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by Rbjet
Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From 2014 PX Ranger XL to 2023 Ranger XL??
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: From 2014 PX Ranger XL to 2023 Ranger XL??

I would 100% option the diff lock if you have the choice.
I've been stuck multiple times with one wheel spinning. Lock the diff and she drives out with ease.
by Rbjet
Fri Jul 07, 2023 8:50 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Getting Ranger Ready for Touring
Replies: 33
Views: 12483

Re: Getting Ranger Ready for Touring

I've never had an issue with breaking downhill, not that my van is all that heavy (1.7ton). The car is at GVM with the van on the back though. I've the safest way, as Trublu stated, starting at a slow speed at the top and maintaining that speed on the way down. If the decent is relatively straight I...
by Rbjet
Tue Jul 04, 2023 6:13 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Getting Ranger Ready for Touring
Replies: 33
Views: 12483

Re: Getting Ranger Ready for Touring

Sounds like you've got most boxes ticked. A trans cooler is must towing a big van.
I'd also say a decent set of all terrains would be well worth it.

Other than that the ranger is pretty decent standard.
by Rbjet
Wed Apr 12, 2023 9:13 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Sport V6 or Wildtrak Bi-turbo?
Replies: 8
Views: 5748

Re: Sport V6 or Wildtrak Bi-turbo?

Buy the V6 if you plan to tow regularly. If not the 2.0 will be just fine.
by Rbjet
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ECU remap Ranger XLT
Replies: 4
Views: 9076

Re: ECU remap Ranger XLT

How have you found the tune Shane?

I'm considering upgrading from a PX1 to a PX3 eventually and want to tune it straight away.

My current PX1 manual weighs in at around 2800KG and struggles to hold 110km/h up a hill.
by Rbjet
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ECU remap Ranger XLT
Replies: 4
Views: 9076

Re: ECU remap Ranger XLT

The Tickford tune would be a very mild reflash where as a proper tune on a dyno would be tailored to your vehicle.
You're more likely to make more power and torque with a reputable tuner.
by Rbjet
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof rack Vs trailer
Replies: 17
Views: 11127

Re: Roof rack Vs trailer

Why not strap all the chairs or swag on the roof bars you already have?
by Rbjet
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 5.9l 12 valve cummins swap in my ford ranger px1
Replies: 6
Views: 6730

Re: 5.9l 12 valve cummins swap in my ford ranger px1

Probably easier to get rid of the ranger and start with a Patrol.
by Rbjet
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 5.9l 12 valve cummins swap in my ford ranger px1
Replies: 6
Views: 6730

Re: 5.9l 12 valve cummins swap in my ford ranger px1

Doesn't sound like the job for you if you're asking for clarification.
Sounds like a good idea to me though, that's if it fits.
by Rbjet
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Exhaust reccomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 11565

Re: Exhaust reccomendations

I went with a Playtime 3" straight through. Just a cat and no mufflers.
It's loud on the outside but pretty good when cruising. The wind noise is louder.
by Rbjet
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 21462

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

It'd be interesting comparing a 200 with a tune, lock up converter and good suspension to the Ranger then.
by Rbjet
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 21462

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

butch. wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Rbjet wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:28 am 200 which I thought would have been better in most situations.
Why?
cheers, Butch.
Mainly due the weight of the 200 adding to stability and more torque than a Ranger.
I've never towed with a 200 though so no idea what they're like.
by Rbjet
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 21462

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

That certainly is interesting comparing it to the 200 which I thought would have been better in most situations.
by Rbjet
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mine Corp or CSM Canopy
Replies: 3
Views: 3822

Re: Mine Corp or CSM Canopy

I'd just stick with it. Sounds like it's built to last. My set up is similar and rides fine on the original springs with the bottom 2 leafs flipped.
by Rbjet
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mine Corp or CSM Canopy
Replies: 3
Views: 3822

Re: Mine Corp or CSM Canopy

Is it steel or alloy?
by Rbjet
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Hot side pipe install
Replies: 31
Views: 22602

Re: Hot side pipe install

Cheers mate, I thought the gains wouldn't really be noticeable other than reliability.
by Rbjet
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Hot side pipe install
Replies: 31
Views: 22602

Re: Hot side pipe install

Have you noticed any difference in the way the car drives or noise with the new pipes?
by Rbjet
Fri May 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Muffler delete
Replies: 8
Views: 7649

Re: Muffler delete

Unbolt the exhaust and take it for a spin around the block, you'll work out whether you like it or not pretty quickly.
Can be done in around halfa.
by Rbjet
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: XL - something... Slow build up
Replies: 48
Views: 49753

Re: XL - something... Slow build up

You could use a pre made loom from somewhere like Stedi and save the headaches.
by Rbjet
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2.2 Ranger for something a bit different!
Replies: 21
Views: 21868

Re: 2.2 Ranger for something a bit different!

I'm about to build a backseat platform soon as my fridge currently stays in there permanently.
Don't you find covering the foot well looses a fair bit of storage space?