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Old 07-29-2010, 11:09 PM
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hey guys, my name is josh. 17 yrs old. just bought a 2000 ford ranger ext. cab flare side 4x4. Ive always loved the rangers, especially the 4wd ones. I'm not new to cars or trucks. i like lowered/bagged trucks, and i like lifted trucks. my daily is a 1983 Chevy s10 reg cab long bed 2wd, shes a peach! lol. the ranger isn't going to be driven daily, just a toy since its 4wd. the plans for it are at least a 3 inch lift (but money is tight) and 33's. i know i can put 33's on it by turning up the torsion bars. i got an amazing deal on it, only paid 500 for it. i knew the guy that was selling it and he said he would give me one hell of a deal on it. it does have a couple problems, its got a cyl. 3 and cyl. 6 misfire every once in a while, but i already know what the problem is. the 2 plug wires have been chewed threw a little bit by some sort of animal (my guess is a mouse). and the air bag light is on constantly, but i hope i can fix that just by clearing the code from my scanner, and the ABS light is on, i think it just needs a new sensor or i heard that it could be because the 3rd brake light is out. its got 130,000 miles, a/c blows ice cold, 4wd works perfect. im pretty happy about it. here is a pic, its not a very good one, but i will get some more up tomorrow or saturday. thank you and tell me what you think!


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Old 07-29-2010, 11:14 PM
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Sounds like a great project, look forward to seeing pics of it! Welcome to the forum! (:
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:42 PM
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Sounds like a great project, look forward to seeing pics of it! Welcome to the forum! (:
thanks man. i have another project that i have been working on for the past 2 yrs. its an 85 blazer that we lowered. my dad and i plan on putting a 400 small block chevy in it and we are putting nitrous on it. we hope to run in a class called "outlaw 8.5" which is with and 8 and a half inch slick on the back. they usually run about mid 4's in the 1/8th. ive been dying for a 4wd truck and i finally got one. so i think i will put the blazer on hold for a while and start on the ranger. i just want something i can go mess around in with my friends and not have to stay on the street all the time, that stuff gets old. lol. its time for me to hit the mud again. lol
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:47 AM
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:46 AM
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Welcome to FRF Josh!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:04 AM
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Why do so many people come across deals like this! a freaking 4x4 Supercab Ranger for $500 that looks to be in great shape other then a few minor mechanical problems that you have figured out. Shoot, id take one paycheck and go get new plugs and wires, that ABS sensor or the bulb (ever which it is) and jsut do a basic tuneup on it. you lucky dog!
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:13 AM
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Welcome to the forum sounds like a great deal.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:57 AM
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Wow! What a great deal dude!

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:36 AM
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haha. thanks guys. im pretty excited about it all. my next paycheck isn't going toward any of my projects but its going toward a new cross country/free ride full suspension bike that ive been wanting for the past 3 yrs. so my dad decided to help me out a bit and buy all the stuff for a tune up. we are doing a basic one (plugs, plug wires, oil, oil filter) and he is buying the bulb and sensor. i know i know, its cheap stuff, but i work my ass off for everything i have and he decided to be nice and help me out, and buy all the stuff for it. just as long as i do the tune up on it myself.

condition wise: there are a few minor scratches, a few dings, it looks like he hit something with the bumper, but its not bad at all, when he did that, it broke the way headlights are mounted, but they still work. this thing will probably get more beat up now that i have it and i will be taking it out to my little spot here in Kansas. i will get more pics up today!
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:39 AM
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Welcome to FRF! thats a damn good deal man!
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:04 AM
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damn thats a good deal i payed 500 for my truck after it hit a deer.. welcome to FRF!
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:31 AM
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:59 AM
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welcome to FRF, Josh!
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:24 PM
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thanks guys.

well i said i would get pics up so here are some of how she sits for now, tires are aways away seeings how the ones on this one are pretty damn good (i was shocked to see almost new tires). so i will wear these ones out and then put some good nitto mud grapplers on it











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Old 07-30-2010, 08:53 PM
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Welcome to FRF Josh - that was a sweet deal you got! Go to Meet and Greet and check my post for Kansas Rangers. Trying to pull KS trucks together.
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