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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by Jim 99 eldo How well is the Radiator support holding up with this mod it is not ...
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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim 99 eldo View Post
    How well is the Radiator support holding up with this mod it is not bending the support is it?
    Not a problem - that front body cross brace is a 2 X 3 inch box beam, welded. You can lift the entire front end of the car with it - engine and all. If I had one doubt about the strength, the rods would not be in there.

    The earlier Sevilles with dogbones used the same brace to mount the dogbone brackets to............

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Considering that some people even uses them to lift the body when doing engine removal, I'd say it's pretty heavy duty.

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Received mine few hours ago, they're all ready to be installed now

    Big thanks to Ranger, I feel privileged to have a set

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    Hope you enjoy them and they serve you well. Let me know if you have any questions or problems.

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    I received mine as well yesterday, Ranger! Thanks! What size bolts should I use to secure to the radiator crossbeam?

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    For my STS I used 5/16" grade 5 or 8 bolts, SAE thread. Any hardware store. The driver's side carriage bolt will be impossible to find in a hardened type, but it primarily retains the torque strut over the top of the cross brace: the bolt itself takes very little of the strain.

    Make sure that the two 10mm bolts which secure the driver's side lifting strap to the water crossover are torqued to about 15 ft/lb. Don't mess with the purge line nipple/bolt.

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Here are the new RANGER RODS installed on my 2003 Seville SLS - Thanks Ranger

    Attachment 77136Attachment 77137
    Attachment 77138Attachment 77139

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    She's rock solid now. As the Coasters put it back in 1958 (Yackity Yack) "You ain't gonna rock and roll no more".

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Ranger. I received your rods in the mail today, and I must say, I'm very disappointed. Almost all the coupons in the advertisements you used as packing paper were expired. I have half a mind to send them back! The rods look great though.

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    WOW! That took a LOT longer than I would have expected.

    I have to admit, you got me. My heart sank when I read "I'm very disappointed". Glad you are happy with them. I'm sure you will be even more so once installed.

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Lol, sorry, I couldn't resist. I'll be happy once the HG job is done (supposed to be started tomorrow), the issue with the crud on my car is resolved, and my valve covers, engine cover and your rods are painted and living happily in a leak free engine compartment. I just want my car back!

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Maybe too late to the party, but I just installed Ranger's rods today. Received them months ago but I was not available.











    What can I say, I am totally enjoying the reduced movement of the engine when brake torqued. It eliminated the gentle clunking when shifted out of park or from reverse to drive. Also eliminated the "thump" when re-accelerating after a slow down.

    It increased the cabin noise a little bit, rather than a noise it's more like you can hear your engine from inside of the car now. Under moderate acceleration it sounds like a supercharger whine. No additional vibrations.

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by maeng9981 View Post
    Maybe too late to the party, but I just installed Ranger's rods today. Received them months ago but I was not available.
    Not as late as me, I'm still waiting for my engine from Jake. My rods are still in the box.

    It eliminated the gentle clunking when shifted out of park or from reverse to drive. Also eliminated the "thump" when re-accelerating after a slow down.
    THAT sounds like a bad mount/s.

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    THAT sounds like a bad mount/s.
    That was what I thought, but it looked fine when I disassembled the engine. It was fairly new, just replaced before I bought the car. No excessive play while brake torquing either. That said, it was just a "gentle" feeling that I could only feel anyway

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    Re: The 2000+ Seville side of Ranger's Rods

    There're 4 mounts, 3 are hydraulic. Did you check all of them, or just the front? Rangers rods or not, you NEED all of your engine mounts present and undamaged.
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