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Old 11-29-2015, 02:35 PM
MonsterMark MonsterMark is offline
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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
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:02 PM
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Nice, let's see some pics!
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:15 PM
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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.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:28 AM
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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
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:03 PM
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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
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:05 PM
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transmission out, have new torque converter ready to put it, I hope that fixes it.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:09 PM
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New torque converter in and transmission hanging, now just have to reconnect everything and hope that it fixed it . Tomorrow of course
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:16 PM
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Torque converter fixed the trans problem!
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:09 AM
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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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Better pics to come when I take them including my wiring
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:07 PM
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Cleared up my faded headlights today and painted my faded grill
Here's how I wired my lights

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
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:42 AM
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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?
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:54 AM
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They are 235/75/15s
There new tires for me but I hear their good, they are good year wranglers
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:35 AM
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they are 235/75/15s there new tires for me but i hear their good, they are good year wranglers
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:39 AM
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Lol? what's so funny?
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:32 AM
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alright thanks. yeah i have a friend that had them and he said they did good.
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