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Old 12-28-2008
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I was just saying there's a bunch of rock crawlers and mud boggin' Texans around lol

for the average person who doesn't feel the need to break crap then yes, 2wd is just fine.
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sas it and convert it to 4wd.. why? because thats how i like my trucks
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i'm with everyone else besides matt. That front valance says lower me.
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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.
i believe it will, i think that is the kitg on that blue one i posted from GENX
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Bagged on 18s, 4.6 super charged cobra motor swap, the works
bag that ****, and start ripping up road reflectors as fast as you can!
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Please don't bag it......

Drag it. American racing rims, rear end lift, and neat checkered flags mounted on top of the cab. =P

Thought I'd lighten this up. But seriously, would anyone try that for me? It'd be a sight.
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hmm. I would drive it first, then K&N, Turbo, Programmer, D.'s chassis under it. that's all
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Im the only one that thinks lift? Lift it! 33's or 35's would be amazing!
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bwester, knowing what you owned before, i think youve got it covered already.

i would add the t-bolt side skirts to your list, but i would pick any rim other than a mustang rim. im just tired of seeing mustang wheels on rangers...

are you thinkin of gettin it?
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i'm with everyone else besides matt. That front valance says lower me.



i was jk, as long as you keep it clean i have no problem with lowered trucks.
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bwester, knowing what you owned before, i think youve got it covered already.

i would add the t-bolt side skirts to your list, but i would pick any rim other than a mustang rim. im just tired of seeing mustang wheels on rangers...

are you thinkin of gettin it?
I don't know, I miss not having a project and the ranger was fun to work on. The problem: I picked a car that already has a bunch of goodies on it, so to some extent it's boring Sure, it's decently quick, handles great, but "I" didn't make it like that. I know, I know what y'all would say- I could make it quicker, make it handle better, get into the 'euro scene'- but that isn't me. So i'm just brainstorming, if you will.
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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
dont take what i said the wrong way. I was just saying i liked his idea. not saying lowering is a bad idea.. but

SAS FTW.
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dont take what i said the wrong way. I was just saying i liked his idea. not saying lowering is a bad idea.. but

SAS FTW.

No I didn't take it the wrong way at all, seriously I was eyeballing one that carmax has.. 2003 Fx4 Lvl2, bright red with the red two tone seats and twin sticks. I just wouldn't use it to it's true potential I mean if I was back in Galveston it would be nice to have for running around on the beach with, but im in the hill country atm..
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That front valance says change me.

fixed it.
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Bwester04..

I'd finish off the bodykit, rollpan. I like that Valiance, but WTF was ford thinking when they put it on that truck without the rest of the truck having the body done? It looks like a stupid snowplow or cow-tosser on the front of a train.

I see the inbreds already had their say so.. Instead of stupidity, I'll add something intelligent while their pro-creating with their families. Git-R-Dun!

Being on coils, you start off with a huge advantage then where I did with T-bars. I would find a local shop that could twist up some 950-975lb springs with an inch of drop in them. I would keep the 15inch wheels for the sole purpose of ' tire selection '. Theres MANY good tires in a 15 size that would handle quite well on the roads. Their CHEAP in cost so ripping them up is way less expensive then what a 17, 18 or 20 inch tire would be. As Chris ( Gumby ) stated.. The whole mustang wheel theme is so overdone. I'm tired of my Terminator Wheels.

You could take an inch or 2 out of the back with a custom set of leafs that could also be rated to a higher load capacity.

Traction bars can be bought for 80$ ( Lakewoods ) from Summit and fabbing up a simple Pan-hard rod to keep the rear centered and from not coming out would be a simple task as well.

Sway bars.. the front already has one ( Roush is the same factory part ) and if you use a panhard out back, a sway won't help all that much ( its nice to have, but with swaybars, traction bars and a panhard bar.. it gets tight for room ).

I wonder what those factory aluminum wheels would look like if the faces were powder coated a dark metallic gray with the lips/edges staying the factory aluminum color.

A lot of people posted about tuners, exhausts and a whole bunch of performance goodies.. but their pointless. A *stock* SOHC with a manual can overpower the tires right off the sales lot. Even with 3.55's out back, it can still spin them and chirp into second or third. Why buy all the goodies when the power isn't staying hooked to the ground/being effective?

Harness what the truck has to start, then build from there. It will keep good spirits through the whole build and less of a chance of disappointment/having to re-do things again as progress goes on.

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To me the truck already looks sporty and I would drop it a bit more. Its all in personal taste but that truck just says lower me.
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I really like the way the truck looks now. If it was my truck, I would not change much about it at all. I would tint the windows, put a OHC in it, and stuff like that. I really like the way that truck looks and would trade mine in a heart beat for it.

What motor is in it? If I had the money, I would either turbo or super charge it.
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Get out of here with that lowered trucks are crap BS. Obviously the original poster had a lowered truck and seems like thats the path he wants to take with the new ride. End of story no reason to say trucks are only meant to be lifted.
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first thing change the bed... i hate mazda beds...

next lower it, some 18x10 and 18x9 with some tint then drive it
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I really like the way the truck looks now. If it was my truck, I would not change much about it at all. I would tint the windows, put a OHC in it, and stuff like that. I really like the way that truck looks and would trade mine in a heart beat for it.

What motor is in it? If I had the money, I would either turbo or super charge it.
That's pretty much my take on the truck. It has the 3.0L but with a manual, so it isnt that bad. I would throw the same bolt ons that I had on my 2000- Nothing too complicated at all.
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4/5 drop and then performance mods...GIT-R-DUN
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id say actually get the stx and enjoy it, especially being one of the few on here to actually have one.

cuz i know if i ever had the chance to really afford another vehicle, it would be an stx or some green stickered jeep
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i would GenX it



bag it, thunderbolt sideskirts, roll pan, 20" boyd wheels


best wheels he ever had on the truck IMO
Who's Truck is This??? I need to talk to them badly.... I have an 06 Ranger STX Extended cab ranger with a 4/5 drop running 18's all the way around... pics will be posted tomorrow as I am at work and didn't have time to upload last night when i finished the drop...
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Axle flip and you hit the bump stops if you put a decent load in the back.
Who did an axle flip? I'm speaking of changing the leaf itself.
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Who did an axle flip?
i did, and i haul 6 full size argon bottles to and from the welding supply on a regular basis......i didnt even cut my bumpstops.....
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