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Old 06-24-2009, 05:10 AM
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Hey guys (& Gals), I loaded some pics up in my profile of my Ranger. Can you guys give me some suggestions on some "low cost" improvements to it? I talked to a few of you about lifting it and all and what I wanted to do with it in a previous "introduction" post!

Any advice will be appreciated! Thank you all!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:52 AM
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I think this is in the wrong sub-forum......

Anyway, I'm biased a little bit, but I think it would look great with headlights like mine. Tail lights too, or at least something other than the ones you have with amber.....
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:33 AM
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Do you plan to lift or lower it? If not, do you want a street or offroad look to it?
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:53 AM
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Forgot to check the sig where it says you want to lift.

Something about those all gray bumpers and valance kind of get to me. So either upgrade or you can herculiner them yourself to give them a more rugged look. (CertiFit Auto Body Parts - Home for upgrade, they do not ship though, herculiner, not to expensiave at your local parts store)

Get some light tabs from stuff.swf and mount some offroad lights on them. (tabs are $20, lights vary on size and brand)

Blacked out headlights and corners FTW! (headlights can be done yourself with an oven, spray paint and some tape)

Billet grille, I would go with a black one (kind of pricey)

Ditch the front license bracket if not using it. (free!)

Upgrade the wheels and tires. (kind of pricey, but cruise craigslist for deals)

Ditch the mudflaps (free!)

remove dealer sticker (free)

Upgrade tail lights, I prefer the OEM 06+ ones to aftermarket "euro" ones.
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:53 AM
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Do you plan to lift or lower it? If not, do you want a street or offroad look to it?

The plan is to lift it (all be it, it is a 2wd)! So I would want the "off road" type look!
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Refer to my previous post for a few ideas...since we posted at the same time...
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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I think this is in the wrong sub-forum......

Anyway, I'm biased a little bit, but I think it would look great with headlights like mine. Tail lights too, or at least something other than the ones you have with amber.....
Sorry about posting in the wrong spot, still new here! Do you have pics of yours in your profile? Where can I get some new Head lights? I was thinking about installing some fogs on it.......
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:56 AM
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Also, I have a set of blacked out fogs and corners for sale $75 shipped.
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Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:58 AM
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Forgot to check the sig where it says you want to lift.

Something about those all gray bumpers and valance kind of get to me. So either upgrade or you can herculiner them yourself to give them a more rugged look. (CertiFit Auto Body Parts - Home for upgrade, they do not ship though, herculiner, not to expensiave at your local parts store)

Get some light tabs from stuff.swf and mount some offroad lights on them. (tabs are $20, lights vary on size and brand)

Blacked out headlights and corners FTW! (headlights can be done yourself with an oven, spray paint and some tape)

Billet grille, I would go with a black one (kind of pricey)

Ditch the front license bracket if not using it. (free!)

Upgrade the wheels and tires. (kind of pricey, but cruise craigslist for deals)

Ditch the mudflaps (free!)

remove dealer sticker (free)

Upgrade tail lights, I prefer the OEM 06+ ones to aftermarket "euro" ones.
Sweet, I appreciate the ideas! What is "herculiner"? I HATE the all gray bumper, I was actually thinking about painting it if I could not find another one or whatever!!! I am using the license plate bracket, just broke my tag though, awaiting a new one.........but that is a good idea, not a must for sure!! I would love to install some lights on it, is that a "hard" thing to do? I am sure the wiring is the most fun part of it, right?
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:59 AM
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Also, I have a set of blacked out fogs and corners for sale $75 shipped.
Do you have pictures? I have no idea about blacking out headlights or fogs or anything like that!
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:27 AM
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herculiner is a roll-on bedliner product. like line-x or rhino, just cheaper and DIY.

You may be able to find color matched or chrome bumpers on craigslist, ebay or your local JY (junkyard) for cheap as well.

I had a friend help me with my lights the first go around. You can find diagrams for wiring up lights, not a hard install at all.

Here are the lights I am selling:









Here is a pic of them on my truck and another black ranger, kind of dirty:



Clean one of mine:

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Sold:2004 XLT 4x2 Ext. Cab. 3.0 Mods: 3" spindle, AAL, shackle, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, billet grille, clear corners, flow 40 dumped, line-x, CB/PA, traction bars, lil sound system, auto up down windows
Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:50 AM
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herculiner is a roll-on bedliner product. like line-x or rhino, just cheaper and DIY.

You may be able to find color matched or chrome bumpers on craigslist, ebay or your local JY (junkyard) for cheap as well.

I had a friend help me with my lights the first go around. You can find diagrams for wiring up lights, not a hard install at all.

Here are the lights I am selling:









Here is a pic of them on my truck and another black ranger, kind of dirty:



Clean one of mine:

Sweet, were are you located? I actually love the lights and I am very interested! $75 right? Yeah, your ranger is pretty sick looking with the lights on the front and all! I would like that look! I think I want to get a "brush guard" for the front, something not real big, but with that "look".......any ideas?
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:51 AM
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Where can I get some new Head lights? I was thinking about installing some fogs on it.......
Here's my headlights....


You can get them almost anywhere online, or as Justin said, mod your existing set yourself. I was going to mod mine but decided to just buy the black ones. And this way I have a backup set. They look really good on black trucks. If you were interested in painting your lights, I can find the write-up from another forum.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:57 AM
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I probably won't paint them myself, but will just buy a set I think!
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:07 AM
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$75 shipped is the price. But I am in Simi Valley, CA
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Sold:2004 XLT 4x2 Ext. Cab. 3.0 Mods: 3" spindle, AAL, shackle, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, billet grille, clear corners, flow 40 dumped, line-x, CB/PA, traction bars, lil sound system, auto up down windows
Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
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