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Old 01-04-2014
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Another Newb with a question

Hey All,
Good to have a site dedicated to Rangers. Will likely have quite a few question that other may have already asked so bear with me. I have a 2000 Ranger 4cy 4x2 that was my father-in-laws. It came to my son with 35,000 miles. That's 35 with 3 zeros. Perfect vehicle for a young driver and I thought also one that will last for quite a bit.
However, Winter and inexperience in the snow have now taken their toll. He spun out and damage both (yes both) Bodyside outers. Any way to get a replacement bed?
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yes, a junkyard. You can also search here, Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market , or look up your local junkyards and ask them, etc.
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Ahhhh, good times. Reminds me of my first Ranger. Hand me down from the brother-in-law. Same model as your son but about 100k more miles.

Get that inexperienced young buck some all terrain tires and about 150lbs in sand bags for the bed. And maybe take him to a snowy parking lot and have him spin it out a few times. Learning how to drive in a 2WD Ranger at 16 in Ohio myself I have to say the best way to avoid an accident is KNOW YOU VEHICLE AND HOW IT ACTS WHEN IT SLIDES.

Before you know it he will be Tokyo drifting that thing around like Vin Diesel all winter in sweet controlled chaos.

Set up sand bags like so, once they get wet they will freeze in place.
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Thought 3 bags would be enough but experience is a hard instructor. A snowy parking lot and new tires will be in order.
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thanks. good web site. Actually have a couple within 10 miles. Did not think of that. Thanks again.
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I usually ran 3 60lb bags. I think. Right around 150lbs should do it.

You can also get some 2x4s and put them in the the little crevices of the bed liner to hold it in place.

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put up some pics of the truck, i wouldnt mind taking a gander at it
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