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Old 12-27-2008
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What would you do with this truck?

Lets hear what you would do if you owned this truck, and why:

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I would probably do 17" or 18" chrome bullitts, mild 2" drop, t-bolt sway bars, xcal3, intake & exhaust, UD pulley set, efan, headers, hurst shifter, OHC and autodim mirror, Edge/Sport gauge swap most likely, factory leather steering wheel, maybe swap in carpet, pioneer double din, upgraded speakers, single 12" sub behind the driver seat.. and of course a p/a setup LOL.

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I would also drop it a bit with some bigger rims. Not 20s but 18s.
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Drop it with 18's. roll pan.
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replace the front bumper, drop a 347 with a t-5 in it, throw slicks on the back, roll pan, strip the interior, brushed aluminum dash, roll bar, re-work the rear suspension, narrow 9", hard cover over the bed and make it a fast freakin Ranger on the 1/4 mile
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5/7 drop on 18s, hid's, black headlights and corbers, tint, shave everything, rollpan, nightshade the tails, system, exhaust, headers... why you ask? because it would be cool!
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I'd drive it.
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Bagged on 20's.
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drop it some and run 20s

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performance goodies
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your ideas sound good.. 18's not 20's and use it as a DD...
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Drop it w/ a 4/5 on some 18's black head lights and corners and a ton of performance goodies and then some good audio stuff.
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definitly lower it and put 18's on it. and put all the performance accessories that you could buy for it on it.

definitly wouldn't mind having one
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5/7 drop... 5.0l swap... gloss black cobra rims and a system. probably a few other odds and ends.
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i would GenX it


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bag it, thunderbolt sideskirts, roll pan, 20" boyd wheels
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best wheels he ever had on the truck IMO
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sas it and convert it to 4wd.. why? because thats how i like my trucks
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sas it and convert it to 4wd.. why? because thats how i like my trucks
I like his answer the best so far.
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I like his answer the best so far.
I looked into an Fx4 LII (just to have the most fully loaded Ranger) and Edge/Sport (just for the look)- However, I don't NEED a gas hog 4x4 or '4x4 wanna be'. 4x2 suits most of us Texans just fine
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Bagged on 18s, 4.6 super charged cobra motor swap, the works
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Bagged on 18s, 4.6 super charged cobra motor swap, the works
haha nice. Anybody know if the t-bolt body kit would be an issue with the STX/mazda bed? I know the front valence is kind of off balance looking as is. I started liking the mazda bed after figuring wider tires/rims would look good because it has that little bit of flare to it.
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For myself--


This screams Supercharged V8 Swap, with Black/silver rimmed Baja's.. some 16x8 in front, 16x10 in the rear; lowered just enough to keep you down low; solid tonnaeu cover on the rear; followed up with glossy black racing strips down the middle. Then change out to a kick *** interior overhaul to match the exterior, get some 6 point harness setups; possible roll cage as well for the added kick-assedness.. and wham, you got a truck of the year award :-D
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I would drop it slightly, but go more for handling. Basically throw this body on D's chassis. The entire suspension work but a little lower and the go fast goodies that D has.

Rim wise I think 18x9 front and 18x10 rear FR500's in Gunmetal.
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Not my thing, but I would level it out, pics looks like the *** end is higher, tint the window, new rims and tires, color matched solid topper, sound system with a blow thrue with some serious power maybe 4 15's in the bed ported into the cab. paint the headlights to color match maybe angel eye's if ya like the lights / ricer look, and call it done.

Any lower and I would also add tow hooks front and back to give you something to be pulled off speed bumps with.

thats my thoughts, but I prefer Lifted trucks.
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I looked into an Fx4 LII (just to have the most fully loaded Ranger) and Edge/Sport (just for the look)- However, I don't NEED a gas hog 4x4 or '4x4 wanna be'. 4x2 suits most of us Texans just fine
I know plenty of people who live in Texas that would say otherwise
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rhino line the bed, wheels and all terrain tires, maybe a little lift, rubber floor instead of carpet. its a truck and i would use it like a truck.
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I know plenty of people who live in Texas that would say otherwise
Unless I run into a mudhole on my way to work, unless I live on the top of an unpaved mountain, unless my concrete driveway somehow turns into a mudhole, or unless somehow Texas gets 3' of snow, I don't HAVE the need for a 4x4. I've gotten by with 2wd since 2002, works for me!
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18" Cobra wheels in gunmetal, exhaust, headlight mod, 06+ corners, carpet (then sell me your vinyl, i call dibs =P), 2/3 drop......you know, keep it simple.
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