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here are some pics of what i have done over time to my truck....im sure i missed some stuff but it is a good start....and more is defiantly to come...lol

day i brought her home
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added a tool box
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leather seats
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new stereo/ xm radio
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drove it as is for a wile...first flex...lol
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expo center console
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added avm hubs after my pvh ones left me stranded...
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cb
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different lo-pro toolbox
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drop in bed liner
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got some 31's and thought it was the coolest thing ever...lol
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chrome grill and different tires and wheels..(was borrowing the other set and the chrome grill came off immediately)
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ranger on tool box
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ruined my t-case skid so i made another
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first sound set up
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got a high lift and fab'd up some mounts
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picked up some 31 mud terrains so i sold the A/T's
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built a headache rack
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got some 32's on 18's for $140 so i used those for a wile
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wired up a bunch of lights
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mustang dome
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broke the cross pin in my 7.5....fixed it and used it for a wile
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got some tsl's and got high centered...lol
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rocker panel dents after holister hills
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chevy hood light
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made a mag light mounts similar to Alan's
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different deck
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different amp
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OHC and lighted visors
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expo 8.8 w/ L/S
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fixed my ebrake
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SUPERLIFT TIME
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rear shackles
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got some 33 mtr's from a buddy for $40
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someone slashed my mtr's so i got these 32's from a buddy for free
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hooked up a hand throttle
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drove up some steep hills...lol
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sold those 32 for $40 bucks and got these 31/13/15 bfg muds on chrome street locks for free with about 30% tread
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got a winch and fab'd up a mount
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mounted the box behind the grill
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traded those 31/13/15 bfg to a buddy that is selling his truck for his 32/11.5/15 on soft 8's with like 95% tread...
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broke a cv shaft
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put an aussie in the front and replaced the cv
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next day my radiator started leaking so i put an expo 5.0 one in (4 core)
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the next day i sunk my truck in the river and tore the whole interior out to dry
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2 inch wheel spacers
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gotta do something about this
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and that brings us up to today...i bought some 2 inch wheel spacers from a friend for $50 bucks (they are less than a month old) and my tires stick out like perfect now....but its too dark to take pics so ill have some in the morning...im sure im missing stuff but this is a good outline.....and a lot of money...lol

big thanks to R/F and TRS for all the help...with out these two websites and the people on it i would have a stock ranger on 31's and be happy...lol

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updated!!....and found those pics of me in the river that i thought got deleted....
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What did those leather seats come out of? an expo?
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no a saturn ion...lol
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how easy was that expo rad. to put in
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Nice seats, what year Saturn did they come out of?
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wow you change wheels and tires alot.
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haha...ya i have had quite a few sets...lol

i have no idea what year they came out of.,.....i saw them on craigslist and liked them so i made them fit...lol

and the expo rad was kinda a pain....i think i got one that was made for a truck that didnt have a/c so i had to move my lower mounts forward about 1/2 an inch...but if u got one that was for one with a/c it would bolt right in...
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nice progress
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thanks....the locker was a HUGE improvement....lol
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very original title
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lol....hey i added thread...lol
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just buff that bent skid plate out

get a good wax
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the pics of before and after witht he wheel spacers? ive been wanting 2" spacers since a while to stop rubbing on the sway bar.

looks great love ur truck!
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do u want some before and after pics?....not quite getting ur question..

and ya i really need to do a good wet-sand and buff the **** out of it and then do a good wax..lol...i wax it pretty often but it just fills the scratches for about a week....

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just buff the skid plate with some good wax

it will straighten itself out
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lol...i was talking about the truck....
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well for some reason i cant edit the original post to update it so here are some more pics

got a prerunner bar from a friend for $40
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6000k hid's
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bent tow package and frame so tow package is off and frame is mostly straightened with just stock bumper until i biuld a new one...
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broke my rack and pinion on the same trip i bent my frame so i put a new rack in....
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got my non-flag mirrors today...

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are those integra gsr seats and i like how you used that explorer console did you have to put in a short throw shifter in it
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how the hell did you bend the hitch? and again what seats are those?
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saturn ion seats...lol

and no i didnt have to do any thing to the shifter to make it work....and idk how i bent the hitch...well i know what i was doing when it bent but honestly i dont know how it actually bent it...lol
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update...

ultra gauge
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no front tire mod
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painted bumper, grill, and light bar and put some kc's on the ligth bar...

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and i just got most of the parts to fix my truck from the tire falling off about a month and a half ago...
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whatd you have to do to make those saturn seats fit? they look gooooood.
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i had to cut off the saturn seat mounts...then cut off the ranger seat mounts off my old seats...then weld my old seat mounts to a piece of 1/4 x 2 flat bar and welded the flat bar to the saturn seat tracks....kinda a pain...
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