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Old 12-27-2006
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those prerunners are every where here in socal
yes they are. im 1 of 2 4x4 rangers in my city that i know of. everyone else lifts the fron and puts glass. some of my friends have it done like that
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Old 12-27-2006
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Their is a guy on these forums who has the alliance fabrications long travel kit and would probably know this truck. I got the picture off the alliance fabrications website, but I have seen this truck in person. It was fully caged in the rear as well. It looked pretty setup, but I don't know jack **** about long travel suspensions and how this truck would perform in the dezert.
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i meant like parts wise. use the lift for clearance over crap. use the shocks for the tuff stuff. i just hate seeing all the offroad packages out ther going to waste. and then when they try to offroad they cant even put it in 4wd. i was at azuza one time and there was this excursion lifted to the sky and he was mudding it. so i said cool. then he wanted to climb something and he couldnt. i said is it in 4wd he said yes. then i said did u lock the hubs and he answered what r hubs. i just dont like show offs.
my truck will do what it looks like it can do....i just prefer not to do it.....
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i know i just see it as why put the money into it then. like i said its just me. i use stuff for its purpose. and too bad i cant get a 6" lift for my truck. stupid ifs
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ill probably be the same way with my new truck for a while but eventually ill take it out
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It wasn't too long ago I shared this same opinion that has been expressed in this thread. I used to hate it when I saw a well equiped truck and it was just a street queen. For instance Maurice's truck would have seriously pissed me off. I mean he spends all this time money and effort into making a very capable offroader and he barely drives the thing.

With time and age comes wisdom. I now realize that sometimes its okay not to wheel even if you could. Wheeling breaks things, scratches paint, and takes alot out of you. If you don't love it you shouldn't do it. You don't have to wheel to make a truck look nice. A modded truck almost always looks better than stock. It is up to you to make it look like you want everyone has a different look. Maurice like the look of an offroader. Some like the look of a lowered truck.

To each his own.

With all that said spending outside your means on a vehicle is not okay.
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It wasn't too long ago I shared this same opinion that has been expressed in this thread. I used to hate it when I saw a well equiped truck and it was just a street queen. For instance Maurice's truck would have seriously pissed me off. I mean he spends all this time money and effort into making a very capable offroader and he barely drives the thing.

With time and age comes wisdom. I now realize that sometimes its okay not to wheel even if you could. Wheeling breaks things, scratches paint, and takes alot out of you. If you don't love it you shouldn't do it. You don't have to wheel to make a truck look nice. A modded truck almost always looks better than stock. It is up to you to make it look like you want everyone has a different look. Maurice like the look of an offroader. Some like the look of a lowered truck.

To each his own.

With all that said spending outside your means on a vehicle is not okay.
^^ true.......

i also have a truck that i can beat the shat out of when i want to.........but my Ranger is strictly for showing....
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.....ha ha ha.

Looks like a daily driver wanna be sand truck. Just looks dumb to me.
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what the hell do any of you know about the owner or driver of this truck?

everyone is so quick to come on here and say that its a street queen, spindle lifted, show, super useless wide pointless truck but nobody has a clue as to what is done to it or why it is so wide.

now, for all the people saying he will wear out all his suspension stuff.... there are NO ball joints to wear out, his tie rods are NOT stock or anywhere near it, and the wide stance is from custom LONG TRAVEL not a spindle lift and a ton of backspacing.

when building a prerunner/trophy truck/stadium truck the key is keeping it low and wide. how low and how wide is up to the owner of the truck, but keeping it wide helps stability and also allows a ton of wheel travel. on trophy trucks, the A arms are even longer than on this ranger, but they are mounted right at the center of the frame unlike this ranger that uses stock mounts.

now, with that said, this truck is alot wider than i would ever use for my personal truck, but that is what the owner wanted. from reading on dezert rangers i am pretty sure that fiberglass is from a kit he had before the one on the truck now, so it looks funny. That is probably 3 inch glass, which is what i have on my truck now.

Stop talking **** about this truck when you dont know what you are talking about
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all im saying is that the majority of people dont use their truck for what it was built for. i never said this guy wouldn't use it. why r u guys getting all pissed over some words. fukcen grow up. i just voiced my opinion and im sticking to it. im not going to start a stupid fight over it. im done with this thread
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hey its poppin a squat, let it be!
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alon I have personally seen and looked at this truck when i was the manager of chipotle in lake forest. ITS STUPID. kenny makes a great kit, but that is just too wide IMHO. my truck is 82.5" wide and thats just about as wide as I would want to go on a ranger, now if it was an F150 ok thats a fullsize truck, but that right there is to much.

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I'll post more when I have time to read everything in depth and not skimming, but it really bugs me getting labeled all these things we're not. I'll agree with Jason, it's very wide, but it DOES serve a purpose. The term 'jump trucks, sand runners, wannabes' etc. really get to me. I know not a lot of you fully understand what goes into building a truck the 'west coast' way (and by that I mean a real desert-capable truck, not a glorified fabtech kit with white fenders that sits higher in the front). Errrrrr!!! More to come later when I have the time to write a book and if this hasn't been locked by then. There is a difference between getting mad and fighting, and trying to clarify things that people don't understand, my goal being the latter.

And to the members here that feel like being cute by cussing, you can take your negativity elsewhere, we definitely don't need it on this site.

EDIT: This is mine, and nothing has broken or even been close to rubbing, shearing, slipping, grinding,etc. And yes, it is driven very hard. WAJ!

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Everyone's entitled to thier own opinion, no matter how wrong you think it is.

I'm not picking on anyone or a side, just seemed to fit this thread
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I like the look of these trucks but that one is just too wide IMO.
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...........um.................im finding it kinda cool..............if it had larger tires
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the alliance fab truck is pretty sweet all it needs is 6" wider flares. this truck has also been discussed on DR a few months ago. for all the nay saying you guys are doing about this you forgot one thing... the fab it took to make the suspension. someone had to construct the upper/lower a-arms, spindles, valving for the c/o's, the spring rate of the coils, and etc. i dont care if you think the truck is crap but think of all the hours that had to be put into the fabrication of just the suspension alone
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Trent, your truck is SO sexy!

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While not visually appealing, that thing looks extremely stable. Is it street legal? It wouldn't be here, he'd need flares to cover those things.
i must say it is different
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jason, i never said it wasnt too wide, i think it is too wide, but people here are saying that its a street queen and will never go offroad and will break and blah blah blah when they dont know the smallest bit of what they are talking about.

YES it is a wide ranger, it is too wide in my opinion, but people saying it will break when jumped or it will never be a "sand jumper" or whatever, that just annoys me when they dont know what they are talking about
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well, to each his own. Kenny will build you any kit you want for the money. That truck is stupidly wide. He could have got the same performance with a kit that was 2-3" skinnier per side. Oh well, to each his own.
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ive read alot into building a prerunner and his does serve a purpose, too wide for me but thats just my opinion, im sure he has an *** load of money into it. and to DRIVEAPRERUNNER, truck looks amazing, very well made choices on that truck. love it
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Old 12-28-2006
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jason, i never said it wasnt too wide, i think it is too wide, but people here are saying that its a street queen and will never go offroad and will break and blah blah blah when they dont know the smallest bit of what they are talking about.

YES it is a wide ranger, it is too wide in my opinion, but people saying it will break when jumped or it will never be a "sand jumper" or whatever, that just annoys me when they dont know what they are talking about

oh ok I didn't read the topic to the full extent just saw the picture saw and added my input. the truck does get used I talked to the guy b4. its quality built for sure and WILL NOT BREAK!!!! but its just a tid bit too wide thats all.
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