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Old 07-06-2011, 10:33 PM
Logan2002Ranger Logan2002Ranger is offline
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Default A Bunch Of Questions

hi im logan i just recently got my first car. 2002 ford ranger and i love it but i want to do some work to it.

lift 3 inchs, level it because its not a 4x4
two hallogen lights behind my girlle
install a grill like http://www.carid.com/2002-ford-range...le-241558.html
black out the blinker and tail lights
put one 10 with box and amp in back.



im really looking for help and tuts on how the easiest and cheapest way to do this.
o and i bought it with running boards and there kind of rusted like little spots so how can i touch them up like make them look brand new. should i sand prime and paint or what.

if you wanna just post on here or send me a message and give me some help it will be very well appreciated.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:58 PM
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Default Re: A Bunch Of Questions

what model ranger is it?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:40 AM
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Torsion bars or coil springs in the front?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:48 AM
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Not enough info about your ranger man. People need more info before they can help you.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:43 AM
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My money is on that it is a XL or xlt
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:28 PM
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it is an ext cab xlt. 2wd 3.0 v6.
there are no coils in the front so most likely Torsion bars
of course theres leaf springs in the back.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:31 PM
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Got a pic of it? Usually xl/xlt 2wds are all coil spring.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:39 PM
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they are coil springs i moved my my wheels and i see springs they were hidden haha
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:42 PM
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spindle lift would be your best bet. fabtech or doetsch tech make 3" spindles for the front.

as for the other stuff, there are 4 8mm bolts on the top of the grill that you remove, then 2 clips at the bottom, easy as pie. for the lights, there is a how to about putting hella 500's behind the grill, as well as tinting tail lights.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:54 PM
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and Nite Shade is great for darkening your tails etc...

for a removable option there is window tint you can use, just search for it but IMO nite shade is quick and easy
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:20 PM
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can you link me to the spindle ? and then i just gotta buy a 3 inch leaf spring kit right ?
and with the nite shades are there a certain brand or are they all about the same

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wait the night shade is a spray can ?
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:28 PM
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Just nite shade spray tint available at meijer in black i know u can get different colors too
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:34 PM
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can you link me to the spindle ? and then i just gotta buy a 3 inch leaf spring kit right ?
and with the nite shades are there a certain brand or are they all about the same
stock, these trucks usually sit a bit higher in the back than in the front for an aerodynamic reasons i believe. a 3" spindle should put the front just a bit higher than the back.

since i don't know where in the USA you are, search on google or go talk to your local off road/4x4 shop and ask about pricing
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:00 PM
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Here is my 04 2wd xlt with 3" spindle and 1.5" AAL in back:



Here it is with a shackle added to the back:

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:05 PM
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where can i get this niteshade and yeah ill just go to my 4x4 shop when i have the money
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