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by Trublu
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: wiring route from rear to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: wiring route from rear to dash

Thanks Trublu, how did u go with getting the wiring onto the Dash? thru where? Take off the windscreen pillar cover and you will have heaps of room to bring your cable up from the lower kick panel area, once cable is through then put pillar cover back on. In my ranger I have a clip on mirror revers...
by Trublu
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: wiring route from rear to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: wiring route from rear to dash

You can run from rear via chassis rail then enter under drivers seat which has a rubber grommet entry point then up to you dash via the sill under the plastic sill covers , the cable under the ranger can be protected by convoluted tubing and attached to chassis rail by plastic or metal cable ties. W...
by Trublu
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: helper springs
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: helper springs

I do a lot of towing and find the Ironman helper springs do the job for me (220Kg tow ball weight) my ranger is a hi rider and I will agree with rustfree comments if you are into 4wd driving I would not use them as you run the risk of hitting your chassis, as for harshness they will soften out after...
by Trublu
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wiring a CB
Replies: 12
Views: 2372

Re: Wiring a CB

Thanks Trublu, was not aware there was a manual available for all Rangers on Fords website. Thought that wouldn't be readily available - only to Ford dealers. Will have a look at it -appreciate the feedback Yes it is real bummer when then Ford does not notify owners there is reference to adding acc...
by Trublu
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: V6 Wildtrack carrying capacity warning
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: V6 Wildtrack carrying capacity warning

Hi Grant, thanks for the info but if you refer to to the last pdf brochure released from Ford for the T6.1 Ranger released for the last MY-21.75 platform and refer to the most common double cab XLT pick-up and Wildtrak variants the published payloads are 1003 kgs for the XLT in 2.0 litre engine & 9...
by Trublu
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wiring a CB
Replies: 12
Views: 2372

Re: Wiring a CB

Hi mate, keep away from the fuse box under the dash is my recommendation. Had a Ranger canopy fitted recently by a professional company that required constant power for the rear console lighting. They wouldn't touch any of the existing electrical fuse boxes and tapped directly from the battery. App...
by Trublu
Sat May 14, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: The Stormtrooper
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Re: The Stormtrooper

Something different but looks neat.
Cheers
by Trublu
Sat May 07, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: Hi

gvilliers wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 6:52 pm Hi. new to this forum. Hoping to gain useful info on my Ranger
Welcome to the forum, I like the looks of your rear dual wheel ranger. did you purchase it like that or had it modified?
Cheers
by Trublu
Sat May 07, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 6178

Re: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

No longer available sounds like BS, Ford are still building and using these 6 speed transmissions. You will find dealerships do not want to stock parts for aging vehicles and only keep up with newer models; this is what I was told years ago by friends in dealerships. I've actually witnessed a few t...
by Trublu
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof rack Vs trailer
Replies: 17
Views: 3169

Re: Roof rack Vs trailer

Could you elaborate on trailer problems? You mean even a brand new one can breakdown ? Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk It would be better if you elaborate bit more as to what terrain you intend to travel, light trailer will be ok for any dirt road that any 2wd vehicle can traverse, if you inten...
by Trublu
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof rack Vs trailer
Replies: 17
Views: 3169

Re: Roof rack Vs trailer

If you're only doing minor offroad distances and not difficult terrain, then a light duty trailer is an option. Trailers like you propose are not dustproof or waterproof (river crossings), though if your dirt road distances are short, that might not be a major problem. If your offroad distances are...
by Trublu
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Camping setup tips
Replies: 14
Views: 3693

Re: Camping setup tips

Those heaters work quite well, I hope you have a very big tent otherwise it may get too warm for you if for a small tent.
by Trublu
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Camping setup tips
Replies: 14
Views: 3693

Re: Camping setup tips

newbieranger8 wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:17 pm Thinking Of adding just a diesel heater for the tent for the , let me know your thoughts Image

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by Trublu
Wed Mar 23, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Linc MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 3863

Re: Linc MIA

To all concern what I will say is I take no pleasure whatsoever in banning or removing members from this forum, if any this course of action only happens after repeated warnings when members don't heed advice to follow the forum guidelines. As DangerRanger clearly stated in his post it is not easy t...
by Trublu
Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Linc MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 3863

Re: Linc MIA

Slow death is pretty accurate. Not member numbers that I can tell, just level of contribution by a large number of people have slowed or stopped completely. Why, can’t be bothered dealing with the backlash when people get offended. Easier to bite your tongue, shut up and add little in assistance, j...
by Trublu
Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Linc MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 3863

Re: Linc MIA

Linc was banned for a few reasons which will remain confidential, but I will remind members here to follow the forum guidelines & rules for everyone's benefit.
by Trublu
Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Passing of a long time member.
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Re: Passing of a long time member.

D-Ranged was a very active member right up to 30th Sept 2021, he will be dearly missed from this forum.
My condolences to his family and may he RIP
by Trublu
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats your best mod for under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 18344

Re: Whats your best mod for under $100

The nonsense stops when people can accept other peoples explanations when questions are asked instead of harping on.
by Trublu
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 6178

Re: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

Have any luck fitting it up mate? im speaking to ford as we speak i have a 2012 2.2 with 170,000 on it and am going througn the same thing, Im scared to drive it at the moment and fear ford will likely throw me to the gutter. Do most transmission shops fix these at all ? Any reputable transmission ...
by Trublu
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roof gutter trim
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: Roof gutter trim

Go to ford dealership and inquire with the spares department, quite sure they will order new strips for both sides.
by Trublu
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 109
Views: 27199

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

The dealership whom I bought my last 4 vehicles from has always given a full tank on handover even for the one "used vehicle" I purchased; good on ya Westpoint Ford. :D
by Trublu
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Happy New Year 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Happy New Year 2022

Wishing everyone a Happy New year for 2022 Lets hope it is a better year than the last two years. On another note could you guys and gals spread the word about this great forum as we took a hit this year with server problems which unfortunately with software update we lost lot of valuable members, w...
by Trublu
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Deleted User Names
Replies: 2
Views: 2742

Deleted User Names

Earlier this year this forum experienced problems with the host sever where the phBB software needed to be upgraded but unfortunately in the process I noticed a lot of member user names became deleted matter of fact over 15,000 members disappeared, the forum group itself was lucky to be salvaged and...
by Trublu
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General News and Announcements
Topic: Deleted User Names
Replies: 0
Views: 3086

Deleted User Names

Earlier this year this forum experienced problems with the host sever where the phBB software needed to be upgraded but unfortunately in the process I noticed a lot of members became deleted matter of fact over 15,000 members disappeared, the forum group itself was lucky to be salvaged and up and ru...
by Trublu
Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Touch screen brightness
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: Touch screen brightness

prj564 wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:24 am Hi All, does anyone know if the touch screen in a 2016 px2 can be dimmed at night? It's very bright and distracting.
Try dimming your instruments lights as I'm quite sure the information screen will dim accordingly.
by Trublu
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Merry Xmas and. Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Merry Xmas and. Happy New Year

Wishing all members a merry xmas and happy new year, stay safe and hear from you all in the new year hopefully better than this one.

Cheers
by Trublu
Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ford ranger 2.2 power loss
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: Ford ranger 2.2 power loss

by Trublu
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 6178

Re: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

I think the harness to lead frame was replaced when I had the gears holding too long but when I had the rough gear changes I'm certain dealer replaced both the lead frame and valve body. Seen a few videos of changing the Lead frame and valve body which I thought was easy enough for any person with m...
by Trublu
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 6178

Re: 2012 2.2 ranger lead frame problem?

I had my lead frame harness replaced due to holding gears too long instead of allowing the tranny to kick down to lower gear when needed, later on my valve body was replaced due to rough gear changes, no problems since and I never had any warning lights and would not know if i had fault codes, fixed...
by Trublu
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 21833

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 Trublu
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tray organiser and rackless awning
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Re: Tray organiser and rackless awning

I have a Ute Tub divider similar to the one in the image which is ok, can be placed in different positions of the tub. You can get these from most Auto stores.

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by Trublu
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: AC DRAIN LINE HOSE
Replies: 22
Views: 18257

Re: AC DRAIN LINE HOSE

Thank you for the photo of the drain outlet! I’m having the same problem with my Ranger’s AC.. carpet is already soaking wet! My question is, from where can you access the Drain Outlet? From the engine bay? Or you need to go under the car? Thanks! I used an inline inspection camera to take that pho...
by Trublu
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: AC DRAIN LINE HOSE
Replies: 22
Views: 18257

Re: AC DRAIN LINE HOSE

For those who want to know where the drain hose for A/C, it sits up above the front of your transmission & bellhousing. Have fun getting your hand up to clean out the hose as it will be near impossible. I have taken a photo of it so you know what it looks like and how difficult it will be. https://i...
by Trublu
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Exhaust reccomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 4839

Re: Exhaust reccomendations

Well heres a reason i went to a after market exhaust its less weight and i waited to buy a second hand one. Weight is your enemy people have learn this the hard way from what I see in these builds, getting away from it all doesn't mean taking it all with you. Out of interest what actual weight did ...
by Trublu
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bonnet decal ranger fx4
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Bonnet decal ranger fx4

Never seen or heard of ways restoring vehicle decals, matter of replacement is the only option I know of.
by Trublu
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Random Rangers
Replies: 522
Views: 593844

Re: Random Rangers

BlkWildtrak wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:26 pm A bit different!Image

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You certainly would not have trouble finding your vehicle in any carpark with that colour! ;)
by Trublu
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Insurance choice
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: Insurance choice

I'm with RACV which I found to be reasonable; maybe because I have multiple policies and been with them for yonks. No trouble adding accessories so far with them as long it is legal of course.
by Trublu
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Extending due service date
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Extending due service date

GerryP wrote: Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:27 pm Unfortunately you have to go to dealers for things like PCM & map updates.
Maybe for a map update but you don't really need pcm updates unless your ranger has a problem that might need one.
by Trublu
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Extending due service date
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Extending due service date

Fondles wrote: Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:11 pm
Trublu wrote: Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:56 pm
I like to know my vehicle is maintained to the highest standard.
you think the boot lickers at the Ford service centre are providing that ?
Most likely not but the dealer boot lickers do not service my ranger since I have my own trusted mechanic. ;)