FULLSCALE’s White Platinum Lariat FX4

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  1. FULLSCALE

    FULLSCALE Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been going to do this for a while but never got around to it until now so I’ll try to keep it updated.

    From the day the Ranger was announced that it was coming back I told my wife that we would be buying one. It took until August 30, 2019 but it was worth the wait to get exactly what we wanted for a price that we were willing to pay. It came from Bourgeois Motors in Elmvale/Midland, Ontario.

    2019 Ford Ranger Supercrew
    White Platinum
    501a
    FX4 Offroad Package
    Sport Appearance Package
    Tow Package

    This is how it looked on the dealer’s lot.

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    This is it when we picked it up. I had the dealer swap out the upgraded 18” Sport wheels for the base 17” Sport wheels.

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    This is just after I got it home and gave the truck it’s first wash.

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    FULLSCALE Well-Known Member

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    It was tough to do but we picked the truck up on a Friday and drove it minimally over the weekend before we had 3M PPF put on the front of the hood and all the white area below the headlights and grille.

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    We had the front windows tinted at the same time, at the same place that did the PPF.

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    Two days later I dropped the truck off at Line-X and had the bed sprayed. 45 minutes and it was done!

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    Next up was to put on the Undercover Ultra Flex tonneau, bed light, truck luggage bag and Husky Liners that I had waiting in the garage.

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    Go Rhino Dominator DSS step bars were next. I wanted something that added protection but didn’t stick out as far as most of the other boards that were available. I have some 1/2” thick flat bar that I may use to bring them out just that 1/2” further.

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    LED mirror puddle lights from Amazon were added next. They are much brighter than the stock yellow looking lights, below are a few comparison shots.

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    Next up were some simple stick on changes. First was some DKM tailgate letters from eBay.

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    Matching grille letters from the same place.

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    Weathertech window deflectors that I got for free using Canadian Tire “money”.

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    I may redo this a little wider, but I applied some 3M PPF to each door opening on the rocker.

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    I took the truck to Krown Rust Control for its first of what will be many annual trips. I’ve taken my Mazda for the last 9 years and it’s looking great after all those harsh, salty Ontario winters!

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    These General Grabber ATX tires weren’t even on my radar until my brother-in-law told me he could get me a great deal on them because he works for Continental. The price he told me was unbelievable so I thought I better give them a try in a 265/70R17. They’ll be going on in the spring mounted to whatever wheels I pick out over the winter.

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    4” Stubby antenna and Cup Holder Hero liners in grey were added today!

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    Dang you weren't kidding, our trucks are twins. You're a little farther ahead with mods but otherwise, wow
     
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    I think they are pretty much as identical as it gets, right down to having the upgraded wheels then switching to 17”, we just did it in different ways.
     
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    Nothing much new on the Ranger over the past month as it’s been pretty cold and snowy.

    I removed the factory Hankooks and installed 265/70R17 Cooper Discoverer M+S winter tires but I just realized I haven’t taken any photos of them. I did put one of the 265/70R17 Generals on the spare rim and flipped it for easy tire pressure checks.

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    Next up was a tailgate damper. I bought the ROW Ranger one for $18 off Amazon and made a bracket from some scrap steel.

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    The only other thing I’ve done is added the Truxedo tailgate seal. I only put it on the sides because that’s the only place I’ve noticed water come in and it wouldn’t stick very well to the Line-X anyway.

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    A few more goodies ordered up last week and I’ll post some pictures when they get here and I install them - Eibach front and rear shocks & struts, RokBlokz XL flaps, Bora 1” wheel spacers and a Raptor grille.
     
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    Everything has arrived except the Raptor grille. One of the Eibach struts was shipped wrong so I won’t be able to install them yet. This afternoon I put on the BORA spacers and RokBlokz XL flaps.

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    Nice work!! When you changed the puddle lights did you have any issues with flickering? Was it simple? Link to the ones you bought. Thanks.
     
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    Had chance to put new tires on with spacers?
     
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    I’ve been running the 265/70R17 Coopers since October and put on the spacers a week ago along with the RokBlokz. While I’m not positive it was necessary, I pushed the front crash bars forward and I have lots of clearance at the factory ride height.
     

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