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Old 02-05-2009
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ugh someone please talk me outta it!!

After seeing a thread with a whole bunch of pre-runner rangers on here, I now want to sell my superlift, forget about sas and go pre-runner. Go to actual long travel with coil overs in front, run like 33" all terrains, get fiberglass fenders, lots of lights/custom bumpers, a locker in the rear, etc. I think it would be so badass. I already have my offroad truck which is a 84' toyota pickup that's in my signature. It's super capable offroad. I just have always wanted a pre-runner. I never use 4x4 in my ranger anymore anyways. Plus I think they're so cool. Please don't talk about it being an 07'. That's not a big deal. I love modding everything I have that has a motor. So whether this is a 97 or an 07, please don't use that as an example! Don't mean to sound like a jerk. thanks.
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Do it I say, pre-runner's are BA. I live in Fl though, so I have no need for one
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Do it if you want. I think it would be pretty sweet.
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I would buy your superlift if you decide to do it
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lots of deserts in Oregon? no need for a true pre runner. but it is your truck so, if you want one, go for it.
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ill take the superlift
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There's dunes near me and desert in eastern oregon...
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We're great at talking you out of it aren't we?
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I love your truck the way it sits right now. I think it looks more BA now than it would a prerunner.
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We're great at talking you out of it aren't we?
haha yeah... Part of me says go for it and part of me says I just want to do it on impulse because I saw some pictures and wanted a cool truck like that. I've just been thinking, why sas my ranger when I already have a yota that will out perform it even after I sas the ranger and do all the goodies??
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Go for it,
You already have an SASed truck why do another?
Its a challenge to do something different that what you have dome before.
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you already have your yota for a wheeler so a prerunner would be a nice addition since the ranger will never touch your yota without a SAS and some other serious mods.

lol, we were all typing at the same time
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DBR comes to mind
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DBR indeed comes to mind...







you dont use 4x4 in your ranger cuz you aint installed your shaft yet!! as it still hits your exhaust!
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you dont use 4x4 in your ranger cuz you aint installed your shaft yet!! as it still hits your exhaust!
lol I say don't do it. If you have the money to through a Dixon bros kit on that truck why not buy another truck to prerunner? Get a 2wd and the Camburg kit is a hell of a lot cheaper. In the long run you would spend the same but you would have 3 trucks, and the ranger would still be nice. And 5.0 the ranger and then you could have a tow pig.
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I always liked prerunners. Do it!!
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I say don't waste your time on the a arm rangers get a i-beamed ranger and go to town on it with equal length.
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If the truck is dedicated to stuff liek that then do it but if your gonna be driving it for everything then dont. I wouldnt anyway but thats just me, I think Rangers look ugly done up like that.
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I say don't waste your time on the a arm rangers get a i-beamed ranger and go to town on it with equal length.
x2. you and your buddy have the wrong platform to begin with IMO if you can't afford a Dixon Brothers Kit.
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I wish I would have went with the DBR setup in a way. Only because I would be on 33s not 37s and probably wouldnt have a power issue. Plus I really like wheeling on the sand.
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Do it I say, pre-runner's are BA. I live in Fl though, so I have no need for one
We have plenty of sand to play in. Sometimes you have to watch out for pine trees, though.
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Prerunners are sick dont get me wrong but you have a ton of $$ in your rig as it sits and it is a real clean truck if it were me I would stick with what you have
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lots of deserts in Oregon? no need for a true pre runner. but it is your truck so, if you want one, go for it.
You dont need to have dunes and deep sand for a prerunner style truck to be useful. You can fly through easy and moderate trails that dont require 4wd and you can go out in open fields and just have a ball hauling ***.

There are a lot of pine stands and woods around me that dont require 4wd. There are basically a bunch of unkept dirt roads (hunting trails) that are fun to just fly down.

Thus, I wand a pseudo pre-runner. I'm not going to do fiberglass flare fenders, but I am going to get small wheel spacers (have to anyway to clear my spindles) like 2" and I want the front to sit a little higher than the back and I want to do a 2" BL so I can turn the torsions DOWN a bit to get more articulation (depending on how bad that makes the body roll). Good, fast reaction shocks and enough power to keep her moving. Tube bumpers for better angles of attack.

You can run up hill climbs in 2wd instead of powering up them like the 4wd guys would do. You can haul *** over less than ideal surfaces and still stay in control. You can still tow, haul, etc...

I know guys who have prerunner style trucks that only haul the off road toys to the destination. They drive them daily and IMO they look more badass than just a mud truck since there aren't a lot of them.
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Ill take your super lift haha
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