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My new Ranger

Ok here's the deal. I bought this new in 2006 for my business. I sold my business in 2010. I had 4 Rangers. I sold all of them except this one. My dad needed a truck so I gave it to him. He has had it for a couple of years and only put about 2,000 miles on it. I have always had a Ranger in my driveway, but havent had one for about a year. So we were talking and I told him I was going out to buy one, he said just take this one back because he never drives it anyway. So I picked it up and it is mine again. Like I said I have had several Rangers, I have always liked them. I have kept different parts from my trucks throughout the years. So let the fun begin. The specs, 3.0,automatic, extended cab (2 door model) XLT package but no tilt or power anything. But I have plans for it. I had an FX 4Level 2 a few years back that got totaled. It had the full length console with sub (oh yea I kept that) so thats my first interior mod. this new one had 60/40 split seats. I could not find a nice enough replacement at any of my local yards so I decided to mod mine. I took my time and think it looks good. Tell me what you guys think. There is alot more I want to do so I will keep posting updates.[IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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Sorry I uploaded several pictures but only one shows up, let me try this again. here is what it looks likeName:  3a1195ea.jpg
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Those hubcaps are disgusting. I like everything else though lol
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Wow, its in great condition. The paint is really taken care of.

Interior came out great!
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Yea the hubcaps are ugly. That is one of the things on my list. I have a friend that who is a great bodyshop guy. I had him do a complete buff on the truck, and I wash it just about everyday. My five year old daughter loves to wash the truck with me . I have alot of stuff I want to do with it. I wanted to use the sub in the console with factory radio. But from what ford told me I have to have the audiophile main wiring harness in the truck. I have the harness that connects to the amp sub and MP3 jack but it need a special plug at the bottom of the dash and most Rangers do not have it. So I figured I will just use an aftermarket amp and head unit. I will make it work. I wish it had jumpseats in the back. I was thinking of getting some and installing them. But I would have to get seat belts and the correct panels. Has anyone done this or can it be done?
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Hey 01rangeredge, I am going to be driving through Rolla area at the beginning of July. If there is anything you are looking for let me know. We have a new yard opening on monday. I peeked through the fence and it looks like they have several Rangers and Explorers.
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Thanks Turbo I was worried about doing the seat mod. I just took my time and hoped for the best.LOL.
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I shoud have taken pics of the seat mod process. I will probably start the audio portion tonight. Since I already have an amp. I still need a head unit. The amp is an Alpine PDX 4.100. I will brdge 2 of the channels for the sub and use the other 2 channels for the front speakers. I will mount the amp under the passenger seat, I want it to look totally stock. I will take photos of the install and post em up tonight. any other mods you could recommend??
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Hey 01rangeredge, I am going to be driving through Rolla area at the beginning of July. If there is anything you are looking for let me know. We have a new yard opening on monday. I peeked through the fence and it looks like they have several Rangers and Explorers.
What years?

I won't be in Rolla though, I got an internship back home.

Where is the new yard?
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I could not see to well through the fence but they looked late model. The yard is in Joliet Illinois. It opens Monday the 13th. I will let you know more when I go there.
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Omg hub caps. Please buy some fr500's with some deep dish In the back.
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Yea I know, the hubcaps are stupid looking. Its on the list to upgrade. LOL
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I put the new rims and tires on today. No more hubcaps. I also installed a JVC head unit I had lying around. I will post pic tomorrow. My next project is to install my Alpine amp under the passenger seat, so that I can power the factory sub in the console.
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Looks good! New wheels were definitely needed! What kind did you get for it?
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I had a set in storage at work. They are ford aluminum stock wheels. I don't know the name of them. I had BF goodrich all terrains on them. I'll post up pics tomorrow.
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New tires and wheels. Bad pic i will take a better one.

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let me try this again pic wont load.

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New tires and rims. [IMG][/IMG]
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New head unit installed. (actually it is and older unit I had lying around)
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I need to buy an amplifier install kit (power ground and RCA cables) so that I can install my amp Wednesday night. If anyone is interested I have a Pioneer 6 disc changer and the pioneer XM module. Your radio needs ti have the IP bus plug on the back of the radio. I also have the pioneer sirius box which is smaller and now that sirius and XM are the same either will work. I also have all of the cables. [IMG][/IMG]
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What was the check list box for that center console, my 07 has that little two well catch-all. I had the ugly black plastic bumpers and grill. XLT...man did that mean different things for different years. I got the 08 front on it and swapped out those 7 spoke painted rims (winter use now) for a set of American racing rims and BF Goodrich Radials T/A's. You'll get it looking better soon.
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mine started out like yours.
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That does look just like mine when I first got it. Did you lift it? That looks really nice! Have you done anything on the inside? I like the round fog lights.
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That does look just like mine when I first got it. Did you lift it? That looks really nice! Have you done anything on the inside? I like the round fog lights.
2 inch rear lift. Im calling camburg racing and ordering their 5.5 kit and a set of deaver leafs.

inside i have a clarion 12, alpine 800 watt amp and thats about it, though its loaded with all the options. its an XLT package and i only have about 32,000 Miles on it. not bad for an 2006.

those fogs are actually spots, ungodly bright aircraft landing light kinda bright,
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