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Replacement for the Ranger

Well I finally had a little to much fun with the ranger and blew the engine. So for now it will be parked in the barn while I decide on a new V8 drive line and solid axles. It will probably be at least next year before anything will start changing on the truck though.

Until then I needed another truck and something that is reliable so I decided to buy a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie. So far I love it. Im not sure I will do to much to this truck. Maybe get a tuner for it to help with gas mileage and towing but thats about it.

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Nice shiny truck, I hate it

Joking, it's Dodge and Chevy that makes Ford trucks #1 so I have no problem with those or overseas brands
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make sure that you go with a least a dana 44 for the front end as well as radius arms
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sharp looking truck dude
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Nice shiny truck, I hate it

Joking, it's Dodge and Chevy that makes Ford trucks #1 so I have no problem with those or overseas brands
Haha thanks, from my experience they all break just depends on how you treat them. I have a friend who has always had a new truck Fords, chevys, GMCs, and now a dodge and they all break down, one might get slighly better milage than the other but thats about the only difference.

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make sure that you go with a least a dana 44 for the front end as well as radius arms
Ill be going with dana 60s front and back since I can be pretty hard things. Not sure on the suspension set up yet though.

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this a ranger front axle conversion done right

Lets see pics of everyones extended radius arms - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum

scroll to the near bottom , the only mistake that he made was not utilizing the factory style frame mounts

they are the best type of mounting bracket because they allow unabated radius arm and axle pivoting

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I can dig it! Something to pull the ranger too when it's done.
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I can dig it! Something to pull the ranger too when it's done.
Yep! But the ranger will still be street legal when I'm done. So i can use it hunting, joy riding, and around the farm but hopefully I'll be able to haul it different places to wheel it too.
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