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Old 07-07-2011, 01:06 AM
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Default The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

Well this is the official start of my idea for my Ranger. I'm setting a limit of $6k (including the purchase of my truck, $2100) to make this a super clean spleeperish Mustang slayer. The goals are 300-350 horsepower to the wheels with the 4 banger, custom interior that only a trained eye will notice, boxed frame & 4 link rear, a home made Cobra brake swap, and tuxedo black paint with 18" FR500's. Might brake budget for wheels, but then again who hasn't LOL.

Will post some pictures in the morning, it's late and I have to resize almost every single picture anyways.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:48 AM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

How it all started.

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The set backs. LOL.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

nice project man! im going to keep updated with this for sure. whats the story on the window?
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:57 PM
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Hey man! Glad to see you started one of these build threads. Very cool! And X2! on the window story. I don't remember you mentioning that. Lol! It does not look like it was fun!
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:00 PM
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Some ******* thought it would be funny to shoot out my window last winter around 3-4am, I got home from work at 2am. Cost me $250 to get a new one installed, but at least they got it done that day. It's never sealed up right since, I have to roll my window up and down a couple of times before it'll seal up.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:14 PM
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Some ******* thought it would be funny to shoot out my window last winter around 3-4am, I got home from work at 2am. Cost me $250 to get a new one installed, but at least they got it done that day. It's never sealed up right since, I have to roll my window up and down a couple of times before it'll seal up.

Dang! That's no fun at all man! Some people are just unreal...
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:05 PM
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What are the details of the engine, man?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

My first attempts at modding my truck LOL. Gotta crawl before you can run I guess.

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The secret to my Cheap/Free performance mod. HAHA!

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The orange ones are the 19lb injectors from my parts car.

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:35 PM
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What are the details of the engine, man?
So far only minor bolt-ons, but there's enough of them that it's made a big difference from stock.

Air box mod, K&N filter, port & polished upper and lower intake manifold, port & polished head, 19lb injectors, turbo muffler (soon to be replaced with a MUCH louder and higher flowing one), and Royal purple fluids.

That's about it for the motor, but I've also put Dex/Merc IV with lucas in the trans, and Royal purple gear oil in axle.

I have the electric fan from my parts car (94 cougar) waiting to go in, as well a much higher flowing muffler.

Lot's of small things but a big difference so far, and will be doing more in the near future.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

looks like an interesting build. keep it up!
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

My ongoing black interior conversion.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:25 PM
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dash loooks great.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:30 PM
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

Lowered my truck a couple of inches last weekend, 3/3" drop. Only cost me $10 LOL.

Front Driver side: Cut 1 full coil

Front Passenger side: Cut 1 1/2 coils

Rear: Flipped the shackles (spent $10 on Grade 8 3/8"x1" bolt, nuts, and lock washers).
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: The start of my project "Cheap Street". 2001 2.5L 5sp

Here's some pics of the drop, as well as my straightened front bumper. It may not look perfect, but It was free. I'll get a shop to use a frame straightener when I'm getting close to paint.

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Also detailed my engine a few days ago.

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And a reminder of how my engine has always looked until a few days ago. LOL
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