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Cheap Mods?

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Cheap Mods?

does anyone know of some inexpensive mods i can do to my ranger? im trying to save up for a suspension lift, but always want to work on my truck on the weekends! thanks in advance!
 
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What kind of Ranger is it?
 
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2001 ford ranger xlt
3 inch body lift
31x11.5
Thrush welded muffler w/ 3in pipes
Kn cold air intake
Throttle mod
Kc lightbar with 6 k lights
 
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Got pics?
 
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How much do you consider to be cheap?
 
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Here's mods I did to my truck and what they cost me...

Window Tinting $100

Line-X $500

Dual Stebel Natilus Air Horn $120

Scan Gauge II $165

"Junk yard Mods $100
- Cargo 3rd brake light
- Mustang dome light
- Explorer Light Mirror Visors
- Mercury Mountaineer OHC"

Fog light mod $5

LED Hood lights $30

BAK Pro caps Bedrail caps $100

B-Quite Sound proofing $300

plastidip stuff $30

auto up / down windows $10

button to disable door chime $5

K&N drop in air filter $60

paint rims $30
 
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Do the Fog Light mod where you just have to bend a pin and your Fog Lights will be on with the high beams too.
Best thing I have done for no cost !

Then there is the no cost Directional/Side Marker Mod, where you redo some of the wiring and the side marker blinks as a directional and works as the side marker.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/interi...ker-mod-36067/

If you are daring, you can take the headlights apart, separate the clear lens from the back ground and paint the background black; minimal cost.

LEDs, price goes up but a nice touch to add LEDs all over the cab.

If you can find an OHC from one of the guys here on the site for cheap money get that in too, looks good and the added interior lighting is a plus. I didn’t do the little display in the OHC, I replaced the display with a small switch panel and four switches with LED indicators.

Door Chimes delete switch is another one that is good for leaving your door open and listening to the radio while working on the truck.
Here is one, there should be another one too… https://www.ranger-forums.com/interi...quieter-36068/

A/C Off Switch while running the heater, not a biggy for some but I wanted it.

Go to the “How-To” Forum and run down the list, you will see the ones I called out, maybe not the same titles, and you can find others that will run you no cost or little money.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/how-diy-articles-43/

There are how-tos on making door pods for new speakers and mods for just about anything you can think of in or on the Ranger.

Luck...
 

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pictures

heres a pic of my ranger right now
 
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rims/tires
 
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yes. custom rims, all terrain tires. it will help ya off road, and is fairly cheap to do.
 
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