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My name is Jeff I have lurked on here for about 2 years now and have contributed to a few threads and asked quite a few questions. I love the ideas I have gotten from others and hope that I can inspire, as I have been inspired by others. I live in Western Maryland very close the WV border and purchased my 2015 Ranger XP 900 White Lightning in November 2015.




I have two kids who love riding on the Ranger and a beautiful wife, whom I'm still trying to get into off roading. We live in some beautiful country and have some awesome riding close to home. Only being 3.5 hrs from Hatfield and Mccoys, I hope to convince her that we should make our first trip this year.

I bought the Ranger after being able to demo some other comparable units. I am very local to the Green Machines, so I contacted my local John Deere dealer to get into some demos. I thought I wanted a workhorse so I tried out the John Deere Gator 825i. The thing was built like a tank, but also drove like one, not too high on the fun factor. So I had them come pic that unit up and bring an RSX 850i. Having never ridden in a RZR, I must say that it was a blast. The FOX sports shocks soaked up the bumps and it had pretty good power and was very peppy. But unfortunately it didn't have the piling capacity to pull my firewood trailer around in the woods.

That's when I started looking at the Ranger 900's and when I fell in love. The 900 had the best of both worlds. The power I needed to haul firewood and pull a trailer around the 60 acres I maintain for our family, and the fun factory that the 68hp 2015 engine produced.

Then it became a matter of choosing which model and what features I wanted. I really liked the EBC feature of the Browning Model and some of the extras that were on it, but wasn't sure if I wanted camo or not. Then I saw the White Lightning!!!! What a great color scheme!!!

I tried to sell myself on a crew model but with the trails I have at the house, there was no way I was going to be able to clear some of the swales on the logging roads. So it was a regular cab I chose.

I have done some minor mods to date and wanted to create this thread to give others ideas as I go. I know that if you are like me, you love Ranger Porn so as I add to my build I will keep updating.


To start it off, here is my most proud moment in the Ranger so far. Hauling my sons first buck out of the woods for him. He thinks hunting is fun, he only had to sit in the woods for 10 minutes before shooting it. His second deer this season he was only in the woods for 20 minutes. He has no idea, but he loves it and that makes me happy. Little sister had to get in the picture with her big brother.


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Here are my list of mods so far.

Pawltector parking brake - not my first mod but my favorite so far!!

20" led front bumper light, purchased from amazon, can't believe how cheap it was for such a great light output. I took it apart and painted the fascia to match the unit and the bolts to match the orange accents. Also, sealed it with silicone to make sure that no water got inside. The little rubber seals, didn't impress me.



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Jefflac02's 2015 White Lightning Build

I really appreciate everyone who contributed to the Add a Fuse Box Thread. Here are my wiring pics for my project.

Added a Blue seas 5026 fuse box
PAC-80 Relay
80 Amp circuit breaker
4 gauge wire from battery to all connections for Relay, Circuit Breaker, and Fuse Box



Adding a Badlands 5000lb winch with wireless remote as well







Cleaned up the wires


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Here are my homemade mud blockers constructed from a $10 truck mud flap I bought at a local surplus store.


I first tried using i bolts to mount and it was just too rigid, I was afraid I was going to tear them at the holes if they caught on something underneath.

So I then decided to use zip ties. I felt much better about how they secured the flap and also that they gave a little, just in case.


You'll notice in these last 2 pics that I expanded the mud blockers to cover further back. On the drivers side I extended it back almost to the rear a arms. And on the passenger side I expanded it more towards the muffler and attached it to the frame brace. I didn't want to get too close to the muffler, so that I could maintain air flow, so that there wouldn't be any excess heat build up.


They work awesome at keeping the mud out. And really cut down on cleanup time.



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:encouragement:Nice job. Keep the pics coming.
 

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Great job on the mods. Looks like you're well on your way.
 

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Thanks fellas. I will post some photos of my rear lights tonight when I get home. I also want to get some pics up of my switches.

Picking up a poly rear panel off Craigslist tonight, brand new in box for $150. I think that is a great deal for brand new in box.

Can't wait to see what Santa brings for Christmas. I had lots of Ranger goodies on my list.


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Here's the small cube led's I installed on the back


They are very bright and are perfect for loading and unloading the bed and for backing up.

Here are the dash switches I installed as well.



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Next up on the to do list:
Small bolt LED backup lights

Under bed mud blockers

Led cab accent lights and cup holder lights.

Stay tuned....


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Being a Nevada boy, I like the "hard eight" rear light switch.:encouragement:
 

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I installed a couple of Christmas goodies tonight. First my Seizmek rear view mirror




Then my new Spike H13 LED headlights. Very pleased with the brightness compared to stock.


With new headlights.


Headlights and light bar
 

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Also have a 50" white curved LED bar for the roof, mounted using jeep cj Cherokee door frame mounts. And a poly rear windshield.

Eventually I will get my 2" dragonfire stage 1 lift, that I got for a steal during the pre-holiday sales.


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Nice build!
 

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You're cracking me up with your orange paint addiction. I sincerely admire your dedication. Great build so far.
 

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The LED look blinding bright....are they plug and play ? Just stick them in and plug them in ?
 

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Completely plug and play. You get a little extra wire with these, it just needs tucked up into the front area. I will say thanks to Mossman381 and his install, I adjusted the headlights by removing the screw using the supplied Allen wrench and made sure they were vertical when installed. It definitely makes a difference in how focused the light is.


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