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Forum: Interior Tech 11-05-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,247
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Replacing the parking brake release pull

On the parts truck, I used a bolt cutter to cut the flat lever that the pull is rivited to. Then there's 2 or so screws near the handle. Ground the rivet off on the bench grinder, drilled hole...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-04-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: 1997 ranger door sensor?

To disable the dinger.

There is a single wire connector on the ignition cylinder. Cut the wire or yank it out (I did the latter) and no more door ding!
Forum: Exterior Parts 03-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
For Sale: '98 brush guard
Views: 956
Posted By greggdotcom
'98 brush guard

Got this in trade, won't fit my '96. Offer.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-06-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: 1997 ranger door sensor?

Can we pull the 'dinger' without disabling anything else? Is it like a relay box i can yank out and toss into the depths of hell?
Forum: Exterior Tech 12-02-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Front end swap

Found a brush guard in a buddy's scrap pile marked 1998 ranger. He said I can have it, but is there a way to fit it to my 1996 without changing the rest? My front end was recently repaired and is...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 11-18-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

The '98 was the devil sohc, before they fixed them in '01 (?), with the timing chain tensioner issues. Made really good power.
Forum: Lifted Suspension 11-04-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Push rod or ohc 4L? Automatic or manual? What was the original tire size?
I had a '98 expo with the sohc 4L and that truck had some get up and could pull... My setup will still burn the tires...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-23-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Found a gear ratio calculator, says the 3.73 with 31s runs 3.07 to 1. Recommends 4.54 as ideal so I'll throw in the 4.10. Goes hard in 1 and 2, 4th barely holds 60 (no telling what actual speed...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-19-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Perspective

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=153639&d=1508456424
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-19-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

So far, results have been overall positive. Took some railroad tracks at speed and it felt great, not too stiff and no rubbing. Only negative is the gearing. It still has getup but it feels like...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-18-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Align was buck twenty five, said something about caster, didn't use the moog camber/caster wheels.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=153632&stc=1&d=1508372024
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-18-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Thanks, didn't think about the wear parts. Truck is at the alignment shop now. Had to get it back on the road asap as it is my daily/work truck. If there are problems currently they will let me...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-18-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

So as a step by step, here's what I did:

Break loose wheel, jack up truck, place on jackstand, remove wheel

Take off lower shock bolt and top sway bar bolt, may have to jack up the arm to get...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-18-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Knocked it out. First side took some figuring out but once I got the hang of it it went quick. Maybe 3 hrs total, including going to get another 4 way after I broke one (pass side wheel was on way...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-13-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Okay I'm about to lose a front tire (dry rot, separation, threads showing) so I ordered some 31x10.5 15s up at Sam's club, should be in today.

Got to fix the sag before they will mount the tires....
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-11-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Tag reads: top line V372L, bottom line 4.10 7.5 3L07

Dude I got it from said it came from either a '02 or '04 rural county truck. I don't remember. Guy got the truck from the county for its...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 10-09-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,529
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: '96 Splash lift

Haven't done shit aside from landing this axle in the back of the truck. Since photo bucket is the suck and the gearing charts are gone, can someone tell me what I have here? Or direct me somewhere...
Forum: Interior Tech 10-01-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Lockable compartment

Box doesn't lock.
Forum: Interior Tech 10-01-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By greggdotcom
Lockable compartment

Was there an optional locking glove box door or center console for the gen 3 trucks? Or something that would retrofit?

The reason I ask is that state law dictates that a concealed firearm must...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-20-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: What do I do?

My 1998 explorer had the sohc. Tensioners went bad twice (original chains then replacements), second time wasted a head. Iirc they fixed the issue around 2001. If you have the tools it's no biggie...
Forum: Interior Tech 09-18-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Instrument cluster

Yeah sounds like yours is just busted. You can check the connections on the rear as the mapping sometimes pulls out a little bit when you unplug the thing. All the mapping for that side comes from...
Forum: Interior Tech 09-18-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Instrument cluster

There has to be something more than grab and go, plug and play. If not, statistically, I am having some shit luck.

I'll take my 2 back and get 2 more, probably tomorrow.
Forum: Interior Tech 09-17-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Instrument cluster

Working on the same thing. So far I have tried 3 clusters. 1 from a '96 manual 4 cyl ranger, 1 from an auto '96 explorer 4.o v6, and one from an auto '97 explorer sport, forgot to check the...
Forum: Off Topic 07-29-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,122
Views: 174,781
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Your Gun Pics, Post Em Up!

I need a sling loop welded to the receiver of a folding ak. Any suggestions as to a reliable product? Will be tigged. Rifle is already at the shop but they need me to supply a loop. Thanks.
Forum: Audio / Video 06-12-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By greggdotcom
Re: Aux input, OE radio

This part of the f150 harness I did not use.
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