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 Posted: Fri Dec 6th, 2019 02:53 pm
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Hey look ↓ they ↓ bounce!

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410, you are truly a wealth of information on this subject! Problem for ArcticWolf (he's my son) is that we live in suburbia... a 2-car attached garage in a subdivision with no place to store donor vehicles or large parts, not to mention no room to do a project like this (laterally or vertically). Just having a 4th vehicle here is proving to be a slight challenge when getting in and out of the garage. He has an off-site option, but it is 35 miles away, so that makes it impossible to just put in an hour or two when its available. The downside to the M5OD, as he is finding out now with the F150, is we live in "stoplight city" (Evansville, Indiana)... a pathetic, scandal of a town with no regard to smooth traffic flow. The traffic lights almost appear to be perfectly timed to disrupt traffic flow. Yes, it will teach him a better command of a manual trans vehicle, but shifting constantly isn't as much fun as he thought it would be. His 3.0L, as all of us on the forum know, is a slug. Its most salient feature is its slowness, with a rate of acceleration you can measure with a calendar and would be at a severe disadvantage in any drag race involving farm equipment. He is dedicated to this project though, and determined to own a V-8 Ranger!

-- Michael

2003 Ranger Edge / Extended Cab / Flareside / 3.0L FLEX / Auto / 2WD / 8.8 Open 4:10 / Sonic Blue Pearl

So many mods... so little time...