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    How many miles on your 2ND GEN EX?

    133,000 and in the process of replacing heads.....looks like gasket issue that went too long heads warped by 9 and 8 then bill marsh broke the rear chain guide so i gotta wait til monday to get my truck back
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    head gasket prob??

    Yea I probably would bro but as much as i like the sploder I'm getting rid of it later this year when I recoup some savings from this job, I'm going back to a chevy pickup
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    head gasket prob??

    well after the biggest cluster f***k ever I finally found out whats the prob is.....both the heads are warped! They cant be milled because it will mess up something to do with the chain or somethin but I did find some used heads with 100,000 on them for 140 bucks a piece, at least the block isnt...
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    How to: 2nd gen bodylift - PA 883 Bodylift Instructions

    I was looking online and cant find a 2" BL for the ranger...could I simply cut an inch off the 3" BL pucks? I've already got 3" of suspension lift but the front is maxed out and all I really want is another 1.5" but I could do two and eventually put 33's/35's on her. would the steering linkage...
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    head gasket prob??

    I think I lucked out, My bro know a guy that will do it for a thousand bucks, he sends the heads out to get tested and does this stuff all the time. since he works for the company my dad works for it looks very promising, and i will be putting the best effin gaskets in there i can buy by the...
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    head gasket prob??

    well, just got the verdict.....its the head gasket. not sure yet if its a crack or just gasket yet gotta wait for taxes to pay the the job, will update when finished thanks guys
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    head gasket prob??

    It only overheats (temp guage redlines) every week or two when the rad gets to about a 1/4 to 1/2 gal low. As far as my temp guage will tell me anyway. It slowly gets pushed out the rad until it overheats so now i just top it off every few days to prevent further engine damage. And I crank the...
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    head gasket prob??

    yea I knew putting that sealer stuff would just muff it up more and mine is nowhere near as bad as yours.....so far. I'm taking mine in to the only mech I trust on tuesday, he's going to run some diagnostics and trouble shoot but he said he has seen it before and sometimes it turns out to be the...
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    head gasket prob??

    awesome......guess ile know next week, cracked head or gasket????
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    head gasket prob??

    anyone??? bump bump
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    head gasket prob??

    Hey guys, I've been having coolant prob ever since i got my ex. I've got an 01 xls v6 4.0 with 130,000 miles. I was having missing coolant about a year ago and got the intake gaskets redone, prob solved. now the coolant from the rad is slowly dumping into the resevoir jug emptying itself and not...
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    November - December 2010 "Submission Thread" Theme: Enjoying the Outdoors

    heres mine 01 ex 130xxx, went with the f-150 lift and got bout 3 inches, prolly 2.5 actual cuz she was already sagging in the rear, 15 inch 3.75 offset rockcrawlers and some 31x10.5 mudterrains with more mods to come, I have the war153 shackles but undecided on using them also
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    rear axle off center after lift, help..

    sounds like a plan then, I wont have time till next weekend or the one after but I will give it a try. Thanks for all your help guys
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    rear axle off center after lift, help..

    You think the fifth shock would throw it off that much? I only got about 2.5 inches of lift. this is my dd too, will removing the fifth shock make handling worse or is it just to trouble shoot the prob? thanks
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    rear axle off center after lift, help..

    It does have the fifth shock mounted on the passenger side, its on a diagonal, I never removed the main leaf on my ex when installing the extra leafs, btw i only added two f150 leafs per side with all the ex leafs, they alternate (main/f150/ex/f150/ex), there was a minimal amount of manuvering...
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    rear axle off center after lift, help..

    Hey guys, so I finally got around to doing the f-150 leaf spring lift/tt and it worked better than expected, with the exception of what appears to be the rear axle shifted over to the passenger side about 3/4 of an inch. The centering pins are....centered, I added the springs one at a time, new...
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    torque specs for 2001 xls stock ubolts

    thanks, thats close to what I've been finding, I'll keep looking. where did you get that number from?
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    torque specs for 2001 xls stock ubolts

    Does anybody know the torque specs for a 2001 XLS 4 wheel drive, 4.0L v6 for the u-bolts, I'm doing the f150 leaf spring lift and cant seem to find valid info for the specs, wanted to do the lift this weekend but cant find em! thanks
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    shackle lift? add a leaf? Iknowbutneedhelp

    So I was looking at the chevy 1500 springs and it didnt look like it had enough arc for the job so I took them back and they let me dig around and pick out the ones I wanted....I found a pair of 99 f150 springs that have more arc and are 4 yrs newer and look like they are the same size as my...
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    shackle lift? add a leaf? Iknowbutneedhelp

    I will be using the main from the ex so everything should line up anyway right? the only thing I may have to do is shave and inch or so off each chevy spring end to fit cuz there a few inches longer than my ex leafs. I will be doing this next weekend too busy this week but that will give me time...
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    shackle lift? add a leaf? Iknowbutneedhelp

    Went to the salvage yard this morn, they just sold there last f150 leaf packs yesterday, go figures right. So... I bought a set from a chevy 1500, there 2-1/2" wide and a lil longer than the f150 but there in good shape so Im going to try and see what happens, I'm sure no matter what I will get...
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    shackle lift? add a leaf? Iknowbutneedhelp

    I think I found a guy with f250 leaf packs for 60 bucks if that dont work I'm going to the salvage yard tommorrow. Everyone i have called says there is no aal kit for an 01 ex?? I didnt know they stopped making them, I think I like this idea better any way, I'm going to swap the springs, leaving...
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    shackle lift? add a leaf? Iknowbutneedhelp

    Thanks alot bro, how many leafs are in the f150 pack 4 or 5? and how many inches of lift would require new shocks? I called the scrap yard and they said the 4leaf pack would run 55 bucks per pack which sounds cheap enough but the add a leaf is only 80 bucks which gives the same lift-ish. I dont...
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    shackle lift? add a leaf? Iknowbutneedhelp

    so if I take the overload spring out what type of springs did you put in place, shorter springs with a little arc or matching arc to the main spring, I think I like the idea of the f150 spring did you use the whole pack or just the main, and what year or does it matter? also ive read that going...
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