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Old 12-29-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Whoops, I guess I'll start a build and or rebuild thread

Well Bryan, another member Has been bugging me forever to make a build thread, On my way to alabama for christmas this year I pegged a guard rail at 50....thanks to standing water and hydroplaning.
So I'll start a build to that point thread/ and a rebuild so u can see pictures during and after the trucks fixed!

2 years ago after ole red was totalled




had tossed my bfgs on that was about it lol!

Last Winter...


Tires were bald and I needed ball joints
So I picked up a used djm kit off Cl for 150

at the time I was unemployed but I had also found a hurst for 50 that I couldnt pass up, and a truxedo low pro qt for a 100 I couldnt pass up!

Freshly Dropped this spring



white cluster

315



got a 08 bumper





won truck of the month on rps For december


25 days after winning truck of the month!




Almost 4 grand in damage Let the rebuild begin!.





Trucks Specs So far!
Ok To answer Everyones question I'll do a break down here

2003 ford ranger XL 2.3l Duratec Bought for 5k with 90k miles
5spd Hurst short throw
Djm 4/5 Drop kit
belltech Chevy drop shocks up front
Nissan Hard body air shocks out back
Bronco 2 sway bar
17x9 and 17x10.50 Fr500's
Sumitomo 245/45/17's up front
Matching 315/35/17's out back
Ive got taller Bump stops on the front Control arms
also running 1" BOLT on spacers up front
to run my center caps
You can get by with a 7/16ths spacer and Longer studs if you dont want to run a center cap

Body Mods
03 edge grill
03 powerdome hood
2006+ Bumper
2008+ round fog Valance
Truxedo Low Pro Qt Bed Cover
Mud flap delete
I had the the Bolt holes for mudflaps up front shaved
06 emblems
06 tails (get back from paint shop tomorrow)
06 mirrors
Modded 03 headlights
With 4500k DDM hid's
Modded 03 corners (going in Tonight)
Stock Fogs with 6k DDM hids, (going in tonight)
Window tint on all 4 windows
Vent Visors

Interior
XLT door panels
Explorer Sport Bucket seats on 93-97 seat tracks
Sport track white face Gauge cluster
Explore Full Length Center consol
Redline Shift Boot
Alpine Deck
Memphis 12" sub(Bad currently soon to be replaced with 8" sub)
T.M.A. amp

Future,
Cobra Big Brake Kit parts...On the way
Explorer 31spline 8.8 with track lock
Shave stake pockets and mudflap holes on bed, and repaint|
Replace passenger door due to rust on inside :'(
Boost the dtec!

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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While I'm not usually so hip on the whole lowered truck scence, your truck was looking pretty slick with it lowered and sitting on those rims with the sliver insert (not to kee on the other rims).

More photos as you progress please!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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Other wheels are just winter rims with snow tires!......
The truck is my daily..and is driven through indiana winters!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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Very nice. Bummer on the damage. I'd love to build a clean ranger with a more street performance based suspension and drop a nasty small block in it.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #5
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Nice truck, i love how it looks.
shame about the damage, it looks a bit like what i did to my moms truck.

I hope u fix it fast!
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:50 AM   #6
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Default Bryan here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He came to my work the other day and as I told him what I was going to do, I hugged the damaged spot and told her that we will bring her back to the way she was.

It seems to be the TOTM curse. Guys win it and not long after, something happens to their truck.

We will get her fixed, its just a matter of time thats all. Other things taht were done recently were changing out of the rear air shocks from fullsize broncho ones to smaller (slimmer I want to say) due to the sway bar rubbed a hole in one. Future plans are to build traction bars for the rear too and fix the pinion angle on it, points up when it shouldnt, and a few other things too.

As far as putting a v8 in her, dont think its going to happen. I have tried to convence him but he wont budge. The 2.3 Duratec is nice though and does have alot of ass to it for its size plus is nice on the gas mileage too.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:08 AM   #7
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Slick looking truck, you just need to put an engine under the hood worthy of lighting those 315s up
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:33 PM   #8
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not sure on power so much anymore...

have to consider the late stang 6 or the one from the truck in it over a 302 these days if i wanted a ford powered daily driver ranger....especially a nice 2wd like this one..

the ecoboost is cool, but hell if it isnt too complicated. the n/a 300 hp 6 that is rated at 22mpg in a fullsize is hard to shoot down....cheap as hell to buy too.


finding a low mile 302 is one thing...finding a decent 3.7 is easy. emisions is a non issue ect with the later swaps...seems like a solid choice. of course personally i like v8 noise....but those in the know, are aware the new n/a 6 dont sound like a normal 6 either.. not sure how well it would fit in a lowered ranger though.

that 4 wheezer wont last forever....
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I will say the current engine lights up those tires nicely and very easily too.
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Keep the old Banger, Maybe turbo it later down the line.
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