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Old 09-12-2011, 11:53 AM
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Default Brad's 2004 Ranger

I see everyone making these all the time so I thought..I might as well make one. I bought the truck knowing I wanted to do minor upgrades, seeing as I don't have a steady job(worked all summer..and I work a few night shifts during school) I know I can't do much modding...my job might be picking up soon though! Heres my truck so far..and I am a VERY proud owner

Cell phone pic of the night before I bought it..

First Wash..



Next was to change out the stereo(which was acting weird anyways..) JVC Single Din with bluetooth. Great upgrade!



Next speakers. I only budgeted for the front set right now..rears, maybe in a month or so. Infinity Refrence, a great choice!


My rear handle was rusted beyond belief..so..I dealt with that this weekend.







(How do I Get rid of that rust?! Handle looks great..but the rust under it sucks!)
Stickers


So, clearly its not like, overly modded yet..but it's feeling more and more like my truck, which is what I want. My LED's should be here this week for the cluster mod, and the AC will be done soon. Also need to get an amp for the sub I have. And I need to order my LED tailgate light bar..than I should be done till after the winter(*should..probably not). Within a years time I'd like..
New rims
Maybe Mud tires(these are brand new 2011, so we'll see..)
Hella 500's.
Tint on the front driver/pass.
Trailer hitch.

All within a year. This is my first vehicle..and I love it And thanks to you guys..I keep wanting to add more!! LOL.
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Project Log: Brads 2004 Ranger

Exterior: 2004 White Ford Ranger Edge StepSide;V6 4.0L;3" Lift;Ultra Wheels Rouge 175(15x8);BFG 31" A/T's;Dual Magnaflows;Tinted Tails;(3)Hella500FF's;TrailerHitch;Dual Wilson CB Whips;
Interior: (4)Infinity Reference Speakers;JVC HU;MTX Amp/10" Infinity Sub;White Interior Pieces;Blue Interior Lights;Exploder OHC Mod;Uniden Scanner;CB Radio;Custom Centre Console

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Old 09-12-2011, 11:59 AM
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good progress. i wanna know what leds you got for the guages, cause i got the wron ones last time..
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:15 PM
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Oh, and I also MIGHT add a CB..Idk if I want too or not. And I forgot that I am going to paint some interior pieces.

I got the..WLED X-5. Suppose to be a direct replacement, so, we'll see. I got them in blue to match my blue HU. Its been uh..almost 10 business days, and I live in Canada..so I am hoping by the end of this week they will be here.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...%2FWLED-x5.htm

And thanks Morgan! I have been following your build since my first day on the forum..
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Project Log: Brads 2004 Ranger

Exterior: 2004 White Ford Ranger Edge StepSide;V6 4.0L;3" Lift;Ultra Wheels Rouge 175(15x8);BFG 31" A/T's;Dual Magnaflows;Tinted Tails;(3)Hella500FF's;TrailerHitch;Dual Wilson CB Whips;
Interior: (4)Infinity Reference Speakers;JVC HU;MTX Amp/10" Infinity Sub;White Interior Pieces;Blue Interior Lights;Exploder OHC Mod;Uniden Scanner;CB Radio;Custom Centre Console
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:21 PM
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haha thanks man. yea lemme know if they fit.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:42 PM
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Aww, how nice, you bought me an 04 Ranger?
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:35 PM
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Very nice
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:56 PM
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Aww, how nice, you bought me an 04 Ranger?
Hmm...only if we can share yours?!

So..I did this today..





Only to put in LED's that are incorrect. So..I ordered new ones, and am going to return the ones I have sitting in front of me. Also ordered up some FRF stickers
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Project Log: Brads 2004 Ranger

Exterior: 2004 White Ford Ranger Edge StepSide;V6 4.0L;3" Lift;Ultra Wheels Rouge 175(15x8);BFG 31" A/T's;Dual Magnaflows;Tinted Tails;(3)Hella500FF's;TrailerHitch;Dual Wilson CB Whips;
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:35 PM
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yours were incorrect too! how did you return yours? is there a policy? and which ones did you get?
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:39 AM
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I am returning them now. They say within 30 days. You should email them if its past 30 days. I am returning them saying they are incorrect fit, and would like a refund to order new ones. I ordered these last night..they match the measurements(me and my Dad measured the STOCK bulbs and every measurement is the same except one is 1mm out somewhere..but it will fit)..

I went with Blue, high power:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...s%2F74_t15.htm

I ordered 14 bulbs..as I counted 11 on my dash, so I ordered a few spares.
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Project Log: Brads 2004 Ranger

Exterior: 2004 White Ford Ranger Edge StepSide;V6 4.0L;3" Lift;Ultra Wheels Rouge 175(15x8);BFG 31" A/T's;Dual Magnaflows;Tinted Tails;(3)Hella500FF's;TrailerHitch;Dual Wilson CB Whips;
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:13 PM
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Got my sub/amp hooked up today! Its an older sub, but I'm hoping it lasts till November(my birthday) at bare minimum. Doesn't really do much at low volume, but it hits pretty hard when cranked up. Spent a few hours with some buddies workin on it. Here are some very minimal pics!




Hid all the wires, so you can't see any except the ones that come up through the floor mat by the amp. I like it Its exactly what I needed to complete my truck for the time..LEDs hopefully next week.
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Project Log: Brads 2004 Ranger

Exterior: 2004 White Ford Ranger Edge StepSide;V6 4.0L;3" Lift;Ultra Wheels Rouge 175(15x8);BFG 31" A/T's;Dual Magnaflows;Tinted Tails;(3)Hella500FF's;TrailerHitch;Dual Wilson CB Whips;
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:15 PM
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:42 PM
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Thanks, Neo! I love it..so excited.

Here in Ontario, Canada, you have your G1 license which you can only drive with a G licensed adult(full license). You wait 8 months and go for your G2..I go for my G2 on tuesday. So far I have been driving it recently with a buddy or my rents.. lol. Stoked to cruise erry night on my own now..
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Project Log: Brads 2004 Ranger

Exterior: 2004 White Ford Ranger Edge StepSide;V6 4.0L;3" Lift;Ultra Wheels Rouge 175(15x8);BFG 31" A/T's;Dual Magnaflows;Tinted Tails;(3)Hella500FF's;TrailerHitch;Dual Wilson CB Whips;
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:01 PM
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You don't wanna drive my truck, lol. It's GLUED to the road. You feel every little bump in the pavement.

Nice truck BTW, that door handle is interesting.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:03 PM
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You don't wanna drive my truck, lol. It's GLUED to the road. You feel every little bump in the pavement.

Nice truck BTW, that door handle is interesting.
Where is the line to drive your truck? I wanna cruise in it
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:06 PM
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Nice progress!
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