Ranger/BT50 show & shine

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by KemosRanger » June 24th, 2015, 12:41 pm

Ashveer,
Nice truck there mate, black on white & simple light weight mods.....wished I had stuck with that ;) In answer to your locker query....I am going Eaton lockers front & back. After some research & asking around & with my background in DC stuff they just make sense to me.

I love the low profile bar on the front, you haven't listed this in your mods, is it factory fit or is it custom?
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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by Ashveer_Singh » June 25th, 2015, 1:19 am

Thank alot Kemo the bull bar comes standard with the 2007-2009 Ranger here in RSA. I like it aswell its saved my front end a few times out in the bush , its also a cheaper alternative to a heavy off road bumper which is outer my price ranger :D
It comes standard with a Gearmax diff lock so im lucky i only have to source one for the front diff which apparently no one makes here :irked: . Are the eaton lockers lsd or fully locking mayne some smart fellow here has been importing them to RSA .

Its sad how expensive stuff is here as compared to Aus. If import fees werent what they were my shopping basket would never be empty :lol:

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by KemosRanger » June 26th, 2015, 9:14 am

Check out this thread - viewtopic.php?f=44&t=56428- they are fully locking.

Sorry to hear how expensive stuff is in RSA but it must be all relative because I feel the same way here in Aus. Perception & Reality, never let one get in the way of the other I always say.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by Ashveer_Singh » June 28th, 2015, 3:20 am

Hey thanks Kemo will check it out mate.
Cheers

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by Benno1986 » September 7th, 2015, 11:14 pm

Upgrades :)

Arb Canopy and alloy racks kit
Titan Rear Drawers,

Still waiting on bullbar to get painted.

Also 2" Old Man Emu Lift :)
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2011 - PK Ford Ranger XLT - MAXXIS AT 980 31" Tyres, Snorkle, Custom Rhino Roof Rails and Racks with & Rhino Roof Cage, Open Sky 1.8m Pull out Awning. 21" Front Light Bar, Twin 7" Rear Light Bars, PWR Intercooler, Roo Systems ECM Remap (150 rwhp),
1999 - Holden Frontera MX Sport - MAXXIS AT 980 31" Tyres, ARB Bullbar, 2" Raw 4x4 Lift, IPF Spotlights

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by runsonrum » September 16th, 2015, 11:42 am

Hey benno, how much actual lift did you get out of the OME? Their website says 20mm, which is half what I'm after, but I had OME on my lux and was very happy with it. Would love to get it again for my BT if I can get close to the usual 40mm out of it.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by Benno1986 » September 23rd, 2015, 1:09 pm

I got just under 2" (around 38mm) on the front and 2" on the back.

We are limited with the front suspension setup. Rear I got heavy duty springs as I have the canopy and drawers in the back.
I have already tested at toowoomba and moreton island now.. can't fault it.. so much better than the stock suspension also.

On another note, more upgrades !! :)
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2011 - PK Ford Ranger XLT - MAXXIS AT 980 31" Tyres, Snorkle, Custom Rhino Roof Rails and Racks with & Rhino Roof Cage, Open Sky 1.8m Pull out Awning. 21" Front Light Bar, Twin 7" Rear Light Bars, PWR Intercooler, Roo Systems ECM Remap (150 rwhp),
1999 - Holden Frontera MX Sport - MAXXIS AT 980 31" Tyres, ARB Bullbar, 2" Raw 4x4 Lift, IPF Spotlights

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by Robbo1993 » September 23rd, 2015, 3:12 pm

Hey guys Stuey from Melbourne here. This is my second 4x4 and first ute, and I love it.
I've got big plans on turning it into a tourer and can't get it done quick enough!
There's a lot of great looking Utes here and it's given me some grouse ideas.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by KemosRanger » September 23rd, 2015, 3:22 pm

Hey Stuey, show us a bit more so when the times comes we can do the 'before & after' thing. And I really like the blue that Ford has in this range, what ever you do don't change the colour okay?

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by KemosRanger » September 23rd, 2015, 3:26 pm

Benno1986,

I just realised how quickly your set up is coming along. I just took a look at the page before this & saw your post from a short while ago. Nice work mate.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by Robbo1993 » September 23rd, 2015, 4:14 pm

Hey Kemo, top looking ute you have there!
Here's a couple I just took as the other photo was last taken last year. Not much done to it really, just the awning an egr block and a small wind up to level the car out a bit. The muddies on it in my previous post were off my old Surf and I had to put them back on it to sell it unfortunately. So next is a set of Kuhmo KL71 31x10.5xR15's, a set of ladder racks with a full length roof rack to cover them and I'm also thinking of the xrox bar even though I absolutely hated them when I first saw them.
Let me know what you think! I'm open to suggestions, every little bit helps.

Cheers, Stuey

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by KemosRanger » September 23rd, 2015, 4:28 pm

Stuey,

I love the back seat tool box, quick access thingy. We have an adult child & it won't be long before my Henry is just a 'ma & pa' escape vehicle & therefore I have been thinking long term of doing a similar thing to that but more suited to touring.

- Go the xrox, wished I had, less weight, better entry, does the job etc.
- Umm muddies??? I have a set on, yes they look great but are noisy, make day to day driving annoying - going to do what my bro outlaw does & have 2 sets of rims, one for day to day & one for play.
- Can't wait to see the build come along and thanks for the compliment
- oh if you can have a good think about the type of cover you want for the tray.....after looking at what was on offer from the after market names nothing really stacked up SO I designed my own & had it custom made - it was done by mates & cost a fraction of the price but even at full price it would have been cheaper than the standard offering from ARB lets say.

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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by KemosRanger » September 23rd, 2015, 5:13 pm

Stuey,

Here are a selection of photos from last years addition to Henry just in time for our annual trip to Pebbly Beach.
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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by KemosRanger » September 23rd, 2015, 5:15 pm

....and a few more that didn't make the other post.
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Re: Ranger/BT50 show & shine

Unread post by Robbo1993 » September 23rd, 2015, 5:25 pm

Thanks for your advice Kemo,

I designed the toolbox to hold all the stuff that I'd "rather have and not need, than need and not have" eg. Socket set cable ties tape jumper cables etc
The height is kept relatively low so I can still store things that can't be put in the back.

The xrox I've decided on due to its lightweight and simplicity and also replaceable side wings?
Muddies? The noise doesn't bother me as I've always got the radio up anyway. Plus I've got the extra confidence to go places I otherwise wouldn't.
As for a canopy I'm not too sure how I'll do it yet, still a thought in progress.
I do have plans for a custom home job of drawers that consists of a flat deck across the wheel arches with two full length drawers that also open up from the top when there's nothing loaded on top. But I also want tie down points built within the deck, so there's a problem of pulling out the doors when you're hanging off a ratchet strap whilst tieing down things so that's a work in progress too.
I'll try to do most of it on my own as I'm still an apprentice with a tightass boss and a car loan, but I'm giving it a crack!

Just saw your post, that is exactly how I plan to do my tray but with aluminium or steel panels!
Top job on the canopy!

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