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I have been thinking about an offroad bumper for a while now... This looks closer to what I want also. I don't like the look of the winch bumpers very much so this is great. I'm excited to see it.
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How much did the sound deadening material set you back? and how many sq/ft?
This should give you all the information your after:

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This should give you all the information your after:




you spent 1K on sound deadening... My GOD that insane.

Ill just turn up my radio... lol

ive also been told you only need 100sq ft to do the truck.
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Worth it in my opinion for better interior sound quality, not only from the reduced road noise, but better sound from your speakers.

Also, it will help give your doors a more solid feel, instead of the hollow sound they have now

I'm preparing to sound deaden my truck, I wish I had a garage to do it all in, but I might have a shop do some until I get a garage of my own
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for 1K theres a long list of things id do before sound deadening my cab. 2-300, sure. but that's basically nuts. thats what i call cash to burn!
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I really hope you never want to sell your truck because you will not get anywhere near a decent return on everything you've pumped into it. Keep it and enjoy it is what I say... if you've got the money I dont see why not!
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You really are rich lol. Logan03CO has the nicest ranger on the road!
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Sick. I've been impressed with his bumpers since I first saw them. Can't wait to see yours on.
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Nice. I can't wait to see this. I've been looking at offroad bumper options
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I have been thinking about an offroad bumper for a while now... This looks closer to what I want also. I don't like the look of the winch bumpers very much so this is great. I'm excited to see it.
Yeah, out of all of the different bumpers I have researched - I liked his style the best by far.

Many of the others seemed way out of proportion for our trucks.
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ive also been told you only need 100sq ft to do the truck.
Sure, your right most people only need 100sq ft. - but, like everything on my truck - I tend to go slightly overboard!

The list goes on & on for this truck....

People don't need a front torsen LSD.
People don't need a coilover suspension.
People don't need 35's.
People don't need beadlocks.
People don't need full replacement rear springs instead of using any blocks,shackles, or AAL's.
People don't need a custom HID projector retrofit.

Just to name a few.

I'm so far past need on this truck it's not even funny.



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for 1K theres a long list of things id do before sound deadening my cab.
Haha - Yeah for most people that would be true. But - you see, I get bored after a while.

Hell, just a few pages ago, I purchased the Jimmi' Jammer setup purely because it was made for my truck & I didn't own it yet! I think I have a condition! LOL

I've done damn near everything to this truck - so when something 'new' catches my eye, lookout - I'm probably going for it!

And more times than not, it will be over the top & using some of the best items out there.


Like this bumper purchase - it will trigger an entire chain reaction (I can see it coming already):
  • Purchase Custom Front Bumper.
  • Finish the install of my Side Steps/Sliders.
  • Start the search for a matching rear bumper (Still Debating).
  • Have the bumpers & side steps professionally bedlined prior to final install. All mounting brackets will be powdercoated.
  • Purchase the 6" & 4" off-road lights for the front bumper.
  • Purchase a portable winch to use with the bumper.
I usually end up doing this stuff in big 'bursts' because I like to do everything related to a given project at one time.

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Well, I think I'm about to pull the trigger on these two sets of lights (for the bumper) shortly:

PIAA 5196 (Jegs - PIAA 5196) - 4'' Diameter, Intense White ATP (All-Terrain Pattern) Auxiliary Light Kit


PIAA 5296 (Jegs - PIAA 5296) - 6" Diameter, Xtreme White ATP (All-Terrain Pattern) Auxiliary Light Kit
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Cheap *** offroad lights? You need a ballin led bar son!

Truck - Buggy LED Lights - LED Light Bars

Lifetime warranty on these.
Light bars
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You do NOT mess around.... I continue to be amazed at the money you have to spend on your truck. It's awesome though haha.


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Cheap *** offroad lights? You need a ballin led bar son!

Truck - Buggy LED Lights - LED Light Bars

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There are cutouts in the bumper for 4" and 6" lights
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Cheap *** offroad lights?
LOL

Yeah, those ‘cheap *** offroad lights’ are 'only' like $500-600 worth of lights. LOL

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You need a ballin led bar son!
I would get an LED light bar (probably from Rigid Industries) if my bumper wasn't going to have the light buckets built-in (Like SteelDirigible mentioned).

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This is gonna look sooo good!
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LOL

Yeah, those ‘cheap *** offroad lights’ are 'only' like $500-600 worth of lights. LOL



I would get an LED light bar (probably from Rigid Industries) if my bumper wasn't going to have the light buckets built-in (Like SteelDirigible mentioned).
I would go with LED's for the bumper if your spending that much money. Truck lite makes a 4" LED that is badass and super bright. They may even make a 6" too. The 4" are about $200 a piece so $400 for the set.

Also Anzo makes badass LED lights too. Cheaper then the Rigid and just as good. They also have round ones.
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You do NOT mess around.... I continue to be amazed at the money you have to spend on your truck. It's awesome though haha.
LOL - Like I said, I just really like my toys!

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This is gonna look sooo good!
Thanks man!

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Does the PIAA 5196 fit a stock 01 bumper with the guard as well?
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roof rigid bar!


just sayin...
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roof rigid bar!
just sayin...
I barely clear my garage door as it stands right now! LOL

But really, those PIAA lights should work great to fill the light buckets in the front bumper.

It would be different if I was adding 'surface mounted' lights or something - Then it would be a setup from Rigid Industries for sure.
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Well, I just pulled the trigger for the entire SCT Pro-Racer Package for my truck (SCT Pro-Racer Package - Purchase Page) & as few other related goodies.

This setup will allow me to fully write my own custom tunes for my Ranger and upload them via my Xcal3.

I will have tons of learning to do, but I also purchased a tuning guide and the PRP instructional DVD (PSP Instructional DVD & Tuning Manual - Purchase Page) to hopefully help a little.

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The Pro Racer Software from SCT allows you to tune like the Pros. You get the exact same tuning software that SCT dealerís use. A single PCM package that gives the hardcore racer the control he has been dying to have. SCT Ford Tuning Software gives you COMPLETE control of the PCM for all your tuning needs.
Then, to complement the tuning software I also picked up the ZT-2 Zeitronix Wideband O2 sensor package w/ the optional remote display (Zeitronix Wideband O2 - Purchase Page).

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The ZT-2 is easy to hook up; you can run it with or without a gauge. Without a gauge you connect it to a laptop with a serial port or a USB>Serial converter and use Zeitronix excellent standalone software to monitor the engine. The software alone makes it worth the price. It constantly scrolls the display, using several different user definable displays. You hit <Enter> to start logging and <enter> to stop logging. Simple. Then you can review the logs for the entire run by scrolling back. You can pinpoint lean or rich areas and figure out exactly where they are on the MAF curve since you will log A/F and MAF volts as well as any of the other available logging items. It's a true datalogger disguised as a wideband. You have the option of either a rectangular display, which can display A/F, Lambda, Boost and EGT at the same time or two different round gauge options
I purchased everything from Don @ LaSota Racing for just under $850. He had great customer service (like always).

He also gave me the full unlocked version of my tune he made for me back in August, so I can tweak anything I need and/or want too myself - Once I learn WTF I'm actually doing!

This should be an interesting learning event!
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Nice, any certain reason you're doing this? Do you plan on doing major engines upgrades?
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Nice, any certain reason you're doing this? Do you plan on doing major engines upgrades?
Well, truth be told - I am thinking about pulling the trigger on the RP Caster supercharger kit. But I have been talking with Ron about turning up the volume a little on it.

If I would do it, I would come out of the gate with a brand new (fully remanufactured) M90 unit with 30# injectors, a larger 80mm MAF, the 2.8" pulley, water/meth injection to help control the extra heat, & the dual pulley assembly he offers to increase the belt tension to prevent slippage from the increased boost.

I already purchased a few of the smaller items (gauge pods, threaded IAT sensor & harness, etc.), and have been performing a fair amount of research on the products I would use.

But, even if I don't pull the trigger on all that (knowing me, I probably will sooner or later) I just want to learn more about the theory of tuning vehicles. It's something I have always been interested in, so I figured why not just go for it.
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That would be awesome, looking forward to seeing the progress.

I thought about diving into the 4.0 in a similar fashion, but I think I'm just going to get a 5.0 just for the aftermarket support.
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That would be awesome, looking forward to seeing the progress.
Thanks!

No matter the route I take - it should be fun!

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I thought about diving into the 4.0 in a similar fashion, but I think I'm just going to get a 5.0 just for the aftermarket support.
Yeah, I hear you - I always flip-flop on proceeding with the 4.0 adventure or going with a 'big time' V8.

That's why I sort of see the 4.0 as a chance to learn and is sort of a new opportunity.

But, if I were to perform a V8 swap - it would be using a new crate engine that has no business being in a Ranger (lol), and we are talking serious cash then.

I can't really go with the old 5.0's here in Colorado - because I would have to deal with emissions issues and all that other 'good' stuff.

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Thanks!

No matter the route I take - it should be fun!



Yeah, I hear you - I always flip-flop on proceeding with the 4.0 adventure or going with a 'big time' V8.

That's why I sort of see the 4.0 as a chance to learn and is sort of a new opportunity.

But, if I were to perform a V8 swap - it would be using a new crate engine that has no business being in a Ranger (lol), and we are talking serious cash then.

I can't really go with the old 5.0's here in Colorado - because I would have to deal with emissions issues and all that other 'good' stuff.
My swap will be a crate 5.0, new transmission, wire harness, the whole deal. I'm just going to rip out the stock harness and start over.

Once I get a new truck this fall the Ranger will have a chance for bigger projects, which means more money, but it will be worth it.
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