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Old 01-20-2014, 08:44 PM
Graffer91 Graffer91 is offline
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Default Gaffer91's FX4 Level II

Hey guys, I'm Matt.

Back on December 13th, my old 99 Ranger crapped out on me completely. Which led me to search for a newer Ranger, since my old one was a complete tank and never gave me any problems.

After 2 days of searching local classifieds, I stumbled across this beauty:




The kid I bought it off of had it listed for $7000 CDN. It had 164k KMS on it, engine ran completely sound. Only a few minor issues, NO Alcoas , the middle console armest is busted, my rear bumper is pushed down and the left rear fender flare is broken. So I figured I'd offer the guy, offered him $5000, we agreed on $5200.

So now it's been mine for officially a month and 7 days, it was possibly the best thing that has happened.

Since I've owned it, I have only done a few things to it so far, such as:

OHC:

Tinted '06 Tails off my 99:

Blackout Heads:

Heads:


Yes, I did remove the mud flaps. HATED the look.


Well this is my log, to keep track of what I do. Thanks for viewing guys, more to come when I get around to it/when it isn't winter here!
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:47 PM
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Nice job so far. Looks great. Welcome
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:48 PM
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Subd. Good start!
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:14 PM
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Truck looks good.. what else have you got planned for it?
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:04 PM
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Truck looks good.. what else have you got planned for it?
Just installed an auto dimming rear view mirror, I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Uhm, as for other plans I need a hitch, new bumper, fender flare, LED tails, torsion crank or an actual 2"-3" lift, new rims, when I do the rims I'll put BFG ATs back on, HID heads and fogs, need to do a bed liner which will be my summer project, finally will be an exhaust system.

I'm sure there's more but I can't think right now.

Slowly but surely it will all come together.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:21 PM
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Just installed an auto dimming rear view mirror, I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Uhm, as for other plans I need a hitch, new bumper, fender flare, LED tails, torsion crank or an actual 2"-3" lift, new rims, when I do the rims I'll put BFG ATs back on, HID heads and fogs, need to do a bed liner which will be my summer project, finally will be an exhaust system.

I'm sure there's more but I can't think right now.

Slowly but surely it will all come together.
Picked up this bad boy today which I am eager to get installed.



Looking into buying wheel spacers too, but I have no clue what to look for. Looking for a wider stance, I want aggressiveness. If anyone has any help holler at me! Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:37 AM
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nice.

needs alcoas!
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:57 AM
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Good progress!

Check out RockAuto.com and look up part # ARM100. It's the fix-it for the very very common "shorty console" armrest breakage. Well worth the $40 US or so.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:19 AM
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Picked up this bad boy today which I am eager to get installed. Looking into buying wheel spacers too, but I have no clue what to look for. Looking for a wider stance, I want aggressiveness. If anyone has any help holler at me! Thanks.
If you get wheel spacers make sure you get hubcentric, not lug centric.

Here's mine with stock alcoas and 31x10.5 bfg at and 1.5" spacers. I would like a wider stance but it's probly not a good idea to go more than a 2" spacer. I will be selling these spacers when I get my new rims and 33s
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:46 AM
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Here's what the hubcentric ones look like.
See how the have the lip on the center bore
Also I wouldn't get anything less than 1.5" otherwise you might have to trim your wheel lugs
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:52 AM
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^^ i want
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:04 AM
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So I want hub centric right?


In the muffler shop right now getting the muffler welded on right now! So excited.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:14 AM
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So I want hub centric right? In the muffler shop right now getting the muffler welded on right now! So excited.
Yes, hubcentric. Let me know how the super 44 sounds! I'll be getting one soon
Nice truck btw
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:07 AM
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Yes, hubcentric. Let me know how the super 44 sounds! I'll be getting one soon
Nice truck btw
Muffler sounds absolutely amazing, the growl it has when I accelerate is heavenly.

Absolutely no drone in cab at any speed/rpms.

When it is idling it sounds so crisp and beast. I will get some videos tomorrow, along with a walk through of all my things I have done so far with my truck guys.

Thanks for all the help, the flowmaster 44 super series is definitely worth the money.
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:49 PM
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I suggest getting new wheels with a decent backspace rather than spacers. 15x8 with the standard 3.5-3.75" backspace completely change the look of the truck.

For the price of spacers, you'll have 4 new steel wheels......that fit good in the fenders. Plus, who likes stock wheels anyway?
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