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Old 08-23-2013
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2003 Ford ranger 4x4

Planning on making a project ranger, Nothing major, Just a lift and tires to start and see where it goes from there!

Lucky approves!

Trying the 4x4


the result
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Old 08-23-2013
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I remember saying nothing major, that was 4 years and thousands of dollars ago

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Old 08-25-2013
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Cool shades. Nice truck, too.
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Old 08-25-2013
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I remember saying nothing major, that was 4 years and thousands of dollars ago

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Lol, I think in total I've spent just more than $2000 in the last few years between pre key, tires, coils and AAL. I'm sure if I man'd up and did a superlift also I'd be up near 4k too.
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Old 08-25-2013
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Lol yes same here. Second round for me too. More to come too -__-
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Old 08-25-2013
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I remember saying nothing major, that was 4 years and thousands of dollars ago

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yea i remember saying the same thing about my ranger...look how that truck turned out....lol
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"1994 ford ranger 3"body lift.3" suspension lift 5l motor and tranny needs finishing have all parts needed to finish, have no time to finish great project body and chassy in excellent shape call for details. 500.00 or best offer"

Think this is a good buy? possibly some good parts for my 03? Box is getting a little bad on the top rail mounts on mine. nice tires and rims on it also. Could sell the motor and almost make my money back
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He also said the 5.0 is in the truck, just needs to be bolted down and wired up, Probably a lot more has to be done then he is letting on, but still worth 500 bucks obo i think!
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Didnt get much "upgrades" done to the truck since the winter hit.

Did get a chance to put a set of leafs on, new shackles, and a few ball joints. And cranked the T bars.

So this is how it sits now.


Some things have been getting in the way of spending money on the truck


Hoping to get a lot more done once the snow is gone.

Kinda leaning towards a key and AAL lift even though Ive heard bad things about them,

but i cant get my hands on a superlift that can be shipped to canada.

First things first im going to get tires and rims.
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Finally spent some money on the truck. Upgraded to the Rancho rs5000 shocks all around. Going to get a set of Good year wrangler authority's this week. Anybody have any experience with these tires?
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Good looking truck. I've heard some good things about duratracs and the mtr's but i don't know anyone with authorities.

Also, gas cap door.
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Well, dropped some serious cash down on the ranger today! Bought a set of 265-75R16 Goodyear Wrangler Territories! Will post pics of them installed tomorrow, Anybody ever use bedliner to paint the front and rear bumpers? Thinking about doing it this weekend!
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Went ahead and bed lined the chrome, also tinted the corners on the front, came out better then I expected. Don't mind the overspray on the bumper, got rid of that after the pic
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Went ahead and bed lined the chrome, also tinted the corners on the front, came out better then I expected. Don't mind the overspray on the bumper, got rid of that after the pic
looking good!, I put bedliner on my step rails and rear bumper pad, been thinking about doing the front valance too. How are you liking the Rancho's? I am getting close to pulling the trigger on new shocks, but have been leaning towards the Bilsteins.
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Love the Ranchos! Only reason I didnt get the Bilsteins is because they weren't available in stores around here. and I didnt want to wait 3-6 weeks to get them haha. The Ranchos were a huge improvement, Gained about an inch of lift in the front due to sagged old shocks. They are a little stiff but really improve the handling of the truck!
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