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Old 06-21-2006
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New Round of mods

Went to put on the Shocks yesterday only to find out the rears where the wrong ones.
I'm in the process of installing the traction bars now but its in the high 90's here so the going is slow. Heres one side installed:
I was going to do the rear diff. cover today as well but it looks like tomorrow or friday for that now.

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I WANT TO PUT ON MY TRACTION BARS SOOOO BADLY!!!
Looking good! (mumbles of jealousy...)
Only 82 here in the good ole San Fernando Valley...
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Rear diff. cover & Elelbrock IAS shocks installed. I'll be doing the Slotted/Drilled Rotors & Hawk Pads next week.

Rick
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Looks good.
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Rear diff. cover & Elelbrock IAS shocks installed. I'll be doing the Slotted/Drilled Rotors & Hawk Pads next week.

Rick


That's a sharp looking diff cover :)
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looks good.

did oyu find slotted drilled rotors? i am unaware of upgrades for the 03+ 4wd models
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Thanks guys. I went through the same place I bought my rotors from for my Eclipse & a lot of guys @ FTW also go with them as well..actually they are the ones that told me about them.
http://www.rotorpros.com/

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so special order? i bet that isnt cheap

no ranger listed

http://www.rotorpros.com/ford.htm
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I've dealt with Rich @ Rotorpros.com when I did my Eclipse so I didn't even use the site, I just e-mailed him & sent him the stats on my Ranger & he sent me 1 set of front rotors for $150, then I bought a set of Hawk pads from Tirerack.com. Like I said I'm installing them next week so I hope they fit.

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only 150? dang. i think ill bookmark that link
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Did one side so far but its over 100 deg. & close to 110 so I'm not sure I'll do the other side this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Rick

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Wow nice round of mods, really like the slotted rotors. Keep it up!! Btw how do those shocks perform??
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Thanks. They seem to be fine but while I had the wheels off it seemed to have eaten the upper rubber bushing on both front shocks. Not sure what thats all about.
Gonna take them back off another day & put the stock bushings from the old shocks on.

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sweet brakes. i love it.

i wish i would have got those. trust me those will be my next set for sure.
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Thanks.
I am kinda worried about the bushings on the shocks.
I drove about 15-20 miles offroad but it was just a rather rough dirt road is all.

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Looks very sharp, what did you use to paint your axle and what kind off prepping did you do?
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Wow I like those wheels. Keep up the good mods!
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im jealous... how do you like the rotors?

it looks like your bottom overload leaf is miss aligned in the pics of your diff cover, might what to check that out...
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lookss really good man
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Thanks guys, just got back from the dealer, had an oil change & a pass. side Tie Rod end replaced under warranty. I found the boot ripped when I was doing the brakes last week.

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dang man lovin the slots..

im lookin into them..but didnt the 04 sizes change?
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Wow those all look really good!
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looks really good! how do they perform? i wanted to get those, but im worried about wheelin....getting rocks stuck up in them...i have that problem right now, and i have just delco rotors

let me know your thoughts!

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