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Old 02-03-2011, 07:38 AM
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Default My truck is gonna love me!!!

ya'll may have sen my possible tune-up thread....

Well last night, I spent $170 and I'm still not done, i have ordered quite a few parts for the truck. I shopped around online and got the absolute deals that i will try and pass on.

Parts I bought:
  • Motorcraft Fuel Filter FG1036
  • Motorcraft Platinum Spark Plugs SP498
  • Motorcraft Spark Plug Wires WR6120
  • Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic front brake pads PD833
  • Wagner ThermoQuiet rear brake shoes PAB705R



i used the discount code too:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/produ...ount-code.html

i ordered my spark plugs from Advanceauto.com. and applied the discount code p20 and got 20% off them for a grand total of $24 for platinum Motorcrafts.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:49 AM
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i see that you decided against the autolites.lol
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:55 AM
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yeah, i went though hell trying to figure out plugs. if you call the dealership, they recommend the nickel plugs. then i heard to use platinum, then to use double platinum elsewhere. found a write up on TRS where a guy used platinum. then looking online and trying to use cross referencing and not getting part numbers to match across the board, so i finally said screw it and ordered platinum plugs and the wires i did based off that writeup. if i get the plugs out and they are totally different then ill exchange them.

http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...spark+plug+4.0

its just not very clear. i guess we are supposed to use the nickel plugs but im not lolz
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:19 AM
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You gonna get ur rotors turned?
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:37 AM
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maybe so Myke. depends on which is cheaper i guess, new ones or turned ones
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Turned would be cheaper.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:39 AM
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Turned would be cheaper.
by far, most places charge $10 per rotor if you take them off yourself and carry them in.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:01 AM
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I think Orielly is 20 if not cleaned. 10 if cleaned
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:30 AM
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I've heard that ceramic pads require hardened rotors. Although I have them on my front wheels with the stock rotors. Noticed a bit of squeel at first but that's it. Other than that I'm happy with them. So perhaps the ceramics that are sold now are formulated differently. And no more 5 o'clock shadow on my rims. Just a diminished sheen.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:12 PM
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I've heard that ceramic pads require hardened rotors. Although I have them on my front wheels with the stock rotors. Noticed a bit of squeel at first but that's it. Other than that I'm happy with them. So perhaps the ceramics that are sold now are formulated differently. And no more 5 o'clock shadow on my rims. Just a diminished sheen.
that's absolutely right. Hardened rotors are recommended, but not required.

The lack of brake dust on the rims is well worth the extra coin imo.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:24 PM
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Don't mean to thread jack here scott (didn't think I needed to waste thread space), but can anyone recommend what brand/type of brake pads would be best? You guys said ceramic pads reduce brake dust, I hate brake dust on my wheels.
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Don't mean to thread jack here scott (didn't think I needed to waste thread space), but can anyone recommend what brand/type of brake pads would be best? You guys said ceramic pads reduce brake dust, I hate brake dust on my wheels.
The ones i got! get Wagner ThermoQuiets from RockAuto and use the 5% discount i said. the part numbers are listed above. I have had numerous people tell me to get them
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:38 PM
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No huge reduction in brake dust. Ceramics just make dust that's almost the same color as aluminum or crome. If you've got black rims that you'd like to keep clean then stick with semi-metallic. I can tell a difference in the appearance of my rims.
Other than that the only remaining advantage of ceramic liners is reduced brake fade during intense braking. Which is only an pronounced advantage with semi-trucks and trains, etc. I myself have no brand preference. Wagners are what I've got.
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damn it i dont want to have to get different rotors. but ill tell you what, its a squeal that continues, i cant take it
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Thanks for the responses guys! I don't have black rims yet, but I will, so you're saying just stick with normal brake pads for black rims, but for chrome or alloy wheels use ceramic? Just make sure I got it straight. And I'll look into Wagnor when it's time for me to get new pads and shoes.
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