Stage 3's 2019 Ranger Build Now SEMA-ized!

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    We've been a little mum on the forum for a while, but it's only because we've been busy little bees.

    We took our current 2019 Ranger Build in a bit of a different direction, essentially turning into a complete Overland Ranger...and then we added a wrap because SEMA.

    By the way, Stage 3 will be at SEMA. I will not be (thank the lord).

    Anyway, back to the truck: we added a DECKED Bed Drawer Kit, RCI 12" Bed Rack, and a Freespirit 55" High Country Series RTT which we installed on the RCI Rack. All this goes along with our Fox Stage 1 System, Black Rhino Armory Wheels, and LT285/70R17 BFG KO2s.

    For lighting, we installed a Baja Designs SAE Amber Fog Light Kit, Baja Designs A-Pillar Mounts, and a Raptor Grille Light Kit behind our Raptor-style grille.

    Check out the video below, along with some images we took on a little jaunt up to Yarnell.



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    That’s a great looking truck. The wheels really suit the build!
     
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    It looks nice and not overdone.. It is something the average person can accomplish and afford in time.. No big bulky bumpers..
    I been watching the video series on it....
     
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    Very nice work and I too watch your videos; they are very helpful. Also, the wrap makes the truck look much more muscular. Thanks
     
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    Looks awesome, @Stage3Motorsports ! How is the on-road ride with the Fox coilover kit? Does it firm up the front and smoothen out the rear a little bit?
     
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    LOL I did not even notice who posted the truck...
     
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    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

    As much as this is a SEMA truck, we didn't want to turn it into a "SEMA TRUCK". So, we stuck with what's essentially all bolt-ons (minus the crash bar trimming) and nothing too dumb (i.e. custom powder coat, full bed lined exterior, etc), though the wrap is borderline.

    C'est le vie.

    We have a few more parts we're going to throw on here in the next couple weeks and a TON of video backlog that's going to be slowly rolling out here over the next couple of weeks.

    Stay tuned!

    Excellent. On-road, the front coilovers are a smidge stiffer than stock, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, since they soak up roll and decently violent hits without issues.

    The rear shocks do a great job of keeping the rear end under better control, and most of that loose feeling is gone and there's not a lot of jounce and bounce over bumps anymore.

    I still think these trucks need some sort of leaf spring upgrade to get the rear completely tight, but the shocks help immensely.
     
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    Thanks for the detailed response, Jason. I'm sold! I'll be ordering from you guys sometime in the rear future :)

    As far as a rear leaf pack goes, hopefully Old Man Emu would come out with something for the NA Ranger soon!
     
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    Our fingers are crossed.

    Though we're hoping for Deaver to get in on the Ranger action, since they're not limited by AussieLand's dumb lift restrictions.
     
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    Watched it last night...:thumbsup:

    Waiting for the actual install videos..
     
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    Just ordered my StageOne Fox kit from Stage3 ! Gonna be a painful wait ! Give me some time to settle on tires :clap: Shout out to Stage3 for the great pricing on the kit and being a sponsor of this beloved forum makes it a win win :beer:
     
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