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Whats your best mod for under $100

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Ok so as per the thread title , whats your best Mod you have done for under $100?


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Armrest

https://www.ebay.com.au/i/271613319095? ... 7cQAvD_BwE

Shipping is a bit expensive but worth it.
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rkrenn wrote:Armrest

https://www.ebay.com.au/i/271613319095? ... 7cQAvD_BwE

Shipping is a bit expensive but worth it.
Ha ha nice one! I like it!


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Hey GM,

Started off being sarcastic, but then thought about it seriously and I can't think of anything you can get for these Utes under $100. Maybe a tank of fuel.

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- Forscan software and OBD2 module (wired, not bluetooth), getting rid of unwanted chimes, reprogram lighting, saves going to dealers to check codes, reset modules, disable or limit smart charge levels etc.

- LED interior lights upgrade

- Center console tray. About $15 ebay delivered
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Tailgate central locking $70 and auto windows $110 (close to 100)
https://tracelectronics.com.au/?s=&ymm_ ... _year=2018
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Prado - 3D wrote:Hey GM,

Started off being sarcastic, but then thought about it seriously and I can't think of anything you can get for these Utes under $100. Maybe a tank of fuel.

DJ

Well this is true, i did consider saying under $200 but stuck with $100 to keep things interesting, a tank of fuel is always good when you can get it under $100 ha ha
mine would be my EDS scanner, helped me identify I had overheating issues as the stock gauge dont tell ya much until its too late, also helps me monitor my alternator voltage, but i will soon upgrade the more expensive unit that monitors trans temps also. This will then no doubt fall out of the $100 category.


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widemr wrote:- Forscan software and OBD2 module (wired, not bluetooth), getting rid of unwanted chimes, reprogram lighting, saves going to dealers to check codes, reset modules, disable or limit smart charge levels etc.

- LED interior lights upgrade

- Center console tray. About $15 ebay delivered

FORSCAN is worth its weight in gold! Chimes be gone! Ha ha and how good is silent mode....

For some reason my px2 came with the centre console tray like the px1, actually started looking at the led interior light upgrades last night too


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Rosspat wrote:Tailgate central locking $70 and auto windows $110 (close to 100)
https://tracelectronics.com.au/?s=&ymm_ ... _year=2018

Good share Rosspat, These are the mods im sure a lot of members appreciate hearing about! Simple, effective and cheap
thanks for sharing the links too


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Tailgate central locking is $17 from jaycar. Have just done my 20.25 ranger.
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lincolnland wrote:Tailgate central locking is $17 from jaycar. Have just done my 20.25 ranger.
Does that include harness, plugs, mounting bracket etc.
I know it can be done on the cheap, but this kit is good quality.
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Rosspat wrote:Tailgate central locking $70 and auto windows $110 (close to 100)
https://tracelectronics.com.au/?s=&ymm_ ... _year=2018
thanks mate. just ordered the one-touch window kit.
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3D floor mats.
could be over $100 but still the best low cost item around.
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Rosspat wrote:
lincolnland wrote:Tailgate central locking is $17 from jaycar. Have just done my 20.25 ranger.
Does that include harness, plugs, mounting bracket etc.
I know it can be done on the cheap, but this kit is good quality.
So does this have its own remote or uses the car remote :roll:
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scottoz wrote:
Rosspat wrote:
lincolnland wrote:Tailgate central locking is $17 from jaycar. Have just done my 20.25 ranger.
Does that include harness, plugs, mounting bracket etc.
I know it can be done on the cheap, but this kit is good quality.
So does this have its own remote or uses the car remote :roll:
There’s a kit available on eBay and the harness included gets power from the fuel flap solenoid to open and close the tailgate each time the car is unlocked & locked. Great quality kit and good value in my opinion.
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scottoz wrote:
Rosspat wrote:
lincolnland wrote:Tailgate central locking is $17 from jaycar. Have just done my 20.25 ranger.
Does that include harness, plugs, mounting bracket etc.
I know it can be done on the cheap, but this kit is good quality.
So does this have its own remote or uses the car remote :roll:
It works with the car remote as I have done the same as lincoln by using the cheap Jaycar solenoid....easy job for any diy person.
Cost me about $25 for solenoid, wiring & connectors and about an hours labour. ;)
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teevee wrote:
Rosspat wrote:Tailgate central locking $70 and auto windows $110 (close to 100)
https://tracelectronics.com.au/?s=&ymm_ ... _year=2018
thanks mate. just ordered the one-touch window kit.



It uses the car remote, it does more than just wind up.

Operating features:

Auto windows up:

After ignition is off and doors closed, press lock on the key remote, the front 2 and back 2 windows will close successively, if left down after ignition is turned off.

Using the key remote to lower all windows vehicle remains unlocked:

When engine is off, press unlock-lock-unlock the front 2 and back 2 windows will lower at the same time. To lock doors after this function, press lock on the key remote, to lock and close all windows press lock again at any interval.

Pausing window opening / closing:

Press lock or unlock on the key remote during auto window operation, all windows will pause.

When ignition is on all windows become one touch auto up/down function from the driver’s window switch panel by depressing each individual switch for half a second.

All windows will retract down slightly:

After ignition is off, press lock-unlock-lock on the key remote, all windows will lower a very small amount for ventilation. By repeating lock-unlock-lock they will lower again slightly and stop, this process can be repeated.

Lock vehicle without closing windows:

After ignition is off and the doors are all closed, press unlock-unlock-lock, only locks the vehicle without lifting the windows.
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A waterproof relay to turn off the number plate or license plate or tag what ever you call them lights when select reverse so the glare especially in rain doesnt render camera usless. Then a pair of stedi led bars between towbar and bumper as extra reverse lights

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Gold member wrote:
Rosspat wrote:Tailgate central locking $70 and auto windows $110 (close to 100)
https://tracelectronics.com.au/?s=&ymm_ ... _year=2018

Good share Rosspat, These are the mods im sure a lot of members appreciate hearing about! Simple, effective and cheap
thanks for sharing the links too


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Sorry was referring to this unit. The windows mirrors and doors

Does it use the car remote or have its own
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scottoz wrote:
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Rosspat wrote:Tailgate central locking $70 and auto windows $110 (close to 100)
https://tracelectronics.com.au/?s=&ymm_ ... _year=2018

Good share Rosspat, These are the mods im sure a lot of members appreciate hearing about! Simple, effective and cheap
thanks for sharing the links too


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Sorry was referring to this unit. The windows mirrors and doors

Does it use the car remote or have its own
Uses the car remote
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Thanks
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m_attt wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:19 am A waterproof relay to turn off the number plate or license plate or tag what ever you call them lights when select reverse so the glare especially in rain doesnt render camera usless. Then a pair of stedi led bars between towbar and bumper as extra reverse lights


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Do you have any pics to share please?
How did you mount them?
Are they connected dirext to the reverse power wire?

I just got two Stedi flush mount LEDs I was thinking to use as reverse lights. (these will go next to the number plate,)
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Due South wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:20 pm
m_attt wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:19 am A waterproof relay to turn off the number plate or license plate or tag what ever you call them lights when select reverse so the glare especially in rain doesnt render camera usless. Then a pair of stedi led bars between towbar and bumper as extra reverse lights


rsz_20200106_081845.jpg
Do you have any pics to share please?
How did you mount them?
Are they connected dirext to the reverse power wire?

I just got two Stedi flush mount LEDs I was thinking to use as reverse lights. (these will go next to the number plate,)
I would like these details too please.

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I have 2 that I use each day.

First is a 100x150mm mirror I stuck on my sun visor. I often get dirty at work, I like to make sure my face isn't dirty when I meet the next client haha!!!! $8 delivered on ebay.

Second is my drink bottle holder. I short bit of 100mm PVC pipe, painted black, attached to my centre console right next to my seat. Easily fits 1.5L bottles and keeps them out of the way. $0, scrap from my shed.

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Hidden tailgate button and gas struts.

cost all up about $30.00.

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Fondles wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:26 am Hidden tailgate button and gas struts.

cost all up about $30.00.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6TJY8 ... romecotter
Looks awsome job mate aslong the gas struts work
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Komang wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:06 pm
Fondles wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:26 am Hidden tailgate button and gas struts.

cost all up about $30.00.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6TJY8 ... romecotter
Looks awsome job mate aslong the gas struts work
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My best $100 mod to my 2019 ranger has definitely being invested in black spray cans ,sandpaper ,thinners,tape to blackout all the ugly silver ,alloy and chrome extras around the Whole vehicle including the front and rear Ford chrome badges and blue centres, and roof rack bars,side steps,and trims to the rear roller area ..
It looks just how I like it now
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Dieselboy wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:33 pm My best $100 mod to my 2019 ranger has definitely being invested in black spray cans ,sandpaper ,thinners,tape to blackout all the ugly silver ,alloy and chrome extras around the Whole vehicle including the front and rear Ford chrome badges and blue centres, and roof rack bars,side steps,and trims to the rear roller area ..
It looks just how I like it now
I too hate the chromes and badges.

Grille badge was easy, swapped the grille out for an aftermarket one.

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Tailgate was more involved but I also shaved the handle too, added a discrete opener.

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Terrific looking town truck Fondles. The hottest cool I've seen.
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Mine would have to be a pair of brand new Wildtrak mirrors for $70. Taken off at the dealer to install clear view. Not only removed stupid chrome mirrors, but added puddle lights.

Also paid $100 for a FX4 grill, again to remove chrome.

$55 for Raptor LED fogs that bolt on and made a huge difference.

$100 for a pair of new Wildtrak tailights, again remove chrome.

$60 for Wildtrak Grey guard vents, bye to more chrome.

$55 for Wildtrak Grey door handle covers, can you see I hate chrome?

$120 for the pair of OEM black Ford badges(close enough)

$70 stainless sill protectors(still on their way).

$0 Remove XLT badge and RANGER sticker off tailgate.

$38 for a pair of fog surrounds ( to paint WT Grey too).

$40 Bottle of 303 Graphene, prob best thing I’ve done to car.

In face, bar my rims, nearly all my mods are <$100. And all have been chosen and installed with help from, my 5 year old son, so that’s made it the best part!

Big $ suspension kits and s*** are cool, but I love the little cheap mods I can use to spend some time working on the Ranger with my boy.
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Tailgate hinge area seal. Maybe $5.00. Fitted about 7 years ago.
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Cinamon cabin deodorizing disk $2.65. Kills kelpie smells
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Rob09 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:51 pm Also paid $100 for a FX4 grill, again to remove chrome.

$120 for the pair of OEM black Ford badges(close enough)
Mind sharing where you picked these up? I bought a Sport so minimal chrome (actually was a deciding factor to not go up to the XLT considering nearly all other features were equal) but I'd be keen on at least blacked out badges, but an FX4 grill would be great too. Was it just an easy swap out?
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Badges from a ford dealer on eBay, but can get off any Ford dealer, they’re actually a genuine accessory for the PX3. Just looked and they were $140 for the pair, but you can buy seperate.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/255179559159

The grill I bought used from a bloke who “upgraded” his FX4 grill to the new OEM Raptor style grill Ford sell. They don’t come up everyday, but you can find the on Facebook marketplace and gumtree.

Badge swap is a five min job. Pop off the radiator shroud and then just undo 2x 10mm nuts from the back and front is off. Back, you have to lever off carefully with a screwdriver. Not hard, but nerve wracking on a new car. New one then pops on.

As for grill, take off radiator shroud, undo 2x torque screws then use a screw driver to carefully lever off the bottom clips. It’s HEAPS easier when you have a grill next to you, as you can see exactly what you need to undo. It’s not hard, 5 min job, just have to be careful not to break any clips.
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Grunt 4x4 tailgate strut assist system EZI-DOWN for Ford Ranger PX 2012-2020

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I bought one the other day and I love it :-)
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Not much ext i can do with XL plus (no chrome to remove) so, I got this to monitor water,oil etc from aliX it got GPS turn to turn too :)
So far it working fine see how it will last
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Rob09 wrote: Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:10 am F665D042-281E-4C5B-B344-BB0433F341EF.jpeg
Love that Black ford badge!!
I'm sold.

I'm also looking to upgrade the 21.75 XLT grille, so I can fit Stedi light bar behind the grille, suits Raptor.

I'm getting some great ideas from this post!!!
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Rob09 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:51 pm Mine would have to be a pair of brand new Wildtrak mirrors for $70. Taken off at the dealer to install clear view. Not only removed stupid chrome mirrors, but added puddle lights.

$100 for a pair of new Wildtrak tailights, again remove chrome.

$120 for the pair of OEM black Ford badges(close enough)

$0 Remove XLT badge and RANGER sticker off tailgate.

$40 Bottle of 303 Graphene, prob best thing I’ve done to car.
Is that 303 really that good.? Haven't used that before.
I could be tempted to get it next time I see it on special.

What is the chrome you removed by going to Wildtrak taillights?

Wouldn't mind those mirrors with the puddle lights. That's cheap enough.

Also removed chrome that XLT badge, haven't done the sticker yet.

Definitely like the black FORD badge
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