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17" Cobra Shots!

Yah, yah, yah...I removed the mud flaps and grandpa steps too...

45 years old and still bend to the peer pressure!

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Running BFG 255/50/17 BFG G-force KDWS tires. Yah, I know it doesn't snow in Tampa, but if it does, who will be laughing then?
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Looks alot better
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Awesome what was the offest on those rims? To get my SVT rims to fit I had to put a 3MM spacer just for the fronts to even mount. I cant get a center cap in either.
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lower a little or something..

but something is missing..but it looks good now..but i dunno what it is..that would set it off more..but im thinkin...

EDIT-can you do the bumper mod on xlts? and remove the splash..make it clean
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those are Bullitt wheels not Cobra's and 100000000000% better!!!!!

honestly Flip the rear hangers and get 2" drop springs in the front that will give you a 2/2 drop and will look loads better
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Looks awesome! Now give it a 2/3 drop and it will be perfect. (In my opinion)

Edit: or even a 2/2 drop as stone said!
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looks nice man
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BUMPER MOD!!!!!!

They look nice, but I agree it needs a slight drop to fill the wells better
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Awesome what was the offest on those rims? To get my SVT rims to fit I had to put a 3MM spacer just for the fronts to even mount. I cant get a center cap in either.
We'll see how well it works but, I used a strong adhesive on the dust covers to hold the emblems to the front wheels. I am running a 5/16" spacer on the fronts. I took a blade screwdriver to seperate the emblem from the assembly.

The wheels grip well and I am looking forward to the rain. Then I will see how well the tires grip. Usually, they spin at the traffic lights.

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those are Bullitt wheels not Cobra's and 100000000000% better!!!!!

honestly Flip the rear hangers and get 2" drop springs in the front that will give you a 2/2 drop and will look loads better
I am due for new shocks! 112,000 miles...it's time. Next oil change is due at 115,000. Maybe then.

My bad, you're right. They are bullits, with Cobra centers. I was just excited to get the Cobra caps that I jumped ahead. These rims are actually from a 2003 GT Cobra Mustang in Tampa. I like the anthracite color with the other smoke lighting.
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lower a little or something..

but something is missing..but it looks good now..but i dunno what it is..that would set it off more..but im thinkin...

EDIT-can you do the bumper mod on xlts? and remove the splash..make it clean
Evan - I have to keep the old Ranger emblem and the Splash logo. They are original, though the light purple is kind of ...

What were the engineers at Ford thinking?

I am seriously considering the 2/2 drop...
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looks good
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Evan - I have to keep the old Ranger emblem and the Splash logo. They are original, though the light purple is kind of ...

What were the engineers at Ford thinking?

I am seriously considering the 2/2 drop...

fine then be that way..

you can spice up the exhaust a lil
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I agree with the other guy.....remove the emblems....and lower the back a couple inches and it woudl be sweet..

Either way, looks WAY better than it did..
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haha i saw your steps for sale on craigslist
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haha i saw your steps for sale on craigslist
You got that right! Sold my son's 14" rims off of that. Quite a bit of traffic actually.
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fine then be that way..

you can spice up the exhaust a lil
The exhaust is on the list.

Still left to do:
- exhaust
- paint the roof
- lower 2/2 or 2/3
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2/3 drop and a weld in roll pan on the rear would look nice, and remve the splash graphics....but it looks GREAT!!!!
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Very nice, it should look complete after you drop it.
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That looks great Jim. Nice tire and rim combo.

Though the lack of mudguards means the wide rear tires will sling all sorts of junk onto that skinny exhaust pipe ya got there. It will probably rust out faster.
Which might not be a problem, now that I think about it
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2/3 drop and a weld in roll pan on the rear would look nice, and remve the splash graphics....but it looks GREAT!!!!

cant weld in a rollpan to a fiberglass composite bed
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cant weld in a rollpan to a fiberglass composite bed
JB Weld.
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lol I wasent thinking about that, but you can fiberglass a rollpan in. regardless the truck looks awesome
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Thanks for all of the comments. It turned out as well as I planned without a lot of expense. The drop is probably next, given it is due for shock replacement anyway.

I'll have to wait a few months for that one though.

Anyone selling 2" drop springs?
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Looks real good, but I am gona say go with a 2/3 drop.
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