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Old 02-19-2011, 06:09 AM
Kindy Kindy is offline
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Default Paint, Mod, or Decals?

What's the best way to make your truck "your own"?

I want something unique that can be distinguishable from other people's trucks, but don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it. I realize a lot of what I want is going to cost a lot, but is there something easy and not too expensive to start out with that will show "This is MY truck" when I'm driving down the road? (Besides a sticker that says, "This is MY truck", for those who will no doubt suggest that. LOL)
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I might look small and yes, I'm a chick, but I shoot, throw, hit, and hunt. I highly suggest you don't mess with my truck!
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:29 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

I'd wait on the paint, as you seem to have a nice paint job still.
Maybe some wheels and tires. Maybe an exhaust to give it that one of a kind Kat sound. HiD kit maybe?
There are sooo many things you can do.
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Mods to come: 'stang seats, explorer console, window tint, flowmaster cat back, some mild port work.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

Ok, stupid me, but what's an HiD Kit?
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I might look small and yes, I'm a chick, but I shoot, throw, hit, and hunt. I highly suggest you don't mess with my truck!
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

Wheels difenatly set trucks apart from one another.
There are only a few things you can do exterior wise that are some what cheap that make a truck look great.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:33 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

I was thinking more on the lines of decals or "splash" across the sides (not sure what it's actually called, but it's the large decals). How stupid would that be or look?
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:33 AM
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HID = High-intensity discharge
they are headlight bulbs brighter then stock. Commonly found on high end cars like BMW
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:34 AM
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HID = High-intensity discharge
they are headlight bulbs brighter then stock. Commonly found on high end cars like BMW
Ah! Thank you. Not sure I'd like that. I know I want some fog (or off road) lights on a roll bar or on a front grill bar. Is that the same thing?
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:36 AM
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You could always become a site contributor and add a fordrangerforum.com decal.

http://http://www.fordrangerforum.co...ntributor.html

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Ah! Thank you. Not sure I'd like that. I know I want some fog (or off road) lights on a roll bar or on a front grill bar. Is that the same thing?
HID replace your factory headlight bulbs

off road lights add more lights to what you currently have. Adding foglights is not hard.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:36 AM
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You could always install some wrapping vinyl to the colours you want, or designs.

Best part is it doesn't damage your paint when you're tired of it and want to remove it.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:37 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

Yes I saw that about contributing and you betcha! I already had that planned. Just waiting for the pay check this Friday!
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I might look small and yes, I'm a chick, but I shoot, throw, hit, and hunt. I highly suggest you don't mess with my truck!
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:37 AM
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You could always become a site contributor and add a fordrangerforum.com decal.

http://http://www.fordrangerforum.co...ntributor.html
Ooooh i see what you did there..


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Old 02-19-2011, 06:39 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

Nice plug wasn't it!
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I might look small and yes, I'm a chick, but I shoot, throw, hit, and hunt. I highly suggest you don't mess with my truck!
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:41 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

You could also add the newer ranger badge 2006+

they also have them that have XLT on the bottom if it matters to you.

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:47 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

Transformers emblems!



just kidding


If not HIDs, you can always buy white bulbs like silverstar or some models of eurolites (the ones with a year warranty type) and such, it improves the look of your lights a lot.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:49 AM
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Default Re: Paint, Mod, or Decals?

You can do the blinker mod it is free.

these instructions will work for yours as well. Wire colors will be diferent.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...inker-mod.html<==CLICK

Check the how to section for other ideas. Not all free but some are cheap.
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