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Old 12-27-2008
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I can tell you what I did when I broke my throttle cable in one of my trucks. I took a long peice of heavy string ran it trough my fire wall where there is an access port and had a hand throttle. you could do that and just tie it off to your cigarette lighter or somthing
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I suggest doing the safest thing, and just using your foot. Otherwise, you might cause an accident with some of the ideas in this thread.

Honestly, it isn't that bad. Stop when your foot feels a little tired, and considering your bringing your buddy, take turns driving!
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thats just getto!>?!?!?!?! a string??
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I dont have CC either, I just push my foot against the center(trans) hump so it stays in place.

Thats about as good as it gets lol
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After reading this thread I really appreciate having cruise control.
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if you do something like this you will probably crash because you will try to stop with a cinder block on the gas and it will fail just sue your foot ive driven to cali and back from jax florida with my foot...
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as someone who has had cruise for most of my driving carrer, buying the truck without in april was a bit of a shock, then the drive from ca to wisconsin didnt help either lol

switching feet, other thing that helps me is driving barefoot for some reason seems to put less stress on my foot arches.
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i would offer most of my cruise system for cheap, but i want to keep the cable from the controller to the throttle so i can do what I'm about to suggest.


Get one of the bicycle shifter levers and attach it to the shifter (is it a manual?) and then attach a second throttle cable to that, yeeps do it, I'm going to experiment with it once i get around to it.
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i would suggest even an aftermarket cruise control their relativley cheap or just use your foot. I drive all over the southeast in an f-150 with no cruise and crappy gearing the rear. I wear steel toe boots when i drive. You'll either get used to it after awhile of just take breaks, i don't foresee anyone driving 2500 miles straight anyway's...imo. Keep it safe and LEGAL!!
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i would offer most of my cruise system for cheap, but i want to keep the cable from the controller to the throttle so i can do what I'm about to suggest.


Get one of the bicycle shifter levers and attach it to the shifter (is it a manual?) and then attach a second throttle cable to that, yeeps do it, I'm going to experiment with it once i get around to it.
if you have cruise why take it out?
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becauseeeeee

my speed sensor was on the 8.8

therefore the truck doesn't think its moving, and cruise doesn't work below like 30.
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lol makes sense, my moms old accord had the speed sensor go so the speedo stopped working, and the cruise wouldnt work either

although it was fun to drive down the freeway passing people in 5th gear at 3k rpms doing 0mph lol
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dude, read my thread about putting cruise control on. find a junkyard with your year ranger and get the clockspring, wheel buttons and trim, cruise control servo and cable (cable if it is the same year, if not go to the stealership. Its the best hour of my life i ever spent to install it. i did mine for $85 so if you look around you should be able to do it relatively easy. PM me and ill look at work and see if i have any of the parts you need and ill walk you through the install
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your basically screwed, and i feel sorry for you.
X2 on that. I can't believe you actually made a thread about this. You're looking to get flamed HUGE!!!!
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Any other alternative to installing cruise control or using your foot sounds unsafe.
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just wedge your steel toe boots between the tranny hump and the gas pedal, or go to JY and get one for $100 or so
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You will be fine......until you hit the long straight strips, then you will be bored right out of your skull. Literally you will be driving and get this weird pain look over and be like OMG theirs my skull. I am that bored. LOL not seriously i have driven from Toronto to Fredericton, it is almost 1800 km and the only safe thing to do even if you do have cruise is to take a break every few hrs.

\\best of luck on your trip
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He's already gone and is back
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Not back. But he is already gone. He moved out there so he's still there.
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speaking of cruise control, i found out on a really long drive in my grand prix, that when the third brake lights burn out, the cruise control stops working! i tried everything, then posted it up on my grand prix forum, and someone was like check your third brake lights,i was like ****ing tool. any serious answers? and he's like i am serious, whadda ya know, it worked!
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And the random post of the day goes to......


TYLER!!!
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switch feet
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Not back. But he is already gone. He moved out there so he's still there.
I meant back on the forum lol
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