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SAS'd Ranger passed state inspection!

Not a "hooray" moment for some -- but I've been worried about it since I did all the fab and what not.

So: HOORAY! (lol)
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congrats!!
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I wonder what type of problems I'll run into in the future if/when I SAS the 07. I failed safety because I didn't have my sway bar hooked up because "whats on it from the factory has to stay on it".
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Good for you John! Its about time you had something go through without a ' hitch ' for once .

Hope more projects bring you success!
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congrats.
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Good for you John! Its about time you had something go through without a ' hitch ' for once
He's got a hitch, though... I've seen pictures of it.
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He's got a hitch, though... I've seen pictures of it.
BOO!!! Sounds like one of my jokes (and even I don't appreciate my sense of humor...)
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I wonder what type of problems I'll run into in the future if/when I SAS the 07. I failed safety because I didn't have my sway bar hooked up because "whats on it from the factory has to stay on it".
PA is not as strict somehow. I don't have my ABS system working anymore, and I have no swaybars anywhere, lol.

I didn't say much to them, I just said, "I put a solid axle from a 78 F-150 on it so it's different, and you have to take off both the rear wheels and lug-pattern adaptors to get the rear brake drums off to see the brakes."

The guy looked at me and said, "It's okay, he can handle it." (meaning his mechanic I assume).

They still take the wheels off and measure brake lining thickness and so forth and of course we have emissions inspection here -- though it's OBD-II and they don't "sniff" anything with an analyzer.

My main fear: they'd look at the SAS and say, "Well, it's been rebuilt and you need a reconstructed title and we can't do anything with it until you do." Didn't happen fortunately.
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...well, I didn't want to get into another physics discussion... it could get Bohring
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Good for you John! Its about time you had something go through without a ' hitch ' for once .

Hope more projects bring you success!
Thanks, D. Someday I'd like to have the resources around to take things on the way you do. But I'll do what I can for now out in the driveway, lol.

Next up is the transmission rebuild and making it a 4x4.
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...well, I didn't want to get into another physics discussion... it could get Bohring
ARRGGHHH!!! I Neils before your awesome punning!
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Did they use the car laws John? After all, trucks are all 4wd I thought....

Did you know the dude? I remember damn PA inspections, they always looked at my bumper(s).
My first inspection in VT consisted of me working the lights for the guy, then him asking me if the parking brake worked. A "yes" got me my sticker.....local guys are great!
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Awesome! and congrats! I've been looking into this more and more dpending on what donor vehicle I can find. Honestly you are like my Ranger idol, doing everything I've wanted to but then showing how you did it. Thanks for all the write ups and good luck with all your future projects. Keep us posted, especially as you make the 4x4 conversion. Did you take off the ABS for offroading purposes or is it mechanical issues? I've been worried about running into the "rebuilt" title issue too, glad it didnt affect your build.
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congrats... glad they didnt hassle you... i love Indiana, no inspections
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Of course it passed you built it John!
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Awesome! and congrats! I've been looking into this more and more dpending on what donor vehicle I can find. Honestly you are like my Ranger idol, doing everything I've wanted to but then showing how you did it. Thanks for all the write ups and good luck with all your future projects. Keep us posted, especially as you make the 4x4 conversion. Did you take off the ABS for offroading purposes or is it mechanical issues? I've been worried about running into the "rebuilt" title issue too, glad it didnt affect your build.
Thanks, Adam -- keep in mind though that I learned a bit from a lot of successful SAS swaps on this very board. There's a lot of information here though the project threads do tend to be a bit long and argumentative -- still, they have a lot in them.

I chose to do it a little different than some others, perhaps -- but that's my nature, lol.

The ABS could be re-enabled if I could get rotors for my older hubs that had the gear wheel on them. The older hubs are great because they are rebuildable (not "unit bearing") but virtually none of them were ever made for ABS capability.

In addition to the sensors, the front uses dual circuits and I'd need to add another brake hose going down to the axle. Right now, the front is a single circuit and not dual as with the IFS. I'd still disable it when running 4x4 mode though because I prefer it off for offroading.

Thanks to everyone else also for encouraging my behavior! (taken from Bobcat Goldthwait, lol...)

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The Beast is legal...lol Just keep an eye on those tachyon emissions. I heard the EPA has proposed lowering the standards this year to pass emissions testing.
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By the time they detect them, I'll have already jumped 1 year back to the previous standards. Yes, I do have the Regressive Tachyon Field Mod -- but I haven't documented it on Cardomain yet.

Warning: if you try this and mess it up, you'll know what it's like to live in the movie "Groundhog Day"...
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and what it's like to date Andie MacDowell in 1993. ..but I digress.


The situation you point out is precisely why I've created a Retro Regressive Tachyon Field Mod (RRTFM, which might also mean Really Read The Fine Manual) in my truck. I also haven't documented it on my Cardomain site, because a) I don't have one, and 2) if I intended to document it, I would have named it so that the abbreviation was the same as "Really Write The Fine Manual", wouldn't I?

Anyway, John... turns out you only need two standard automotive relays and a couple wire splices ... that's all there is to differentiate from your design. See, using my device, I was able to watch you invent your device...
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Oh, wow. That's too deep...but it makes me think (good thing something does...)

Well then, couldn't I use my device to watch you inventing your derivation of my device, then go back and make my device that way in the first place? This would result in "RNNTWTFM" (Really No Need To Write The Fine Manual)...I could save you a lot of work that way that you wouldn't have needed to do if I hadn't done the work in the first place so I might as well finish it?

(...I'm getting a headache...)
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Thats great John. I was very nervous for my NJ inspection because there was things I knew they could have failed me for. But mainly I was nervous because of the axle swap (slightly off centered) and the chevy leaf springs along with my body lift and torsion crank puts me above the NJ legal limit for my truck. So along with that and having a cracked signal light, no Ebrake, non DOT approved fog lights that stay on with my high beams, and prolly some other stuff I have forgotten about.
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Congrats ,it's always nerve racking going in for an inspection. I thought last year they where going to fail me for the lightbar, since the law is lights can't be more than 43" off the ground and have to be amber colored if facing forward even if covered.
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whats the reasoning behind doing SAS? whats the matter with the previous one?
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