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Old 02-19-2010, 08:42 PM
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Well, I finnally got the truck back together.


Here is what I started with this morning.



Where the wires come through and around the pedals (I know this picture doesnt look safe, but I ziptied everything back away from the pedals after the picture was taken.)



I ran my audio wires under the carpet, (tucked most of the excess into the space under that cross-support for the seats) and have them coming out the hole for the seat-belt sensor wires.




Once I put the driver seat in, I hooked up the amp, and at the moment, Everything is just stuffed under the driver seat, but eventually it'll all be zip-tied together.



How my home-made sub box and amp sit behind the driver seat (down-firing sub... works amazing.)





My Kenwood control deck (sound system is a self install BTW)



Moving on to some more electrical, I picked up this power strip at Ham Radio Outlet... wasn't cheap (like, $80 for all the parts), but it works amazing. That way I only have to run one cable in from the battery, instead of a bunch. I have my ham radio, and 3-way 12 volt plug on it currently, but more stuff will come. (before I tucked it behind the cup-holder)



Where my radio is mounted.



The GPS. (the antenna sticking up behind it is for the radio... Forgot to take a picture of that mout.)



And, the final product all cleaned up, and ready for a car-wash. (before i put my toolbox's, and a couple other things behind the passanger seat.)(got some floor-mats too to try to keep things somewhat clean.)



Still plan on putting a vinyl floor in, but I needed my truck back together... lol. At least its clean now. (I used Tide, and Oxy clean LIBERALLY on the carpet, got it wet, and scrubbed the living hell out of it... It worked.)
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:47 PM
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Looks good man! Carpet came out great! Where'd you get the floor mats? I need new ones so bad!

I'd be careful with that fuse holder, if you run anything that pulls amperage, upgrade the wires coming from the battery to it, to a thicker gauge.

What's with the Home Depot ratchet strap? lol
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:57 PM
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That power strip idea is awesome!
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:31 PM
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Looks good man! Carpet came out great! Where'd you get the floor mats? I need new ones so bad!
Thanks! I got them at Freddy's for $30

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I'd be careful with that fuse holder, if you run anything that pulls amperage, upgrade the wires coming from the battery to it, to a thicker gauge.
It'll handle up to 45 amps, but nothing I have (so far) pulls that much... Eventually I may need to upgrade tho.

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What's with the Home Depot ratchet strap? lol
Haha, its to keep the sub leaned back a little, cause its such a tight fit with the seat where I like it. It only leans it back an inch, but it gets me the extra room I need lol.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:12 AM
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Very Nice! Keep it up!
Did you take the rear wheels off to change the shocks????
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:52 AM
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i like those mats too....might to get me some too
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:50 AM
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Very Nice! Keep it up!
Did you take the rear wheels off to change the shocks????
Thanks!

Yeah, I had to so I could get under it. If I had a hoist, I probably coulda left them on tho.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:17 PM
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I could crawl under a stock 4wd without taking the tires off. You did it the hard way man!
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:25 PM
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i never even jack my truck up to change my rear shocks lol
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:43 PM
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Yeah, my first time changing shocks lol. I'll get better I'm sure lol
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:42 AM
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Haha. Nothing wrong with it, you just made it harder than it had to be. Truck looks good, keep it up
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:11 PM
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i'm thinking the next thing will be the outboard lights. thinking about mounting a bar across the top, about an inch behind the angle in the door (the angle from the roof to the windshield). Itll hold 4 rounds facing forward, and 2 cheap rectangles to face off to the sides or front corners. The 4 round lights will be on one switch, and each of the individual corners will be on separate switches. Also thinking about putting one for the bed. Thats a LOT of power tho... with all my other stuff that I run, I may need to add a second battery... its 33 1/3 amps, just for the 4 front lights (assuming they are 100W each)

My question is, What wattage lights should I get for the 4 rounds, and KC or Hella? (the rectangles to face the sides/bed will be cheap-o headlights). How much is it for a pair of whatever lights you recommend?
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:30 AM
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Please dont. I haven't seen very many good sets done right on a ranger. And the sets done right are fully custom light bars...
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:38 AM
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How would I mount the extra lights then? I have thought of a few other options.

Bar/ bed rack across the back of the cab like you have, but with lights on top

bumper mount

(part of the reason i wanted it above the cab is so that I can see whats overhead better too.)
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:03 AM
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Only reason I have lights by the back window is because of my protech. Otherwise they can look tacky.

PM Shane, and ask to see how he set his old lights up. It's really clean and functional.
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