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Forum: Tire & Wheel Items 07-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By taconic
Re: 15x8 Pro comp 1069 w/ 32x11.5 BFG

Still have them?

I was in NW CT last week, dang!!!!

Is the offset stock or normal?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-27-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 205,267
Posted By taconic
Re: Ranger Wheel Reference Page

I want the ProComps in gloss black 15 x 8 and will be install the ATS 1750lb rear springs so I will be hauling heavy loads. perhaps towing, from time to time. But which Pro Comp wheel is it,,,,the 97...
Forum: Trucks 01-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By taconic
1998 XLT 4x4 4.0L Long Bed, all options! 106.000 miles $6,900 obo

This is what I bought NEW!! $6,900 or best offer!

7' Regular Cab XLT
4.0 L V6, runs strong w/ religious "synthetic" oil changes
Kelly Safari ATR 235 75R 16 Rides great!
Never towed, although I...
Forum: Suspension Tech 12-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By taconic
Re: Should I get heavier leaf springs?

Did you use your existing U-bolts with the new leaf springs? Did you replace w/ the 1250 lb or the HD 1750lb?
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By taconic
Re: 98 ranger wont stay in 4wd

How do I seal off, or remove the rusted vacuum sensor studs at the wheel hub? Mine are rusted and I've plugged off the rubber lines for now. I want to go with manual hubs,,,,,Is the vacuum hub issue...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 11-30-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 21,693
Posted By taconic
Re: 4.0 OHV owners only 00-down not 01+: how many miles ya got?

I second the importance of the CV joint replacement at the front of the transfer case. Mine turned into giblets (though connected) at 80K miles! A weak link for sure. For $80 a rebuild kit is...
Forum: Suspension Tech 10-02-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By taconic
Re: Which lower ball joint size do I have? Moog has two ball joint sizes!

Thanks everyone, I found the answer: Moog makes an oversize lower in case the existing lower has been replaced and/or egged out over time. I am replacing the original Motorcraft lowers, so I'm going...
Forum: Suspension Tech 10-01-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By taconic
Which lower ball joint size do I have? Moog has two ball joint sizes!

Which lower ball joint size do I have? Moog has two ball joint sizes!

The last thing I want to do is get my truck up on the lift, tear the front end apart and find I have the wrong size Moog ball...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-23-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 21,693
Posted By taconic
Re: 4.0 OHV owners only 00-down not 01+: how many miles ya got?

'98 w/ 100,000 miles: frequent 5w-30 synthetic blend(high mileage) changes,,,,only problem: I can't keep CEL off w/ left and right bank showing lean!
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-10-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 70,120
Posted By taconic
Re: If you have an 01+ 4.0 with lean codes (PO171 and/or PO174) look here!

I don't see any of those vacuum lines(as photographed) on my '98 4.0L(build date 12/97)!!! I've go the CE light coming on showing L and R banks "lean."
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-09-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 34,469
Posted By taconic
Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???

OK, so I'll go w/ 31, 10.5 x 15"(I don't see a 31" available in 16") on the 15 x 8's and that should fill up the wheel wells just fine w/ a 1-2" suspension lift. 33's are too big. I have the 4.0L V6...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-07-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 34,469
Posted By taconic
Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???

LT265/75R16/E BSW

Would the above tire be too small, or just right on 16 x 8 MT wheels,,,http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mtt-368421

I'm looking to rid myself of the stock tri-spoke chrome...
Forum: Suspension Tech 11-25-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,272
Posted By taconic
Re: What is the best Ball joints to get??

,,,because of the torsion bars? That would be a good time to raise the front a little...w/ a key.
Forum: Suspension Tech 11-23-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,272
Posted By taconic
Re: What is the best Ball joints to get??

Moog makes the upper and lower complete control arm assembly, (4WD) at $300 per side. Wouldn't that be easier, just a bolt on?
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-17-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By taconic
Re: Payload pkg #2?

Yes, very bottom of the pack.
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By taconic
Re: Payload pkg #2?

3 plus the thick secondary leaf. The second primary leaf is thicker and gives it more payload. But mine are tired. And I have a regular cab with a 7' bed. I'll be replacing them with 1750 lb leaves...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-16-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By taconic
Re: A/C problem with 4.0 2001 edge

Found it. It wasn't the relay. Bough an over-the-counter a/c recharge kit. Boost the pressure to the normal range and the compressor kicks back on!!
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 08-14-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By taconic
Where is the distribution box? The relay?

Where is the distribution box? The relay?
Forum: Suspension Tech 07-31-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By taconic
Re: Should I get heavier leaf springs?

Cvar, which model no. Leaf spring did you buy?
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain Parts 07-25-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By taconic
Re: 4.0 intake, radio and passenger mirror

passenger mirror still available? Pic? Looking for dark gray electric remote.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By taconic
Re: how much should I sell my ranger for?

Think it's time to sell my 98 Ranger. I bought mine new, have all the paperwork, even some Ford technical, etc. Just drove it from CT to NC. I love the truck but have to think about my kids and their...
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-23-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By taconic
Re: new rear leaf springs

Yeah, I've got payload package 2 and it always rode smooth, but put a load in it, and down it goes! 93k miles! Just drove it from CT to NC, runs great, but the rear springs are my only complaint!!!
Forum: Suspension Parts 06-21-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Want to Buy: Rear FX4 leaf springs
Views: 906
Posted By taconic
Re: Rear FX4 leaf springs

,,,but you remove the spacer blocks?
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-20-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By taconic
Re: new rear leaf springs

So the new JC Whitney leafs(4-leaf) lifted the rear and you had to remove the blocks?
Forum: Suspension Parts 06-20-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Want to Buy: Rear FX4 leaf springs
Views: 906
Posted By taconic
Re: Rear FX4 leaf springs

"you probly want heavier ones, right? (--edit: i got my new ones at jcwhitney's. found the 1450lb ones on sale, both shipped for like $210.) "

How did you like the JC Whitney leafs? Seems that's...
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