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Old 10-17-2011
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Greetings from Troy NY

Hello all and it is good to be a part of a group of Ford Ranger folk. Just got a 2011 Ranger supercab 4x4 and it is my first Ford. New that is. I did have a Ford Montego in the 80s as a first car. But this truck is really built. I have an off road Jeep Wrangler Rubicon also as a toy and I never figured a Ford could be as good. I am pleased I listened to others. Plus the fact Ford did not prostitute itself to the Fed for bailout cash. Only thing I have a gripe about it getting a wiring diagram for my radio as I want to eventually swap it out for a component system with some kicking bass. I figured most of it out with some help online. Ford referred me to the people that have their diagrams but those theives, a business called HELM wanted 80 bucks for it. Been doing radios for 30 years and this is the first vehicle that Crutchfield has yet to research. (I think I was Crutchfields first customer back in the early 80s.) Doing my part and if anyone needs the results of my research I will gladly share. I have the harnesses figured for the most part including the wires to the satellite radio, antenna, aux and head unit. Be well fellow rangers.
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Welcome to RF!!

Any pictures of your other vehicles?

Your audio work sounds interesting. Have you ever done any serious custom work?
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Welcome to the site... I'd like to see some pics as well!
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Not sure about attachments and how to work computers in this respect but I attached a file of my Jeep. I do not have a picture of my truck yet but it is the same color more or less. Truck is Torch red and jeep is Flame red. Let me know if it came out in the attachments.
As for custom work I have built my own home speakers from Mahogony wood. One set was a 4 foot tall double chamber bass reflex 3 way with adjustable crossover points. I have built wooden boxes for speakers when I was younger as I had to figure where to mount them when my talents at the time were limited. That was in the late 70s. I even used old home speaker boxes in the back of my old pontiac. Took up the whole rear set. Ohms were not a problem as house speakers are 8. I was using Radio shack's stereo at the time and their car systems were 8 ohms. I praised the stereo gods when Crutchfield came to be. No more guess work, cutting wires, making face plates out of wood and painting it black to match the interior. Those were the days of the 2 stem type units where most of the stereo functions were on the 2 multi function stems. lol. Much prettier units these days and gone are the stems.
Crutchfield has a sub that is made for the ranger albeit it costs over 400 bucks. Along with a good amp and head unit I should be on my way for a decent sound system. The existing speakers can be replaced easily with Crutchfield instructions and with the sub the bass sounds should not matter with these though I noticed Pioneer makes some in 6x8 with hertz down to 30. Clarity on the upper end to 20,000 kh is important also and the bass needs to be tight, not muddy or rattling. Nor overbearing like the Rap heads either. Sound pressure levels need to be comfortable also.
Thanks for the interest folks. And perhaps you can let me know if my attachment for my Jeep picture worked and I can soon send my truck. Later.
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