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Old 09-06-2012, 06:51 PM
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I have 2 new tires and 2 older ones one of the new ones has high spots and it thumps I have a good friend that Owens a garage check it out he told me to swap the tires from front to back and smoke them it would fix the problem don't want to do that any other hints on what to do

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:17 PM
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I have 2 new tires and 2 older ones one of the new ones has high spots and it thumps I have a good friend that Owens a garage check it out he told me to swap the tires from front to back and smoke them it would fix the problem don't want to do that any other hints on what to do

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If you have new tires with high spots, take them back to the shop that sold them you to. The "smoke them" idea is stupid.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:20 PM
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have 2 new tires and 2 older ones one of the new ones has high spots and it thumps I have a good friend that Owens a garage check it out he told me to swap the tires from front to back and smoke them it would fix the problem don't want to do that any other hints on what to do
This question/problem might get more response in a better thread like off-topic or tires vs. what do you hate about your Ranger. Also, you don't list whether you have a 4*4 or not. Typically, tires are supposed to be replaced in pairs but also the tread is supposed to be similar in design and wear. So, if you have 6/32nd's left on a set but 9/32nd's left on the other set, then only the 6/32nd's shouldn't be replaced. Next, 4*4's are a lot more picky about ride quality and tire tread being very similar than 4*2. Last, I would not smoke the tires.

There are several things I hate about my Ranger. First, I need 4 new tires by winter. Second, I wish I didn't get Dark Shadow Gray. Third, I wish I could swap my cap for a tonneau cover (preferably tri-fold or hard tonneau), and last, I wish I could figure out why my headlights seem dim. I have swapped out the headlights for a different brand, yet I've noticed only a little difference in output.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:35 PM
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I wish I could figure out why my headlights seem dim. I have swapped out the headlights for a different brand, yet I've noticed only a little difference in output.
Could have voltage drop issue
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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Changed the oil, and on the way home the MAF was acting crazy. It would cut the truck out any time I let off the gas, and since I didn't know it was the MAF, I was driving it like a boss. Finally got to a spot where I could get under it and open the hood without a million cars flying by and saw the plug was loose. A couple pieces of duct tape, and she's running like a champ!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:44 PM
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Could have voltage drop issue
How would I check since I don't know much about voltage? Also, I have to get a voltage meter.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:03 PM
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If u have a buddy at a shop they should be ble to check .. Or a dealership might do it for free .. Is it a newer truck
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:59 PM
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Is it a newer truck
2008 with 68,000 miles, so the vehicle is out of warranty.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:00 PM
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my tires are too small
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:04 PM
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Theres youtube videos on how to check voltage drop
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:07 PM
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I hate the fuel mileage, it is costing me way too much!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:09 PM
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I hate the fuel mileage, it is costing me way too much!
Ditto. 15 mpg. sucks.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:26 PM
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Ditto. 15 mpg. sucks.
Lucky i get 11 mpg ( blown intake gasket )
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:04 PM
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well its not really a something to hate about my ranger as i love the truck(odd from a life long GM guy),but i hated having to walk past my currently inoperable 90 civic(trannys cooked) in all its lowered awsomeness and drive my truck to work today
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:42 PM
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My center console is sooooooooooooo noisy and loud
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