Abominable Snowman - Extra cab 4x4 ranger

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crazyracer

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Made the short trip up to Johnson Valley again for the weekend before new years. Only spent 1 full day plus two partial days in the dirt, but had a great time and got to show the lady around the area. The truck did great, per usual. Didn't turn a wrench :)
New tires feel awesome. So does the added up-travel after increasing the ride height due to my new camber!
 

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charlie_brown

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you can make your ranger 60%+ quieter just by cutting your cab cage connections on the frame and adding some bushing. i did this and it was the single best thing i did to make it quiet. all the lizard skin and dyno mat helped.
 

crazyracer

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Those are both great ideas I would consider if I thought noise was the only factor in wanting to sell.
I'm looking long term at my goals and I've come to the point where if I'm going to continue wrenching and prepping a truck, I'd like it to be something I can get kids into as well.
The real desire is to sell and put a chunk on the student loans, get that gone in 2 years, buy a house, and start building the next truck for a family. If I take a hiatus with this truck to execute that goal, I'm sure I'd be happier with starting from scratch once i get a house rather than working on something I know only fits 2 people. We'll see though, I'm not set on selling. Only curious what the market looks like.
 

crazyracer

Tres Cuatro Tacos
Sep 27, 2006
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Also, heading to baja for 4 days in couple weeks! Should be a fun Compadre trail / SF / Percebu trip with buddies for a bachelor party!
 
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CH47GURU

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Sorry for the lack up updates, I've been working hard on a bunch of small things not really worth mentioning.

Here is a driveway shot:


I was able to get the weird rise/lower problem near dialed in by adjusting the tow-in per Tommy and Joel's recommendations. Lately I've been working on pluming the rear brakes, hooking up the race radio, finish welding some stuff below, had a friend re-valve to the shocks to save me some time, and yadda yadda yadda. I'm hoping to have the windshield company install one Thursday so I can drive it this weekend out to Pimso and test the front.

I need to cut some of the leaves in the rear so they are more progressive and slide better. Right now they suck, lol.
I have a laundry list of small things to do still, so hopefully I hit my goal next Wednesday and take this sucker on it's maiden voyage to Baja. Only the next week's worth of time will tell...


FYI, the frame sit's 4" higher than stock. That's about 2" taller than I was hoping for, but beggars can't be choosers right now. I'll find a way to get better uptravel and lower it in the future. The first iteration of this truck I'm already unhappy with, so come mid to late summer I'll be backhalfing it and building real radius arms and pivots.
Beautiful truck, thank you for all the updates
 
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