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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just put a 3.0 back into my ranger just wanted to know if it is worth fixing up and will it do well off roading stock? Would i need to modify a lot of things to make it off road worthy? And also the 4 low isn't not working the 4 hi works but when put it in 4 lo don't hear a click at all or anything and pressed on the brake and nothing anybody have any info to help me out to see what the problem is
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Are you sure you not just shirting into neutral(push button?Lever?)If its a push button you have to shift up into park and then back into drive for low to work.The 3.0 isnt the best engine but it'll work.Its a 98 so I believe its still a ttb front axle,if so it'll do fine.There little truck and when set up they work great.I would look at better exhaust and a intake system so you get peak power for turning the tires.A 3 inch body lift is the cheapist way to lift but you cruise control and if you have a push button 4x will probly not work after installing.A 2 inch may be better but may not,I'm not sure.33s will be a great first step,something like procomp,toyo or bfg(a/t) will be best since they have a decent tread life.
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