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can we say oh so illegal on the street...
Nah, it ain't illegal, not in Indiana. If a guy with plastic tarps for windows, a door held on w/ bailin' wire, and no exhaust, can get past the police, I think full hydro steering will get by under the radar just fine.
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can we say oh so illegal on the street.. and it is a daily driver..

as long as you run is so that its like 8 turns lock to lock it should be fine, i've seen that on some DDs

congrats on the carnage... thats pretty sweet lol

just duct tape that biach back in there and cruise on home
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That takes some talent to do that
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how did you manage to rip that apart?
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i wouldnt recommend running full hyrdo on a DD or even a street driven truck..

lose power and you lost steering..aka what happened to beard..and i dont want to drive something that looses steering..
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i wouldnt recommend running full hyrdo on a DD or even a street driven truck..

lose power and you lost steering..aka what happened to beard..and i dont want to drive something that looses steering..
x2 i'd rather the motor to crap out before my brakes or steering failed
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that is very true haha

im thinking a solid piece or bar stock as the steering shaft now
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I would not use the upper Ranger shaft. See on Zachs where that bolt goes through at the end of the Ranger shaft. Mine mushroomed on my one day while I was driving...scary.
I knew it was going to happen, those Ranger shafts just can not withstand the abuse. I'm sure you about **** your pants

Brenton
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I knew it was going to happen, those Ranger shafts just can not withstand the abuse. I'm sure you about **** your pants

Brenton

pretty much man, ever since you told me that i have been checking it.

I am letting it cool right now, we just welded the body lift piece to it and tubed it up.

It a decent temporary fix.

I will not be running any stock piece of crap, almost cost me my life or someone elses.

I am in search of a new shaft. maybe one from Flamming River
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sounds good Zach!
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well I'm disappointed...

I spent all night on this other shaft and it is horrible, somehow i must have bent it or whatever but it lopes around and wont go back to center.

All well guess I will have to wait until I get a new one made. Merry Christmas to me... not. lol
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lol that blows!! gonna just drive grandpa's ranger then?
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probably. but its in town the opposite way from work in the morning so who knows.
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gotcha.. hope you find a shaft that will work good
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I remember reading somewhere that the stock ranger shaft will work with no modification to the yota box, you just clamp it on the spines. So I think I will try to grab one and see if I cant just pop it on for now.
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well those 2 junk yards i posted a while back have trucks you should be able to get one off of...
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U got so lucky its not even funny.I would be thanking god, Whew. Good to hear nobody was hurt.
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wow, im glad ur alright.
i could prob get one from work for a little cheaper but im thinkin ur gonna need one asap.
i should prob look into upgrading mine.
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wow, im glad ur alright.
i could prob get one from work for a little cheaper but im thinkin ur gonna need one asap.
i should prob look into upgrading mine.

Yours should be good evan. Mine is more because of the angle to the toyota steering box.

I hope I can find a quick replacement in a junk yard.
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sucks man....hope you get it back up and goin pretty quick
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Zach

Mills Auto Parts

4200 Adams Center Road
Ft. Wayne, IN 46806

800-295-5833
260-493-1553


has a 2001 ranger so they should have the shaft


so does


Killian Auto Salvage
875 Business 30 East
Columbia City IN 46725
Hours 8-5 Monday thru Friday
(260)244-6445

this is why i hate junk yards, called both those morons and they said their computer shows nothing... They cant tell me they dont have 1 ranger or explorer in the junk yard.
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Flaming river is going to make me a billet shaft that is plated for corrosion for 259, I already shipped the joints to them just going to be a week or more. :(
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Flaming river is going to make me a billet shaft that is plated for corrosion for 259, I already shipped the joints to them just going to be a week or more. :(
freakin sweet....Flaming River is some REALLY good steering shafts.....
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I think you made the right choice by getting one custom made by them. My dad is very happy with the one from them on his f-150.
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a steering shaft isn't important???
I was kidding, I'm pretty sure everyone but you got that.
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