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Well the duff kit doesnt come with coils? not the kit I was looking at anyways
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Well I don't think it does, but I saw something on there that had coils for a dana 44.
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Yeah its like two pictures down from the coil buckets
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shoot me a link if ya could? im looking
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http://www.jamesduff.com/newproducts/new_bronco2.asp
I believe you can use the radius arms and other stuff from the kit that's right below the bumpers, but don't quote me on that.
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thats pricey, my plan is to have a take out dana 44 from an F150 or bronco thats complete. Radius arms and all. Then just use their SAS kit thats the second thing down for the upper parts. Prolly make my own radius arm mounts but thats simple fab work
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Yeah the engine crossmember on the 98+ coil spring Rangers is where the integrated coil spring buckets are. The shocks and the LCAs mount to it as well.
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Yeah I was looking at it tonight. I dont think it would be that bad as its rather forward of where the actual center line of the axle is. If I am looking at the right thing. The cross member that the steering rack bolts to?
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http://www.jamesduff.com/newproducts/new_bronco2.asp
I believe you can use the radius arms and other stuff from the kit that's right below the bumpers, but don't quote me on that.
This is the TTB lift kit not the sas kit James Duff is not marketing the sas kit at this time. You can purchase some of the parts individually.
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Yes it holds the steering rack. It would have to go if you SAS, its not really an option.
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93gpt I was looking at the kit that had the coil buckets and the track bar mount thats it. Thats what id start with

RazorsEDGE If you mean not an option as in ditch the R&P steering then yeah yota box FTW but I dont have to hack the frame off do I?
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93gpt I was looking at the kit that had the coil buckets and the track bar mount thats it. Thats what id start with

RazorsEDGE If you mean not an option as in ditch the R&P steering then yeah yota box FTW but I dont have to hack the frame off do I?
The crossmember.....yes, it has to go.
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Ah just due to diff clearance? do you replace it with something else? maybe just a 2.5in tube farther up on the frame just to kinda keep the integrity
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Ah just due to diff clearance? do you replace it with something else? maybe just a 2.5in tube farther up on the frame just to kinda keep the integrity
You would have to be sky high to clear the axle with that crossmember in place, not to mention it will be in the way of your drag link and panhard. A section of tube would be a good replacement just to brace the framerails.
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ok thats easy enough. Awesome info that believe it or not I have never read about in the SAS threads.
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ok thats easy enough. Awesome info that believe it or not I have never read about in the SAS threads.
That's because no one active on here is running an SAS on a 98+ coil spring Ranger. They are all either torsion bar or TTB/TIB.

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You would have to be sky high to clear the axle with that crossmember in place, not to mention it will be in the way of your drag link and panhard. A section of tube would be a good replacement just to brace the framerails.
Yep, I was just going to fab up a new cross member. Plus I want to do a V6 swap so I need the V6/V8 mounts anyway. My 4 cylinder ones are dinky.
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my ranger isnt coil sprung? its got bars under it.
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All +98 4x4 rangers are torsion bars, none are coil sprung.

And there are plenty of people on here wit SAS'd +98 rangers on this site.

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I thought the 2 wheel guys had coils? Again blast me down if I am wrong
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Reread the last few posts. I think your confused. 98+ rangers have torsion bars. Masteratarms was talking about his 2wd that is coil sprung.
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They do, that's why I said 4x4 rangers.

The frame rails on the newer rangers are different to accommodate the double wishbone a-arm setup and James duffs new RBV buckets won't bolt up correctly. The mounting faces are different.

To the OP, it's not worth your time and effort to make a kit work for something outside of it's design parameters. You are better off to piece everything together yourself separetly. Besides, James duff hasn't even released the kit to the public yet.

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Ok thats simple enough. I know JD sells just weld on coil buckets and odds and ends so maybe I will go that route. I know I sound like a sales rep for them but its a site I cruise a lot so I use it for ideas
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Yeah that the route I'd take if I you.

No worries about sounding like a sales rep, I'm a big fan of all their products.
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It would still be cool to take their TTB kit and mod it to work then send it back to them, maybe get a 98+ SAS kit in the works??
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All +98 4x4 rangers are torsion bars, none are coil sprung.

And there are plenty of people on here wit SAS'd +98 rangers on this site.
I said 98+ coil spring Rangers. Like mine.

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Reread the last few posts. I think your confused. 98+ rangers have torsion bars. Masteratarms was talking about his 2wd that is coil sprung.
Correcto. I thought kanuck15 also has a coiled 2WD Ranger since in his sig it just says Ranger 3.0 and not 4x4.

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my ranger isnt coil sprung? its got bars under it.
Like I said I didn't realize you were 4x4 to begin with. Your Ranger in your sig is not very detailed.

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I thought the 2 wheel guys had coils? Again blast me down if I am wrong
Yup, coil and comfy. Rides like a dream....in the front.
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