small-list-digest Wednesday, April 14 1999 Volume 03 : Number 086



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Small - Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?
Re: FTE Small - Super Chip
FTE Small - STX/4WD Air dam w/ driving lights
FTE Small - Re: Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?
Re: FTE Small - Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?
Re: FTE Small - sandman
Re: FTE Small - Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?

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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 05:34:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Ciocco
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?

I like the Big A shocks I put on my 2WD BII about two years ago. They
have a pretty good ride and they are made by either Gabriel or Monroe,
I can't remember which.

About $20-$25 each, if I recall correctly. Iknow they were alot less
than the Sensotracks, becouse I could not justify spending the money on
the Sensotracks.

One caveat: I don't do any off road.

Bill


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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 13:25:15 -0500 (CDT)
From: Sandman
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Super Chip

I just have to ask, did you ever take an English class? Also, it would
nice if you formatted your messages so that they are readable. Sentences
and paragraphs make an amazing difference when someone is trying to read
an email.

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999 Ding060297 aol.com wrote:

> I have a hyperchip in my 96 explorer with the v8 and it was around
> $250.00 I also had to drop the thermostat to 160 degrees to keep it from
> pinging to death....It is a lil more peppy but if your looking to spend your
> money and have a noticeble difference a chip isn't the way to go it only
> helps out a bit especially when you add other add ons such as exhaust bigger
> throttle body k&n air filter stuff to that nature...In my experience for the
> money the best small horsepower gain is to Put on an free flowing exhaust
> starting with headers, free flowing cats and turbo muffler and change you
> rear end to at least 3:73 axle ratio that'll give you a nice change plus
> awesome exhaust note.............ding

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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 14:42:28 -0400
From: "Anthony Rifici"
Subject: FTE Small - STX/4WD Air dam w/ driving lights

As some might remember from earlier posts, I have been toying around
with the idea of putting driving lights on my '94 2WD Ranger Supercab. I
think I have decided with putting on the front air dam and light setup from
the STX/4WD Rangers. Anybody done this?
I saw that I have the electrical connectors under the front bumper
already wired in from the factory, is this just a plug in installation? If
so, is there also a connector for the fog light switch and where is it
located? If it isn't just a plug in, what is involved?
Thanks for the help,
Tony
'94 Ranger Supercab, 4.0L, 5-Speed

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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 11:18:16 -0700
From: "Pete Lawless"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?

Replying to Keith Christensen
For your application:
Monroe Sense-A-Tracs would be good;
Check out Bilstein, they make a very good shock for that type of driving
mix;
Edelbrock's are also supposed to be very good (high-end $$)
James Duff's 70/30 shocks are designed for more Off-Road performance;
Haven't heard much about the Rancho's

Later..... Pete
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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 17:58:58 -0400
From: "Eric Davis"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?

I would look at Edlebrock shocks, I have heard from other people that they
are great.

Eric Davis
98 4x4 Ranger,
Edlebrock muffler, K&N.
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From: Keith Christensen
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 12:15 AM
Subject: FTE Small - Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?


>The Ranchos on my 88 Bronco II have seen too many miles. I can't grouch, I
>got 40K on them myself, and the previous owner put about another 40K on
>them.
>
>I know there is no 'perfect shock'.
>
>What I'm looking for is not a super-high-dollar racing shock, but I'm not
>going to be cheap either.
>
>Here's my usage, expectations, and vehicle specifics..
>Vehicle stuff:
> Not far from stock, no lifts and none planned at this time.
> I'll change shocks if I do that.
> Slight oversize tire / rim setup: 215/75(4ply)'s on 7.5" Dodge "copcar"
>rims ( not real light)
> I might go 235/70 or 245/65 on next set.
> Usage:
> Probably 85% paved highway, driven "aggressively"
> Probably 20% unpaved "road" (logging roads, rural), still
"aggressively"
> Probably 5% real off-road, real trails -- but much slower and easy if
>possible
> Mostly light load, but occasional utility trailer up to 2000-3000
pounds
>in tow.
>
>Expectations:
> Soft on small bumps like manhole covers (ever see how many are 2" up or
>2" down from road surface??)
> Good cornering.
> Stable in severe sidewinds.
>
>I'm looking at Monroe Sens-a-tracs, but haven't kept up with what else is
>out there.
>Maybe I need more than that..
>Anybody tried James Duff's shocks?
>Edelbrock?
>Newer Ranchos?
>Any adjustables?
>
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>
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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 19:24:53 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - sandman

Keep your personal opinions about other people to
yourself.........got it....................................ding
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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 00:57:24 -0400
From: "Anthony Rifici"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocks for B II -- Any recommendations?

>I'm looking at Monroe Sens-a-tracs, but haven't kept up with what else is
>out there.


I have Sensatracs on my '94 Ranger Supercab (2WD) and I like them. They
made the ride a little stiffer than the (still good) stock shocks I
replaced. I get less body roll in the corners and they keep the truck from
bouncing as much over rough pavement, potholes, and speed bumps. I have no
idea how they would perform for your off-road applications or with your
higher center of gravity.
I also hear that the Edelbrocks are great and considered them until I
found out how much they cost. If you have the cash, they are probably the
way to go. I have also heard good things about Bilstein, but never looked
into them. I decided that the sensatracs would do just fine for me at
$20-25 a piece (w/ buy 3 get 4th free rebate).

Tony
'94 Ranger Supercab, 4.0L, 5-Speed

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