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After a long hiatus...back in a Ranger!! Possibly, two of them!

So...

I will own up to what I consider to be my largest vehicular mistake...

Selling my 2003 Sonic Blue FX4 Level II. With the love, devotion, memories and money that went into that thing...I definitely miss the heck out of it.

Two Mustangs, a Nissan Skyline, a Fusion and a Sport Trac later, I now have a 1996 Ranger XLT 4x4! Also, tomorrow I will be getting details on a 2006 Red FX4 Level II!!

I got the '96 as a beater in DC after not having luck selling the Sport Trac Adrenalin (STA), I picked up for $4,200. This 2006 FX4L2 came across my way via a friend in Michigan for $11,600. No word on miles or condition as of yet. Guy said it looked boss from just glancing it over...I'll know more tomorrow.

Just wanted to say hello and I've said it a hundred million times -- but I'll try to be around more often! I am always on the Mach1Registry with my baby, the Mach1, but I love my FIRST online family here, at the R-F.com!

Tell me good things about the '06's, I'm off to hunt pictures!
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Swoop man good hearing from ya and good to hear your getting a new one AGAIN LOL... Justin said you never called him back?
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We were just texting back and forth. Yeah, I really hope that this 2006 works out! I miss the '03 I had, man. I do.
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I bet you do man. so your back in DC. left florida?

coming back to MI any time soon?
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Damn swoop... you go through cars almost as much as me lol Let me see my list... 96 Ranger, 2000 Ranger 4x4, 2002 Explorer Sport, 03 Grand am GT coupe... and my current 98 Ranger XLT 4x4.... Im glad to see your back in a ranger again, hopefully the 06 works out, i'll be jealous... again lol... maybe next trip through on your way back to michigan we can meet up again! Unfortunately the place we ate at last time is closed, so we'll have to try another lol

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Damn swoop... you go through cars almost as much as me lol Let me see my list... 96 Ranger, 2000 Ranger 4x4, 2002 Explorer Sport, 03 Grand am GT coupe... and my current 98 Ranger XLT 4x4.... Im glad to see your back in a ranger again, hopefully the 06 works out, i'll be jealous... again lol... maybe next trip through on your way back to michigan we can meet up again! Unfortunately the place we ate at last time is closed, so we'll have to try another lol

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let me know too some time around your birthday so we can make you stand on chairs again! lol
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Dooooo it Swoop!! I know a guy in Mi that's got some pieces to make that '06 alot more like the blue '03....
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Dooooo it Swoop!! I know a guy in Mi that's got some pieces to make that '06 alot more like the blue '03....
Oh? Do tell!
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Well the deal on the '06 FX4L2 fell through.... Dad went to look at it today and said it was pretty rough and probably had a hard 86,000 miles on her. Sad, but maybe it's meant to be, ya know? Still looking at other stuff, too...

So, on to the '96. Here are some pictures!











Looking for the front bumper valance with foglights and some nicer wheels!
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Another red vehicle to the fleet. Truck looks good.
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This guy once had a silver 2wd gen3 with a ton of lights on it.
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thats one clean red truck man! Paint all the plastic black, find some new stock wheels for it wrapped in BFGs and shampoo that carpet. Other than that, i would love to have that truck! Its nice man.
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Check craiglist for the rims adam, thats where i found my 16 inch stockers with tires for 200 bucks... heck you can even try there for the valance/fogs too, ebay, certifit, and ford are always options too. I think the foglight valance from certifit is about 15 bucks.

Don't remind me about the chair standing lol Hell i bet Zach would probably even make a drive down to watch me stand on a chair again lol

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nice pics!
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Swoop why not build up the '96?
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Swoop....we need a burnout video in the driveway. Do it. Do it NOW!


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Swoop....we need a burnout video in the driveway. Do it. Do it NOW!


lol.
This one will have to do for now. This is back before all the modifications:


Dunno why the video is not working. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrsFrTvuFZU

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Fixed it for ya, bud. I found your old Sonic burnout on my external, but it ain't playing!!!
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This one will have to do for now. This is back before all the modifications:


Dunno why the video is not working. Here is the link:

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Hmmm...what mods since then?

Kinda hard to do a burnout with no driveshaft at the moment
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wish my ranger could do that. . . I can if it rains though, haha!
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Haha, I still got that one on my external drive as well. When I get home one of these days, I'll upload that and share it with you guys!

I am gonna go look at a 2007 FX4L2 tonight, a Black one with 46,800 miles on it. They're asking $17,000, but hoping to get them down or really have them up my trade.

Pics of it at: Pictures
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Hmmm...what mods since then?
Here is my signature on the M1R listing most of my mods:

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2004 Torch Red Mach 1
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Mach #238576
Modifications | Borla Stinger's | Painted C&L Intake | 15% Tint | Powdercoated Valve Covers | '01 Cobra Tails | '04 Cobra Mirrors | '01 Cobra Bumper | '01 Bullitt Skirts | FR500 Steering Wheel | MGW Shifter | 3/8" Spacer | IAC Restrictor | 17x9/10.5 Mach's | 275/315 Vredestein's | MM Subframe Connectors | Tokico D-Spec's | MM 4-Bolt C/C Plates | H&R Super Sport's |
Born | 04/15/2004
Build Number | #6935 of 7182
Miles | 14,256.6
...and, just for fun. Here is my baby, my pride and joy, my darling with no flesh, my lover without...well, nevermind.















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I have to change my pants now LOL!
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thats a nice 96.
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Nice to see you back Adam, and that's a nice looking 96 you picked up. What kind of camera are you shooting with these days?
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