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1" & 3" Body Lifts General discussion of body lifts for the Ford Ranger.

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Some good mods that will stick out but still be good for daily driving...

A lift and 33s would be pretty good lookin. If you really want something flashy, get some 17s to go with your 33s. Something kinda cool, but classy and clean. Take a look at the American Racing "Diamondback Chrome" or the MB Motoring "Rocker." Those are two of my favorites. A particularly aggressive looking tire also adds to the badass factor. I like Mickey Thompson Baja Claws personally. Don't know if they make a 33" tire with a 17" rim diameter though. Something to look into.

Your buddy at the body shop could help you paint your cowl and grill surround black. I think that looks killer on a yellow truck.

Do the headlight mod, that looks sharp on yellow trucks also.

A tuner would be a great mod too. Can't argue with more power and better gas mileage.

That ought to be enough to get you started. By then you'll have a good feel for what you want to do with your truck and you'll be overflowing with ideas!
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Yellow and black goes nice together definately. Also, get an exhaust if you can. I wish my dad would help me pay for ANYTHING for my truck. But nope, I have a nice lil pile of stuff sitting in the corner of my room waiting for next year when the truck is mine.

That's cool that you want to get dirty installin stuff on your truck. In my auto class there was only one girl in it. Girls who know their stuff when it comes to trucks are cool in my book. Everytime I touch my truck I manage to break something, transmission, rear rlight quarterpanel/bumper, Fanbelt/pully. I'm jus waitin for engine to go, then its 4.0 time!

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i LOVE working on my truck and gettin all dirty. its such a satisfying feelin after all the and bangin around gets done, that the truck is running properly again and i did it. so far ive mastered brakes, i do my own oil changes, changed tires, thermostat and thats about all - those are the only things that have needed to be replaced so far. knock on wood.
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Heh please fix my brakes! They're making funny sounds and need to be replaced. I never cared about brakes, I'd prefer a dealer do them, I just have bad luck. All the other stuff piece of cake though Try mounting your tires too

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mounting tires look complicated - even with a machine - i used to work for a harley-davidson dealership (in the service shop of course ) i would sit there and watch them do it (the beginner techs were funny to watch) its looks pretty complicated the first few times - im sure (just like anything) gettin good comes with time. id love to try it tho! Tsk - Discount Tires never let me get my hands dirty tho - lol.

do you have disc or drum? i NEVER want to drums - i saw how they worked - too many springs and what not. mmm mmm no sir!

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On the plus side your rear brakes don't have to be replaced as often as the front, and those springs...no big deal. Just do one side at a time and most places have the tools for the springs, or if you know someone (like me) who have the tools already. I'm not sure if they are everywhere, but Hi-Lo O'reillys rents out most tools for any job.
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Meh, I live in Alaska. I hafta buy tools from Napa, and usually twice as pricey too. But I can hear an almost always present squealing(of the pads worn down i believE) and now theres a grinding sound from the back, as if the pads won't stop rubbing. Most of this is at low speeds.

Ya know what's annoying though? For a month, I had squealing fan belt. Fixd that last week. NOW ITS SQUEALING BRAKES! I'm sick and ****in tired of not making eye contact people because my truck sounds like somethings ****ed up with it. Uggh, I'm gonna go outside and sleep in the 70 degrees sun, damn its hot for up here.

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70 degrees? You lucky bastard!
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no kidding...70 is awsome!

in MN its not suppose to be hot...
but its been dam near 100 the past month off and on...argg im so sick of it
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Uggh, we just got over a full month of rain. My town is like, the fackin rain capital of the US. We get something like 250 days of rain a year. But last year, most of the summemr was in the 70s, and many many weeks in the 80s, including one day int he 100s! IT was so awesome, I didn't hafta go to work because it was too ****ing hot. The hotter it is the better, i wouldn't min da day of 120. I'd start callin my friends up with jetskis.

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I have a jetski! It makes a great paperweight. Damn thing's broken all the time. Regardless, 100 is just about normal down here, heat index often puts it into the "hundred and sumthins." Wish I could get a day off everytime it got over 100!
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