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Old 01-30-2012
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cookiemonster's power ranger

Kinda new to the forum....i've been lurking for awhile. Figured id start a project thread since my ranger will be under going alot of changes!

Plans for the truck;
install 3" bl
33x10.5x15
custom bumpers
rock sliders
new fogs
new wheels
leveling kit

future plans due to expenses:
6" skyjacker suspension lift
SAS....dana 30 from a jeep
35's
prerunner fenders
prerunner bedsides
warn 10,000lb winch
beadlocks
chevy leafs


Ok so ill get started on whats been done so far....


new ball joints, TRE's, u joints, trans mount, hangers and shackles, all brakes and lines, new clutch, and new batt

I had to do a seat swap...i went from buckets with center console to a solid bench....i had to swap to a bench because i have to bring my little brother to day care every once in a while and its just easier with a bench.
no pics of old interior...sorry


Picked up a roll bar for it off a buddy of mine for 30 bucks!
Cut out the bedliner to where it will be mounted and bolted it in, fog lights on it came with it but they're junk. One is missing a bulb and the other doesn't work.


Tried to paint my fender flares black because they were faded. I painted them and the white areas pulled through the paint :(

Ok now onto a couple of pics of the truck itself






No rust what so ever....i love it!

Any question, comments,ideas, contrustive critism is always welcome.

will be updated with leveling kit these weekend
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Looks like a nice project.
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Thanks, not to much of a project as i still drive it but it should be fun!
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wheres budd lake? im in eatontown
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Nice start, I like that style 4x4 grill.
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Looks like a good starting point. Good luck with it!
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Thanks! I gotta get a leveling kit or new springs badly, because the PO had a plow on it from what im told. So the front end squats so bad that the TTB is bottoming out on the frame...Not good! so hopefully that should be taken care of in the next week. I also started on my bumpers, got the plans all drawn up measurement taken, metal is cut just waiting on wire for my welder. So i should be pretty busy this weekend! ill keep you guys posted and try to snap some pics in the process.
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wheres budd lake? im in eatontown
Im about an hour northwest of you.......at the edge of morris and warren county.
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Sounds like a good project.

Take you time and do it right.

And get 33 x 12.50 tire, it looks better on the Ranger.
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Dont worry it'll be done right.....cuz who likes doing stuff twice!
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did the tow hooks come like that on your truck or did you do it?
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did the tow hooks come like that on your truck or did you do it?
Thats the way i got the truck....i think its a plow frame but not sure because it bolts to the front of the frame before the bumper.....
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Dont worry it'll be done right.....cuz who likes doing stuff twice!
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did the tow hooks come like that on your truck or did you do it?
I had a ’95 with the same setup in front… was for a tow bar.
The truck was towed behind a camper and used to run around once they got to their destination.
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ok thanks i think ill just put a hole through my frame and get a new valance then put some tow hooks in.
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I had a ’95 with the same setup in front… was for a tow bar.
The truck was towed behind a camper and used to run around once they got to their destination.
That would make sense....because there is no way anyone could plow with that setup, they would just wind up bending the frame. I think i might leave it on and put some d rings on it and use them as tow hooks!
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That would make sense....because there is no way anyone could plow with that setup, they would just wind up bending the frame. I think i might leave it on and put some d rings on it and use them as tow hooks!
Is there like a trailer hitch electrical connector in the front somewhere ?
Mine had a std four pin wire harness, must have connected to the trail plug on the tow vehicle, whatever it was.

Clean it up, add the Clevis’ and see how things work out.
Remember that tow point was designed for a rolling vehicle not a hard pull.

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Is there like a trailer hitch electrical connector in the front somewhere ?
Mine had a std four pin wire harness, must have connected to the trail plug on the tow vehicle, whatever it was.

Clean it up, add the Clevis’ and see how things work out.
Remember that tow point was designed for a rolling vehicle not a hard pull.

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Not sure if has a four pin plug up front but i know it has a 7 pin trailer plug and a 4 pin trailer plug out back.....the only thing i see in the front is a block warner, that's right i said it a block warmer lol, will keep in mind what you said about towing etc
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Ok, so a little bit of an update! just ordered my RC 4" in suspension lift and got some second hand tires for free so she should be lifted by the end of this week and ill have pics up. Also got everything else needed for the BL so that should be taken care of this week as well.

I got 2 shitty cell pics of the tires for you guys
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How are you going to fit 38's on 4" lift?
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...It'll be 7 inches with the body lift. I might not even run them, just gonna test fit after the lifts and go from there, like i said i got them for free so not really worried about it, if theyll fit with room ill use them if it's to tight then ill send them on there way!
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hes going to do it very carefully
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Has gears crossed you mind yet?
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Has gears crossed you mind yet?
Yea, but not quite at that fork in the road yet. most likely won't be using the tires until i do the SAS. I am going to look at a set of bfg 35's tomoro. If not ill just run stock tires untl i find something more suitable!......Any advice for the install of the suspension lift?
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...Not sure if this has anything to do with anything...but i took a tape measure to those super swampers i got....the tape read 33.5...possible the numbers were cut wrong? Or do i have a lying tape measure?
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So they weren’t 38”s ?
Some tires when worn out are 1.5” shorter… most of the tread is gone.
A friend of mine had a telephone number of 3533 and he alway remembered it by “worn out 35s are 33” tall”… lol.
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