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Old 09-13-2011, 04:00 PM
StealthRanger StealthRanger is offline
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Well, I guess I will go ahead and start one of these! I have not done a whole lot yet, but it is getting there!


First day I bought the truck.





Bought a new primered front bumper and grill, and painted them black. Also bought all new headlights and blinkers to replace the old foggy ones.




Took it to Car Toys, and had them do the "Paint Rejuvenation" on the truck. (The person before me had never maintained that part of the truck.)

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Installed Pro Comp ES-3000 shocks and a 2" block kit below my factory block.






Had a new Flowmaster Super-44 exhaust system with dual 3" black tips installed at the local custom shop...






Installed a Reese hitch.





New headunit!





New speakers!





New amp.






New sub box, with a Quinn 10" sub!






Installed a steel mesh grill over my sub. (I've seen too many subs accidentally get damaged!)




Random pics...





I did not like having that much lift with just blocks, so I pulled the bottom block out, and did the Pro Comp Add-A-Leaf's!







While I was under there, I also replaced the front shocks!





Also, I finally cranked my T-bars!

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Went and got it aligned, and the shop also gave me awesome deal on a camber kit!

Had to replace my upper and lower ball joints during that whole process as well! Moog FTW!

Well, I guess that is it for now! Hopefully I will be updating this thread often. I leave you with a couple random shots!






My truck in the victory lane at TMS during the "Laps For Charity" event.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:05 PM
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Very nice truck man!
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:06 PM
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Love it. Insane how much better it looked after that paint rejuvenation.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:10 PM
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clean truck. gonna lift it?
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:18 PM
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Man that truck looks good! Did u crank the t-bars all the way or just a few turns?I was scared to crank them to the max so I gave them both a few turns.The weird part was that I only turned the passenger side a few times but had to turn the drivers side several to get to match the passengers,then my cv boot started to make a annoying noise.Thats when I found out my hubs werent free wheeling so I bought some avm manual hubs and that was that after the alignment of course!
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:30 PM
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Love it. Insane how much better it looked after that paint rejuvenation.
Thank-you! I know! I was totally shocked when they drove it around to the front of the building! They said it would take about 10 years off the truck, and they weren't joking!

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Thanks man! Yeah, the T-bar crank, and the AAL raised it 2" all the way around, so for now I'm pretty happy with it. But yes, eventually I would love to do a full blown suspension lift. There is just some other stuff I have to do first!

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Man that truck looks good! Did u crank the t-bars all the way or just a few turns?I was scared to crank them to the max so I gave them both a few turns.The weird part was that I only turned the passenger side a few times but had to turn the drivers side several to get to match the passengers,then my cv boot started to make a annoying noise.Thats when I found out my hubs werent free wheeling so I bought some avm manual hubs and that was that after the alignment of course!

Thanks man! I appreciate that! Yes, I pretty much cranked them all the way. Because at this point, I rarely put the truck in 4x4, most of the time I can make it through whatever I'm doing in 2WD, so I was not to concerned about my CV's.

I had to do the same thing on the drivers side that you did. Had to level out that Ranger lean! Lol!
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:32 PM
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do something about that rear bumper lol
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:43 PM
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do something about that rear bumper lol

Lol! I know! It's horrid. I'm still trying to find a JY that has one. So far I've not had any luck. The cheapest retail one I found was $400 I'm thinking about just getting one custom made...
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:55 PM
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wow i love the black exhaust! fucking awesome lol nice truck man

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i say dont black up the headlights too much black tho
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:57 PM
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wow i love the black exhaust! fucking awesome lol nice truck man

Lol! Thanks man! I love it too! One of the best things I've done so far!

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i say dont black up the headlights too much black tho
Good point! Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:58 PM
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how did u get a black exhaust tip anyway? i assume its heat resistant?
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:03 PM
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how did u get a black exhaust tip anyway? i assume its heat resistant?

The custom muffler/exhaust shop I went to was able to order them for me. I'm pretty sure Summit has some similer ones. And yes, they are totally heat resistant!
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:04 PM
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damn, i'm in love with this truck makes me wanna go paint my grille & bumper, haha.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:11 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:17 PM
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fuck man it looks good! I say next mod is Wheels!
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