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STL 01-18-2011 11:44 AM

STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
This is to show and list everything done to my truck. It is not all in actual order how everything was done. It is close.

Current specs of Truck as of January 18th 2011

4.0 SOHC
FX4 Level II 4.10 L/S axle
3" Body lift
265/75/16 Tires
Dick Cepek Dc-1 rims

First day home June 2005

http://i.imgur.com/7MIzC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/2gfyy.jpg

Stock white gauges
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/05gauges.jpg

Added the NuImage sticker to go with the stock gauges
http://i.imgur.com/9HQ1N.jpg

2wd normally dont come with these rims. Some how mine got them.

http://i.imgur.com/xV08Q.jpg

Painted some of the interior pieces.
http://i.imgur.com/4G27n.jpg


Replaced the stock radio with a sony xplod
http://i.imgur.com/PM9Zq.jpg

Then replaced the sony with a Alpine and added satellite radio
http://i.imgur.com/MO4Wv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tLVNy.jpg

Added the mustang dome light
http://i.imgur.com/TR4WC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ESrAk.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pxYor.jpg

Also added the explorer OHC from a 1998 explorer.
http://i.imgur.com/Y65RC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/FRtnV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Sl4qH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pmRBW.jpg?6916

Was able to get my hands on a full length ranger console. Super Rare
http://i.imgur.com/fOPtH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uerJK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/2DeAs.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/console3.jpg


Wanted chrome door sills. Never could find any. So I used HVAC tape to highlight the Ranger
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...oorsill2-2.jpg

Painted the throttle body cover
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM2022.jpg

Added some quick lift hood struts

http://i.imgur.com/cLqwE.jpg

Swapped out the plan door panels for one with map pockets.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...doorhandle.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...oorhandle2.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...oorhandle1.jpg

Bought a tonneu cover for the truck and also was able to get a bedrug
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM2543.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM2545.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1vmjn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/FDuTP.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM2723.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM2724.jpg


Bought a street scene grille/bumper insert
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM2683.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM2679.jpg

Bought new rims went with the Dick Cepek Dc-1
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...ures/DC1s1.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...1/HPIM3485.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/H7KkQ.jpg

Added the 06+ Ranger badges and the Ford Escape V6 emblems
http://i.imgur.com/f9uho.jpg

Cranked the torsion bars and bought some 265/75/16 BFG A/T's
http://i.imgur.com/2lzfD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yhTR0.jpg

Was able to purchase left over stock of the Ford Ranger thunderbolt's exhaust system
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...Exhaust002.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...Exhaust003.jpg

Headlight mod was done
http://i.imgur.com/7PsNG.jpg


Wanted to add chrome front and rear bumpers. found 2 different members that were selling theirs. One from Arizona and one from New York

http://i.imgur.com/inUN3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pHEK7.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/p1HQV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AAwOg.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rK2fE.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RSAko.jpg

Also relocated the V6 emblem
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM5821.jpg

With the larger tires and only having 3.55 gears in the rear axle. I opted to swap axles as it was cheaper then replacing the gears. I got a 2006 FX4 L/S axle with 4.10 gears

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM4261.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/painted3.jpg

I had purchased a explorer IRS diff. cover to add with it. I painted it all up.
http://i.imgur.com/brlYp.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vZ0O3.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM4268.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1gZAz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NOTBW.jpg


azgilamonster 01-18-2011 11:47 AM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
lot of work went on there. Looks good
and I thought you had a 4x4 at first lol with that front end up

STL 01-18-2011 11:47 AM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
More will be added later. Trying to go through all my pictures.

01DangerRanger 01-18-2011 12:40 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
yay you made a project log...this is gunna go on forver :D i say this will be bigger than afterhours 1 ;)
truck has came a long way sense day one, love it! keep up the good work

tlogan91 01-18-2011 12:46 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
You have one of the nicest Rangers, I have ever seen!

I love your exhaust system.

Care to upload a video so I can hear how it sounds?

STL 01-18-2011 12:50 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
This is the thunderbolt exhaust that was on it.

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_10mDJgOulg[/YT]


I currently have a magnaflow.

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oghOFsomg2A[/YT]

tlogan91 01-18-2011 12:52 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
It kind of sounds like mine. lol.

Fordzilla80 01-18-2011 01:00 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
I like the way your truck sat with the 265/75's on it and just a T-Bar crank. I'll probably go that route when I get the new rims.

Truck's come a long way man! Good work!

brett20 01-18-2011 01:37 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
Your truck turned out real nice man you have a badass truck for sure

STL 01-18-2011 02:27 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
Continued.....

I relocated the sat. radio down off the air vent. Also upgraded to the Delphi Xpress RC radio.


http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/666c02ed.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/c21858dd.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/5cc06bc2.jpg

Was able to obtain some L1224R LED bulbs. They go in select ford and chevy cars.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...IMG_0290-1.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/50b44740.jpg

Bought some iggee seat covers Red/Black

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM4230.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/HPIM4231.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...s/IMG_0272.jpg

One day while at the junk yard getting a alternator I came across this Grille. I got it for free.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...grille08-1.jpg
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_0513.jpg

I had these thunderbolt signal mirror glass inserts for some time. You can only install them on certain OEM power mirrors. I finally gave up looking once Jazz921 showed me a way to install them.

http://i.imgur.com/nEiO6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5xjkl.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3216590_n.jpg

Added a Skid Plate from a 03 FX4
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/c7b0c50e.jpg

Painted around the gauges red
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/43aff14e.jpg

Replaced the Alpine single din with a Alpine Double Din.
http://i.imgur.com/3KAKq.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZKIB8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zLWP9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zIPjM.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ClDHR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3a2ph.jpg


Some really great friends all pitched in and even came to install a bodylift.

http://i.imgur.com/ej3L8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/c4RZD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/BTFkV.jpg

The day after the lift was on
http://i.imgur.com/D04FU.jpg

Replaced the clear corners that were blacked out for some 2006+ Corners blacked out
Before:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7038935_n.jpg
After:
http://i.imgur.com/0xSI1.jpg


01_ranger_4x4 01-18-2011 02:33 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
sure has come a long way Myke, beautiful truck!

STL 01-18-2011 02:34 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
Wife told me to figure up what everything cost as I went along. I said lets not. I really dont wanna know.

Like I posted in the "mod contest" It is a truck I plan to have till it just absolutely can not go any longer.

mazdab2300 01-18-2011 02:35 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
your truck has come a longer way than i thought it had

tlogan91 01-18-2011 02:40 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
How many miles is on your truck at the moment?

STL 01-18-2011 02:44 PM

Re: STL's 2005 Ford Ranger Edge
 
59,871
Only took the picture because some people dont believe me when I tell them. Less then 60K on a 2005. It does not get driven much. Less then 15 miles a day. Has been on several long trips to ranger meets
http://i.imgur.com/2jmSZ.jpg


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