So here she is.
My 2004 Sonic blue XLT that Ive owned now for a few years.
I previously owned an 04 Pontiac Grand-am. I took it to the dealership for an oil change, and left with this Ranger lol. This truck wouldnt have lasted long on the dealer lot. Multiple people were interested in it.
I saw it and said "Gimme that truck....you can have the car"
For the record:
2004 Ranger XLT
4.0 SOHC V6
5-spd manual transmission
8.8 rear end with 4.10 gear ratio.
Here she is with 34k on the odo.
(NOTE: No, thats not me in the picture)
Kept her stock for a good while, then found RF and discovered the wonderful world of modifications.
First up was a body lift. The pictures that follow may include a few mods that I didnt take individual pictures of.
Body lift, painted running boards and bed rails.
Headlights and corners
Next up was INSANELY DIFFICULT.....jk.
Bug guard go bye-bye.
DRAGON FLY MOD!! +11.7 hp
lol. I had to put that one in there.
Next up was a custom rear bumper. This is not the finished product (and it STILL isnt finished)
For more on the bumper, check out the link below
Taylor's steel rear bumper
Now here is a mod that you will either love, or hate.
I actually think its pretty cool. Ive yet to see one similar.
I decided to do this because I didnt have room on my bumper for my plate.
AAANnnnndd the finished product:
Note that these pictures include nightshaded tails. Im actually not liking them much anymore. Im probably going to go back to stock on the tails.
I always see people's head tilting slightly with a "what the heck?" look on their faces lol.
Heres another shot of the rear:
And a mud flap delete.
Bed-lined a small portion of the door. The outer edged of the doors were already scratched up to the point of needing a re-paint.
I decided to bed-line them to kill 3 birds with one stone.
I am going to bed-line all of the rocker panels, so it will eventually flow together.
HATERS 'GON HATE:
Next up was a Hurst Shifter.
BEST MOD EVER for manual us manual tranny guys.
I custom made the extension by hand.
I sat in the truck, and held just the shift lever in my hand (not bolted or anything) I then took very carefully eyeballed some measurements.
Yes, im awesome lol.
I cut and used the hurst shift boot and stock cup holders. Turned out AWESOME.
Next up was bed-lining the rockers:
I am still in the process of doing all of my rockers. PATIENCE.
Purchased a custom made storage box, and installed. HAND MADE BY MIKE (VH5150) Thanks Mike!
^Notice that there is a center console mount. I installed that way earlier, and the center console is installed as well.
Lighning style exhaust (with a flowmaster super 10) and a fresh wash.
Also minus the front bumper.
^^^And this is how she sits today.
Mods not pictured:
Expo dome light.
Currently working on:
Custom front bumper.
Wheels and tires.
A really awesome center console mod.
Much more lol.