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Icon8 Would you consider this permenant rust !?!

Hello Folks,

I've purchased a 2007 Ford Ranger about 5 days ago, it is brand new. I live in a cold area and last week, we had a glaze storm, and after the storm, I decided to put my truck in a heated garage.. which was a very very bad idea I think..

Ok, this is my first new vehicule so I am very concerned, the shaft has alot of rust mark on it... Is it surface rust ?

The reat wheels are ok, however, the front wheels, the inside is VERY RUSTY... Again, probably surface rust...

Is this normal ? What shall I do ?

Thanks!!!

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driveshaft and other stuff like the frame and such will rust not matter what... just a normal thing.. now if you had rust on the body or bumpers then id be makin a trip to ford asap
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front spindles also rust quick too, but its normal. they are rusted on my F150 also
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Yeah, but mine is 6 days old.. Still normal ? My front spindles are orange....
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its untreated metal it starts rusting from when its made not from when you take it home.
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I guess that putting my new vehicule full of ice in my heated garage wasn't a good idea right ? I think i'll go get an anti-rust treatment tommorow... :}
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Yeah, but mine is 6 days old.. Still normal ? My front spindles are orange....
you have 60 month rust warrenty... take advantage of it...

but yeah, that will all be rusted eventually...
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why all your doing is wasting your money

IT DOESNT AFFECT ANYTHING
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Should've opted for a higher end ranger with an aluminum shaft

They're right though about untreated metal. If you're that concerned about it, pick up some POR-15.
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Should've opted for a higher end ranger with an aluminum shaft

They're right though about untreated metal. If you're that concerned about it, pick up some POR-15.
I have the 2007 FX-4 Level II.. They have an higher end ranger ??? :P
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I have the 2007 FX-4 Level II.. They have an higher end ranger ??? :P
Man, they must be skimpin on them nowadays....You mean you don't have an aluminum rear driveshaft? You got shafted(no pun intended), unless you're talking about the front driveshaft.
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Man, they must be skimpin on them nowadays....You mean you don't have an aluminum rear driveshaft? You got shafted(no pun intended), unless you're talking about the front driveshaft.
I guess it's only surface rust... I can't tell if it's an aluminum shaft or not.. for sure, I was talking about the rear one...
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You'd def be able to tell if it was aluminum. My truck is almost four years old and it's got a few nice scrapes on it and there isn't even much oxidization. Aluminum def doesn't rust though, lol.
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Anyway... I was mainly concerned since I had the truck for only 3 days... And it was full of ice when I decided to put it in my garage... So I was wondering if it's reason it rusted that quick.. However, it's only the shaft the the front inside wheels.. (im not sure what's it's called...)...
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did you get the two peice drive shaft? i think that replaced the aluminum one on the extended cabs....

mines 8 years old and the dirveshaft is stilll in real nice shape...
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Anyway... I was mainly concerned since I had the truck for only 3 days... And it was full of ice when I decided to put it in my garage... So I was wondering if it's reason it rusted that quick.. However, it's only the shaft the the front inside wheels.. (im not sure what's it's called...)...
The rotors? That's nothing to be concerned about man.
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The rotors? That's nothing to be concerned about man.

Sweet man!!! Well I just got a new truck eh, and when I saw the rotor all rusted.. I was like WTF...

Anyway, thanks to all! :}
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eh. Im spoiled. Ask D. I have a nice big shop thats heated year round. infact it would be an absolute disaster if it was allowed to drop below freezing since theres a TON of stuff the will freeze and cause oodles of damage.... but anyways. i live in buffalo, and park my ranger in the nice heated shop about 1-2 days a week during the winter so i can wash it (told ya i was spoiled) and i dont have much rust at all.

What I did, after i got over that initial, put 500miles on it per week for a month thing, I took all the wheels off it, and painted everything that doesnt get hot, with black rustoleum. DO NOT paint your driveshafts! so, when ya pull my wheels off, and look under my truck, its really not rusty after 3yrs. oh, and theres a rusty doohicky at the top of ur engine, right in front under the 4.0 SOHC plastic thing, I painted mine black... I mean they got this nice lookin silver and black engine, then right out front in center is this crummy lil rusty thing its like WTF?! so i painted that....
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i dont know why they dont paint this stuff..

but they dont..


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look at your exhaust manifolds, i bet you'll really freak..
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i did. i btched up a storm over my muffler.... they didnt do anything bout it
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thats not even close to being worth worrying about...
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