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Old 12-07-2010, 09:52 AM
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Hey guys,

Im new to the board and am making my virgin post. I have a 2003 ford ranger fx4 4x4 stock. I ordered a 3" PA BL, a jet tuner, a k&n CAI, and a heartthrob cat back dual exhaust.

I currently have 16" wheels.

i am wanting to put on some mickey thompson mtz radials , but not sure if I should keep the existing 16" wheels or go down to a 15" wheel. I was looking at the pro-comp 99's because I want a steel wheel.

This truck is an everyday driver, but i want it to be able to get out to the tough hunting spots and to do some serious mud kickin'.

I am also thinking about putting an eaton electronic locker on the rear axle.

My questions are: What wheel size should I go with and why, Is the electronic locker a good idea? Are there any mods for more hp? And does anyone have some pictures of a similar rig...

Zac from Illinois
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:38 AM
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Welcome to FRF, Zac. I can't help you with your questions, but I'm sure others will. I had a silver '03 Ranger FX4 "Level II" truck before my new 2011. Loved that truck. You have got a good truck. I hope you find the answers to your questions.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:43 AM
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:52 AM
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:59 PM
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welcome to FRF, Zac!
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:07 PM
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Here's my truck before any mods. picture 12/7/2007. 2003 Ford Ranger xlt fx4 stock 4.0.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:22 PM
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:33 PM
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Welcome Zac. As far as the wheel size, I think it is mostly preference. I have no idea about the electronic locker, and for more hp about the only thing you can do it turbo or super charge it. If you read through the forums you will see people are pretty fervent about hp boosters, such as CAI, not actually doing anything to your truck and being a waste of money. The tuner might help a bit but the exhaust will just give it a good sound but no power boost.
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