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fordtrucks-small-digest Monday, January 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 027



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In this issue:

O2 sensor on '87 2.0? [Nathan Heid ]
Re: Add-A-Suggestion Please [Bill Funk ]
Re: Add-A-Suggestion Please [FastRngXLT ]
Re: Who cares about Toyota [FastRngXLT ]
ADMIN: Pigeon Forge Info [Ken Payne ]
tire size [David ]
Re: tire size ["Bryce" ]
Re: tire size ["Jerry Dean" ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #26 ["Lou Guerriero" ]
K&N Cone was: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #26 ["Bryce" ]
Re: K&N Cone was: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #26 (open element filters) []

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 10:08:18 -0500
From: Nathan Heid
Subject: O2 sensor on '87 2.0?

I have a 1987 Ranger with the 2.0L carburated engine. I'm trying to find
out why the fuel milage is dropping. I used to get 25-27 mpg on the
highway. Lately it's been 18-22.
Does this engine have an oxygen sensor? If it does, where is it? I don't
see anything in the normal location on the manifold.
I have an old service manual which breifly mentions an "EGO" sensor, but
give no really usefull information. Any ideas?

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 08:20:53 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Add-A-Suggestion Please

> From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
> Subject: Add-A-Suggestion Please
>
> Around the end of Feb. I'm going to put Dunlop Radial Rover
> RV's
> on my BII. Before then however I'm adding Add-A-Leafs. I have the
> option
> of getting the short or the long leafs, which do you suggest and why?
> Also I need to pick up new U-bolts(about an inch longer than stock)
> and
> nuts, do you know where I can get these? Thanks -- Mike
>

I put two of those Dunlop RR's on my F-250, and the tread seperated on
both of them within 15k miles. No off-road use at all, mostly in-town
trips.
Just my experience. Maybe a bad batch.

Bill Funk

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 12:25:10 EST
From: FastRngXLT
Subject: Re: Add-A-Suggestion Please

In a message dated 1/25/98 10:14:54 AM Eastern Standard Time,
skypilot starlink.com writes:


both of them within 15k miles. No off-road use at all, mostly in-town
trips.
Just my experience. Maybe a bad batch.
>>

I have the Dunlop Radial Rover RV's and love em.

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 12:27:34 EST
From: FastRngXLT
Subject: Re: Who cares about Toyota

In a message dated 1/25/98 2:32:30 AM Eastern Standard Time,
deanson1 flash.net writes:


ranger like the back seats actually face forward (not in) and the bed is
much larger (try fitting 8 large cases in a ranger, we could only get 3 of
them into a ranger flareside, yet they all went in the toy. too bad the
toy is so freaking expensive and I will say that I think all of the toy 2x4
trucks look totally stupid , they are too low and ugly, I wouldn't take
anything but a 4x4, all the ranger's look pretty good though. >>

You could fit more into a styleside.

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Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 14:18:47 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Pigeon Forge Info

Information for those planning on attending the F100
Nationals in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., May 12-16.

Show lingers on through the 17th. We plan on being there
with a booth May 15-17th.

Here's information about lodging. I wanted to recommend
hotels but its taking a ton of my time so I'm simply going
to present some web site addresses for everyone. My wife
and I got married in this area and a travel agent got us
very good rates. Those who don't want to call any of
the hotels listed should try a travel agent.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pigeon-forge.tn.us/hot-mot.html - Hotels/motels
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pigeon-forge.tn.us/cgrounds.html - Campgrounds
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pigeon-forge.tn.us/pfattrct.html - Entertainment
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pigeon-forge.tn.us/pfshopp.html - Shopping
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pigeon-forge.tn.us/pfrest.html - Restaurants
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pigeon-forge.tn.us/milemap.html - Map and milage
from major cities.

Gatlinburg - about 8 miles outside of Pigeon Forge. Much nicer
town - hugs the river and its nestled right on the opening
of the valley. Town is built on both sides of a river which
runs between the mountains.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.gatlinburg.com/accomo.html - Hotels/motels
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.gatlinburg.com/attract.html - Attractions
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.gatlinburg.com/chcamp.html - Campgrounds
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.gatlinburg.com/map.html - Maps and milage

Nearest airport is in Maryville, south of Knoxville. Don't know
exactly how far from Pigeon Forge but I would guess 60 miles
or less.

Another good place to stay is Sevierville, which is about 5-10
miles outside of Pigeon Forge. Don't have any information on
that town (yet). This is where Peggy and I tied the knot. Not
much to do here but I'm sure the rates are good and its not
far from Pigeon Forge.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 16:34:32 -0500
From: David
Subject: tire size

What is the largest tire size that can be mounted on a Ranger without any
modifications or complications? Are there any adjustments that must be made
to (steering, brakes, fuel line, etc) when installing a body lift kit? Is
it possible to retain proper alignment or steering after a suspension lift?
Will a suspension lift cause tires to wear faster? Are there any other
complications associated with either a suspension or body lift that will
shorten the life of any parts on a truck?

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 17:02:43 -0500
From: "Bryce"
Subject: Re: tire size

I think the general concensus is that a 31x10.5r15 will fit on a '93 to '97
Ranger 4x4. The biggest tires that came stock on these year 4x4's was a
265/75r15 tire. I have these on my truck from the factory and have had no
problems with rubbing, etc. If you go bigger than the 31's or 265's and
you will probably need bigger wheels than the stock 15x7's.

Bryce
Bryce's 4xFord Ranger Page
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995

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> From: David
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject: tire size
> Date: Sunday, January 25, 1998 4:34 PM
>
> What is the largest tire size that can be mounted on a Ranger without any
> modifications or complications? Are there any adjustments that must be
made
> to (steering, brakes, fuel line, etc) when installing a body lift kit? Is
> it possible to retain proper alignment or steering after a suspension
lift?
> Will a suspension lift cause tires to wear faster? Are there any other
> complications associated with either a suspension or body lift that will
> shorten the life of any parts on a truck?
>
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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 17:29:02 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: tire size

You can mount a 31x10.5x15 tire on a 4x4 Ranger without any modifications.
They are basically the same as the metric size 265/75R15 tires. You have to
be careful of brake line length, airbag sensors and steering shaft length
when you install a body lift. As long as you o to a compitent alignment
shop that is familier with 4x4 lifts, then you will have no problem keeping
the truck in alignment, no matter how much lift you install. Need more on
mods and other stuff for lifting a Ranger, then contact me for further
details.

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 18:16:55 -0500
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #26

Hi,

Been reading about K&N's... wondering... Is it worth just putting in the
K&N replacement.. Or changing it to a "cone".. friend of mine did the cone
thing in his honda car.... He is hyped on it.. but I wonder.. it must put
things outta wack a bit.... And seems like a lot of work...

Lou Guerriero
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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 22:14:48 -0500
From: "Bryce"
Subject: K&N Cone was: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #26

For off roading, I stuck with the enclosed air breather system and get the
replacement filter. I was just too sure that I'd suck up some water with
the exposed filter. I think the heated air from the engine compartment
might throw off the EEC and fuel mixtures with the exposed filter,
too...IMHO hot air wont help performance.

Bryce
Bryce's 4xFord Ranger Page
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995

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> From: Lou Guerriero
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #26
> Date: Sunday, January 25, 1998 6:16 PM
>
> Hi,
>
> Been reading about K&N's... wondering... Is it worth just putting in
the
> K&N replacement.. Or changing it to a "cone".. friend of mine did the
cone
> thing in his honda car.... He is hyped on it.. but I wonder.. it must
put
> things outta wack a bit.... And seems like a lot of work...
>
> Lou Guerriero
> ________________________________
> Web: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.echelon.ca/loug/
> E-Mail: mailto:loug echelon.ca OR
> mailto:loug bigfoot.com
> ICQ UIN: 1235438
> Kali NN: Loucifur
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Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 00:40:59 EST
From: FastRngXLT
Subject: Re: K&N Cone was: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #26 (open element filters)

In a message dated 1/25/98 10:17:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, bryceb ibm.net
writes:


replacement filter. I was just too sure that I'd suck up some water with
the exposed filter. I think the heated air from the engine compartment
might throw off the EEC and fuel mixtures with the exposed filter,
too...IMHO hot air wont help performance. >>

To add to your statement, I modified my intake filter housing on my 96' 3.0L
using the same cone K&N airfilter. Underhood temps didn't seem to matter, I
didn't notice any huge gains nor did I notice any decrees in performance under
any driving conditions except moist, rainy, or cold weather. It seems as if
coldness or damp humid air (typical Florida air) affects the 3.0L engine/PCM
performance. The act of an open airfilter element solved this problem by
using underhood air. There is an aftermarket open element filter you can get
for the 4.0L Explorer/Ranger trucks, but I'm not positive on the outcome of....


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