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Old 09-25-2011, 12:02 AM
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Hey all, I've finally started doing some mods to my Ranger so I figured i'd post up a build thread.

Purposes of this truck right now....to baby it, keep it as clean as I can, and maintain it 100%. Its my DD, and I have my Bronco for a wheeling rig.

I've had it for a year and a half now, and so far its been a good truck. Bought it with 30k miles on it. It spent its life in New Mexico before I picked it up at a dealer here in Longmont, Colorado.

First thing I did when I got it was bought a black Husky tool box for it. Also, I took the system out of my Bronco and put it in the Ranger because the Bronco wasn't getting driven much (still isn't).

Day after I got it. FRF sticker already on it.






I cleaned it up for the first time that same day. Also took off the dealer badge and license plate cover.





Massive system in

Cheap Ford floor mats

Niteshaded tails

Uniden CB put in. Was also in my Bronco.


Actually wheeled it...one time.

Big ugly black toolbox got old, so I picked up a silver low pro off clist for a great price.


Old valence was sorta faded. So I put a brand new one on with some new fogs.

Got tired of the subs taking up too much space, so I took them out and back in the Bronco they went. Picked up this package for the low price of 50 bucks. Sony Xplode 10 inch sub and Kenwood Amp.

Oh, CB went back into the Bronco too.

Got tired of sitting low, so I bought a 3 inch BL and some fellow FRF members met up and we got it on in 8ish hours.






All done. A few tweaks need to be made. Shifter bezel needs some modding because of the rubbing. Rear bumper is not mounted straight. Valence needs to be trimmed to expose tow hooks. Gap guards.
Here I am








New wheels and 33x12.50x15's will be going on in the next few weeks. Haven't decided on the combo yet. I'm open to suggestions. Nothing steel...they are great for wheeling trucks but I want something else.

Also will be taking out that spare and probably losing the mud flaps.
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4.0, 5spd, 4x4, 3" BL, 15x8 MB 72's, 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs, 10% Tint all around, Panasonic Deck, 2 12" Alpine Type E's, Kenwood Amp, FX4 Shifter with knob, Silver Husky Low Pro Box, Color matched Topper with Yakima Racks, XCAL 2 w/ La Sota 91 performance tune, dual exhaust with Flo Pro Super V muffler, Manik Brush Guard, Uniden PC78Elite CB, 4 foot firestick, Airbox mod, Throttle cable mod
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:05 AM
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great truck! mine only 4wd!
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:34 AM
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Nice clean truck!
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:42 AM
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Lookin awesome man! Nice build thread!
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:18 PM
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nice truck
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:41 PM
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Great job on the body lift, definately an improvement!!
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:22 AM
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Update:

Put on some 15x8 MB 72's with -19mm offset and 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs.






Actually makes my Bronco look small...from this angle.

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4.0, 5spd, 4x4, 3" BL, 15x8 MB 72's, 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs, 10% Tint all around, Panasonic Deck, 2 12" Alpine Type E's, Kenwood Amp, FX4 Shifter with knob, Silver Husky Low Pro Box, Color matched Topper with Yakima Racks, XCAL 2 w/ La Sota 91 performance tune, dual exhaust with Flo Pro Super V muffler, Manik Brush Guard, Uniden PC78Elite CB, 4 foot firestick, Airbox mod, Throttle cable mod
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:01 AM
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tires look great man
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:42 AM
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looks good! tires look sick
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:25 PM
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10% tint on all windows? and what percent windshield strip?
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:41 PM
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10% tint on all windows? and what percent windshield strip?
The truck already had the tint when I bought it, so i'm guessing its around 10%.

I have 20% on the front windows of my Bronco, and 5% on the back topper windows and back window. So based off of those, I guessed my Ranger is around 10%.


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4.0, 5spd, 4x4, 3" BL, 15x8 MB 72's, 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs, 10% Tint all around, Panasonic Deck, 2 12" Alpine Type E's, Kenwood Amp, FX4 Shifter with knob, Silver Husky Low Pro Box, Color matched Topper with Yakima Racks, XCAL 2 w/ La Sota 91 performance tune, dual exhaust with Flo Pro Super V muffler, Manik Brush Guard, Uniden PC78Elite CB, 4 foot firestick, Airbox mod, Throttle cable mod
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:44 PM
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ive always wanted a bronco.. and you my friend have my dream one!!
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:48 PM
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Thanks. I enjoy having it. Doesn't get driven much anymore, and its been neglected since I bought the Ranger.
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4.0, 5spd, 4x4, 3" BL, 15x8 MB 72's, 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs, 10% Tint all around, Panasonic Deck, 2 12" Alpine Type E's, Kenwood Amp, FX4 Shifter with knob, Silver Husky Low Pro Box, Color matched Topper with Yakima Racks, XCAL 2 w/ La Sota 91 performance tune, dual exhaust with Flo Pro Super V muffler, Manik Brush Guard, Uniden PC78Elite CB, 4 foot firestick, Airbox mod, Throttle cable mod
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:03 PM
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Looks as good, if not cleaner than my 2008...nice ride!
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:01 PM
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Picked up a FX4 shifter from a friend who traded his 02 Ranger in for a 2011 F1Fiddy. Also took the step sides off to paint them....unless I can find some newer chrome ones from a newer Ranger. I'll look on c-list for a few weeks until I find the motivation to paint the old steps.

No pics because the wiring is still kinda sloppy since I just threw it in there on a cold night, but I also got tired of the lack of bass and changed the system a 3rd time. 2 12" Alpine type E's in a smaller sealed box. Not nearly as big as the previous box with the P1's in it. I'll have to get the wiring cleaned up and snap some pics.

And that same friend with the 02 is selling me his XCAL 2 tuner. I need to get over and pick it up soon so I can put a tune on my truck.

Still to come...GAP GUARDS!!!!! Damn i'm lazy. Also, exhaust. Maybe headache rack...or shell. Hmmm....oh and CB.






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Damn rear bumper is still a bit crooked. Little lower on the drivers side. Need to fix that too
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2005 XLT Ranger
4.0, 5spd, 4x4, 3" BL, 15x8 MB 72's, 33x12.50 Goodyear Duratracs, 10% Tint all around, Panasonic Deck, 2 12" Alpine Type E's, Kenwood Amp, FX4 Shifter with knob, Silver Husky Low Pro Box, Color matched Topper with Yakima Racks, XCAL 2 w/ La Sota 91 performance tune, dual exhaust with Flo Pro Super V muffler, Manik Brush Guard, Uniden PC78Elite CB, 4 foot firestick, Airbox mod, Throttle cable mod

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