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Theres some plans for tube in there too....
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Your only cool if it takes you over 2 years to do an SAS....
Damn......i guess I'm not cool then. I'll keep trying tho.
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Damn......i guess I'm not cool then. I'll keep trying tho.
Come on guys as you can tell im the only cool one here....
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ha not
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im doing a d30 hi pin withs leafs, with 35s on my 91. we'll see, ill prob break it but d30s are so cheap you can get one for like 60 bucks. eventually im going to get a shorty d44, but ill wait till i can find one. once you do the swap with any axle, its not going to be too difficult to swap in a different one. i would start out with a d30 with leafs, lock it and run your 33's youll be fine, esp with that four banger
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bringing this back from the dead.

i have been looking around and i have a question.

would it be possible to use the radius arms that are on my truck now?

i have found a few d30's fairly priced, but they are all setup for leafs, nothing that couldn't be changed but i will run leafs if i have to.
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bringing this back from the dead.

i have been looking around and i have a question.

would it be possible to use the radius arms that are on my truck now?

i have found a few d30's fairly priced, but they are all setup for leafs, nothing that couldn't be changed but i will run leafs if i have to.
if your going to run radius arms your better off spending the money on a Early bronco D44. As it is setup for radius arms and is pretty much bolt on for the TTB trucks.
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you could just use the suspension out from under an older ranger like mine. i think its technicly a solid axil.
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if your going to run radius arms your better off spending the money on a Early bronco D44. As it is setup for radius arms and is pretty much bolt on for the TTB trucks.
oh, would it be 5 on 4.5?
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if your going to run radius arms your better off spending the money on a Early bronco D44. As it is setup for radius arms and is pretty much bolt on for the TTB trucks.
his truck is a TIB (Twin I Beam), not TTB, but it has the same coil buckets and radius arms

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you could just use the suspension out from under an older ranger like mine. i think its technicly a solid axil.
the TTB (Twin Traction Beam) is far from a solid axle. It is still an independent suspension since each side can articulate up and down independently.....

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oh, would it be 5 on 4.5?
no. the early Bronco Dana 44's were 5x5.5 just like the F-150's.

the worst part of the early Bronco Dana 44's were that they were low pinion, and you could find them without disc brakes (drum brakes).....the low pinion limits how much lift you can run to about 8"....anything over that you create binding on the u-joints.....




you could find a Dana 44 full width out of a '77-'79 F-150 and chop 5.5" off the passanger side for it to be the correct width of the Ranger. Since the '77-'79 F-150 Dana 44 had the press/welded on knuckles instead of the cast knuckles......but then again, the Dana 44 will be 5x4.5 bolt pattern...


you could also find a coil sprung Dana 44 out of a Jeep Wrangler (you will pay more)....it will be the correct width and have the 5x4.5 bolt patter like a Ranger......HOWEVER, you will have to setup a simular suspension as the Jeeps (like Beards suspension)......which I personally like better than the radius arms!
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im trying to do this without spending a crap load of money.

i would love to get a d44 and some arms, but i just want to run a d30 with my 2" lift coils and i guess i could make some arms if i had to.
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im trying to do this without spending a crap load of money.

i would love to get a d44 and some arms, but i just want to run a d30 with my 2" lift coils and i guess i could make some arms if i had to.
even running the Dana 30 you are probably looking at around $800-$1000 to get it installed properly....


are you going coils or leafs?
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Yea, I wouldn't try to skip steps to it. Spend the money that needs to be spent correctly and don't just rig something up.

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even running the Dana 30 you are probably looking at around $800-$1000 to get it installed properly....


are you going coils or leafs?
sweet so i'm gonna make 800-1000 !!!!!!!!!!
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sweet so i'm gonna make 800-1000 !!!!!!!!!!
lol.....that was just for parts!
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or you can use ranger leaves that "dont flex" for relatively cheap lol. just get some 1/4" and 3/8" plate and make all the brackets and shackles

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lol.....that was just for parts!
really???

i got a guy local giving away a complete dana 30 axle

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really???

i got a guy local giving away a complete dana 30 axle

then that is darn cheap!
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yeah, wont have it till spring though
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or you can use ranger leaves that "dont flex" for relatively cheap lol. just get some 1/4" and 3/8" plate and make all the brackets and shackles

Anyone who has a '97 or older Ranger should be shot if the swapped I leaf springs doing a SAS......all Rangers '97 and older already have the coil buckets, steering box, pitman arm, some what a good tie rod setup, and plenty of front frame area for a track bar mount.......

It would be 100x easier to SAS a '97 or older Ranger than it would a '98+ Ranger
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yeah, wont have it till spring though
That is worth the wait!
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Anyone who has a '97 or older Ranger should be shot if the swapped I leaf springs doing a SAS......all Rangers '97 and older already have the coil buckets, steering box, pitman arm, some what a good tie rod setup, and plenty of front frame area for a track bar mount.......

It would be 100x easier to SAS a '97 or older Ranger than it would a '98+ Ranger

valid point

and it should be yes
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That is worth the wait!
D30's should always be given away
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