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Old 03-16-2010, 11:46 AM
tjeepdrv tjeepdrv is offline
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I picked up a Torch Red 2010 4x4 a couple of weeks ago and have been browsing forums since then. My first vehicle was a 1998 TJ that I still have. I'd use it as a DD if it had an air conditioner and was more secure. In 2003, I bought a True Blue Mustang GT and drove it for 4 and a half years. During that time, I bought a Yamaha FZ6, which took the fun out of the Mustang. I started looking at F-150's and Rangers, but ended up driving home in a 2007 Grabber Orange Mustang GT.

After about 3 years, I decided to start looking for a pickup again. Since Ford no longer puts standard transmissions in the F-150, I looked at Rangers instead. I got an online quote that I liked, so I traded the Mustang in. I'm not done with fast cars yet, I plan to build a Factory Five some day.

So far, I'm real happy with the Ranger. I'm not used to having such tall gears (3.73's) though. My Jeep has 4.10's and both of my GT's had 4.30's. I may crank the torsion bars enough to level it out some, but otherwise, I plan to just drive it. It's nice to have something that I can easily carry a mountain bike in for once.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:50 AM
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Nice intro! Welcome to the forum!
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Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:55 AM
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Welcome to the FRF!!!
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:20 PM
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Torch Red Ranger FTMFW!!! I have an 06 Torch Red Ranger 4x4. Shoot us some pics man! you can see my torch red baby in my avatar or just look up my posts on my truck
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:31 PM
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Welcome to FRF! Get some pics up of all your rides!
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:32 PM
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I've got a couple of cell phone pics.



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Old 03-16-2010, 12:33 PM
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Dang, thats a really nice truck!
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:39 PM
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Welcome to FRF! Get some pics up of all your rides!
Here's some random pics of other vehicles. I've still got the Jeep and the 2 Yamahas. For some reason, I just never took many pics of the Orange Mustang.











Here's a partial shot.



Here's another partial shot of the Orange Mustang. I guess I should have taken more pics.

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Old 03-16-2010, 12:46 PM
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I've got a couple of cell phone pics.



Its my freakin twin (almost).

Here was my truck when I got it. Same as yours except different wheels



Here are current pics for some ideas:









^^you notice my stainless tow hooks



Sorry to thread jack, just wanted to show you my Torch Red Ranger since we have the same truck...lol
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:48 PM
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oh no fellas i have competition!
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:49 PM
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Sorry to thread jack, just wanted to show you my Torch Red Ranger since we have the same truck...lol
Nice truck. I need to crank my torsion bars a bit I think.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:53 PM
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you can, i havn't; dont want the increase wear and tear yet.
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15x8 Pacer 164P Polished Wheels | 31x10.50 BFG ATs | Level II Tow Hooks | FX4 Red Insert Seats
Tinted Windows | 6000K HIDs | Kobalt Low Profile Toolbox | Pioneer Speakers
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:02 PM
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I've been reading that I can get the keys from a pre-2008 Ranger and it will lift it an inch or 2 without increasing wear. I don't see how that is any different that cranking the bars to get the same amount of lift.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:52 PM
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oh no fellas i have competition!
Exactly what I was thinking! Digging the Ford emblem on the 4 wheeler.
Oh yea, welcome.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:58 PM
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