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TheTwanksta 06-11-2012 04:35 PM

2006 Ranger STX "Street" Project
 
I guess its about time to post one of these since I have something halfway worth showing again. Ill start with a little history..I have owned a ranger since I was 15 years old(now 27) and have never lost my love for them, something just always brings me back. IMO, its the best small sized truck on the market. When I was 15 I bought a 94 Splash and up until I was about 22, I spent a LOT of money on it. It had a DJM 5/7 drop, 20's, cut-through stereo, the whole nine yards. Unfortunately, this truck was stolen in Tampa and completely stripped. Still miss that truck to this day.

My 94 Splash at Slamfest 2005 - STOLEN
http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/i...82354294/l.jpg

NEW PROJECT -- 2006 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L 5 Spd
CURRENT MODS
Pioneer AVIC F90BT Double DIN w/ GPS, Bluetooth, iPod Control and Back-Up Cam
DJM 3/4 Drop
Roush Front Sway Bar / BroncoII Rear Sway Bar
20x8.5" -- 245/35/20 Hankook Ventus V12 EVO's
20x10" -- 275/40/20 Hankook Ventus V12 EVO's
PowerSlot Slotted Brake Rotors
Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
Access Vanish Tonneau Cover
XLT Grille/Bumper
Hornblasters Train Horns (200psi)
6000K HIDs(Headlights)
3000K HIDs(Foglights)
LED Tailgate Light Bar

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...16546302_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...00036475_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...31128051_n.jpg

TheTwanksta 06-11-2012 04:38 PM

Here she is, 100% Stock 2006 Ford Ranger STX w/ 40k Miles
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_5310.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_5311.jpg

Stock STX Interior. I love my plastic lined floors!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_5312.jpg

I hated how the stock STX bumper hung down like 4-5" lower than the rest of the truck. Its a look that some like and I was fortunate that it was pretty well sought after. I traded another Ranger owner straight up for his XLT bumper that was the exact same color, so it was a win win for both of us.

Before.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_5310.jpg

After.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_5695.jpg

TheTwanksta 06-11-2012 04:42 PM

After switching out my bumper for the XLT, I decided to also change out my grille for the chrome "mini-superduty" style XLT grille. I still like the STX grill(and I kept it for that reason), I just felt that the XLT grille makes the trucks look like its brand new, now even to this day people think my truck is brand new. If I ever go to a dark wheel setup, the STX will go back on.

Before.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_5696.jpg

After.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_7285.jpg

TheTwanksta 06-11-2012 04:43 PM

Recap

So now we went from this..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_5310.jpg

To this..
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...X/IMG_8412.jpg

Added 6K HID Headlights / 3K HID Foglights
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...02204452_n.jpg

And a rear LED tailgate strip.
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._7117641_n.jpg

suzuki14258 06-11-2012 04:44 PM

Wow, thats a clean truck. I didnt know they came with the same instrument cluster and seats the fx4 has. It looks much better with that grill and bumper!

TheTwanksta 06-11-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzuki14258 (Post 1247868)
Wow, thats a clean truck. I didnt know they came with the same instrument cluster and seats the fx4 has. It looks much better with that grill and bumper!

Thanks! Just about to post my "current" pics. :icon_cheers:

TheTwanksta 06-11-2012 04:57 PM

I happened to run across a set of wheels from a customer of mine that were made for a mustang. We worked out a trade for some detail work and Ive had them for about two years brand new in the box, just waiting for tires. My original tires were pretty much brand new and I couldn't afford the tires I wanted to put on them, so they sat in my garage for a couple years. So just about a month ago, I finally got them installed.

FRONT: 20x8.5" -- 245/35/20 Hankook Ventus V12 EVO's
REAR: 20x10" -- 275/40/20 Hankook Ventus V12 EVO's

Sorry, never got around to taking a good picture of the truck clean, so this is the best I have for my next Before/After phase.
Before.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...g?t=1339451399

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...g?t=1339451401

TheTwanksta 06-11-2012 05:00 PM

Just this past weekend I installed the DJM 2/3 drop. It actually ended up dropping 2/4'ish, not exactly the look I was going for(bulldog). But I actually like it for now, Im still plan on dropping it another 2-3" front/1" back probably.

Sorry, still dirty pictures, it just keeps raining here in FL!

After DJM 2/3 drop. 124,000 on the odometer!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...g?t=1340142326

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...g?t=1340143983

K.Strong 06-11-2012 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTwanksta (Post 1247866)

Still have this grille? Looking to buy one.

Truck looks good!

TheTwanksta 06-12-2012 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K.Strong (Post 1247920)
Still have this grille? Looking to buy one.

Truck looks good!

Thanks, yeah I still have it, but Im not ready to part with it just yet. If I ever decide to go with dark or black wheels, I plan to put it back on.


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