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Old 01-03-2009
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I think I may just be bored.. I'm getting really restless and want to change something on my truck.. body lift?? Tires?? Wheels?? I don't have a lot to spend but I also don't want to be like every one else.. (no offense) I just want it to be unique but not look like ****.. Any Idears?

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I think it's unique as is- a stock FX4. Maybe put in the silver gauges like the 2003's have.. other than that, looks good to me!

Or.... wait until the lifted crew butts in, they'll give you the run down.

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So you just want it to be unique huh? Well than I'd say slam it! I don't think I've ever seen a dropped FX4. The front is easy just un-crank your T-bars as far as you can that should drop it some. If not do what I did when I lifted mine and take them out and put them back in one notch off then you'll be able to tuck them tires up in there real nice.
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So you just want it to be unique huh? Well than I'd say slam it! I don't think I've ever seen a dropped FX4. The front is easy just un-crank your T-bars as far as you can that should drop it some. If not do what I did when I lifted mine and take them out and put them back in one notch off then you'll be able to tuck them tires up in there real nice.
maybe not that unique... but interesting idea. lol
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hehe hay if you're gonna do it you gota do her right!
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I think it looks pretty good the way it is, do u have exaust on ure truck?
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So you just want it to be unique huh? Well than I'd say slam it! I don't think I've ever seen a dropped FX4. The front is easy just un-crank your T-bars as far as you can that should drop it some. If not do what I did when I lifted mine and take them out and put them back in one notch off then you'll be able to tuck them tires up in there real nice.
Theres a couple on RPS, ones on 17 cobras and i forgot about the other one. The hard part is the t-bars only let you go down so much. They do look sweet though

How about wash it lol
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Consider a different style factory rim/tire combo. Maybe a nearby forum bro could swap you out or at least let you try a different set out to get an idea what it would look like.
Or maybe a different style of fender flare. How about painting your flares, bed rail caps, and bumper plastic body color?
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I go with slamming it that would be awesome!!!
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Lift it, and get a ball for your drop hitch lol
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Tint.
Solid steel bumpers.
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i have a rollbar and i think it makes my truck syand out,, 1 out of 15 lifted trucks around where i live have a rollbar ,, i have 2 daylighters on mine but im about to add 2 or 4 more, lightup the road , and for that a$$Hole in the BMW or Lexus who leaves those terrible highbeams on,,, i flick them on and he decides to flick them off, haha,
exhaust maybe?
new headlights or taillights?
intake?
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i have a rollbar and i think it makes my truck syand out,, 1 out of 15 lifted trucks around where i live have a rollbar ,, i have 2 daylighters on mine but im about to add 2 or 4 more, lightup the road , and for that a$$Hole in the BMW or Lexus who leaves those terrible highbeams on,,, i flick them on and he decides to flick them off, haha,
exhaust maybe?
new headlights or taillights?
intake?
I want some lights on a roll bar just so I can illuminate past my high beams.

When I get the time, I am going to add LED's to the bottom of the door panels that illuminate the ground where you are about to step and constant mood lights on the floorboards when the headlights are on.

Riding around in my buddy's infinity G35 Sedan made me want them.

Add sound deadening to the back wall, doors, and roof for a quieter ride and more temperature insulation.

Eventually I'll start changing how the outside looks on my truck more and more. For now, I am just adding creature comforts.
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I want some lights on a roll bar just so I can illuminate past my high beams.

When I get the time, I am going to add LED's to the bottom of the door panels that illuminate the ground where you are about to step and constant mood lights on the floorboards when the headlights are on.

Riding around in my buddy's infinity G35 Sedan made me want them.

Add sound deadening to the back wall, doors, and roof for a quieter ride and more temperature insulation.

Eventually I'll start changing how the outside looks on my truck more and more. For now, I am just adding creature comforts.
When did this thread turn into what you want?
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I wouldn't do a BL, cause everybody has that, along with 33's.

I'd save for a suspension lift.
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Here's what I think if you want to be really different

Un crank the torsion bars and remove the factory block
225/70R17 BFG ATs on some nice 17" rims
and then drive the crap out of it and enjoy 4x4 with decent gas mileage

You'll probably get lots of hate for it on this site but it would look good and be unique.
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When did this thread turn into what you want?
The TS asked for ideas. I gave him mine...sooo get off it?

And since my truck is already insulated I dont want that, I have it.
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drop it and do the rollbar, that would be sweet.
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Here's what I think if you want to be really different

Un crank the torsion bars and remove the factory block
225/70R17 BFG ATs on some nice 17" rims
and then drive the crap out of it and enjoy 4x4 with decent gas mileage

You'll probably get lots of hate for it on this site but it would look good and be unique.

That would look really nice actually. I x2 that ideaarrr.

Uncranking the torsions should drop you an inch and a half maybe? Remove or cut the lower bump stops. I imagine you would want to be careful with the CVs binding if it goes too low, just as when going too high.

Pulling the block out of the rear will drop it 2". Maybe put a flip kit in it.

Throw some Mustang bullitts on it and an exhaust and tear it up!

Nice clean ride to cruise during the summer months, and then when winter hits (although you're in GA) you've got a great capable 4x4 in the snow.

Go fer it!
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^Can you say "bye-bye ball joints"?

Loosening torsion bars has proven to be hell on the front end susp. components of a torsion bar equipped Ranger.
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Color match the fenders and bumpers, leave it at stock height, throw on some mud terrains for off roading and you'll be good.

Rare thing to see a stock height truck on RF :)


But if you lift it.... I want to see 38s lol
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^Can you say "bye-bye ball joints"?

Loosening torsion bars has proven to be hell on the front end susp. components of a torsion bar equipped Ranger.
Yep.

You can take an inch or so out of the ride height, but theres cv-shafts to worry about then. Gumby dropped his a bit, he would be a better source of info on such.
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^Can you say "bye-bye ball joints"?

Loosening torsion bars has proven to be hell on the front end susp. components of a torsion bar equipped Ranger.
Tightening doesnt seem to be any better.

It's not our fault Rangers are a PITA to lower "properly", 2wd or 4wd.

Not like the good ol' days of old skool mini trucks where you crank the torsions down, throw in some 3" blocks and pull some leaves, throw some 17s on it and call it a day.
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Tightening doesnt seem to be any better.

It's not our fault Rangers are a PITA to lower "properly", 2wd or 4wd.

Not like the good ol' days of old skool mini trucks where you crank the torsions down, throw in some 3" blocks and pull some leaves, throw some 17s on it and call it a day.
The answer: '98+ XLT 2wd.
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Selling that beautiful FX4 would fund a 98+ XLT 2wd project....
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