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Some Weak Flexing, Subtle Changes

So I was bored today and took a few photos, seems like it's been a few months since I've taken any photos so thought I'd update. I think the only visible update is that I was sick of seeing rusty centre caps and lug nuts so I painted them black for now until I can find some replacements.

I also removed my leer cap a while ago to put the line-x tool box back on. But I'm making some work changes which will mean having a cap will make life easier, plus a cap is handy in the winter so I can keep all my tools in the truck without worrying about weather.

I have a couple of "flexed" shots in here... nothing special, I had enough trouble getting out of the truck to take the pictures as is due to a leg injury.

I suppose to keep up in the interesting pics department on here I'm gonna have to catch up to fellow canadian immortal vision and get a body lift and some 35s.... maybe in a year or 2 haha. heres all I've got for now :(






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Btw.. I've been thinking about removing the sport 4x4 stickers on the rear to clean up the truck a bit. anyone have experience doing this? Curious how much stuff gets stuck on the truck that I have to rub off after. And anyone have any pics of their stickerless body panels?
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sooo wide it looks sick! i wish i could pull that off on my next truck but it won't fit between trees on tight trails :(
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haha, the stance is so wide I think it makes my truck appear shorter than it used to as well.
granted the truck has sagged since this shot was taken like 2 years ago.

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im gonna be removeing mine soon so ill let u know lol gonna be preping the truck for repaint and gonna replace the stickers with blue ones awesome truck btw
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im also gonna remove my fender flares soon but wanna get some filler 1st so i dont have all the holes :(
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Looks good man! You need to do something with those holes in the fenders!
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Lookin good!
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Looks good!
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Nice!! How long will it be before you put the topper back on? lol.
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Love it! it looks awesome!
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I was looking at my pics I have saved of your truck. Good to see you still have her and are still lurking. What size are you duras' again?
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I like it better with the topper! And if you put 35's on that are the same width with a body lift that would look perfect!!!
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love love love the look of fatties. offset is sexy.
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Looking good man. Wheels are a little too wide for my taste, but it does look pretty sick.

I agree with the making the truck look shorter. Same thing happened with my Bronco when I went from my stock wheels to wider wheels.

How are them Duratracs? Complaints? Any snow experience?

I'll be lifting my Ranger in the next few weeks and getting the Duratracs.
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Duratracs are a good choice, I had them on the truck last winter and have no complaints.
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Agreed. I can't wait for winter to give them a thorough beating.
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Looks good man! You need to do something with those holes in the fenders!
I know... Someday when money permits... Its just, if I suddenly find myself in the money... Regear, bodylift, 35's come to mind first.

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Nice!! How long will it be before you put the topper back on? lol.
Ha, a topper fan eh? Ya I think I'm going to put it back on this weekend. Just too convenient to keep off very long.

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I was looking at my pics I have saved of your truck. Good to see you still have her and are still lurking. What size are you duras' again?
The Duratracs I have are 305/70-16.. 33x12.5 essentially.

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I like it better with the topper! And if you put 35's on that are the same width with a body lift that would look perfect!!!
Yup, topper is on in a few days, and I really want to do 35's... but call it 1500 for new rubber, 1500 for gears, then the lift which I don't have the tools, garage, time, and probably ability to do completely myself... so that will cost approx 1000 installed... those extra few inches would work out to about $1000 per inch of lift haha.


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Looking good man. Wheels are a little too wide for my taste, but it does look pretty sick.

I agree with the making the truck look shorter. Same thing happened with my Bronco when I went from my stock wheels to wider wheels.
How are them Duratracs? Complaints? Any snow experience?
I'll be lifting my Ranger in the next few weeks and getting the Duratracs.
So far I really like the duras. Compared to my worn and way off balance mtz these are great. Much better road manners, pretty smooth and quiet. Last winter I had some fun with them in some pretty serious snow, they hold up well, especially considering I didn't air them down at all and the width can't help in slippery snow, but they were great. Even though they aren't really a mud tire they still have a decent time making it through. I haven't been into any big mud bogs or anythign with them but they've pulled me through some deep sticky stuff.

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Agreed. I can't wait for winter to give them a thorough beating.
I used to have a lowered car that had about 2" of ground clearance so snow would come and that meant semi-storing it, winter rubber and rims, rust... I hated winter with a passion. Now I welcome winter like a long lost brother! Winter justifies the thousands of dollars of money I've sank into my truck :).
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so...... You still have those factory flares??? I am trying to find some!!
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oh yea....

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sorry got rid of them
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dude truck looks awesome. i love the wide look. hopefully i can get my truck to look like that sooner or later. i love it.
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Your truck is soo nice. Good pictures
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Old 12-03-2011
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It was great to hear all the positive comments about the truck. Sadly I have recently gotten rid of the truck. As a carpenter I do a lot of driving usually, and I've mostly been framing so haven't had to carry around much more than a lunch and a tool belt. I found I was just spending way too much on gas and it wasn't really something I could justify right now because I have some debt I need to get rid of so I downsized... for now. I'm hoping that with the savings of driving this new vehicle I will be able to pay off the debts faster and then start looking at getting a fullsize truck, most likely an F150, when I actually need it more for work.

So for now I'm driving around in this: 2007 mazda 3 Sedan, 5 speed. I promised myself I was gonna keep it bone stock for hassle free trade in down the road.. but I couldn't help myself haha.. Gave it some coilovers (will probably go lower in spring).. shopping for some rims for spring... something with a low offset to get those rims poking with some stretched rubber :)... Thats all I'm doing though so if I trade it in I can quickly convert back to stock and sell the aftermarket stuff seperate. It actually isn't a bad tool hauler either! With seats down I was able to load my mitre saw, table saw, sawzall, drills, levels, skilsaw etc etc etc... So it'll work for now for my line of work haha. I miss my Ranger a lot, and sometimes wish I hadn't gotten rid of it, but the money I'm saving on gas is great right now, just what the doctor ordered for a couple years to pay the debt off. Winter will suck.. no more going out to play in snow storms.. Oh well.. sooner or later I'll be up in the air again :).
Had a great time on the forums, thanks to everyone


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