March 2013 ROTM entry thread

Discussion in 'Ranger of the Month' started by klinger86, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. OP

    klinger86 Moderator

    bump 5 days left lets get them entries in....
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  3. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    Just got an email about this....
    But the forum staff gets to pick the finalists????!!!
    I know on other forums its always the biggest lifted and most $$$ trucks that always end up wining.
  4. 04Ranga

    04Ranga New Member


    Year: 2004

    Model: Ranger XLT 4x4

    Mileage: 112,500

    Options: Power everything! 4.0L 5spd, 4x4, Sliding rear window, cruise, tilt,

    Mods/Custom Work: AVS Bugshield & Vent visors, Billet Grille, Snap Top Tonneau Cover, Aftermarket Tail lights, Clear corner lenses, Chrome Bulbs for all turn signals, cold air intake, 40 series flowmaster dual exhaust, 5% tint on rear windows and visor strip, 35% tint on front windows, 10000k HID headlights, 7" panasonic in dash dvd, 1000 watt profile amp, 12" bravox uxp sub in vented enclosure

    Description: This was my first TRUE financed vehicle, mom and dad helped sign for it and I love it! Bought it stock as the 2nd owner with 18K miles on it and proceed to do mods to it for a tastefully modified ranger. I like the way it looks :)

    Garage Link:

  5. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Thats a nice truck!
  6. OP

    klinger86 Moderator

    it's not gonna be that way here the staff will pick 3 finalists. some of the months we will be running contests such as stock, lifted, and lowered. so some months we will have the members vote on 2 stock/lifted/lowered trucks. so its not always the one that has spent the most $$ on their trucks as to give the members that cant spend major $$ on their trucks have a fair shot..
  7. 04Ranga

    04Ranga New Member

    thanks man!
  8. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Yes, the contest rules are what they are. We have tried the contest with other types of rules, and like other forums it comes to a personality contest as far as who is liked more, or an opinionated contest where the majority of member may prefer lifted trucks. This type of contest eliminates both of those where the staff can decide that each seperate month can consist of specific, yet similar trucks to vote on. We like to have a contest where each month will not consist of the most modded truck being nominated or winning. This way, it gives ALL members a fair shot in the contest whether they are stock, dropped, lifted or vintage.
  9. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Anytime...and its a steppy! lol
  10. lonerangr

    lonerangr New Member

    1994 Ford Ranger Super Cab 4x4 (custom built show truck)

    Year: 1994

    Model: Ford Ranger SuperCab 4x4

    Mileage: 40K miles

    Options: Power everything, cruise, tilt, sliding rear window, 4.0 L V6 automatic

    The Truck has the following:
    -4.0 Liter, V-6 with only 40K miles
    -6" Skyjacker suspension lift
    -3.5" body lift
    -Rancho Ladder bars
    -Custom paint job with diamond plate and flames
    -Shaved handles, locks, tail lights and 3rd brake light
    -Hood scoop molded into factory hood
    -Custom roll pan with led tail lights
    -Painted frame/suspension
    -Stainless steel exhaust (Borla) with SS Hedmen headers
    -Stainless brake and fuel lines
    -35" Nitto Mud Grappler Tires
    -20" Chrome Helo Maxx Rims
    -Rocford Fosgate sound system (amps, 15" subs, and 2 sets of 6.5 components/tweeters)
    -Leather bucket seats
    -Billet flame steering wheel, APC gauges
    -Neon lights and mirrors in the carpeted bed

    I bought this truck used and after driving it for a year decided to start detailing it for auto shows. Well after another 2 years, I decided to go big, taking the entire truck apart and rebuilding it from the frame up. I don't have a shop, rather I did this as a hobby in my spare time, this is the only vehicle I've ever done, so although it took quite some time, I'm proud of the work. There was great attention to detail, I didn't take one clip or bolt and throw it back on the truck without either painting, polishing, using SS, etc.

    Garage link:
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  11. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    Ok good..that sounds great....

    Im working on my do i link to my garage? All i get is my link to edit it not a link for others to view it.
    I dont have alot of pics in my garage but i have alot on photobucket and on my own website.
  12. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    That is a badass ranger...lots of time and tons of $$$ put into that!
    Maybe one day my truck will be something like that.
  13. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Just copy the URL and put it in the contest garage link portion. If you have any issues, put the entry in and I can throw the link in there
  14. mfernandes

    mfernandes Simply...FORD

    Looking at your big 4 litre 4x4 Rangers... timidly I include the "white" in the contest.

    Its not a big deal, but here it is:





    YEAR: 1996 (Febraury 28th 1996 to be more precise)


    MILEAGE: 55280 original miles (about 89.000 kilometers)

    OPTIONS: aluminium 14" wheels, 5 speed overdrive transmission, chromed bumpers, rear sliding window, 3/4 seats with centre console, Oxford white exterior, light graphite interior, OEM Ford HD rubber carpet (thanks Hooligan), original bed protector. 6FT. "Fleetside" bed

    MODS: 100% OEM cruise control setup (thanks Hooligan again), 2000 2 tone tail lights, autodim mirror, new Motorcraft spark plugs, new Motorcraft spark plug wires, oem chromed bed hooks. The rest 100% standard and original.

    DESCRIPTION: my daily driver. Love this truck and is in great conditons. 2nd. owner and the mileage is 100% original. Still has both "Twin Cities Assembly plant" original stickers. The spare tire was never used.
    Runs strong!!!
    Most of the parts have been shipped from u.s.a. by Clinton; thanks a lot dude!!!

    The best? MADE IN U.S.A.!!!
  15. Bob C. of Indiana

    Bob C. of Indiana Where's The Cheeto's?

    You sure keep your baby nice! Lookin good! :thumbup:
  16. mfernandes

    mfernandes Simply...FORD

    Thanks a lot bro!!!
  17. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    ^ very clean NICE lil ranger
  18. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Matute!!! So glad to see you in the contest!
  19. mfernandes

    mfernandes Simply...FORD

    Thanks pal, I feel tiny thouh!
  20. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    No way man, its a beautiful truck!
  21. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    Year: 1999

    Model: Ranger XLT 4x4 Ext.Cab 2 door, 3.0FFV, Auto

    Mileage: Engine 65K, Transmission 20k, Body 185ish?

    Options: Manual Windows, Locks, Mirrors, No Tilt, No Cruise

    Mods/Custom Work:
    New Engine, Rebuilt Transmission.
    Added a Tilt Steering Wheel, with OEM Cruise Control
    3" Body lift, plus t-bar crank
    15x10 Black Cragar Soft 8s
    33x12.5x15 Goodyear DuraTracs
    Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares
    AVM Rugged Ridge Manual Lockouts
    Antenna Delete
    Throttle Cable Mod
    Blinker Mod
    Airbox Mod with K&N Filter
    Explorer Bucket Seats
    Explorer Full Center Console
    Explorer White Gauge Cluster
    Explorer OHC/Auto Dim Mirror/Visors
    OHC LED Panel by Buggman
    Mustang Dome with Buggman LEDs
    LED 3rd Brakelight by Buggman
    LED Cruise Pods by Pooleo
    LED 4x4 and HL Switches by Pooleo
    Altezza Tail lights with Buggman LEDs
    Herculined Bed, Bed Caps, bottom of rocker panels
    Added a double foglight switch radio bezel with LED foglight switches from Buggman
    Roll bars with KC lights
    Red Fiberglass Topper with Explorer Roof Rack and Cargo Basket
    Custom Tuned with an SCT X3 Tuner
    Black Nerf/Step Bars
    Black AVS Light Covers, Window Vents, & Bug deflector
    Added stock Transfer Case & gas Tank skid plates
    Added an RCI Front Skid Plate
    Stainless Steel Flame Grille insert
    Autobot Oval decals and logos, with tons of other decals
    Custom Sound System
    Windows Tinted and Topper Windows Tinted
    Added an 01 Steering wheel Airbag
    Removed my stock manual flag mirrors for the regular kind, soon getting the 06+ ones.
    Working on a full 01-03 Front End Conversion, with a powerdome hood!
    Working on a front hitch and a brush/grille guard.
    I have a cab visor i will be painting and installing this summer too.
    Saving up for a Superlift Suspension Lift Kit

    This is my second vehicle, second ranger. My first one was a 95xlt 2wd 2.3l 5speed.
    Got this 99 3.0 with 118K on it and 2 yrs later at 128K i had a faulty fuel injector cause a spark plug to detonate damaging the cylinder/piston. Spent about $3500 to have a new engine put in. Then about 4 yrs later my reverse band in my tranny snapped, had to spend another $1900 to have it rebuilt. Also have spent over $1000 in brakes and rear axle work.
    I picked up another truck, a white 98 xlt 3.0 ext cab 4x4 for $500 that has a bad motor, got a good motor and tranny for it for $400. Will be putting that into it this summer and this white ranger will become my daily driver and winter beater, and my red 99 will be my project fun truck..

    Garage Link: (hope this works)

    Explorer rims with 31"BFGs, no body lift.

    Explorer rims with 31"BFgs with 3"body lift.

    New 33" tires and rims with 3"body lift, and my old black aluminum topper.

    New red fiberglass topper

    Truck with old stock fender flares...
    Truck with the new Bushwacker flares.
    (Can u believe this truck body has about 185K miles on it and looks this good for a Minnesota truck!)

    Added the explorer buckets and center console

    Putting the explorer roof rack on the topper.

    Winter shots

    See the roof rack and basket.

    Stuff for my front end conversion:


    For more info and pics go here:

    So as you can truck has changed alot...and more changes in the future...
    I have spent way too much money over the years on this truck... and i dont plan to ever sell it....
    I don't have aton of money to throw at it all at once... this has been many years of slowly evolving..since i got the truck in April 2004..til now.
    I hope i get selected for the finalists!

    oh heres pics of my tranny torn apart for the rebuild:
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2013
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