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Old 12-02-2012, 12:52 PM
32vsnake 32vsnake is offline
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Default 32vsnake's 2008 FX4 build thread

Had an 04 Canyon 4x4 that I really liked but after 4 years and 42,000km I was starting to question just how durable the truck was.

Went to the local Ford dealer and left completely pissed off... took a drive to the Ford dealer an hour away to see what they had to offer... needles to say I was driving the new truck back from the second dealer when I get a call from the local to me dealer... we're sorry didn't realize the canyon was 4 wheel drive and we wrote the mileage down wrong.. that's why we offered you such a low number on trade... well that's to bad cause I'm just headed back to town in my new ranger

Picked the Truck up off the lot in early March of 08



couple months later it had a t-bar crank and 265/75/16 BFG and I lost the fx4 stickers











Picked up a truck tent for it...it was supposed to be for a ranger... but it fit's more like a full size


Finally got around to picking up a canopy in 2010.. I don't like canopies... but they are so useful... added an SS dynomax exhaust somewhere along the way







Added some puck lights




Upgraded the front brakes to EBC rotors and pads and bilstiens all around





And this is when a canopy becomes a real pain in the ass




OHC was next


Next came the supercharger





And an AFE filter




Added a couple of gauges ultra gauge and auto-meter boost








upgrade the stereo to pioneer DVD and speakers
from this


to this



Some KC slimlites found there way onto the front of the truck.. made a bracket for them cause I didn't want to drill the bumper









picked up a blazer roof rack for $40






Next up came a sleeping platform




The new and improved version




Now with beltech 6400 shackles


And next week it's booked to have some trail gear sliders welded on...they've been sitting on my garage floor for 2 years now
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:54 PM
shizzle8787 shizzle8787 is offline
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No doubt about it, that is one sick truck!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:04 PM
32vsnake 32vsnake is offline
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No doubt about it, that is one sick truck!
Thanks! it's still a work in progress
most of my ranger pics are here https://picasaweb.google.com/1022217.../2008RangerFX4

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And some more pics ... loaded with the kamparoo and a crappy storage bag. Need to pick up a roof basket for next summer



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Old 12-07-2012, 05:15 PM
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Finally got around to getting my sliders installed







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Old 08-24-2013, 08:55 AM
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added a cabelas cargo basket for the trip to death valley





and a roll out awning





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Old 08-24-2013, 10:50 AM
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added a cabelas cargo basket for the trip to death valley

and a roll out awning
How did you install the awning. Awesome truck!
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:54 PM
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How did you install the awning. Awesome truck!
well the awning is a home brewed creation... so

3 inch pvc pipe, some 1/2 inch emt tubing with 90 degree elbows, gortex fabric and throw in a couple of hose clamps

cut a 1/2 inch slit in the pvc piping
sew a sleeve on each end of the gortex fabric
insert 6 foot length of emt tubing into the sleeve
roll up all the fabric and insert the emt tubing into the pvc pipe
pull the fabric sleeve out of the slit
Insert another 6 foot section of emt tubing into the exposed sleeve
attach pvc tube to side of cargo basket with 2 hose clamps
bungee the external emt tube to the pvc pipe
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:35 PM
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Cool build. Definitely some real useful mods.

Any plans to lift it?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:03 PM
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How much did the supercharger cost? How much more HP did that give you?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:14 PM
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Good looking truck man!

I will be watching this build!
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:27 PM
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Cool build. Definitely some real useful mods.

Any plans to lift it?
No plans to lift it... I was contemplating a long travel system from BTF but I don't really care for the appearance that most of the LT trucks have


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How much did the supercharger cost? How much more HP did that give you?
it was roughly $3000 and change... never had the truck on a dyno so no idea what it put out... 5.5 lbs of boost is roughly 80hp at the flywheel. But it was and always will be a 4000 lb truck with truck gearing... IMO after having done it and lived with it, it's not worth the effort.

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Good looking truck man!

I will be watching this build!
Thanks... not sure if there is going to be much else that gets done though
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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It's been awhile since i've updated this thread and unfortunately this update dosent have any pics...sorry about that

Where I'm heading with th truck:
Fox Coil overs -brackets have been ordered
3 inch bl -ordering today
torsen front lsd- ordered
285/75 16 cooper stt max or bfg ta ko
rock lights installed
rear bumper with tire carrier and gerry can holder
Ditch the canopy for a custom bed rack for a roof top tent -started
cvt mnt shasta roof top tent
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:42 AM
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Looking forward to pictures when your done.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:57 AM
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Default Re: 32vsnake's 2008 FX4 build thread

Wish I could have gotten the two tone..

What did you hook the brackets onto for the KC's?

And if I may ask, what is the rating on the rear springs?
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:54 AM
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Wish I could have gotten the two tone..

What did you hook the brackets onto for the KC's?

And if I may ask, what is the rating on the rear springs?
Through the rad support.. made up some L-brackets and tied the lights together with some flat bar across the top of the bumper. The lights are stabilized by some ghetto spacers made out of fuel line

Rear springs are stock
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