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Scotty J.

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List O' Mods:
JBA Headers | Custom Exhaust | K&N FIPK Intake | BamaChips Tune | 3" Body Lift | 33"x12.5" BFG TA KOs | Cragar Soft 8s | Smitty Built XRC8 Winch | KC Rally 800 | KC 26 Series Amber Fog Lights | TRS Sticker!

My wife's father died in October of 08'. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. She bought out her brothers shares of the truck and gave it to me and told me to have my way with it.

I've done a few "car" projects but never a truck.

My Miata:



I have since changed to Tein Flex Coil Overs at all four posts.



At the Tail of the Dragon:


At the TotD, I ran across a car that tore me up in the curves, it was a Mitsubishi Evo VIII. I was so impressed that I just HAD to have one LOL. After a few mods, it was running around 400awhp.



But as I said, I didn't know anything about trucks so I started reading articles and surfing forums. I ran across Four Wheel Mag's Project Rangerunner. It was what I was looking for, something with a low CG, but could hit some of the trails around here (not too much desert where I live). But give something that I *COULD* take to Pismo or Oray either one.

I'll Divide things up into stages that I have so far.
 
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The truck as I got it:


First I started with JBA Headers:


A buddy of mine owns an exhuast shop, he kept the stock "Y" and then custom exhaust from there back with Magnaflow Muffler.

Next was a 3" body lift:


Then some BFG TA 285/75/R16 and Cramar 16x8 Soft 8's:


Once the tires were added, it really started crying for a tint:



The Dixon Bros stuff is WAY expensive, it's going to take me a while to save up for that, but in the mean time I wanted to hit some trails. In fact, I'll probably go with the SuperCharger before the LT suspension. I figure completely done by summer of 2011.
 

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Next, I had to do something with those ugly grey flares. Somebody had told me that Krylon Fusion works GREAT on that kind of stuff, so I went and bought a few cans and went at it.

Here is the back:








Here is one of the flares painted and the other the stock grey:


I figured while I had the cans out, I would do the grill as well, before and after:




Here are pics of the rear flares and the grill done:




 

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Next was the front flares, I also pulled the front valance. A friend is going to add a winch box, light rail and skid plate. I will take all of that and the front bumper down and have it all powder coated gloss black:








Ater painting:








Today I removed the running boards:


 

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Winch tray and light bar are done and the excess part of the bumper is cut off. Everything is currently at the powder coaters.









 

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Got the stuff back from the powder coaters today. They are currently at my buds getting "reattached" LOL:

Tray:


Bumper:


Bumper and Tray:
 

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Everything is bolted in and welded on:





 

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Added a skid plate:

 

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Winch installed, Lights come in monday:



 

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Truck is looking awesome!!
 

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nice looking truck
 

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Thanks, a work in progress for sure.
 

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SAS time!!!!! jking, that truck looks great. Upgrading from the stock tires to the BFGoodrich ones and new rims made a huge difference.
 

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sweet truck looks good i like the light bar and tray but why aint she dirty yet lol
 

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