2018 XL low ride. MAKO Predator Edition.

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2018 XL low ride. MAKO Predator Edition.

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Hi guys, recently purchased a used 2018 regular cab 4x2 Ranger 2.2 6 speed manual truck. I had planned to lower it a little for easy load and unload of motorcycles, now i am working with the stock height low ride truck, custom grill, replace the drop side tray with a long bed tub, fit 18x9 Fuel Beast rims, 285/60 AT tyres, fender flares, some black out bits, etc.
so here is the truck as purchased a few weeks agoe.
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Next step was to change the grill while im waiting to find a full size tub, hard to do here in oz, and not cheap.
I head a few teeth left over from a rat rod grill i made for a 1955 chev truck. So i decided to use them up on my new MAKO project. Why MAKO you ask? Well there is the Raptor, and Cut Snake, so time for a new predator .
My first thought was to paint the teeth white and drip some red paint for a blood look, that lasted a day before i realised it was a bit intence and a little too redneck. No dissrespect intended to all you redneck truckers out there. (Maybe a little) :lol:
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Finally found a tub for sale, but after two weeks of messaging, phoning and trying to get confirmation of its colour and condition, i cracked it, and decided to drive out to Redbank to find out myself. Took cash, and forced them to drag it out and we removed my drop side tray, then i fitted the used tub, got a stainless roll bar while i was there. And headed home.
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Next was to texture black powder coat the grill, and roll bar, ordered the FUEL Beast 18x9 wheels and tires
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The new wide flare kit arrived from the manufacturer in thailand, and were a real nice fit, all but two holes lined up to the factory inner guard mounts. They were also perfect shape to the body profile.
Added some window shades, tint, rear tail light covers, pretty happy with how it turned out, way better than the stock truck.
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Last little detail was to remove the 2.2 6speed stickers off the fender vents, make a little vector file and cut out some brushed alloy look vinyl to fit on the vent
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Google lowpx or search lowpx on f.book
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Thanks, i have googled but not facebook, and lack of any parts availabilty put me off that path.
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Nice to see something other than a dual/supercab!!! Never seen a grill like it
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jstanovic wrote:Nice to see something other than a dual/supercab!!! Never seen a grill like it
Thanks mate, im a ute / truck fan more than a 4x4 guy. So this was a must have for me and my work. And As there are not many of these on the road these days, it had to be done
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Haha thats a pretty cool grille. I wouldn't do it myself but I'd certainly get kicks out of seeing it on other cars. Would actually be a bit of a head turner. I wonder what the teeth would look like with a slight contrast from the black, say a dark silver? White certainly didn't look good, the black much better, but would be interesting to see in some sort of grey.

Nice wheels too, they were one of the options I was looking at.
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Fit for purpose mate with a few presonalised touches! Well done - enjoy.
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Looks awesome mate
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