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see what you think...

I have dumped mucho money into the Ranger. Not like that's a bad thing! But what else should I do. I would like to lower the rear end a little so that it's level. Or would it be easier to raise the front end 2"? Take a look and tell me what sucks and what it's missing. Thanks!

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This is a more recent pic with the new lower valance, I need some fog lights, but first I need a way to mount them. I found some Smoked Fogs on ebay that might go okay with the smoked projectors and/or blackouts.
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What all have you done? All I see is headlights, Explorer gauges and a bed cover. Be careful those smoked out headlight covers are illegal and dangerous. Trucks looking sharp tho, I like the color.
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Well, I have the K&N Cold Air, not to mention the 2500 spent on paint and body work after a freaking deer jumped out in front of me. I have taillights as well, I'd like to dump the carbon fiber tails for some 07 tails or something. I have a little 8" sub behind the passenger seat. has anyone used the MTX thunderforms for the reg. cab trucks? i need a 10. this 8 isnt cuttin' it. I have the ipod interface in there as well, you can see it below my shift. I'd love some cobra r's or something but would that be a plug and play type deal?
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other than the "ford" tonneau cover i love the truck
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yeah, you arent the first to not like the cover. it's actually just a decal that my mother made in her shop, it can be easily removed though.
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looks nice.

If you are going for the street look then lower the rear, but if you want more of a offroad type then raise the front...
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Well, I have the K&N Cold Air, not to mention the 2500 spent on paint and body work after a freaking deer jumped out in front of me. I have taillights as well, I'd like to dump the carbon fiber tails for some 07 tails or something. I have a little 8" sub behind the passenger seat. has anyone used the MTX thunderforms for the reg. cab trucks? i need a 10. this 8 isnt cuttin' it. I have the ipod interface in there as well, you can see it below my shift. I'd love some cobra r's or something but would that be a plug and play type deal?
I think some Cobras and drop it down 2 more inches would look awesome. Get some 07 tails and niteshade them some to make them darker.
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I'd love to have some 17inch or 18 inch cobras wrapped in some nice street tires. i hate that i can take off when it's raining or snowing. i want some traction!
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thts the life of trucks with lots of horsepower... lol...
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lol....well when you put a 4.0L V6 into such a small truck I guess that's what you get!
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Drop it and remove the headlight covers.
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i've got that mtx 10" thunderform that your asking about. it's awesome. i listen to a lot of country, so i dont need a thousand watts behind my seat. but with a small cab, i think its perfect. it you listen to rap/hip hop - just do a cab cut-out and stuff some 15's in it.
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really?! Im excited to hear that you like it. Do you have any pics of it easily available? I'd love to see what it looks like...the problem is that I have the bucket seats and the mid. console does NOT move up when the seats are moved up, so is that a prob? I listen to a lot of country and rock as well. I cant wait to get one!!!
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i dont think the seats will pose a problem. i'll get some pics tomorrow for ya. i'm meeting up with a ranger buddy for a shoot. i dont have a grill on it, so when it kicks it vibrates the seat and makes for a great massage.
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lol, nice. which seat do you have it behind? does it cause for less leg room. the box i have in there now houses an 8" sub and my passengers basically sit straight up and are still almost on top of the dash. I would love some pics, i really appreciate it man!

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you neeed 07 tails, no gts heatlight covers, l/s rear end of some sort, lower the rear, some nice exhaust if not already equipped and the splash valance with factory foglights
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I want a single exhaust to come out under the passenger stepside with a cool retangular tip or something. what is the factory valance on a splash? is the one i have not it?

also what is l/s rear end? i am confused.
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^ l/s = limited slip rear end

truck looks clean! I need a set of those headlights
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what about these fogs for my lower valance...they are smoked like everything else on the ranger...i hope you like them since i bought them about 5 min ago.

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those are the foglights that go in the original valance, the one i like. you need the brackets for the lights now. give us the axle code on your door sticker
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yeah, thats the valance I have, in that bottom pic (the one with the blackouts) you can see the new valance. I have seen the factory brackets that FORD sells for 150 a piece and I matched those up with the inside of my bumper and they would fit perfectly, only I'm not about to pay 300 for brackets!! ill see what i can come up with..

anyone have pics or a design for a custom bracket for my situation here??
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^ I found my set of fog light brackets for $15 dollars on the forums, originally saw them on TRS but the guy posted them for sale on here too, so keep your eyes peeled!
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drop the rear with some black chrome cobra r's, if you can get black chrome in those wheels
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talk to redneckstone for bracket help. he is the "splash valance god"
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I'd say explorer axle keep it spring under and get 03-04 cobra rims!
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