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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:53 pm

Hahahaha! Yep, good ol' Fort-Nox
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:42 pm

Lol now you need to pull the back seat out so you can fit the MTD in there
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:40 pm

Hahahaha! Dont think for a second that I won't try that! Hahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Tue May 02, 2017 4:59 pm

I thought I'd revive this thread with a nice little surprise I got right before me and my brother left the school:



There's a rear exhaust piece from an Equinox of the same year as mine at work. The has muffler rotted off of the one at work, but from the flange back to where the muffler clamps on is still in good shape so I shouldn't have to buy a new one. I definitely got some odd looks on the way home! Hahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Tue May 02, 2017 8:59 pm

Hehehe... that reminds me when I had the exhaust 75% removed from my jeep. Sounded like some big diesel loader goin down the road.
With no O2 sensor hooked up it burnt a quarter tank in less than 50 miles... but it sounded good...
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Tue May 02, 2017 9:42 pm

Hahaha, yeah she was definitely loud. Especially since the sound was right below me.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Tue May 02, 2017 9:55 pm

When I did the middle resonator delete thats where I cut the pipe on my impala. I fired it up for fun and thought it sounded great. No complaints with the glass pack though. Mom might be getting me a retuned PCM for my birthday. @TheGreenHornet and I will do a before and after pull in it to see the difference. Been getting a knock sensor code lately and intermittent stalling...with bad hesitation from a standstill. New sensor, still persists. New MAF sensor, hesitation isn't as bad, but the problem is still there. (BTW, knock sensor is buried under the intake manifold) So I guess the next course of action is to pull the top end apart and start checking grounds. This will be the third time the top end is apart this year Rolling Eyes . Maybe while they're in there I'll borrow the intake for a little mild hand porting. Anyway.......

You gonna make any changes to the exhaust now AK?

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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Tue May 02, 2017 10:02 pm

I would love to add a manually operated exhaust cutout valve thing right after the flange so I could run it with open exhaust every once in a while just for fun, then close it back up. I doubt that's ever gonna come to fruition though hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 8:49 am

Here is my DD. 2005 Ford Ranger Edge. 4.0L V6. 4X4. 4.10 Limited Slip Gears. K&N CAI. Thrush Welded Cat-back. 06+ Mirror Swap. 06+ taillight and headlight swap. Had to rebuild the tranny. The rest of the other junk you can see. Bought her bone stock in January 2013 and built her to where she is now.





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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 10:24 am

I love the color on that ranger man, looks sharp! Automatic or stick shift. It looks like it has a leveling kit, or is that just my imagination? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 10:28 am

Nice looking ride man! Are the V6's in those Rangers as bad on fuel as everyone says they are?
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 10:32 am

CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
I love the color on that ranger man, looks sharp! Automatic or stick shift. It looks like it has a leveling kit, or is that just my imagination? scratch
Thanks man!  It is an auto.  Forget to mention that, sorry.  And it has the torsion bars turned up a little to level it out some.  Also removed the sway bar to help soften the ride some.  It has some body roll in corners, but its not too bad.  

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Nice looking ride man! Are the V6's in those Rangers as bad on fuel as everyone says they are?
Thanks! I get about 17 MPG combined.  Maybe 21MPG on the highway.  It's not awful, but now a days, full sizes get better MPG than I do... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 10:44 am

I feel like ford truck engines get poor gas mileage in general...at least till the 5.0

And thats coming from a ford guy lol. Chevy just makes a nice package though. Reliable, good aftermarket, good price, good power to fuel consumption, etc. But for some reason I've always liked ford lol
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 12:46 pm

At least they get better than Toyota trucks! lol! I was looking at Tundras at one point and the MPG was just ridiculously low.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 2:29 pm

That's no lie. I was looking a couple years ago myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Wed May 03, 2017 11:33 pm

Ha... fuel mileage... I got gas at this no name, kinda run down gas station the other day. It was $.05 cheaper than anywhere else... suprise when I mathamalated out a whopping 17mpg! Back down to about 14mpg now... it was fun while it lasted...

Im giving some consideration into looking for something that does better. Unfortunately, all the manly man vehicles dont. But on the other hand...



I could live with this.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu May 04, 2017 9:43 am

My Impalla I get about 26-28mpg running to town and back.  On the interstate I get about 32-34 except in Arizona where I strangely get 40-42mpg?  I thought it was due to going down hill but a few days later when I went back through Arizona on the way home, I peaked again in the low 40mpg range?  Not complaining, just interesting. I figured it had to do with altitude and air quality.

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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu May 04, 2017 9:50 am

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My Impalla I get about 26-28mpg running to town and back.  On the interstate I get about 32-34 except in Arizona where I strangely get 40-42mpg?  I thought it was due to going down hill but a few days later when I went back through Arizona on the way home, I peaked again in the low 40mpg range?  Not complaining, just interesting.  I figured it had to do with altitude and air quality.

Could be altitude, but I would think they have slightly higher octane fuel. Or higher standards or whatever. I filled up on 93 for fun a couple weeks ago and that tank lasted me a while. I never calculated it but it was noticeably better than 87
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu May 04, 2017 10:20 am

Granted it is down hill most of the way, I got 54mpg from Flagstaff to Phoenix that year. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:54 pm

i got a new DD !!

i got it 2 months ago at a used car dealer, came with a 15 000km warranty..




its a 2006 Mazda B4000, V6 4.0L Auto 4x4 limited slip rear, 4.10 gears, has about 172 000km on it.
got a tonneau cover for it today.

its my fisrt truck and i coudnt be happier with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:21 am

Thats a nice looking truck man!
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:46 pm

Welp. My daily is dead. I have about twice as much oil as I should and all my coolant disappeared. Head gaskets are toast. I have a suspicion that my heads are warped too. Not worth putting heads and gaskets into this junk engine. Time for the 3500 swap. whole deal should be about 1000 dollars to get it running. I'll do all the power mods next year when I'm in the automotive class and can do the work myself.

Right now it looks like I need the swap kit from Milzy Motorsports and a junkyard 3500. and a mechanical throttle body instead of this throttle by wire crap they have now. I think my tuned PCM will run this new engine without any changes, so I might gain a few hp with the swap. Looking forward to this stronger engine.

Couple other things I did over the summer, new aluminum radiator, 180* thermostat, and the tuned PCM installed. I did see a change in power but the temperature has been fluctuating way too much lately, so I've suspected head gaskets for a while. They just didn't officially go out till the other day
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:52 pm

Yep, thats nothing new when it comes to a 3400 SFI engine. Still sucks though...
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:59 pm

The 3400 was doomed from the beginning. Im sure theyre decent internally. Valvetrain, bottom end, etc. But things like gaskets and wiring are poorly made. The heads are known for warping so I'm sure the head bolts could be stronger, and maybe even stronger heads. Either way, I know they got rid of those problems with the 3500
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PostSubject: Re: Daily driver?   Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:38 pm

Screw it, get a 4.2 inline 6 out of a Trail Blazer or something! Hell yeah hahaha, it'd be unique thats for sure.
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