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Old 01-04-2013, 12:46 PM
USBlues42 USBlues42 is offline
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Default Laundry list of questions from a new owner

Hey guys, I just posted this in Introductions when I should have posted it here. So, things I want to address with my 2005 Ranger:

Gas pedal sticks/squeaks
Starts hard on cold days (revs to 2k, holds it for a bit, is this normal?)
Driver's door hard to open (I adjusted striker plate and it helped a bit - do I need to look at hinge pins?)
Upsize tires (what's a good step up from stock?)
More traction (lockers? axle swap? better tires?)
More power (3rd gear at 40 is a bit too high-strung, 4th at 40 is lugging, what can I do to give it a bit more grunt?)
Eventually want to address the rotating mass (Centerforce clutch, lightened flywheel . . . is a short-throw shifter worth it?)
Eventually some lift (2-3in, nothing outlandish)

The truck looks great, which is a nice bonus, but I don't care about looks. I want it to perform well a lot more than I want it to look nice.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:21 PM
MilwRdFan MilwRdFan is offline
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Default Re: Laundry list of questions from a new owner

In regards to the power department. You have a 4cyl engine in a pickup. Nothing that you can do to the engine will make a drastic difference in power output. Just enjoy getting nearly double the MPG as those with the 6 cyl engines.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:39 PM
Logan03CO Logan03CO is offline
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Default Re: Laundry list of questions from a new owner

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So, things I want to address with my 2005 Ranger:
Welcome to the site - but you really should take some time to look around at some of the topics in the various sections here to get your bearings. Lots of good information.

Your series of 'shotgun style' questions basically cover the entire reason this forum exists in the first place.

So sit back and do some research & reading - then you should be able to ask a more specific type of question and people will jump in with additional guidance.
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