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 Posted: Sat Apr 13th, 2019 01:58 pm


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Hi there,

Arthur here from up North.
I've been lurking big time on all the ranger boards since I've had my ranger which has a bit over two years...
I've never registered because well
1st theres like (or there used to be) 5 different boards going on...
2nd between all of them all the info I ever needed was right there with a little searching sometimes.

I bought a 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 in december 2017.
Quite high mileage (150k) and with tranny that wasn't that healthy anymore. But it was CAD4000

For that I got a Black 2008 XLT 4x4 with :
5 spd manual
front, t-case and fuel skids
tow package
the 16" wheels with almost new 245/65/16 Duratracs
Fiberglass cap with "canoe rack" in good shape except doesn't lock.

I knew the tranny was gonna go at some point but it let go sooner than later (about a year after I got it)
Cost me about 2k to swap in one with about 65k miles.
All in all I'm happy with what I got for CAD6k total.
Since then I've been doing maintenance, little upgrades and lately dealing with... rust:evil:. Just body though frame is fine.
Right now its on 285/75/16 duratracs on original rims, slight T-bar crank and Bilstein 4600s  (great improvement) plus some other little things but I might start a build thread for that and the bigger plans (gears, diffs, coilovers and all those nice things :D )

I'll upload some pictures soon but they're on my android phone and I'm on a mac right now.

Anyway I've chosen to register here since it's the "newest" ranger site on the block (we'll see if everyone flocks over to here.) and I think I found something interesting for which I'll start a new thread.

Last edited on Sat Apr 13th, 2019 01:59 pm by Arthur

2008 XLT 4x4 4.0 5Spd. Pretty much stock except 33's and Bilsteins.
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 Posted: Sat Apr 13th, 2019 02:28 pm

Wants A Torsen

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Welcome! Can't wait for pics, sounds like an interesting project.

Read up on the gallery here if you can, great place to store your pics.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 13th, 2019 08:13 pm


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Location: Grove City OhioUSA
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:hi Welcome Arthur, Glad you joined us. Have fun and enjoy F-R.
From Don
Grove City, Ohio. :frd

1984 ElCamino (Show Car)
2000 Mustang (Show Car)
1999 Silverado Excab 4X4 Z71 5.3 Everyday Driver
2003 Ford Expedition 4X4 XLT FX4 5.4 V8
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6 Turbo
1958 Wife (Arm Candy)
13 Grand Children
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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 12:52 pm

Mustang Nut

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Arthur, welcome to the best Ranger site.

08 Escape 4x4(spare)
00 Ranger Extd Cab 4x4 4.0 OHV, Auto(My DD)
99 Explorer Sport 4x4 4.0 SOHC, Auto( Wife's DD)
69 Mustang Coupe 5.0, 5 spd(Project & my future toy)
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 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 12:42 am

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Welcome Arthur! Thanks for coming out of the shadows. Look forward to seeing your truck.

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