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Pics of my truck exterior during the day.

I always take night pics, but here are some day pics.





I'm always looking for new mods, but not tacky ones. Any opinions?

I am NOT ditching the Mud-Flaps! They protect the paint and I love them (so dont ask! lol)

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Ya know.. I'm not sure how you'd like the idea..

But given you like a good fast car, and yoru truck looks nice and shiny.. maybe a set of black rims would set it off? or have those current ones powdercoated black?

A good glossy black would set it off awful nice, along with some black window rain keeper-outer things... those door molded ones that mount with the 3m tape and such..



Somethign to give your truck some more character and help set it off without looking tacky =)
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Ya know.. I'm not sure how you'd like the idea..

But given you like a good fast car, and yoru truck looks nice and shiny.. maybe a set of black rims would set it off? or have those current ones powdercoated black?

A good glossy black would set it off awful nice, along with some black window rain keeper-outer things... those door molded ones that mount with the 3m tape and such..



Somethign to give your truck some more character and help set it off without looking tacky =)
I don't like the window rain things, but I have been thinking about getting different wheels. Especially wider ones. I was going to see if my BBS rims on my car would fit on the truck (they are 9 inch stock) - The idea was to get different wheels for the car, but still keep the BBS's. The problem is I dont want the truck to look too hot when its parked, because of where I live. Granted its in a garage when I'm home, but I don't want wheels that will attract attention when I'm out (this is the reason the car never leaves my sight)

I was thinking about taking off the chome wheelcap covers and sandblasting them, then painting them to match the aluminum of the rims - I hate chrome. I wish they made a carbon fiber ranger logo so I could replace the stock chromey looking ones.

I plan on taking off my door handles and liftgate handles and painting them body-color blue. Also I think I'm going to ditch the stock mirrors and go with the eBay M3 with LED type ones. - I'd paint them to match as well.

See the nice thing about the mods I have (mostly lighting on the exterior) is that you cant tell its modded when its parked. - Yeah I have different headlights, corners and tails but thats no biggy, they dont look tacky I don't think.

Maybe I'll get a new fascia in the front. That is a 2003 front end that I got for free when i got a crack in my 2004 front bumper.
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lose the mud flaps. otherwise, the truck looks great as is!
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lose the mud flaps. otherwise, the truck looks great as is!
Mudflaps prevent stone chipping great! - no way I'll lose those.
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Ditch the mud flaps and get ya some nice yet simple 17 inch wheels.
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Looks good.
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i'd screw the mud flaps. other than that '08 emblems and '08 mirrors
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I <3 my mud flaps. They protect my paint - does anyone have the light up ford emblem for the front?
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Ditch the mud flaps :P
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I am assuming its a 4x2

Drop it
Throw mud flaps as far away as you can
get some 17" Mach1 rims
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truck looks awesome and the paint is b-e-a-u-tiful but ya throw some new rims on there maybe som graphite colored ones and maybe a paintmatched 08 grill and def. paint matchthose m3 mirrors and handles and it would look sweeeet!!!
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Drop it
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get some 17" Mach1 rims
Mach1? I hate mustangs with every cell of my body. Maybe lightning wheels, but I don't think the pattern matches.
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Mach1? I hate mustangs with every cell of my body. Maybe lightning wheels, but I don't think the pattern matches.
no that pattern doesnt fit but you could run adapters and it would look nice
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With the stock engine I don't have the torque to take advantage of the wider wheels that the lightning has. Possibly if I ever do a dual turbo setup. Since the v6 has 2 piston banks that would work pretty good. Is there such a kit? It would be nice to be completely positive manifold pressure in my garage. I would like to do an EJ25 swap, but this would take alot of work and I'm not sure if I can get it to pass smog.
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nice truck... i would get some 06+ taillights
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some new emblems...

your truck looks good man
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nice truck... i would get some 06+ taillights
For christmas I just bought these aftermarket (93-97) tail lights and special wired them to work.
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some new emblems...

your truck looks good man
What options do we have for emblems? I dont like the new emblems sold on the current ranger. If there was an aftermarket carbon fiber one I would consider it. Something like what I have on my evo would be nice. I found these on eBay.





I have looked for similar emblems for the truck, with no success. - I was thinking about the LED lightup emblem for the front though, but I dont know where to buy one. nthcoast.com used to carry them (I had boughten one for my 13b-powered focus in 2002)
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ewh carbon fiber ford emblem........haha The Bigger the Ford Emblem the better and faster your truck runs..you could say a easy 50 hp mod!
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ewh carbon fiber ford emblem........haha The Bigger the Ford Emblem the better and faster your truck runs..you could say a easy 50 hp mod!
I dont mod the truck for performance (yet) - more luxury look/feel, unique styling. I already have a vehicle to mod for performance.
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what color is that?
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what color is that?
Sonic Blue (The sun was low and it made everything look a little bit yellowish)
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line of fire,wheels,lose the mud flaps
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line of fire,wheels,lose the mud flaps
I'll pass on the line of fire. To many trucks have it.
I will have a full LED conversion very soon on the exterior bulbs.

As I've said 30 times, the mudflaps protect the paint, and I love them.
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