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Old 02-11-2014, 01:59 PM
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I got it as a first vehicle and well from a stock Ranger to a Ramger.
Stock :
2001 XLT Appearance package
2.5 I-4; 2WD; A/C
225/70R15 Tires

Mods I have done :
235/75R15
"New" Monroe-Matic rear shocks
Pioneer Head unit
Four - Pioneer Speakers
Throttle cable mod
Blinker Mod with working LEDs (Thank you Buggman!!!)
Glasspack Muffler
KYB Gas a Just shocks in the front
WAAG Brush Guard
Hella 500FF Mounted on Brush Guard
Hella Optilux 1450 Mounted in the Valance
LEDs:
Switchback Signals
Parking lights
The Dash
For License Plate
High mount stop
Cargo
Air Box Mod
KYB Gas a Just Rear Shocks
Hella Fog Lights
Interior dome
Soon to come :
06+ Taillight housings
New upper control arms
0 AWG wiring
Alternator Rebuild to higher Amps
New rear window seal
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:55 AM
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Hella Optilux 1450 Fogs are gonna be installed this spring break!
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:00 PM
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Instead of Rancho shocks, I'm getting Bilsteins 4600 instead!
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:11 PM
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Are you planning on dropping in a bigger engine? That was my first thought when I saw the name Ramger.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:16 PM
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Are you planning on dropping in a bigger engine? That was my first thought when I saw the name Ramger.
No, I call it the Ramger cause I have a brush guard that I either use to push my friends or cuz I tend to be an A-hole in MBBS parking lot!
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:59 AM
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No, I call it the Ramger cause I have a brush guard that I either use to push my friends or cuz I tend to be an A-hole in MBBS parking lot!
Haha nice!
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:34 AM
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So replacing spark plugs too, see if that changes my mileage! Any recommendations guys? I do need eight spark plugs!
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:32 AM
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So replacing spark plugs too, see if that changes my mileage! Any recommendations guys? I do need eight spark plugs!
Use OEM plugs, the best for a Ranger. Others have had problems with other brands, do a search, and ye shall see. May as well replace the wires as well, since you're already there.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:47 AM
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Use OEM plugs, the best for a Ranger. Others have had problems with other brands, do a search, and ye shall see. May as well replace the wires as well, since you're already there.
Will do, I'll see how Much the wires are...
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:05 PM
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Got 8 Motorcraft spark plugs from RockAuto. Got KYB shocks instead of Bilsteins (ran out of money for the bilsteins)

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Also I'm wondering if I should get LEDs for my reverse lights...
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:05 PM
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Rev overhang is driving me crazy! I'm about to give up for the time being, need it normal before next winter!
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:55 AM
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Found vacuum leak source to be near CYLINDERS 2 & 3 on the intake side!
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:54 PM
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First priority :
Front rotors, pads, wheel bearings
Timing belt
Upper control arms
Power Steering and Radiator flush
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:54 PM
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Took out throttle body, upper and lower intake manifold, and replaced all gaskets. Manifold crud color was oil like...
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:38 AM
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KYB Gas a justs are now on too
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