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by l0n3r4ng3r
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Noob offroading questions
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Noob offroading questions

2. Preventing rust. Took it on the beach this last weekend and had a blast but I don't want it to rust out! I did pop it through the local (supposedly freshwater) underbody wash, and then gave it an extensive hosing down when I got back home too. Well, I wonder what people think about the opinion e...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 28
Views: 16663

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

T Jaycar is my closest supplier so will pop in next time I'm in the area however they don't seem to have 2 watt resistors so will be getting some Just parallel two resistors of twice the value. The resistance will halve and the power handling will double. Two of those 220 ohms, will parallel to giv...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 28
Views: 16663

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

I have a 2012 XLT and the reverse sensors have always turned off when a trailer is attached. If it has an oem towbar, it should have a trailer module under the passenger seat. With the led's, I fitted resistors to my van and just use a patch lead for other trailers. Thanks Grant - I tested this las...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Auto start stop / disabling it
Replies: 31
Views: 12512

Re: Auto start stop / disabling it

I wonder what else doesn't work anymore? That module is involved in the smart charging system and lots of things can no longer sense what is going on with the battery and associated systems.
by l0n3r4ng3r
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member. Cheers
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: New Member. Cheers

Hi. I have a 2020/21 XLT dual Cab. Black Wheel pack. Tech Pack, Leather. since new added dual battery, UHF, Painted sports bar black. This is not my first Ranger and love them especially for towing and 4 wheel driving. :D I have just retired and planned to travel. I am hoping that some one in the f...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Insurance choice
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Insurance choice

We were with Alliance with a seniors discount scheme and never had trouble with accessories, but Ford were able to supply Alliance insurance even cheaper than we were already getting !! Just saying, let Ford give you a quote on insurance, because it makes things even easier on delivery day, and the ...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 80
Views: 10304

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

Obviously waiting for delivery is a frustrating thing. I can understand. That's why I am so glad I bought straight from dealer stock, and only changed dealer installed option. My wait time was only 1 week, and I actually got it in 6 days. I still got exactly what I wanted, because different dealers ...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1884

Re: Newbie questions

I just bought an XLT. I bought one straight from the dealer's stock to avoid delays, so I can understand you anxiously awaiting delivery :) As for things like tyres and suspension mods, my attitude is to try it out the way Ford deliver it first. You might be very happy withit as is. Even with the Br...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Ranger Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: First Ranger Owner

Welcome. I joined the club just a week or two ago myself. In some ways for me, it's a fantastic step back in time (in a good way). After years of east-west FWD, I have a longitudinal motor, rear wheel drive ute with leaf springs in the back. I am loving it.

What did you buy?
by l0n3r4ng3r
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?

Ford4wheeler wrote: Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:43 pm I am not aware of a factory XLT Sport variant, only the XLS Sport. Maybe the dealer added their own "description".
Perhaps - a likely possibility !
by l0n3r4ng3r
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?

Nothiing is certain anymore. My XLT sports does not have black door handles nor black sports bar - they are all chrome. It does have black side steps. The black alloys are 18" not 17". XLT Sport.. What do you get additional over a standard XLT ? That's the thing - I don't know, hence I started this...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?

Nothiing is certain anymore. My XLT sports does not have black door handles nor black sports bar - they are all chrome. It does have black side steps. The black alloys are 18" not 17".
by l0n3r4ng3r
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?

I don't know who is right, but I will say they make it confusing, and it seems to change very often.

So, the unanswered part of my question... what does the PX Mark III or PX2/3 terminology mean?
by l0n3r4ng3r
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford Ranger Exhaust sound
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Ford Ranger Exhaust sound

lincolnland wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:26 pm Welcome to 5 cylinder life
Thank you :D
by l0n3r4ng3r
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?

lincolnland wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:25 pm Black bits and a sports bar. That's it
I take it you are answering the last part of the question - the "sports" bit? Yep, that makes sense, thanks.
by l0n3r4ng3r
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

How does the PX2/3 terminology relate to the XL/XLT and Sports?

Mine was specified as a 2021 Ford Ranger PX MkIII (3.2l 6 speed), so I assume that's what you all refer to as a PX3, right? They also descibed it as a XLT White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab Pick Up. I think I know what the XL/XLS/XLT differences are, but what does the Sports terminology mean....
by l0n3r4ng3r
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford Ranger Exhaust sound
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Ford Ranger Exhaust sound

prettyshelieh wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 11:49 pm I think the 2021 Ford Ranger ranks near the top of the compact pickup truck class?
When I first got mine, I was a little concerned at the sound, but it quickly grows on you, and I think it changes a bit in the first few hundred kms too.

Liking it now.
by l0n3r4ng3r
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's coming next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: It's coming next week

I tow a small van, hence the electric brake controller. I will also need to sort out the trailer plug(s) etc. Probably get an Anderson plug added. Done. Had a solenoid fitted in the ignition circuit, to prevent flat batteries, and heavy cable wired to an Anderson plug. Added an Anderson plug to the...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing with adaptive cruise control
Replies: 15
Views: 2116

Re: Towing with adaptive cruise control

I use adaptive cruise control when towing. Over the years, they have it worked out very well. You can always override it with the accelerator (or brakes). It brakes itself after override accel. to get back to set speed. This also makes long downhill runs easy.
by l0n3r4ng3r
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's coming next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: It's coming next week

... and it's mine :)

Picked it up this morning. Very happy.

edit: oh and it does fit in the garage. :lol:
ranger 01.jpg
by l0n3r4ng3r
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's coming next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: It's coming next week

Mine's a very tight fit. I have a line of insulating tape on the garage floor, down the middle ending in a T-shape. So long as I reverse with the steering straight and the towball tracking down the line, and then stop when the rear edge of the car is directly above the top of the T, then the car wi...
by l0n3r4ng3r
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's coming next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: It's coming next week

BlkWildtrak wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:40 pm You will be fine hightwise, my garage door height is exactly 2 meters.


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Thanks. The sales person mentioned the little rubber aerial can be unscrewed, but hoping we don't have to do that just to drive into the garage.
by l0n3r4ng3r
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's coming next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: It's coming next week

SimonWTX 21 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:37 am Welcome 10n3r4ng3r
That's a mouthful how about a name lol
Regards
Simon
Never played at being the Lone Ranger as a kid :)
by l0n3r4ng3r
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's coming next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Re: It's coming next week

The answer is that it depends :) If I remove the work bench at the far end, I have 7 metres. So it comes down to juggling positioning of workspaces and cupboards. Luckily it's a double garage that will only have the Ranger in it.
by l0n3r4ng3r
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's coming next week
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

It's coming next week

Hi, My first Ranger is coming next week, so I have signed up here. It will be a 3.2L Diesel 2021 Ford Ranger PX MkIII 2021.25MY XLT White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Double Cab. It has the Tech Pack (adaptive cruise control, assisted parking). Other extras on it will be black 18" wheels, electric brake...