Ford Ranger 3.2 Limited
Sadly washed more than its driven...
This is my toy. A Ford Ranger Limited 3.2 Litre (2012).
Don't seem to be able to stop bolting bits to it, but that is part of the fun.
I have to say however.... NEVER ANOTHER FORD!
The build quality of this truck is pretty awful. I certainly would not get another one.
Bits fail on it weekly. Full gearbox rebuild at 33k miles?
Rusts like it lives in the ocean. Diffs out at 35k.
Useless! Back to my trusty Nissan's next time.
Current Spec (above factory):
:Upgraded 17" M12 Matt black polished lip alloys with :BF Goodrich T/A 50/50 tyres.
:Custom dual exit (2 each side) stainless exhaust
:EU legal front 'A' bar
:Towbar with electrics
:Mountaintop rear lift lid with gas struts.
:Bonnet gas struts
:Dual rear high level 18W LED reversing lights
:Rear trickle charge solar panel
:4x 36W roof mounted LED bar lights
:2x 36W 'A' bar mounted LED bar lights
:Custom LED DRL's in the front grille
:3x 'A' bar mounted 130W spotlights
:Front and rear dash cameras with 10 hr battery backup
:LED illuminated front grille
:Front parking sensors (rear are factory)
:Custom alarm panel
:Rear load bay ultrasonic sensors
:Spare wheel alarm loop
:Upgraded headlamps (Osram Nighbreakers)
:Custom bonnet vent
:Subwoofer under drivers seat with remote
:Custom lighting control with bluetooth phone remote
:Tailgate central locking
:Rear mounted Mud/Sand ladders
:Interior blue LED lighting
Longer (more boring) version
Future planned upgrades and additions.
:Electric valve in the exhaust to allow alternative selection of gas exit
(possibly via a shorter muffler system or bypass the CAT).
:Android centre console with upgraded navigation and sound system
:Upgraded speakers (although the factory system is remarkably good)
:Replace all exterior lamps for LED
:Custom made rear LED light clusters
:Personal number plate
:Front bumper winch
Finally got my 3d printer to successfully produce the clips I designed for the rear mounted recovery tracks.
They have an 20mm aluminium centre core, that a spring clip slides through.
They are sealed with black silicon and then riveted to the rear lid.
I will fit some locks onto these, although they are watched 24hrs a day by the remote camera fitted in the rear window.