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Old 01-01-2012, 04:12 PM
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Hello, glad to be here. I'm joining a few Ranger forums now that this truck is mine again. I bought this truck brand new in 2000 with the 3.0, 5spd, and Trailhead package. It had problem after problem the first year (frame and wheels bent during transport, engine replaced for multiple oil leaks that couldn't be fixed, tires recalled). After I got the bugs worked out, my dad bought it. His luck wasn't any better as he had to replace the oil pressure sending unit, lower ball joints, O2 sensors, speed sensor, and more. I just got the truck back from Dad in Dec 2011. Why? This was the first vehicle I bought new, its been babied and pampered its entire 70k miles, and it looks awesome.

Immediate plans - 1)touch up areas of paint flaking off. Apparently garaging, washing, and waxing frequently cause Ford paint to fall off! 2) fix the loudass leaf blower sound that is the fan running ALL the time. The fan clutch seems to be locked up. 3) tint the glass to match the camper shell.




Here are some of my other money sucks:

1991 GMC Syclone. One of 3000 made. Turbocharged, AWD, lowered, blacked out, factory stock except the Vette wheels. Faster than it looks...



1993 Jeep YJ w/ stock 4.0, 5spd, Dana 44, Ford 9", 4.56 gears, Detroits, spring over, 35" Swamper SXs. Great for cruising the Outer Banks...




I hope to learn a lot from this forum and contribute where I can. Thanks, Aaron
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:13 PM
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Very nice collection! Welcome to the forums!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:23 PM
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Welcome to FRF!!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:29 PM
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Welcome aboard! Sweet vehicles!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:35 PM
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Welcome
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:36 PM
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Welcome. I really like that ranger. Jeep is cool to.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:45 PM
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welcome to frf from the mountians of nc
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:01 PM
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Hello Aaron, Welcome to FRF...from Utah
Some sweet rides you have there bro...
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:40 PM
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welcome to FRF, Aaron!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:56 PM
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welcome to frf....
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:32 AM
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:31 AM
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Welcome to FRF!

Where in NC are you?
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:48 PM
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Thank you all for the warm reception. I'm learning alot from this forum...

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Where in NC are you?
I'm in northeastern NC, close to Elizabeth City
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:59 PM
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Welcome from the triad. High point NC here!
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:03 PM
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Thank you all for the warm reception. I'm learning alot from this forum...



I'm in northeastern NC, close to Elizabeth City
county?
im in haywood
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