01RangerEdge build thread - Page 15 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Project Logs For detailed builds specific to the Ford Ranger, one thread per vehicle please.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #351  
Old 12-23-2014
Fordzilla80's Avatar
YZ
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 831
Rock Bouncers FTW!
Reply With Quote
  #352  
Old 12-23-2014
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
Started installing gears and assembling the axles. When I got to his shop another project was waiting to get worked on.




Bumping the pictures because that thing needs to be seen twice. Awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #353  
Old 01-13-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
Effing upper balljoints have only been 1 of many issues getting my axles together, but it's a surprising one.

Rockauto has never let me down in 7 years, even after the 2nd mistake I had hope. Not to worry though, I'll still order from them. Now that I got to the bottom of it.

Anyway, I tried ordered upper balljoints for my D30 and of course I went with Mood Problem Solvers. I went to Rockauto and ordered the ones for my axle and a few days later my buddy calls and says they don't fit.

I thought he was messing with me. I didn't get a pic of them on the axle but I have a side by side comparison.




See? Not even close. Apparently Moog has 2 different style balljoints with the same part number. Rockauto must not know this, even the local O'Reiley's or Autozone didn't know, they had the incorrect ones.

Luckily another parts store had the correct ones. For future reference, here is what you'll need to look for

This is the correct one



This one doesn't fit.




The only way to know the difference is to take them out of the box and look, since they both have the same part number it makes it very tricky.

I'm emailing Rockauto about this to see what they know.
Attached Thumbnails
01RangerEdge build thread-20150113_175927_zps22ae3cc4.jpg   01RangerEdge build thread-20150113_175941_zpsc0fc1126.jpg   01RangerEdge build thread-20150113_175831_zpscaa5c289.jpg   01RangerEdge build thread-20150113_175840_zps1d7d9274.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #354  
Old 01-14-2015
00GreenRanger's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 1,239
That's weird. Two completely different ball joints with the same part number.. How does that even happen? Haha
Reply With Quote
  #355  
Old 01-14-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
I'm not sure. I called Rockauto today and they don't understand either.

In truck news, my D30 is done, just need a few more things for the 8.8
Reply With Quote
  #356  
Old 01-14-2015
00GreenRanger's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 1,239
Maybe they made two different axles that year? Who knows haha. Right on! When do you think you'll get them under the rig?
Reply With Quote
  #357  
Old 01-14-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
Probably take the truck to the shop next weekend. As long as everything goes smooth on the 8.8.

Technically I could start on the front now, but I don't want to take up space in his shop any longer than I have to
Reply With Quote
  #358  
Old 01-19-2015
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,190
just trade him strait up for the other "project" :) I'm sure you could daily that
Reply With Quote
  #359  
Old 01-30-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
Things to do on the axles:
Finish the brakes
Weld the tubes on the 8.8
plate the UCA tower

Truck surgery starts the week of 2/9, there is a tractor in the shop that my friend wants to finish


Attached Thumbnails
01RangerEdge build thread-20150130_141405_zps5g7aug08.jpg   01RangerEdge build thread-20150130_141414_zpssjaz1daq.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #360  
Old 01-30-2015
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,628
Awesome. Can't wait to see this thing get started. Are you doing lockers with the gears? What size tires are you gonna run? Trying to go much taller or leave it lower?
Reply With Quote
  #361  
Old 01-30-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
Rear is already a limited slip, so I'll probably wait until my engine build to do any lockers.

I'll have 35's soon enough to go with the 4.88's

The coils are a 6.5" lift for an XJ, with my adjustable buckets I'll probably be at around 6-7" of lift from stock on a Ranger.
Reply With Quote
  #362  
Old 01-30-2015
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
Rear is already a limited slip, so I'll probably wait until my engine build to do any lockers.

I'll have 35's soon enough to go with the 4.88's

The coils are a 6.5" lift for an XJ, with my adjustable buckets I'll probably be at around 6-7" of lift from stock on a Ranger.
I might have missed it, but what are you doing for the rear lift? Something like Skyjacker?
Reply With Quote
  #363  
Old 01-30-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by RLong31 View Post
I might have missed it, but what are you doing for the rear lift? Something like Skyjacker?
The rear is undetermined until the front is dialed in. I have an AAL, shackles, and 2 sets of blocks to mess with for the rear.

Once the front is sitting where I want it I'll take more measurements, but I'd to just replace the rear springs, possibly with Deavers.
Reply With Quote
  #364  
Old 01-30-2015
morris's Avatar
YOUS TEH SIRCH NEWB

iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,822
I can't stand seeing huge blocks. If it was me I'd just spend money on deavers and a shackle mount that drops them down an inch or two
Reply With Quote
  #365  
Old 01-30-2015
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
I can't stand seeing huge blocks. If it was me I'd just spend money on deavers and a shackle mount that drops them down an inch or two
He's using the combination of what he has, including the blocks, to see what size leafs he will need you noob lol
Reply With Quote
  #366  
Old 01-30-2015
00GreenRanger's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 1,239
Diff covers look sweet!
Reply With Quote
  #367  
Old 01-30-2015
bravetitan24's Avatar
Strokin'
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Haughton, LA
Posts: 2,052
Very nice!
Reply With Quote
  #368  
Old 01-30-2015
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
I can't stand seeing huge blocks. If it was me I'd just spend money on deavers and a shackle mount that drops them down an inch or two
Durrr
Reply With Quote
  #369  
Old 01-31-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
Yup, what they said. I'll use a combination of the parts I have to get an idea of what I'll have to order to finish it up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 00GreenRanger View Post
Diff covers look sweet!
Thanks, Ballistic Fab had a Black Friday sale that I couldn't pass up.
Reply With Quote
  #370  
Old 01-31-2015
morris's Avatar
YOUS TEH SIRCH NEWB

iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
He's using the combination of what he has, including the blocks, to see what size leafs he will need you noob lol

Go join a Toyota forum ya dick
Reply With Quote
  #371  
Old 01-31-2015
BACKCOUNTRYEDGE02's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Laramie, WY
Posts: 368
Hey justin, your tow hooks show up?
Reply With Quote
  #372  
Old 01-31-2015
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
Go join a Toyota forum ya dick
I own one

Quote:
Originally Posted by BACKCOUNTRYEDGE02 View Post
Hey justin, your tow hooks show up?
They did. He sent a picture rubbing it in that he beat me to them. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #373  
Old 01-31-2015
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer

Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by BACKCOUNTRYEDGE02 View Post
Hey justin, your tow hooks show up?
Sure did and they look great.

Maybe I'll paint them E4 in memory of Pedro
Reply With Quote
  #374  
Old 01-31-2015
BACKCOUNTRYEDGE02's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Laramie, WY
Posts: 368
Good, hope they get put to good use
Reply With Quote
  #375  
Old 02-02-2015
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,190
damn didn't know this was going on, going to be sick! Can't wait to see the results :)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
After Build "build" thread... ShoNuff82 Project Logs 268 08-18-2015 07:47 PM
Redranger4.0's Motorcycle Build thread. redranger4.0 Project Logs 115 06-16-2009 03:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:48 AM.