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fordtrucks-small-digest Thursday, February 5 1998 Volume 02 : Number 037



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In this issue:

Re: 98 Ranger Off Road [qzl0sttpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)]
RE: Explorer as tow vehicle [John Eberst ]
RE: Explorer as tow vehicle ["Roberson, John" ]
FOR SALE: PAXTON Supercharger for 4.0L [Andrew Schwartz
RE: Paxton [Andrew Schwartz ]
Re: 98 Ranger Off Road [KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
re: Explorer questions [KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
wheels for sale [Luke Wells ]
Hoods ["Jerry Dean" ]
Re: FOR SALE: PAXTON Supercharger for 4.0L ["Jerry Dean"
reFOR SALE: PAXTON Supercharger for 4.0L [KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J ]
Re: (no subject) [Jerad Heffner ]

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 08:15:09 -0500
From: qzl0sttpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: Re: 98 Ranger Off Road

> From owner-fordtrucks-smallListService.net Tue Feb 3 20:25 EST 1998
The invoice on my truck says "Special Added Discount" $1095, but I'm not sure
what's that's about. I'll gladly take it though.

> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 19:22:20 -0600 (CST)
> From: Diana Slyter
> To: fordtrucks-smallListService.net
> Subject: Re: 98 Ranger Off Road
> MIME-Version: 1.0
>
> The 98 brochure says that the OR package comes with 235/70-16 tyres on the
> 4 road wheels and a "temporary spare". The OR package Rangers I have seen
> on the lot did have a $200 discount on the OR package.
>
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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 05:54:47 -0800
From: John Eberst
Subject: RE: Explorer as tow vehicle

I have a 93 with a V6 (w/ tow package) and we tow 2000lb worth of hard side
tent trailer. I was pleasantly surprised by how well we can go up through
the mountains.

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From: Dick Ballard[SMTP:ballardrworldnet.att.net]
Reply To: fordtrucks-smallListService.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 1998 10:58 PM
To: fordtrucks-smallListService.net
Subject: Explorer as tow vehicle

Anybody tow a travel trailer with a Ford Explorer (or Mercury
Mountaineer)? I want to haul a 3000 lb 16 foot trailer and am
considering a purchasing a 1998 Explorer with the 5.0 L or 4.6 L
(whichever is maximum available) V8 engine and 4 speed automatic.

I currently tow with a 1980 Jeep Wagoneer with 360 V8 (5.9 L). I know
that my trailer is well within published towing limits for the
Explorer, but I am especially interested in speeds attainable on
mountain passes and in long term durability. I would buy the Explorer
with the heavy duty towing package (hitch receiver, extra AT cooling,
wiring harness, optional axle ratio, etc).

Comparisons with other SUV's would also be welcome (Jeep GC, Chevy
Blazer, Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon, Dodge Durango, etc).


Dick Ballard
ballardrworldnet.att.net
Beaverton OR (near Portland)



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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 08:57:11 -0500
From: "Roberson, John"
Subject: RE: Explorer as tow vehicle

I tow a few different trailers. Go with the V8. The V6 standard will
not cut it. The SHOV6 can do OK but not great on hills. The V8 should
do fine.
Good Luck.
John Roberson
Channel Marketing Manager
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> Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 1:58 AM
> To: fordtrucks-smallListService.net
> Subject: Explorer as tow vehicle
>
> Anybody tow a travel trailer with a Ford Explorer (or Mercury
> Mountaineer)? I want to haul a 3000 lb 16 foot trailer and am
> considering a purchasing a 1998 Explorer with the 5.0 L or 4.6 L
> (whichever is maximum available) V8 engine and 4 speed automatic.
>
> I currently tow with a 1980 Jeep Wagoneer with 360 V8 (5.9 L). I know
> that my trailer is well within published towing limits for the
> Explorer, but I am especially interested in speeds attainable on
> mountain passes and in long term durability. I would buy the Explorer
> with the heavy duty towing package (hitch receiver, extra AT cooling,
> wiring harness, optional axle ratio, etc).
>
> Comparisons with other SUV's would also be welcome (Jeep GC, Chevy
> Blazer, Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon, Dodge Durango, etc).
>
>
> Dick Ballard
> ballardrworldnet.att.net
> Beaverton OR (near Portland)
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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:16:34 -0800
From: Andrew Schwartz
Subject: FOR SALE: PAXTON Supercharger for 4.0L

SN92 Paxton Supercharger for 93 and 94 Ranger/Explorer.

BEst Offer Takes.

Email for more info

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

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:47:13 -0800
From: Andrew Schwartz
Subject: RE: Paxton

> 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:qzl0sttpc.natp.gmeds.com [SMTP:qzl0sttpc.natp.gmeds.com]
> Sent:Wednesday, February 04, 1998 10:36 AM
> To:AndrewSSOFProd.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: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:35:58, -0500
From: KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Re: 98 Ranger Off Road

Mike,

I got my information right out of my Ford Source Book. I work for a
Ford dealership, so you could say I can find info pretty easily.

The wheels look OK. They look better on an explorer, but oh well.
When the 5 spoke 16"ers are available, they will look much better.

Chrome needs just as much care as aluminum wheels in the winter. The
chromes are prone to rust and the aluminums are prone to pitting.

Painted bumpers, grille and wheellip moudling are black or dark
charcoal grey. So if you have a red truck, I'm sure you can have a
local body shop paint the rest to match.

Josh

ps. Where do ya live to get your snowy conditions?

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 16:20:41, -0500
From: KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: Explorer questions

I can sell you a 1998 Eddie Bauer demo for $29500. It has the 5.0L
and everything you could want. It is green with a tan leather
interior. It also may be leased if you wish.
Josh

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 17:27:30 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: wheels for sale

If anybody is interested i have 96 15" chrome rims off my splash for
sale, i want some chrome cobra rims
not the r's if anybody is selling, i want 350 for the rims w/ or w/o the
tires the tires are factory with 30k
email me, i live in nc so consider shipping costs thanks

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 18:54:24 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Hoods

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induction hood or a cowl induction hood for a 96 Ranger 4X4? I am =
looking for one to fit to my truck, but I really don't want to shell out =
the $400-$500 for a new one. I will be customizing the hood as well, so =
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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 22:11:06 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: FOR SALE: PAXTON Supercharger for 4.0L

What are you looking to get out of it? Will it fit on a 96 Ranger with a
4.0L V6?

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 20:32:44, -0500
From: KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: reFOR SALE: PAXTON Supercharger for 4.0L

Andrew,

How many miles did you put on the truck once the Paxton was hooked up?


Josh

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 23:15:35 -0500
From: Jerad Heffner
Subject: Re: (no subject)

I just put new tires on my truck last August (5,000 miles ago). I've
finally decided exactly what I want to do with my truck WHEN I get the money
(some time down the road, of course). I've seen 2" body lifts for around
$70. In anyone's opinion, would a 2" lift and my current BFG 215/75R15
tires look too odd or funny? I can't picture it in my head. 2" doesn't
seem like a lot, but the difference is bigger than what I thought. A 3"
surprised me with the height increase (of course, the bigger tires added to
that). Should I go ahead and get the lift and run the tires I have now or
wait? I only have the 2.3L 4-cyl, so if I got bigger tires, I should change
the gears (not should, but need to) to handle the extra power (a 302 is one
of those thing to be added later). On average, what does changin' the gears
cost? Any help would be appreciated.

Bob Fiddes wrote:

> into place. With a 2 inch body lift you can go to 235 X 75 R15 tires.
> 14 inch look out of place on a lifted truck.

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