dumb i know but i would like to know

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Captured Time, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    ok i maybe the only one or then again i may not be. there are some thing bout the ranger talk im lost on and have no clue what the stand for the big one is SAS whats it mean?
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  3. DangerRanger91

    DangerRanger91 FinGer The Crimson Ginger

    Solid axle swap.
  4. OP
    Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    ^^^^^ st. louis or the name of a guy on another forum

    ahh thanx danger
  5. Oh lol I kinda thought it would be someone's name or something with my luck... Haha. Cool.
  6. DangerRanger91

    DangerRanger91 FinGer The Crimson Ginger

    RBV (Ranger Based Vehicle) Generations:

    Generation 1 - 1983-1988 (First Rangers made. These are the ones with the square headlamps recessed into the grill)
    Generation 2 - 1989-1992 (New fenders, hood, grill, headlamps and bumper, different wiring. New dash and other interior upgrades)
    Generation 3 - 1993-1997 (Theses are the first Rangers with the rounded front end. There was an interior redesign in 1995)
    Generation 4 - 1998-Up (New front suspension. Torsion setup in the 4wd Models and A arm setup is the 2wd's. New front ends)

    Bronco II
    Generation 1 - 1984-1988 (Generation 1 Ranger based)
    Generation 2 - 1989-1990 (Generation 2 Ranger based)

    Generation 1 - 1991-1994 (Generation 2 Ranger based)
    Generation 2 - 1994-1997 (switched to SLA IFS that Rangers didn't get until Generation 4, gained 5.0L and AWD options)
    Generation 2.5 - 1998-2001 (minor exterior changes, option packages reworked)
    Generation 3 - 2002-Present (4W IFS, total departure from Ranger platform, dropped 5.0 for 4.6 modular)

    Explorer Sport
    Generation 3 - 2001-2003 (branched off the Generation 2 Explorer with a new body design shared with Sport Trac, last of Ford's 2 door SUVs)

    Explorer Sport Trac
    Generation 1 - 2001-Present (basically a crew cab Ranger, but shared styling with Generation 3 Explorer Sport, nearly identical in size to supercab Generation 4 Rangers)

    Generation 1 - 1997 (nothing but a rebadged Explorer)
    Generation 1.5 - 1998-2001 (slightly more exterior changes than Explorer)
    Generation 2 - 2002-Present (same changes as Explorer, front end changed to imitate Escalade)

    Aviator (only included for sake of completeness in family tree)
    Generation 1 - 2003-Present (even more overpriced rebadging of Generation 3 Explorer, higher power DOHC 4.6L)

    Generation 1 - 1991-1994 (clone of Generation 1 Explorer Sport)

    Generation 3 - 1994-1997 (first year of RBV B-Series, Navajo-style grille, clone of Generation 3 Ranger)
    Generation 4 - 1998-Present (clone of Generation 4 Ranger)


    B2 - Bronco II

    BII - Bronco II

    BTW - By The Way

    EB - Early Bronco (1966 - 1977) or Eddie Bauer

    FUBAR - F--ked Up Beyond All Recognition

    GVWR gross vehicle weight rating

    GCWR gross combined weight rating

    HTH - Hope this helps

    IFS - Independent Front Suspension

    IIRC - If I Remember (Recall) Correctly

    IMO - In My Opinion

    LOL - Laugh Out Loud

    PITA - Pain In The Ass

    POS - Piece Of ****

    RBV - Ranger Based Vehicle

    ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing

    ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off

    RTI - Ramp Travel Index

    SAS - Solid Axle Swap

    SLA - Short/Long Arm

    TIB - Twin I Beam

    TTB - Twin Traction Beam

    BFH= Big F---ing Hammer

    FWIW = For What It's Worth

    WTF? - What The F--k

    Common Engine Terms:

    FPR - fuel pressure regulator

    MAP - manifold absolute pressure (sensor)

    MAF - mass air flow (sensor)

    TPS - throttle position sensor

    TFI - Thick Film INTEGRATED (not Ignition)

    HEGO or O2 - (heated exhaust gas) oxygen (sensor)

    ACT - air charge temperature (sensor)

    CTS - coolant temperature sensor

    EGR - exhaust gas recirculation (valve)

    IAC - Idle air control (bypass valve)

    CANP - (charcoal) canister purge (valve)

    EEC - evaporative emission control (charcoal canister and related components)

    PCM - powertrain control module (computer)

    CEL - check engine light (old)

    MIL - malfunction indicator lamp (modern -- not all malfunctions are in the engine)

    DTC - diagnostic test code

    KOEO - key on/engine off

    KOER - key on/engine running

    SPOUT - spark output (a wire that can be disabled by removing a connector on TFI-IV equipped engines)

    FRP - Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor

    FTP - Fuel Tank Pressure

    EVMV - Electronic Vapor Management Valve (modern version of the CANP)

    VSS - Vehicle Speed Sensor

    GEM - Generic Electronic Module

    FMEM - Failure Mode Effects Management

    KAM - Keep Alive Memory

    EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection

    CFI - Central Fuel Injection

    SEFI - Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection

    EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation

    EVR - Electronic Vacuum Regulator (regulates vacuum to the EGR)

    EVP - EGR Valve Position

    DPFE - Delta Pressure Feeback EGR

    TBI - throttle body injection

    ECU / ECM - engine control unit / module

    VSS - vehicle speed sensor

    MSDS - material safety data sheet

    EMA = engine manufacturers association

    VI - viscosity index

    ABS - antilock brake system

    AFR - air fuel ratio

    TDC / BDC - top / bottom dead center

    DIS - distributorless ignition system

    EEC - evaporative emission control

    EGO sensor - Exhaust gas oxygen sensor

    MPFI - multi point fuel injection


    Ricer = Object. (Est.-1990's?) A vehicle, usually of Japanese origin, front wheel drive drivetrain, engine displacement under 2 liters, in an inline configuration of 4 cylinders with weak horsepower & torque figures. But in extreme cases can be subjected to turbo charging and nitrous injection in an attempt to make vehicle faster. Other vehicle aspects are but not limited to: a round, chromed, straight-thru muffler with a chromed tip several inches bigger than the intermediate tailpipe. Sound is identical to a coffee can filled with bees or a hair comb covered with wax paper played like a harmonica. A wing mounted on the rear deck or trunk resembling an erector set. Some with multi wings to create more downforce to slow the vehicle down. Stickers on any part of the vehicle I.E. doors, fenders. Most common being "type R", "NOS", "APC" and various old english script.
    Headlights that give off a bluish color to simulate HID systems. Fog lights with identical light patterns. A body kit made of fiberglass or plastic that gives the vehicle more of a streamlined look and to aid in handling such as a high speed flyby after losing a race. An onboard audio/video system that can exceed the value of the car, with multiple amps, tv monitors, and various video gaming systems. A wheel & tire configuration with oversized chrome rims & low profile Z-rated tires to aid in high speed cornering in shopping mall parking lots.

    "1-Link" Referring to a suspension with (1) solid arm that locates the axle either in a 'U' or 'V' shape and comes together at one point on the frame with a ball style joint that allows the arm/axle to pivot from (1) point.

    "3-Link"* Referring to a suspension where the axle is located with (2) arms that run forward to the frame with a third bar that locates the axle from side to side.

    "4-Link" Referring to a suspension where the axle is located with (4) links that run forward to the frame to locate the axle.

    "Lincoln Locker" Referring to welded spider gears Ersatz (German word for "imitation") Locke, though in truth it's actually a crude (but effective) "Mini-spool".* It's called "Lincoln" not after the car, but rather than the Lincoln brand of Welding machines (The commonest welders)

    "T-L" refers to the Factory Limited slip differential - Trac-Lok.* Sometimes specifically referred to (when discussing 7.5" rear axles) as the "S-spring" Limited slip to separate it from the earlier POS (See above) that used conical clutches (Aka: Auburn)

    "Torsen" refers to the Gleeson-Torsen (old name) or Zexel-Torsen (Current name) Worm gear type limited slip diff (essentially copied by the Detroit "True-Trac")

    "R1" refers to the Mazda built "M5OD-R1" transmission introduced in 1988 and is the ONLY manual trans used in rangers from 1993-on (and from 1988-1992 only 2.9 engines could be equipped with the "other" manual transmission)
  7. DangerRanger91

    DangerRanger91 FinGer The Crimson Ginger

    ^ found on TRS.
  8. If you typed all that up, you have no life! lol jk I'm trying to think of more....
    IFS=Independent Front Suspension
    OHC=Overhead Console
    I know I'm missing a few...
  9. DangerRanger91

    DangerRanger91 FinGer The Crimson Ginger

    Hell no, copy and past.. All those terms are in there.
  10. Damn... I'm late to the party xD Oh well. Sounds good man lol
  11. OP
    Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    dang danger did you do that?
  12. Clinton's pulling the BFBH! Haha. Big F***ing Ban Hammer! lol
  13. DangerRanger91

    DangerRanger91 FinGer The Crimson Ginger

    Do what?
  14. Type all that out lol
  15. DangerRanger91

    DangerRanger91 FinGer The Crimson Ginger

  16. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    I sooooo want to sas my ranger
  17. OP
    Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

  18. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    TTB= Twin Traction Beam

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