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Project Ranger Begins

Well after about 4 months of my truck being 100% stock i thought i would start. I was going to lift it and tires, brush guard and off road lights but my step dad and i got to talking about it the other day and since it being a 97 2wd 4 banger it would look good lowered, give it the street truck look and feel...so i was looking around and found a flow 40 with turn down and put it on tonight..got to love the rumble without the decibles...and painted my grill with bumper chrome and dang does it get to lookin better every minute. Next step is going to take my load springs out of the back to level it and maybe reverse my shackles, as for the front im not sure, we are going with a 3/4 or 4/5 lower stance with Boss mustang wheels that we are looking for now, try to get it to handle better...

If anyone has some thoughts or things i need to do let me know, i will take any options i can get...i will keep everyone posted...
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I'd either pull the slow little 2.3L and swap in a 5.0L/5-spd or a 2.3T swap, that would give it the real street truck "feel". Got any pics?
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3" dream beams front... and flip hangers/shackles rear thats 2/3 want more just get 3" beams a flip kit and stock hangers and then 2" lower front springs then you have a 4/5 cause you never tend to get 2" out of the coils.... i loved my splash 2/3 with bullits...

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god i miss that truck
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Thats how i want my truck to look...GOD your truck is pretty...why did u get rid of it...im debating wheels like those but since my truck is a light green, chrome really tends to stand out..you remember where you got the mirrors or are they stock, i hate my flags i got now...they really mess the truck up...and pics will come when i get my camera ordered...lol my phone dont take pics big enough to post
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you should have kept it zach. btw there is one exactly like that in town here for sale. not sure if its a manual or auto tho.
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Thats how i want my truck to look...GOD your truck is pretty...why did u get rid of it...im debating wheels like those but since my truck is a light green, chrome really tends to stand out..you remember where you got the mirrors or are they stock, i hate my flags i got now...they really mess the truck up...and pics will come when i get my camera ordered...lol my phone dont take pics big enough to post
thanks. sold it because i bought it for $500 fixed it up, needed money having 2 trucks and an antique car drains the wallet.. i sold it for a BIG profit. the mirrors where stock splash mirrors. personally i love the bullitt wheels better then anything.


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you should have kept it zach. btw there is one exactly like that in town here for sale. not sure if its a manual or auto tho.
i know but i needed the money bad at the time...

stop by and take some pics of it...
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i take it splash mirrors would bold to mine? i dont see why they would not...and yes great truck and i know the money situation u speak of, i built 3 cars at once and sold all of them cuz of lack of funds and im only 17...bought the truck with mine and need to get another and fix it so i can lower mine...
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any 93+ mirrors will bolt to your truck i have 2002 mirrors on my 1993
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that will be the next thing i get for mine then...would taking my load spring out hurt anything? i wont haul anything around
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personally i would flip the hangers/shackle... now thats not a Flip kit.. thats drilling out the rear rivits on the back hangers flipping them and the shackles 180* and bolting them back up. it gets you a 2" exact drop every time... and only costs like $15 cause you need to buy 8 grade 8 blots and 8 grade 8 nuts...

here is my thread when i did my splash
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...t=splash+lower

there is pics all thew it like middle of page 1 and page 2 and 3 so just look at the whole thing
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Mines basically the same as Zachs truck, except mine is a 2000.

Zach, what is the color of that truck called? Is it autumn orange? Every pic i've seen of your splash looks red (thats how autumn orange is, until the sun hits it). Mine is orange all the time, and gets brighter when the sun hits it.
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Mines basically the same as Zachs truck, except mine is a 2000.

Zach, what is the color of that truck called? Is it autumn orange? Every pic i've seen of your splash looks red (thats how autumn orange is, until the sun hits it). Mine is orange all the time, and gets brighter when the sun hits it.
its called like racing red or something but when i went and got the paint mixed up for it, its 89% orange and like 3% red lol.. go figure

pictures it always seems more red but it was damn orange in person lol

oh and mine was a 4.0L little bit of a difference
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its called like racing red or something but when i went and got the paint mixed up for it, its 89% orange and like 3% red lol.. go figure

pictures it always seems more red but it was damn orange in person lol

oh and mine was a 4.0L little bit of a difference
What was the other 8%? lol

Was it a metalic color? I bet if you had takin a picture with the sun shining directly on it, it would have been orange in the picture (judging by how there is some orange on the tailgate in one of those pics from the sun hitting it).

You got me on the motor though.........I kinda like my 2.5 though. However, it would be nice to have more power every once in a while.
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What was the other 8%? lol

Was it a metalic color? I bet if you had takin a picture with the sun shining directly on it, it would have been orange in the picture (judging by how there is some orange on the tailgate in one of those pics from the sun hitting it).

You got me on the motor though.........I kinda like my 2.5 though. However, it would be nice to have more power every once in a while.
well after owning my 2.3L having that lowered 4.0L felt like race car doing over 100 on the freeway was nothing lol...

and it was some whites hardners idk mix of ****
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and it was some whites hardners idk mix of ****
lol

Most likely a bunch of other colors too...... In my color, there is some Gold, orange, maroon, Trace Wh (white?), Trace bl (black?).... most of it is the Gold alu.....and orange was the next most used.
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i like the color, but dont wanna shell out that for paint right now...its on my list of things to get one day lol
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Got to playing with my rear some and took my over loads out till i can get my shackles flipped and i must say it looks alot better and handles better then my stock 87 mazda rx7...shocked me, any way i will get pics tomorrow, can anyone enlarge them for me if i get them since i will do it on my phone? Plus whats the best way to lower the front about 2 inches? i know springs but what kind ride the best
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well me shackles are flipped as of tonight, i wish i could enlarge the pictures off my phone but i dunno how, im almost done, all is left is the front and wheels and tires then the project is done for awhile
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