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I just purchased a 94 4x4 4.0l ranger yesterday for $1300 and a 12pk of Budlight. lol. Its only got 135k miles on it and looks to be in pretty good shape. im going to dive into it tomorrow and get the basics done( oil change, etc.). Any type of mods that are a must do right away? Ive got some front end issues to check out tomorrow, thinking tie rods and/or ball joints. Feels a little loose up there. Anyway, I'll get some pics up after its clean. Can't wait to start tinkering. Gotta love these forums!!
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welcome, pics are good, will let us know what to suggest.
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Yeah, i'll get some up tomorrow. Just to warn you guys.... Its PURPLE! LOL. Its not bad though. Im going to be using it for work. i read meters for the local electric company and I go out to some nice country roads. Looking for a decent suspension. not to worried about lifting right now since i get in and out about 300 times a day, literaly. Any input would be great. Thanks for the greetings!!!
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Get yourself some Explorer rear leaf springs. Remove the rear stock blocks. (if you have any....I dont know)

Somebody correct me if Im wrong, but It will give you a smoother ride.
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Get yourself some Explorer rear leaf springs. Remove the rear stock blocks. (if you have any....I dont know)

Somebody correct me if Im wrong, but It will give you a smoother ride.
will it still have the same payload capacity? Im going to be hauling some wood every once in a while.
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Yeah, i'll get some up tomorrow. Just to warn you guys.... Its PURPLE! LOL. Its not bad though. Im going to be using it for work. i read meters for the local electric company and I go out to some nice country roads. Looking for a decent suspension. not to worried about lifting right now since i get in and out about 300 times a day, literaly. Any input would be great. Thanks for the greetings!!!
PURPLE! AWESOME!
Monroe shocks are pretty good. might want to look into leveling coils.
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PURPLE! AWESOME!
Monroe shocks are pretty good. might want to look into leveling coils.
Will do, Thanks! And thanks again for all the greetings. I belong to 3 or 4 other forums and these are the fastest replies i have ever gotten. great work guys, keep it up and hopefully i'll be able to contribute in the future....
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Welcome, pics?
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Ok here are a couple pics and a big problem. I went to get some wood today and test the 4wd and it failed. It just wont engage, makes a clunking sound. Any ideas where to start? im too angry to be by it right now. lol
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Clunking sounds are generally due to hub failure.
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Yeah, thats what I have been reading. I will be looking into the warn manual hubs but in the meantime, should I go to a live axle setup? Just not sure how durable that setup is or if it can cause other problems.. Thanks
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