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Old 12-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Crappy truck a little less crappy.

Bought a 1995 ford ranger and spruced up the outside a bit. Im just wasting time so I dont have to study for finals.







I have a total of 1650 into the truck now. Runs great!
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Nicely done. $1650 for a useful rig that you can drive for a year or two or more is excellent....
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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ArmorAll the tires...good for an extra 5 hp.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:59 AM   #4
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Great job shining up them wheels too. It looks nice. I would throw some vinyl horsepower on that back window if it was me. Every sticker you put on is worth like 2 horsepower I think.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:02 AM   #5
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Synthetic oil & nitrogen in the tires will get you another 10 mph.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:04 AM   #6
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You went to all that trouble but couldn't be bothered to clean the tires? LOL. Sure looks a lot better, though. Nice work!
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #7
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May I suggest a "Soft Topper" and a hitch mounted bike rack?
That would be a great system for hauling a single bike and keeping gear out of sight.
My Ranger came with a normal cap. It's great but I wish I had the option of removing it easily.

Check out Ecomodder forum for ideas on how to get a couple extra mpg's out of it. Little things like a grill cover, syn fluid and a top do make a small, noticeable difference.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #8
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What powertrain do you have in that truck? Looks like a good solid rig.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #9
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What powertrain do you have in that truck? Looks like a good solid rig.
Its a mean 2.3L 4 cyclinder. It can go up minor hills occasionally.

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May I suggest a "Soft Topper" and a hitch mounted bike rack?
That would be a great system for hauling a single bike and keeping gear out of sight.
My Ranger came with a normal cap. It's great but I wish I had the option of removing it easily.

Check out Ecomodder forum for ideas on how to get a couple extra mpg's out of it. Little things like a grill cover, syn fluid and a top do make a small, noticeable difference.
I take 2 bikes most of the time. Im not allowed to go dirt bike riding solo. Never been to the eco site before. Thanks!

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You went to all that trouble but couldn't be bothered to clean the tires? LOL. Sure looks a lot better, though. Nice work!
Ill knock that out today.


What stickers should I get?


Someone messaged me asking how I did the wheels. Pretty simple.


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Wire wheel brush

Stick the brush on a drill and get the rust off and apply the polish. Simple and fast. Under 5 min for each wheel.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:58 PM   #10
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dude that is a nice and economical truck. you stole it for $1650.
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