Not new to Rangers, not really even to the site... but I don't post much and never posted a newb thread.
Anyway, I have a 98 Ranger. 4.0 with a 5 speed, 4x4, ext cab. Truck has 198K miles on it and runs great. As far as mods/alterations:
Cosmetic: 01-03 Front end (certifit) still have the 98 bumper though, 01-05 Tails (homemade rewired), Bed rail caps off (01-05?, I think?), 05 Sport Trac wheels with 265/75/16s.
Other: Ebay short ram CAI, Thrush "welded" muffler through otherwise stock exhaust, t-bar crank to level
Aside from that, I've mostly been fixing the old parts under it. All new leafs, ball joints, tie-rod ends, etc. Just trying to keep the truck running and driving as good as it does. It's never let me down yet! *knock on wood*
Tons of useful info on the site as well as a classifieds section I look at regularly. Can always use more stuff. haha. Oh and I'm in Milwaukee, WI.