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Old 10-01-2013, 01:01 PM
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Might have to try what you said later today after work. All I gotta do is take of the tire and wheel correct?

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No u shouldnt have to take the tire/rim off at all..as long as u can access and remove the center..

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Is Patrick, 05 Ranger Danger still active?

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He pops on now and then....he just posted pics of his duckhunting trip a few pages ago.


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my ford ranger factory 4x4 "instruction" manual say's "a loud clunk may occur when engaging the 4wd system while in motion. This is normal, as it is the front differential speeding up to match the speed of the rear differential"

Glenn, do you have to back up to disengage 4x4? or can you engage/disengage at any time, stopped or "on the fly" like my ranger?

If i have my lockouts already engaged all i have to do is trurn the knob on the radiobezel to engage the tcase.

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My 4x4 would kick out randomly when mudding

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Thats a sign of bad pvh hubs ..doing the quick mod would fix that.

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Anyone know how to make the dash board lights red? Like put LEDs in them?
No its not that easy...your cluster has a green tint to it..u would habe to sand down the green tint first then put in colored leds.

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Mod: Pulse Vacuum Hub Fix
Difficulty: 1/10
Time: 15min

Author:Jason Gonderman (inspired by article at TheRangerStation
Please direct all questions and comments to the author.

This mod will bypass the vacuum system on 98’ to 00’ 4wd Rangers there by making them full time live axles similar to the system on 00 ˝’ and newer Rangers.



Tools/Equipment needed:
  • Two flat head screwdrivers
  • Plyers


First step is to remove the lug cover on the wheel.


Next take two flat head screwdrivers and insert them into the indented tabs on the hub. Take it and press in and turn to the left and the same time. The cap will turn a small amount left and unhook.


Under the cap is a black rubber seal. Remove this.


Next, under the rubber cap is a white “locking mechanism”


Take out that white “locking mechanism” and separate the two sides. Inside of the “mechanism” is a small metal clip.


Take your pliers and remove this metal clip from the “mechanism”


Now reinstall in the reverse order.

Do the other side!



Mod Complete: :fing02: :35:

Your axles are now locked, just like the new live axle set up!



Edited by Jason Gonderman (rngprerunner) for grammar and format.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:13 PM
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Alright, I'll try it after work, shouldn't be too hard.

Jeez GCextreme, answering everyone's questions, Lol.

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:53 PM
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Hey Minnesota guys, is Minnesota power a power company? My friend found a magnet with their logo on it and made my truck look like even more of a work truck today lol

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:59 PM
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My hubs would engage and disengage too last winter. I insisted on getting manual hubs but no, my dad has the vacuum lines replaced.

Btw, how long till the vacuum lines are shot again?

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:01 PM
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So I don't need to replace a vacuum line or anything? Just take out that clip?

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:25 PM
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So I don't need to replace a vacuum line or anything? Just take out that clip?

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There is avideo on YouTube. Give me a sec and ill link you.

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There ya go.

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:35 PM
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Thank you sir

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:56 PM
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Thank you sir

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Anytime.

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:59 PM
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Is Patrick, 05 Ranger Danger still active? Sent from my Droid RAZR Maxx HD to your P.O.S. iPhone
Yessir.

When did you leave chaska?
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:17 PM
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Hey Minnesota guys, is Minnesota power a power company? My friend found a magnet with their logo on it and made my truck look like even more of a work truck today ...[/URL]
Never heard of them....but dont put that magnetic sign on your truck unless u want to scratch your paint to hell!!


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My hubs would engage and disengage too last winter. I insisted on getting manual hubs but no, my dad has the vacuum lines replaced.

Btw, how long till the vacuum lines are shot again?

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7 days.....lol...i dont know...but it probably wasnt the vac lines..it was the vac seals in the hubs....when they go bad its just time for whole new hubs..or manual lockouts.

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So I don't need to replace a vacuum line or anything? Just take out that clip?

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Yes thats all u gotta do...just remember your front driveshafts will always be locked...this may decrease your mpgs a little.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:18 PM
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I had magnetic signs on my truck for awhile, no scratches
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:21 PM
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Never heard of them....but dont put that magnetic sign on your truck unless u want to scratch your paint to hell!!

7 days.....lol...i dont know...but it probably wasnt the vac lines..it was the vac seals in the hubs....when they go bad its just time for whole new hubs..or manual lockouts.

Yes thats all u gotta do...just remember your front driveshafts will always be locked...this may decrease your mpgs a little.
Oh well. Ill see how 4wd works this winter. If its crap ill buy some manual ones.

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:27 PM
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I had magnetic signs on my truck for awhile, no scratches
Well arent u special....
The problem with the mangetic ones is debris will cling to it and peopke dont take then off and wash it often like they should.

Of course straight up vinyl is the way to go...dont have to worry about it coming off and getting lost or stolen.

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Oh well. Ill see how 4wd works this winter. If its crap ill buy some manual ones.

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Get the AVM Rugged Ridge manual lockouts...they are like $140.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:31 PM
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Well arent u special....
The problem with the mangetic ones is debris will cling to it and peopke dont take then off and wash it often like they should.

Of course straight up vinyl is the way to go...dont have to worry about it coming off and getting lost or stolen.

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Get the AVM Rugged Ridge manual lockouts...they are like $140.
Good to know. Thanks!

There is a possibility for snow this Friday. I may get to test it out sooner than expected.

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:32 PM
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Never heard of them....but dont put that magnetic sign on your truck unless u want to scratch your paint to hell!! 7 days.....lol...i dont know...but it probably wasnt the vac lines..it was the vac seals in the hubs....when they go bad its just time for whole new hubs..or manual lockouts. Yes thats all u gotta do...just remember your front driveshafts will always be locked...this may decrease your mpgs a little.
The magnet was only on for a minuite haha
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