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My 97, 2.3

This is what I plan on doing. I just got the truck about 6 months ago and I'v always wanted to do this to a ranger. Sorry about the spelling, and i need some help on what I should get/use for engine overhaul and upgrade, as with the suspention. ANY help as to what I Should do would be greatly welcomed. Money does not grow on trees so i do plan on this taking a vary long time, but i will upload pictures when install upgrade.

P.S- Were here because we like our trucks because the express ourselves. the is me expressing me. So if you have any inaproperiet comments, grow up or move on. Other than that, sit back and watch another peace of art being made.

Truck Specs:
-1997 Ford Ranger 2.3L, 4cyl
- 4x2,
- 5 speed
- Step side
- Hunter Matallic green

Tires/Wheels:
Winter:
- Stockies
Summer:
- Chrome Cobra Rims: 3-18x10, 2-18x9 (HAVE)
- Tires 275/35 R18 (pic) (need new tires)

Exterior Mods:
- Smoked Projector Headlights
- Smoked Corner Lights
- Smoked Fog lights
- Smoked Bed Light
- Rollpan with Brake Lights
- Shaved Stock Brake Lights
- 60" L.E.D Brake Light Bar
- Billet Grille
- Hard Top Tonnue Cover
- Back-Up Cam
- Driving Cam
- .5% Tint Rear Side and Rear Windows
- 35% Tint Front Side Windows
- M3 L.E.D Mirriors
- Blitz Front Bumper

Interior Mods:
Cab:
- Sunroof
- Black and/or Green Racing Bucket Seats
- 5pt. Racing Harness
- 5" tach w/ Light (HAVE)
- 3 Pod Piller
- Air/Fuel Guage
- Boost/vac Guage
- Oil pres. Guage
- 4-12" L.E.D Green Neon Poles
- 1- 3' L.E.D Green Neon Pole
Bed:
- 3- 3' L.E.D Green Neon Poles

Audio/Video Mods:
- 8" Double Din w/ GPS, DVD, Front/rear Cam TV
- 3-10" Fosgates
- 2-6" Round Fosgate door speakers
- 2-4x8 Oval Fosgate rear speakers
- 2 1000w fosgate amps
- Monster Cable wiring kit

Engine Mods:


Suspension Mods:
- 4" Front Drop
- 5" Rear Drop

Custom Mods:

Miscellaneous:

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wheels in pics arent cobras, they are mach 1 wheels fyi. looks good with them but needs lowered
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lol did u see the cobra emblem? and yea i want to put a 4" front 5" rear drop for it
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Lol. Just a little center cap thing. It can b changed. Doesn't mean they cobras.
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o0o0o0o0o WTF! wicked gay. lucky i spent 250 for 5. on them with tires
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thats still not bad lol, their still nice wheels, also im guessing their 17's and not 18's unless their aftermarket i beleive they only came in 17's stock.
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well the tire size is 275x35 r18
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oh well, regardless, they'll look good with a drop.
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yep yep. do u no if you can change control arms to beams? i found a DJM dream beams on ebay for like 200 and DJM flip kit for rear for 250
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not sure on that. lowering isnt my expertise.
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new tach, 5" things bigger than i thought.... i dont no where i have the room to put it. haha. im ganna mess around with it today ill have pics later.
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so got to trying to install the tach today. got it mounted. but can figure out what wires to slice. iv been looking online and it sayd to cut and connect the green to the tan and yellow one. behind the cluster. is this right? than just ground the black. where do the white and red wires go?
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