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Icon5 Should i move the lowered goodies to the mazda?

Been tossing around the idea since I got the 98 back about swapping the lowered goodies over to the mazda and lifting the 98. My reasoning is the mazda's paint is in 95% perfect condition, where as the 98 has seen better days. The mazda would practically be show quality with a small amount of work, but the 98 would need a total overhaul with fresh paint and interior.

So whats your thoughts? Oh not to mention the awesome mpgs I would see out of the mazda.

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what motor is in the ranger? 4.0? 3.0? if so. id probably drop the mazda and then prerunner the ranger
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i say yes. swap wheels too.
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what motor is in the ranger? 4.0? 3.0? if so. id probably drop the mazda and then prerunner the ranger
3.0 in the ranger. I wont prerunner the ranger as it would be goofy for me to have that in alabama lol.
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Imo lowered extended cabs look way better than lowered regular cabs. I say 5/7 the ranger and put spindles on the Mazda.
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The big question is what would either of the trucks do, Whatever one is your DD id leave alone as much as possible. Idk how much work it is to swap all the parts but doing some paint and interior work seems easier to me

BTW what front bumper is on the ranger?
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I'd keep the 98 lowered...and re-paint it. Looks funny with the multi colors.
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Lower the Mazda. Lift the Ranger.
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^ Agreed! Those wheels would look awesome on there too.
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swap em to the mazda
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Slam both, and repaint the ranger. I rarely see a dropped newer model Mazda. This site does need more dropped trucks.
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BTW what front bumper is on the ranger?
It's an 01-03 FX4 bumper.
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i vote go prerunner for the hell of it

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bag the 98
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bag the 98
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if you do lower the mazda, at least bag that **** like my friends mazda..he needs lower infront

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bag the 98
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That's a hard choice, they both look awesome lowered. How about bag the 98 and just lower the Mazda.
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No major modifications will be done to either trucks in the near future. Paint and interior cost money as well as bagging trucks. Wont be throwing that kind of cash around for a while. Though I do want to repaint the ranger eventually. I'm more of a performance based person. So bagging isn't really an option for me. I like bagged trucks, but I come from many mustangs in the past. Who knows I may just have both trucks lowered lol. Never know what the future may hold.
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