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Old 03-02-2007
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84 4x4 to 2x4 swap?

I have a 84 ranger v6 4x4 that needs work. I want to swap it to 2x4 but I want to drop it on the ground so I was thinking about using Toyota or S 10 front and rear suspention setup with airbags. any suggestions of what axels I should use?
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just get another ranger, you wasting your time by swapping it
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get something else....and dont use Dime or Toy parts on it.....if you are going to use those parts, just buy one of them....
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I am using my ranger because every truck you see dropped is a dime, toy or nissan. I want something not eveyone has. I am planning on swapping to 2x4 cause the drivetran is junk anyways. I'd use ford parts but seince ford used I beams up front I could never get as low as I want. so I will need to use the front setup from a dime or Toy. also it is alot cheaper going to the junkyard and pickup the few parts I need to fabricate into the ranger than it is to go buy a whole new truck.
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well get a 4x2 it will be well worth it your ttb is gonna be a bithch to swap out
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it would be a lot of custom work to make it 4x4. you might be able to i beam swap it. key words, might. but even then it is better jut to get a 4x2
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Old 03-04-2007
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well, I am thinking of building a complete frame for it and just dropping everything on that.. I am not shure how the stock frame would hold up to a diffrent set up. it is not torsion bars like my ZR2 so I can prob lower a little but I eventually want to bag it.... I don't know never worked with a smaller ford most of my freinds having me lifting or dropping fullsize trucks. this is just something I picked up cheap specifically for this (and I can write everything off for advertisement if I bring it to a show) so if sink some cash into it no worries.
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well... to each his own... but im still with everyone else, why not just get an 4x2??
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I'd use ford parts but seince ford used I beams up front I could never get as low as I want.
Get some Dream Beams.
The company that makes them slips my mind ATM, but you can search ebay for "dream beams" and you should find a few there.
Oh and swapping 4x4 to 4x2 will require a transmission from a 4x2 truck. Output shaft is larger on the 4x4 trans, so the shaft in the extension housing wont fit on it.

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