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Airwolf aka Red Leader

tehschkott

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2020 Ford Ranger Lariat: Airwolf aka Red Leader
  • 4x4 FX4 Package
  • Technology Package
  • Sport Package
  • 2.3 Liter EcoBoost turbo charged 4 cylinder
  • 10 speed transmission
  • 270hp / 310 ft-lb torque
  • SuperCrew cabin (4 doors)
  • 5ft bed (60in long, 55in wide)
  • Rapid Red
  • Purchased July 21, 2020

Mods so far:
  • Suspension:
    • FRONT: Fox 2.0 coilovers
    • REAR: Icon 2.0
      Note: Mixing these two was stupid
  • Rims:
    • Fuel Shok 666 wheels 17x9 20mm offset
  • Tires:
    • Winter: 265/70R17 - Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
    • Summer: 265/70R17 - BFG KO2
  • Grille:
    • Stage 3 Motorsports FORD raptor with lights
  • Tailgate:
    • Damper thingy
  • Engine
    • Ford Performance Tune - now 310 hp / 380 ft/lb torque
  • Radio
    • Midland MicroMobile 15W GMRS
  • Other
    • Ford bug shield guard thingy
    • Crash bar delete

Mods planned:
  • ARB dually compressor
  • Exhaust (TBD)
  • LineX spray in bed liner
  • ARB Summit front bumper
  • Front window tint
  • Winch (TBD)
  • Bed stiffener (TBD)
  • Rock sliders (TBD)
  • Better under armor (TBD)
Mods planned - Phase 2:
  • King 2.5 Complete Suspension Package (Adjustable Extended Travel Coilovers, Rear Shocks & ICON UCA's)
  • APG HD Progressive Leaf Spring Kit
  • Tires - Adventure: 315/70R17
  • Rims - Adventure: 0 offset
  • Steel Rims
  • Topper TBD
  • Snorkle - or better - Cowl intake
I do a lot of process photography. It invariably leads to a lot of pics. I realize it's a bit annoying but what can I say. It's part of the process.



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2020 Ford Ranger Lariat: Airwolf aka Red Leader
  • 4x4 FX4 Package
  • Technology Package
  • Sport Package
  • 2.3 Liter EcoBoost turbo charged 4 cylinder
  • 10 speed transmission
  • 270hp / 310 ft-lb torque
  • SuperCrew cabin (4 doors)
  • 5ft bed (60in long, 55in wide)
  • Rapid Red
  • Purchased July 21, 2020

Mods so far:
  • Suspension:
    • FRONT: Fox 2.0 coilovers
    • REAR: Icon 2.0
      Note: Mixing these two was stupid
  • Rims:
    • Fuel Shok 666 wheels 17x9 20mm offset
  • Tires:
    • Winter: 265/70R17 - Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
    • Summer: 265/70R17 - BFG KO2
  • Grille:
    • Stage 3 Motorsports FORD raptor with lights
  • Tailgate:
    • Damper thingy
  • Engine
    • Ford Performance Tune - now 310 hp / 380 ft/lb torque
  • Radio
    • Midland MicroMobile 15W GMRS
  • Other
    • Ford bug shield guard thingy
    • Crash bar delete

Mods planned:
  • ARB dually compressor
  • Exhaust (TBD)
  • LineX spray in bed liner
  • ARB Summit front bumper
  • Front window tint
  • Winch (TBD)
  • Bed stiffener (TBD)
  • Rock sliders (TBD)
  • Better under armor (TBD)
Mods planned - Phase 2:
  • King 2.5 Complete Suspension Package (Adjustable Extended Travel Coilovers, Rear Shocks & ICON UCA's)
  • APG HD Progressive Leaf Spring Kit
  • Tires - Adventure: 315/70R17
  • Rims - Adventure: 0 offset
  • Steel Rims
  • Topper TBD
  • Snorkle - or better - Cowl intake
I do a lot of process photography. It invariably leads to a lot of pics. I realize it's a bit annoying but what can I say. It's part of the process.
Looking good Scott! Good choice on wheel/offset:wink:

What do you mean by Cowl intake?
 
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Looking good Scott! Good choice on wheel/offset:wink:

What do you mean by Cowl intake?
I'm not yet sure it's possible but want to look into it. On a Tacoma you can reroute your air intake to pull from the base of the windshield instead of the front of the grille. The intake isn't of course as high as a proper snorkel but you'd have to do a water crossing so high it crested your windshield which I will never do. This kid Ripcord has a video on YouTube about it (I'll find a link later but you can likely find it yourself). I do not love the look of a snorkel, it feels too ostentatious and I'm not yet doing enough to justify it's presence but there lies the rub; am I not doing this because I don't have the gear? Once gotten, would I suddenly find more reasons to use it? I dunno. I dislike this aspirational model of kitting out ones rig for every imaginable contingency, and then never doing anything with it. If I have it, it's because I use it. Or aim to. A cowl intake, if it can be done in a Ranger, sounds like a good compromise. We shall see.
 

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Looks awesome. Tell me about those racks on the back. Not sure what they are for, fat tire bikes?

Are the racks permanent or easy to remove?
 
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Looks awesome. Tell me about those racks on the back. Not sure what they are for, fat tire bikes?

Are the racks permanent or easy to remove?
Thanks.

They're bike racks with clearance for large volume tires. Like mountain bikes, fat bikes, or any 650b bike. It's all Yakima - whatever their lowest profile truck bed solution is, that's this. I don't recall the name of them now but it's not hard to find. Easy to remove? Eh. Sorta. The mounting isn't permanent if that's what you mean. But you wouldn't want to pop them on/off all the time, that would get tedious fast. A practiced person who had everything marked off could likely dismantle in 15 minutes, and remount in 30.
 

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