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The Ranger finally got some TLC

Heres a few pics from yesterday and my attempt at fixing my coolant leak. i found out my thermostat housing has a crack and needs to be replaced but at least i got to flush the cooling system anyways.
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put all back together, got coolant up to temp and its seeping from a seam in the housing. i also suspect an intake leak as well but i wont know untill this week when i put a coolant system pressure test on it. ****!
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i also have been feeling bad that the old girl is parked outside now and shes needed a bath badly so today she got a wash, claybar, wax and interior cleaning.

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how does your truck sound with the jba heads and flowmasters on it and did the jba headers just hook up to stock exhaust??
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how does your truck sound with the jba heads and flowmasters on it and did the jba headers just hook up to stock exhaust??
I think it sounds good. Others have told me it does too. The headers work with your stock y pipe, they bolt right up.
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where they a big pain in the but to put on. and how are the 4.56 gears im thinking of regearing my truck but dont know if i wanna do 4.56 or 4.88s
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where they a big pain in the but to put on. and how are the 4.56 gears im thinking of regearing my truck but dont know if i wanna do 4.56 or 4.88s
they werent that easy to put on but its doable in a couple hours or so. just be careful when you take the stock manifolds off so the studs dont break. the 4:56's are great, one of the best mods if done as far as performance goes. i got all my mileage and acceleration back after going to 33's.
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god i love your truck can i have it plz plz plz
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Looks good!
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i have questions about the headers too... did you put them on after the exhaust? if so did you notice a difference in sounds or performance?
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I love the truck. The wheels and tires set it off.
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looks great!

Cooling system issues suck, after just having to do a decent amount to mine I never want to mess with them again. If you still have the original radiator in the truck I'd double check it isn't leaking at the plastic end caps since it will be easier to replace while the cooling system is already drained.
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god i love your truck can i have it plz plz plz
i also love it so im not quite ready to give it away yet. lol but thanks though
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i have questions about the headers too... did you put them on after the exhaust? if so did you notice a difference in sounds or performance?
i did put them on after the exhaust and i did notice a difference in sound and an increase in throttle response but IMO they arent worth the price i paid, although they have come down in price alot since i got mine.
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I love the truck. The wheels and tires set it off.
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looks great!

Cooling system issues suck, after just having to do a decent amount to mine I never want to mess with them again. If you still have the original radiator in the truck I'd double check it isn't leaking at the plastic end caps since it will be easier to replace while the cooling system is already drained.
i too hate coolant system issues. its seems they are never the same after working on them but according to my scanguage she still runs right around 190-195 degrees so at least its not overheating. my radiator actually looks to be in perfect condition and the coolant that came out was just as clean and green as the coolant i put in it so thats a plus. other than this small leak the systems in great shape..for now. lol well find out this week if i have an intake gasket issue.
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Truck is looking great man. The only thing i'd do is get the windows tinted. Other then that its perfect.
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Looks Good.

And yeah coolant problems suck, good luck.
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By far one of the best looking true Rangers IMO.
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Truck is looking great man. The only thing i'd do is get the windows tinted. Other then that its perfect.
ive been wanting to tint them, just nevr got around to it.
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And yeah coolant problems suck, good luck.
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By far one of the best looking true Rangers IMO.
thanks trent!
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same thing is happening to my thermostat housing. how much is it to replace?
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very clean looking truck, i like how it still looks stock besides tires and lift.
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thermostat housings are a pain in the *** to replace i am in the middle of doing that as well to my truck!!!
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Looking good! I've had the whole clay bar/wax deal planned for my truck the last month or more... just haven't got around to it yet!
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thermostat housings are a pain in the *** to replace i am in the middle of doing that as well to my truck!!!
Yea im with you on that.. im in the process of doin it now too.
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same thing is happening to my thermostat housing. how much is it to replace?
i havent gotten around to replacing it yet, i was hoping it was the gasket but it wasnt. ill look into pricing this week probably.
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its around 180 for the thermostat parts
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