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Old 03-21-2011, 12:37 AM
Hurley Hurley is offline
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Hey all,
My name is Cory. Im 17 and live in Lake Elsinore, CA.
I have ALWAYS loved the Rangers and got my first one about 8 days ago!

1994 Ranger XLT SuperCab V6 4.0L 2wd

Bought it in Riverside, CA for $2,200. It has roughly 120,XXX miles.

Drove it home on the freeway (25ish miles) and my damn Check Engine light came on. Went right back off...Being OBDI, I was forced too wait a whole day for my girlfriends step dad to bring home his scanner (Mechanic).

Needed exhaust manifold gaskets on both D and P sides, so he helped me do it myself. Ended up aking about 3 hours due to one stripped bolt -_- so we grinded it to a slight taper. Ran like a champ.

The Ranger sits so awkwardly high in the back (looks about 3"), I think I'm going to invest in a set of coil spacers to try and level it out a bit.

Oh, and only 3 of the rims match at 14", one is a donut at 15", and all 4 tires are different brands, treads, and they all vary in wear.


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Old 03-21-2011, 01:40 AM
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:40 AM
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welcome to FRF, Cory!
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:44 AM
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Welcome sounds like you got your work cut out. BUT the truck has some decent miles on it and if it was taken care of and you take care of it, itll have alot more miles still in it only being at 120,000. Look forward to your progess.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:24 AM
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:31 AM
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:39 AM
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:48 AM
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welcome cory
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:55 AM
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welcome to the forums neighbor.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:34 AM
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:43 AM
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Welcome to the forums from NorCal...
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:23 PM
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Welcome to the site. I have the same problem with my truck sitting too high.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:19 PM
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Welcome to the site. I have the same problem with my truck sitting too high.
good problem to have haha
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:25 PM
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Thanks for the welcome guys!

ZWilson07: I belong to a club with a very tight group of guys who are all experienced, so this project will be really fun! And, sitting high isn't the problem, Stink Buggin' is.

rpppaprp: I found a set of 2" billet coil spacers for $75 on eBay, they had some great reviews.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:11 AM
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Welcome Cory!
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