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Old 03-29-2011, 11:23 AM
Steelfrog Steelfrog is offline
'09 FX4
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 46
Default Howdy from Quebec, Canada!

Hey there folks,

Hello from Quebec! I've just recently pulled the trigger on a 2009 FX4 and am glad to be joining the team. I've been itching to get a pickup for the last 10 years or so and I'm happy to have finally been able to pull it off. I picked it up yesterday and have been cruising around non-stop since.

I've already made a list of modifications I'd like to make, most of which I hope to have done during the summer, but sourcing some of the parts in Canada can get tricky. Anyhow, here's a list for you. Insight would be great as many of them are new concepts to me.

Install a car PC
I've ordered a 7" Lilliput touchscreen monitor and a dual-DIN kit for it from the US. Expect delivery in three weeks or so. I'll be using an EEEPC 901. I'm still assembling the various components it needs in order to be a media player, GPS, bluetooth receiver, etc etc. Until then, I'll be installing a KW-AVX810 unit. Hopefully I'll get to do that this weekend.

Paint the center console
While I have everything disassembled to install the DVD player, I'll be using dye paint to paint my center console black rather than the stock light gray. I feel it'd clash less with the black buttons and trims. Weather permitting, of course.

Billet grill
I'm still trying to source a decently priced one, but I want to replace the factory grill with a horizontal stripe billet grill. Smooooth.

Magnaflow exhaust
The stock muffler doesn't really show off the 4.0L engine's guts as much as I'd like it to, so I'll eventually be picking up a Magnaflow muffler and swapping that in. I've never done a muffler installation before so I'm still trying to look up how to do it. I don't have easy access to a welder, so I may use brackets if they're acceptable. Insight would be great.

Head unit
When time allows, I'll scavenge the scrap yards around here for a decent-looking, matching head unit.

Fix the previous owner's mistake
The previous owner had some good and bad. He only put 8k KM on the truck, but also left a really, really nasty, deep scratch on the hood. I think he was using some kind of rack which dug into the metal. I'll have to find color matching paint and fix his mistake soon.

Wet sand
Just because I like my paint free of orange peel.

That's all for now. Later!
2009 Ranger FX4
Vista Blue Metallic on 31" BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A
4.0L SOHC, Automatic
Flowmaster Delta 40, KW-AVX810
Audiophile Package, Leather Package, Chrome Package
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:28 AM
merlin215 merlin215 is offline
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Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 723
Default Re: Howdy from Quebec, Canada!

Welcome aboard ....

2010 Ford Ranger 4 wheel drive
XLT Power Group package
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:49 AM
TerrenceStuart TerrenceStuart is offline
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Default Re: Howdy from Quebec, Canada!

welcome to FRF, Eric!
2007 EXPLORER 4.0 4X4
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:28 PM
bugz1racing bugz1racing is offline
That sums it up!
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,198
Default Re: Howdy from Quebec, Canada!

1999 XLT 4X4 4.0 Auto
3" BL, T-bar crank, 6400 shackles & 33" BFG AT KO's
More mods to come...
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:59 PM
mazdaman mazdaman is offline
mazda owner since 1989
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Default Re: Howdy from Quebec, Canada!

Welcome , nice to have an other Canadian on board
2003 Ranger totally stock for now ,mods coming soon .
SOLD 1996 Mazda B3000
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:21 PM
penguin penguin is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 68
Default Re: Howdy from Quebec, Canada!

Welcome, great information from these guys. They have done it all.
have a 2008 Ranger 4.0 auto., 4 whl dr. Installed a K&N cold air induction & Magnaflo cat back duals.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:38 PM
Christianguy Christianguy is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,025
Default Re: Howdy from Quebec, Canada!

Welcome to FRF Eric
1999 Ford Ranger XL
Vulcan V6, K&N 33-2106 Filter, 3:73 Gears,
FRONT 3'' Susp Lift/REAR 3'' susp.+ 3" blocks,06 Mirrors
31"/10.5"-15" BFG on AR-172 Polished Rims,Smitybilt Console
95 Mustang Saleen Seats,Alternating Blinker MOD
Pioneer CD/iPod/GPS,6.5 Polk Audio/6.5 Sub-Woofers,
Stainless Bed Extender,Throttle and Dome Light MOD,
12" Tool Box,Billet Grille,NightShade Tint,Projector Headlamps
6000K H.I.D. so i can see at night! LOL

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Old 03-29-2011, 05:16 PM
STL STL is offline

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Welcome to FRF
2005 Edge

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