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Old 03-07-2010
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99 4.0 conversion?

i have a 99 4.0 4x4 that i want to convert into a solid axle long travel suspension

wanted to know if someone has done this or somethin to get an opinion on how to do this and how much itd cost????
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oo...def been done....If I find more info I'll post....I remember reading it somewhere...
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k thanks dude much appreciated
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Well, I know of some 99 3.0's with solid axles, and I know some 98 and 2000 4.0's with solid axles...

But I'm pretty sure you're screwed when it comes to a 99 ranger with a 4.0

I advise if you don't know how to do it, don't freaking do it. And for a decent swap I'd recommend having 3k handy. Or you spend a lot of time gathering parts and you have about 1k handy for everything that you screw up on. Or you don't mind letting your ranger sit for a long long time.

If you have to ask such an open ended question about something, and you don't even know if someones done it, you should never attempt to do it yourself. Take it to a shop and expect to pay several grand to have it done.
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what are u going for here.....do u want a SFA and have lots of travel and thats where the "long travel" comes into play....or are u trying to make it into a long travel desert truck.....if that then why not buy the dixon bros kit and make it long travel that way....also dont listen to him^^^^ it doesnt matter that u have a 1999 with a 4.0...

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what are you wanting to do with the truck?
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it doesnt matter that u have a 1999 with a 4.0...
Oh come on, don't you know bout how the 99 4.0 is completely different?

On a serious note, you need to know what you wanna do with it first... I'll assume that if you want a "long travel solid axle" You mean that you want a solid axle with flexy suspension with plenty of travel for playing in the rocks and trails.

Basic breakdown:
Solid axle (gears/locker if necessary/wanted) (narrowed if wanted/rebuilt as needed)
steering gear in place of rack and pinion (ifs toy box is common)
Leafsprings or coils/coilovers
new wheels (unless you use a d30)
steering linkage

It's really not that bad.
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