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    2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Build Log

    I purchased this truck in December 2011. Here is what it looked like when i took ownership.

    So far i have replaced all of the lighting. I added halo headlights and foglights with black housings, LED taillights with a black housing, smoked 3rd brake light, and plasma glow scanning LED tailgate light bar.


    Other exterior mods include tinted windows and eyebrow, blue windshield wipers, Black AVS window vents and bugshield, black vertical style grill, black powder coated step bars and bull bar, and bushwacker pocket style fender flares.

    Upcoming exterior mods will be 17x9 black wheels(undecided on style yet) wrapped with 32x10.5 mud terrain tires, BAKflip flush mount folding tonneau cover and black tube style bed rails.
    Performance mods will include K&N air intake, headers, exhaust, and programmer.

    As far as electronics go I have installed an Avital 5303 alarm/remote start system. I also have an Alpine PDX F4, and a pair of Alpine PDX M12's that will provide power to the sound system. High Output Ford 3G alternator from Ohio Generator, and upgraded battery under the hood and secondary battery in the back will provide current to the trio of alpine amps. Double Din will be going in the dash to handle processing. Door panels will be removed and get sound dampening as the stock 6x8's will be replaced with a 5 1/4 component in all four doors. Back seats will be removed and rear wall and floor will have sound dampening applied, and custom box built to hold secondary battery, amplifiers, and probably 4 10" subs.

    Four months into the project and the exterior of the vehicle is getting close to complete.







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    Re: 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Build Log

    Wheels/tires would def.make it look better.




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    Re: 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Build Log

    just ordered these wheels in 17x9




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    Re: 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Build Log

    thos are some sick looking rims. i want, how much they go for?



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    Sub Amp-B2 Zero1
    Subs- Tantric HDD 12's
    box - 4.5^3 32hz

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    Re: 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Build Log

    i paid 685 for wheels, lugs, and tax at discount tire, they go for 152 on ebay as well




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    Re: 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Build Log

    ok so ive added my wheels and tires, and picked up the katzkin custom leather seats for my truck. getting ready to do the stereo install.
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    Re: 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Build Log

    i've been picking up equipment for the past 2 months, so heres what i have
    knu koncepts tripple 1/0 or 4awg battery terminals, 20 ft blue 1/0, 20 ft silver 1/0, 10 ft blue 4g, 10ft silver 4g, 50 ft blue/silver 12g, 2x streetwires zn7460 rca's and 1 zn7y2f y adapter. i have the wiring harness and dash trim kit for the ranger.
    onto the equipment
    alpine cde hd138bt head unit
    alpine pdx f4
    hertz esk 570 components
    hertz hcx 570 coaxials
    2x alpine pdx m12
    2x idmax10 v3 d2
    ok so i need to pick up an alternator, 2 batteries, some inline fuses, etc. possibly 2 more idmax 10's. im getting closer to having a decent sound system again, its been almost a year since i sold the subs out of my old truck




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