This page is a start , I will fill in the blanks as I feel like it . After 2 months of looking for a 2whldrv Ranger SCab I had a friend drive my for greener fields. After a day of finding trucks sold, crappy overpriced trucks and sheer junk I, in desperation bought the only truck I liked in my price range and it happened to be a 4whdrv lifted (4") truck. It had a canopy which I left on for a week or two and then traded for a good Fiskars axe. The power train is a 4.0 with manual transmission auto t case manual hubs and 3.73 gears. The transmission (rebuilt )and rear springs (replaced) just 15,000 miles ago, the whole truck had 156,585 miles (252,000kms)on it. [/IMG] But I could not leave it alone, it was lifted so I HAD to go offroad since it was lifted! ******CONTINUED ******* So the next thing to do, since I was going to do some November driving on BC, Coquihalla highway the Michelin 31" A/T tires got swapped out for the Latitude Ice X 's you see in the picture. Then, well the exhaust was fine but...... Flowmaster 40 time!! Fuel economy was a little dicey as a stuck open thermostat and a lazy O2 sensor took a bite out of my wallet but eventually got tracked down. Next thing on the list is what brought me to this forum, other then reading about Aldive's mileage monster! The front axle slip joint had too much play to use and the push button T-case did not do anything. So I read and read and fixed the T case in a hour , the axle was $500 sadly. [/IMG] [/IMG] So now I have a working 4x4, hmmm well my buddy pays meals for firewood collection so out in them hills I go. [/IMG] After tackling a few de-activation ditches I was hooked, so...Finally we go snow road running! A few hours on the backroads in 2 foot deep snow, great fun! [/IMG] Then in the spring (08) try the truck out for real , got the A/T's back on and out we go. Sadly while they are good on hard pack ice and rock they lack greatly in mud and snow. [/IMG] [/IMG] [/IMG] So now I need new tires!! What next? So I got a hell of a deal from my BigO tire guy on some 2nd hand BigFoot X/T's that he will warranty for me and sell to me at 1/2 price of new. I figure that now I have new tires I am going to get in more and more trouble, so I am going to need a winch. And so, not long after getting the tires I get a old school winch bumper for $250. So here is a picture of the two new improvements with the tires in action. 2008 [/IMG] 2009 [/IMG] So I go out and 4x4 and it is good....... My local 4x4 shop has a open house, as you can see I entered the ramp competition and made the connections for my economic downfall...more improvements. The local rock crawler club was there and I got invited on a run of the famous Whipsaw Trail one of BF Goodrich's "Outstanding Trails" http://www.bc4x4.com/inthenews/default.cfm?ID=256.