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dana 30 SAS on my 4bt ranger

I have a 1995 ext stx Ford ranger, was a 4.0, I did a complete frame off restoration and did a 4bt Cummins swap on it and have been running it for around 6 months on the now and has been going pretty smoothly, but I destroyed my front axle an its time for a new one and I got a deal on a 3.73 high pinion Dana 30, I know its not the strongest axle, but its more of my daily driver then a woods rig so I think itll be ok, I just have questions about the swap an if anyone on here has done it, anything you would recommend would be great, iv been looking into a 3 point control arm system that I like. I have a 4 inch rc lift an 3 inch body an I like the height, its on 33s, should I try to use my ranger coils? Or jeep one ? And good info is good thanks ill post pictures of the truck if anyone wants
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I don't know much of anything about SAS.. but you might be able to find some stuff on it here: Solid Axle Swaps - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Plenty of people have run Dana 30's.. usually ending up upgrading eventually, but if you aren't wheeling it hard you'll be fine.
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this is completely off topic, but how do you like the 4bt? i hear good and bad things about it
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I'd use jeep coils. Most people use 6.5" xj lift coils, that 4bt is heavy, so you may want to find some stiffer springs.
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I'd use jeep coils. Most people use 6.5" xj lift coils, that 4bt is heavy, so you may want to find some stiffer springs.
Im running 4in rc springs right now an they ride great an I like the height, im thinking of cutting the jeep spring mounts off and putting Ford ones on
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Creating more work for yourself, but whatever floats your boat
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Creating more work for yourself, but whatever floats your boat
Yeah I know, I just hate how bad the jeep coils curve when they are in the rangers
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