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Have you noticed?

we've all seen lifted Rangers; 4x4's, 4x2's, edge's xlt's, splash's, etc... but has anyone ever seen a lifted ranger GT? i don't think there are any because people know when to leave a good thing alone.
if any of you have seen a lifted Ranger GT, let's hear what you thought about it.
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ranger gt??
ive never seen one of those
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we've all seen lifted Rangers; 4x4's, 4x2's, edge's xlt's, splash's, etc... but has anyone ever seen a lifted ranger GT? i don't think there are any because people know when to leave a good thing alone.
if any of you have seen a lifted Ranger GT, let's hear what you thought about it.
That's like asking if anyone has ever seen a pink polkadotted elephant do a back flip. Since there is no such thing, I don't think anyone has ever seen one.

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What about the current Ranger Sport, i've never seen any of them lifted either.

I think the GT would look funny, nothing like a lifted truck with ground effects!
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theres a guy on rps with a lifted STX
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What about the current Ranger Sport, i've never seen any of them lifted either.
I'll get around to lifting my 'edge', but there aren't any "cheap" front end lifts for these torsion bar trucks. Buying new spindles is pretty pricey, i'll wait till i find some used ones
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Goody, you can't even complain til you have to buy a suspension lift for the 4wd torsion trucks lol. Spindles? SHooooooot! Cheap! Lol Price the RCD or the SUperlift

Just giving you a hard time..
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hmm....let me do some math....



Ranger GT = ground effects + 2wd



Ranger GT = ground effects + 2wd + lift + tires = gayer than a three dollar bill.



That STX don't look half bad though.
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I'll get around to lifting my 'edge', but there aren't any "cheap" front end lifts for these torsion bar trucks. Buying new spindles is pretty pricey, i'll wait till i find some used ones
Its like 400 bucks for the spindles, its not bad at all. Get a body lift if the cost bothers you.
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Goody, you can't even complain til you have to buy a suspension lift for the 4wd torsion trucks lol. Spindles? SHooooooot! Cheap! Lol Price the RCD or the SUperlift

Just giving you a hard time..
Meh, I bought a Ranger because I didn't think I'd dump money into it. I don't nearly wheel enough to necessitate a big lift like that unless it was super cheap. Damn forums keep letting the little devil on my shoulder pop up and get me to do stuff. lol


Given that...i'll get a body lift and spindles when I can afford to mess with it. After that, 'Cuda is back to getting all the attention/money

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Its like 400 bucks for the spindles, its not bad at all. Get a body lift if the cost bothers you.
I'll probably do both once my 31s are done (and i can afford the upgrade all around), they only have like 10k on them, 31s with a 3" bl would look even more retarded! haha
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That's like asking if anyone has ever seen a pink polkadotted elephant do a back flip. Since there is no such thing, I don't think anyone has ever seen one.
No such thing as a Ranger Gt?

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The Ranger GT was available in 1987 and 1989.

Mid-year 1986 saw the introduction of the Ranger GT. Only available as a standard cab short bed, it had the 2.9 L Cologne V6 with either a 5-speed Toyo Kogyo manual transmission or an optional A4LD automatic transmission putting power to a Traction-Lok differential with a 3.73 gear ratio. Front and rear sway bars were installed, and 14x6 aluminum wheels with 215/70-14 Goodyear Eagle performance tires completed the package.

Inside, the truck was equipped with special bucket seats, full instrument cluster, an optional center console, tilt wheel, cruise control, power windows and locks, and a sliding rear window.

A long bed option was added in 1987 and a new ground effects package was introduced in 1988 that included a front bumper cover with Marchal fog lights.

1989, sadly was the last year for the GT option. It had the exact same ground effects kit as the 1988 as well as the same options list. There were rumors that for 1990, Ford was going to install the 3.0L SHO V-6. They even went as far as to build one and let a couple of magazines play with it. It never came to be though.

These vehicles were offered in Red, White or Blue.

Contrary to what some believe, they were available in a long bed.
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Myke...Matt's answering the question to "has anyone seen a lifted ranger gt?"


Great post though by the way....i was making a post til i saw you pretty much did it for me. lol.
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There is a guy on RPS that has about 5 of them I think. I did not realize we had a non-believer of the GT's existence. But if the elephant comment was in reference to the lifted portion, then I would tend to thing people might not be that dump to lift a truck that is so rare and has ground effects.
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Myke...Matt's answering the question to "has anyone seen a lifted ranger gt?"


Great post though by the way....i was making a post til i saw you pretty much did it for me. lol.
Okay I read it then was like WTF!!! I know there out ther and went on a search

I guess a lifted ranger gt would be like lifting a s-10 extreme?
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similar to putting a bull bar on a x-runner....except.....that actually exists in my town! lol.
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similar to putting a bull bar on a x-runner....except.....that actually exists in my town! lol.
I saw one here too.

I don't blame people for doing that around here, though. Lots and lots of deer.

There is also an older Honda Accord painted camo with a deer killer bumper on the front. Although, all that thing will do is pop the deers legs right out from underneath it and throw it into the windshield.
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There's a guy on RPS, "Poop" is his screen name.. he has owned alot of Ranger GT's in his day I do believe.. havent seen him post much though, lately
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There is a guy on RPS that has about 5 of them I think.

hey!!!!.....i resemble that remark!!!!and i am not offended!!!!....LOL
but seriously, there was a guy on Ford Truck Enthusiast a few years ago who had a red 4wd lifted Gen 1 Ranger, who ADDED the GT gfx to it. it looked ok, but just seemed out of place.........and oh yeah, thats my 653 mile blue GT in the pics above.....
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That's like asking if anyone has ever seen a pink polkadotted elephant do a back flip. Since there is no such thing, I don't think anyone has ever seen one.

NO Ranger GT? they were in production from 1986-1989.
i'd suggest you read up on your ranger models of the past:(1983-1989)
GT
CUSTOM
S
XLT
STX
SST
XLT LARRIAT
XL
BIGFOOT CRUISER
EXPLORER

These were all ranger models available during the 80's.
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What about the current Ranger Sport, i've never seen any of them lifted either.

I think the GT would look funny, nothing like a lifted truck with ground effects!
speakin of lifted trucks with ground effects, have you ever seen the dodge ram daytonas lifted? I think they look sick. I'll see if I can dig up a pic
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NO Ranger GT? they were in production from 1986-1989.
i'd suggest you read up on your ranger models of the past:(1983-1989)
GT
CUSTOM
S
XLT
STX
SST
XLT LARRIAT
XL
BIGFOOT CRUISER
EXPLORER

These were all ranger models available during the 80's.
WTF is that?

EDIT: Found one... I like the F-150 models over the Rangers





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speakin of lifted trucks with ground effects, have you ever seen the dodge ram daytonas lifted? I think they look sick. I'll see if I can dig up a pic
Yes I have. They look sick.

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theres a guy in my friends apartments with a black ranger, 03ish year, it says its a "GT, Edge, FX4" among some other things. Also it has smaller on road wheels/tires that come on the 2wd models, it doesnt have a 4x4 stance either (i havnt looked to see if it is 4x4 or not tho) still funny

i think i need to get him an SVT and a Cobra badge
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God Matt was talking about a LIFTED RANGER GT IN HIS POST!!!
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What about the current Ranger Sport, i've never seen any of them lifted either.
I can think of at least 5 on this site alone
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theres a guy in my friends apartments with a black ranger, 03ish year, it says its a "GT, Edge, FX4" among some other things. Also it has smaller on road wheels/tires that come on the 2wd models, it doesnt have a 4x4 stance either (i havnt looked to see if it is 4x4 or not tho) still funny

i think i need to get him an SVT and a Cobra badge
He also needs a GT-R one. Preferably put on with blue painters tape.
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