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Newish B4000 owner in Houston, TX :)

Hello everyone! I say I am a newish owner because this once was my grandfathers truck. He was the original owner from '94-'09. It was then sold to a young, teenage, family friend who, of course, beat the crap out of it.

I just recently bought it back for $1,000! BUT, it does have some major issues. Had the chance to take it all apart this weekend and found the passengers head has a crack in it between the valves :/

I will provide further pictures and info ASAP!

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welcome. the truck looks good. i like the rims.
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Welcome Andrew. I live in Humble. Where are you at?
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Thanks for the welcome and compliments!

I like the wheels too! But it isn't a 4x4, so I will probably sell them soon.

I'm located in Spring. Any Ranger meets in the area?

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No, there are a few Houston guys on here, but were all to lazy to start anything.
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HAHA nice
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Well dropped the heads and intake manifolds off at the machine shop this morning. Fingers crossed that the crack is fixable :) BUT, on the bright side everything is getting hot-tanked and port polish!

ALSO, to my own surprise haha, I won a M62 supercharger on eBay LOL

I thought to myself, "there is no way in hell that I can out bid this guy with an extra $2.50"...

I was wrong, but oh so right :)

How she sits today...

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SUPERCHARGER!?!

Call the machine shop and cancel that repair. Tell em' you need forged internals
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Nah haha. It is a Nissan Frontier/Xterra supercharger, so only 6-7psi. I'll plan on using a Walbro pump and clean out the injectors or run 21lb instead of the stock 19lb. But that's about it :)
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Well the 4.0 OHVs greatest weakness is the heads. They like to crack. All the time.

6-7 PSI is RIGHT at the limit of the stock engine. Generally guys who run boost on their Ranger say stick to 5 PSI MAX on stock internals.

There are a few people who have run supers/turbos on the 4.0 SOHC running around here. No one with a OHV comes to mind though.
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Ive always heard you never go over 5psi too....uh oh lol. but who knows. itll be quick
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I've started a build thread in the FI and NOS section, so please feel free to post there instead!

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