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  1. RetraxOne XR Tonneau Cover

    Wanted to add that we are also experiencing the incredibly thin surface coating that is used on this cover. We have to take great care not to scratch it, even while washing and i'm using a lubricant based wash and soft microfiber mitt. Just look at this surface wrong, or slide even a cardboard...
  2. Buffers/Polishers

    @Ranger8729 gave a great description! I'll also add that the big plastic wobbly style polishers are very poorly counter balanced. Basically that's what your body is for..... Holding on for dear life, hour after hour... For the money, it's pretty damn hard to beat the Porter Cable 7424xp...
  3. Think I Threw a Rod....

    Agree. And mentioned that Ford needs to be more open with their investigation multiple times in my prior post. Genuinely confused what part of my post you actual read and comprehended and how that led to this post. Which leads directly into comments about how Ford employees could potentially...
  4. Think I Threw a Rod....

    If you paid for an autopsy on the engine and further investigation then i'm quite surprised that you haven't received specific feedback on that. Typically when you pay for that investigation the tech an service manager will call you in when they are at the end of it and discuss it next to the...
  5. Quick Disconnect Sway Bar

    How about a fresh bump for the new year, even though av8or has his for sale, i'm still curious what the solution was here.
  6. Dead Battery...Twice!

    You certainly need to get the battery in for a proper diagnostic. I'm not certain that your run of the mill dealership will do much else than throw it on their high-amperage charger rather than measuring it's charge and discharge rates, or look at each cell's overall health. Especially as...
  7. Embark/Retrax Q: what's missing?

    We've really enjoyed our Retrax Pro. Top quality unit (aside from the surface coating being VERY thin.... Seriously, take it easy on the finish, it will scratch if you look at it the wrong way) and with the Pro, you get the T-channel rails which have been awesome for loading bikes onto which...
  8. Think I Threw a Rod....

    FWIW, the modifications Ford made to the 2.3 for duty in Ranger are significant compared to the 2.3 used for Mustang. I would be apprehensive to use a Mustang motor interchangeably for Ranger duty. It's probably prohibitively expensive to try and get an RS engine, so you're left with wrecked...
  9. Think I Threw a Rod....

    I'll just point out that your methodology in this matter is so scattered and devoid of facts that it would be very difficult for any dealership to be able to take action and "work with you" on this. (or at least the way you present the matter here) For the record, I don't associate my feelings...
  10. Think I Threw a Rod....

    I'm not sure you've ever properly thrown a piston through the head before. The few times i've let lose the dogs of war into the world there was no warning as an oil light only measures oil pressure. The fun kinds of catastrophic engine failure cause the oil pressure issue instead of being...
  11. 2020 Shifter Lights (lack there of)

    Just to clarify, that's a 1963 Ford Thunderbird which came with the infamous Cruise-o-matic FMX transmission. You would want to drive that in normal conditions in the "white dot" gear which actually started in 2nd gear. Alternatively, if transmission life was not a concern, you could daily...
  12. RetraxOne XR Tonneau Cover

    The other half of our joint account adding in some details here, the Retrax Pro was the only cover that had the T-channel at the time we were looking. Not sure if others have built in that tech now, but it's been awesome for us! We have the Yakima cross bar setup with Fork Chop bike rack...
  13. RetraxOne XR Tonneau Cover

    Thank you! The crossbars were part of a RetraxPro XR promotional that came with the Yakima Jetstream Load Bars. The bikes are fastened on with Yakima Fork Chops. The hoop fastners were purchased from Rack n Road by my boyfriend who usually replies on this account :). I'll ask him if he can find...
  14. Think I Threw a Rod....

    Aside from anecdotal feelings: I am curious how it is you determined that it is not the aftermarket tuning which had a detrimental effect on the motor? The parameters modified by modern engine tuning have as dramatic of an impact on the operation of the engine as it's factory tune can have. As...
  15. Very first next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger prototype!

    Just one point: It took Ranger until it's mid-model refresh (half way between generations) to get the different packages that are available now and keep pushing the sales needle. I would not expect the 2023 Ranger to launch with many package options. However, bed configurations should mostly...
  16. Very first next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger prototype!

    From what I see, they have raised the rear of the cabin to square it off compared to 5g ranger. Also squared off the front fenders in a bid to reduce frontal visibility, Raised & flattened the front grill and hood line plus beefed up the side mirrors. Gone are the wheel arch cladding and...
  17. First Look: 2021 Ranger in Cactus Gray

    Nice find! My take-aways from that video: Cactus Gray is a pointless color when you also offer white. Seems like a half-hearted attempt to copy Toyota's concrete colors (which are terrible, don't drive a vehicle the same color as the roadways, especially here in the PNW when sunset is at...
  18. 2021 Ranger Tremor Spotted

    Here's the Tremor pack in Velocity Blue and Cactus gray. Pics taken by some factory folks.
  19. SHOW ME YOUR RTT!!!!!!

    I haven't run the numbers on the weight situation there, but we also have the Retrax pro and have had great success utilizing Yakima cross-bars for extra gear. Would these have worked for you, or did the weight required necessitate the home-made rack?
  20. First Look: 2021 Ranger in Cactus Gray

    There are, I believe, two Mach 1's in Fighter Jet Gray. Both of those are considered "showcase" vehicles which are not production. AFAIK, there has not been a production Mustang released in CG/FG to see. Therefore, I group Mach 1 Mustang in with the Bronco pre-release showcase vehicles as...
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