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Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger
#1 of 1840 Alrighty then
Jan 10, 2002 (8:39 am)
Lets keep this one going for a while, shall we? No more government subsidized apartment talk, please
Jan 10, 2002 (8:59 am)
Don't want to get too far off topic - but there's no way I'll make it to San Antonio this weekend because of work. There's just no stopping the machine...
#3 of 1840 Ford closing Ranger plants(s)??
Jan 10, 2002 (10:17 am)
From what I've heard, Ford may be announcing tomorrow that they might close one of the Ranger plants. The 2 current Ranger plants are in St Paul, and Edison, NJ. Being from MN I really hope they don't close the St Paul plant, but I guess we'll soon see. Anybody else hear any info about this?
Jan 10, 2002 (11:00 am)
#6 of 1840 Has anyone noticed ...
Jan 10, 2002 (5:47 pm)
the way that the front tires and wheels on Rangers tend to be at an angle. The bottom sticks out further than the top. I see this on all types: new and old, 2 and 4wd. You know when you see old caddilacs with too many folks in the back seat - thats what it looks like. I have also noticed this on Ford vans. What is it? Makes the trucks look kinda weak, tongue in cheek.
#7 of 1840 I could see you ..........
Jan 10, 2002 (6:36 pm)
noticing it on the Twin I Beam vans and trucks and the TTB 4WD but the newer A arm torsion bar Rangers(Vans and Super duties still use TIB) shouldn't have it.
The TTB and TIB have the ability to offer more travel than just about any stock setup, they're still the truck to beat in stock desert classes. But as you've noticed the camber can get weird and with long travel there was bumpsteer.
Jan 10, 2002 (6:47 pm)
nothing wrong with a degrees or two of negative camber. It increases handling and stability.
Jan 10, 2002 (7:07 pm)
True, but the complaint was the tire wear. You can shim 'em to get them straight.
My list of TTB or TIB trucks include:
'83 Ranger 4X4
'85 F250 4X2
'86 Ranger 4X2
'96 F150 4X4
'01 F250SD 4X2
The only one that ate tires was the '96. I had some Cepak (General?) tires that wore strange. The Goodrich A/T wore fine on the same truck.
Jan 10, 2002 (8:20 pm)
I bet it was the ones with the torsion bars now that you mention it and I think. Prolly doesn't hurt anything but it definitely does not look very good if you ask me, but oh well. Thanx for clearing that up everybody. Has tbunder not found our new hideout yet?