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Old 08-04-2010, 04:05 AM
ranger5572 ranger5572 is offline
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Default Sticker on axel

As some of you know, I just did a body lift on my truck. Having the body 3" higher more of the underneath is visable from the rear. I thought it was a good idea to throw some black paint on the axel to dress it up a bit.

Now, the reason for the post:
I had a factory ID sticker on my axel. Part of it was under the shackle on the passenger side. Anyway, I pulled that sticker off to paint the axel. When I pulled it off, there was a chunk of rust that came off with it. Apparently, this sticker held water under it and against the metal. It may be a good idea for any of you that have this sticker on your axel to pull it off before it causes the same problem on your axel, or gets worse if the rusting has already started...FYI
2004 XLT 4.0 4x4, 3" PA body lift, 32" BFG M/Ts, Dick Cepek DC-2 wheels, Euro tailights, self-painted headlight mod, NAV/DVD/XM/iPod stereo (Pioneer AVIC-D3), Line-X, Westin step bars, AVS bug shield and window vents
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:28 AM
Chris Chris is offline
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Default Re: Sticker on axel

Thanks for the tip, just pulled mine off after reading this, and it was covered in rust.
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White 2004 Ford Ranger XL, Auto, 4.0 SOHC, 4x4 Base Model, 16" Explorer Rims. 3.73 Gears, No muffler(Sold)
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:17 AM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Default Re: Sticker on axel

yep, good call. i took mine off a few years ago when i coated my under carriage with POR-15 and it was rusted pretty bad under the sticker.
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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