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Old 08-24-2010, 12:39 PM
TheProphessional TheProphessional is offline
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Default Noob From FL (with pics and questions) 2001 XLT

Whats up guys, new guy here. Just bought an 01, 2.3L, Manual.

First off, why are there so many Ranger forums?! Haha, I'm not sure which one is the most useful, or has the best group of members so I'll ask you guys. Do you all just come here, or frequent other Ranger forums as well?

I've got a few questions, and posted some pictures as reference, so maybe you guys can point me in the right direction:

1. In the 4th picture, you can see it is missing that corner strip. Where could I get another and what would be the best, or cheapest way to go about it?

2. In the 5th picture, you can see my cruise control buttons have broken off on both sides. Anyone else have this problem? Is there an easy fix?

3. Where would you go to get floor mats? I would like just standard grey to match the interior.

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4. What is the general consensus on the plastic bug shield thing on the hood? I'm not sure I like it.

5. Same question about the plastic rain guard things on the windows, not sure I like those either. Do those come stock (they have a Ford logo on them)? Not only that, but I wouldn't mind flying flags on game day, Go Jaguars! :P

Thanks for any tips!
Trey
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:48 PM
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floor mats your local napa or walmart
junk yard for the corner strip
as for the curise control how did that happen i have never heard of that

and by the way THIS FORUM ROCKS!!!!
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:03 PM
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i'm on like 4 ranger forums and a modorator on one idk it's just a ranger thing diff forums have diff people with diff ideas on how to mod but this one is one of the best i have joined so welcome and we are a great bunch of members on here lol
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:16 PM
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First off, why are there so many Ranger forums?! Haha, I'm not sure which one is the most useful, or has the best group of members so I'll ask you guys. Do you all just come here, or frequent other Ranger forums as well?
if you ask that question on all of the forums, they'll all (probably) say that they're the best. ...of course, that's only true if they're here and say that!

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1. In the 4th picture, you can see it is missing that corner strip. Where could I get another and what would be the best, or cheapest way to go about it?
best: dealership
cheapest: junkyard

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2. In the 5th picture, you can see my cruise control buttons have broken off on both sides. Anyone else have this problem? Is there an easy fix?
not a toughie... I need to find a couple new ones myself. easy fix. locate new ones, dealership (== $$, no doubt) or ebay (where I got my last set). disconnect battery, wait 15 minutes. remove surround from steering column, remove airbag (careful!!), remove remants of previous cruise switches & install new ones. replace airbag, then replace surround. reconnect battery.

why do i have to find new ones? short story: when I got my truck, the controls on the left side were broken and dangling. ordered a set from a guy on ebay (new) for $20 or so (don't remember). Now, a couple years later, sitting in the Florida sun, they've both gotten kinda warped and wrinkly and look almost as bad as the ones in your picture. so -- decision time. cheaper from ebay, but need to do it again in a couple years, or spend more at the stealership for the actual OEM part. your choice.


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3. Where would you go to get floor mats? I would like just standard grey to match the interior.
I picked mine up at AutoZone, PepBoys, or Walmart (honestly don't remember which) for about $30. They're nice heavy carpeted mats, with the embroidered Ford logo on the sides. Cheaper than the dealership, for sure... but you need to decide how much money you want to spend to rest your feet on.

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Thanks for any tips!
you're welcome... and, welcome to FRF! Where in FL are you located?

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Old 08-24-2010, 01:40 PM
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:55 PM
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for the welcome and tips guys!

@Turbo: I'm in Jacksonville, and I'm guessing thats the same thing that happened to mine. Looks like the heat just made them wrinkle and crack.

Round 2 of questions:

1. What is the general consensus on the plastic bug shield thing on the hood? I'm not sure I like it.

2. Same question about the plastic rain guard things on the windows, not sure I like those either. Do those come stock (they have a Ford logo on them)? Not only that, but I wouldn't mind flying flags on game day, Go Jaguars! :P

So what do you guys think, lame or not?
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:46 PM
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Thanks for the welcome and tips guys!


1. What is the general consensus on the plastic bug shield thing on the hood? I'm not sure I like it.

2. Same question about the plastic rain guard things on the windows, not sure I like those either. Do those come stock (they have a Ford logo on them)? Not only that, but I wouldn't mind flying flags on game day, Go Jaguars! :P

So what do you guys think, lame or not?
I'm not to savy on the bug guard but I like the rain guards....matter of opinion.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:09 PM
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:19 AM
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@Turbo: I'm in Jacksonville, and I'm guessing thats the same thing that happened to mine. Looks like the heat just made them wrinkle and crack.
Yep. Well, I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron and whatever, and you're not too far... let me know if you need any help getting replacements installed.

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Round 2 of questions:

1. What is the general consensus on the plastic bug shield thing on the hood? I'm not sure I like it.
meh. personal choice, I guess.

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2. Same question about the plastic rain guard things on the windows, not sure I like those either. Do those come stock (they have a Ford logo on them)?
again, personal choice. I used to have them on my previous vehicle, but don't have them on the Ranger. I don't believe they were a "stock" item, but may have been a dealer add-on, or simply an aftermarket item that the previous owner bought/installed.


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Not only that, but I wouldn't mind flying flags on game day, Go Jaguars! :P
I believe you may have misspelled Seminoles, at the end of your previous sentence, above.

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So what do you guys think, lame or not?
Sometimes, those window-mount flags tend to crush/warp the seals on the window, so there's a constant whistling when driving with the window rolled up and the flag not installed.

...but, fortunately, you have a pickup truck. A real fan would weld up a sturdy rig to mount in the bed of the pickup, where you can fly a full-size 3' x 5' flag on game day! :P
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