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Old 04-06-2009
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Some new pics after some mods/upgrades...

I have a thread up of my project: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=75038
There's many more pics on that thread too of the project in progress.



Here's some pics I took yesterday since it was nice out:





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Dixon and Camburg together... its like putting a Chevy bowtie sticker on your Ford!

Nice looking truck though (except for the wheels... yuck). I love that you actually painted the fender flares!
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I have parts from both Dixon and Camburg so why not? lol


I agree about the wheels haha, I'll get new ones after the suspension upgrades if I can afford them.
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Are you widening the front at all? The fenders look like over-kill with what you're running right now.

How are you liking the camburg 4x4 upgrade?
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Are you widening the front at all? The fenders look like over-kill with what you're running right now.

How are you liking the camburg 4x4 upgrade?
No, I'm not planning on widening the front suspension at all yet...the DixonBrosRacing kit is too expensive right now haha. The pictures make it look worse than it is. The fenders do stick out past the tires about 2" or so, but it looks much better in person. In reality the fenders make it totally possible to run 32's with the stock suspension arms without rubbing. So, even though they may flare out a bit more than needed they function to provide necessary tire clearance.

The shock upgrade is great. I've ridden around town and did some fast runs on a dirt farm road yesterday and so far it rides much softer and has more control than my old shocks (Rancho RSX's).

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truck looks good
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love your truck man
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Truck really looks good. The fenders add a cool look to it also. The rims are left to de desired, but hey, at least you're still driving a Ranger.
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No, I'm not planning on widening the front suspension at all yet...the DixonBrosRacing kit is too expensive right now haha. The pictures make it look worse than it is. The fenders do stick out past the tires about 2" or so, but it looks much better in person. In reality the fenders make it totally possible to run 32's with the stock suspension arms without rubbing. So, even though they may flare out a bit more than needed they function to provide necessary tire clearance.

The shock upgrade is great. I've ridden around town and did some fast runs on a dirt farm road yesterday and so far it rides much softer and has more control than my old shocks (Rancho RSX's).
You can run the 32's with the stock arm, you may want to crank the t-bars a little. I ran like that for over a year.
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That's freakin awesome man! Love the look!

Haven't seen a silver grille on a dark truck before either and I really like that!
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You can run the 32's with the stock arm, you may want to crank the t-bars a little. I ran like that for over a year.
I've had the t-bars cranked almost max since I've had the truck. No matter the t-bar setting the suspension travel is still the same so 32's will rub when the suspension is fully compressed which results in the tire hitting the fender. I've rubbed the upper parts of the fenders with my 31's on from suspension travel.
When the bars are fully cranked there is just bit of camber issues so I de-cranked the t-bar bolts a bit to try and decrease the camber and poor tire wear which has happened to me in the past. The tire wear isn't terrible but I needed to flip my tires on the wheel half way through their wear cycle.
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That's freakin awesome man! Love the look!

Haven't seen a silver grille on a dark truck before either and I really like that!
Thanks!

The grille is actually color matched to the bumper. Not a perfect color match but really close...it's not silver but rather the cream/almond white. I see that it looks silverish in the pictures though.
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I like the truck but am not diggin the color choice on your grill/bumper almond white FTL man, otherwise different wheels and your set.
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I'm thinking of painting the white bumper and grille a gray/gunmetal teflon color. Not actual teflon (which would be awesome) but just the color in a matte finish. I don't want black, that's too plain...and if I ever get a whole set of Teflon Mojave wheels they'd sort of match the bumpers. The wheel in the below picture looks darker than it is in person. The teflon color is much lighter and pretty much exactly the same shade as cooking pans with a teflon coating, which looks great.

Any comments on that?

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those teflon wheels will look badass on there
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I am trying to save for a set of the Teflon Mojave's right now. I think they look awesome.
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