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damn Nick... i don't even know what i'm looking at anymore, and i'm still jealous, lol.


its funny... ill be sitting here looking around online at different performance packages and stuff for my truck, and then i'll tell myself, "save your money"


...then i look at this thread and wonder "would Nick want to work on an F150...and if so... how much money do i have" lol....


very nice work man!
just dont ask me to change the spark plugs in the 150 and ill be fine with whatever you wanna do to it!
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Where's the rest of your front crossmember?
what do you mean?
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just dont ask me to change the spark plugs in the 150 and ill be fine with whatever you wanna do to it!

when i bought the truck back in July i immediately took it to my family mechanic for a complete tune-up for the hell of it (better to be safe than sorry). he said some of them were a ***** to replace. i'm glad i didn't bother taking on the job.
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when i bought the truck back in July i immediately took it to my family mechanic for a complete tune-up for the hell of it (better to be safe than sorry). he said some of them were a ***** to replace. i'm glad i didn't bother taking on the job.
let me exaggerate:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/tsb/fullt...php?tsb=06-5-9

that has to be the worst idea ford has ever come up with...
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hahaha that's awesome
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wow you know someone is a bad designer if theres semi-detailed intructions on how to remove spark plugs
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I don't know if someone already asked you this or not but.....

Are you putting a Front Mount Intercooler on it?
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I don't know if someone already asked you this or not but.....

Are you putting a Front Mount Intercooler on it?
yes i am. working on the brackets this weekend. i will have pix soon enough
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yes dont make me do all that work again! lol
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yes dont make me do all that work again!
dont get me started
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Wow....how the hell have I missed this thread the last 4 months???

This has got to be the sweetest Ranger project I have ever seen.I am in love.please let me know when its done and tell me who to write the check out to and for how much....I want!
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you can write me a check for whatever amount you want to. not sayin ill sell the truck, but ill sure take some money!!!
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lol you wont sell it. you better not! i have not driven it yet.
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Any progress?

About the drivetrain, ever thought about a AWD t-case(I'm sure you have)? Would it be weaker or stronger than the 1354?
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I'm sure being able to switch to 2wd is the plus about the 1354. Cause who wouldnt want to just slide some corners or do just a couple burnouts with that thing lol
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Any progress?

About the drivetrain, ever thought about a AWD t-case(I'm sure you have)? Would it be weaker or stronger than the 1354?
It is being considered, but I would like to find one that can be taken out of awd. This thing is going to be hell on tires anyway, I dont want to run it in awd all the time and just waste more rubber trying to turn it and stuff.
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I'm sure being able to switch to 2wd is the plus about the 1354. Cause who wouldnt want to just slide some corners or do just a couple burnouts with that thing lol
I'm sure with the power he is making that he will have no problem doing that in AWD.

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It is being considered, but I would like to find one that can be taken out of awd. This thing is going to be hell on tires anyway, I dont want to run it in awd all the time and just waste more rubber trying to turn it and stuff.
Why would you kill tires? A AWD transfercase is basically an open diff unless you lock it up then its a 4wd.

I liked the concept of the transfercase in my Dad's Montero Sport. Its an AWD unit then you can lock it into 4wd and it had a low range. All manual shifted too. Too bad is Mitsubishi crap and it got stuck in 4wd without my dad knowing and it fried his front diff. After it blew my Dad said, "I did notice it was acting funny when I would try and make u turns."LOL
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I'm sure with the power he is making that he will have no problem doing that in AWD.



Why would you kill tires? A AWD transfercase is basically an open diff unless you lock it up then its a 4wd.

I liked the concept of the transfercase in my Dad's Montero Sport. Its an AWD unit then you can lock it into 4wd and it had a low range. All manual shifted too. Too bad is Mitsubishi crap and it got stuck in 4wd without my dad knowing and it fried his front diff. After it blew my Dad said, "I did notice it was acting funny when I would try and make u turns."LOL

The awd case has a clutch pack in it just like a limited slip differential. I am running wide tires with some nice camber on the front and rear, big brakes, and a decent amount of power as well. I can foresee this thing eating tires. The other thing about awd, it will consume more fuel and take more hp to operate it. Like i said, i am considering it, i just have to find what i want first
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Well good luck with whatever you decide. I still want to see some 4wd donuts.
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Well good luck with whatever you decide. I still want to see some 4wd donuts.
lol i foresee broken parts!
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i know he could in awd, but somtimes nothing beats 2wd for messing around
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The awd case has a clutch pack in it just like a limited slip differential. I am running wide tires with some nice camber on the front and rear, big brakes, and a decent amount of power as well. I can foresee this thing eating tires.
meh, my mounty doesnt wear tires any different than a 2wd vehicle; maybe slightly better since im not doin burnouts all the time
i wouldnt worry about tire wear as a factor in the AWD decision.
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The other thing about awd, it will consume more fuel and take more hp to operate it.
this is very true.
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The front mount intercooler is fabbed up and the intake plenum is almost finished...













Those of you that were asking what I was going to do with the supercharger... There is your answer.
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