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You all know the Ranger is gone, but it's gone for a good reason. Commuting with a lifted truck spending $400+ a month on gas even with cheap prices was no longer reasonable. Not only the fuel, but it killed through my tires (33x12.5R15 BFG KM2) and I was not going to run a more highway-friendly tire, it would look stupid.

Anyways, here's its replacement. 2014 Toyota Corolla S-Premium (fully loaded) picked it up as a 2014 leftover with 13 miles for a deal I couldn't pass up. Double din headunit, factory LED headlights, moon roof, back up camera, etc. I went to buy oil for my dads car and walked the lot for the hell of it, ended up buying the car lol.

I picked the car up on Monday evening 12/29 and it had 13 miles and now its Friday 1/2 and it already has 482 miles. Yeah, screw driving the ranger that much anymore.

I'll probably end up buying another E4, but one I won't give a **** about and like I said, I'll be sticking around. This place is "home"


Onto the pictures. Yes, all of these mods happened in under a week







BUGGMAN LEDs FROM E4 (waiting on my interior ones from Terry)


35% tint (looks darker than it is because the car is white and the interior is black)




WeatherTech DigitalFit Floorliners




Lamin-x fog light covers (yellow) to protect the lights during the winter from chips, cracks, etc.


Fog bezel off


Bezel still off, passenger side with lamin-x installed


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Not much else will be done to the car because its purpose is to commute efficiently, but the things left to do are:

-New horns
-Ventshades
-Fog light LED conversion
-Thule Roof Rack
-MAYBE a slight drop
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Not much else will be done to the car because its purpose is to commute efficiently, but the things left to do are:

-New horns
-Ventshades
-Fog light LED conversion
-Thule Roof Rack
-MAYBE a slight drop
-E4 paint
-Stickon vents
-Underbody neon
-Stickers
Fixed it for you
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But really, that's a good looking car. You're right about the tint looking darker on a white car. I have 20% on the front and 5% on the rear windows of the Fusion and they all look blacked out lol
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Fixed it for you
haha they do make a red one but its not THE red
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But really, that's a good looking car. You're right about the tint looking darker on a white car. I have 20% on the front and 5% on the rear windows of the Fusion and they all look blacked out lol
Yeah it was a no brainer getting it. If i was spending that much money on gas and i had a V8, i wouldn't be complaing but a tuned V6...not so much lol.

yep everyone thinks its 20 all around until they get inside. on the ranger I'd have to lean forward turning onto my road at night cuz i couldn't see **** but in this i don't even have to move since the tint is lighter.
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I think it would definitely look good dropped an inch or 2. Do the light covers affect the light output?
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Btw.. it's a sick looking car.
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Yeah it was a no brainer getting it. If i was spending that much money on gas and i had a V8, i wouldn't be complaing but a tuned V6...not so much lol.

yep everyone thinks its 20 all around until they get inside. on the ranger I'd have to lean forward turning onto my road at night cuz i couldn't see **** but in this i don't even have to move since the tint is lighter.
What kind of mileage are you getting?

I'm stripping all the tint off the Ranger and doing it like my Fusion. 2% all around was fun for a little while, but I'd rather be able to see. I couldn't even see the side mirrors at night unless the road was really lit up.
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I think it would definitely look good dropped an inch or 2. Do the light covers affect the light output?
Yeah I do too. I've seen a few on a huge forum that were dropped and some that were slammed. I'd only do coilovers though and the ones I'd get are 1500 lol. The lamin-x doesn't affect the output too much at all. They make it in clear as well as the other shades you see on the packaging in the pic. They're cut to size for your vehicle too

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Btw.. it's a sick looking car.
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What kind of mileage are you getting?

I'm stripping all the tint off the Ranger and doing it like my Fusion. 2% all around was fun for a little while, but I'd rather be able to see. I couldn't even see the side mirrors at night unless the road was really lit up.
I got 39 mpg today driving from MA to CT and back. 2% is pretty much like spray painting your window lol damn
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What kind of mileage are you getting?

I'm stripping all the tint off the Ranger and doing it like my Fusion. 2% all around was fun for a little while, but I'd rather be able to see. I couldn't even see the side mirrors at night unless the road was really lit up.
2%, why not paint it black, it'd be cheaper
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I got 39 mpg today driving from MA to CT and back. 2% is pretty much like spray painting your window lol damn
That's pretty good. I usually get 30-32 highway in mine.

Haha yeah, 2% is only nice during the day. Sucks at night. The guy that tinted my windows had a 4 door Blazer that had triple 5% on the cargo area windows, double 5% on the rear doors, 5% on the front doors, and 35% on the windshield. He told me he never drove it at night after trying to back it down his driveway the first time. Tree took the back bumper out lol
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Lol I'll be getting another Ford in the near future. Need to have a truck around
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step up your Raptor game son
Raptors are hyped up too much, Id never buy one. Only new truck Id get would be a king ranch f150
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well its an import...but at least you'll be saving loads of money from not fueling up so much
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Yup import is the way to go. Next on the list is a tacoma or 4Runner
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hows the output of those heads...all i know is they are bright as ****
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haha yeah, A raptor would be cheaper! I'd never buy a brand new truck,waaay too expensive. 50-60+ grand..barf

back on topic. its needs a little tunable coilover love and nice set of white TE37's :)
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hows the output of those heads...all i know is they are bright as ****
Haha yes they are. People have flashed their highs at me a few times already but I win the battle when my highs go on. The output is pretty impressive, great range and perfect cutoff with the projectors.

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haha yeah, A raptor would be cheaper! I'd never buy a brand new truck,waaay too expensive. 50-60+ grand..barf

back on topic. its needs a little tunable coilover love and nice set of white TE37's :)
Lol yeah they're expensive and I also wouldn't want a brand new truck. Slightly used would be ideal.
I've been looking at coils already but idk if I'll do it yet. Id do gunmetal wheels, not white. That'll be too much white lol.
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I'm surprised you haven't posted that you priced an E4 wrap job.
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I'm surprised you haven't posted that you priced an E4 wrap job.
Haha, awesome. That will protect the paint right? Sounds like a good investment.
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I'm surprised you haven't posted that you priced an E4 wrap job.
It's whatever the price is for a case of plastidip up there. Heard he was going to do that instead.
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