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Discussion in 'Build Journals & Projects' started by Grimlock, Dec 23, 2019.
Picked the truck up June 26th 2019.
Shadow Black Lariat FX4 with all options except tow package.
Tired of buying bike racks for every new vehicle so decided on designing and building my own.
Saw people replacing their FX4 stickers and decided on giving my truck a theme. After all, he is called Grimlock and I am pretty partial to the hyperblue color so I got with theJestergraphics.com about cutting me something up. Never have attempted something like this before but the overall look definitely set it apart. Here are my install pics.
So, I figured it was time for Grimmy to get some new shoes. When I first purchased this truck, what got me interested was a model on their show floor. It was an XLT but it had a level and much nicer wheels and tires. Well, I wanted those same things because to me that is what set that truck off. I just did not want to pay 55k for it..lol
So I did just that, went to 4wheelparts and ordered some Fuel Tactics 20x9 offset +1 and some Procomp 285\65R20 AT tires and a ReadyLift 3" level kit.
End result : Love...lol
And now......this. Started seeing pics of Rangers sitting on 6" lifts for the last month or so and I could not get it out of my brain. As soon as I found out my Ford dealership would warranty everything if I did the install there, my mind was made up. Went with the BDS 6" IFS system and FOX 2.0 shocks. Just wow, this is the stance I am looking for. bye bye mpgs.
Looks GREAT! Nice job! Did you have to do any modifications for rubbing issues with your tire/wheel/level set-up?
Alrighty! Just saw this post after I asked about “rubbing issues”? No chance of rubbing anything with a 6” lift, eh? Again, lols GREAT! Nice job!
Yeah, I had to cut the rear crash bars and completely remove the front ones. I think this lift is supposed to be good for up to 35" tires though.
Tire & Wheel Combinations
35x12.50 w/20x9 and 5.5-6" back spacing
305/65r18 w/18x9 and 5" back spacing
33x12.50 w/17x9/18x9/20x9 and 4.5" back spacing
*Trimming may be required*
Can you share more details on this bike rack/bar you made? Material sourced, measurements, etc.