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Old 03-15-2014, 10:40 PM
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The one tire shop here will put a rim on the speed balancer to check the trueness of the rims if one wheel is way out to make sure it isn't the tire.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:51 PM
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Do you like the 4.0 in the ranger? I've only been around the 4 bangers or the 3.0 in rangers. The 4.0 is decent in the explorer but that is pretty heavy.

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Old 03-15-2014, 10:57 PM
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I really like the 4.0 in the Ranger.
I've had 2.3,2.8,2.9, and the 3.slow in the Rangers.
The 3.0 is my last choice of all the ranger engines.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:20 PM
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i do like my 4.0, this is only my 2nd ranger, first one was a '88 2.3 supercab 2wd, 5 speed 3.73's my '93 is pretty much the same setup but with the 4.0 and 4wd. ive not tried a ohc 4.0, not sure if id like it, ive heard they dont quite have the bottom end grunt of the ohv. plus theres that timing chain issue that some earlier ones had, and you have to pull the motor to do that repair. i had a 3.0 in a '93 taurus, it wasnt half bad, but the taurus weighs less than a ranger and im not sure what the gearing of the taurus would be, its entirely possible that the 3.0 might be fine in a car chassis but horrible in the ranger.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:13 AM
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In high school my folks had an aerostar with the 3.0 and you couldn't kill that thing if you wanted to. I drove it between vehicles and it was a hoot, plenty of power if you ask me. Dad also had the 3.0 in a Taurus and it was pretty zippy but I could tell it was geared different than the Aerostar.

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gave it a bath today and headed for a spot i like to do pictures, was a little wet but got in and out ok.

i did end up pulling all the tires and getting a rebalance done, with weight on both sides of the rim, still has some vibration but its better. love the way wide tires handle on curves, between the wide tires and the new rear sway bar, it really holds the road! eager to try towing now with this setup, but im not running this set of tires in the winter, what little snow ive seen with this set of tires wasnt a fun time. but thats why i have a seperate set of tires/wheels for winter.
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That looks nice.
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looks good, nice pic.
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moving! took the cap off, might leave it off all summer. had a truck bedliner full of dirt for a garden. (living in a trailer park) moved it also, its my strawberry patch now.



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