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2001 Ranger Mods

I'm getting to the point that I want to start modding my 01 Ranger Edge.

First, whats the largest tires I can fit on the stock stance?

Second, are their cheap options to level the front? (w/o altering torsion bars)
or what suspension lift options do I have?

Third, has anyone installed headers, do they work good? (4.0L)

Fourth, where does everyone shop for aftermarket parts for Rangers?

Fifth, where can I find clear corner lenses?

Sixth, what are some other cool mods that you guys have done/ can think of?

Sorry about all the questions but I just want to get some good background info, before I take the plunge in modding.
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Sorry, I've been on FTE awhile now. Should I just search for specific mods?
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u can find good cheap but nice aftermarket headlights, corners, and tailights on ebay
and a body lift is a good cheap easy way to get a couple inches of lift
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first decide a theme to ur truck? do you want blue and shiny, or blue and black.

if that were my truck, since it is an edge, id go blue and black. id start by doing the headlight mod

Generation-Edge.info Forum - Headlight Mod

then id do the nightsahde mod by nightshading the taillights.

then id get eight a black diamondplate toolbox OR get a regular diamondplate and coat it with the sprayin bedliner in a rattlecan.

next invest in a real sprayin bedliner.

then id purchase some nice wheels and tires...

get rid of the step rails if they have them on it....

etc...
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well, I have a toolbox, painting it black could be cool.

I have a plastic bedliner.

What do you mean nightshade?

I'm very much against body lift, they look weird, but I bet you can do them with the body gap.

I'm looking at the Superlift 4" lift, its a bit of money, but I prefer suspension lifts.

I did see the ebay ones, do you think the blackout corner lenses would be a good addition to that headlight mod?
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well, I have a toolbox, painting it black could be cool.

I have a plastic bedliner.

What do you mean nightshade?

I'm very much against body lift, they look weird, but I bet you can do them with the body gap.

I'm looking at the Superlift 4" lift, its a bit of money, but I prefer suspension lifts.

I did see the ebay ones, do you think the blackout corner lenses would be a good addition to that headlight mod?
if you paint it black, i wouldnt go with regular spraypaint, itll chip off easyily, id def try the spray-n bedliner in a rattlecan (it still many chip, but noat as bad as reg. spraypaint. if it does, just touch up)

also nightshading is tinting ur tailights by spray8ing them with this:

they sell it at ur local advance auto. you put several coats on ur taillights until they are as dark as you want them (be sure to tape up reverse lights)

check out this thread...it is an example of VHT nightshade on a Fusion:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...tailights.html

suspencsion lift is the cheapest way to lift, and as you now suspension lift is expensive, but is better....

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if your using the stock wheels you can fit 32s i know dor sure and not rub. my buddy has it on his edge. it wont happen with aftermarket wheels though.
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thanks for the tire info.

I really like the superlift setup. I might go with that when I get some money ahead.

I'll look into the headlight mods and spray tint stuff more.

I appreciate all the info guys. I'm glad I found this site.

If anyone thinks of anything else keep posting.
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I'm getting to the point that I want to start modding my 01 Ranger Edge.

First, whats the largest tires I can fit on the stock stance?
Stock stance: 31x10.50... OR crank the bars a little bit and throw on 32x11.50's or 33x10.50s on your stock wheels.

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Second, are their cheap options to level the front? (w/o altering torsion bars)
or what suspension lift options do I have?
Crank your bars....that's not altering them....that's just adjusting them. We don't know if you're 2wd or 4wd...can't answer your suspension lift question without having that information...

If 4x4, only option currently out there is the 4" Superlift system. I have it and love it. Out of production is the 5" RCD coil-over conversion kit and the ill designed 4" Trailmaster balljoint-spacer lift.

If 2wd, you've got 3" or 3.5" Spindle lifts avaliable from many different brands. There's even some long travel kits out there, but I'm not too knowlegable in them. Camburg/Camberg makes some BADASS kits.

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Third, has anyone installed headers, do they work good? (4.0L)
Many have, and many report good results. Though I've heard they're pointless on these newer trucks unless youre shoving air into it(aka boost via a supercharger or turbocharger).

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Fourth, where does everyone shop for aftermarket parts for Rangers?
Places to look: stylintrucks.com, lmctrucks.com, ebay.com, stuffforyourranger.com, summitracing.com, local off road shops, etc...just to name a few.

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Fifth, where can I find clear corner lenses?
eBay!

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Sixth, what are some other cool mods that you guys have done/ can think of?
IDK....just gotta look around at other peoples rides to see what they've done and if you like it. Alot of my truck was inspired by 3 members trucks, then I sorta took it to my own direction while still being inspired by their trucks.

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Sorry about all the questions but I just want to get some good background info, before I take the plunge in modding.

No probs....just remember...Search is your friend. Don't be afraid to use it. On the top of each section of the site, there's threads called 'stickys'...they are good good info threads.

Here's a thread for you to take a look at: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...s-interst.html


Welcome to the site!! We loooove pics!! So....figure out what you like, get to wrenchin' and ***** the truck off to us when you do your mods!!
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