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    V8 Tranny, 4R70W Changes Over Model Years?

    I got a remanufactured tranny and ordered by VIN. What I was sent is 3/8 to 1/2" shorter. The mounting bolts at the crossmember hit that short of fitting into the slotted holes. I drilled and slotted the holes larger and got it to fit. However I ended up having to clearance the body, as the...
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    Rear Air Assist Bags

    I want to get some air assist for a better ride and to be able to haul stuff level and safe. I have found kits made by Ride Tech or AirLift for Rangers. I get some time this AM to get some measurements and see if they will fit or be adaptable. I recently removed Monroe air shocks. The Monroe's...
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    LED Available for Luggage Compartment/Cargo Light

    When I went to interior LED's they did not have this one available. I ordered one to replace the one out of place incandescent yellow light bulb in the way back. I should get a bit brighter and matching white light. I did not measure fitment, I'll see when it gets here...
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    Blown & Ventilated

    Summer time and my blown 306 gets hot under boost. I have a 180 degree thermostat installed and I am seeing 190-195............. OK I can see that after a hard pull and it recovers well if moving, but idling after a pull in the summer heat is questionable. A small V8, Headers and a supercharger...
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    Extending the Stock Roof Rack

    I used U-Pull parts matched to my rig, got the mounting rails/slides, center supports/skid/spars, the square, slide nuts that fit in the rails, and a couple extra rail/slide mounting bolts. The extra bolts were needed as the heads stripped a bit on a couple of them when I removed them. I used...
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    Is a Rear Air Deflector Cool and Do These Mud flaps Make My Rear Look Fat? (Trying to minimize getting road gunk on the rear of my X)

    I am hoping to reduce the blow back on the rear window. The road gunk/dirt/snow/magnesium chloride builds fast and makes a mess of the rear of the vehicle. Getting gear in and out can be a challenge to stay clean and perhaps the rear window will stay cleaner longer. Anyone know of a good rear...
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    Tires - Going Back to Stock 255/70R16

    I got a damaged tire, could be fixed, but shouldn't be fixed to be safe...................currently running Falken Wildpeaks 265/75R16's(32X10.5's) with Limited rims. I suppose I could try to match-up a used tire, but do not want to risk the AWD transfer case. I ordered 5 so I can rotate the...
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    Engine Cooling & Performance Water Pump?

    I found this in a search for a performance water pump and am going to try it: https://flowkoolerwaterpumps.com/products/1666-1996-2001-ford-explorer-and-mercury-mountaineer-water-pump (I bought from Summit Racing) I bought new and installed the older thicker radiator when I rebuilt, run a 180...
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    Front Axle - Solid Axle, Independent and Wheeling

    I have driven with both on varied trails and off road parks. I had a fullsize Bronco with TTB, swapped-in a D44, and an Explorer now. There is research and experience, both of which suggest what style axle and suspension you run depends on what you want to run with it. I very much enjoyed...
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    Bad EECIV or EECV?

    These EEC are getting old and can go bad. I have two spares and had to use one last week. I got a check engine light and the codes all pointed to the ignition or EECV. I had just replaced plugs, wires, coils, and the cam sensor was new 5,000 miles ago....................I replaced the...
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    Steering Lower Shaft and Rack & Pinion

    I had been watching steering wheel slop and finally had to do something as it got drastically worse with 1 1/4" play...................... The column is fine, the lower steering shaft was not. The slip shaft and the double cardan u-joints were loose. The u-joints were not easily rebuildable...
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    Braided Stainless Brake Lines

    I kinda gave-up on these and they finally showed-up. I ordered through Deerfield and they took a long time to arrive. I put these on my old Bronco, noticed an improvement, plus the stock rubber lines are old and it is not a bad idea to replace them.. I think you can see part numbers in the...
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    Boost = PVC Air/Oil Separator

    I think it is a good idea. It should reduce emission of burnt oil and keep away the possibility of fouling plugs. What do you all think for boosted applications and/or do you run one? I have been running my Kenne Bell boosted rig without the PVC valve, just a hose from crankcase to vacuum, as...
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    Front Air Shocks

    I have been running air shocks for a few years, looked this stuff up for a future replacement. Monroe made a shock that fit, though I did space it away from the axle as far as I could at the bottom mount. I was concerned with the clearance of the air bag and the CV boot clamp, so spaced it...
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    Oh No, Big Tow's or Recovery

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I was just about to rip up Vail Pass heading east, home from a camping trip and lost power Sunday. I thought I lost the fuel pump, I fixed it yesterday as I was waiting on a pump. I installed it about a year ago. The damn tubing that came with the high volume Walbro kit...
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    Spiffing-Up the Rig

    Ok, this has turned into exterior paint and seat covers! Yep, The old front seat covers have about had it and I want matching covers for the rear. I am going to try Marathon covers made from cordura nylon for toughness in Typhon Kryptek Camo and I just also found a center consul on sale by...
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    Boost Calculation and Tuning the 5.0 for Boost with Kenne Bell's Wisdom = 68 HP gain with 4lbs of Boost!!!!!

    I ran a large pulley to get it running safe and thought it time to maybe run my smaller pulley to get more boost. The calculations with the info. here from Kenne Bell gave me the confidence to run the smaller pulley for winter. ((14.7air pressure psi+ Boost in psi)/14.7 air pressure) X (engine...
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    Push Bar/Bull Bar

    The Ranger Edge front required that I mount the bumper higher on the frame than I wanted. I got it looking good/lined-up with the body but not fully supported. I still need to add two mounts at the back of the bull bar to the frame and two more at the bumper mounts to the frame. I will be...
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    DIY 5.0 Exhaust on the cheap for My Build?

    I came from F150/Bronco's and am finding the 5.0 dual exhaust on these to be adequate for my build with Torque Monster Headers. Well until you get to the muffler, I want some sound and a bigger 3" tailpipe. I am only running 5lbs of boost and the stock cam. It is not a high revving engine...
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    0-60 Pulls? I got an old vid.

    Sorry I am not with it enough to use any of these to post my video. Please delete. Dailymotion Facebook Liveleak Metacafe Vimeo YouTube
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    2000 Tire size and Speedo/Odometer

    I am getting better mileage than I thought. Whohoo! At least a half MPG more. At 72.31 MPH the speedo is reading 70 at 90 almost 93! I forgot about the fact that Forscan will only allow up too a 265/75 -15 658 revs/mile. I put on 265/75 16's, set the Speedo in the GEM module with Forscan...
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    Surgery, Butt Lift

    I got to play truck last weekend. Trimmed-off weight and got a butt lift. I am going to finish it with more tube around the corners. I don't tow anything but use the hitch for bikes. This will make it hard to drag the bikes and gained a better departure angle. I want to 4 link it...
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    Anyone run 255/85 16's?

    I am thinking of going a bit larger but not wider. I want the additional clearance but don't need the wider footprint and weight for what I do. I also believe pizza cutters get a better bite in the snow. I run stock Limited rims. I have done a TT and shackles with air shocks. I like the...
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    Aggressive AT tire?

    I have decided on a 265/75 R16 (31.6"X10.4"). I run stock 16" limited wheels with 1.5" spacer, TT and 2" of lift shackles. I am leaning towards the Goodyear Duratrac for price and ride. "Ride", I see the Duratrac made in load range "C" and the BFG KO2 is not. The only reason the Duratrac is...
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    Embarrassed by Spark Plug Condition.

    I have had plugs and wires sitting on a shelf for 6 months, since I bought this X.............. It started running a little rough so I did them yesterday. The old plugs had a nice tan color but the gap was worn way open! They are just worn-out and likely the stock motorcraft plugs and wires...
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