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Hey Everyone,

I have a ranger EDGE '05 and i need some ideas on what i should do next.. It's literally stock besides black headlights/ HID's in both fog & headlight (8k) and some window tint and removing the mud flaps.

Here are some pics i took today from my phone.

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Sorta random but here is a corner picture of my headlights, i bought them through ebay and the description showed the "clear" black corners.. Instead i got the "euro" corners .. They really bother me and it's been about 4 months now, so finally some "non-euro" black corners are on the way.


If you guys could throw some ideas out there it would be awesome. Im thinking of going a 3" lift all around but i have no idea what type/size tires and rims i should go for. Im a newb when it comes to that stuff. Also i do know my front end is lower than my back end and i know it has to do with the torsion bar, unfortunately i have no idea on how to adjust them.
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Level it and wheels and tires!!
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Read this for info on your torsion bars:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...djustment.html
Also, this thread has some good, simple ideas:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...-interest.html

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3" body, and it's like a workload package, to where when you put crap in the back it levels out due to the weight. you can get a leveling kit for that. 33's should fit fine on a 15" aftermarket rim with a 3" lift.
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Ideas ideas ideas... Level it and put some 33's on the factory rims.
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rims, tires, level her out.....same ol
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Seriously everyone thank you for the fast replies....


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Ideas ideas ideas... Level it and put some 33's on the factory rims.
my factory rims are literally cracked from hitting a curb, its just a matter of time before they fall apart.

What other options for rims do i have?
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if you are getting rims get 15x8s w.e you like
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Here is a pic of my cracked rim ( front right tire )



i know i know its bad, some guy at american tires co told me about 3 months ago i had about another month of driving before they give out... so yeah
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Read this for info on your torsion bars:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...djustment.html
Also, this thread has some good, simple ideads:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...-interest.html
Thank you for links Greatly Appreciated
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dude put your spare on. your driving around with a time bomb. if that comes off on the high way at 70 mph your probably going to total your truck and hurt you and someone else
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dude put your spare on. your driving around with a time bomb. if that comes off on the high way at 70 mph your probably going to total your truck and hurt you and someone else
Alright will do, i was planning on getting new rims and tires anyways within the next week.
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i agree with cameron...

is it 2wd or 4wd?

4wd crank those bars to get your nose up... 2wd, shackle flip and level the rear end out with the front... nice rims, cobras or something... roll pan and maybe something different with those flares...
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besides replacing that wheel and doing what others have suggested, 06+ corners and tails would look good. maybe a bed cover of some sort. i would look into getting those dents fixed as well, that will make it look better. other than that its a good lookin truck! love the color
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i agree with cameron...

is it 2wd or 4wd?

4wd crank those bars to get your nose up... 2wd, shackle flip and level the rear end out with the front... nice rims, cobras or something... roll pan and maybe something different with those flares...
I have a 2wd.. not sure what you mean by shackle flip? and roll pan? sorry eek :(

How would i go about changing those flares, im not to fond of them either.

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besides replacing that wheel and doing what others have suggested, 06+ corners and tails would look good. maybe a bed cover of some sort. i would look into getting those dents fixed as well, that will make it look better. other than that its a good lookin truck! love the color
Great ideas thanks :)

I'll look into replacing my tails with the '06... for the corners im just going to stick with the black corners i recently bought from ebay, also for the dents thats another thing on my list. My friends sitting in the bed of my truck and a quite a few camping trips (with wooden pallats in the back) have done some damage :(
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Here is the picture of the black corners that are currently being shipped..

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roll pan


can't find the threads, but essentially, you make your rear spring hanger/shackle go from this...


to this


and from what I have heard, you don't need anything but some new bolts, wrenches and a jack or 2 and an air chizzel...

takes 10 grade 8 bolts and nuts, don't know what size
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wanna sell your old euro corners?
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wanna sell your old euro corners?
yeah i was actually going to put them up in either classifieds on RF or Ebay.

They arent "old" literally have had them for 4-5 months, look brand new. PM me if interested.
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roll pan


can't find the threads, but essentially, you make your rear spring hanger/shackle go from this...


to this


and from what I have heard, you don't need anything but some new bolts, wrenches and a jack or 2 and an air chizzel...

takes 10 grade 8 bolts and nuts, don't know what size
Sorry still really confused on what the actual "roll pan" does?

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it's a different bumper, it basically makes it to where the protrusion isn't there anymore.. look closely and you'll see the bumper is basically flat across.
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^^ The roll pan is a body panel that goes under your tailgate to replace your rear bumper. Like the white truck in the first picture.
I cant believe they told you you had a month on that wheel! I wouldn't drive on that at all! As for mods fix that dent in your bedside lol. And i say lower it and keep the black theme going. NIghtshade tail lights or black/clear led taillights. Black wheels,,, you can see where I'm going! lol
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That wheel looks bad. I'd change it out asap.

Nice truck.

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just a bumper essentially, just a nice one...

you're pickin up what i'm puttin down, about the shackle flip though right? it should bring your back end down about 2 inches, but won't change the ride quality one bit
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first and fore most....get off that rim like yesterday!!!

who every put a time limit on how long that rim would hold up, is an idiot and should never be trusted. no one can predict how long the integrity will last in a situation like yours.

that aside, are you willing to lift or lower your truck?

to lower it, i say go with the shackle flip ^^^ to level it out.(fabrication needed; $=?)

to lift it, i say 3in body lift($120-240), 2in chevy drop shackles($40 at pepboys for good ones) and torsion bar crank(free). rims and tires.... $=?

out of those options, i say lift it!!! my motto is dump the cars and lift the trucks. if you want to lower a vehicle, get a car. you can say "im biased" because i have a lifted truck but i think you'll be much happier with a lifted truck. the sky is the limit..... you can only go so low to you wont go any more. literally....
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