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Old 02-15-2010, 10:15 PM
stephen.g.fiddes stephen.g.fiddes is offline
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Post New to rangers, and love to modify

Hey everyone, I've had my 2001 Ford Ranger XLT for about a month now, and am looking for cheap ways to modify it for off-road use. So far i haven't had too many problems with it (I am saying this while its in the shop getting the exhaust system re-hung.. the mount got bent, so it sagged something fierce in the middle and caused leaks at all joints...).

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Kenwood stereo, with Kenwood speakers, JL Audio sub, and a JBL amp. its only a 150 watt system, but it does the job. I built the sub box myself, and did the install myself (my first time doing in-car audio), and it sounds amazing! (down-firing sub behind the driver seat is a very nice kick-in-the-butt).

Radio Shack HTX 252 2m Ham Radio with a Cobra dual-band (2m/70cm) antenna. Soon to upgrade to a Yaesu FT 857.

Garmin Nuvi 1350T GPS

Three socket 12V plug.


Pictures to come once I get it cleaned up and out of the shop.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:21 PM
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Welcome to FRF! You can crank your torsion bars for 1-2" up front. Should level it out.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:44 PM
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Welcome, nice intro!
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:10 PM
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welcome to FRF, Stephen!
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:35 AM
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:39 AM
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:52 AM
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:17 AM
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Welcome Steve, from Boring, OR!!


2001 Rangers RULE the PNW! lol.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:04 AM
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Welcome from TN! Nice color choice.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:19 AM
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Welcome Steve, from Boring, OR!!


2001 Rangers RULE the PNW! lol.

haha, there are 3 of them in my neighborhood, and I have a couple other friends with 2001's as well... damn good trucks, as long as they are taken care of.

Do you know of any good off-road sites near Tigard/Tualatin/Sherwood?
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:25 AM
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Welcome from CNY. Tons of things to do, none of them cheap tho. U get what u pay for.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:30 AM
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Do you know of any good off-road sites near Tigard/Tualatin/Sherwood?
I don't know of any out that way. But it's not that far of a drive towards my places that are closer to me...wildcat mtn, powerlines, silverfox, estacada, etc. Though, none are legal spots. Only legal ones I know of is Brown's camp and other places in the Tillamook Nat'l Forest and Sand Lake(pacific city) and Florence for your sand outings.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:52 PM
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This is what my truck looks like at the moment. I'm getting ready to replace the nasty-@$$ carpet with bedliner. I found some aerosol bedliner at NAPA by dupli-color. I hope it works ok.

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:03 AM
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:15 AM
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This is what my truck looks like at the moment. I'm getting ready to replace the nasty-@$$ carpet with bedliner. I found some aerosol bedliner at NAPA by dupli-color. I hope it works ok.

ewwwww....

you know you'll have a ton of exposed wiring and exposed crap even after the "bedliner" right? Then the heat and noise on top of that...

You're better off getting a stock vinyl floor from a wrecked truck like I put in mine. It's basically work truck flooring. OR getting new carpet or vinyl from LMCTruck.com or StockInteriors.com.


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