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Need help from the FL guys (4x4 Shop to do SFA)

I am going to put hte truck on D44 and make it 4wd (I can do 4wd swap myself, I'm buying a new transmission off ebay probably, doing the B2 Tcase from a tranny shop nearby).

I want about 10-16 more inches of lift than I have right now. It will be on 38.5x15 boggers (it may have DD tires, who knows at this point), and I want some room to flex them out.

I like the setup 2002fx4 had on his truck, but other than that, I just need a picture to show a shop.

I'm just asking for some phone numbers of shops that HAVE DONE the swap before to a ranger. I want an experienced welder/fab tech and I am willing to pay for that.

I'm trying to keep it local so I won't have to tow it too far when it's done. I was thinking like tampa/orlando would be fine. If you FL guys know of any good shops LMK.

I talked to one shop already, they want 3k in labor. I can get the parts for about 1000-1500...but then I'm reaching 6k after making it 4x4. I'd rather spend 1k in labor and 2k in parts :)

5.13 gears on leafs with spool in the front and powertrax in the rear, probably 16" wagoneer lift springs and 6" chevy lift springs...maybe 8" chevy lift springs. Toyota steering box, the normal stuff...I don't need the semantics worked out, I just need a decent shop.

Ray, I know I talked to you about rodney's truck, but he HAS to know people.

This truck will be run in the mud, but i want to be able to clean it up and daily drive it.
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i got a waggy D44 for sale you should buy from me..

also gives me an excuse to go to FL..and meet up with the crew down there (:
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nice! its gonna be big.

if it were me i would not use the yota steering box.

also needs to be high steer.
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i got a waggy D44 for sale you should buy from me..

also gives me an excuse to go to FL..and meet up with the crew down there (:
PM me, we can talk money.

Edit: now one part of me wants to NOT do this to my truck...but hell, I wish i could do it MYSELF!!!

I might as well just slap some 36/7's on there and call her done...at this point I'm ready for a 4x4 atv It's goign to cost the same and my truck still has to be daily driven.

I want to at least TRY to collect parts to do this. I want a big *** truck. Mine is really small right now.

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nice man
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hmm look up no limits offroad also intense off road. i kno they got some big **** rollin around. i could talk to rodney n have him to talk to jesse hall but i am thinkin least 5grand or more for jesse to do it so if u want me to tomm i can talk to a few shops around here
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hmm look up no limits offroad also intense off road. i kno they got some big **** rollin around. i could talk to rodney n have him to talk to jesse hall but i am thinkin least 5grand or more for jesse to do it so if u want me to tomm i can talk to a few shops around here
See what you can do for me.

Right now I'm getting pretty aggrivated with this whole thing. It's becoming a huge hassle and I haven't even touched the truck.

I talked to my buddy who is friends with the owner of another 4x4 shop. He said 4k in labor and about 2k parts for the dana 44, but he would only do it if I did the 9" rear and made it 4wd. Then I had to put a huge *** sticker on my tailgate from his shop.

Another shop around me said they wouldn't touch a ranger

A jeep shop (common for axle swaps) said they would do it for 5k including parts/labor and that is still 2wd!!!

I'm about to say f'it. I can't find a good price at all. I am throwing 37's, eaton locker, 4.88's, a winch, linex, and toppeer on this bad boy and start getting her dirty again!!!

I actually don't know if I want the topper for sure yet...but at least linex. I think the topper might be more of a hassle than anything just for the fact that mud will probably get in it through the stake holes...who knows though.

Might as well close this thread!!! I'm really aggrivated.
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IOR is gunna be really expensive.. remember how much they wanted just to install gears in the truck? more then the gears cost brand new.. lol
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See what you can do for me.

Right now I'm getting pretty aggrivated with this whole thing. It's becoming a huge hassle and I haven't even touched the truck.

I talked to my buddy who is friends with the owner of another 4x4 shop. He said 4k in labor and about 2k parts for the dana 44, but he would only do it if I did the 9" rear and made it 4wd. Then I had to put a huge *** sticker on my tailgate from his shop.

Another shop around me said they wouldn't touch a ranger

A jeep shop (common for axle swaps) said they would do it for 5k including parts/labor and that is still 2wd!!!

I'm about to say f'it. I can't find a good price at all. I am throwing 37's, eaton locker, 4.88's, a winch, linex, and toppeer on this bad boy and start getting her dirty again!!!

I actually don't know if I want the topper for sure yet...but at least linex. I think the topper might be more of a hassle than anything just for the fact that mud will probably get in it through the stake holes...who knows though.

Might as well close this thread!!! I'm really aggrivated.
5k seems kinda cheap to me.
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why don't you just come up here and let me do it ricky
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shoot ricky i would try the trailmaster lift and 38.5s and call it a day. shoot even if the trailmaster dont work you can do some modificartions and make it work and that sir is still cheaper than a sas
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shoot ricky i would try the trailmaster lift and 38.5s and call it a day. shoot even if the trailmaster dont work you can do some modificartions and make it work and that sir is still cheaper than a sas
There is a reason that lift has been come to be known as Traildisaster.
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i found out IOR is garbage. they cant even bolt on a bolt on lift kit. i was talkin to them at no limit. he said u bring all the parts he will bolt up 12" leafs front n rear, install gears, make w/e ps pump u get work, make all the brackets for the leafs n everything for 3500. n trust me he knows his ****. hes been in the game for a while. so far thats sounds like the best for me. btw u dont gotta run his name either unless u wanna
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Well ricky let me know what you find. I might not be to far behind you on this one.
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shoot ricky i would try the trailmaster lift and 38.5s and call it a day.
That kit has balljoint spacers. It'd be "acceptable" for road use (I was going to triple-lift my truck) but I would never take it anywhere close to offroad. Ricky, I say you need to go through with it. Having the 37's on my truck only made me want to SAS it even more. I say save your money up and get it done right, it'd be worth it in the end. 4x4 is so much better than 2wd locked.
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There is a reason that lift has been come to be known as Traildisaster.
i wouldnt use it but he has been talking about it for a while.
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why don't you just come up here and let me do it ricky
James how quickly can you do it?
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James how quickly can you do it?
You've seen the work these guys do right? I would use the trailmaster kit before I'd let those dudes do any kind of fabwork on my truck.
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Your right have seen the work they do but I also trust them with my truck so I think the trust issue would count more.
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hey i have seen get er dun n got er did...i trust em
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You've seen the work these guys do right? I would use the trailmaster kit before I'd let those dudes do any kind of fabwork on my truck.
Look at ryans truck. It's done right.

I trust ryans truck.



The b2 is just a mud machine...doesn't see the road, hence the reason it wasn't built right. But thats not what this thread is about...If you want to PM me, we can talk bout it, I've seen ryans truck a few times, I know how they work, I trust it.

Only problem with me having robbie do it is that is...nothing. I just need to work things out with them up there. I have all the time in the world now (I'm just going to school) but 1/2 the problem is finding parts, the other 1/2 is getting the money to buy those parts :)
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the bronco got peiced together with stuff we had layn round and is perfect for what it is. hasent even moved for like 5 or 6 months, glad we dont have a bunch of money tied up in a yard orniment.

if we have all the stuff together i cant see it taked more that 4 or 5 days espesially now im not really workin since i got a DUI.
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Well ill have to start saving and getting parts together again.
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ricky brenton is selling a whole slew of stuff!
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