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fordtrucks-small-digest Friday, February 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 060



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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In this issue:

Installing Tow-Hooks [Brad Allerheiligen ]
Whistling Explorer II [Kleenfill aol.com]
Re: Ignition timing [CNOEL webtv.net (Christopher Noel)]
Re: Gas Mileage/power improvement [mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)]
timing [mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #53 ["Chuck Margulies"
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #57 ["Chuck Margulies"
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #51 ["Chuck Margulies"
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #55 ["Chuck Margulies"
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #54 ["Chuck Margulies"

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 07:59:09 -0800
From: Brad Allerheiligen
Subject: Installing Tow-Hooks

I have a 94 Ranger XLT Supercab 2x4. I have a 5 inch lift and 31's I try to
get off-road as often as possible, and ocassionally end up stuck. So I
want to install tow-hooks front and rear, has anyone on this list done this
same mod, what locations you used for mounting, bolt-on vs. welding,
what brand hook etc.

- -Brad-
94 Ranger XLT 4.0L Pre-Runner (NSTYXLT)

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 11:17:27 EST
From: Kleenfill aol.com
Subject: Whistling Explorer II

I just recently bought a used '96 Explorer. While driving at highway speeds,
usually in the 2000RPM range, a whistling sound is coming from around the area
under the gas pedal. Above or below that speed range, the sound disappears. We
took it back to the dealer for service and they agreed to fix it. They said
they put on 'frame ears' to ascertain the source of the problem and replaced
the valve body and gasket. They say the noise is gone but that there is some
noise from the intake that is normal. They checked the engine for vacuum leaks
and didn't find any and it still whistles. Does anyone have any idea on what
would cause this and how to fix it? Thanks.

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 12:17:42 -0500
From: CNOEL webtv.net (Christopher Noel)
Subject: Re: Ignition timing

here's an artical i found for you its on the magazine off- road apil 98
page 58.

it talks about raising the timing for additional hp

Christopher H. Noel

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:20:42 +0000
From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
Subject: Re: Gas Mileage/power improvement

Robert,
Hi, read your message on fordtrucks-small listservice. What is the
throttle body? What is the MAM? I have a '86 BroncoII(2.9L efi), could I
benefit from changing these on my vehicle? I'ld appreciate any help you
can give. I'm slowly but surely building this truck.
I have a K&N Air filter, 8.8mm plug wires, full synthetic oil, 30x9.50
dunlop RR R/V's. Soon I'll be putting a cat-back system on, but I need
help knowing what else I can do for more torque. Bolt on preferably since
the engine does not use any oil. I do not want to mess-up a good thing.
Also do you know what can be done for making 4Lo lower?
Again ideas and suggestions are welcome! -- Mike edi1.com

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:27:11 +0000
From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
Subject: timing

How's everyone? Hope OK. I've got a question about timing the BRONCO
II('86 2.9EFI). Hope someone will help!
I read on a tech board that increasing the BTDC (Like from the
factory 10 degrees to 14 degrees) increases the torque while retarding
the advance increases the top end. To me that seems backwards. What do
you think?
I also read that the computer has a knock retard function. So
adjusting the timing probably makes no difference. What about this?
I'm getting 30x9.50's this week and want to bump up the torque where
I can.
My E-mail address is mike edi1.com
I'll also be watching the small trucks list.
Thanks a lot for your input. And if there are any Professional
Mechanics out there, please help. Thanks -- Mike

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:45:43 -0600
From: "Chuck Margulies"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #53

Here's #53

chuck
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>
>fordtrucks-small-digest Saturday, February 21 1998 Volume 02 : Number 053
>
>
>
>=======================================================================
>Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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>In this issue:
>
> Rewiring 98 Ranger fog lights
[EdDSP aol.com]
> Re: Rewiring 98 Ranger fog lights ["Bryce"
]
> ADMIN: Survey Results Working (Beta) [Ken Payne
]
>
>=======================================================================
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 21:23:01 EST
>From: EdDSP aol.com
>Subject: Rewiring 98 Ranger fog lights
>
>Anyone know exactly what to do in order to be able to activate the factory
>foglights w/o turning on the headlights?
>
>- -Ed
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 23:10:37 -0500
>From: "Bryce"
>Subject: Re: Rewiring 98 Ranger fog lights
>
>You would have to somehow bipass the relay thet is in the fuse/relay block
>in the engine compartment...this relay is what is used to make them turn on
>only with the low beams. I think that the easiest way would be to rewire
>the fog lights with an aftermarket wiring harness for off road lights and
>use the factory switch. Pep Boys sells just this type of harness for about
>$20. I don't think that there is an easy way to use the existing wiring
>from the truck unless you can get a goos schematic somewhere...my haynes
>book doesn't even show the fogs in its diagrams.
>
>Check the legality of this before you do this also...I'm pretty sure it's
>not legal to have your fog lights on with any other light setting than with
>the low beams in my neck of the woods....That doesn't mean that the
>rice-boys in their rice-rockets don't run around in the daylight with fogs
>on around here.
>
>Bryce
>Bryce's 4xFord Ranger Page
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995
>
>- ----------
>> From: EdDSP aol.com
>> To: fordtrucks-small listservice.net
>> Subject: Rewiring 98 Ranger fog lights
>> Date: Friday, February 20, 1998 9:23 PM
>>
>> Anyone know exactly what to do in order to be able to activate the
>factory
>> foglights w/o turning on the headlights?
>>
>> -Ed
>> +---------Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2--------+
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>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 01:38:59 -0500
>From: Ken Payne
>Subject: ADMIN: Survey Results Working (Beta)
>
>I've finally got the survey results working. Rather than continue
>to use the brain-dead CGI script for results (it was giving very
>bizarre results) I wrote a C++ program that sorts a 450k file
>into survey percentages and builds a 300k+ HTML result file.
>Your browser displays this file. Fairly quick considering that
>its doing about several million parses (takes about 10 seconds) on
>a multi-user Sun Workstation. This is a beta version. Although
>I've been programming for years this is my first complete dynamic
>web content program. It took about 1 day of coding. I think most
>everyone will like it. It will be greatly enhanced over the course
>of the weekend, with sorting and better catagorization.
>
>Give it a try (its not directly linked on the web site so you
>have to use this URL):
>
>http://www.ford-trucks.com/survey/results/t.shtml
>
>Let me know what you think and give me any suggestions.
>
>I'm also working on a program which will allow password protected
>access to the web site. This will allow me to give free web
>space to users, within reason. Lastly, I hope to replace the
>Java chat server with my own C/C++ program. Both these projects
>are considerably harder than the survey program.
>
>Ken Payne
>Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>http://www.ford-trucks.com
>
>------------------------------
>
>End of fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #53
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>
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>Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/
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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:46:24 -0600
From: "Chuck Margulies"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #57

Here's #57

Chuck
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>
>fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, February 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number
057
>
>
>
>=======================================================================
>Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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>In this issue:
>
> Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #56 [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI -
Micha]
> FW: Ignition Timing [Michael Peacock
]
> BBK ["Jerry Dean"
]
> re: BBK [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J
TENNEY)]
> 1990 Ranger for sale [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J
TENNEY)]
> Re: BBK ["Jerry Dean"
]
>
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>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 15:17:57 -0500
>From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
>Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #56
>
>Thanks for the input Andre. But dont you think that if this was a TSB from
Nov
>96, that it would have been fixed on a 98 production truck?
>
>
>
>>
>> Mike in Michigan
>>
>> The "clunk" you are hearing from your rear-end is probably the drive
>> line. Ask your local Ford dealer for TSB (Technical Service Bulletin)
>> 962417 from Nov. 96. The problem is the loosening of the 12 point
>> driveline bolts. I had my 95' 4 x 4 Supercab XLT 4.0L back to the dealer
>> for a warranty repair. They R & R'd the bolts, loc-tited them, and
>> marked the drive line with the date, repair, and mechanics initials. The
>> same problem can be caused by the transmission output shaft yoke. Same
>> fix as the driveline. For a complete listing of TSB's check out
>> Awsome site for getting one up on your
>> local dealers Service Writers.
>>
>> Good Luck, Andre E. Benguerel
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 18:17:03 -0500
>From: Michael Peacock
>Subject: FW: Ignition Timing
>
>How's everyone? Hope OK. I've got a question about timing the BRONCO
>II('86 2.9EFI). Hope someone will help!
>
>I read on a tech board that increasing the BTDC (Like from the factory 10
>degrees to 14 degrees) increases the torque while retarding the advance
>increases the top end. To me that seems backwards. What do you think?
>
>I also read that the computer has a knock retard function. So adjusting
>the timing probably makes no difference. What about this?
>
>I'm getting 30x9.50's this week and want to bump up the torque where I
>can.
>
>My E-mail address is mgpkep juno.com -- or -- mike edi1.com
>I'll also be watching the small trucks list.
>
>Thanks a lot for your input. And if there are any Professional Mechanics
>out there, please help. Thanks -- Mike
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 18:59:17 -0500
>From: "Jerry Dean"
>Subject: BBK
>
>This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
>
>- ------=_NextPart_000_009A_01BD4156.4EBACDA0
>Content-Type: text/plain;
> charset="iso-8859-1"
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
>
>Anyone out there ever install a BBK Instacharger on their Ranger? I'm =
>thinking of putting one on, but I'm not quite sure yet. Will it void my =
>warranty if I install it?
>
>- ------=_NextPart_000_009A_01BD4156.4EBACDA0
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> charset="iso-8859-1"
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
>
>
>Anyone out there ever install a BBK =
>Instacharger=20
>on their Ranger?  I'm thinking of putting one on, but I'm not quite =
>sure=20
>yet.  Will it void my warranty if I install =
>it?
>
>- ------=_NextPart_000_009A_01BD4156.4EBACDA0--
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:20:26, -0500
>From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
>Subject: re: BBK
>
>You will void the warranty with the Instacharger. I am thinking of
>doing the same thing to my 4.0L in my '98, but I'm gonna wait a year
>or two. I did order a 66mm throttle body from them, actually
>Brother's Performance who does their selling, but I haven't seen it
>yet. It's supposed to add 8-10 hp. I hope so. What year Ranger are
>ya gonna put it on?
>
>Josh
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:17:45, -0500
>From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
>Subject: 1990 Ranger for sale
>
>Hi all,
>
>We just got a '90 Ranger in on trade. It is an XLT 4x2 regular cab
>long box. It has cruise, tilt, air, and AM/FM stereo. It also has
>the 2.9L V6 with a 5 speed manual tranny. It has 152,000 miles on it,
> but the engine was rebuilt at 125,000, so its pretty fresh. Runs
>good, new brakes, about 70% treadware, and the paint is surprising
>well for a '90. It has dual exhaust and an aluminum topper. Anyone
>interested? Only $4500.
>
>Josh
>KNBD87D prodigy.com
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 21:01:51 -0500
>From: "Jerry Dean"
>Subject: Re: BBK
>
>I know that replacing the throttle body alone voids the warranty, but I was
>thinking of chancing it and keeping my stock parts in case something
>happens. Gonna call BBK and get some prices to help me make my final
>decision. I'm putting it on a 96 Ranger that I have. The only problem is
>that I have too many other things going on with the truck right now and I
>might have to wait awhile to do the engine upgrades.
>
>------------------------------
>
>End of fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #57
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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:47:15 -0600
From: "Chuck Margulies"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #51

Here's #51

Chuck
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Date: Thursday, February 19, 1998 5:49 AM
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>
>fordtrucks-small-digest Thursday, February 19 1998 Volume 02 : Number 051
>
>
>
>=======================================================================
>Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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>In this issue:
>
> Dallas/Ft. Worth Junkyards [Jeff Baker
]
> RE: Explorer chair beats gloves ["Roberson, John"
]
> re: Explorer Owners??? & '98 rear wiper [Bob Scola

> Our Ranger's finally in :-)
[EdDSP aol.com]
>
>=======================================================================
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 07:02:50 -0500
>From: Jeff Baker
>Subject: Dallas/Ft. Worth Junkyards
>
>Jeff,
> I used to live in Ft. Worth and there is a string if junkyards south of
>Ft. Worth. The guy that owns them has one for Ford products only (as well
as
>Chevy, Dodge, etc...). I don't remember the name of the road to take out of
>town, hoever, they arein the phone book. Last time I went, I was looking
for
>a few parts for my 86 Ranger. The guys has a good selection of parts. The
>major pieces are already off the vehicles. Give him a try.
>
>Jeff Baker
>jeffbaker mci2000.No_Junk.com (Home)
>'92 Ranger XLT Long bed, 2.3L
>
>You wrote......
>
>Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 17:14:19 EST
>From: BDIJXS aol.com
>Subject: Hey Texans!
>
>Hello Anyone on the List from Dallas/Ft. Worth area,
>
>I'm looking for a recommendation on any good JUNKYARDS in the D/FW area
that
>would have Bronco parts....in particular, 78-79 years....I'm heading to
>Dallas
>for a project this week, and I might have some time off....
>
>Thanks!
>
>Colorado Jeff
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 08:48:32 -0500
>From: "Roberson, John"
>Subject: RE: Explorer chair beats gloves
>
>There are no gloves, no under hood or glove lights with the '98 Explorer
>Limited. Some other good things like "Puddle" lights, etc. Did get a
>shart looking travel bag.
>so far much better than the '94 Limited.
>
>John Roberson
>Channel Marketing Manager
>978-952-5661
>978-952-5824 Fax
>978-952-5028 Private Fax
>jroberson xyplex.com
>www.xyplex.com
>
>> ----------
>> From: ErRNit aol.com[SMTP:ErRNit aol.com]
>> Reply To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 10:53 PM
>> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
>> Subject: Explorer chair beats gloves
>>
>> Hey all...
>> Brand new Explorer owner here, 98 AWD V8, and so far very happy. I
>> didn't see
>> any gloves with my jack, but I did get a gift around Xmas time.... 2
>> folding
>> chairs, monogrammed with Ford's logo (of course)..still they're
>> pretty nice,
>> fold easily, and come with a travel bag. Anyone else getting this
>> treatment,
>> or is Ford making up for my 68 Galaxy that fell apart one month after
>> I bought
>> it at 17.
>> Take it easy...
>> Dave Allman - Oak Park
>> +---------Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco
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>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 09:40:02 -0800
>From: Bob Scola
>Subject: re: Explorer Owners??? & '98 rear wiper
>
>Kris:
>I do. '97 XLT.. (Currently a White "Ice Cream" truck, but cool side
>graphics have just arrived...)
>
>For your rear wiper problem on the '98, there was a discussion & some
>solutions back on the usenet newgroup a month or 2 ago-
>
>Go to www.dejanews.com & type in: rear wiper 98 & click
Find.
>
>That should bring up the related posts for you.
>
>Bob
>- -------------------------------
>Not that I don't love hearing about Ford Rangers, but i was just wondering
>if
>anyone out there had an Explorer??
>I also have a question, I have a '98 Sport, and the rear wiper constently
>misses a large patch at the top of the windshield. Does anyone else have
>this
>problem? I would suspect it would only apply to the 1998's since they
>redesigned the rear hatch and glass. I never had such a problem on my old
>BroncoII, but it's rear window was flat, and this is curved.
>Thanks,
>Kris
>1998 Black Explorer Sport
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 17:55:01 EST
>From: EdDSP aol.com
>Subject: Our Ranger's finally in :-)
>
>Left the dealer at noon time today to start breaking it in. I forget who
>emailed me about the tires, but you were right...the truck does need the
265s,
>those 235s look kinda small. I thought it was supposed to have polished
>5-spoke aluminum wheels, instead it came with chrome tri-spoke (Explorer-
>style) ones. The salesperson says the 5-spokes aren't available
yet...anyone
>know if that's true?
>
>Here's a free cosmetic mod for you fellow '98 owners: take some fine-grit
>sandpaper and buff the tailpipe "tip" like you'd buff a shoe, since the
>factory system is stainless it'll polish up nicely.
>
>- -Ed
>98 XLT Supercab, torreador red.
>
>------------------------------
>
>End of fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #51
>*************************************
>
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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:47:53 -0600
From: "Chuck Margulies"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #55

Here's #55

Chuck
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>
>fordtrucks-small-digest Monday, February 23 1998 Volume 02 : Number 055
>
>
>
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>In this issue:
>
> Whistling Explorer
[Kleenfill aol.com]
> [none]
[john.doe erols.com]
> Re: Whistling Explorer [Bob Fiddes
]
>
>=======================================================================
>
>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 15:50:16 EST
>From: Kleenfill aol.com
>Subject: Whistling Explorer
>
>I just recently bought a used '96 Explorer. While driving at highway
speeds,
>usually in the 2000RPM range, a whistling sound is coming from around the
area
>under the gas pedal. Above or below that speed range, the sound disappears.
We
>took it back to the dealer for service and they agreed to fix it. They said
>they put on 'frame ears' to ascertain the source of the problem and
replaced
>the valve body and gasket. They say the noise is gone but that there is
some
>noise from the intake that is normal. They checked the engine for vacuum
leaks
>and didn't find any. They said that all Explorers make this sound. Is this
>true? Does every Explorer owner put up with this annoying whistle?
>
>Phil
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 15:55:57 -0500
>From: john.doe erols.com
>Subject: [none]
>
>I believe it is a federal vehicle standard (like seatbelts, door beams,
>emissions, etc.) that dictates the current situation where your foglights
>cannot be used with high beams on. It has been discussed on usenet a
>couple of times. Try a dejanews search. There were several suggested wiring
>changes discussed awhile back, too. Check out dejanews.
>
>John (not affiliated with dejanews)
>
>------------------------------
>
>Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 17:07:08 -0700
>From: Bob Fiddes
>Subject: Re: Whistling Explorer
>
> Nope, mine doesn't make any whistling noises. 91 model with 120K on it
and still
>quiet and tight.
>
>Bob
>
>Kleenfill aol.com wrote:
>
>> Does every Explorer owner put up with this annoying whistle?
>>
>> Phil
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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:47:35 -0600
From: "Chuck Margulies"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #54

Here's #54
Chuck
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>fordtrucks-small-digest Sunday, February 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 054
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> Re: your mail [Mark Pawlowski
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> Re: Rewiring 98 Ranger fog lights
[EdDSP aol.com]
> 4.0L Exhaust
[FastRngXLT aol.com]
> Re: 4.0L Exhaust [Bob Fiddes
]
> Re: 4.0L Exhaust [fastranger juno.com (Brian S
Grooms)]
> Cam q's [Luke Wells
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>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 08:18:57 -0800
>From: Mark Pawlowski
>Subject: Re: your mail
>
>Sorry I can't agree with you. I live in a "Ford Country" town, lots of
farms and
>ranches. You don't see GM around here much. I have a 97 Ranger SC 4x2 XLT
with 4:10
>:1 5 speed. I for one think the F150 looks goofy.
>
>
>> > Show a little pride in your Ranger, which at least looks like a truck,
>> > unlike the F150!
>> >
>>
>> I strongly disagree with that comment! The F-150 is the sweetest looking
truck
>> out there! It looks like a truck and rides like a truck. That is a
touch that
>> the Ranger and some of the competition has ditched. There IS a reason
that the
>> F-150 is still the best selling vehicle on the planet!
>>
>> I have plenty of pride in my ranger, and even more in the F-150.
>
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>
>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 16:38:02 EST
>From: EdDSP aol.com
>Subject: Re: Rewiring 98 Ranger fog lights
>
>In a message dated 98-02-20 23:12:40 EST, you write:
>
>
block
> in the engine compartment...this relay is what is used to make them turn
on
> only with the low beams. I think that the easiest way would be to rewire
> the fog lights with an aftermarket wiring harness for off road lights and
> use the factory switch. Pep Boys sells just this type of harness for
about
> $20. I don't think that there is an easy way to use the existing wiring
> from the truck unless you can get a goos schematic somewhere...my haynes
> book doesn't even show the fogs in its diagrams.
>
>Thanks...I was thinking the foglight switch itself may need to be rewired.
But
>a stereo/alarm installer friend tells me I can rewire the "86" pin on the
>factory relay to make it work. I'll try it later.
>
>>> Check the legality of this before you do this also...I'm pretty sure
it's
> not legal to have your fog lights on with any other light setting than
with
> the low beams in my neck of the woods....
>
>I believe it is legal in NJ to run the fogs with parking lights...my
uncle's
>Jeep allows it.
>
>- -Ed
>98 Ranger Supercab, torreador red
>
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>
>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 20:33:03 EST
>From: FastRngXLT aol.com
>Subject: 4.0L Exhaust
>
>Hello all,
>
> I am in the proccess of ordering a new 98' Ranger Splash with the 4.0L V6
>engine and the manual tranny. Just last week I was involved in an accident
>that totaled my 96' 3.0L Ranger XLT. I used a 2 chamber Flowmaster muffler
>with a single inlet/dual outlet setup with 2 1/4" pipes and chrome tips
that
>exited the rear. Its sounded amazingly good for a 3.0, but my question is
>since I basicly have to start all over again with a new Ranger I wanted to
>know who has a performance exhaust and what kind, and if you like it.
>
>Thanks
>
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>
>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 20:05:30 -0700
>From: Bob Fiddes
>Subject: Re: 4.0L Exhaust
>
>Borla is great! Sounds good, looks good, easy to install and mine is
connected
>to JBA shorty headers. Works great!
>
>Bob
>
>FastRngXLT aol.com wrote:
>
>> but my question is
>> since I basicly have to start all over again with a new Ranger I wanted
to
>> know who has a performance exhaust and what kind, and if you like it.
>>
>> Thanks
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>Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 23:49:53 -0500
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