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New Mazda Ranger owner

I have been watching the forums for awhile now, really love this place and already have a set of RF stickers on order. A little about myself, Im from Nova Scotia Canada. The streets around here are flooded with Ford Rangers so I would be surprised if Im one of the only Nova Scotians on here. Im 20 and my first vehicle is a red 04 Mazda B3000 Dual Sport, 4x2 . I bought it about a month ago so right now I haven't done any mods yet, but will do some in the near future. If you want to throw any opinions on a first mod that would be awesome.
All I have at the moment is the boring dealer pictures of my truck. Ill take some real ones soon, I know how you guys love pictures lol.










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good looking truck! Welcome to R-F!
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Clean looking Mazda. Welcome to R-F.
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Welcome Adrian! Glad to have another Canadian Mazda owner aboard!

That's a great looking rig!

I can't tell,but do you have the carbon fibre style radio bezel?

If you're looking for any exterior mods, they are severely limited for Mazdas. You can't even get a set of altezza tail lights or clear corners for a Mazda!

However, I'll ***** some of my work out for ya to give you some ideas of what you can do with some paint or just unbolting stuff.

8500k headlights & 2500k fogs
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Throw some 31s on it. Even keep your stock 15s. I like the rims you have.
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Red out your tails to get rid of that ugly amber.
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R-F stickers FTW
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Paint your radio bezel and other interior trim.
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Gutter guard or mesh grille. DIY Home depot.
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And this is the stock beast I started with.
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BTW, I also have just over 410 000km on mine.
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Thanks Guys, Great to see you have over 400,000kms i've got 72k on mine so its got a few years ahead of it at least
Also yes my bezel is carbon fibre your painted one looks sweet, may have to do that to mine, match my exterior to
I really want to chrome my front end out, dont know how easy that will be but I love chrome on red.

Oh and the wheels I have are cheap the clear coat is pealing off around the air valve after a few weeks of driving in canadian weather, so maybe a nice set of summer wheels and keep these for winter. I'll put some better snow tires of them of coarse.

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welcome glad to see more mazdas on here, there is another NS guy on here ... his screen name is NSred7 or something like that
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Welcome, fellow Mazda owner!

Like CrazyMikey said, do the taillight paint mod, as I am about to do that.

Also, a RECON Line of Fire LED light bar for under the tailgate, and a LED 3rd brake light are nice touches to the truck.


Some mods I've done for ideas for you...

Westin bar, mesh grill which has since been taken out. Oh, and a shocker sticker.
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LED 3rd brake light, and Line Of Fire....You can also see my Gibson Dual Exhaust.

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Welcome, and truck is clean, looks good!
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Steven,where'd you get that 3rd brake light?

Adrian, if you're gonna paint your bezel, I'd gladly trade you my red one for your carbon fibre one. The dealer wants $135 for the CF ones!
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Mike, I got it on Ebay....any F-250/350 3rd brake light of certain years (I forget)will work.....also the Ranger 3rd brake lights as they are all the same.

www.modbargains.com has the RECON version....mine is like some Japenese/Chinese knockoff, IMO it looks better than the Recon.
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Oh cool.
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^^ Jeez just go and jack the thread now lol
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Yeah, we're having a Thread Jack Off to see how many threads we can consecutively jack off topic....
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Yay, another person w/ a 4x2 Dual Sport!

Zabeard, hook us up with our own forum!
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I'm pretty sure that forum would be full of crickets lol.

You want an all Mazda forum go to www.mazdabscene.com. But that's mostly the old ones.
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Well I think it's been decided that my first mods will be to do the tail lights and hook up a line of fire, looks GUD!
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Welcome and nice truck!
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Howdy. You've got ya a good looking Mazda there.
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well since you guys are all posting pics of your mazdas ill add my stock 99 in here

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Welcome dude
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Nice lookin Mazda man, and Welcome to the Forum
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Melt, yours isn't stock. I see a shorty antenna.
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