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fordtrucks-small-digest Wednesday, March 25 1998 Volume 02 : Number 089



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In this issue:

BFG long trail TA"s [james oxley ]
Re: TURBO/SUPERCHARGER [S-10 Killer ]
4.0L Mileage [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: 4.0L Mileage ["Bob Leifer" ]
Re: Gear Ratio's on 5-Speed Tranny [Tom Test ]
Power Steering Question [SNOOP22222 ]

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 09:48:58 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: BFG long trail TA"s

Howdy

A freind of mine is looking at BFG long trail TA's vs BFG AT"s. Just
wondering if anyone has experince with the long trails.

Thanks

OX

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 09:38:45 -0600 (CST)
From: S-10 Killer
Subject: Re: TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

Doesnt Eaton make the blowers for the 3.0L?
www.eaton.com

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2.3L, SVO OHC
S-10 Killer
GT-40 Ranger
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On Mon, 23 Mar 1998, Joe Merchak wrote:

> All this talk about turbos and NOS has made me think about adding one to
> mine 93 Ranger. Does anyone know where I can get a turbo/supercharger for a
> 93 with a 3.0 and auto?
>
> Thanks in advance
> Joe
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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 11:33:42, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: 4.0L Mileage

Hey all,

I just got back from a trip with my '98 Ranger with the 4.0L and a
stick. At 70 mph, all highway, it got 22.5 mpg. At 57 mph, all
highway, it got 26 mpg!!! It averages 18 mpg the way I drive, but
this weekend it really kicked a**.
Josh

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 17:23:58 -0500
From: "Bob Leifer"
Subject: Re: 4.0L Mileage

Guess I shoulda got the 4 liter; my 3 liter with auto on my 4x2 ranger gets
14.5 local and 21 max on the Highway. Next time!
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From: MR JOSH J TENNEY
To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 12:06 PM
Subject: 4.0L Mileage


>Hey all,
>
>I just got back from a trip with my '98 Ranger with the 4.0L and a
>stick. At 70 mph, all highway, it got 22.5 mpg. At 57 mph, all
>highway, it got 26 mpg!!! It averages 18 mpg the way I drive, but
>this weekend it really kicked a**.
>Josh
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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 22:55:29 EST
From: Tom Test
Subject: Re: Gear Ratio's on 5-Speed Tranny

In a message dated 98-03-06 16:00:08 EST, RandalDGazdeck writes:

> Anybody know the gear ratios for the 5-speed that comes in
> a 1991 Ranger 2wd ext-cab?

I know this has been a long time in coming to an answer, but
hey, I had to install a tach first. Based on RPMs at the same
speed for a pair of gears, fourth known to be direct, I get
approximately:

1st: 3.2
2nd: 2.4
3rd: 1.5
4th: 1.0
5th: .78

This is '92, 3.0, 2wd, standard cab, short bed, 3.45 axle. With
215/70 x 14 tires and this axle, I should get 22.4 mph/1000 rpm
in 4th; at 45 mph, I do. I checked 3rd against 4th at 45, 2nd
against 3rd at 30, and 1st against 2nd at 20 to calculate the
ratios, then watched what happened as I shifted between
4th and 5th at 65 to get the ratio for 5th.

By the way, these tests told me the speedometer reads about
10% low in the 60 - 75 range; I always wondered why everyone
else was driving so slowly.

I assume this to be the Mazda R1 transmission, though I've not
crawled under the truck to look for the ID tag. Your 2wd '91 is
probably the same transmission. This does not mean that your
gearset will be the same as mine. In other transmission families
(e.g. T-5) gearsets often differ depending on engine size, car
weight, and expected pattern of use.

Tom Test
'92 Ranger

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 23:51:56 EST
From: SNOOP22222
Subject: Power Steering Question

I recently purchased a 94 Ranger XL and it does not have power steering. I
was hoping to add this myself by purchasing the unit off a wrecked truck.
Does anybody here know how hard this would be and how much needs to be
replaced. I'm hoping to do it myself but am not sure at all what the job
entails. Any info would be appreciated.

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