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A couple weeks ago I purchased my first Ranger. I picked up a 2020 XL and will have it for the long haul! So far I added a new Magnaflow muffler. All other parts are on back order right now. Also, today I added some TVD Decals, which turned out great! Will add to post as I continue to build it out. Enjoy!

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Get your tailgate damper now! Very convenient!
 
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Get your tailgate damper now! Very convenient!
Do you have a good product in mind for that? I'll look around, but always looking forward to know what is working well for others.
 

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Do you have a good product in mind for that? I'll look around, but always looking forward to know what is working well for others.
The only REAL Damper is on Ford Accessories Website. You can order it from your Parts Department. Unless you aren't mechanically inclined don't pay for installation as it's a 10 min DIY job. Just check to make sure you have the tools needed. There's a big Torx bit required.

Tailgate Damper Thread here: #1

The video on the Blue Ranger is mine. I was one of the first to get the DEE ZEE Damper from Ford. It will soon be available from DEE ZEE directly but first availability was only through Ford Accessories. DEE ZEE is an OEM Manufacturer for Ford.
 
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So after looking at prices for a spray in bed liner, I decided to do it myself. I went with Durabak and so far it turned out better then I expected for doing it myself! It's not fully done yet, I had to order some more. I'm going to do a third layer and of course get the tail gate done. 1 gallon did all of that and I got two layers from it.

I also ordered more decals from TVD. I got a set for the grille and a set for the side vents. Pictures will follow as I get the work done.
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So last weekend I went to the lake with a buddy and it was quite sandy and muddy and the stock tires didn't make the cut. Soooo today I added another addition to the Ranger by putting some new tires on it. After a lot of reading reviews, I went with the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. We will be headed back to the lake this weekend to try them out. The third photo is my buddy who also had issues at the lake the past weekend...
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Today some more parts came in.

2.5" Rough Country leveling kit
Rough Country winch


Leveling kit will go on tomorrow and the winch will go one Sunday when the mount gets here.
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Nice work, you’ve done a great job. Best of luck with the truck!
 
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Nice work, you’ve done a great job. Best of luck with the truck!
Thank you! It's been a lot of fun making it my own. I still have a lot to do, but I'll have to slow done a bit and let the bank take a break lol
 
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Once again, another update! Got the second order of Durabak in and was able to do some touch-ups and finish the tailgate! It's not perfect, but I love the way it turned out.

I had to push the leveling kit to Wednesday this week and the winch mount won't arrive until tomorrow now. As always, I'll take some photos and post as I move along. Enjoy
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