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Old 09-23-2008
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New guy from Houston

Hey, my name's Roger and I'm from the Houston area. I got my Ranger in May. It's my first vehicle, and I have lots of plans for it.

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I plan on a K&N pretty soon, a crank pulley, cat-back, 31/10.50/15 tires and new wheels, a spray in liner, possibly a bedcap, and a bunch of other mods. The only mod I'm running now is TC mod, if you can call that a mod lol.

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nice truck, hope you will enjoy it around here. Lots of knowledgeable people and interesting stuff. Houston's my home, but im in Austin for school now.
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welcome to R-F, Roger!
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Welcome! I have basically the same truck, and I would go with 32x11.5x15s. They fit great stock and I actually got better mileage with stock with them and the 4.10 gears. Also I would look at a Volant intake instead of K&N. The K&N doesn't come with a full heat shield like the Volant does.
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Welcome, to the forum!
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Welcome to R-F.
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I love it! new guy with a nice political slogan in the sig'! Nice truck too...
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Thanks for the welcome everyone, and 04blackedge, what kind of mileage do you get with the 32's & 4.10's? I get around 16 but that's about 95% city. I can get around 23 mpg going 55 on trips. Anyway, I am going to order my intake and probably a crank pulley and an alternator pulley in the next few weeks. Thanks again.
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I get a solid 18 if I try to keep it out of the high Rpms
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welcome!!! I wish my underhood was that clean lol
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Ditch that bedliner asap. It will eat up the paint where side of the bed, take it from me mine did.
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Welcome to the forums!!! How did you fare in the hurricane?
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I get a solid 18 if I try to keep it out of the high Rpms
That's pretty good, I keep it below 3000 rpm and I still get a 15-16 - and that's running A/C minimally in Tx heat.

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welcome!!! I wish my underhood was that clean lol
Used some engine cleaner, careful around intake and electrical parts, then used CD2 engine detailer, worked pretty good.

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Ditch that bedliner asap. It will eat up the paint where side of the bed, take it from me mine did
I plan on it soon. I am going to get it sprayed with line-x after I lifted the liner up to find a lot of scratches, oh well, at least it doesn't allow water to get in between the liner and the bed. It came with the truck so I think I'll sell it on craigslist for $50ish.

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Welcome to the forums!!! How did you fare in the hurricane?
We had some roof damage, but we live in Baytown so we didn't flood. We have had power since the moday after the storm - had no power for only 3 days, we were lucky. We had a leak and the ceiling collapsed in the spare bedroom, that sucked. Hope all you Houston members are alright.
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Thats good news I guess! I live in NW Houston and we had no damage but ALOT of houses around me did we got power on that Monday too!

Well welcome to the site!
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my family in houston still doesnt have power... crazy
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Hi Roger. Nice truck! Welcome to the R-F club. I used to work for a steel mill here in PA, and we shipped seamless tubing to our Baytown facility by the railcar load daily.
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Welcome Robert. Good looking truck. TEXAS MEMBERS FTW!
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