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Old 06-20-2011, 04:23 PM
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Thanks! I wanted a few more options but I would have had to lose the stick to get them. I won't do without the stick!
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:06 PM
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Thanks! I wanted a few more options but I would have had to lose the stick to get them. I won't do without the stick!
I hear ya, I specified to the salesman no stick, no sale. I had to get one delivered from almost 400 miles away
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:30 PM
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Beautiful 2011 man!

Any mod plans?
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:49 PM
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Sharp look Ranger man, There is one identical to that at a dealer near me, looks awesome! Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:33 PM
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Beautiful 2011 man!

Any mod plans?
There will be mods but the spare cash I have right now is reserved primarily for the 1998. Mechanically, it's pretty much good. It just needs a paint job and some trim replacement parts before it gets handed over.

First on the list is to get a window tint job, possibly with a slider. Then some window vents and a bug guard.

I'm trying to decide whether to get the cap on the 1998 painted to match the 2011 and swap it over or go with another cap like a Leer 100 series. If I go with another cap, I'll have to wait until I can buy one. The list will go on from there. Brush guard, off road lights, etc, etc.

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Sharp look Ranger man, There is one identical to that at a dealer near me, looks awesome! Congrats on the purchase.
Thanks! I thought it humorous that I have yet ANOTHER red vehicle.

While black looks great (my other choice), I don't want to be the one having to keep it looking clean.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:48 PM
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Pulled the trigger on a brand new, 2011 XLT. I had a choice of red or black and still get my manual transmission. Guess what I picked.
Sweet! It's only been a couple years since I got my '09, so I remember how it felt to pick up that new Ranger. Love the color, too!
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:58 PM
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Sweet! It's only been a couple years since I got my '09, so I remember how it felt to pick up that new Ranger. Love the color, too!
Having an honest to goodness new vehicle is a new concept for me. All my previous vehicles have always been "new" to me. I will take some getting used to. The closest I've ever been before was a three year old lease that was like brand new.

Color was not a huge issue for me. The cards just played like they did toward another red one. I almost jumped on a black one at my local dealership but wanted to give my buddy a shot.

I'd rather support a friend over a local business. It feels good to help put food on their table and show them some support. Of course, the new vehicle feels pretty damn good too.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:30 PM
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Finished Hercilining the bed today. So now the tailgate is done and the bed is almost finished. I still have some undercoating to do.





Next project will be the passenger door. I have one from the junk yard but it's silver so it needs paint. That's assuming I have no more issues with the brakes or the power steering. Damn lines were all rusted out. :-(
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:28 PM
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Dude that looks good!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:39 PM
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Color was not a huge issue for me. The cards just played like they did toward another red one. I almost jumped on a black one at my local dealership but wanted to give my buddy a shot.
Sometimes things work out for a reason, but for me, color is important since I have to live with it. My first owned vehicle was a 97' white single cab Ranger that I bought when I turned 21 in 1998. I had a one year old repo, I think, with just under 11,000 miles. My second and third Ranger were both 3 year leases (Wedgewood Blue and then Silver). I liked both but wanted to go back to white (and I was going to own and not lease), and I really had to look hard to find a white in 07' when it was announced that Ford was discontinuing the Ranger. I had to visit a dealership 75 miles away. Due to circumstances beyond my control I had to get rid of the vehicle after 3 months of ownership, and I bought my current Dark Shadow Grey 08' Ranger, which I love. Anyway, I love that color red, and I saw a 4*2 in this area after my purchase. Needless to say, I wish I would have waited.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:16 PM
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Dude that looks good!
Thanks! I had a lot of practice in getting painting applications right when I painted the tailgate. The color of the tailgate is what the rest of the paint is supposed to look like. Herculiner is much, much more forgiving than a glossy, smooth finish.

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Sometimes things work out for a reason, but for me, color is important since I have to live with it. My first owned vehicle was a 97' white single cab Ranger that I bought when I turned 21 in 1998. I had a one year old repo, I think, with just under 11,000 miles. My second and third Ranger were both 3 year leases (Wedgewood Blue and then Silver). I liked both but wanted to go back to white (and I was going to own and not lease), and I really had to look hard to find a white in 07' when it was announced that Ford was discontinuing the Ranger. I had to visit a dealership 75 miles away. Due to circumstances beyond my control I had to get rid of the vehicle after 3 months of ownership, and I bought my current Dark Shadow Grey 08' Ranger, which I love. Anyway, I love that color red, and I saw a 4*2 in this area after my purchase. Needless to say, I wish I would have waited.
Black does look SOOO good when it clean. I just don't have that kind of time to keep it clean.

And as they say, hind sight is always 20/20.

For me, a different color other than red would have been nice but it wasn't a deal breaker. What was for me was the 4.0, 4X4, and a stick. Since there wasn't any Sport models in the area with a stick, I just made a pick out of what was available.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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Black does look SOOO good when it clean. I just don't have that kind of time to keep it clean.

And as they say, hind sight is always 20/20.

For me, a different color other than red would have been nice but it wasn't a deal breaker. What was for me was the 4.0, 4X4, and a stick. Since there wasn't any Sport models in the area with a stick, I just made a pick out of what was available
Practically any color can look good when clean. I liked having a clean Wedgewood Blue truck -- it actually in sunlight shined almost a purple tint, but keeping it clean was a nightmare since every speck of dirt showed. White, surprisingly to some, wasn't the hardest color to keep clean because salt and dirt blended in during the winter. In spring 07', I wanted a Sport but all that dealers had were the XLT's with the color-matched bumpers and mirrors. I found a new 06' STX in White for what should have been my 4th Ranger, but like I said in an earlier post, shortly after I bought it, I was in the market again.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:41 PM
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The time has come for one of these. The slave cylinder is giving out.

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