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RXIN HED

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New DD for The Ranch
« on: July 21, 2018, 11:12:29 AM »


Don't know what I'll be doing yet with my new ride. She has a 302 and AWD, mileage will not be great. A rumbly muffler will be a must.

What else? Stock or mod?
1988 Max SPX Extended Cab 4wd with Service Body & Starion Power
1980 Dodge W400 service truck

For Sale: 1983 Montero #277, 1989 Power Ram 50 extended cab
Sundry Gen 1 Montero and Gen 1 & 2 Mighty Max parts and vehicles for sale

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Re: New DD for The Ranch
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 01:55:06 PM »
 Long lasting work horses, i vote stock.

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Re: New DD for The Ranch
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 03:43:41 PM »
With a rumbly muffler... ;) ;)
1988 Max SPX Extended Cab 4wd with Service Body & Starion Power
1980 Dodge W400 service truck

For Sale: 1983 Montero #277, 1989 Power Ram 50 extended cab
Sundry Gen 1 Montero and Gen 1 & 2 Mighty Max parts and vehicles for sale

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Re: New DD for The Ranch
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 06:49:46 PM »
 Well, obviously.  ;)

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Re: New DD for The Ranch
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 08:41:07 PM »
Added a little utility to my new SUV. I hate bumper hitches!

Next up, smog testing, tires, see about the AWD t-case shudder...
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1988 Max SPX Extended Cab 4wd with Service Body & Starion Power
1980 Dodge W400 service truck

For Sale: 1983 Montero #277, 1989 Power Ram 50 extended cab
Sundry Gen 1 Montero and Gen 1 & 2 Mighty Max parts and vehicles for sale

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Re: New DD for The Ranch
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018, 03:38:28 PM »
My 97 F150 is stock, super dependable, and did I mention, stock.

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Re: New DD for The Ranch
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 08:53:37 PM »
I've gone through a couple nicknames for this rig, and think I've settled on Freddie Mercury, The Mountaineer. Since acquiring this rig, I racked up about 6K miles and the Ford expectations have been realized. Many parts have been obsoleted through the dealer, especially my critical front propeller shaft. The Rzeppa joint was a really bad idea! The rubber boot failed long ago and sucked up sand and salt while in Oregon. Finally grenaded that joint and Freddie went from comfortable in snow AWD to Oh crap in the the snow 2wd. One of the serpentine belt idler pulleys froze and knocked the belt off, leaving my driveway...day of work lost. A mechanic my wife liked changed the leaking valve cover gaskets, but broke the fragile EGR tube, resulting in the typical 'tap tap tap' exhaust leak noted on this vehicle model. Since installing the hitch, I've towed most of my trailers around, even gathering Mitsubishi parts and doing dump runs. While I know this will never be a dirt road car, it is comfortable for daily commute and returns 15 - 17 mpg thus far, acceptable to me. Still need the rumbly muffler and a front end alignment.
1988 Max SPX Extended Cab 4wd with Service Body & Starion Power
1980 Dodge W400 service truck

For Sale: 1983 Montero #277, 1989 Power Ram 50 extended cab
Sundry Gen 1 Montero and Gen 1 & 2 Mighty Max parts and vehicles for sale