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Old 05-23-2011, 11:44 PM
mmxchamp mmxchamp is offline
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Default New '05

Hey all...I'm the tard asking what ranger to get!

I just picked up a 2005 2.3l Ranger XL, with a 5 speed manual. Short cab, short bed. Its white! I'll post up some pics tomorrow.

It was only 4k (my budget), and so came with some problems that will need to be addressed soon.
1. new tires! front 2 are close to bald and are different rims than the back tires, which are almost bald and are bigger than stock. I'm planning on getting either 4 new rims (alloy) or 2 matching rims for the front.
2. New rotors/brake pads. There is a slight shake when braking at high speeds (like slowing down off the freeway)
3. Probably a transmission rebuild in the has a new clutch, but the tard who drove it before me must have done some damage to first or second gear cause its hard to shift into first, and second will grind unless you take it really slow. I can't downshift into second without it grinding.

There will be lots more mods, but those are prolly the most important. I drove it 90 miles home, and I like it so far!
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:46 PM
Rango88 Rango88 is offline
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Welcome to FRF, hope you get it in top shape soon
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:27 AM
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welcome to FRF, Matt!
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:42 AM
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Welcome to FRF
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:49 PM
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Welcome to FRF!

99 Ext Cab Stepside 3.0 XLT 4x4 & L/S 4:10 Gears.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:21 AM
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:40 PM
Christianguy Christianguy is offline
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Welcome Matt!
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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