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MonsterMark 11-29-2015 02:35 PM

98 ranger build up
 
Recently purchased a 98 ranger and over next few years (I say years because it will be slow progress due to college). It already had brand new tires when I bought it so I will have skinny tires for a while. Had to replace all 4 ball joints and a left wheel bearing already. Will most likely have to get the trans rebuilt because it's messed up, going to try replacing the solenoid and hope that fixes it. Other than those the next thing will be some off road lights I have 6" warn lights

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Buffed and waxed yesterday, next thing is undercoating the truck, gotta protect that clean southern truck from northern elements

Tyler46 11-29-2015 03:02 PM

Nice, let's see some pics!

MonsterMark 11-29-2015 03:15 PM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
Don't have any of it after I waxed it due to the rain outside but I have some from after I washed it the day before. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...959f34fdb4.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...2afc4710a5.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...a2eafc2a92.jpg

MonsterMark 11-30-2015 11:28 AM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...fc6c110ea9.jpg

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One on the left is from a mountaineer and mine is on the right, the extra holes in the one from the mountaineer are going to be my switches for off road lights which I just have to install

MonsterMark 11-30-2015 01:03 PM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
Trying to figure out what relay I need to install for the front fog light switch that's in the dash, if anyone knows thy would be great. If not then I will soon enough

MonsterMark 12-01-2015 02:05 PM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
transmission out, have new torque converter ready to put it, I hope that fixes it.

MonsterMark 12-01-2015 08:09 PM

98 ranger build up
 
New torque converter in and transmission hanging, now just have to reconnect everything and hope that it fixed it . Tomorrow of course

MonsterMark 12-02-2015 04:16 PM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
Torque converter fixed the trans problem!

MonsterMark 12-05-2015 11:09 AM

98 ranger build up
 
Yesterday I got the two flood lights mounted and wired, for now it's wired into my brights but later when I get SPDT switch it will also be wore into that.

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http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12...56af7404d0.jpg
Better pics to come when I take them including my wiring

MonsterMark 12-07-2015 03:07 PM

98 ranger build up
 
Cleared up my faded headlights today and painted my faded grill http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12...bb9b4fa5d7.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12...54ce0c45ad.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12...a5270f7438.jpg
Here's how I wired my lights
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12...ab7663f6d3.jpg
Mounted my fuse by drilling a hole in a metal bracket that was in the engine bay (bottom) relay was hook n loop Velcro to same bracket still need to do a little clean up on the wires but it works

DarkKnight 12-08-2015 05:42 AM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
what size tire did you throw on your ranger? i would like to get away from the 215/75/15s i have, there not giving me the look i want like what your ranger has. are those good tires?

MonsterMark 12-08-2015 05:54 AM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
They are 235/75/15s
There new tires for me but I hear their good, they are good year wranglers

Vogenitz69 12-08-2015 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monstermark (Post 2572966)
they are 235/75/15s there new tires for me but i hear their good, they are good year wranglers

lol

MonsterMark 12-08-2015 06:39 AM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vogenitz69 (Post 2572979)
lol


Lol? what's so funny?

DarkKnight 12-09-2015 05:32 AM

Re: 98 ranger build up
 
alright thanks. yeah i have a friend that had them and he said they did good.


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