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Old 03-31-2016
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The Cookie Monster Build

Hey guys, thought I'd make a project log for my truck, just recently named Cookie Monster... lol, I have lots of fun stuff in store for it.

I bought this truck last year for an unbelievable price with only 80 000km on the odo. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the first day I got it, but here are some pictures right after I lifted it.



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Then this past weekend I decided I'd bedline the rock guards, part of the tailgate, and the hood.





And here are the results!




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Looks good so far. Curious, though. I get the reason for the rock guards being bedlined, but why the hood?
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Looks good so far. Curious, though. I get the reason for the rock guards being bedlined, but why the hood?
Just for appearance, saw another ranger that did the same and thought it looked pretty good.
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Fender flares are now on. Does she look better with them on or off? Let me know what you think! :)

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Wheels went on today, light bar came in. This is how it looks.

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Here's a couple pics from last night's cruise and how it sits today after I finally built mounting brackets for my light bar


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Old 04-08-2016
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Little update on the truck here, I wired the light bar up and my god, it is bright. Best $100 I've ever spent in my life.
So I've decided I'm officially saving up for a Superlift, so I'm super excited about that, I hope I can get that soon. Anyone out there double lifted with 35's? If you are, post a pic of your truck, I'd love to see how it looks!
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Little update on the truck here, I wired the light bar up and my god, it is bright. Best $100 I've ever spent in my life. So I've decided I'm officially saving up for a Superlift, so I'm super excited about that, I hope I can get that soon. Anyone out there double lifted with 35's? If you are, post a pic of your truck, I'd love to see how it looks!

Moving right along, eh? Haha.


Trucks looking great!
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Old 04-09-2016
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Moving right along, eh? Haha.


Trucks looking great!
Thanks, haha yeah I can't wait any longer. I'll be doing some minor mods in the mean time.
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Thanks, haha yeah I can't wait any longer. I'll be doing some minor mods in the mean time.
It's a slippery slope. I love my super lift, but am itching to ditch the torsion bars. Haha
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It's a slippery slope. I love my super lift, but am itching to ditch the torsion bars. Haha
The only problem is the exchange rate to Canada is so shitty right now. So I might have to wait a bit until the dollar goes up. But yeah I heard coils are a much better ride.
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The only problem is the exchange rate to Canada is so shitty right now. So I might have to wait a bit until the dollar goes up. But yeah I heard coils are a much better ride.
Ohhhh, didn't realize you were in Canada. That must make buyin parts fun.


Yea, it's supposed to smooth out the ride a lot. Plus you gain a lot of break over clearance on a super lifted truck without the tbars hangin down there. (Looks a hell of a lot better too).
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Ohhhh, didn't realize you were in Canada. That must make buyin parts fun.


Yea, it's supposed to smooth out the ride a lot. Plus you gain a lot of break over clearance on a super lifted truck without the tbars hangin down there. (Looks a hell of a lot better too).
It makes buying parts extremely fun lol. Is your truck double lifted? Or just a superlift?

Yeah I totally agree, the tbars hanging down there don't look the greatest
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It makes buying parts extremely fun lol. Is your truck double lifted? Or just a superlift? Yeah I totally agree, the tbars hanging down there don't look the greatest

No, I just have the super lift/cranked torsion bars. I've tossed around the idea of throwing on a body lift, but there are a lot of things higher up on the list. Plus my 33s only have 2,000 miles on them.
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No, I just have the super lift/cranked torsion bars. I've tossed around the idea of throwing on a body lift, but there are a lot of things higher up on the list. Plus my 33s only have 2,000 miles on them.
What's higher up on the list? And let's see a pic of your truck!!
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What's higher up on the list? And let's see a pic of your truck!!


Got some cancer to take care of (drivers floor board is all but gone and the core support has seen better days), got a set of expo power/leather seats sittin in the garage to install, and I wanna clean up some of my wiring that I kinda half assed. Coil overs are in there somewhere to.






Sure! I never turn down a chance to ***** out the truck haha












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Haha damn nice truck man. Exactly what I want mine to look like.
You always have to jump at opportunities to ***** your truck out
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Haha damn nice truck man. Exactly what I want mine to look like. You always have to jump at opportunities to ***** your truck out

Thanks! She's gettin there.

Oh, Of course. Lol.
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So I thought I'd update this thread just letting everyone know what the current mod plans are, not in order.

* Explorer OHC Mod, not too sure where I can find one of these though.
* Nightshade on headlights/taillights.
* 4" Superlift, finally get that double lift on, will do the coil-over conversion as well.
* HID Conversion mod on headlights
* Change interior cluster lights to match the blue of my truck.
* Upgrade speakers, throw in subs and an amp, already wired for it.
* New grille, I have been looking for a full "honeycomb-looking" grille, but haven't had any luck.
* Neighbor is letting me use his welder, so I am possibly going to sketch up some ideas for a front bumper.

Next weekend I'm going to touch up a few spots of the bedliner I just recently did. The product that I used was extremely hard to use as it came in an aerosol can, and it came out a little "blotchy" looking on some spots of the hood.
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You can find the OHC in junkyards with everything you'll need, or you can find them on ebay. Have fun cutting into your headliner, lol
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So... I bought something...





Soon to be a part of that double lifted life
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So while waiting for my lift to ship, I've been gathering parts for this build.

Today I found a pair of Hankook Dynapro MT's (315/75/R16) with about 50% tread left. When I went to go look at them, it turned out that I knew the seller personally, so I bought all 4 on rims for $200.

So I'll be running those after the lift and regear.

I still need:
• Replacement Front Driveshaft
• 4.88 Yukon Gears for Front and Rear Differential
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Here's a picture I took with the 35's besides my current 33's.

Can't wait to be able to run these.

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While I wait for the stuff I ordered for my truck to arrive, I decided I'd tackle a mod this weekend. And so far, I'm glad I did.

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I'm also going to do the corners, but that will have to wait until tomorrow, I have to go drink some fireball.
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