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Old 01-28-2011, 09:12 PM
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Hello there, my name is Matt and I am hoping to pick up a Ranger soon, so I figured I would join up here. I am 19 and live in CT, I go to Central Conn. State and study crim justice there. Currently I own a 2002 Trans Am WS6 but I am looking to get a Ranger for a bad weather driver and to use around the house. I've already got some questions on the trim levels and whatnot so I'm sure I'll be posting more soon. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:18 PM
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Welcome to the forums matt.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:19 PM
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Welcome, what are you looking for in a Ranger? Fuel economy or badass ness? Post up some pics of the WS6! +Those are awesome!.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:31 PM
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Looking to get a 2000-2004 based on my budget. I'd prefer to get a 2001+ with the 4.0L and 5 spd manual with 4wd. I did find this (link)03 XLT which I will probably go and look at tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks! I just bought my WS6 last May. I'm the second owner and it has 45k miles and all the goodies like the 6spd Hurst and T-Tops. Has a SLP Loudmouth exhaust, SLP lid and BMR tower brace currently.





The Camaro int he last pic was the first car I ever bought, but it was unfortunatelt rear-ended and totalled this past Monday, which is partly why I really need to get a truck so I don't have to drive the WS6 through winter!
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:36 PM
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That WS-6 is sweet, but is begging for a drop! Sorry to hear about the Camaro, but you're probably better off with the best of both worlds.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:39 PM
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I've debated it dropping it 1" all around, but the ride is already very rough and it does get used daily in the nicer weather; maybe when I retire it as a DD all together I'll drop it down. Next thing I will definately do to it is longtube headers, no cats and a tune.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:52 PM
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I've debated it dropping it 1" all around, but the ride is already very rough and it does get used daily in the nicer weather; maybe when I retire it as a DD all together I'll drop it down. Next thing I will definately do to it is longtube headers, no cats and a tune.
Having a DD was my goal before a drop, now that my good weather car is dropped, I love the look so much more!
I went from this


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Old 01-28-2011, 09:58 PM
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I think most cars look better dropped, your's does look much better too. Looks like you blacked out the side marker light in the first pic too; that by itself is a huge improvement on any car imo.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:00 PM
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that was one of my first mods, also blacked out the rear reflectors, Niteshades FTW! My buddy has a WS6 which he blew the intake off of, too much nitrous FTMFL.

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Edit, took the hood with it too...
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:04 PM
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holy cow I bet that was cool to see.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:07 PM
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welcome to FRF, Matt!
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:11 PM
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How big of a shot was he sprayin? lol

Thanks for the welcome!

Quick question, are the front grills interchangable from 2001-2004? The one I am going to look at has the non-chromed grill and I'd definately want to swap in that nice honeycomb one.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:12 PM
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yes I beleive you can swap to a honeycomb
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:28 PM
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:31 AM
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