Decisons Decisons - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-08-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: monroeville
Posts: 84
Decisons Decisons

alright so i think im getting a 04 ranger tword the end of june and am tryin to save up money now for the mods i want but im split on where to start

option A:start on the inside cab with some nice audio and bump it up
-question how are stock ranger sterios? cause i have a after market unit so idunno if ill change or leave it

or option B: work from the outside in with a lift/tires which ill need reccomendations on

taking all the help i can getfrom the trucks iv seen on here iv gotten soo many ideas
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-08-2009
The_Punisher's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chino Hills, CA
Posts: 438
I got my ranger last may and it had a stock radio in it, so the very first thing I did was dump that and get an aftermarket one, the stock one sucked... lol it was only a radio
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-08-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
Stock Ranger stereos, like all other similar era Fords, suck unless you have the factory Tremor package which is pretty decent and it's all Pioneer components.

The 6 disc indash changers are crap because they jam and break, and most of the stock CD players are not MP3 compatible until about 2003 or 2004, as my 02 has a cd player but didn't play mp3s, so I put in a stock headunit from a 2007 Ranger which is mp3 compatible.

In all reality, I am an audio guy and I love great sound, but I've been driving my truck for the past year with a stock stereo in it and it's really not that bad. My last vehicle was a Cadillac Catera with an 8 speaker Bose stereo,Sony headunit, with a 400w Kenwood amp hooked up to the door speakers, and a 1500w Clarion amp on a pair of 12" Kenwood subs. It was good enough for me to take 2nd place in an SPL competition.

Because Rangers look pretty lame when they're stock, the first I would do right away is wheels and lift. Save the audio for later because there's nothing that looks more rediculous than a completely stock vehicle with a look at me sound system.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-08-2009
richmondfan7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: oregon ohio
Posts: 48
Its your choice i actually did, both hehe, inside and out, dropped somewhat near $6,000 in aftermarket parts, all im waiting for is to put on my 3" body lift this monday ill post pics once i get it in!!
Name:  DSCF0147-1.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  99.4 KB
Name:  l_a56727521386b45a0ea57e3417fc5aa2.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  28.1 KB
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-08-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
wtf is with 3 subs?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-08-2009
Woods-Rider's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 1,108
just find an 04 with the pioneer package like mine and you are set. comes with a little 6.5 sub and everything, then you dont need to compromise where you start.

start on the outside either way though. make it functional. I say SAS it!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-08-2009
kyle12201's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: East Waterboro, ME
Posts: 1,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazymikey View Post
wtf is with 3 subs?
x2 thats nuts... looks sweet though
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-08-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
looks like two 12s and a 15. I bet those Kickers sound sweet as hell in there.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-08-2009
robert99ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Indiana/Mississippi
Posts: 5,807
I say start outside then work you way in just because I think subs and crap like that are stupid.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-08-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
plus, I'd rather see something cool rather than hear bumpity bump bump driving down the road. Hearing other people's stereos all the time gets really annoying really fast.


There's like 3 guys on my street with systems in their ricers and at any hour of the day or night all you hear is waaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaahhhhhh thumpthump baaaaahhhhhhh thumpthump thumb baaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-08-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
I wouldnt worry about the factory stereo. It sucks, even the Tremor package.

If you already have a HU that you like, get the mounting kit for a Ranger and put it in. My system was one of the first mods I did to my truck
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-08-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
I had a Sony headunit in my truck for a few months, and it really didn't make much difference over the stock HU, only for the fact it was slightly louder at max volume. But when your stock speakers are 20w max anyways...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-09-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: monroeville
Posts: 84
well i its the speakers and the amps that give it the volume aint it? cause i know on my neon i have now since i put the system in it i have its like 1 of the louder radios at parties when its only only like 35 and it goes to 50 so maby i could just steal the speakers and the HU from my neon and work on the outside

cause i do agree i think it neeeds to me more functionallllllllll
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-09-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
the speakers may not be the same size .. 5x7 are stock ranger speakers if im correct
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-09-2009
richmondfan7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: oregon ohio
Posts: 48
ya their 5x7's n 6x9's btw i had bought those 2kicker 12's the box and the amp as a deal bout 5 years back and they still hit as hard as the day i bought em, gotta love kickers quality, then i bought that 3rd sub its a 12" boston acoustic and the other amp from the same place 4 1/2 years later thought it wasnt loud enough so id crank it up alil lol neighbors hate it but ohwell screwem! either way start with the outside and work your way in thats what i did, started with rims+tires, duel exhaust, fenderflares, so on, then inside, replaced all speakers with infinity references and subs, and a pioneer flip down cd player, neoprene seat covers not the cheap $20 1's either they ran me $300, waterproof stain resistant made of the same material divers use. so ya i thought it turned out nice!! gl with your truck man!!!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-09-2009
richmondfan7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: oregon ohio
Posts: 48
oh ya i also replaced all my headlights, foglights, tailights, all with carbon fiber black, and installed silverstars...nothing on my truck is oem cept for the engine only things i did were installed volant cool air intake and a optima(red top) battery. also this monday im installing a 3" body lift i will post pics when i get it on :)
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-09-2009
howells's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kitchener ont
Posts: 779
i kept my factory cause it looks clean and put a sub and amp in the back. only deck i would run would have to be a flat screen that fits perfect in the dash...

Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-09-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: monroeville
Posts: 84
ok so im not 100% sure what the size is but if they are bigger cause i think they might be how hard is it to fix it so they fit? cause the system i got in my car now is like 600$ system.. lol

and thanks got so many ideas goin through my head im tryin to orginize it so i can figure out what i need to make/save to get it to where i want

its gonna be expensive haha
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:48 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.