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At the advice of @KJRR (sorry I've been slacking I'm on vacation 😜) the tailgate damper has been left out of the mods section. Now that I've converted many here we need to see what mods you've done to yours and drop ideas for future mods. I know @P. A. Schilke has a custom Ford damper and @BButah was lucky to get a carbon fiber one.

Here's my first damper mod velcro tie to keep it from binding behind the tailgate strap. My second is a blend of essential oils and special oils from a renowned Swiss Dr. which adds 50+ hp. More if you rub it in the right spots.πŸ˜‚ Maybe now @FoD will break down and get one seeing everyones mods.😝


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I want one but my Ranger is still afraid of Dampers.
Hi Al,

Tell your Ranger, Suck it up Buttercup. Then install one!

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Awesome! Now @Texasota has a place to go for his damper fix. If your Ranger is afraid of dampers, its best to slowly introduce them. Purchase the damper and set it near your Ranger; garage, bench, driveway. This way the damper will get used to the damper being nearby. Next keep the damper with you in the cab. Don't try this too soon as your truck may act up by throwing a CEL. If that happens go back to step one, wait a couple days and try again. 3rd step is to put the damper, still in the box, in the bed of the truck. These 3 steps should be able to take place over a week. Next install the damper. Hopefully you don't experience damper rejection as Aragorn did in this tread .
If you do, don't worry, we are here to help.
 
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I want one but my Ranger is still afraid of Dampers.
I figured by now your Ranger would've got over this? Take @KJRR advise. Me on the other hand I would just buy one and put it on and force him to get use to it. I mean what's next a night light on because he's afraid to be alone in the garage? 😜

Ok, I did that for the first month with mine.πŸ˜‚
 

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What a waste of money. Better off using the $ for gas so you can drive it more.:)
The mileage increase you get from a properly tuned damper will pay for itself.
 

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At the advice of @KJRR (sorry I've been slacking I'm on vacation 😜) the tailgate damper has been left out of the mods section. Now that I've converted many here we need to see what mods you've done to yours and drop ideas for future mods. I know @P. A. Schilke has a custom Ford damper and @BButah was lucky to get a carbon fiber one.

Here's my first damper mod velcro tie to keep it from binding behind the tailgate strap. My second is a blend of essential oils and special oils from a renowned Swiss Dr. which adds 50+ hp. More if you rub it in the right spots.πŸ˜‚ Maybe now @FoD will break down and get one seeing everyones mods.😝


Velcro:Tailgate Strap.jpg
I'm actually thinking of getting one of these made for real. πŸ˜‹ That'll be my mod.

61W7kmyMbmL._SL1500_.jpg
 
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The mileage increase you get from a properly tuned damper will pay for itself.
Don't forget the bragging rights from smoking all the other trucks with the added hp. 😝
 
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I'm actually thinking of getting one of these made for real. πŸ˜‹ That'll be my mod.

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But yours will have to have one of those big red circles around it with a line through it. lol
 
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