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Old 06-04-2011, 08:25 AM
NorCalRanger NorCalRanger is offline
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hey whats up, im a newbie from the bay area and im lookin to update an old ride. i wanna drop it a few inches and maybe throw on a set of crown vic mesh's or maybe a set of mustang rims. the tired old v6/auto is doin it for me anymore and id like to switch to a stick and some diff engine set up. i also wanna look into a different front clip from a newer ranger. leds/hids are a must for this project. these are just ideas floatin around, im just not fond of the long bed
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:58 AM
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Welcome
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:01 AM
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Welcome to frf.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:07 AM
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welcome man, us nor cal guys do quite a bit of stuff, we have a lot of get togethers and such.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:11 AM
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Welcome Jon.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:49 AM
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Yeah, welcome. I hope you enjoy it here in Nor Cal and if you need any help modding, I've gone through the same process with about the same truck.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:17 AM
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Default Re: New Guy From Nor Cal

ok thank you, as for engines ive heard diesel, v8, v6, turbo 4. whats easiest that can still be smogged?
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:40 AM
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thanx i keep my eyes open its juts a work truck but i wana change tht
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:46 AM
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Welcome to FRF!!!!
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:47 AM
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:48 AM
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i say diesel!
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:49 AM
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ive thought about cummins b4 they were 4 or 6 cyl cant remem
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:33 AM
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Welcome. As for motors to be bar certified n smog legat, you need to basically get a motor the same yeas as your truck or newer n meet or exeed emissions your vehicle currently has. Words from bar themselves. Cali is strict on swaps... But welcome
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:53 PM
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Yeah, just do a turbo 4 cylinder swap
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:15 PM
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welcome to frf
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