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A Man, His Truck, and One Ambitious Adventure!

I have always enjoyed long road trips and I have always wanted to visit Alaska one day. Well next year I am planning on driving to Alaska in my truck! This build thread will show everything I do to my Ranger to prepare it for the trip.

The Truck:
2002 Ford Ranger Edge Extended Cab 4.0L V6 4x4 w/ 4.10 gears and 128,xxx miles

The mods to my truck as it sits now:
4 130watt KC slimlites
HID head and fog lights
K&N air filter
Airaid throttle body spacer
SCT tune
Flowmaster Dual exhaust
2 10" MTX thunderform subs in a ranger specific box
4 alpine door speakers
Sony head unit
1" Body lift
Belltech 6400 shackles
cranked torsion bars
bilstein 5150 shocks (had to swap in moog upper control arms to fit)
31 spline ford 8.8 axle with disc brake swapped in
Tonneau Cover
Reese trailer hitch receiver
LED third brake light
EBC Brake pads
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs 285/75/R16
Optima Yellow top battery

Planned Upgrades:
Superlift 4" Lift
Superlift Driveshaft
Skyjacker 6" Leafs
G2 Diff cover
Better front rotors and pads
SS braided front brake lines
Camper Shell
Roof Rack
CB radio
Navigation
spare tire mount
Winch
More lights

The trip will be around 20,000 miles and take a few months to complete.
Photo's will come soon
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Have been really busy for a while now and haven't been able to update the thread so as promised hare are the pictures.

When I first got my truck:


How it sat before the first round of upgrades:





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looks awesome
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Looks good man, are you gonna get different wheels?
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Damn that thing looks so tall now haha. Whats up next?
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E4 FTW. Truck looks good
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E4 FTW. Truck looks good
this forum will be overrun by E4's soon, I can already tell.
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this forum will be overrun by E4's soon, I can already tell.
Because E4 is the way to go. E4 or GTFO. Except Beard's truck. It can stay if it ever comes back.
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Because E4 is the way to go. E4 or GTFO. Except Beard's truck. It can stay if it ever comes back.
It's been napping in his shop, he still has it.
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It's been napping in his shop, he still has it.
I was wondering if he did. I knew he tried to sell it for a long time, just didn't know if he ever did. Maybe I'll buy it one day for the hell of it.
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I was wondering if he did. I knew he tried to sell it for a long time, just didn't know if he ever did. Maybe I'll buy it one day for the hell of it.
Collect damages by suing the shop building your truck for emotional distress (you know what I'm getting at) and buy zachs truck....after yours is done
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Cool build! I've been thinking about taking a big road trip once I get done with school.
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Collect damages by suing the shop building your truck for emotional distress (you know what I'm getting at) and buy zachs truck....after yours is done
You may be on to something with that
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