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Forum: Project Logs 02-22-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

Haven't posted for awhile, so here's a quick update: Truck has been running great without any major hiccups. The weather has been awesome, so I took the opportunity to remove the rubber bed mat to...
Forum: Audio / Video 02-02-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,840
Posted By jabbo88
woofersetc.com also has some pretty awesome sound...

woofersetc.com also has some pretty awesome sound quality gear. I'd focus first on either: a) getting the speakers amplified if they aren't already, with a 4-channel amplifier with as much RMS output...
Forum: Electrical Tech 12-29-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By jabbo88
Just a word of caution: the battery saver relay...

Just a word of caution: the battery saver relay connected to fuse 26 is a relay that powers up up to ten minutes, maybe more, after the key has been turned off. It's function is to "save the battery"...
Forum: Project Logs 11-20-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

I decided to update the frame-to-body grounds today. The stock ground straps are pretty weak and worn out. They're just a 1/2" wide and have little clips for terminals. One side clips to the frame...
Forum: Project Logs 11-20-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

yeah man, you've got it bad lol.



yeah, that's why I like them, they're pretty much the same style as the headlights which is nice. Gives it a uniform look.
Forum: Project Logs 11-19-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

So for awhile now I've been searching the internet for a replacement clear corner light housing because my driver's side one was chipped. They used to be plentiful on several different sites, but for...
Forum: Interior Tech 11-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By jabbo88
Need help with "new" seat belts - they're locked up

So, I recently replaced the seats in my truck with ones out of an '03. Unfortunately, they use a different seat belt clip from the third generations. It's skinnier. So I went to the junkyard today...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 11-13-2015, 06:23 PM
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Views: 483,083
Posted By jabbo88
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Took a break from work to clean the underside of the hood with some degreaser. Getting it prepared to install a sound absorbing heat shield mat, to cut down the engine noise in the cabin. Going to...
Forum: Audio / Video 11-09-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By jabbo88
Re: What is this +3db switch on speaker

That button gives the tweeter frequencies a 3 decibel boost. Makes the upper frequencies louder in other words.
It just gives you an extra option for making your system sound the way you want it.
Forum: Project Logs 10-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

I haven't been able to park in the garage for a long while 'cause it's clogged up with furniture, so I purchased a 7-layer cover for it to keep it protected from the elements when it's parked...
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By jabbo88
You pretty much get what you pay for in car...

You pretty much get what you pay for in car audio. Arguably, the best sounding setup is to have component speakers up front run by an amplifier. Then have a subwoofer also running off an amplifier....
Forum: Electrical Tech 10-22-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By jabbo88
Have you checked the starter solenoid?

Have you checked the starter solenoid?
Forum: Project Logs 10-20-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

So here is the system I had installed recently. Sounds pretty good, but I'm still trying to work out some of the kinks in tuning it.
The system is now comprised of:

1) Head unit: Pioneer...
Forum: Project Logs 10-20-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

Got a cap for the tailgate:
http://i.imgur.com/0oyP93ol.jpg?1
And found a solution for washing my truck during the drought. I read about this Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine waterless car wash soap...
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-15-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jabbo88
They ratchet right in place. Yeah, I bought the...

They ratchet right in place. Yeah, I bought the tool and it really only took a few minutes to adjust the headlights. And it's good quality. Saves a lot of time and frustration.
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jabbo88
Re: headlight adjustments on a 1999

Get one of these, make adjusting the headlights a breeze:...
Forum: Project Logs 10-14-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

My old eBay wipers have given up the ghost and I've decided to replace them with Bosch Icons. A couple of the end caps came off and went missing from the Aero brand wipers, and the right wiper is not...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 10-11-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By jabbo88
I've found that laying down multiple layers of...

I've found that laying down multiple layers of wax, sometimes with different brands, can really add a lot more gloss and depth. But it also depends on what condition your paint is in in the first...
Forum: Project Logs 10-07-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

Got the new seats finally cleaned up and installed today. Cleaned the cab real good while they were out. Going to put the old seats up on Craigslist.

http://i.imgur.com/CD5D7enl.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs 10-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

yeah, i know, it's just a fix-it ticket though, right? I think it's worth it. It's so much nicer inside the cab with the tint. I love it.
Forum: Project Logs 10-05-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

Subwoofer box and seats are on hold while I stay busy with work. But I did get a new antenna. It's a 14" inch wraparound one from Autozone. Replaces the little stubby one I had, which broke in half....
Forum: Exterior Parts 09-26-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By jabbo88
1993-1997 Ranger fog light brackets - eBay

Hey all, I have a pair of good condition 93-97 Ford Ranger original fog light brackets up on eBay for auction.

...
Forum: Project Logs 09-25-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

I started going back over my wiring for the Big 3, cleaning it up with a different color Techflex and adding more heat shrink.
http://i.imgur.com/GSQ8gLWl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dI2ytpIl.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs 09-24-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Is that right, we can't even wash cars right now?...

Is that right, we can't even wash cars right now? Great. So I can't wash my truck for 5 minutes, ever, because of the drought, yet the golf course down the street still looks like a tropical paradise...
Forum: Project Logs 09-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,246
Posted By jabbo88
Re: Jeff's 1995 Gold Ranger Build Thread (jabbo88)

Got a foam cannon in the mail the other day and tried it out with the pressure washer. Works awesome.
http://i.imgur.com/Q2oAKYVl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/utHv61Bl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Eb83wStl.jpg
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