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Hey guys i just activated my account and this is where the thing told me introduce myself. so thats what im doing. im an 18 year old senior in high school in bakersfield ,ca. i drive a 2000 ford ranger 4x4 xlt. and i love it! i used to drive a 1999 that was basically the same and i loved it too. but im going to be doin some work to my ranger and im wondering where to start. any suggestions?
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Welcome, Terrence. I'm on my second Ranger myself. I've had it 5 years and have modded the living crap out of it, lol. I intend to keep building it and keep it even longer.
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Howdy. I wanted a few small things done to my truck and I have spent over 5k on it and done more than I dreamed.
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what exactly would you guys recommend? like i have no idea what direction to take cuz as i said im only 18 and this will be my first truck to mod. so i just need some suggestions on things like, body lift vs. suspension lift. or certain exhaust systems that u would recommend. anything is helpful. thanx!
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Well, you've got a great start because you've got a 4 wheel drive. I wish mine was. Maybe I'll make enough this year to buy another Ranger, but 4x4 this time. It really depends on what you want or use your Ranger for. If you want to totally off road it, then I say upgrade your diffs, but if you want more of a pavement queen (nothing wrong with that in my book), then concentrate more on asthetically pleasing things like a lift or what not. What size engine, gear ratio, tires do you have?




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yea well im most definitely doing off roading stuff. but i wanna upgrade the engine for more output. like an intake, exhaust, computer chip... u kno. right now my truck has a stock 4.0 SOHC V6 and LT235/75R15 tires. they're just the stock size but they're BFG all terrain tires so they're pretty good already. but u said i should upgrade the diff's first?
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Theres a link in my signature for a Beginners Thread, check it out its a bunch of great links for easy mods. What do you want the most first, interior upgrades, offroad upgrades, make it go fast, sound good?
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well, first i think i wanna upgrade the engine, to sound better and go faster. then offroading stuff. like a lift, tires, and skid plate. idk much about diff's tho. do i need to work on them too?
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You should have the 8.8 in the rear so you'll be fine there. Engine upgrades I would do a intake, underdrive pulleys and a tuner to get the most bang for your buck. You can get all of that at stuffforyourranger.com/store. For exhaust Borla/Magnaflow have yielded the most power and they sound great. I've heard good things about JBA also. Then theres always Flowmaster for sound. For lifts you have a couple choices, 3" body lift or 2 body lifts, a 4" Superlift or a 5.5" RCD (Race Car Dynamics). You can fit a 33x10.5x15" stock but it will rub a good amount. I would run 32x11.5x15, thats what I have and it works and looks great. No one that I know of makes skid plates for Rangers, you can get stock ones from other Rangers at a junkyard tho. If you don't have tow hooks up front I would get a front receiver so you can install a recovery point or run a winch or something else and then a rear receiver for a recovery point in back. After all that you should be set-up pretty well for power, looks and offroad capability.
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yea i have tow hooks up front and a trailer hitch in the back so i'll have no problem with recovery. whats an underdrive pulley? and u have 32's with no lift? and no rub?
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Its a smaller pulley for the engine therefore allowing the engine to spin faster, it gives you about 8-12hp. Yep 32x11.5x15 BFG ATs, no rubbing. Just crank the torsion bars up some(do a search on it)
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oh ok cool... whats the price im lookin at for an underdrive pulley? and i think if im gonna upsize my tires i'll put a 3" body lift. just for better clearance.
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250 for the pulley: http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...3fbfeec2793189

Good call on the body lift, I don't offroad much thats why the 32s don't rub, if I do flex it out a lot they rub a little bit but I've never maxed it out. What size tire are you looking at running? 33s look great with a body lift.
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yea 33's would look good but i dont wanna go too big. i think i might go with 32x11.5 just like u have. if i get 11.5 width do i have to buy new wheels? i notice u did.
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I bought mine from a member on here so the rims came with them, you can run the stock rims just fine. Now if you move up to a 12.5in tire I would move it to a 8 inch rim but you'll be fine with the 32s. The guy I bought them from had a body lift on his truck, it looked really good.
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sweet. man i need a job! cuz i need money to buy parts.
obviously.
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Tell me about it, college and no job leaves me no time or money to do anything with the truck.
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yep. i feel ur pain. im goin to apply for a buttload of jobs tomorrow tho. im just gonna go around applying to anywhere and everywhere.
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welcome to R-F, Terrance!
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wow... we have the same name! lol
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