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Old 07-19-2010, 03:14 PM
RWD HERO RWD HERO is offline
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I just picked up a new (to me) 1996 2.3L, slushbox, ford ranger! I have a 2008 Ford f-150 with a 4.6L V8 and it was just too bad on gas to drive on a daily basis. So i adopted my new toy, and here she is...







Its on jack stands right now because the shackles, and shackle mounts were completely rusted through. So i cut them off, and am waiting for the new ones from ebay to come in. Its got a 3" body lift, and 31" BFG's. I know the odometer says it has 405,323 miles, but the old owner (a friend from work) said it is way off. I was thinking about going to the junk yard and getting a new spedo with around 170,000 miles because thats what he said should be on it. Anyway, i am really excited about this purchace because it only cost me $400!
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:18 PM
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Welcome to FRF! Any plans for the truck?
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:23 PM
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Welcome to FRF
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:30 PM
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welcome to FRF! post picks of your F-150 too.
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2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:32 PM
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Let me guess, the tires threw the speedo off?
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:55 PM
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Welcome to FRF.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:00 PM
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welcome to FRF, Chris!
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:11 PM
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Welcome to FRF! Any plans for the truck?
My plans for the truck are to make it as reliable and safe as i can and drive it into the ground!

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Let me guess, the tires threw the speedo off?
Ha, na he didn't give me an excuse on why the odometer is way off, but to be completely honest i don't really care.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:18 PM
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Here is a picture of my F-150, it doesn't really look like this anymore though. i took the decals off of the sides and the hood and the sides of the bed, added a black Westin bull-bar, black headlights with a 6500K HID kit in the headlights and the fog lights, and 20% tint. I have a 2" auto-spring leveling kit for the front also, i just never got time to bolt it on. I also have a kenwood DNX 5120 in dash dvd/navigation radio with back up camera.


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Old 07-19-2010, 04:21 PM
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Here is a picture of my F-150, it doesn't really look like this anymore though. i took the decals off of the sides and the hood and the sides of the bed, added a black Westin bull-bar, black headlights with a 6500K HID kit in the headlights and the fog lights, and 20% tint. I have a 2" auto-spring leveling kit for the front also, i just never got time to bolt it on. I also have a kenwood DNX 5120 in dash dvd/navigation radio with back up camera.

good looking scab man, are those aftermarket wheels? its hard to tell in the pic, i like them.
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2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:24 PM
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good looking scab man, are those aftermarket wheels? its hard to tell in the pic, i like them.
Thanks man! No, they're factory wheels, the rims and stickers were part of a "street scene" package (may be called something different, i know it was street something). The wheels are the only thing left from the package though, the stickers had to go.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:27 PM
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Thanks man! No, they're factory wheels, the rims and stickers were part of a "street scene" package (may be called something different, i know it was street something). The wheels are the only thing left from the package though, the stickers had to go.
i wouldnt mind having those on my F-150, what size are they?
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2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:35 PM
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i wouldnt mind having those on my F-150, what size are they?
18" rims, with 32" tires
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:26 PM
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Nice choice on both trucks. Welcome to FRF. Looks like you've already started on the Ranger.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:30 PM
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