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Ok going with black plastic and 03 style valance. Thanks for the info guys. If anyone thinks different let me know.

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Went Mt. Biking and got some pics of the RANGER!

Here are some things done to it in the past weeks.

Took off the toolbox and sold it (didn't like the look)
13% Window Tint added too all the windows.
Added 06 Tail Lights

Things in the mail:
06+ Ranger Badges
Weather Tech In channel Window Visors

Next mods before the end of the year:
Explorer Axle swap w/
Stop tech Brakes and Pads all around
Braided Stainless steel brake lines.
4.56 Gears
Detroit Truetrac LS
Heavy Duty Gear Cover
James Duff Traction bar
Replace the Stock Leaf springs and AAL/Block with a Skyjacker 6" Leaf springs and Belltech 6400 Cheby Drop Shackles. (Thanks for the help 08XLT4x4!)
Chrome Bumber with 01-03 Black Plastic Valance with Fog lights.
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Its looking really good! What questions do you have about installing the skyjacker leafsprings? i just got done doing that on my '08 and I love them, the ride is so much better. i have the Duff traction bars too and i am really impressed with them as well.
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Truck is looking great!!
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truck looks good I want to do the skyjacker springs too. I dont like the idea of having double blocks right now.
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truck looks good I want to do the skyjacker springs too. I dont like the idea of having double blocks right now.
DO it!!! You wont be disappointed, its worth the $450 for those things! IMO, these springs are the best thing you can do to the rear suspension of these trucks
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From what 08XLT4x4 says it's worth the buy! I plan on putting a tow hitch on my truck so if I decide to tow something I want to make sure my rear end is not going to fall apart. That's why I am going to build it up with all these parts.
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Thats my plan as well, next summer though. I should have my 33s on here shortly!
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Well cleaned the truck as well as polished the wheels today! Got a new part in today which was the Weather tech In Channel window visors! They look great and will come in handy this winter. I will get picks tomorrow.

Waiting for some more stuff in the mail:
06+ Ranger Badges
And I was always wanting a CB radio so I purchased my self a little system from RightChannelRadios.com Heres my setup:

Uniden Bearcat PC78 LTW
Features:
* Antenna Warning Light - Quickly alerts you to antenna problems or failure
* 7 NOAA Weather Channels - Find local weather information as you travel across the U.S.
* Weather Alerts - Receive tone-based alerts for severe weather even when operating on non-weather channels
* Dynamic Squelch Control - Improves communication quality and cuts down on background noise
* Mic Gain Control- Adjust sensitivity for optimal transmission quality
* RF Gain Control - Control receiving sensitivity to pull in or block out faint signals
* PA/CB Switch - Easy switching between CB transmissions and PA output
* TX/RX Indicator - Illuminates during transmission and reception
* Nine-Foot Mic Cord - A long-reaching cord allows you the freedom to mount and use your CB throughout your cab
* Backlit Controls and Display - Makes night operation simple and safe
* Instant Channel 9 - Access the emergency channel quickly and easily with a single switch
* 40 Channel Operations- Operates on all 40 standard CB channels
* Channel Indicator - Easily see the current channel
* Analog S/RF/SWR/Mod meter - Power and SWR meters both built-in
* Warranty - Two year extended manufacturers warranty

Firestick Firefly 4ft Antenna and the Fireflex 18ft coax cable w/fire ring and stud.

And Alon's trusty little Antenna Mod!
It wasn't that expensive either and they are going to upgrade the mosfet peak and tune it out. Ill show you how I'm going to mount it in the next few days!
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Sounds a lot like the same features that my Cobra 29 NX WX ST has, cool little toy. Get pics up of the visors, I want some put I don't really like the ones that just stick on the windows.
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truck looks great man. nice transformation
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Okie Dokie Gents I got some shot's of those In-Channel Window Visors from Weather Tech. There is no 3M tape to mess with since it goes from the back top edge to the bottom of the window where the mirror is. They hold is place very well and will work good this winter. I have two parts of my CB package in and just waiting for the CB radio itself since I had them Peek and Tune the radio.

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Nice man, do you have a link where you got those visors? How much were they? I need to get a new antenna this little 30" mag mount I have just doesn't cut it.
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Here's the link for where I got the Window Visors. They have alot of Information for a lot of their products. I'm going to get their floor mats this year as well before the winter. Very high quality products. My friend has a set in his Dodge Ram 4 door and they hold a lot of mud snow water and you can just rinse them off. Very deep mats as well. The bottom one is where I bought all of my radio equipment they have a lot of products and they are knowledgeable of what they do and have.

Weather Tech Products for Ford Ranger

Right Channel Radios
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55 isn't bad at all, found another birthday present haha. I have a super nice Cobra 29 thats fully loaded, I need to get it peaked and tuned though.
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Jordan, lets see that CB install!
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Ok here are some pics because you asked. Well I had the CB installed were the vents used to be and decided I didn't Like it because well the CB is freakin huge. lol Anyways I'm in the process of putting it in my center console and havnt finished yet. I got it to sit just right were its at but I have no idea how to bolt it down. It's pretty snug just sitting there but I will figure it out. I'm going to make a panel or block off plate out of carbon fiber to make it look pretty and cover the hole. It will then match the STX Radio Bezel I will get later down the road. On to the pics now

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I love the new Ranger Name Plate. Need to get 2 more from the dealer for the fenders.

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man...how did i miss this thread? your truck is gorgeous! that's the only green that i'd own....best lookin' ever.
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Cool stuff man, I sent you a PM on the 06 emblems.
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man...how did i miss this thread? your truck is gorgeous! that's the only green that i'd own....best lookin' ever.
Lol yeah its basically been me and him chatting haha, I have 24 posts in this thread.
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Lol yeah its basically been me and him chatting haha, I have 24 posts in this thread.
LoL it's great but I enjoy the info and help.

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man...how did i miss this thread? your truck is gorgeous! that's the only green that i'd own....best lookin' ever.
Thanks Shane, I always look at yours and drool!

But I promise you all this thread is going to get a lot more interesting by next Monday!
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Now i look at yours and drool! thanks man. that color is effin' awesome! i relate my color to yours.....mines blue, but looks black in pics....deep deep metallic blue. yours is deep deep metallic green. totally diggin it!
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Honestly I thought it was black until you posted those pics today lol.
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man...how did i miss this thread? your truck is gorgeous! that's the only green that i'd own....best lookin' ever.
ya seriously.. so much good information :D

looking amazing man
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I like your truck a lot man it looks great you have done a lot to it and it is really looking sharp. Keep up the good work
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