Wannabe Ranger Raptor

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    #1 Dec 24, 2019
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    After being a hardcore Toyota guy the majority of my life minus one brief romance with a Jeep Rubicon I decided to jump ship and buy a 2019 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 purchased new on Dec 15th. Not going to do anything too crazy right now but gotta do it right the first time. So here we go....

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    -Chinese Raptor Grill purchased from Toyota Accessories Guy
    -Tailgate EZ drop
    -matching front window tint part of dealer package
    -Ranger tailgate black lettering
    -255/75 Duratracs
    -Debadged truck
    -Amazon Maxliner Floor Mats (Returned they break to easily)
    -Husky Weatherbeater
    -Removed dental damn
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    -Truxedo ProX 15 bed cover
    -Raptor grill lights from Stage 3
    -Stubby Antennae
    -Ford Swing out toolbox
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    -Pro X15 bed cover

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    Merry Christmas everyone just ordered some front amber led Raptor lights for the front grill from Stage 3. Can’t wait to get them!
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Good looking truck!! Question....how hard is it to remove the air dam? I did it on my 2017 Chevy Colorado and it was a PITA!!! Just curious if Ford made it easier...Thanks
     
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    it’s not super hard as long as you don’t have to do it by hand. Having a ratchet tool or driver made it very easy. A few of the bolts are just a little awkward to remove and may require some patience if only using a hand tool and not a driver.
     
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    Looks like a great start, congrats on the truck!
     
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    Hardcore Toyota guy ship jumper too! One fine truck ain't it? :like:
     
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    yup, so far so good! The truck just drives so much better then the Tacoma. Reliability is always a concern but couldn’t be happier right now. I’m actually still pretty active on the Tacoma World and taking heat for switching.
     
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    Truck looks great. How bad is the hit to mpg with the Duratracs? My truck is my only daily so I'm hesitant to change tires out at the moment. It's too bad the Tacoma people are giving you heat! Both are nice trucks.
     
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    It’s the same width as stock 255 so that helps just two inches taller. I’m only on my second tank of gas but supposedly I only averaged 15.2 on the stock tires. So we will see I would imagine it’s not a huge hit.
     
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    After putting on the Raptor Grill I decided to find a spot for the stock one in my man cave. What do you guys think?

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    Got snow this afternoon so decided to stretch the Rangers legs and take her up to the mountains. I must say I’m super impressed with the engine and transmission. It can be so smooth and fast when it needs to be.

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    Looks good to me.

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    Needs leds... ;)
     
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    Haha you and me both. I've been on that forum through my last three Tacoma's. It's not bad but there's a lot of BS a lot of attacking going on it's like going back to high school over there. I would say so far my Ford has been a lot more reliable than my new 16 Tacoma sport which had issues from the get-go. I will not list them all here there was enough to make me dump the truck.
     
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