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  1. Amateur Radio/Antenna Installations

    I'm honestly not sure how to describe how I got my tray back in, other than "shoving and swearing". I did take it all the way out at some point. If there's some expert out there who knows the trick to make this simple, I'd love to see how that's done.
  2. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    If that’s your call sign, then your amateur radio license is good until 2027. No excuses, get a radio in your Ranger.
  3. R A N G E R tailgate letters added

    Going for classy/subtle here, and just matching the chrome trim. Went with BDTrims chrome raised. I think I'll do the front with the flat black fill from Bogar Tech Designs.
  4. Folding mirrors - neat truck.

    I do the same thing (fold when the power is on, press the button again after powering off). The mirror folding button seems to be a physical 2-position switch. The position is "remembered" in kind of the same way that a standard light switch "remembers" if it's in the up or down position. ;) At...
  5. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    Some hood lip mounts, like the one I used, have a thin section of cable specifically to address that problem.
  6. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    I want to like this. However, in the short time I've had my antenna installed on this truck, I've realized that the lip mount was probably the better choice for me, as I am in a parking structure daily for work. The NMO lip mount on the driver side hood is convenient for swapping out my daily...
  7. Amateur Radio/Antenna Installations

    I managed to get my tray back in almost like new (just a little dip/gap in the front middle), but it involved a lot more shoving and swearing than I expected. I have a couple of replacement trays which I ordered from my dealership - one for possibly re-working my ID-5100 mount, and another to...
  8. Dashboard Tray Modifications

    I'm probably that guy. I had a "professional" audio installation shop do that part of the work for me, and to be honest, I'm not super happy with it. The tray does not properly seat following removal, so I had my dealership purchase a couple of replacement part trays from Ford, and I'm going to...
  9. TSB: SSM 47844 - 2019 Ranger - SYNC 3 - SYNC Wi-Fi Message - Network Connection Needed

    I turned off auto updates. I also updated Sync via USB, and didn't turn auto updates back on after that. Honestly, the USB-based updates are easy enough to do, I don't see where I need OTA updates, especially if they are buggy.
  10. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    See above for my antenna installation. I'll check the tray's directionality when I install the new one. I know from experience that some dashboard components just never go back in quite right once they've been pulled out. I want to pull it fully out and see if I can find a more stable mounting...
  11. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    With the aid of another ham from a local club, I got my Comet CP-5NMO lip mount installed today. I think I still need to run a ground wire from the CP-5 mount to the frame, since the radio is not happy with transmitting at 50W, but did fine business at 5W and 15W transmit levels (~30 mile great...
  12. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    Also note that the mic just runs up the side of the seat and fits conveniently in the area around the parking brake (who actually uses those anyhow?), until I can get an aftermarket fascia kit.
  13. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    My ICOM ID-5100A is now installed, with the exception of the antenna, which is currently a Nagoya UT-72 magmount "installed" either sitting on the rear seat, or when I'm running in a more serious mode, stuck to the roof with the cable running through the rear sliding window. I'm still working on...
  14. Anyone installing CB/ Ham radio and/or NMO antenna mount on your new Ranger?

    I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to get a nice clean install of an ICOM ID-5100 into my new Ranger. Following this thread with great interest, and thinking about getting one of those sweet 3rd brakelight NMO mounts. My biggest concern with the brakelight mount setup, or anything else on...
  15. Stock Sound vs B&O

    I'm very happy with the B&O setup, but have not had a chance to hear the other options.
  16. Hey, nice truck! -Stranger

    The first day I owned mine, a guy walking through the crosswalk at which I was stopped for a red light stopped right in the middle of the road, staring at the truck, then gave me a thumbs-up and a "hell yeah!" before realizing that he was going to be in the middle of traffic if he didn't move...
  17. Bed Alignment Issues from Factory

    I'll try to get something that shows it in the next day or two. Right now, there's too much snow on the truck for the issue to be detectable.
  18. Bed Alignment Issues from Factory

    Actually, I noticed it on my new Ranger. When I brought it back to the dealership (actually, the dealership's aftermarket shop) to have them do the spray-in bedliner, etc., I mentioned it to them. They checked by measuring the distance from the bumper to the ground, and one side was maybe half...
  19. 2019 Ford Ranger Sightings at Dealerships Tracker & Map

    Thanks! I just updated my profile with a picture that they took at the dealership's aftermarket shop, where they had a pro photo booth set up just for photographing vehicles. That color is probably more accurate.
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