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Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 06:10:31 -0400 (EDT)
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small-list-digest Saturday, October 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 278



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Ranger rear seat belts
FTE Small - RE: Hyperchip results..96 explorer
Re: FTE Small - Ranger rear seat belts
FTE Small - Chips!

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Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 08:28:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: fss altavista.net
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger rear seat belts

I have a '98 Ranger Supercab (4-door model). I took out the rear jump seats (real easy job) since they're pretty useless. However, the male end of the seatbelt is not attached to the jump seat -- rather it is attached directly to the back door. Does anyone know how easy/difficult it will be to take it out? How big of a job is it to remove the plastic on the back door door (I guess I'd have to pry it off, I don't see any fasteners) and remove the seat belt mechanism.
- -Rick
fss altavista.net

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Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 10:33:22 -0400
From: "Maurer, Robert M."
Subject: FTE Small - RE: Hyperchip results..96 explorer

Pete Lawless wrote:

>>I would be leery about any chips from Hyperchip or Jet. Most just advance
>>the timing or modify the shifts points to give a perceived hp increase.
>>Rob

>A good example of bad information.
>Later.... Pete

A good example of bad information from who? Me?? Hypertech??
I'm confused, so I don't know whether to be mad or agree.

Rob

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Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 07:59:46 -0700
From: "Alan Wilson"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger rear seat belts

At 08:28 AM 10/2/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a '98 Ranger Supercab (4-door model). I took out the rear jump seats
(real easy job) since they're pretty useless.
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Useless? I take it you don't have small children. I find that it is pretty
comfy back there for one normal size adult to ride also.

Not very big, but not useless.
Alan Wilson


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Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 09:10:28 -0700
From: "André E. Benguerel"
Subject: FTE Small - Chips!

My two cents worth,

>From my own experience,
Superchips (or any good chip
programmer) DO work. I have
personally installed several
and have seen improvement in
both rear wheel horsepower and
track times. (dynoed at
Rockwell Engineering, Hayward,
CA & Sears Point International
Raceway) I do admit, they
adjust shifts points, but also
re-map timing, advance & fuel
delivery curves, and top speed
limits. In late 80's
Superchips was one of the few
shops doing chips for BMW's,
so we installed quite a number
in our customers cars. Now
chips are available from
dozens of manufactures, some
good, some bad. SO as always,
buyer beware. I also agree
with the post that suggested
doing your modifications
first, then having a chip
custom burned. Even Superchips
posts this on there web site.
The few intake modifications
I've done to my truck have
helped. The general consensus
is that most Rangers benefit
greatly from intake and
exhaust modifications.

Andre E. Benguerel

1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt

PS - Save your flame mail
(posts). I DO NOT receive
royalties or compensation from
any manufacture named in the
above message.

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