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Old 03-19-2015, 08:42 PM
willy5w willy5w is offline
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Default Mike's 2002 XLT 4.0 (Smiggins)



Hey fellas, my name is Mike and this is my build thread for my Ford Ranger XLT. I bought it from my brother in April 2014 with 53,000 miles for $5000. For the most part this truck has been a garage queen and looks brand new.

Specs:
2002 XLT
Manual Locks
Manual Windows
4.0L Auto
Electronic 4x4
4.10 gears
Stock Mach sound system
Toreador Red
Tan interior
#1 Torsion Bars
K Rear Leafs
265/75R16 Tires
Stock wheels

Mods so far:
Airbox Mod
2" T-bar crank
Paint to match T-bar skids
Paint to match throttle body cover
Headlight mod
Rear mudflaps removed
LED Gauge cluster bulbs
LED Dome light/glove box/license plate
Spray in Turbo bed liner



More to come as cash-flow allows.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:27 PM
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Used the Ranger to move in to the new house! Towed this 20ft trailer like a champ!

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Old 03-20-2015, 04:28 AM
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I know this mod is a copy cat from some other guys here on the forum but I liked the way it looked and I like my truck color so I thought I would give it a try. I think it turned out great!







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I used Smiggins to pick up a load of gravel for my RV parking.



My dog wanted to hang out in my box once it was cleared out.
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:20 PM
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Did another paint to match mod... Torsion bar skids got 5 coats of paint and 4 of clear coat. I did this during the winter and they still look brand new!





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Blacked out the headlights. I was nervous to try this with all the heating and prying and taping going on with this project but it turned out great and still looks good. And while it is a bit of work, it's not as hard as it seems and I definitely recommend doing this!



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Old 06-05-2015, 11:22 PM
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Finally ordered some 06+ mirrors!
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:13 PM
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:46 PM
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Thanks! I'll try! I have a lot of plans for Smiggins, I am really hoping to do the body lift and wheels and tires in the next couple of months. I've read through your build and your truck looks nice and clean!!

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I am still waiting for my new mirrors to arrive... UPS tracking says Monday. So I got the truck cleaned and detailed the engine bay.



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Old 06-10-2015, 07:59 PM
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Thanks! I'll try! I have a lot of plans for Smiggins, I am really hoping to do the body lift and wheels and tires in the next couple of months. I've read through your build and your truck looks nice and clean!!
I appreciate it man, thanks! I always keep my interior clean and smelling like black ice fresheners. Haha

Just put it on hold so I can save some money for a good lift and some General Grabbers.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:36 AM
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I appreciate it man, thanks! I always keep my interior clean and smelling like black ice fresheners. Haha

Just put it on hold so I can save some money for a good lift and some General Grabbers.
Nothing wrong with that!
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:04 PM
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Installation tomorrow!
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:15 PM
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Installation tomorrow!
Nice, my favorite mod on my '98
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:20 PM
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Those mirrors are fantastic. I have the little blind spot mirrors on mine so I can see everything. I don't ever look over my shoulder.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:52 PM
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Nice, my favorite mod on my '98
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Those mirrors are fantastic. I have the little blind spot mirrors on mine so I can see everything. I don't ever look over my shoulder.
Yeah I am really looking forward to the change. I feel like the new look almost changes the stance of the whole truck. And I have thought about doing the blind spot mirrors for a while now but not sure where to put them where they wont bug me. I will probably just leave them off, I have done without them for this long...
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:44 PM
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Nice, looks great, if you're still interested my blind spot mirror is in the bottom left corner, driverside.
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