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Old 11-03-2007
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i wanna do this :P
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i wanna do this :P
you have a 96, theres alot more to it..

thats why i haven't done it yet.
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Old 11-03-2007
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you would also need..
core support, fenders, custom brackets for the bumper, bumper, hood.
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It'll line up just fine. I put the '01 hood on my '98 and it looks perfect. The '04-'05 bumper/valance is next when I can afford it (I prefer the square fogs as opposed to the round ones on the '01-'03). I really like the looks of my headlights and grille and didn't want to change them either. So far, everything's been a direct bolt on.

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Thanks alot! that looks really good that maybe the next mod for me.
so your just using Your bumper you have now and putting the 01+ valance or are you using the whole 01+ bumper? cuz again i just bought a new bumper after i got in my accident. Sorry about all the question just wanna make sure before i start buying stuff. Thanks again guys
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Thanks alot! that looks really good that maybe the next mod for me.
so your just using Your bumper you have now and putting the 01+ valance or are you using the whole 01+ bumper? cuz again i just bought a new bumper after i got in my accident. Sorry about all the question just wanna make sure before i start buying stuff. Thanks again guys
Bruiser. No worries, bro. I bought the upper valance of the 01+ bumper and then I just made a skid plate and what not and hooked it up. Along with some toe hooks. Haha. Cheezy, but I like the way it looks.

Legion. I'm sorry. I got so carried away that I didn't even look at the year of your Ranger. But yeah man, your truck would look HOT with the mod. Get some new tails, too!!!

Thanks for everyone elses input, as well.
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Thanks alot! that looks really good that maybe the next mod for me.
so your just using Your bumper you have now and putting the 01+ valance or are you using the whole 01+ bumper? cuz again i just bought a new bumper after i got in my accident. Sorry about all the question just wanna make sure before i start buying stuff. Thanks again guys
I gotta get the whole thing, bumper and valance.
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That looks really nice, i pick up a 05 xlt bumper for my 00 on thursday would you by chance know what is needed to install it if anything
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ok well using the whole bumper do i need new brackets?
or can i just use the valance on my 99 bumper?
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Thats what i am wondering i have a complete 05 bumper valence and brackets i just dont know if the new brackets will mount right up or if i have to use the 2000 brackets or if it will even work with a 2005 xlt bumper
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Ok. To answer ya fellas. I have a 98. I bolted up an 03 bumper without any modifications. It bolts to the stock mounts.
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All the work up front, and this happened yesterday. Hah... She sure did look good muddy, tho.
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thank you for clearing that up for me
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yeah thanks and....ouch that looks painfull bondo?
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yeah thanks and....ouch that looks painfull bondo?
Naw, bro. I've got a buddy who does body work. He's gonna cut the rears out a little then fiberglass them up and repaint it. If I lived closer to High Roller, we'd have it done already. Haha. But yeah... That's the "haps" for now. I'm looking for 3inch Fabtech Upper Control Arms. So if anyone knows of any, LMK! Then it's going up three inches higher. And maybe even a BL.
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Also. Legion. Is your truck in a magazine?
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Went down to Zacs (Zabeard) house yesterday. Josh (FireFighterJosh) and him installed the 4.10 axle. I tried to help as much as I could... But I ain't "certified" like Josh is. Haha. Put a 3'' block on the rig, too. Sits a bit taller, eh? Now all I need to do is install the Upper Control Arms, Coil Springs and Shackles in the rear. Then we may call 'er finished... NOOOOOT!!! Zac may have some pics, too. Dunno.
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Is that header panel spot welded on or bolt on?
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Is that header panel spot welded on or bolt on?
Bolted on.
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How long do ya'll think it'd take to put new Upper Control Arms (after market), Coil Springs (also after market) and 3'' Lift Shackles on? Anyone smell a "Cracker Barrel Install?" Haha. I'm gonna try and get it all put on before Saturday. But yeah... Estimated time?
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So Joe your ranger is a 98 right? If so I LOVE your honeycomb style grille. Where did you get it it looks awesome!!!
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joe nice ruck mine is a 98 also with an 03 conversion. and the uppers and lowers ans springs and all that stuff i d say a majority of a day and a case or two of beer.
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So Joe your ranger is a 98 right? If so I LOVE your honeycomb style grille. Where did you get it it looks awesome!!!
Yeah dude. I did the front end conversion. It's really not that awesome, but thanks! I and a bunch of buddies did a lot of work to it to make it look this good.
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Yeah dude. I did the front end conversion. It's really not that awesome, but thanks! I and a bunch of buddies did a lot of work to it to make it look this good.
well i have been thinkin about doin it myself but now that i have seen yours i am sure that i want to do it
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Cool man. You can find A LOT of the stuff on Ebay. When you have the cash to do it, hit me up and I'll help ya find parts. Good luck!
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Anyone wanna PS my truck Coyote Tan for me? I may do that or cover it in MARPAT. Any help would be awesome.
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