Changed the oil/filter in the Ranger at 290k miles. New spark plugs and wires, those where bad. Runs like she just rolled off the plant assembly line.
 
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Looks sick! I have been searching the internet for a pair of 06+ but can't find anything cheap enough. My local junk yards don't let you pull and the only one that does is 45 minutes away.
The cheaper you go the shittier they'll be and quicker they'll fog lol.
I always get mine from certifit
 
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Old 07-27-2014
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took it out for a spin in the woods!
 
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Old 07-27-2014
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you know that there are hitch mounted winch plates available
 
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Originally Posted by SteveDie View Post
Looks sick! I have been searching the internet for a pair of 06+ but can't find anything cheap enough. My local junk yards don't let you pull and the only one that does is 45 minutes away.
I got these from Rockauto. Haven't had any issues with them fogging up. Going to mod them soon though.
 
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Originally Posted by 99DangerRanger View Post
I got these from Rockauto. Haven't had any issues with them fogging up. Going to mod them soon though.
I always forget about RockAuto! Just looked them up, $60 for both shipped is insanely well priced. I'm adding this to my "To-Buy without telling the wife" List. Lol. Want power options first. HM!
 
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