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I've got a 94 B4000, a rebadged Ford Ranger more or less. I'm seriously considering trading out my independent front suspension for a solid axle front end. I figure this is the best way to start my research...

What are your suggestions? Did any Rangers come stock with a solid front end? What other vehicles would be easy to swap in?

Any info is appreciated.... Thanks in advance
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cant be done. no one has ever doen one on a ranger. youll be the first, let us know how it goes.
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Oh man, so THATS what "SAS" means!
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Yea, true that.

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cant be done. no one has ever doen one on a ranger. youll be the first, let us know how it goes.

I will get it done, one way or another. I may need to swap in a F150 front end, (then the rear to match) but so be it. It'll get done...
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lol, really. cant wait! maybe it will be done before mine, or ^^ Brentons, or jeys, or ryans, or all the others that have done theirs!
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lol, really. cant wait! maybe it will be done before mine, or ^^ Brentons, or jeys, or ryans, or all the others that have done theirs!

So what exactly did you do?
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mine isnt done yet. still collecting parts. but i start a progress thread on mine. and jeys is like 50+ pages. youll be able to find all the info you need in his. if not, come back, as us. he did Brentons as well. I just finished one a chevy this past weekend.
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Go to page 40 of Jey's thread, it has the list of all the parts he used.

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I'm doing two things: 4x4 conversion and SAS at the same time. My truck is an incapable...uh...I mean INCREDIBLE 4x2 offroad machine...

I'm using a 78/79 (not sure anymore which, lol) F-150 Dana 44 and keeping the 31 spline 8.8 I put in there a while back.
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I'm liking the info - thanks guys.
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