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Scott B's 2006 Ranger FX4 Level II

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...:shifty_ey ...Has someone been busy painting the inside of his truck...:scratch:
 


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No - the Level II is black from the factory. It is where I got the idea to change the other one to black...
 




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32 inch tires

I finally got around to taking some pictures of the truck with 32s...
 

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..:eek:...Now that's sexy...:biggthump
 




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Stock tires are 31" on that truck, right?

Looks very nice, either way. It looks like 33's wouldn't be too much of a stretch, either.

My buddy has an '04 FX4 Level II and every time I see it I just drool. They are awesome rangers. And very capable in stock form.
 




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Stock tires are 31" on that truck, right?

Looks very nice, either way. It looks like 33's wouldn't be too much of a stretch, either.

Yes, stock tires are 31".

I think 33x12.50s would rub when turning. 33x11.50 (285 75-16) would probably fit better.
 




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Great looking rig!!
 








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Sweet truck man! I really like the way the new rangers look.
 




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Thanks you guys.

I have some more mods I hope to post this weekend.
 








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Carpet and Sound Deadening

I decided to upgrade the floor covering in the truck from a vinyl mat to automotive carpeting. Since I had to gut the interior to install the carpet, I added sound deadening material to the floor. (I will add it to the doors and roof when I get a chance.)

The carpet and floor mats I purchased from Auto Custom Carpets in Alabama (www.accmats.com) Great products and great customer service! I chose a dark gray (Agate) for the carpet color to lighten up the interior just a little bit. I thought all black might be a little too much. As it turns out, I think it's a great color combo. And I had to get the Ranger logos on the floor mats in red to match the seats!

The sound deadening matting came from RAAMaudio (www.raamaudio.com). Shopping for this stuff, you find a lot of different prices and claims. To me, this product appeared to be an upper-end product (maybe not the best, but up there) for a reasonable price (not the least expensive, but far from the most expensive.) So far, I like it. Easy to install, and it works!

The following pictures will show each step of the progression, from the left and right sides.
 




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The before shots...
 

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Looking better...
 

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The result...
 

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what does level II mean. it may have been answered but im not sure. I am also curious to learn what stage 1 and stage 2 and stage 3 mean? Call me stupid but it is a honest question lol
 




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New Grille and Hood Struts

I never liked the grille that came on this truck. Mid-year in 2006, Ford introduced the STX model, and it had a much nicer looking grille. (Ford has since used the nicer one on XLTs.)

Seeing how the front of the body is designed/assembled, I saw how easy it would be to replace the grille. Simply unscrew the one on the truck, put the new one in its place.

I ordered one from Torrie (Fast Parts Network,) and had the trim ring painted - nothing to it.

While I was in there, I installed the pressurized hood struts I picked up off eBay. I was a little leary about drilling holes, but the convenience is great. I need to get a set for my other truck.

The following pictures show the progression...
 




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And a new picture...
 

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