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Old 05-07-2007
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Yeah but yours is 4wd.
doesn't matter.....there is always something new coming out, or someone figures out how to adapt something else into a Ranger from another truck.....or a new Ranger body style that comes out that has parts to adapt to your Ranger (ie: '07 mirrors, '06 badges, '06 taillights)

let me put it this way.....you can adapt the following into your truck from an Explorer:
- EATC
- OHC
- Auto-Dim Mirror
- full length center console
- bucket seats

Stuff out of Rangers that can be installed:
- '06+ taillights
- '06+ mirrors
- '06+ grill in an '04-'05
- '06+ corner lights
- '04 Pioneer 290 watt center console
- power dome hood
- newer bumpers
- newer fender flares


you guys have to think outside the box.......you can alwasy add other things besides stuff that is a "bolt on"......

if you want 4wd, then do a SAS (if you have the ability).........or since you have an Edge, swap in a 4wd SLA Rangers front drivetrain....
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x2 on what maurice said.

I still have my truck b/c I CAN make it 4wd. I wouldn't swap the SLA into mine, b/c it would cost ME more than SFA (b/c I woudl superlift/rcd it).

Theres always more mods you can do. I'm tired of bolt ons for my truck, its time to get custom
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I'm tired of bolt ons for my truck, its time to get custom
EATC! functional mods are great, even the interior functional mods that no one will know the difference unless they are on a Ranger site.......DON'T be scared to tackle a wiring job!

and the more and more of a demand there will be in the near future for Ranger aftermarket parts, there will be more and more bolt on mods that you guys haven't seen yet...
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a locked 2wd can get through more stuff than a 4wd with an inexperienced driver IMO. might consider something along that lines.

you have a house yet? maybe you could put money into a savings for that. I want a trail **** or a hot rod but I'm gonna need a place to keep em first
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get something cheap and tear it up!
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a locked 2wd can get through more stuff than a 4wd with an inexperienced driver IMO. might consider something along that lines.

you have a house yet? maybe you could put money into a savings for that. I want a trail **** or a hot rod but I'm gonna need a place to keep em first
Speaking from and for a locked 2wd when I say this. My truck makes it through things I would think *I* would have a lot of trouble through.

You can definetly make a truck VERY capable and still be 2wd.

Like I said, tires, tires, tires. If your serious about offroading, you will have to spend the money where it needs to be.

If I had a bogger or tsl on my truck, it would be even better than what it is. Not saying it is a mud monster or anything by any means, but for what it is, it makes it pretty good.

I proved it this weekend, taht I didn't get stuck where I thought I would. I was up to my bumpers in mucky water and I didn't get stuck.
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EATC! functional mods are great, even the interior functional mods that no one will know the difference unless they are on a Ranger site.......DON'T be scared to tackle a wiring job!

and the more and more of a demand there will be in the near future for Ranger aftermarket parts, there will be more and more bolt on mods that you guys haven't seen yet...
Wiring is something I am actually good at. I want to do expo seats/eatc to finsih off my interior. Then I'll jump into a small stereo setup again (probably 1 12) and then I'll jump straight into my SFA. And it's going to stay 2wd for a WHILE...I have a brand new 4r44e for my 2wd, I just want the height to run 38.5 boggers and clear them nicely. It's probably going to be d30 and I'm going to get a lot of crap for that, but when I break it, I'll replace it w/ something better, just like I always do.
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Wiring is something I am actually good at. I want to do expo seats/eatc to finsih off my interior. Then I'll jump into a small stereo setup again (probably 1 12) and then I'll jump straight into my SFA. And it's going to stay 2wd for a WHILE...I have a brand new 4r44e for my 2wd, I just want the height to run 38.5 boggers and clear them nicely. It's probably going to be d30 and I'm going to get a lot of crap for that, but when I break it, I'll replace it w/ something better, just like I always do.
the EATC isn't as scary as John's How-to makes it out to be.....yes there is a lot of pages to look at and a lot of tech stuff to comprehend, but it isn't all that bad.....hardest part is getting the blend door servo out and installing the new 1........most of the wiring is already there and you only have to run 2 wires outside the cab...
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Get a zuki!! built zukis are sweet...
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JARED!!!

found this today...get it...

http://ventura.craigslist.org/car/324184295.html

Just take off the bed and cage it...exo style...
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JARED!!!

found this today...get it...

http://ventura.craigslist.org/car/324184295.html
Seems kinda high, if you keep lookin around you can find a fuctional 4wd for $800-$1000.
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Seems kinda high, if you keep lookin around you can find a fuctional 4wd for $800-$1000.
yea i agree on the high cost...im sure he could be talked down though...
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I would be all over that if it wasn't a 2.3 and I new how to build a cage. Plus it is kinda high. For that I would probably offer 500.
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I know its not a Ranger or a Zuk but what a steal!!

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/car/322538860.html
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Damn that is a good deal, might have to look into it. I don't know much about broncos but how much are they to lift and all that good stuff?
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I think its about the same as a Ranger and probably even cheaper since its older. Try and jump on it quick if you want it because I just posted it on Explorer forums and it probably won't last 2 days.
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