So as some of you know, my truck started off as a work truck in my family's plumbing company. I have since then been in a mission to get the truck to what I want it to look like. I want to share with you what I have done and also get opinions on what else I should have done to it. Here are some before and after pictures, let me know what you think.
sorry about the quality of the pics i have a crap camera and some are cell phone pics.
So far I have done the following:
Changed to Black carpet
31x10.5x15r BFG ats
PA 3" BL
Black Tail lights
Black Headlights and Corners
K&N Air Filter
HID Head lights
-2000 Ford Ranger XL-3.0L-3" BL-31X10.5X15R BFG ATs-k&n drop in-misc mods-
New mirrors and new front & back bumpers... I don't think I'd go with anything OEM... and lose the ball asap... if you plan on towing put in a real hitch. It looks good but I can't say I'm a fan of all that black... I'd probably throw some chrome or color in but that's my personal opinion.... and line the bed
bed is actually lined - havent taken pics of it, ill try to get some pics of the bedliner tomorrow.
had forgotten about the ball in the back lol . . . thats definately coming off
if not oem bumpers then what do you suggest?
i dont know about slamming it - i dont want to invest too much money into it- 4-5hundred on a lift and another grand for the tires is really all i want to spend on it - only keeping it for about 2 years. thanks for the compliments tho-
question - all you with toolboxes-did you guys screw them down or use those clamps they come with. i have an old toolbox that might fit off a nissan work truck we use to have but i dont have the clips no more
Ive always wanted a suspension lift, i am looking at the fabtech lifts, but im undecided. i talked to a dealer in the area and he suggested a skyjacker lift, but i dont think they make one for a 2wd. I guess i can do a little research on it. What do you think im going to need to clear 33s? the 5.5 fabtech lift? a spindle/BL combo? i thought i could clear 33's with just a BL.
Suspension lifts are the only way to go, in my opinion. They are functional. I currently have the Fabtech 3" lift spinals on the front. I've been happy with them. There easy to install as well, hardest part is swapping over the rotor and repacking the bearings. For the back I built custom lift shackles. Since I carry a lot of gear I added an extra leaf spring to the pack, but you shouldn't need to do this. As of right now I have 31"s. I'll be getting 33" soon and there will be no problem fitting them in, with no trimming. You may have a bit of rubbing if you keep the stock front bumper. My last ranger had 33 muds on a 3 inch lift with no rubbing or trimming.
Hehe - all things i would love to do - money however prevents me from getting everything now - I am going to save up for the lift kit- we'll see how long thatll take me
I just found out that i need to replace the shocks as well - what kind do you all use? - i had rancho on my F-150 - what do you suggest?
Last edited by 00Ranger; 08-14-2008 at 03:09 PM.