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Icon14 Busy Weekend! 56k sorry

Did an oil change and tune up this weekend...Replaced plugs, wires, and coil...then washed, clayed, polished, and waxed her up...then painted my grill!! Also de-snorkeled the stock airbox, but didn't take pics of that.

here are some tune up pics...the plugs, wires and coil were all original! the plugs all had at least .080" gap and were burned!
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Left bank is where it gets real nasty
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Here is the Screamin' Demon coil and Underdog wires...
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I call this the "Sharpie Mod"
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Here is the grill pics...used Gloss Black Krylon Fusion
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Notice the "two-tone" I was rocking!
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Grill During - Texas Sun = Oven Baked!
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Grill After
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Total Finished Product, post wash/clay/polish/wax/paint...forgive the brightness, I was using the company camera and I'm not familiar with the settings...
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Nice work!! My old plugs were worn about the same. What a difference the new plugs made.


Love the painted grille. Reminds me I need to redo mine.
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Nice work! I should change the plugs on my 01 soon.

BTW, that grill mod looks AWESOME
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WOW!! Grille looks awesome!
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love the truck and COLOR, grille looks great!
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sweet. i rememebr when i did my grill. down here it took like 10 minutes to completely dry. haha
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Lookin good man!

The truck almost looks a hint of pink in some of the pics in the sun lol
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are there any benefits to that screaming demon coil pack, or is it just a simple replacement
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looks good. i need to try and pop mine out so i can paint it
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are there any benefits to that screaming demon coil pack, or is it just a simple replacement
It is a hotter spark, you have to gap the plugs at .060 or .065 to get the full benefit...

I haven't gotten to really romp down on it yet to see if it runs any differently...
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I'm due for plugs badly, and wires. Your Ranger looks awesome. I've been thinking of painting my honeycomb grill black or painting it white to match. The sun is starting to take it's toll.
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are those some good wires? i NEED new plugs wires and id like a new coil pack. what plugs would yall suggest? ive hear E3 and NGK are good plugs are good and dno bout wires
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I just went with the suggested motorcraft ones at Oreilly...prolly didn't need plats, but oh well...as for the wires, they seem like quality wires. Wayne doesn't disappoint with the stuff from his store!
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looks good. ur truck is def asking for some clear corners tho
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looks good. ur truck is def asking for some clear corners tho
I dunno...I know clears would look good, but I also like the contrast the ambers bring into the mix...but I haven't ruled clears out either!
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my '01 is due for some plugs and wires
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Gotta remember guys, if you have anything other than the standard plugs, it's not going to run right. Just ask Jeweler54... I told him not to run those and he found out why the next day. lol
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so the NGK and E3 would make it run like crap? i though they were supposed to help
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Anything other than the NGK double 2's I think is what they're called aren't set up for a ranger. Ben had the irridium plugs and said it ran like absolute dog crap, pulled those and put in factory replacement plugs, and it runs like a champ.

Our motors are finiky....
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Yeah I would stick with Motorcraft or Autolite Plats
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knock on wood, the motorcraft plats I got have done well...so far.
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