Finally got the JD bars on...and tuner, and shocks
so I ordered these bars I had a while ago when the had the moving sale, got them for like $65 or something. But all they had left were the large housing brackets, so I ordered them anyways and just figured i'd get them modified.( I even made a posting about it a while back)
So I got the brackets made from one of my friends that works fabing weatherheads for buildings. I had him make four though, and i'd double up on each side. I've had the things since the first part of the year, just hadn't done it. I painted the brackets with RustOleum and sanded and repainted the bars too. (I kept the old brackets so I can do an axle swap later..yeah)
I recently got some shocks from Eric (RangerNVS) and a tuner from BJ (bwester04). So I figured it want time to tune it up and mount those shocks and bars up. Heres the pics of the bars, you can only see a little shock though...eh. first pic you can see the two I got from JD and then the four i had made. And then the next two pics are them mounted.
The tuner really makes that 3.0 come alive. I got my speedo fixed also!!
I love this tuner and I don't even have my custom tunes in from Fred yet, lol. I just have a stock tune I requested from SCT that I've modified. I ran the timing up some and I'm running on 89, and changed the shift points, fixed my speedo -- and I don't even have a professional tune yet, lol. It's MUCH more responsive and quick.
I can't wait to get the "real" tunes!
I have JD bars with custom "shortened" brackets because mine hit the bed when I bottom out my rear suspension -- which I do as often as I can, lol...
John Griggs -- Kennett Square, PA
2002 Ranger 4x4, SAS'd, with too many other mods...
yeah andy, everyone else ordering their traction bars recently got me all thinking about putting mine on.
oh yeah, i forgot to pick this picture i had also.
my jack wouldnt quite lift my bed high enough to take tension off the ubolts. so....instead of pulling off the tires and dropping the axle, i just started letting air out of the tires.