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Old 03-18-2009
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Whats up! I have a full time job in south LA as an EMT, working on an ambulance, so cash flow is good. Trying to turn my stock "gas company truck" into a looker.

Mods Completed -
-tinted windows (gotta start somewhere ) ($100.00)
-CD/DVD/MP3 Soundstream VIR-8007 ($300.00)
-Carriage Works Black Billet Grille (with 06 shell) ($200.00)
-Headlight mod ($10)
-changed front amber turn signal bulbs to clear bulbs ($5)
-Nightshaded my 2 tails and the 3rd brake light ($10)
-Painted stock rims black ($25)
-4 31"/10.5/15 BFG All-Terrain tires ($730)
-3 Vinyl stickers ($25)
-3 1/2" Fabtech Spindles lift ($450)
-Pre-runner tube bumper will be built October 10th ($550)
-4 Hella 500's 5", will be added after bumper. ($130?)
-Flag pole and 2 flags ($20)

Total $ spent as of 9/30/09 - $2,555



Well here is my list of mods that I definitely want to do:
-1" front wheel spacers
-Custom seat covers (from Ford Ranger Seat Covers - Front)
-Dumped exhaust (need to decide on brand and model)
-Zabeard Sliders
-HID Headlights (4300K Single Beam HID Kit [HID43KSB] - $104.99 : HID Conversion KIT, 4300K 6000K 8000K 10000K 12000K 15000K 30000K)
-CB Radio w/ whip & PA
-Automatic windows/locks +alarm system w/ remote start
-Spray on Rhino Liner


Starting truck - Stock Ranger XL, 2.3L I-4 (manual)
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Sounds good! Only thing I dont understand is the "Monster stickers" for the side of the bed... Monster energy drink? (that stuff is nasty! lol)
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Yes, Monster energy.

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why the 1" front wheel spacer and not rear or both? my fronts give the illusion of sticking further out from the fenders than the rear. cant wait to see the progress. EMT? how old are you?
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I want the front wheels to stick out farther than the back, I like that look :) but we will see on that one
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I want the front wheels to stick out farther than the back, I like that look :) but we will see on that one
spindle lift will push the front tires out.
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I did not know that, but now I do haha. Thanks. Well I guess I will move them to the maybe mods, we'll see what fabtech can do for me
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and you've got 31's now. dont downgrade to 30's if you plan on the spindle lift. youll just end up buying another set of tires when you see them with a 3" lift. and add a regear to that wish list. lifted, bigger tires, 4cyl, calls for one.
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the 31's popped on me so I am back to my little stock tires at the moment. Yeah i am still undecided on tire size.... i keep flip flopping
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the 31's popped on me so I am back to my little stock tires at the moment. Yeah i am still undecided on tire size.... i keep flip flopping
i hear you.... im flip flopping as we speak. 31x10.50 on a 8, 29x11.5 on a 10, 31x10.5 on a 10. WHICH DO I WANT!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-08-2009
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I juat ordered my grille with my tax refund.

http://www.modbargains.com/product.a...Ranger_0405_DC

I CANT WAIT!

PS. I ordered the black one
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I just finished installing my Carriage works black billet grill. I LOVE IT!

Here is it stock
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Here it is after the first install
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Then decided to paint the white in the background
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And here is the final pic.
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So I think I might write up a "How To:" on this project, unless there is already one. I took a lot of pics and think it might help.

NEXT MOD PLEASE!! haha
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Next mod headlight mod. FREE.
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Anyone have a link to the headlight mod? I cant find it
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Tail lights are curing right now... I had some difficulty with running but I think they turned out alright.

Pics soon.

PS I WANTED THEM DARK!
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installing
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No clear coat
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looks great!
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looks great dude. how much of the can did you use?
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I would say about half? or more... idk
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how much for the other half of that can lol. if you used half then thats all i need to do mine
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sorry my friend got dibs on it
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hey i would recommend not to et 31s with a fabtech spindle, my brother did it and didnt lie it and he got 33s and it looked by far better, but thats just my opinion, its your choice
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Get the 33s. I'm running 33x10.5x15 right now on stock suspension until I get my body lift in a couple weeks. It only rubs when I'm 1/2 turn left on the brake line...haha. I just don't turn that far for now.
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slam it... we need more lowered ones... tooo many BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP rangers runnin around down here
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