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Old 07-24-2015, 08:14 PM
sirwheels sirwheels is offline
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Default Gold 2000 xlt build

It's about time and I figured I should go ahead and make one of these build threads before I forget everything.

I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L V6 2WD in a beautiful, dented, scratched, chipped, and faded Harvest Gold. I have had the truck for a little under 2 years, got it in August of 2013.

As of 7/24/15 this is the list of mods done to my truck:
-Hard bed cover removed
-Roll on Herculiner the bed
-Chrome UWS low-profile tool box
-Gifted some 6K low/high HIDs
-Red LEDs in the interior
-Cool white, bright af LED reverse lights
-Removed air dam
-06 power mirrors
-30% front tint and 5% rear tint
-3" coil spacers and 2" blocks
-Replaced most of my front suspension
-31x10.50r15 Toyo A/T II's
-Throttle cable mod
-Ghetto lights inside toolbox
-Made some paracord grab handles
-Reese roof racks (the $30 ones from walmart)
-pads for roof racks
-21.5" SeaToughLED lightbar (originally a spot/flood combo, replaced with a dual color)
-Remove rear jump seats
-Re-did ghetto lighting in toolbox to be not ghetto
-06 tails
-Painted the "Ranger" in the door jam gold
-Removed roof racks
-Removed HIDs
-Removed crappy coil spacer and installed 3" Doetsch spindle lift
-Replace ball joints again (coil spacers suck) after <5K miles, all MOOG this time
-Various repairs were skipped/missed in this list (e.i. I chased a coolant leak for over a year, etc)

How my truck sits today:



Picture time!

First picture of the truck:


Bed cover off, before bed lining:


After bed lining:


Chrome UWS low profile toolbox:


Red interior dome light:


Originally ordered warm white LEDs for reverse lights on accident:


6K HIDs:


Murica:


Old and new mirrors:


Old and busted:


New hotness:


Wiring up the mirrors:


Killin that stock truck game:


Tinted:


The day it got lifted after a year of ownership (coil spacers and blocks):


Ghetto wiring in the toolbox:


Pretty picture:


Another pretty picture:


Again a pretty picture:


Paracord grab handles 1.0:


Paracord grab handles 2.0:


Reese roof racks:


Pads on the roof racks:


Original lightbar:


Close up:


Bright:


Interior setup with switch:


The dual color bar (current):


Cool things:


Sorry it is sideway, but new lightbar close up:


Flag:


Ghetto wiring gone:


Hidden wiring:


At night:


On a dirt road:


Palmetto trees:


Love this picture, but sideway for some reason:


Remove the rear jump seats, replaced spots with carpet:


Old and new tails:


06 tails:


Reverse lights (cool white finally):


Some light painting:


Pretty picture palmetto trees:


One of my favorite pictures:


The lights are off in the garage:


Roof racks are done (Too much upkeep, I'll invest in actual roof racks when I can afford to):


Shine:


HIDs are gone:


Spindles have arrived, good bye coil spacers:


How it sits now:
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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:34 AM
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It's about time! First subscriber!
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:26 PM
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Corner light has been out for a little while, finally put a new one in. Noticed one of my cool white LED cargo lights was out, not surprising. They were like 10 for a couple bucks off ebay. I'll get some quality replacements next time I'm at the store. This also reminded me I have a 194 bulb in my third tail instead of the 912, I'll fix that then too.
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Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:10 PM
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Bought some bulbs I needed. Got a 912 for my third tailight. Got 2 of these 194s for my cargo lights. I know a couple people with the same type in their running lights on their gm trucks, bright as hell. I'll see how bright they are tonight.



Old eBay bulb in left and new bulb on right.



Bright at night! Very satisfied.

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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:14 PM
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your unlevel led bar bothers the hell out of me.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:42 AM
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your unlevel led bar bothers the hell out of me.
Yeah it bugs me some, but the lightbar is level. The bumper around it is bent, so it looks uneven. I might fix the bumper one of these days, but I'm more likely to just build/buy a steel bumper.
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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:04 PM
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Gave it one last good washing, clay bay, and wax before I head off to college.

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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:19 PM
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Oil change and filled it up with gas and when I went to crank it up everything went dead. Battery terminals were loose and corroded, kept having to retighten them. Went and got some new terminal clamps that weren't stripped out lol.

New pretty clamps:



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Also stickers are starting to fill in.

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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:35 PM
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Oops. Getting my spares back home shipped up here as soon I can though.

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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:19 PM
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Once I get this shock situation sorted out I am going to redo all the audio stuff and get at least some clear headlight lenses. Question is the order. I saw this the other day:



And this really made me want to get the clear headlights. I have wanted to see clear corners on a gold ranger for a while now so I will probably pick these up. Worse case I have spare turn signals.



Not really sure if I will do that before I get a new radio and speakers though. Open to suggestions on a that stuff too.
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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:09 PM
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Been a little while. Shocks are fixed. Headlights and clear corners were ordered. Got them in the mail the other day. Had to clean the truck before I could try them on. Here are a couple shots of the truck cleaned up. I'll try the headlights and corners some time this weekend.







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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:53 PM
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Headlights and clear corners on! Gonna need to pick up some amber turn signal bulbs for them to be prefect though. Also need to aim them tonight.



New headlights and clear corners:


New headlights and normal corners:






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3" Doetsch spindles and 2" blocks with 31x10.50r15 Toyo Open Country A/T II
Roll on bedliner - LEDs all over - Chrome lo-pro UWS toolbox - 06 mirrors - Tint - 21.5" SeaToughLED dual color lightbar - 06 tails - clear corners - Other goodies
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:46 PM
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Headlights and clear corners on! Gonna need to pick up some amber turn signal bulbs for them to be prefect though. Also need to aim them tonight. New headlights and clear corners: New headlights and normal corners:
I really appreciate your build man. It's always nice seeing 'my' truck get mods done to it so I can see how it looks first lol. Clear corners look great!
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:05 PM
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I really appreciate your build man. It's always nice seeing 'my' truck get mods done to it so I can see how it looks first lol. Clear corners look great!
Thanks! Really glad I did clear corners now.
Aimed them and now with Amber turn signal bulbs.

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Old 10-25-2015, 06:14 PM
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Thanks! Really glad I did clear corners now. Aimed them and now with Amber turn signal bulbs.
light output any better?
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