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Unread 07-17-2014, 01:57 PM   #38176
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So... Little known fact... At times, being colorblind makes things really interesting! LOL








And that's not even all of them, I still have 5 powers and 2 grounds to pull into that mess which is all getting spliced into a single plug. This is all for the center console piece alone. The dash will likely have a similar amount of wires for gauges, fuel pump, headlight circuits and ignition.




And last night I had this moment where I was like, crap, there's a ton of stuff going on in the back of this thing!




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Unread 07-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #38177
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Unread 07-17-2014, 02:26 PM   #38178
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Hi




Someone fix the a/c!!!! It's hot!
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Unread 07-17-2014, 02:33 PM   #38179
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i needa come see the pony car soon.
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Unread 07-17-2014, 02:38 PM   #38180
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I'll be there all evening. Merrick is supposed to be over around 6ish to do some jeep stuff. He'll need a hand... You can help him, I'll work on my wiring issues! LOL
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Unread 07-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #38181
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I'll be there all evening. Merrick is supposed to be over around 6ish to do some jeep stuff. He'll need a hand... You can help him, I'll work on my wiring issues! LOL
i have a latish appointment in lake las vegas. boo.
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Unread 07-17-2014, 02:57 PM   #38182
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i have an eyelash appointment in lake las vegas. boo.
a what?
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Unread 07-17-2014, 02:58 PM   #38183
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Won't be there tomorrow eve or sat eve but most of sat and likely all of sunday.
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Unread 07-17-2014, 03:49 PM   #38184
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late-ish. lol.
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Unread 07-18-2014, 05:30 PM   #38185
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Yup, I may have no life but hard to say I don't get much done... These pics compared to the pics above from yesterday. (oh I did some plastidip magic too on top of this... LOL)








But with that said, no work will be done tonight. Money will be spent on more goodies for the hooptie, then home, relax for a bit, then dinner and concert. Anti-progress will continue in the AM to consist hopefully of hooking up those couple remaining loose wires to one of my distribution blocks I need to mount, hooking up cooler fans, hooking up a pumper, maybe mounting a 2nd pumper if I get lucky here in about an hour and then moving on to making the dash plug into something as well. Pretty happy that the whole center console should come out simply by turning 4 quarter turn fasteners, unhooking one wire on the intercom that simply plugs in and then disconnecting that connector. Should make for very simple removal. My goal is to basically make removing the 8 bolts that mount the seats to the chassis the hardest part of pulling the interior. Goal is about 15 minutes to have the interior 100% bare so it can be pressure washed and then about 15 minutes to reinstall 100% of the interior. 8 1/4 turn fasteners, 8 bolts, 4 clips, 3 wire harness plugs and 3 intercom plugs and cab is gutted if all goes as planned.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 03:28 PM   #38186
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Hey guys I'm looking at a 2000 ford ranger with 31's and a 4 banger. Anyone have any experience with these trucks? Is the 4 banger like the jeep 4 banger where it can't get out of its own way? What else do I look for? It's got a spindle lift.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 05:14 PM   #38187
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Hey guys I'm looking at a 2000 ford ranger with 31's and a 4 banger. Anyone have any experience with these trucks? Is the 4 banger like the jeep 4 banger where it can't get out of its own way? What else do I look for? It's got a spindle lift.
Cant comment on the lift.


if you want you can come drive my 100% stock 4 banger for comparison.

driving to California the other week with 1 persons worth of camping crap and 1 person, I had OD turned off and was only able to keep like 50mph up the pass. Semi's were passing me

Driving up the back of the 215 or up summerlin parkway near the 215 is a 2nd or 3rd gear experience, with the engine screaming at like 5000 RPM, no joke. Dani always freaks and says it sounds like its going to explode. no sweat off my back if it does, but it's held strong so far.

Mine is a single cab....2wd....on stock itty bitty tires.

I never thought my 4cyl wrangler on 32's was bad until i hit the areas mentioned above, and it was terrible. If you wont be leaving the city and dont drive too much on the hilly spots you'll never notice. Big grades though, ugh. I would put this 100% stock truck on the same level as my lifted 4 banger jeep.

on the plus side when I went to get the axles in tucson I still got a total of 26mpg.

Also i dont know if you are getting a single cab or extended, but I'm 6'3" and 180. I know you're a much bigger guy than me. I'm okay in it, but it's FAR from a comfortable ride. I'm not sure how you'd fair if it was a single cab, my seat is back as far from the pedals as possible and that means it can hardly lean back at all....

Check the trans for slippage. make sure you get it good and warmed up. I recall something about the gasket for the plate in the transmission becoming delaminated and causing leaks resulting in slippage. There is a recall for this I think. The transmission in my truck was trashed with only 85,000 miles on it (when we bought it it was already slipping, we knew). I got another 1.5-2 years out of it with it slipping like crazy, drove it until I literally didnt feel safe pulling out into traffic. Flash forward $2400 for a rebuild....$4000 truck didnt seem like such a great deal at that point.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 08:10 PM   #38188
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Ford 4 bangers suck. if you are looking to buy a Ranger, opt for the 4.0. It's the only motor with any power in them, and I speak from experience. The 3.0 is gutless too, but plentiful.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 08:37 PM   #38189
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No wonder he is selling it so cheap lol guess ill keep looking.
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Unread 07-21-2014, 03:49 AM   #38190
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I drove one in Texas for a week while my car was in the shop. I had to down shift on the freeway every time I hit an overpass.
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