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    They're completely refillable. Pop the cap...

    They're completely refillable. Pop the cap (spigot) off, fill it up with whatever, push the cap back on (just need a little bit of effort is all). Very often I'll have one or two filled with tap...
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    My solution is sortof along the same lines as...

    My solution is sortof along the same lines as dwh's.

    I just go to my local Costco and buy the 2-packs (boxes) of Arrowhead 2.5-gallon spring water jugs for a hair over $4. Each jug already has a...
  3. anickode mentioned his coworker's truck was a...

    anickode mentioned his coworker's truck was a "late '90s 4.0 4x4". This should've had the OHV 4.0L, as the SOHC engine was not put in Rangers until the '01 models. I agree the SOHC engine is not near...
  4. If you can mount it toward the front of your bed...

    If you can mount it toward the front of your bed rather than at the rear, this should reduce the level of vibration it's subjected to.

    Agreed though, they are pretty durable. Would be a good idea...
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    Doors can be very hit-or-miss (apparently you...

    Doors can be very hit-or-miss (apparently you managed a 'hit' on yours). What often helps with door (or mirror)-mounting is putting ground straps at the door hinges to the door jamb (known as...
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    The M5OD-R1 was put in 4-cyl Rangers from...

    The M5OD-R1 was put in 4-cyl Rangers from '88-'11, all 3.0L & 4.0L V6 trucks (Ranger and Explorer), and most (if not all) '88-'90 2WD 2.9L Rangers.
    There was also an occasional M5OD to be found in...
  7. I don't have a whole lot of input on the...

    I don't have a whole lot of input on the S-10/Colorado's reliability, but indeed, they don't have the aftermarket like the Ranger has (and are not as buildable for offroad as a pre-'98 Ranger is)....
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    You must be speaking not of the engine, but of...

    You must be speaking not of the engine, but of the FM146 transmission... As that is the only Mitsubishi-made part on a 2.9L vehicle (and indeed it is known for bearing issues, which was why I chose...
  9. Yep. Instead of the center terminal of the right...

    Yep. Instead of the center terminal of the right switch going to the light itself, it can be wired to the switching coil of a relay.
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    Gimmick. 9" is FAR short of the 102-108"...

    Gimmick.

    9" is FAR short of the 102-108" needed for ground radials to establish an effective ground plane for a 27MHz CB antenna (I'm not even sure how that thing would work anyway when it appears...
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    The '89 I have here is a 3.0L. The engine on this...

    The '89 I have here is a 3.0L. The engine on this particular truck has actually been fine, most of it's issues have centered around the accessory drive items I mentioned & wiring (intermittent...
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    No prob man. :cool: Like I said, it's probably...

    No prob man. :cool: Like I said, it's probably 6-&--dozen-the-other (Fords have their share of problems too... all makes do). It's just this big curiosity of mine that selling prices for Toyota...
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    Well perhaps you either are expecting too much of...

    Well perhaps you either are expecting too much of them, or your setup infact was NOT tuned very well (or possibly you have just never experienced talking with someone who also had a decent setup).
    ...
  14. Use mine only occasionally (same goes for my...

    Use mine only occasionally (same goes for my winch). Like others have said, there are few substitutes for it when you do need it (used it to change a tire once, but more often I use it to push the...
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    I wouldn't be so sure about all of that... ...

    I wouldn't be so sure about all of that...

    What you say may have been true in the early '80s (like the model you mention), however things are very different when comparing vehicles from roughly...
  16. It likely outgassed because it's 5 remaining good...

    It likely outgassed because it's 5 remaining good cells were being incredibly overcharged because of the one shorted cell.

    Gassing like that is far less likely if the engine is not running (such...
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    Airing down on a rough road makes the ride FAR...

    Airing down on a rough road makes the ride FAR less tooth-rattling too.
    I would suggest making the investment in a quality (fast) air compressor that will give you the freedom to air down (and up)...
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    Seems you purposely left out that that is...

    Seems you purposely left out that that is possible only when aided by a mountaintop repeater. (certainly you weren't thinking a handheld transceiver with a little rubber ducky antenna will reliably...
  19. Here's something you may be able to try... Try...

    Here's something you may be able to try...
    Try bending the bracket slightly so that the antenna is kicked back at a slight angle away from the vehicle body (maybe 10-15 or so). This helped on a...
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    That's a bit surprising... I guess I haven't...

    That's a bit surprising... I guess I haven't looked in awhile, but not that long ago (a few years maybe) I recall Explorers in decent shape being quite plentiful within the $1500-3000 range....
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    I've been bopped on the shoulder once by a...

    I've been bopped on the shoulder once by a friend's 102" fiberglass whip mounted low at the rear quarter of his YJ. It caught me off guard, but didn't inflict pain in any way whatsoever. I will say...
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    This.

    This.
  23. I'm somewhat inclined to agree in this case....

    I'm somewhat inclined to agree in this case.
    There are a couple good-quality quick-disconnects out there (the Hustler QD-2 and Breedlove come to mind), but the length such a device adds to the...
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    Ugh... (here we go) :rolleyes: That statement...

    Ugh... (here we go) :rolleyes:

    That statement is completely false.
    A 4-watt radio with the Francis whip I mentioned easily has a range of 5-10 miles to another station that is similarly-equipped...
  25. I think a simple portable solar setup might be...

    I think a simple portable solar setup might be the way to go here.
    Mine is a 170W "suitcase" style setup I put together with a SunSaver MPPT controller. It keeps up with my loads with more than...
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