What did you do to your Ranger today?

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Walked out of the store yesterday and decided that that was the end of the little bit of exposed pinch welds.

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Also got the Carhartt Precision Fit seat covers installed. Well worth the wait, and the black goes well with the truck. Now the pup can slobber and jump wherever he darn well pleases.

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I want those seat covers! I searched for good seat covers when I first bought my truck, and discovered those. I never pulled the trigger though.
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Local Dealer ( different than the one I purchased from) does spray in liners AND accepts Ford points.

$340 out of pocket sounded significantly better than the $550/700 the Local lineX dealer wanted for their basic/UV resistant liner. Same basic warranty. If anything happens to the liner they'll fix it.

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Finally got the damper in and installed, but something is happening??

 

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One day I am going to install gas shocks instead of damper. That way I have to use a few hundred pounds of force to push my tailgate down and hold it open, but when I am done it will slam shut on its own. I'm thinking a set of 200lb shocks should work.

Then I am going to go to every Ford / Ranger meetup while I just force down my tailgate and let it slam shut over and over for hours on end while staring at the crowd.

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Finally got the damper in and installed, but something is happening??

Now you need a damper mod. Yes you heard that right there's a mod for a mod. :crazy:

I used a piece of velcro from a wire tie and wrapped it around the cable and added a piece of electrical tape at the bottom. Now it won't get caught on the side of damper.:whew:



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Now you need a damper mod. Yes you heard that right there's a mod for a mod. :crazy:

I used a piece of velcro from a wire tie and wrapped it around the cable and added a piece of electrical tape at the bottom. Now it won't get caught on the side of damper.:whew:



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Great idea!
 

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I have an RSI Smartcap, and have been having trouble with car washes and having water get through the sides of the tailgate and a small section on the top. Today I sealed it and am about to go test it to see if it keeps water out of the bed.

The lip of the tailgate on the corner was moving the seal when I closed it so I just cut a small piece and put it back a little further. If anybody is wondering why I didn’t curve it along the top. 😉


Wish me luck!

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I have an RSI Smartcap, and have been having trouble with car washes and having water get through the sides of the tailgate and a small section on the top. Today I sealed it and am about to go test it to see if it keeps water out of the bed.

The lip of the tailgate on the corner was moving the seal when I closed it so I just cut a small piece and put it back a little further. If anybody is wondering why I didn’t curve it along the top. 😉


Wish me luck!

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Much better set up than mine!!! I used big weather stripping on the edge of the tailgate. It does not work very well. Your idea seems a much better solution

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Much better set up than mine!!! I used big weather stripping on the edge of the tailgate. It does not work very well. Your idea seems a much better solution

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Extang Maxseal Truck Bed Tailgate Seal | 1140 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CN5QG...abc_F1AKJ3T9HFZQ81QQ3C9W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Here’s the seal I used, somebody here recommended it, I can’t remember his handle but this went on real good.

There was a lot of water today though, so I’m thinking it Is coming up from below. Will be sealing the lower end soon. This spring I will have my wife drive through the car wash and I’ll wash my beard back there so I can make note of everywhere I am getting leaks. I want this thing sealed before summer.

Cheers bro.
 

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Well, today, I got an email from 5-Star Tuning and they shipped my tuner last week, without any of the 6 tunes I purchased. It did, however, have the canned version from SCT on it and that's what I'd been running all week, until tonight! I got my 3 daily/tow tunes and my 3 performance tunes uploaded onto my BDX. Maybe it'll be a different animal tomorrow morning, on my whopping 3 mile ride to work, LOL!

I also installed the Lariat Vault Grey Dash pieces, along with my faux CF Overlays.
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Extang Maxseal Truck Bed Tailgate Seal | 1140 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CN5QG...abc_F1AKJ3T9HFZQ81QQ3C9W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Here’s the seal I used, somebody here recommended it, I can’t remember his handle but this went on real good.

There was a lot of water today though, so I’m thinking it Is coming up from below. Will be sealing the lower end soon. This spring I will have my wife drive through the car wash and I’ll wash my beard back there so I can make note of everywhere I am getting leaks. I want this thing sealed before summer.

Cheers bro.
Thanks!
You can see in The pic that i put weather stripping on the bottom of the bed where it meets the tailgate. That part seems to work on keeping most dust and keeping water out.
 

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Finally got the damper in and installed, but something is happening??

LOL...that's really slow...mine comes down in less than 2 seconds...
 
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