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Old 12-09-2009
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Shane made me do it...

Hey guys.. New here, but not to the Ranger scene or the Ranger websites/forums.. There's a sh*t ton of the forums it seems like..

Anyway, Shane threatened my life if I didn't create an introduction thread and ***** my truck a little.. His big twuck and big tawk scare GB so here goes it.....


The name's GB. Or Bird. Either way. I'm probably the oldest f*ck on here. I'm pretty sure bout that. Don't really care. I live in Illinois obviously, in the middle of the corn. Unmarried with no kids so I do what I please with my toys, etc..

Well, here's the newest Ranger the day I went to go get her in Ohio..


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I paid $7000 out the door for her.. I think I did alright considering it was "sort of" a special order truck.. Having the 4.0, 4x4, L/S rear w/ 4:10's, in a regular cab.. EXACTLY what I'd been looking for..



Then I found this in the original paperwork booklet. I was quite happy to find it.. Cleared up some of the mystery on the craptastic MPG for me...

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My next step was to put on my signature BIG *** LIGHTS all over the front of it. That's been my call sign around these parts for years. Plus it saves my trucks from all the suicidal bloodthirsty deer around here...

I also added the window wind deflector things.. I got the "offroad" version because I've had problems with the "in channel" design coming loose in my 89 Ranger.. These stick on the outside of the door.

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Then I went and bought a set of these and some Mud Trac radials for her..




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DISCLAIMER - I LOVE the DC-1 wheels. No one around here has a Ranger with them or any vehicle with them for that matter. So if you hate em I don't really need to know your opinion on that part.. Umkay? Good.




Here's how she sits currently. Except for the fact that I cranked the torsion bars after installing the wheels/tires. The 31" x 10.50" x 15" rubbed the mud flaps on the inside. I ended up relocating the mud flap support bar farther back by unbolting it and drilling new holes farther back and refastening with sheetmetal screws. No more rub..

Keep in mind that it does sit a little higher than this now, but not much. I didn't wanna go crazy cranking the bars until I get some heavier ones..



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Here's some pictures I took for Turtlewax at their request to show off their Black Box product. Hey, it got me some free sh*t so don't jump on my sack too hard...


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GB :)
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Lookin good mang..... Very clean!!!! Welcome to the forums...
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Thanks man, I appreciate that..


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Np man.... You should make your way over to ohio for the meet this spring :)
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I doubt I'll ever go back.. I hate driving long distances and that's long to me.. Plus I don't like to rack up miles on my new girl.....


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Welcome. I tried some of that Black Box stuff on my 04 Black edge and it sucked, stained my hands black too lol
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It's all I'll ever use on this truck. I love it. The black rubbing compound made a HUGE difference with an orbital buffer. Then the black pigmented wax helped even more. DO NOT use the detailer to remove the wax like the instructions say to. It makes it horrible to remove. Of course it's gonna stain your hands man...

I tried the Meguirs NXT stuff and it was washed off in just a few days.. Plus it was kinda of "greasy" to remove. Like no matter how much I rubbed there was still a smeary looking fine layer on the truck. It took forever to remove. I was pissed I even bought that stuff..

To each his own though.



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hell yeah, single cab, 4.0, 4x4. Can't beat that
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If that's you in the picture, you're definately not the oldest one here. Welcome to R-F!
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I LOVE HER. It's the nicest vehicle I've ever owned..

I'm older than I look man. TRUST ME.


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we have guys in there 50's and older on here
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we have guys in there 50's and older on here
x2..... I doubt you that old? Imma say 30's tops
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Looks good. Lovin those wheels!
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Thanks for the compliments and welcomes guys..

Yeah I just turned 33 about a month ago.



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^^ lol I was close. I knew you wasn't to old
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welcome to R-F, Gerald! (i'm 42!)
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Thats the truck i've wanted this whole time. reg cab 4x4 4.0, but with a 5spd. Love the truck man!
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nice truck man
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WELCOME!! now murder out those DC-1's, tint the windows, and lift the dogsh!t out of that truck.
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thats my dream truck......up until i saw it was automatic

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VERY nice truck
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nice looking truck, welcome!
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Welcome to R-F!!!
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hey hey hey Ger, I wasn't that mean to you... hahahaha.


Welcome man.
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you have an awesome truck man!

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