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Old 06-08-2012
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Wingman's 2002 Xlt Build

Ok, so I bought my ranger almost a year ago and haven't got around to making a build. When I bought it, it had 79,000 miles on it and needed new ball joints. Other than that it was good to go. Even before I had bought it I had plans to lift it and put some 32 or 33's on it. All I care about is making it a good, capable and trail worthy truck with a good sound system while not emptying my wallet.

The day I brought it home



I found some cheap headlights w/ black housings on ebay and replaced my super foggy stock headlights asap.





Since I plan on wheeling this truck I looked into some custom Skid plates for it and got myself a front skid and a transfer case skid.



Replaced the stock radio with an Alpine CDA-103BT head unit.



And the latest, today I got rid of the ARE bed cover and installed some nice Bushwacker Bed Rails. I think It looks much better in my own opinion.






And that's all I've done so far. This month the lift will be going on and I am saving for my new wheel and tire combo and will hopefully have them on in July.
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Looks good so far!
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thanks! I'm excited about building it up more this summer :)
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Truck looks good.
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Old 06-19-2012
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Lift is going on this Friday, I think I have all the tools but still need to pick up a torch and some liquid wrench to soak the body mount bolts in. Oh and maybe some opoxy for the bed crush blocks since I'm not welding them in.
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Old 07-05-2012
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started the lift today. hoping to finish it tomorrow but who knows lol just about ready to put the blocks in and start wrenching those body mount bolts off
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Pic of the lift all done, took forever...

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E4 needs bigger tires.
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E4 needs bigger tires.
It really does, i'm looking into some 33's and news rims now.
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My thoughts exactly, haha. I'm thinking of painting the frame and some of my under carriage. Any thoughts on what I should use?
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Por-15.
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I've heard of that stuff, it looks legit. can you get that at any hardware store or am I gonna have to get that online?
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I just used the 97 cent cans from home depot, flat black ones on my old truck. It holds up really well. POR15 is meant to be applied to rusted surfaces so if your frame isn't bad, I wouldn't really bother. My current truck is undercoated so I don't have to worry for a while lol
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If Taylor's truck were red... what would it look like? oh yeah...

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Pic of the lift all done, took forever...

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I just used the 97 cent cans from home depot, flat black ones on my old truck. It holds up really well. POR15 is meant to be applied to rusted surfaces so if your frame isn't bad, I wouldn't really bother. My current truck is undercoated so I don't have to worry for a while lol
Well that sounds right up my alley then bc I have some decent rust going on under there. Maybe i'll POR15 the rusted areas and rattle can the rest haha. How much do you think i could get painted with just one quart? this stuff is expensive lol
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no idea lol never used it before
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If Taylor's truck were red... what would it look like? oh yeah...
That truck is minus the half bedlined rockers and that actually has bumpers. lol
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That truck is minus the half bedlined rockers and that actually has bumpers. lol
lol I didn't even have a rear bumper on in that pic either. I just got a bumper from the junkyard that actually fits and painted the plastic on it black. looks good for now. but prolly not a permanent solution.

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it was gray before
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The finished result. It's not perfect but will do for now. At least it fits haha

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Did you take the doors off or is the picture just at a really good angle? lol
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haha just at a really good angle.Doors off would be sweet for the summer though :p
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Truck looks good man, and I love the UVA sticker!! That's my neck of the woods...
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Truck looks good man, and I love the UVA sticker!! That's my neck of the woods...
Thanks man! and yea i got my undergrad at UVA, i LOVED it down there. Cville is a great place. I had a bunch of friends from Richmond too.
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