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Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 03-08-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,879
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: Finally broke down and built a proper front bumper.

How much, not painted ?

I'm 2 hours away, so I'll come pick it up!!
Forum: Trucks 07-23-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
For Sale: 2003 Ranger FX4
Views: 2,835
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: 2003 Ranger FX4

back on the market.....what do you guys think this truck is worth / what can I sell it for?

thanks,
Forum: Trucks 04-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
For Sale: 2003 Ranger FX4
Views: 2,835
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: 2003 Ranger FX4

i took the front bumper off, sanded, primed, and painted with bedliner spray.

painted the back bumper as well, but didn't take off the truck when I did it.

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thanks!!
Forum: Trucks 04-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
For Sale: 2003 Ranger FX4
Views: 2,835
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: 2003 Ranger FX4

thanks!!

tell all your friends!!
Forum: Trucks 04-14-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
For Sale: 2003 Ranger FX4
Views: 2,835
Posted By paintedFX4
2003 Ranger FX4

2003 FX4
Rancho shocks replaced about 2000 miles ago
new windshield
150,000 miles
new battery
fuel filter, plugs and wires about 2000 miles ago


there is a few paint spots on the drivers...
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: Do 2001 plastic fender flares fit a 2003?

There is a local guy parting out an 01. He wants $175 for all 4. The problem is I fusion painted mine, and it looked like crap up close (almost like something was bleeding through the paint). So i...
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-23-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By paintedFX4
Forum: Exterior Tech 08-23-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By paintedFX4
Do 2001 plastic fender flares fit a 2003?

Do 2001 plastic fender flares fit a 2003?

thanks!!
Forum: Suspension Tech 08-08-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

got them installed!!! front and back.

what a pain in the ass getting the top nut off the front shocks!! Ended up hacksawing it off.
Forum: Suspension Tech 08-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

parts arrived....................nobody has any tips?????
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-30-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By paintedFX4
new rancho's are on the way..any tricks I need to know

Ordered Rancho 5000's front and back.

I saw the how to on installing the rear shocks, any tips or tricks I should know before doing the fronts?

thanks
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-26-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: Are these the shocks I need?

It won't let me link to the actual page, almost like its a website within the website!!!

the part numbers are rs999126 & rs999229

I'm thinking these are what I want / need, but want to be sure...
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-26-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By paintedFX4
Are these the shocks I need?

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php

Part # RS999126
Part # RS999229

I have a 2003 ranger FX4 - stock height.

will these shocks fit ?

I'm worried because the description...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-26-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,995
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: Rear Brake Help

I forgot to say, do one side at a time, so you can look when putting back together.

take pics before so you can verify your doing it the right.

buy and use the brake tools

Take it slow...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 07-26-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,995
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: Rear Brake Help

I just did my brakes last weekend. Attached are before pics (1-3) and after (pic4).

I have an 03 fx4, with 10" drums



when you said the ebrake was disconnected, is the cable and metal...
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-24-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,264
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: How long do Shocks typically last?

144,000 miles on mine.

just out of curiosity, what are the best shocks? regular street driving with some dirt roads thrown in.....(I have a 2003 fx4)

also, what bilstein shocks come on the...
Forum: General Tech 07-24-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: problems with brakes-please help

I did this test and the truck shook. So, went to Autozone and bought new drums, shoes, spring kit, and some 2000 degree flat black engine paint (always wanted to paint my rusty drums, nows my...
Forum: General Tech 07-21-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: problems with brakes-please help

no, my brakes lock up when going slow to a stop.

If I'm driving 65 mph and come up to a light, as soon as i apply pressure to the brakes, the truck starts to shake (feels like its coming from the...
Forum: General Tech 07-21-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: problems with brakes-please help

Any idea which part is the porportioning valve? My chiltons manual doesn't go into enough detail?

also, what years are compatable with my 2003? so when i start calling junk yards, i can ask .
...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 07-21-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: I screwed up / scratched my paint - need a fix please

I used the meguires ultimate you guys recommended. It worked great!!
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 07-12-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: I screwed up / scratched my paint - need a fix please

thanks!!

I'll try it and post results.
Forum: General Tech 07-12-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: problems with brakes-please help

just called the dealership

$876.00 for the brake proportioning valve. I almost crapped myself, then asked him again and i heard him right the first time.....$876.00

looks like i'm going to be...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 07-12-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: I screwed up / scratched my paint - need a fix please

Here are the pictures of the scratches. one is on drivers door, the other on my tailgate.
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 07-12-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: I screwed up / scratched my paint - need a fix please

I'll post pics later. thanks for the reply's. Im sure I only scratched the clearcoat. I will buy the scratchx you recommended and give that a try.

I know the 3m pad was stupid, but i had 6...
Forum: General Tech 07-12-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By paintedFX4
Re: problems with brakes-please help

My bro-in-law said the same thing! Any clue how/where to fix/replace?
I have the chiltons manual, I'll look it up.

I don't know if the repair shop pulled everything off....they did replace all...
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