Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #331  
Old 11-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigfisher View Post
i trimmed those too. I scrubbed on the fender liners. I have a good feeling my bars are worn.
As low as your truck sat in the front, probably.
Reply With Quote
  #332  
Old 11-12-2014, 03:25 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

If anybody has ever wondered what the inside of the rear propeller joint looks like on a 98+ Ranger front driveshaft, here you go.



Dorman sells a repair kit for the rear propeller joint in case you have a torn boot or some other wear. It's part# 932-201, and not very cheap.
Reply With Quote
  #333  
Old 11-13-2014, 07:54 AM
02Fx4red 02Fx4red is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,608
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

looks pretty.
my boot is torn also so I might be doing the same soon, or picking up a junkyard shaft
__________________
Too much, look at my build thread
Reply With Quote
  #334  
Old 11-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by 02Fx4red View Post
looks pretty.
my boot is torn also so I might be doing the same soon, or picking up a junkyard shaft
This was the better shaft of all of the ones I saw in the junkyard. Most of the Explorers were 4x2, so front drive shafts were slim pickings. I wasn't going to grab this one originally until I realized the lack of 4x4 Explorers.

The kit is something like $130. If you can find a better driveshaft, I would because it would probably be cheaper than this kit. I'm gonna order the kit from Advance so I can use their discount codes and knock off some dollars.
Reply With Quote
  #335  
Old 11-13-2014, 08:48 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Finally got the stubborn bolt out of the third arm so I could remove the dampener assembly that Rangers don't come with.

Reply With Quote
  #336  
Old 11-14-2014, 05:24 AM
ranger024x4 ranger024x4 is offline
dumpster fire
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,371
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigfisher View Post
i trimmed those too. I scrubbed on the fender liners. I have a good feeling my bars are worn.
I think they are as well. Mine rode level with a t-bar crank. Never rubbed with 33s

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 View Post
Finally got the stubborn bolt out of the third arm so I could remove the dampener assembly that Rangers don't come with.

looks good!
__________________

2014 Lincoln MKZ 2.0H- 203A with Tech package
2016 Ford Expedition XLT Ecoboost 4x4
1995 Bronco Eddie Bauer.. 351 4x4.. project

Reply With Quote
  #337  
Old 11-14-2014, 10:46 AM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Thank Chris! Can't wait to get this axle under the truck.
Reply With Quote
  #338  
Old 11-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Popped open the front diff cover to take a peek and make sure the axle actually matches the code that was on the door sticker. 41 10 is stamped on the ring gear, so it is a confirmed 4.10 front axle. Ring Gear, Pinion Gear, and Spider Gear teeth are all in great shape. This axle is definitely a go.
Reply With Quote
  #339  
Old 11-14-2014, 06:04 PM
2004xlmiller 2004xlmiller is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 12,689
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

What's the goal for install? Time wise.
Reply With Quote
  #340  
Old 11-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004xlmiller View Post
What's the goal for install? Time wise.
I'm hoping to have the axle installed and the truck dropped back down by January. Hopefully sooner. Then transmission and transfer case will be installed a month or so after that, depending on how long it takes for me to find them. Body lift will happen sometime between January and March, more than likely.
Reply With Quote
  #341  
Old 11-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Ranger:APB Ranger:APB is offline
First Edition Level II
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 374
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Coming along nicely!
__________________
2002 Ranger Fx4 Sold
1984 F150 Ranger XLT 302, NP435


Quote:
Originally Posted by AmericanPride! View Post
Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups
Reply With Quote
  #342  
Old 11-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger:APB View Post
Coming along nicely!
Thanks Alan!

On a side note, I'm really starting to think about ditching the toolbox and going back to a set of the factory bed caps. I love the way this truck looks with just the step bars, but the top of my bed sides are pretty dinged up now. I need something to cover them when I ditch the toolbox.

Reply With Quote
  #343  
Old 11-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Goodbye toolbox. Hopefully gonna replace it with one that sits on the bed floor.

Reply With Quote
  #344  
Old 11-16-2014, 03:42 PM
bdillard77 bdillard77 is offline
Wish in one hand...
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,826
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordzilla80 View Post
Goodbye toolbox. Hopefully gonna replace it with one that sits on the bed floor.
I meant to ask you...how do you like the Duratracs? Are they quiet? Does your gas mileage suffer? Lol
Reply With Quote
  #345  
Old 11-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Welcome to FRF!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8,952
Default Re: Sticks-2003 Ranger Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdillard77 View Post
I meant to ask you...how do you like the Duratracs? Are they quiet? Does your gas mileage suffer? Lol
They've been pretty decent tires. They are a bit on the noisy side. But, I have them on 15x10 steel rims, so it might be different for me than it would be for you on your aluminum 16's. The noise doesn't really bother me, so it's not terrible. They definitely have that all terrain sound to them. They are wearing really good for what they are. Just like any tire, keep them properly inflated and rotate them periodically and they should last you a few years.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need New 3.0 Engine For Sons 2003 Ranger Edge Macs Dad General Tech 4 01-01-2011 10:39 PM
For Sale: 2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0 ~Fast*Life~ Trucks 7 10-06-2010 02:44 PM
For Sale: 2003 Ford Ranger Edge standard 3.0 v6 MattFetters Trucks 11 01-18-2010 02:18 PM
2003 Ford Ranger EDGE turboo Lifted Suspension 5 12-27-2009 11:50 PM
[SOLD] 2003 Ford Ranger EDGE scrillasherv Trucks 17 11-15-2009 07:35 PM