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 Posted: Wed Jun 23rd, 2021 02:24 pm
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Hello my lovely Ranger people. 
Long time no talk. :) 
Haven't done anything except get an alignment and have the shop put adjustable Camber Bolts in the truck. 

Otherwise, I am waiting for winter time to paint the frame on the ranger. FL is too humid during summer for the paint to cure and I am not fortunate enough to have a shop to spray it in.



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I got the rubber mat back in the bed and the work box back in. 

I have lockable storage once again.



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 Posted: Sun Jul 4th, 2021 11:28 pm
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Happy 4th of July, folks!

Well, I installed a newly rebuilt Traction-Lock diff carrier and a rear sway bar today.  Finished stripping AW's wrecked Ranger and ended up with these pieces so I put them to use.  We also have a nice Reese hitch that I believe I will put on my truck as well.  Since he isn't looking to buy another Ranger, I suddenly have all these goodies for my truck.  I guess his "Gold Dust" will live on, in part, with my truck.



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Michael, wasn't Gold Dust a 4x4? And did it have a LS rear?


Just a thought.



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@Tony: Yes, Gold Dust was a 1999 XLT 4X4.  Originally, it came with a 7.5" open diff.  He upgraded it to an 8.8" Trac-Lock diff.  He installed new clutch packs in it before he slipped it under the truck.  Has less than 2500 miles on it after the rebuild.  That is the diff carrier I put in mine yesterday.

As for the 4X4 stuff, I have no aspirations to make my EDGE a 4X4 truck... way too much work for me.  The front suspension took a super hard hit, so all of the new stuff he had put under the front are toast.  He had installed new upper and lower control arms, so all new bushings and ball joints as well as new tie rod ends.  Everything is bent or screwed up in some way or another, so I wouldn't trust those parts on my truck.

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Well, that was weird.  I just found out you can't use the "less than" symbol in your post.  Anything after it, including the symbol is omitted from your post.  Chris???



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It was just a thought. For me I will not have a truck without a limited slip rear. I have had a few 4x4's but had no real use of them outside of recreation. The 4x4's were slower, got worse fuel mileage, and had too many expensive moving parts that wore out prematurely. They also give you a false sense of security when you come across the hunting trail that is underwater. With only rear wheel drive I would look at that same trail and not even think about going down it. 

To throw in the multiplier effect mount a 10K winch on the front end. That gives you the added capability to pull up every tree that you can hook up to when you sink a 4x4.  With a LS 2wd there are far fewer "hold my beer and watch this" stories that can be told later.

For example: Back in 1990 I had a 78 F-100 XLT 4x4 with the factory 3" lift running 38 Ground Hawgs. It had a 400 SB, granny gear 4 speed, and 373 locker rear with a spool up front. I got that truck stuck 2 times. The first time it took 3 logging Timber Jacks to get to it and drag it out of the swamp. The Timber Jacks and I got stuck multiple times getting out of that mud hole back to solid ground.  That is when I got the winch. When I got it stuck that time I pulled 4 pine trees up that were all 10 to 12 inches in diameter. I got unstuck by a D-6 bulldozer as the jeeps and other trucks that would try to get back to where I was couldn't make it.



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Not sure if anyone else is experiencing this, but for whatever reason, I am no longer getting notifications for subscribed threads.  The little box beside "To receive email notifications when new posts are made to this topic, tick this box :" is checked.  This thread is where I have noticed the issue, but I am subscribed to MANY threads and I am getting ZERO notifications.

Chris/Jim:  any ideas why I don't get my notifications anymore?

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I did a little work with the truck today. I have these 4 large shrubs on one side of my house where all of the utilities and HVAC reside. My wife has hated them for years and wanted them removed. I was able to cut down 3 and a third  in between the rains today and load it into the bed of the Ranger. I cut it to length of the bed and stacked it about six inches higher than the cab then tied it down. I made the trip to the inert waste dump where they easily slid out the back of the truck. 

While I was there a Dodge Ram got stuck in the mud. After I unloaded I pulled around him and I pulled his open dif truck out of the muck. It didn't take much but I had just enough umph to get him past the slippery spot. It took a lot of effort not to tell him he needs to buy a real truck. Got to love limited slip rears.



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@Tony: LMAO, that HAD to feel good! :-)



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I wish I could have gotten a picture of it. It made my week.



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