The**OFFICIAL** "What I did to my truck today" Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by doyouquaxu, May 3, 2012.

  1. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    I see Cooper Cobras all over the place. Got these from Discount Tire Online via eBay. I like the tires, they ride pretty smooth. They are coming off tomorrow. Putting the stock wheels and tires back on for winter.
     
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  3. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Hey, that fiberglass tonneau you got...does it really make that much difference with the gas mileage, or do you know?
     
  4. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    I honestly don't know. I have owned two Rangers, both were Edge models, extended cabs with the fiberglass ARE tonneau. This truck gets an average 21 mpg (3.0), where the 2001 I had gave me 23-24 mpg (4.0). I'm sure the tonneau makes the truck slightly more aerodynamic, but not sure how much.
     
  5. Jamey E

    Jamey E New Member

    Sweet truck!!
     
  6. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Thank you! I don't get many compliments on it, so I take all I can get! LOL
     
  7. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Well, it is 65 degrees and raining today, so I put my winter wheels on. When it drys up a bit, I will wash and wax the AR172s and put them in their cocoon for the winter. Couldn't get in the mood to do anything else to her today. :)
     
  8. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    You're allowed, M (moe?). It is Football sunday after all! =)
     
  9. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Moe? LMAO try Michael :) Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it), I am not a sports aficionado. I just took the afternoon playing around on various forums and listening to the dog snore! LOL
     
  10. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    OOPS...sorry Mike. I'm sure you get that question a lot, though. =D
     
  11. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    LOL didn't bother me... I thought it was funny! :)
     
  12. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    There is nothing like a nice clean truck. It looks terrific. I like the attention to detail you have. Nice job.
     
  13. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    The access road to my job is 3 miles of rick dust or rock mud. Sometimes both at the same time. Guess how long my truck
    stays clean. LOL
     
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  14. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Well that just sucks! At least I have all highway driving, although there is 35 miles of it both ways (plenty of bugs). Washed mine last Saturday... had it looking showroom perfect. Then it rained Saturday night and all day Sunday and part of Monday. At least it had a clean exterior to rain on! LOL
     
  15. Timbootz

    Timbootz New Member

    Flushed my brake lines today.. took about an hour or so. The old DOT 3 was dam near black. Fortunately no rust on the bleeders. But I did find one blessed screw that was 1/4 inch so I had to rig up a new bleeder hose.. innate when things don't match..lol
     
  16. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Tim,

    you should be able to get replacement bleeder screws at any parts store for pocket change.
     
  17. Timbootz

    Timbootz New Member

    I picked a couple up. Is the tread six universal? So even if it is a 1/4 bleeder I should be able to put on a 3/8?
     
  18. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    The idea was to get 4 screws so they'd all match.
    I don't know what else you're asking.
     
  19. Timbootz

    Timbootz New Member

    Essentially the screw diameters for my rear drums is different then my front calipers. So I think I might be able to replace them in sets.
     
  20. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Oh, ok, I see what you're saying now.
    Seems like I only ever needed an 8mm (5/16") wrench to twist the bleeders, regardless whether they were calipers or wheel cylinders.
    I don't know, it was over 20 years ago. Maybe things have changed since then.
     

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