Originally Posted by 5speedin2.3
nope, you just plug the vacuum line.
The '83-'97 Ranger's do NOT use nor do they have a vacuum line at the front axle. They use the same physics as any solid axle Dana 44 uses for lock outs.
Originally Posted by 99ranger4x4
if you want to make it a prerunner, keep the TTB
there's a reason you dont see many solid axle desert trucks
If you want wheel travel, doing a SAS will not help; if anything, it will hurt your wheel travel. You can get upwards of 20"-25" of travel out of the TTB with some modifications (cheaper and easier than a SAS). Adding a 6" lift and extended radius arms will give you close to 16" of wheel travel. That is greatly increased over the stock wheel travel of about 10"-12". Just disconnecting the front and rear sway bars will give you 1" more of wheel travel.
Bent and turned axle beams will also give you an increas amount of wheel travel. Bent and turned axle beams along with extended radius arms will get you close to 25"+ of travel.
Please take a chance and do some reading on the TTB axle that is in your truck.
Long Travel Ranger kits:
This is what a cut and turned axle beam looks like:
You can even add MORE lift by using either 4" or 6" drop brackets and then adding 6" cut and turned beams. Then using Jeep lifting coils, wheel travel can be in crazy amounts.