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Updated on May 06, 2012
June 15, 2009 Factory Air Box Modification, now i just need a day to drive it and see how much faster, if any the truck will go and hear how much better it sounds, hopefully i'll pick up 1 or 2 mpg as well :P
June 18, 2009 Throttle Cable Mod basically it entails taking up slack in the throttle cable by putting zip ties between the spring mechanism and stopper on the pedal side of the cable, install time 5 mins, cost 0.00 (had zip ties laying around). The truck has more get up and go than i thought it would ever have on the stock moto or, it takes no time to get to 60 from a standstill. Also getting better gas mileage because there's no slack in the pedal to deal with.
June 24, 2009 Well as to be expected I am thoroughly impressed w/ the acceleration, torque and overall sound of the truck now, the recent mods netted me a 2% increase in horsepower and nearly 10% in gas mileage (mostly because I baby it) The next mods on my list are exhaust, roller rockers and underdog pulleys, hopefully they will net even more gas mileage and horsepower.
6/26/09 Cleaned Inside Door Panels, tried to adjust slack out of door handles, Failed to adjust. Tried to repair busted grille, failed attempt grille damaged beyond repair on the lookout for a Honeycomb Grille, or STX Grille. Pics taken before and after i cleaned the panels Whoever owned this truck before me didn't know how to take care of it and i realize how much work i still have to do so i can get this truck "show" worthy
July 5, 2009: Marker light/Turn signal Mod . Sorry no pics of the process yet but i will go back and take some pics of it and post asap
Butt splices x2 (blue)
Razor blade to cut back wire looming
Here's how the front parking, turn signal and sidemarker lights are wired so that the sidemarkers DO NOT flash: This diagram shows the common "park/turn" bulbs, with a bright turn signal filament and a dim parking lamp filament in the one bulb. Each filament has its own feed terminal on the bulb base. The wiring is essentially the same in systems that have separate bulbs for the parking lamp and turn signal.
With this hookup, the sidemarker lamps are wired exactly like the parking lamps. They are always grounded, and they receive +12V whenever the parking lamps are on. Therefore, they illuminate steadily whenever the parking lamps are on, and never flash.
Here's how the system is wired to make the front sidemarkers do double duty as side turn signal flashers: There's only one difference between this setup and the non-flashing one: Instead of the sidemarkers being wired across parking lamp feed and ground, they're wired across parking lamp feed and turn signal feed .
The side marker bulb socket is isolated from ground, and one bulb lead goes to the running lamp positive circuit. The other lead is tied into the turn signal positive lead.
When the parking lights are on and the turn signal off, it grounds throught the turn signal filament and illuminates the marker lamp. When the turn signal flashes, it interrupts the ground and the marker will flash. When the running lights are off, the process is reversed, with the ground being through the filaments of the running light circuit, and the marker will flash in sync with the turn signal instead of alternately.
7/24/09: New Tailgate handle installed, old one broke on the passenger side of the truck but was rigged to keep the tailgate from being stuck, so i ran down to the local parts store and found out that a new plastic handle is 28.00 after taxes so i got it and 10 mins after getting home the handle was in and fixed so now i can work on more of the function and looks part of it now that the fundamentals are taken care of for now
8/1/09: Update subs and amp sold, needed money for child, painted vent panel, gauge cluster, steering column cover, radio bezel, mini vent next to vent panel, and cup holder to match paint on body. total cost $6
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Page 3: Updates 2010 w/ pictures
Page 4: Trophies and Show Pics
Page 5: Future Mods List
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Hey man great Ranger! I just picked up a 2007 with some front bumper/grille damage myself. Could you give me some advice on the project and potential parts suppliers? I would really appreciate it. Five *s man.
dude all i can tell you is lmc truck is expensive, so just shop around and make sure you get the insurance on shipping... good luck with the ranger man, i've got some updates to put up so hopefully it'll be up soon...
thanks for stopping by and also for the comment. swwweeeeet lookin Ranger you have. well deserved trophies too. all 5's from me.
cool mods and nice write up's on what you did. check out mine sometime..
A lot of time invest 5**
If ever thouth of leather seats? I have a set of 60/40 original for 06-09 in tan color. email@example.com to send pics.
sorry man i'm gonna swap the seats out for explorer buckets
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