HenryMac's Build Thread: 2019 Ranger XL STX FX4 Magnetic Super Cab

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They do not come with bolts, wow..

Anyway thanks I need to order some...



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Christmas Tree Retrieval Truck..... what else would you use in the National Forest... but a Ranger?

Love the plastic bed rail protectors..

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Installed Bed Tie Down Brackets

Continued from Pickup Box Bed Tie Down Hooks and Bolts

Pretty straightforward. Used a Metric 8mm - 1.25 tap to clean the bed liner out of the tapped holes. And used some never seize on the screw threads. The bolts use a T-40 Torx bit.

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Edited 12-26-2019. Something to keep in mind, our SuperCab Ranger is a 2019 model. The 2019 Brochure states (6) Tie Down Hooks... the 2020 doesn't state quantity. Therefore a savvy dealer could state you have no grounds to justify additional tie downs on a 2020 Ranger.

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Tactile Bumpers For Cruise Control and Auto Start/Stop

Credit goes to member jubreunig for this idea :like:

Taking your eyes off the road to operate the Cruise Control buttons or to push the Auto Stop/Start button could end up with disastrous results.

Adding these little bumpers allows you to feel where the controls are, while keeping your eyes on the road.

The bumpers are available at Walmart in the hardware department.

I could swear Ford used to have a built in bump on their steering wheel mounted cruise control buttons back in the 90's???

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That smooth button thing is something I hate about all new vehicles. Went from an 02 Super Duty to a new ranger. No braille on cruise buttons, no telling what HVAC buttons are where (I dont know why they have buttons under the large display, its safer to use peripherals to drive than blinding out looking down). Only positive is if you practice enough you can see the result of what you're pressing when you look down. Also no vibration on the screen when something is selected. All little, very cheap things that could've easily been fixed before production line.
 

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They do not come with bolts, wow..
I vaguely recall reading that you're not supposed to reuse the bolts, so if you pull them off you're supposed to get new ones. In that case it probably makes sense to make the bolt a separate part number.
 

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Well mine is missing a set too.. I believe mine was made in OCT..
 

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+1 on the button bumpers.

A pet peeve of mind is the dimmer lighting because I like low lighting at night. That makes it very low during daytime. So instead of using the dimmer all the time I have a hard time seeing the AC + & - controls.
I’m going to add these to those buttons. :thumbsup:
 
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Garage Floor Gorilla Tape For Back-Up Camera... Teaching An Old Dog A New Trick

Since September I've been using the mirrors on our new Ranger pickup to back into the garage. That works on occasionally when I get out of the truck, when the drivers door is wide open, the door touches the wall if I don't get the truck centered up just right.

Our Ranger is the first vehicle we own that has a back up Camera.

Today I put a piece of Gorilla Tape down the center of the garage bay where I park the Ranger. Now I can get the truck in the same spot, every time. And I added another piece of tape at the back of the garage so I know when I'm back far enough.

Easy Peazy...

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Garage Floor Gorilla Tape For Back-Up Camera... Teaching An Old Dog A New Trick

Since September I've been using the mirrors on our new Ranger pickup to back into the garage. That works on occasionally when I get out of the truck, when the drivers door is wide open, the door touches the wall if I don't get the truck centered up just right.

Our Ranger is the first vehicle we own that has a back up Camera.

Today I put a piece of Gorilla Tape down the center of the garage bay where I park the Ranger. Now I can get the truck in the same spot, every time. And I added another piece of tape at the back of the garage so I know when I'm back far enough.

Easy Peazy...

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Sometimes the simplest ideas work the best... that’s not a bad idea at all!
 

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I’ll be doing that under my car port.

edit: “Truck port”.
 
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Shrockworks Rock Sliders, with the Dimpled Tread Plates

We ordered a set of Shrockworks Rock Sliders on 12-16-2019 for our SuperCab. We don't plan to be sliding on rocks with our Ranger.. but there are other good reasons to go with the Shrockworks design vs running boards.:

The Rock Sliders:
  • bolt to the frame of the truck, Running Boards bolt to the sheet metal floor of the truck,
  • don't have the big gap between them and the cab rocker panel.

The form, fit and function of the Rock Sliders just seems so much better vs running boards.

But, just like running boards they'll also help protect the rocker panels from road debris, and protect the truck from people swinging their car doors into it in parking lots.

I'll post up some installation photo's once they arrive.
 

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Drawing of the Door Sill Scuff Plates...

Just in case anybody want's to modify some of these for other applications.... here's a couple drawings and a pdf.

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This is a GREAT idea!
 

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Shrockworks Rock Sliders, with the Dimpled Tread Plates

We ordered a set of Shrockworks Rock Sliders on 12-16-2019 for our SuperCab. We don't plan to be sliding on rocks with our Ranger.. but there are other good reasons to go with the Shrockworks design vs running boards.:

The Rock Sliders:
  • bolt to the frame of the truck, Running Boards bolt to the sheet metal floor of the truck,
  • don't have the big gap between them and the cab rocker panel.

The form, fit and function of the Rock Sliders just seems so much better vs running boards.

But, just like running boards they'll also help protect the rocker panels from road debris, and protect the truck from people swinging their car doors into it in parking lots.

I'll post up some installation photo's once they arrive.
Mine is showing up tomorrow...I hope the drop off goes well since it's just me:fingerscrossed::whew:
 
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Mine is showing up tomorrow...I hope the drop off goes well since it's just me:fingerscrossed::whew:
What's the plan Sid? If the semi driver isn't willing to help...... and depending on the design of the crate...

I'm planning to back my truck up to the semi with the tailgate up on the Ranger. I'll lay a 2x8 in the bed Then slowly slide the crate out until it teeter totters down onto the 2x8 in the bed of the Ranger. Then get in the Bed of the Ranger and slide the crate forward until it is just barely still sitting on the semi. Place my floor jack in the back of the Ranger, right up against the tailgate and jack the crate up just enough to lift the crate off the semi. Pull the Ranger forward and let the crate down on the tailgate.

Once I back the truck in the barn I can lift the crate out with my 2 post lift if need be.

The copious amount of snow we have here isn't helping the situation.

Please take some photo's if you would. My plan may not be worth much since I have yet to see what the crate looks like.

Best bet may to just bust open the crate... but I've read it's not that easy. The two parts are wrapped and then foam is used to fill the voids in the crate.
 
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