What did you do to your Ranger today?

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I know there is a “what did you get” thread but I figured we could start a what did you do to your Ranger today thread because I have enjoyed them on other forums...

so I’ll start off with this...

I got some metallic gray vinyl off amazon to try and match the factory Magnetic gray so I could wrap some pieces on the interior. So for a little test I did the door trim below the window switches to see how i like it. I’m happy with how it turned out, it’s not a perfect match (little light) but I think it looks good and breaks up all the black on the door.

What do you guys think?

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That vinyl looks good! I took mine on a 450km round trip to Toronto and back with my in-laws, wife and daughter. It was a little cramped for four plus a car seat but we made it! I also put my 4” stubby antenna on when I got home.
 

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Thinking about getting an inverter to wire in behind the seat. Im annoyed that the factory one is only 150w as id like to charge my milwaukee 12ah batteries but would take days with a charger rated to 150w.
 

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Thinking about getting an inverter to wire in behind the seat. Im annoyed that the factory one is only 150w as id like to charge my milwaukee 12ah batteries but would take days with a charger rated to 150w.
Does Milwaukee make a 12V plug in charger? I know Dewalt makes one but it would still likely charge pretty slow.
 

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Does Milwaukee make a 12V plug in charger? I know Dewalt makes one but it would still likely charge pretty slow.
They do, but its only 2.3 amps on the 18v side. Would take a dogs age to fill the 200+ Wh that the batteries hold. I did a lot of digging and a big inverter is the only real solution.
 

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They do, but its only 2.3 amps on the 18v side. Would take a dogs age to fill the 200+ Wh that the batteries hold. I did a lot of digging and a big inverter is the only real solution.
Sounds like you’ve done your homework. I’ve never looked into it, I always just end up bringing way more batteries than I need for a job!
 

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Sounds like you’ve done your homework. I’ve never looked into it, I always just end up bringing way more batteries than I need for a job!
Well this is for my chainsaw hah. I use it for camping and off road emergencies. I have two 12ah batteries now but id like to renew them when out for a week or more.
 

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Well this is for my chainsaw hah. I use it for camping and off road emergencies. I have two 12ah batteries now but id like to renew them when out for a week or more.
I hear you there. You must be cutting a lot of wood! I use 9’s in my Dewalt chainsaw and they will last a long time.
 

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I hear you there. You must be cutting a lot of wood! I use 9’s in my Dewalt chainsaw and they will last a long time.
Last time I was out I dropped two 80ft aspens and had them bucked with two batteries.
I’ve got a little more aggressive chain on and it’s a little wider chisel that the standard 3/8’s LP.

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If you are cutting that much wood that is that large, I'm wondering why you don't use a gas chain saw? I use my Stihl for everything - I can get more gas if needed without waiting for a recharge. I love that saw. I have a 40 year old Stihl that still works perfectly - I just have a hard time getting parts for it, and it is REALLY heavy. I bought a new Stihl 2 years ago and love it.
 

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If you are cutting that much wood that is that large, I'm wondering why you don't use a gas chain saw? I use my Stihl for everything - I can get more gas if needed without waiting for a recharge. I love that saw. I have a 40 year old Stihl that still works perfectly - I just have a hard time getting parts for it, and it is REALLY heavy. I bought a new Stihl 2 years ago and love it.
I would of asked me the same question hah! I have an MS251 that I usually play with. However, I like to try new things and this m18 chainsaw has really impressed me. I like not having the standard issue 2 stroke stench when I go to bed camping and not having to keep another can of gas on the truck is pretty nice. The Milwaukee is compact, has the power to save my butt in the woods and it’s always ready to go.
 

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Until you’ve tried one of the new battery powered saws you wouldn’t believe how well they work and how long a battery lasts! I know they won’t replace a gas saw for everything but they do a damn good job for what they are. This thread got off topic in a hurry! Lol
 

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I would of asked me the same question hah! I have an MS251 that I usually play with. However, I like to try new things and this m18 chainsaw has really impressed me. I like not having the standard issue 2 stroke stench when I go to bed camping and not having to keep another can of gas on the truck is pretty nice. The Milwaukee is compact, has the power to save my butt in the woods and it’s always ready to go.
I have two friends with electric saws and the new technology is pretty good - can't cut as big of wood as with a gas saw, but they are pretty impressive. One of the saws even has an interesting chain design where you can sharpen it on the saw while it is running. The running time on them just keeps getting better and better, too.

The two cycle smell can be pretty intense for sure.

Until you’ve tried one of the new battery powered saws you wouldn’t believe how well they work and how long a battery lasts! I know they won’t replace a gas saw for everything but they do a damn good job for what they are. This thread got off topic in a hurry! Lol
I have used them and they are amazing for what they are. And yes, I'm sorry, I made this thread take a wrong turn....
 











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