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Forum: Solid Axle Swap 06-08-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By Christo Davids
Re: SAS - 1 Year down the line

Wish I could get one of your Rangers or F350's with the steering wheel on the wrong side... LOL
Forum: Solid Axle Swap 06-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By Christo Davids
Re: SAS - 1 Year down the line

Yes, 2.5 turbo diesel motor... a bit old tech, no common rail or electronics, but great for taking into the wildernis
Forum: Solid Axle Swap 06-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By Christo Davids
SAS - 1 Year down the line

OK, just some background - I am from South Africa, the trucks we get here compared to the states are small, very small... None the less, I drive a 2005 model ford ranger 2.5TD with some mods...
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Forum: Solid Axle Swap 04-07-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,596
Posted By Christo Davids
Re: Straight Axle Conversion

the project finally became a reality - pics and full details at the link below
http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?p=464801&posted=1#post464801
Forum: Solid Axle Swap 03-03-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,596
Posted By Christo Davids
Will post full details after the weekend Money...

Will post full details after the weekend
Money is lots - around R40k total (USD5000) approx
Toyota axle fits as the diff is on the correct side and the axle is the same width - you guys could...
Forum: Solid Axle Swap 03-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,596
Posted By Christo Davids
I am busy with this on my ranger, should finish...

I am busy with this on my ranger, should finish this weekend
Used a toyota SFA front axle - 4.88 diff ratio
land rover defender trailing arms and coils - 4"lift
At the back, lifted 4"on suspension...
Forum: Lifted Suspension 01-10-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Christo Davids
Add the leaf and then extend the shackles as well...

Add the leaf and then extend the shackles as well - added blade would give 1"and the 2"longer shackle will give another 1"
very easy to install, you could do it at home no problem
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 01-10-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By Christo Davids
Replaced the head, as well as water pump, viscous...

Replaced the head, as well as water pump, viscous fan, water temp sender unit, etc. Truck pulls like a train again and EGT is beautiful - 620 degrees celsius in front of cylinder 4 in the manifold...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-30-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,821
Posted By Christo Davids
Is the hub locking mechanism not faulty? Try...

Is the hub locking mechanism not faulty?
Try the following:
switch to 4WD, L or H and check if the front propshaft rotates when you drive (ask someone to check, or put the vehicle on stands) - if...
Forum: Electrical Tech 12-30-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Christo Davids
Yes, I want to be able to open and close the...

Yes, I want to be able to open and close the windows without the key altogether. I suppose you can wire it to open when in AC mode, but that defeats the purpose for me, as you still won't be able to...
Forum: Electrical Tech 12-29-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Christo Davids
Electric Windows - open when ignition is off

Hi Guys,
Has anyone changed the wiring so that the electric windows can be used when the ignition is off?
Is it as simple as changing the wiring to power the windows from a fuse that draws power...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-22-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,174
Posted By Christo Davids
Maybe your spline gears stripped, i.e. they slip...

Maybe your spline gears stripped, i.e. they slip and then only sometimes bite
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 12-21-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By Christo Davids
Head gasket or cracked cylinder head, all I can...

Head gasket or cracked cylinder head, all I can think of
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 12-16-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By Christo Davids
Took the bakkie to the agents today: ...

Took the bakkie to the agents today:
Compression test OK
Glyco test OK

Pressute test at 1.6 Bar: No external leaks - heater OK, radiator and hoses OK

They then put the truck on a pressure...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-15-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,516
Posted By Christo Davids
I can only speak from experience: Please note,...

I can only speak from experience: Please note, our SA Spec is not the US spec Ranger - a lot smaller, but anyway...

Last December I drove home one night after a weekend away - hit a cow walking...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-15-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,357
Posted By Christo Davids
don't know your trucks all that well, but here in...

don't know your trucks all that well, but here in south Africa we do the following:

Replacement bumper - get rid of the plastics and fit some steel up front
Lift it and fit proper suspension...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 12-14-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,750
Posted By Christo Davids
1st clean the radiator 2nd - check viscous fan ...

1st clean the radiator
2nd - check viscous fan

After that you can look at the cowling, etc. Bigger radiator will help, but if the viscous and cowling is working as it should you will be fine with...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-14-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Christo Davids
You can fir 245/75R15 without any problems or...

You can fir 245/75R15 without any problems or modifications
235/75R15 would also work well
Forum: Suspension Tech 12-13-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,969
Posted By Christo Davids
Longer wheel studs - remove wheels once you have...

Longer wheel studs - remove wheels once you have the spacers and longer studs, knock out old studs, install new ones, add spacers and re-fit the wheels
Be carefull of too wide spacers, they can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-13-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By Christo Davids
Thanks Guys, If all goes well and according to...

Thanks Guys,
If all goes well and according to plan, I'll have the SFA in the truck in a week - will definately post pics once it's running...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 12-13-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By Christo Davids
Thanks guys, buying the dye ASAP to try and find...

Thanks guys, buying the dye ASAP to try and find the leak
Leak is very small - but still bothers me. Hoses all look fine, no white residue, etc. Will report back when I find it - I'll try and strip...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By Christo Davids
New Member: South Africa

Hi Everyone,
Christo here, thought I'd quickly introduce myself
26 years old
I drive a 2005 ford ranger 2.5 TDI Supercab 4x4
Mods: Replacement bumper in front, spots, 2" body lift, TJM...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 12-10-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By Christo Davids
2.5 TDI Radiator Loosing Water

Hi Guys,
My ford 2.5 TDI's radiator is loosing water. Not lots, about 1.5 - 2L over 1000km, but I need to get it fixed
I have replaced the following, and problem still persists: (All original Ford...
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