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Thread: My 01 Ranger build

  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFutur View Post
    This would probably be a better route if you plan on lifting it at the same time. Most likely save you both time and money!

    I ended up lifting mine about 3 or so months after I did the new leafs, wasnt planning on lifting that soon but things changed haha

    Not sure how much lift you should expect with a fresh set of explorer leafs though, definitely look into it before making any purchases haha
    Supposedly when swapping leafs(generally used ranger to used expo leafs) people gain about 3" of lift. I'm sure new is about the same
    I'ts also a good chance to remove the oem blocks and get rid of any axle wrap etc
    2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Level 2 4x4
    285/75R16 GoodYear Duratracs | 16x8 Pro Comp 7031 | T Bar Crank | Bilstein Shocks | 4.10s With Rear Torsen Lsd | Swingout Tire Carrier

  2. #42
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    So I'm in DeKalb almost every weekend and would love the contact info for your fabricator buddy for one of those rear bumpers!! Truck looks great we should have a meet sometime!

  3. #43
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    Any plans to regear?

  4. #44
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    Sorry Hawk, Mickey things have been put in back burner for awhile.

    Hawk I pm'ed you but just in case here is link to small business he has started.
    http://www.505fab.com/

    Mickey now that things are moving along again I hopefully will be installing explorer LS geared this year.



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    2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
    1999 GMC Suburban 4x4

  5. #45
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    So here is quick up to date on things. Being inspired by "Thefutur" I picked up old ladder rack from another ranger. Right away I thought it was a bit to tall.

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    2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
    1999 GMC Suburban 4x4

  6. #46
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    With a bit of grinding and some welding it was lowered. I lowered the rack just enough to where I can mount light bar flush with rack.

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    2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
    1999 GMC Suburban 4x4

  7. #47
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    Had to replace campershell to fit with rack. Found decent one for th right price.

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    2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
    1999 GMC Suburban 4x4

  8. #48
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    Wow... Haven't been on in while, good job !
    That's turned into a nice rig.

    Mickey
    Last edited by Mickey Bitsko; 01-14-2018 at 01:19 AM.

  9. #49
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    Nice looking Rig ! Always nice to see rangers as Expedition Rigs. I have an 02 Regular Cab and an 07 extended Cab now, Great trucks!
    - 2002 Ford ranger XL 4x4
    4.10 gears, LS rear end,
    Custom plate steel bumpers,
    265/75 R16" cooper discoverer ST MAXX
    http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...er-Ranger-quot
    - 2007 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 Stock, so far
    -2009 DL1000

  10. #50
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    Work in progress. Just need to get out more!!

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    2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
    1999 GMC Suburban 4x4

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