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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-31-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15,407
Views: 480,703
Posted By LJTyre
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Forum: Exterior Tech 07-15-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,729
Posted By LJTyre
Only matters if its 2wd. If it is 2wd, look under...

Only matters if its 2wd. If it is 2wd, look under the front corners. If you see squiggly metal rods (coil springs) going up and down, no Edge. If you see thick straight metal rods (torsion bars)...
Forum: General Tech 06-19-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,824
Posted By LJTyre
For the rear end ratio, jack up one tire and spin...

For the rear end ratio, jack up one tire and spin it. Have someone count the # of tire revolutions and another count the driveshaft revolutions.

If there has been that much swapping of parts I'm...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-05-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,065
Posted By LJTyre
Sorry I can't help you much with Wrightsville,...

Sorry I can't help you much with Wrightsville, never been out on the sand in a vehicle down there. I have however been out at Kure Beach, which is close by. Was actually out in an older Ranger and...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-05-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,065
Posted By LJTyre
Air down your rear tires. Also would help if you...

Air down your rear tires. Also would help if you put what beach you're at just in case someone has local knowledge. There are some beaches at the outer banks that you see minivans and cars at all the...
Forum: Southern Region 04-30-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,056
Posted By LJTyre
Go to the water, turn left, go to the gate. ...

Go to the water, turn left, go to the gate.

But seriously, Corolla is the norternmost extent of asphalt on the outer banks. Then you keep driving until you get to the locked gate at the VA line....
Forum: Southern Region 04-30-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 7,056
Posted By LJTyre
Awesome idea!! (plus it's a whole lot...

Awesome idea!!


(plus it's a whole lot closer to me)
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By LJTyre
I don't recall the recommended intervals off the...

I don't recall the recommended intervals off the top of my head, but I change my oil at 5k & rotate tires every other oil change.

And I guess I may have left out that most of the trucks that we...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-30-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By LJTyre
Bad idea (assuming you are talking used tires)....

Bad idea (assuming you are talking used tires). Shoddy tires on a steer axle is never good. Blowouts are not fun, especially on the front, even for experienced drivers, and from the tone of this...
Forum: General Tech 04-20-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By LJTyre
Yeah DPFE failure is fairly common, that or EGR...

Yeah DPFE failure is fairly common, that or EGR valve could cause something like what you're describing. But since the symptoms came on so sudden after other work, I would still think a misplaced...
Forum: General Tech 04-20-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By LJTyre
You found a hose coming off the rear bank or a...

You found a hose coming off the rear bank or a fitting where a hose should go on the rear bank? Either way, plug the end with your finger while at idle and see what happens.
Forum: General Tech 04-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By LJTyre
Sounds to me like there is a good chance its a...

Sounds to me like there is a good chance its a leaky or unattached vacuum hose to me.

With the engine running move your head around under the hood and listen for sucking air (sound like a tire...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By LJTyre
I'm sorry, I meant no insult or to question your...

I'm sorry, I meant no insult or to question your intelligence. When I started typing that reply I thought I saw a post asking if 265/75/16 & 285/75/16 were the same height. I don't know if it was...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-18-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By LJTyre
No they are not. 75 percent of 265 is less than...

No they are not. 75 percent of 265 is less than 75 percent of 285.

The 265 is 198.75mm from rim to treadface. The 285 is 213.75 from rim to treadface.

The second number is a ratio. In this...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-18-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By LJTyre
I think you are asking about going to a shorter...

I think you are asking about going to a shorter tire, but 285 & 265 are not the tire height. On metric tires the first number is the width in mm, the second number is the aspect ratio. So a 265/75/16...
Forum: Exterior Tech 04-17-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,576
Posted By LJTyre
It depends on how you define "clear". I've never...

It depends on how you define "clear". I've never been afraid of a little tire scrub if it's not hurting anything important, but some folks will not tolerate it.

On MY TRUCK I have 255-85-16s...
Forum: Exterior Tech 04-17-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,576
Posted By LJTyre
I do. Slight rub at full lock, or when flexing...

I do. Slight rub at full lock, or when flexing through a turn, nothing bad. Mine just rubs on the plastic inner liner

Also, my bars are not maxed out.
Forum: Off Topic 04-12-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By LJTyre
I much prefer Haynes to Chiltons, have one for...

I much prefer Haynes to Chiltons, have one for everything in the driveway. And no, it doesn't compare to a Ford book, but in 15+ years of turning wrenches, I can only think of twice that Haynes (or...
Forum: Off Topic 04-12-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By LJTyre
Yup, there were 3 different 7.3s offered in about...

Yup, there were 3 different 7.3s offered in about the space of a year. The IDI, the 7.3 turbo, and the 7.3 Powerstroke
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-10-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By LJTyre
'73 F-100 was my first truck, still works hard...

'73 F-100 was my first truck, still works hard when we're in a bind too. Love that truck.

As for your running boards, I don't know which trucks got them at the factory. But even if it didn't leave...
Forum: Exterior Tech 04-09-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By LJTyre
I've moved lots of stuff (including furniture) in...

I've moved lots of stuff (including furniture) in our old steel 2 horse & did just fine, just take it easy. I'm on my phone so I'm not sure if you have a sig filled out, but I was pulling with a 4.0,...
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-29-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By LJTyre
Haha, don't know of any relations that far out,...

Haha, don't know of any relations that far out, but great minds think alike. Also, redundancy is a good thing!
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-29-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By LJTyre
For a slightly higher tech option, we just keep a...

For a slightly higher tech option, we just keep a pair of mini vice-grips in the tool tray and clamp them to the arm of the strut to hold it up.

Works great for SUV style rear hatches too.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-21-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,380
Posted By LJTyre
Absolutely, something designed for a particular...

Absolutely, something designed for a particular purpose can do it better than something else designed to do several things. It depends on how you measure "performance". If you want to design a small...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-21-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,380
Posted By LJTyre
Today light duty trucks (3500, 4500, & 5500s) are...

Today light duty trucks (3500, 4500, & 5500s) are pulling loads that would require a semi truck in the '40s & '50s
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