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Old 05-27-2015, 10:58 AM
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Question How to achieve a "meaner" "badass truck" appearance?

Hey guys, I know it's a repetitive question, however I want a more specialized/Individual Response. I know I haven't posted in some time, and I have returned from my army endeavors. Thanks again. 93 FR XL 3.0 V6 RWD w/ 4 inch suspension lift (Rough Country), wheels are not stock, came off of a Bronco. Thanks again fellas. Any/all reccomendations welcome. (see attached image)
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:03 AM
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Hey guys, I know it's a repetitive question, however I want a more specialized/Individual Response. I know I haven't posted in some time, and I have returned from my army endeavors. Thanks again. 93 FR XL 3.0 V6 RWD w/ 4 inch suspension lift (Rough Country), wheels are not stock, came off of a Bronco. Thanks again fellas. Any/all reccomendations welcome. (see attached image)
Level it. 06 mirrors and tails. Meatier tires. New rims maybe? Tube bumper if you like the prerunner look.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:08 AM
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Here's a good reference of a 3rd gen that looks badass. It's Matts '94.

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Old 05-27-2015, 11:15 AM
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Thanks for the reply cuz, and will do, I plan on getting a 3" Body lift, and slapping on the biggest tires/wheels possible, (should I lift it again?)and how would I go about doing the 06 Conversion?
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for the reply cuz, and will do, I plan on getting a 3" Body lift, and slapping on the biggest tires/wheels possible, (should I lift it again?)and how would I go about doing the 06 Conversion?
I wouldn't do the body lift. I'd just level it out. Coil spring spacers would do the trick but aren't recommended. Buying bigger cool springs would be better. And once you do that, I'd say put nothing bigger than 33's. Duratracs or kenda klever m/t's would look good. If you don't go through any serious mud and you're looking for nice tires with good tread that will last a while, go with BFG all terrains. Anything bigger than 33's will more than likely call for a regear. Possibly 4:10 or 4:56 gears. But hey, it's your truck so you can do whatever you please!!
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:29 AM
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I wouldn't do the body lift. I'd just level it out. Coil spring spacers would do the trick but aren't recommended. Buying bigger cool springs would be better. And once you do that, I'd say put nothing bigger than 33's. Duratracs or kenda klever m/t's would look good. If you don't go through any serious mud and you're looking for nice tires with good tread that will last a while, go with BFG all terrains. Anything bigger than 33's will more than likely call for a regear. Possibly 4:10 or 4:56 gears. But hey, it's your truck so you can do whatever you please!!
I've never regeared. Can you post a link.and thanks again man.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:44 AM
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I've never regeared. Can you post a link.and thanks again man.

For the regear? And no problem pal
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:32 PM
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Definitely leveling it. I'm a California guy so I like the Cali lean like so:


Kinda hard to tell on that second one if its level or nah.
But here's mine, 100% level. With my friends Explorer, hers is also level.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:14 PM
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Definitely leveling it. I'm a California guy so I like the Cali lean like so: Kinda hard to tell on that second one if its level or nah. But here's mine, 100% level. With my friends Explorer, hers is also level.

Dude make yours look like that single cab one with the black rims.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:19 PM
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Bigger tires, wheel spacers, you're set!
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:27 PM
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Dude make yours look like that single cab one with the black rims.
Ive had that pic in my phone for ages. Goals right there. Lol
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:30 AM
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Ive had that pic in my phone for ages. Goals right there. Lol
Yeah. That would be sweet. Add maybe some Hellas on the bumper itself instead of just the bumper guard and it would be perfect
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:03 AM
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I was thinking of that. Lol
I'm not much of a fan of the bull bars
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:10 AM
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I was thinking of that. Lol I'm not much of a fan of the bull bars
They look better on a full size IMO
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:50 PM
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Headache rack or roll bar. Snorkel. Brushguard or make a set of bumpers. Add on some runnin boards, big ol' mudders, and a LED light bar across the roof. Maybe some wash-out floorboards and a train horn. ENTER OKIES! And thank you for your service, we really appreciate it man!
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