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Discussion in 'Ranger / Mazda Registry' started by Xeek, July 12, 2012.

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    1. jd4242

      jd4242 Elite Explorer

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      No.you said you got 17mpg when you drive hard.i was wondering what mpg you got with regular/normal driving?
       
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    3. Xeek

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      i wouldnt have minded a 4banger. put a nice turbo on it. i cant handle a stick tho, im to lazy to shift and use a clutch haha.
      thats some crazy mileage with that setup tho. i think a fresh engine, shift kit, 373s and if i can ever find anymore for sale, an underdrive pulley kit, would make me happy.

      i did get 15.4mpg once, on a 260mile fillup. havent been able to do it again. same gas station i always use to.
       
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      Driving easy netted 18.5 one time.... I have too much rage to drive slow all the time though. :D Too many f***tards on the roads around a military installation. (I know y'all around VA Beach know this all to well). My ex-wife is from Portsmouth, so I got to experience the SE VA driving situation.
       
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      Hahah yea i hear yea, tourist are the freakn worst!.that's still pretty good mpg.we will have to wait and see what xeek gets after we swap the rear end out,then motor:eek:
       
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      LOL I refuse to drive anything but a stick.... pretty much why I hate the new cars, I say that it takes away from the excitement of driving.

      My main reasoning for the stick is, I have had too many auto's fail due to dumb stuff, never had a manual break on me, in 14 years of driving a stick, I have had 3 clutches die (2 when I first started out on diff vehicles, and my X)

      Granted living in a big city where you do a stick wouldn't be all that exciting, and FWIW an auto is better for off-roading on hills.

      As for the mileage, the 2.3 wouldn't get out of it's own shadow power wise, good thing it was in a light truck.
       
    7. Xeek

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      :)

      yea id love the durability and long life of a stick, but im just to lazy to use it as i said haha

      as for the 2.3 being slow. try a 2.2 non-turbo perkins 4cyl diesel in the first gen rangers. someone on youtube has a 0-60 that took just under a minute lol
       
    8. Xeek

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      well im on a mission for a b2 1" rear sway bar and a 87-88 ranger stx 1 1/8" front sway bar. ddint find either at the junkyard today, but atleast i picked up a set of stock brackets to hold the bar to the axle. since my truck didnt have a sway bar lol

      i also picked up some stuff that has to do with a 2nd gen exploder and a ranger thunderbolt. ill be doing that later on.

      and i finally got my ohc wired. just the map and dome lights so far lol
      stock 3 bulb ranger light
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      stock 3 bulb ranger light + 2 bulb exploder ohc
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      side view with both on. this side view when i had just the stock ranger light was completely black.
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      of course its brighter then the pics make it seem. but my phone doesnt have a really nice camera in it.
       
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      i found a 94 4dr exploder at the junkyard today with the same seats my ranger has. except buckets. so i grabbed the drivers seat and swapped the tracks. note swapping tracks is not necessary between the two trucks, BUT, the tracks were broken on the exploder so i kinda had it. but it wouldve bolted in otherwise.

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      now the question is: full length 2nd gen exploder console. or short 1st gen exploder console, leaving me with 4 cup holders? lol
       
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      short for sure! cup holders are proof that God loves us
       
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      haha. yea i was really thinking the short one. i dunno about having 4 cup holders tho. i just like the stock one in there now due to the big cubby in it. plus theres a hole in the carpet right there. so i have no choice but to keep it
       
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      I have 4 now, and use all of them. :D

      1 holds junk, 1 holds change, 1 hold spit bottle, 1 for a drink.
       
    13. Xeek

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      ah a dipper huh lol
      yea im just gonna go with the shorty. prob still later on tho. dont wanna mess with yanking everything out yet lol
       
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      eh. im thinking do the first gen armrest bracket and arm rest, then build my own console around it. i want full length but i dont like how it looks(not my picture):
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      so making my own is probably best
       
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      I like the big cup holder but that's about all. It has too much width up top near the dash or it's too tall, one of the the is making it weird.
       
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      yea both pretty much. you cant center it much so it looks offset. and it does block use of the ashtray. i dont smoke, but having that not function would bug me
       
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      I need to get mine installed. I have had all the parts for a while. I'm kinda waiting to get a newer headliner, so I can knock it all out at once.
       
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      yea. i knocked all mine out at once also. just ran the wires down the a-piler for later.

      well. i actually lost some light. the two bulbs in the ohc are single leds bouncing off a reflective housing. i really need to get some 360* ones. prob have to convert the bulbs to the newer style if i want to tho.. all the light at my feet is pretty much gone now due to it. but the bulbs in the stock dome light deff add a lot of light.
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      this was taken with a real camera, so its a little better
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    20. Xeek

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      painted some trim. still need to do the bumper valance. and mothers back-to-black on my window rubber
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      does anyone know where to find battery cables? i wanted to use my exploders but being the battery is on the other side, not gonna work.

      autozone discontinued the positive cable and the neg cable is $99!!
       
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      Have you looked at LMC truck or rockauto?

      Both maybe over-priced, but a thought in the right direction.
       
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      looks like rock auto has them. lmc truck is sold by lengths and you make your own.
      ill prob buy the cable from lmc and make my own. but for now i got rid of the cruddy positive cable end and the negative cable end thats stock and broke the tightening bolt on last night.

      so just new terminals, cables are the same. hopefully it makes a big difference
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      thanks, but they wont work. my exploders are brand new basically and i wanted to use them. but the ranger is setup differently, battery is on the drivers side, solenoid and fusebox is of the passenger side. so the cables are to short on :(
       
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      That's what I did with my xploders batt cables, just put new ends on.... I know I should replace them,but with money tight you do what you can afford.

      After pissing around with the positive cable snaking it out to take to advance to do a match and an epic fail later, I decided it was easier to replace the ends.
       

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