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Okay to thus consolidate my threads for everyone I will post everything here:

As you all may know I have a 2003 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II that is Twin Stick =]

meaning manual tranny and tcase.

Well here is the list as follows and pricing I have found:

HIDS ARE DONE - 10 - 7 - 2008

NEXT IS TO DO FOGS!!

Intake:
Volant Cold Air Intake - 379.99

Exhaust:
Magna Flow High Flow Cats - ?
Magna Flow Muffler - ?

Performance Monitor:
Scangauge II - 159.99

Chip:
X-CAL 2 - 379.99

Headers:
JBA Stainless Steel Headers - 379.99

Coil:
Screamin' Demon Coil Pack 4.0L - 89.99

Pulleys: - 379.99

4.0 ASP Underdrive Crank Pulley

4.0 Underdrive Water Pump pulley

4.0 Overdrive Alternator Pulley

Gatorback Belt for Air Conditioned vehicles

Exterior:
Sportsman 1-pc Grill Guard - 489.99

HID conversion - ?

Suspension:
KYB MonoMax Shocks - 51.95 ea

Billet Grille - 129.99

Clutch:
Centerforce DF Clutch - 419.88

Off-Road Lights:
KC HiLiTES SlimLites - 169.95

Current Upgrades:

Engine Now.
Sound System I Installed:








Well thats everything I can think of.. If anyone has any better pricing they know of please let me know.

As i do things i will update this with pictures and my own how-to's you could say.

thanks.

Any input is great.

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Well you want before and after pics? heheh.. or you want product pictures?
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all of the above
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Ill go get themm.. heheheh and im off.. brb with goodies for you okay?
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THere are some pictures for it now but nothing as to waht i have dont except for my system.
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Just me, i would leave off the brushguard and the headers...

brushguards I'm not a fan of, and headers IMO aren't going to do much w/o other mods (supercharger, etc)..not worth the price anyway.

and I would get an sctlivewire instead of a tuner and scanguage.

and DEFINETLY do HIDS, and scratch the KC lights, just get HID's with hi/lows...you won't need the KC's. All mine have broken (the offroad lights) and IMO dno't look that great
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sounds like a nice truck. looks like some good upgrades you have picked out there. what color is your truck? lets see some outside pictures
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Just me, i would leave off the brushguard and the headers...

brushguards I'm not a fan of, and headers IMO aren't going to do much w/o other mods (supercharger, etc)..not worth the price anyway.

and I would get an sctlivewire instead of a tuner and scanguage.

and DEFINETLY do HIDS, and scratch the KC lights, just get HID's with hi/lows...you won't need the KC's. All mine have broken (the offroad lights) and IMO dno't look that great
What do you recommend for HID's?

And on the other things i will surely look into it. I have heard headers can help alot with all the other upgrades??
Minus the s/c


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sounds like a nice truck. looks like some good upgrades you have picked out there. what color is your truck? lets see some outside pictures
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6000k HID's, just look on ebay, I bought mine a LONG time ago so I'm not up to date.

IMO, keep it as stock as possible.
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Are you doing anything with the interior??
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ooo like it, i would slap some tint on that baby. 5% all around is on my to do list
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Are you doing anything with the interior??
Hmm not really i love the FX4 seats already and the guages.. i really dont know what i would even do with the interior???

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6000k HID's, just look on ebay, I bought mine a LONG time ago so I'm not up to date.

IMO, keep it as stock as possible.
Why keep it stock??

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ooo like it, i would slap some tint on that baby. 5% all around is on my to do list
thanks.. Hmm i will thinking limo tint or something.
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Just don't do anything you might regret. Speaking from experience. Sometimes it's LESS that makes a vehicle more. I odn't like all the brush guards and window guards and running boards, etc. I like tasteful mods (not saying yours aren't), but I learned that money is best spent on suspension and wheels/tires. I ended up taking my engine mods off because they weren't lasting as long, for example my pullies started to squeak and howl at idle, even after a new belt they wouldn't stop. I am stock now and no noise what so ever. Same with efan.

For my next truck, it's lift/tires/wheels, bed (maybe linex) toolbox, exhaust intake programmer...thats it!
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I see.. well thanks for the advice on the pulleys cause i do live in a fairly wet place where they would take alot of wear in the winter.
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thanks.. Hmm i will thinking limo tint or something.
Good luck getting that passed on Safety. Utah is retardedly strict on tint. Mine on the Jeep measured at 37% and the limit he said was 42%. 37% is so light its hard to tell its even tinted. Freaking Utah.
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Just me, i would leave off the brushguard and the headers...

brushguards I'm not a fan of, and headers IMO aren't going to do much w/o other mods (supercharger, etc)..not worth the price anyway.


Are you crazy! I would do headers in a heart beat, its like getting a tuner, almost the same improvement.

but i do agree with you and the brushguard
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Wow i have never heard utah giving huge hassle.. good thing i have a nice mechanic haha.


And yeah headers i hear sound great and do great.. My question is do those bolts ever break and is it a simple swap?
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its not simple, and ive had one break on me. if you have a body lift its even easier.
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Yeah No BL for me im twin stick dont want to deal with extentions and stuff lol


But you said take off the tire and the inside fender well right?
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The level 2 twin stick setup is a true PITA with a body lift so I don't blame you for not wanting to do a BL on that truck.
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Yeah so i hear so i am stay with my stock height which is well not that low anyways..
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any new mods?
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any new mods?
The ever so lovely ziptie mod haha.

Right now I am looking at buying a scan gauge for me truck and

am looking for a good site to buy HID's cause i dont want to get cheap ones.
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The level 2 twin stick setup is a true PITA with a body lift so I don't blame you for not wanting to do a BL on that truck.
what did you ever do to your tcase shifter to get the boot to work?
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