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KLC's 2008 Ranger Build

Alot has changed with my Ranger since the last uploaded pictures so I thought a project log was in order.

Here's a breakdown of what has/will been done:

4" Superlift
Coilover Conversion Hardware w/ Support Bars
Fox Coilovers w/ Hypercoils (Front)
6" Softride Skyjacker Leaf Springs
Fox Reservoir Shocks (Rear)
16" Buckshots w/ 33" Mickey Thompson MTZ's
Yukon 4.56's
Aussie Locker (Front)
Moog (All balljoints, tie-rod ends, upper arms)
Superlift Drive Shaft
3GD Sport Rotors and Greenstuff Pads (not yet installed)
Stainless Brake Lines
Limit Straps w/ Adjustable Clevis and Custom Mounts
08XLT4x4 Sway Bar Links
BakFlip HD Tonneau
Pop Lock
Infiniti FX Projectors w/ Bi-Xenon 4300K HID's (not yet installed)
Front Hidden Hitch w/ Custom Clevis
Switched over to Royal Purple
Painted Frame with Por-15
Took off Step-Bars and Mud-flaps

I don't think I'm forgetting anything.

Here's a progress picture:

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I should be completely finished within a few days (need to get alignment, etc.) and will get finished pictures next weekend at a meet.

Edited to add on 11/25/09:

Here's a few more progress pictures. I still need to level the front with the rear (sits two or three inches lower in front), touch-up the POR-15 in a few areas, get an alignment, and most of all a good wash and fresh wax. I will add full vehicle shots this coming weekend once I get everything finished and detailed.

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Edited to add on 11/29/09:

Here are a couple full truck shots. They are not very good since I just took them and it is dark outside, but I will get day pics tomorrow.

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Edited to add on 12/03/09:

A couple snow pics from tonight.

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Edited to add on 12/06/09:

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Edited to add on 12/19/09:

More here:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...mit-strap.html

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...iled-pics.html

Last edited by KLC; 12-19-2009 at 07:46 PM.
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More freaking pictures dammit!!!!!!
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that thing is going to be BADA$$!!!
cant wait to see it!
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More freaking pictures dammit!!!!!!
I just came in and it was dark when I took that picture so that's all I really have right now. I took two more, but they are basically the same as the one I posted. I'll get some more tomorrow.
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I hate you and your teasers. Sounds like you've spent quite a bit of money on it so far.
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I hate you and your teasers. Sounds like you've spent quite a bit of money on it so far.
There's not much more to see at the moment since I'm not finished. If I would have realized how much money this project was going to take I probably would have never started it.
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It might have cost you a lot but in the end you'll step back and be damn glad you did it.
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It might have cost you a lot but in the end you'll step back and be damn glad you did it.
No doubt, I love how everything is turning out!
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No more pics. I wanna be the first to see it haha.
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I just came in and it was dark when I took that picture so that's all I really have right now. I took two more, but they are basically the same as the one I posted. I'll get some more tomorrow.
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There's not much more to see at the moment since I'm not finished. If I would have realized how much money this project was going to take I probably would have never started it.
I'll take it off your hands.
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lol no prob if its not finished weel see progress pics then!

btw hows the 4.56 gears with 33s ? im thinking bout that setup for my truck. as im not really into 4.10 w/ 33s....
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Been waiting for this thread... Looks good
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we do need more pics!
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we do need more pics!
I'll definitely get some tomorrow.

At least now I have something to show. I got most everything finished up today. Just need to install the new driveshaft, touch up the frame where I ground off the paint, adjust the coilovers to level, install the rear shocks, and get an alignment. Almost there!
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lol no prob if its not finished weel see progress pics then!

btw hows the 4.56 gears with 33s ? im thinking bout that setup for my truck. as im not really into 4.10 w/ 33s....
I'll be sure to let you know, but I think it is the way to go.
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looking good bro, you gona make it this weekend?
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looking good bro, you gona make it this weekend?
Thanks, and yes. Maybe we will have time to do a little offroading.
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common slacker, wheres the update pics??????????
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common slacker, wheres the update pics??????????
You're right, I am. I have not forgot, it's just too dark by the time I get home from work. I will get some soon though. I have a long weekend coming up so I will have some by Friday at the latest.
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Update pics in original post.
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Looks great dude! Can't wait to see it.



Oh and BTW .......MTZs FTW. LOL!
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good god does this truck leave a garage?? to clean
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Looks great!!

You may wanna take up some of the slack in those brake lines. Looks like they could get snagged on something.

...and please take those rims back! lol
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There is a little bit of dust on some of the brackets, I need to clean it off.

On a serious note, yes, it does. Pressure washers work wonders. Not to mention, most everything is freshly painted and/or brand new.
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