All is well in Ranger world. We finished at about 8:30 pm tonight.
So my total build time was 22 hours. That included runs to the store and clean up.
Tomorrow, after school, I need to change my oil, plus I want to install a driver grab handle and my OHC needs to go in. Probably skip the OHC though.
I am going to Berea in the afternoon to pick up my 06 mirrors. Might come home and start modding those to fit. We'll see.
I tried to take a picture but it is very dark. Basically looks the same as before except the red diff cover and the rear in is like 2 inches higher. Unless you really know Rangers or have been around mine long enough you would even notice that it was higher. Looks aggressive lol.
It drives fine. The braking has defiantly improved. Those 10 inches are bomb. Can't wait to convert to disks. I wish I would have gone ahead and did it a few weeks ago. Oh well. Another day.
My ABS light is on and my RABS is completely gone. They DEFIANTLY just lock right up. The axle is from a 03 FX4 Level II so it was 4WABS. I only have RABS. Is there no way to get it to work or did I miss something. Anybody else have this problem after rear axle swapping?
And for some reason my reverse lights are dead. The bulbs are good but they won't light up. My brake lights are fine. Odd.
BIG PROPS to my dad. Mr. Muscles and Common Sense made this thing possible. Without him my truck would still be in pieces in the garage. The messed up leafs really set me back. One of them was actually broken. In half. That would have stopped me in my tracks if it wasn't for him.
We did both leaf spring hangers. The hanger kit was like $15 for each and the replacement stock size shackles were $35 a piece!! A pair of lift shackles are less than $50!! They fell apart when we started to cut them. Sawsall cut them like paper.
Props to my neighbor as well. He came over and helped bleed my brakes. I was pretty stupid in that area. I had a general idea, just was going about it wrong. He hooked us up.
This whole weekend has given me a little heads up on what the front axle swap is gonna be like when that comes around. I gotta say, grinding off just 2 leaf hangers for a few hours and cranking one bolt for an hour and 15 minutes made me realize that there is no way I'm going to do it with air tools and a cutting torch. Lesson learned.
So all went well. Long weekend but all good none-the-less.
And just to let you know, I hate all of you for supporting the forum that fuels my mod bug. If I would have never joined I would never known about swapping it out. You all suck.