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Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 05-12-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,913
Posted By Rafe
Was hoping I could keep side exit like how my JBA...

Was hoping I could keep side exit like how my JBA is. Just looking to beef up the muffler.
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 05-09-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 20,913
Posted By Rafe
I'm looking for the same thing. I currently have...

I'm looking for the same thing. I currently have a JBA Exhaust on but I'd like to hear something a bit more aggressive but still tempered when on long road trips... Thanks!
Forum: Suspension Tech 04-09-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Rafe
FX4 lvl II

I'm thinking I have some shock wear. The truck seems to be a bit less responsive or not like it was when I first bought it. I purchased it with 30k miles on it and it has 118k now. No major items to...
Forum: Suspension Tech 03-08-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,873
Posted By Rafe
Re: Can I adjust Camber myself?

Found the sheet I received from the mechanic who did my last alignment. He suggested new tie-rods and right control arm. I'm going to replace it all...

BTW. Anyone replaced a heater core yet?...
Forum: Suspension Tech 03-07-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,873
Posted By Rafe
Re: Can I adjust Camber myself?

Well, thing is I took it into a shop to have it done. They told me that I'm out of room to tighten/loosen the settings. Told me I'd likely need a new upper control arm. Is that my only way of fixing...
Forum: Suspension Tech 03-07-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,873
Posted By Rafe
Re: Can I adjust Camber myself?

I wonder if this will help my issues as well...

Truck sits like / = \ in the parking lot, causing heavy inside toe wear.

I've heard it could be Balljoints or Upper control arm. I'll be getting...
Forum: Photography 03-10-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,921
Posted By Rafe
Re: Took some photos lastnight

I like the gauges. What/where are those?
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 03-10-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rafe
Re: Flowmaster 50 ?

The 50series is a very moderate tone on the V6s. I had one on my 3.0 and you could barely here any difference between that and stock unless you started romping it. I was very happy with it, with the...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 12-28-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,737
Posted By Rafe
Form > Function is not all that bad as long as it...

Form > Function is not all that bad as long as it fits the user's need. In this case, it's seems the owner does not wish for his truck to actually perform off the packed stuff, he's buying a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-22-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Rafe
yup. After that, if it's something I have time to...

yup. After that, if it's something I have time to work on I do it myself. If I don't have the time, I'll shop it and supervise the work being done.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-22-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Rafe
I always stay with my truck. I usually get the...

I always stay with my truck. I usually get the "well because of insurance I can't let you in the shop" and I usually respond with "well because of personal assurance and my supervision, you can let...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 09-22-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,737
Posted By Rafe
Personally I've heard very good things about...

Personally I've heard very good things about Fabtech's Spindle lift option. 3" Spindle lift kit and if you want bigger later on you can buy the 5" upgrade that incorporates the spindle you have...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 09-22-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By Rafe
I hate you because your bumper is so cool! Where...

I hate you because your bumper is so cool! Where you'd get the ARB bar from? Tacoma?

I'm running 31x10.50s stock on my FX4 Lvl II. Been thinking about going up to 32 but I'm not sure how much lift...
Forum: Exterior Tech 09-16-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,309
Posted By Rafe
Hmm.. I may be upgrading my tail-lights then. Any...

Hmm.. I may be upgrading my tail-lights then. Any comments on if the newer style is actually better as far as light output and/or reverse output?
Forum: Electrical Tech 09-16-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,254
Posted By Rafe
That's relatively inexpensive considering other...

That's relatively inexpensive considering other likely upgrades. I see the Coil-pack and wires as a bench mark upgrade, which is mandatory if you plan on further tuning. I've heard the jet chip...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 09-16-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,908
Posted By Rafe
It gets louder because you are wearing out the...

It gets louder because you are wearing out the fiberglass sound suppresent. So basically there is a point where you no longer have useful fiberglass in you muffler which pretty much means your...
Forum: General Tech 09-14-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,214
Posted By Rafe
The different mixtures of gas are not for gas...

The different mixtures of gas are not for gas mileage, they're for better lubrication and vehicle maintenance/up-keep during the differing seasons. Hot vs Cold, engines need different things in...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-14-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,062
Posted By Rafe
Yeah, I couldn't explain it. Didn't stop me from...

Yeah, I couldn't explain it. Didn't stop me from enjoying it and making the most of it though. That truck I generally reached 25-26 MPG. Note: This was an 2003 XLT 2wd Mannual Tranny with K&N Drop in...
Forum: General Tech 09-14-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,214
Posted By Rafe
I've posted it before but I'll throw it out there...

I've posted it before but I'll throw it out there again. My mean on tanks is about 273MPT and recently I've been noticing my mileage increasing. Now I'm reading 17.8-19.5MPG up from 15-16.8MPG. No...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-14-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,062
Posted By Rafe
On my old '03 Ranger XLT 3.0L I went from...

On my old '03 Ranger XLT 3.0L I went from 225/70x15 to 235/75x15LT and gained 3-4mpg with 3.73 gearing. Loved it.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 09-14-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,155
Posted By Rafe
Check with B&M. I'm positive they offer a...

Check with B&M. I'm positive they offer a shift-kit for the rangers. Actually a few of them if I remember right, as well as a B&M Brand Torque Converter.

I'm looking into buy JBA Powercables and...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 09-09-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,754
Posted By Rafe
Hmm... so it looks like it's well worth the...

Hmm... so it looks like it's well worth the purchase. I'll have to look further into this. Seems MUCH cheaper than most of my other options. And it's exactly what I want. 3-4" with 33s.
Forum: Lifted Suspension 09-09-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,835
Posted By Rafe
H&M Motorsports. Camburg. Dixon Bros. ...

H&M Motorsports. Camburg. Dixon Bros.

leveling kit lift kits suspension at prerunners.com (http://www.prerunners.com)
The Ranger Station - Your Ultimate Ranger Resource...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 09-09-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,754
Posted By Rafe
Wow, thanks. Glad I'm not going to make that...

Wow, thanks. Glad I'm not going to make that mistake. Seems like I need to start saving for Dixons Bros lift kit. FourWheeler Mag had nothing but great things to say about them. Not so apt on the LT...
Forum: Exterior Tech 09-09-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rafe
Heck, I'm wanting to simply rhino line it all....

Heck, I'm wanting to simply rhino line it all. The front Valance and the fender flares. I'm tired of the looking all faded and worn out. I figure $50-100 should do it.
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