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Give me some ideas on what to do next with the truck

Ok, so I am TOTALLY torn guys.. I really want an F150, But i DO NOT really want to get rid of the Ranger.. I havnt done anything new with the truck in a while, and i cant think of alot of stuff..

Soo.. Give me some ideas! I have been thinking of painting the Flares Black, and possibly going with some sort of two tone like the FX4's, but not sure if i want to go black or camo..

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Interior is COMPLETLY stock.. I really would like to do something with the interior, just dont know what..
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Lockers. IMO ditch the rollbar and brush gaurd.
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haha this is my DD, so lockers are pretty much out of the question unfortunatly.. LS in the rear when i get back to the states though..

I have been thinking about loosing the roll bar as well, but wouldnt have anywhere to put the lights.. Have thought about getting a roof rack possibly?
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The cattle gaurd stays until I can get a custom bumper.. I want one of the Sea bass ones! lol
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is a posi rear end different from a L/S??? if they are different jus get a posi so it can be you DD and lock for you... also the new trucks that have a the locking rear are still DD trucks. sorry im not too hip on lockers and stuff
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Posi is a brand name.. I do believe from Chevy? maybe ford, not 100% sure.. And the newer trucks that have Lockers in them, they are selectale.. In other words you flip a switch and it locks, flip it again, it unlocks..
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I DD'd my ranger for close to 2 years with lockers front and rear.
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well my dad has a 09 silverade z71 2wd with posi in the back. when he tried to climb a loose dirt hill he didnt make it but both rear tires spun... is that a lsd??
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Yes that is LSD.
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Man, your truck is sick!!!! I have a 97' Ranger and i am about to Pro Comp 5" it and i want mine to look like yours dude. In my opinion put the tires back on it and drive it out!!! hahaha
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Thank you so much.. I guess i am just getting bored with it.. Probably because i havnt wheeled it in like 6 monthsI just want to do something to it so i can fall inlove with it again
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ohhhh ok... so if you get a locker you cant really use it as a DD... cut i wanna get a locker for my truck but it is my DD. is there anything wrong with haveing one of those lock rites or something similar on a DD
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when you have a full time locker, your rear-end will skip when you turn on pavement..
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its only cosmetic, but why not do a 01+ front end clip, fenders, and a powerdome....make the truck look completely different....
also i dont know if you have rubber floors, but i love mine it would definetely change your interior a lot
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Audio?
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its only cosmetic, but why not do a 01+ front end clip, fenders, and a powerdome....make the truck look completely different....
also i dont know if you have rubber floors, but i love mine it would definetely change your interior a lot
I have thought of this, LOVE the look of the 01+ trucks.. How much does this cost round about?
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I have thought of this, LOVE the look of the 01+ trucks.. How much does this cost round about?
Honestly I couldnt tell you exactly, but junkyards are the best bet to find the stuff cheap....you could probably get a powerdome for around $100-150, fenders i would definetely try to find in a junkyard that are already white but here are some online not too expensive...

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I am by no means an expert of how to do this kind of thing, but ive heard of it being done relatively easily i think if you looked around enough you could find all the parts for about $500 or cheaper
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Thanks bro! Def would change the look of the truck.. My mechanic is looking into building a snorkal for it.. We shall see what kind of design/cost he comes up with lol
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Thanks bro! Def would change the look of the truck.. My mechanic is looking into building a snorkal for it.. We shall see what kind of design/cost he comes up with lol
Good deal, sounds like a plan. Snorkal would be awesome too.... hope to see this truck around here for a while i would hate to see you get rid of it, looks like you have done plenty of work on it...Good luck!
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you thought ou makin one yourself??? i dont imaging it being too hard if you use plactic tubing of some sort and it might be a fun project. use a dremel or something to cut the hole and put a rubber trim on the cut to make it look clean. maybe a fun project and it would be interesting to start a projest log or how to
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ohc? get some leds inside, just got my dome lights in, man thats so much better, just ordered the bulbs for the ohc now. otherwise get some new seats/audio
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snorkel ftw...

a 2 tone would look great on it and a powerdome. the 01 front end i wouldnt bother if ur thnking of a custom bumper thow.... and start over that...

and it still not in love again just sas it.... seems to be the trend on this site...
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i seen a stock white ranger yesterday with the 2 tone thing it was camo on the bottom half, the fender flares was also camo, but with it done your truck it would look sweet i say go for it
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Thanks guys! I really want new seats, and would like to do blue LED's inside, but me and wiring dont get along lol.

The snorkle, i will probably do myself, he is just looking into it and will give me a good design/cost.

Yeah, i think the two tone would DEF change the whole look of the truck...
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