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Forum: How-To Submissions 08-01-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,542
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: How To: Strip Stock wheels of Clear Coat

Is it safe to assume this would work to get the paint off of painted (rather than only clear coated) wheels also?
Forum: Exterior Tech 07-29-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Bedsides!

You might have trouble finding OEM non-fiberglass flareside beds. I'm about 90% sure the OEM's are fiberglass.
Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 07-29-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,072
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Finally got the balls to do these two mods this week!!

First of all,
I saw the grey bumpers on the before and i was thinking "why the heck do you not like grey? It's awesome." I was quickly proved wrong as I scrolled to the after pictures. Very nicely...
Forum: Interior Tech 07-26-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,569
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Interior paint

Or, its possible that you could find this at your local auto store. Duplicolor makes many color matched spray cans.

As per painting: With hard plastic I always use adhesion promoter rather...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 07-21-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: is this supposed to be like this?

I would like to contest this (and continue the thread jack), but only with the purpose of learning more.

Ranger frames are not untreated from the factory. I believe they ussualy have black...
Forum: Exterior Tech 07-20-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,119
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: HID Suggestions

Some might argue that you are more likely to blind someone with a 3000k/4300k (generally thought of as the "green/yellow" bulbs) than you are a 12000k.
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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-20-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,725
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: edge smoked taillights?

Ok, so these aren't your generation tails, and not exactly "smoked" or "tinted". They're more like "BLACK". But, I hope this can help.

http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u339/JAG681/P6180429.jpg
Forum: Exterior Tech 07-20-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Bumper Paint Frustrations....

How often do you wash the truck? How often do you wax it?

If that's not it, then it is paint prep. Prep is far more important than the spraying of the paint. Anyone can spray paint, thats easy. ...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-20-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,172
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

If it were a gimmic, they wouldn't start reccomending it at 75K miles. It's what I've always done. I think its the way to go.

Source: I owned a ranger w/ 170k miles that ran like a boss
Forum: Audio / Video 07-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,044
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: good aftermarket speaker brands?

Last time I remember being at the audio store, the 5x7's and 6x8's were exactly the same size. Can someone verify if I am remembering this right?
Forum: Audio / Video 07-20-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,044
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: good aftermarket speaker brands?

Use the information in the crutchfield article to make an informed decision and I promise you won't be dissapointed.
Forum: Audio / Video 07-20-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,044
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: good aftermarket speaker brands?

This (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-BpqwH3EQ5IF/learn/learningcenter/car/speakers.html) is a good read to learn about speakers. You know how I found it? Google.
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-19-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Shocks Under 30 dlls?

Shocks are not ment to give a resistance force the same way a spring is. It should not take very much force to move a spring slowly, but it should take more force to move it quickly.
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-19-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Shocks Under 30 dlls?

Maybe im the only one who likes it when everyone types in the same font and size but, please do it for me :P.

What did the local auto parts store tell you? I got OEM-like replacements for ~15...
Forum: Audio / Video 07-19-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Can anyone give me more info on 6x9's?

THIS IS SO WRONG. STOP USING MAX POWER.

Now, I owned a '97 so the newer head unit's might be a bit more power, but mine read off as 8 watts rms per channel. Most aftermarkets give off somewhere...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 07-19-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,248
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Lets talk about how to paint scratches etc

So, I have a few experiences with this type of thing. I'm going to try and pool them all together, but don't have any solid pictures of any of them :(.

It can be fixed with touchup paint,...
Forum: Midwestern Region 07-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,661
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Kansas

I'm in Overland Park. Unfortunately, the Truck is about 70 miles North in Richmond, MO.
Forum: Exterior Tech 07-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: New Shocks Need new Coil Springs?

If you need any other proof. IF these were pistons/ pneumatic cylinders rather than shocks, the max force you could get from a 1-3/8" bore piston @200 psi is ~ 300 pounds (296.828lbs) each.

I...
Forum: Exterior Tech 07-18-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: New Shocks Need new Coil Springs?

Can you send me a link for those? Out of curiousity, I want to know how shocks lift a truck on their own.
Forum: Interior Tech 07-18-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,814
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: custom center console and shifter

Your patience is admireable. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 07-15-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: im beat added herculine to the bed

Very awesome. It seems super glossy. Is that because it is still wet?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 07-15-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Daily Driver??

Just for reference: My '97 2.3 Auto got 18mpg city. I would think the most you could get out of that truck would be 20mpg city, 23 hwy. Not "great gas mileage" to me.

If I had to suggest...
Forum: Audio / Video 07-15-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: Cheap and best way?

For me, the best option was to build a box. I mocked one up with carboard first to make a test fit, and it worked out great. Cost me ~ 30 bucks and 4 hours to build a quality box and wrap it in...
Forum: Interior Tech 07-15-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,814
Posted By Buddythetruck
Re: custom center console and shifter

Is it all on plexi? I assumed it was MDF. And I have never been able to get a smooth paintjob on MDF without it just feeling like cheapo wood. Got any tips?
Forum: Interior Parts 07-14-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Craigslist / eBay Find: Expo leather seats (kansas city)
Views: 348
Posted By Buddythetruck
Expo leather seats (kansas city)

Browsing CL for a new car and saw them. I'm not sure what they ussualy sell for, but 100 bucks sounds like a steal for bolt in leather seats.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/2494328404.html
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