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Old 04-09-2012, 06:50 PM
misterb-fx4 misterb-fx4 is offline
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Default Chris's Ranger

1998 Ranger 4x4 XLT

Bought it bone stock the summer of 2007.

This is the timeline to get up to date......

As purchased:



3" BL, Sport Trac cluster (with black surround), FX4 stickers, 01-05 modded tails, sport mirrors, gloss black interior panels, Cherry Bomb glass pack, and SS tip:





Clear corners, stupid euro tail lights, color matched grill, and resprayed bed rails (damaged by original fiberglass tonneau cover)



Explorer center console and 15" tear drop wheels (no picture)


16" tear drop wheels (Mountaineer center caps), Flowmaster side exhaust, Extang tonneau cover, and recovered center console lid




No more FX4 stickers, ditched the stupid euro tails for 01-05 LED's, Explorer center caps, painted undercarriage, Explorer OHC, UltraGauge, fog lights, and 5000K HID




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1998 Ford Ranger XLT

3" PA Body Lift

4.0L, 5spd auto, 3.73's, K&N, custom Lightning style exhaust with FlowMaster 40 Series Delta Flow, TC mod, Ported Air Box

RCI front skid, Ford t-case and gas tank skid, Cranked Tosion Bars, Ceramic Brake Pads

16" Ford Wheels, 285/75R16 General Grabber AT2's

Sport Trac Gauge Cluster (white), Explorer Full Length Center Console, Explorer OHC, Gloss black radio bezel and door panel inserts

5000K 55W HID's, LED Tails, LED 3rd Brake Light, Clear Corners, 06+ Emblems, Auxiliary reverse light, Custom Painted Grill, Drop front tow hooks, Extang tonneau cover, cut mud flaps, dual SS oval tip, black ford oval emblems
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:09 PM
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Looks good man. Reppin the black good
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:15 PM
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Looks good man. Reppin the black good
Thanks!


As of this week:

After 5 years of ownership and 4.5 years of being lifted, I finally got some 33's! General Grabber AT2 LT285/75R16. Also got 06+ emblems and a front skid plate for her (has all but the front one).

Painted the rear diff cover hammered grey, the skid will be painted the same color.

Pictures this weekend hopefully
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:55 PM
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Jealous of the explorer centre console. I really want one..I think it'd be a lot easier than me trying to build my own.

Nice looking truck though, and congrats on the tires. Let me know how they handle..come Fall, I'll be looking for 31's, and General Grabber or BFG's are my choices.. :P
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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 04-09-2012, 09:41 PM
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Nice looking truck, Cant wait to see what else you do to it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:59 AM
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Thanks guys. The tires feel great, have about 250 miles on them. I really like the BFG's but the Generals were $35 cheaper per tire and lasted 10,000 miles longer. Basically the same tread pattern and haven't found a single bad review on them, it was a no brainer to me.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:03 AM
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I love your truck, I usually dont really like older trucks but yours is amazing looking!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:35 PM
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I love your truck, I usually dont really like older trucks but yours is amazing looking!
Thank you sir.

Skid is painted and installed, taking pics and uploading tonight.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:04 AM
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Tires, emblems, and skid. The front skid and the rear diff cover are painted Hammered Grey








Today I cut up and re-welded my hitch to get it closer to the bumper
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:16 AM
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at what points did you mount the plate
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:50 AM
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at what points did you mount the plate
The skid plate? I used the 4 factory points with grade 8 bots. There's 2 holes on each frame rail for it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:01 AM
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MMMM 33s so sexy. I'd be interested to compare build sheets, what factory was yours built in?
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:01 AM
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Looks good man. I like a lifted rig with stock wheels.

Only thing i'd change is the grill. I think it would look better with a chrome one.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:05 AM
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MMMM 33s so sexy. I'd be interested to compare build sheets, what factory was yours built in?
I will let you know this afternoon, don't have the vin on me.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:08 AM
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I think mine was Twin cities, it still has the factory sticker on the rear window lol
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