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by rjbarrington
Sun May 19, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PXII Vibrations/Shaking
Replies: 13
Views: 6183

Re: PXII Vibrations/Shaking

I am also in the quest to find this vibration/shuddering in my PX2 2017 Wildtrak I've had since new. Never had a single problem until 145,000km on the clock. Now 150,000km almost un drivable. Foxrunner777, is it vibrating at idle, or only in motion? Any difference depending on temperature (ambient ...
by rjbarrington
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PHEV on the way?
Replies: 7
Views: 4128

Re: PHEV on the way?

Decent additional info on YouTube from Paul Maric.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyp5muiT0hg
by rjbarrington
Tue Sep 19, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PHEV on the way?
Replies: 7
Views: 4128

Re: PHEV on the way?

Coming in 2025... but you can register your interest. https://www.ford.com.au/showroom/electric/phev/ranger/ https://www.ford.co.nz/showroom/future-vehicle/next-gen-ranger/phev.html https://www.ford.co.uk/vans-and-pickups/ranger-phev The UK site says 1T payload, 3.5T towing, 2.3-litre EcoBoost engin...
by rjbarrington
Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PHEV on the way?
Replies: 7
Views: 4128

Re: PHEV on the way?

That's fair. Horses for courses, and I have mixed feelings about best of both worlds also meaning the worst of both. I'd prefer BEV but I'm not getting my hopes up just yet. Mine sees a lot of use either in or through the city, so I'd like to be a little cleaner about it. Switching to EV mode when p...
by rjbarrington
Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PHEV on the way?
Replies: 7
Views: 4128

Re: PHEV on the way?

Looks like something is brewing for a September 19th reveal, under a #BestOfBothWorlds campaign. Hope they can do a full PHEV rather than some Mild Hybrid BS. Really hope they can offer it on the WIldtrak X. https://twitter.com/FordAustralia/status/1702215606446313915 https://www.carsauce.com/car-ne...
by rjbarrington
Sat Sep 02, 2023 10:55 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PHEV on the way?
Replies: 7
Views: 4128

PHEV on the way?

Drive reported a while back that there should be a PHEV Ranger coming in 2024. Anyone heard anything locally?

https://www.drive.com.au/news/2024-ford ... australia/
by rjbarrington
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ford Bronco
Replies: 5
Views: 5299

Re: ford Bronco

The Badlands + Sasquatch package looks awesome eh. I wonder if the F150 RHD-conversion guys have placed their reservations... And hmm... looks like hybrid may be coming after all. https://jalopnik.com/new-ford-bronco-hybrid-revealed-by-leaked-sync-software-1844410535 https://www.motortrend.com/news/...
by rjbarrington
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ford Bronco
Replies: 5
Views: 5299

Re: ford Bronco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CacIlFaXph0 Yep, I want one. 35" tires, front and rear diff locks, and position sensitive shocks. Hybrid would have been nice tho. I guess it'll be a while before they make RHD available. Hopefully they can offer us the real ones and not just the Bronco Sport. https:/...
by rjbarrington
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford ranger raptor forgotten items - help
Replies: 3
Views: 3684

Re: Ford ranger raptor forgotten items - help

5. Something like this... https://customswitches.com.au/product/l ... r-everest/


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by rjbarrington
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: BFG T/A KO2
Replies: 16
Views: 10706

Re: BFG T/A KO2

My old 265/65R18 E RWL sourced locally are Made in USA, with code BE 2A.

My new 285/70R17 C RBL sourced from Summit Racing in the US, are Made in USA with code BE BF.

The "Made in USA" was only on one side of the tyre (e.g. white letter side).


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by rjbarrington
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What’s in your Ranger’s tool kit?
Replies: 25
Views: 13502

Re: What’s in your Ranger’s tool kit?

lincolnland wrote:In a tool box?
Sure. The dongle is pretty rugged, and I don't have it plugged in all the time. Useful for a quick look or to clear a fault if something is playing up.

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by rjbarrington
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What’s in your Ranger’s tool kit?
Replies: 25
Views: 13502

Re: What’s in your Ranger’s tool kit?

+ OBDlink MX and Forscan.

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by rjbarrington
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New server needed or Forum will close
Replies: 22
Views: 17656

Re: New server needed or Forum will close

I reckon make it voluntary and reasonable. Fair play and peer-pressure usually take care of it, and it doesn't discourage the occasional or new users.
by rjbarrington
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New server needed or Forum will close
Replies: 22
Views: 17656

Re: New server needed or Forum will close

Sounds like all in hand, but don't be shy about holding the cap out for donations. The forum is valuable, and none of this stuff is free to provide.
by rjbarrington
Thu May 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....
Replies: 11
Views: 9687

Re: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....

naddis01 wrote:Power/Torque graph
It would be interesting to see a tuned 3.2 overlayed on to that. @ecuchips?
by rjbarrington
Thu May 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Jamal Hameedi departs Ford
Replies: 0
Views: 3785

Jamal Hameedi departs Ford

Leaving on a high or falling on his sword? http://www.offroadxtreme.com/news/the-f ... arts-ford/
by rjbarrington
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Canopy for a 2014 Wildtrak
Replies: 4
Views: 4321

Re: Canopy for a 2014 Wildtrak

I put an Alpha GSE on. It's OK. I think the Aeroklas looks the best though. No matter what you go with, make sure you get central locking on the canopy door (and do the tailgate as well), lighting, etc.
by rjbarrington
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Soft Shackles
Replies: 4
Views: 3856

Re: Soft Shackles

Looks good. I didn't realise they were that strong.
by rjbarrington
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Couple of PX2 promo videos
Replies: 1
Views: 2486

Couple of PX2 promo videos

These popped up on my YouTube showing off the Ranger capabilities. Hadn't seem them before so thought I'd share... Built Ford Tough: Back It Up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXRd3I6Dam0 2016 Ford Ranger | Torture Test | 24 Challenge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emGGhq1X_SQ +1 of the Ranger ...
by rjbarrington
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day from newbie Ranger boy in Brissie
Replies: 6
Views: 4979

Re: G'day from newbie Ranger boy in Brissie

Derkedoo wrote:lol tried uploading, thought it worked, something about pixels . . .

take 2 . . .
Looks good. Nice choice of wheel.


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by rjbarrington
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: traction control and rear locking diff
Replies: 29
Views: 53357

Re: traction control and rear locking diff

Cheers Stewart. I kinda get why they wanted to allow some wheelspin before ETC or BTC kick in, but it's still a PITA around town. Maybe with the TMS models they'll tighten it up in "normal" mode and allow more spin in sport / mud / etc modes.
by rjbarrington
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Front recovery points
Replies: 72
Views: 104143

Re: Front recovery points

This looks like a nice approach, but would need bumper mods and airbag compatibility may be tricky.. ImageImage

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by rjbarrington
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: traction control and rear locking diff
Replies: 29
Views: 53357

Re: traction control and rear locking diff

@saeb I'm also curious if the slip or delay parameter on the BTC is programmable...
by rjbarrington
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: traction control and rear locking diff
Replies: 29
Views: 53357

Re: traction control and rear locking diff

Hi Stewart

I was thinking of the following:
ASB.BTC
ABS.BTC - BTCS-201D
ABS.DTSC_STATUS
ABS_EBD_MODE - EBD mode
4 x ABS traction control valve
PCM.4x4_SW
PCM.LOCKDIF

Not sure what else is there to indicate what it's doing. Couldn't see anything specific for E-TC unfortunately.
by rjbarrington
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New Wildtrak price.
Replies: 7
Views: 6056

Re: New Wildtrak price.

How long you there for? Send me a Ranger Raptor next week?
by rjbarrington
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Questions after looking at Ranger Wildtrak
Replies: 9
Views: 8488

Re: Questions after looking at Ranger Wildtrak

Yep, Bridgestone H/T. I swapped out for BFG KO2, but for comfort maybe try to find a P-rated rather than LT all terrain tyre. Didn't soften too much, but tours nicely with a moderate load. Not sure exactly, but maybe early 2017? It was a while ago anyway... I wouldn't buy one with Sync 2 now. Dunno ...
by rjbarrington
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: traction control and rear locking diff
Replies: 29
Views: 53357

Re: traction control and rear locking diff

rkrenn wrote:Is there a setting in Forscan that displays the status of the different modes of the Traction control system?
@saeb Any ideas?
by rjbarrington
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: traction control and rear locking diff
Replies: 29
Views: 53357

Re: traction control and rear locking diff

I have tested my 2017 PX2 ranger in LR with locker on and can confirm the BTC remains active. Sorry but I call BS, if BTC was on with the locker is engaged both wheels would have to stop that's what the locker does it locks the diff so both wheels keep turning. I use mine all the time and have neve...
by rjbarrington
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Rock Sliders
Replies: 35
Views: 32654

Re: Rock Sliders

Is airbag compatible a factor?
by rjbarrington
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: traction control and rear locking diff
Replies: 29
Views: 53357

Re: traction control and rear locking diff

I don't think the PX2 manual is entirely accurate on the locker disabling all ESP functions. See above references.
by rjbarrington
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: traction control and rear locking diff
Replies: 29
Views: 53357

Re: traction control and rear locking diff

PX1 and PX2 are different, with PX2 keeping Brake Traction Control System engaged on the front when the rear locker is switched in. Note that Ranger has both Brake and Engine Traction Control Systems. There’s no specific engineering reason for this, it’s just laziness and a problem because you’d wan...
by rjbarrington
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: V8 ranger. Yeah Boi!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 16117

Re: V8 ranger. Yeah Boi!!!!

Oh my.
by rjbarrington
Wed May 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Global seat covers
Replies: 74
Views: 98517

Re: Global seat covers

The globals are a good fit. I find with mine though the part that slips in between the plastic on the side of the drivers seat and the seat cushion pops out every few days. Anyone else's do this or have I not fitted them properly? Do you have a Wildtrak? I found that the drivers side with the elect...
by rjbarrington
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Bugs on the bumper
Replies: 8
Views: 7721

Re: Bugs on the bumper

I've gotten into the detailing products lately, and the CarPro range is working well for me. CQuartz UK or similar is probably ideal but there's a bit of work in the preparation... so at least give it a proper clean and then seal it with Reload to help the de-bugging afterwards. Basically it's a thi...
by rjbarrington
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Scan tool
Replies: 3
Views: 4445

Re: Scan tool

Welcome to the forum. The info is in this thread - http://newranger.net/forums/viewtopic.p ... 812#p88812
by rjbarrington
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Rock and a hard place
Replies: 12
Views: 9734

Re: Rock and a hard place

Welcome to the forum. I agree that getting the newer model is the smarter choice. I'd post pics but mine is white... ;-)
by rjbarrington
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ranger owner
Replies: 3
Views: 3229

Re: Ranger owner

Welcome aboard! I'm sure you'll love the new ute.
by rjbarrington
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tailgate damper kits
Replies: 65
Views: 70064

Re: Tailgate damper kits

I fitted a twin strut kit that damps the drop and assists with the lift. Definitely worth having if it's a multi-use ute... safer for family members too, IMO. Bought on Ebay from these guys - http://stores.ebay.com.au/STRUT-ACTUATO ... ut-Us.html
by rjbarrington
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tickford upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 6849

Re: Tickford upgrades

To me, the front bumper styling and tailgate graphics look like they did an on-road version of the Harrop project car. it would have been cool if they could have done something more unique with the dampers too... Rumour was that Supashock would supply them, but I guess that fell through. h3.JPG h2.J...