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fordtrucks-small-digest Friday, February 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 038



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In this issue:

Re: Paxton [Bob Fiddes ]
Lifts [Midwest96 aol.com]
Wiring Books For 302 EFI Transplant. [Cullo aol.com]
Re: Lifts [mark fitzgerald ]
98 Ranger;Big Meats/Warranty [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioc]
Re: 98 Ranger;Big Meats/Warranty [Thom Cheney ]
Re: 98 Ranger;Big Meats/Warranty [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael]
Miles on Paxton [Andrew Schwartz ]
Air/intake, Cold or Hot? [FastRngXLT aol.com]

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Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 05:31:12 -0700
From: Bob Fiddes
Subject: Re: Paxton

Andrew:

What kind of price did you have in mind for the Paxton? I know that new
they run about $2500 but if the price is right, I would get it. The right
price for me is around the 700-800 range.

Thanks

Bob

Andrew Schwartz wrote:

> > By just putting the PAXTON on the Ranger you can expect about a 40 hp
> > gain. It is extremely noticable, really livens up the truck.
> >
> > It is for the 4.0L
> >
> > It will work on any of the 4.0L up to 94 I believe. 91-2 will need to
> > relocate the coolant overflow bottle. 95+ needs a different bracket
> > due to the ABS equipment.
> >
> > I will eventually be getting rid of the Splash. But I am working on my
> > new truck, 93 GMC Typhoon, so I still need something to drive around
> > while the Ty is still being built.
> >
> > I have not gotten any offers yet
> >
> > ANDREW
> > 94 Wht Ranger Splash
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz/and.html
> > 93 GMC Typhoon
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.syty.org
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com [SMTP:qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 10:36 AM
> > To: AndrewS SOFProd.com
> > Subject: Paxton
> >
> > What's the good word on the Paxton, Andrew??
> >
> > Is this for the 4.0?
> >
> > Wouldn't this be good for the 93-98 Explorers/Rangers as well?
> >
> > Are you getting rid of the splash, or just the Supercharger??
> >
> >
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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 10:15:01 EST
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Lifts

I am looking to lift 96F150 either 2" to 4" I have no expereince with this.
Where should I start looking, what is/are the costs of this? TIA,

Craig

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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 10:51:08 EST
From: Cullo aol.com
Subject: Wiring Books For 302 EFI Transplant.

I am putting a 93, 302 HO and AOD in an 87 Ranger. I found the following books
helpful for installing EFI.
Helm Publications Division, 14310 Hamilton Ave., Highland Park, MI 48203,
1-800-782-4356 sells detailed wiring diagrams for all car models. I bought
'Vacuum and Wiring Diagram' book for the 87 Ranger, one for a 93 Mustang and a
book titled 'Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual for the 93 Mustang.'
Ford Motorsport SVO has a book which can be ordered for $5.00, 'Multiport EFI
Engine Management Harness' (Wiring Harness Installation Manual)
If you can find copies of 'Muscle Mustangs and FF.' Nov. 1995, DEC. 1995 and
Jan 1996, there is a series on putting EFI in an older Mustang which is very
helpful. Another good book is on EFI is 'Ford Fuel Injection& Electronic
Engine Control' (How to Understand, Service and Modify) by Charles O. Probst.
There is a site on the net http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.bronco. com which has a helpful section
titled 'Installing a 5.0'5.8l EFI Engine In an Older Truck' which might be
helpful.

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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 07:50:26 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Lifts

first of all you need to consider why you are doing this before you
can decide on what type of lift you go with. If you're just looking to
stuff bigger meats under the fenders, with no improvements in ground
clearance save for the increase in tire size, you're looking for a 2
or 3 inch body lift. The downfall of this is due to the bigger tires,
you might "rub" the interior of your suspension under a full turn.
On the other hand, there are suspension kits ranging from a mild one
inch lift to astronomical amounts. Most people usually go with a four
or a five inch lift. Some of these lifts can be difficult to install
if you're not proficient. Along with the difficulty level, some of
these lifts also force you to modify your current brackets to the
point where returning to stock height will not be an option unless new
stock brackets are bought. Before lifting a truck, you need to find
out the lift laws within your state. I know that my truck when i had a
5 inch lift in it with 32' inch tires was at the maximum height (30
inches). This does vary state to state. Suspension lifts are more
expensive, but a homegrown version could be disastrous due to steering
angles etc. Dick Cepek makes a kit which costs 500$ as well as a kit
that runs 900$. Good luck....it's time to start puttin in those
overtime hours at the job.:) Anything else i can help out with let me
know. Sorry for the novel....

Fitzy






- ---Midwest96 aol.com wrote:
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> I am looking to lift 96F150 either 2" to 4" I have no expereince
with this.
> Where should I start looking, what is/are the costs of this? TIA,
>
> Craig
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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 12:49:50 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: 98 Ranger;Big Meats/Warranty

Well I just got a call from my salesman at Ford. My 98 Ranger 4x4 SC, ORP is
IN! Complete with chrome 16" Tri-spoke wheels and ....235's.

My salesman had me all lined up with aftermarket 255's for $100. (255's as
opposed to 265's because of the 16" wheel.) Everything was fine and dandy,
until he looked into it a little more. He was told by the head of the service
department that exceeding the recomended tire size (in the case of a 4x4 Off
Road, 16" wheels and 235's), the warranty would no longer be honored.

What a bummer. He said this was the case with if you exceed the recommended
tire size on any vehicle.

FEEDBACK PLEASE!!!

Also, any idea of the possibility, feasiblity of putting in a sunroof or
moonroof in the 98 Ranger Supercabs?? On my 93 supercab, I was told that it
wasn't possible due to structural support, but I HAVE seen them.

Thanks guys.

Mike in Michigan
96 Explorer Sport 4x4
97 F-150 SC 4x4 ORP
98 Ranger SC 4x4 ORP SOON!!!

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Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 09:59:40 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: 98 Ranger;Big Meats/Warranty

Interesting that in 1998 that size tire is considered "oversize." My
'97 STX came with the 265/75 15" tires.

I wonder if this is because of the front end redesign?

TC

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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 13:02:25 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: Re: 98 Ranger;Big Meats/Warranty

Thom, I really think it's just one of those things when you have to ask...."What
the hell were they thinking?"

My 93 has that same wheels set-up. 265's on the 15's, and that is still an
option. They just couldn't put the 265's on the 16's, which is the "standard"
tire for the Off Road Package. It's horse shi* if you ask me.

But, I haven't seen the truck yet so I shouldn't open my mouth yet. Maybe the
235's look sweet on a chrome 16" wheel....?
so!>

> Interesting that in 1998 that size tire is considered "oversize." My
> '97 STX came with the 265/75 15" tires.
>
> I wonder if this is because of the front end redesign?
>
> TC
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Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 11:44:06 -0800
From: Andrew Schwartz
Subject: Miles on Paxton

I put on about ~10,000 miles with the Paxton on the Truck. The Blower
has been off the truck for about a year (needed the better gas millege).

AnDREW

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Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 03:14:51 EST
From: FastRngXLT aol.com
Subject: Air/intake, Cold or Hot?

With all the talk about improving performance of an engine buy upgrading your
intake, I have a question mabey some of you could help out with. I have tried
several upgrades on my Ranger with a 3.0L V6 engine, my last being a ram air
type setup. I havent really noticed much increase in performance much, if any.
I have seen a "open air" element K&N filter avalible for the 4.0L
Exlporer/Ranger, but I am wondering how efficent the open air filter is.
Everyone says that a engine will benifit most when it gets a cold, straight
induction to make fuel burn quicker and effeciant. If so, whats the deal with
K&N selling an open air filter that resides under the hood where air temps are
the hottest? The only thing I can think of from looking at the pictures in the
....


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