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I like the look.
The OEM Steppie chrome bumper is up for sale if you know anyone looking ?
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Wow! Grev what do you do in your spare time? LOL!
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Wow! Grev what do you do in your spare time? LOL!
The house in MA, the house in CA, the shop, the Shed and the yard !

Then I find time to work on the truck.

I can’t sit still for long, it is a curse more than a good thing.

The Rear Bumper is a new prototype from Custom 4x4 Fabrication in OK known here as C4x4.
Mike, the owner, is a good guy, does great work and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for a quality product.
We worked together to come up with this bumper for the Ranger Steppie and with slight mods it can be adapted to a Styleside Bed Ranger.
I still have the C4x4 front bumper to go, the design of the rear bumper is suppose to compliment the front, sort of match.
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The house in MA, the house in CA, the shop, the Shed and the yard !

Then I find time to work on the truck.

I can’t sit still for long, it is a curse more than a good thing.

The Rear Bumper is a new prototype from Custom 4x4 Fabrication in OK known here as C4x4.
Mike, the owner, is a good guy, does great work and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for a quality product.
We worked together to come up with this bumper for the Ranger Steppie and with slight mods it can be adapted to a Styleside Bed Ranger.
I still have the C4x4 front bumper to go, the design of the rear bumper is suppose to compliment the front, sort of match.
Rangers can become a obsession,that's for sure.Ha Ha!
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The Back Rack is painted and mounted.
Wiring is I place for the backup lights, the high mounted directionals and the new third brake light but not hooked up.
Still one more piece of metal added to the lower section of the Back Rack.

Can't find the pic of the rack mounted up but need to look for it.

Things are getting tight fixing up the MA house, weather vs time, so I may not get to my other projects, will have to transport them all to CA, something to do out there.
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Looking Good.
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The after shot is not the best view but as soon as I add the two additional pieces of steel tot eh rack and get the wiring done I will post a new picture.
You can notice the upper hoops added, the high directionals, the new Bed/Work/Backup Lighting and the wiring harness (lower left side of rack) that needs to be hooked up.
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Looks good. I think some sliders or custom step bars would look great with that rack and bumper!
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Looks good. I think some sliders or custom step bars would look great with that rack and bumper!
I agree but with the list of mods left to do it will be a while and the wife has trouble getting in (4” lift) so I can’t get rid of the OEM Step Bars until I am ready for the new.

I was thinking 2x4 ¼” wall tubing for the slider itself, with 2x2 receivers on the frame so I can replace if needed or just remove when needed.
Full length between wheel openings and cut the ends for the wheel opening angle.

Another project on the list of things to do.

Fixing up the house in MA and getting ready to sell is taking up a lot of time, almost like a job, the wife is a slave driver.

thanks for the ideas, it is on the list of Ranger To-Dos.
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Did a rough mpg calculation, 10.3 gals of gas and got 187+ miles, that's 18 mpg with the new gears.
Once things have broken in and the new tires and rims are on we will see about 20 mpg again; would be nice.
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New tire and rims... BFG ATs, yes 15" wheels.
Ride is good, alignment was done made a lot of difference in noise in the cab.

The truck is fun to drive again !

I am adding pieces of steel to close in the lower loops on the Bak Rack. Was thinking a straight piece from the middle hoop to the lower bar, thinking now of following the roof line, then a quick bend in and attached to the lower bar. Thinking too to bolt them on.

MA House is in remodel mode but everything take longer than planned.
We have to wait until mid January before moving... might as well spend the whole winter.
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can't wait to see the pics of the new rim/tire combo. I know you said 15's, but what kind of rims did you get?
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AXS Teflon, I believe made by American Racing.
I was looking for a dark look, was going with 15" slotted wheel similar to last set but wanted black, was thinking painting them or getting them anodized.
Looked for black wheels on the web and found the Mojave AXS Teflon, liked them but still getting used to the dark wheels over the shiny ones.
No pictures yet but will try soon.

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We need to hire a photographer for you Grev, it takes you too long to snap a pic and update your build :p you just like keeping us in suspense.
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I know too long for the pics... Sorry bout dat !

Too much going on at the moment, I hope to get caught up on the pics once the remodeling is done and then there is the move to SoCal.

I hope to do better.

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Only update so far is the front bumper is on, been on for awhile, painted needs to be power coated.
Pics are on the computer not on the iPad so no pics posted... YET !
My new Shop... (Forever getting permits and getting it built here in CA), is almost up. Frame work is up, waiting for outer sheathing, shouldn't be too long !

Did find out one thing... If anyone remembers I was having a problem with extreme bump steer. Blamed it on the tires, tire pressure, the SkyJacker rear leaf springs, even the shocks. Replaced the shock with the adjustable type, same length as the shocks supplied with the kit, still had bump steer. Started thinking that there may have been some problem with the 31 spline, FX4 axle I put in BUT that was ok. So here in SoCal shops won't work on lifted truck unless the kit was a bolt on certified lift kit... BS but it is as it is. I took it to a local "Off Road Warehouse" started asking questions about lift kits, ride, and who repairs mod'd truck... Of course they did. I asked about the bump steering problem and they suggest they would look at it for free, ok, free's for me. The said the rear shocks were the wrong size, and suggested new ones from FOX. I let them order what they determined to be the correct shocks, took the truck in to have them install them and got a call, can't finish because one of the shocks was too short, different size shock needed for the rear of the axle. Ok here we go more money needed, right, not ! They got a longer shock for the rear installed it and what do you know... No more bump steer, WOW !
Ok where is this going... ALWAYS, if you aren't doing the work on it yourself, take your truck to a shop that knows what a Lifted Vehicle is and how to address the problems that arise from the lift and Off Road Warehouse is one of those shops.
The truck rides decent again, a little stiff but so am I, so we work together and I am happy with the truck again, feels like a new truck !

So much for where I am now, when the shop is finished I will post some pictures of the shop, the truck and where I am going.

Thks for listening !
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this thread needs updates and more pictures! lets see that pretty truck
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Updates are great but you need time to do it !
The shop has been Passed and Approved, now it needs electrification.
Sorry no updates, remodel is done on house, Shop is in, Garage upper Patio done, next is the back yard... then the truck will get back on the TO DO LIST !
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Just bought a new black bar type grill, working on it slowly, but it is something in-between everything else.
My STX Grill Insert didn't work out as I expected, although it was close to fitting it just didn't. I didn't get to bracketing but gave up and bought the bar unit.

I am also looking for a good, really good, set of HID Projectors for the EDGE, a lot of different ones out there, eBay and other Sites, but hard to follow which are good and which are not !
I have read a lot of post on the site about HIDs/Projectors but the pictures have gone the way of Photo Bucket and its quest for $$$ and are missing so hard to tell what is what.

As I have asked before any suggestions on Projector Headlights HID or LED (if good) please post or message.
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Go ahead and try https://www.theretrofitsource.com/

The seem to be very well regarded.
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Go ahead and try https://www.theretrofitsource.com/

The seem to be very well regarded.
Thanks, again a lot of info, I read and of course the ones I would like are the $400.00 LED Units... lol, NOT !

I need to talk to someone that know what to do, and how to do it !

Are there any instructions, a book, as to modifying light housings I already have and how to make the new LED Projectors fit ?
I read on the site you suggested and there install instructions but not specific as I want. Don't get me wrong, if I need to mod the light housings, I can do it but seeing the housings I have are almost brand new I want to know up front what I am getting into !

Maybe I should just find someone that can do or has done, the process already.

Again, thanks for the input oaths thread and other postings.

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The Retrofit Source is definitely the go-to place for projectors.

I believe there was a writeup on here at one time about how to do the retrofit, but I doubt the pictures are still available thanks to Photobucket.

I got mine from Mikerider, who did the retrofit himself and then put them up for sale on here. I'm sure he can give you a great deal of advice if you want to do it yourself. I've been very pleased with the set he did.
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The Retrofit Source is definitely the go-to place for projectors.

I believe there was a writeup on here at one time about how to do the retrofit, but I doubt the pictures are still available thanks to Photobucket.

I got mine from Mikerider, who did the retrofit himself and then put them up for sale on here. I'm sure he can give you a great deal of advice if you want to do it yourself. I've been very pleased with the set he did.
Do you have any pictures of the headlights ON at night or a comparison between the old and new ?

I searched, got a lot of reading but NO PICTURES... well some but not a lot !
I read where someone had done the swaps and does them now but not too many, I messaged him asking about it, maybe even getting a set done.
My problem is with the Housings, I spent the money and got a not so good pair of Spyder Projector Housings, I know, I know, but I do like the look, and I was thinking it would be good to have these upgraded with a better Projector Light. Only time will tell.
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