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Flareside bed tweak...

So i have been going over how i can cover my tires decently after the FW axle swap and i have thought of a few things. I have been looking at my flareside lately and i was thinking that i could possibly move the bedsides out to match the width of the cab. it would give me almost 4-5"+ on each side probably and i wouldnt have to add flares(cause i hate flares on SS's). what do you think? i was going to take a bedside off and see what it looks like one of these days.. hers a somple pic of what im talkn about.

moving the bedside out to match the cab lines. and at the bottom i would shave off the step and add in a piece that matched the lines.

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i would need to fab up brackets, but that would be simple enough. also i would have to see how close a regular tailgate comes to working after it. ori would just make some extensions on the side of mine(nicely done though)

And for the front i think i will have to go with a really wide fiberglass fender, with a wide coverage 4"+. even though im not a fan of the hieght it adds too
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why?
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cause if i get pulled over one more time for tires to far out or lifted too high.. im going to jail or high fines..it will be my 5th+ violation, thats a misdo here


and i'm going FW... get it


or i'm going to trade beds with someone.. anyone..?
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im glad i dont have to worry about that bull****.

dont go FW. I dont see that you need it
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andy I will sell you some fender flares for a good price...

they need a little fiberlass touch up work though...
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im glad i dont have to worry about that bull****.

dont go FW. I dont see that you need it
I just am for the ease of it. i dont feel like cutting my axles down etc. got an almost free deal on them. Yeah idk, i see big *** FS rigs all over never getting stopped. i just think my ranger sticks out a bit more, looks bigger for its size idfk

but ive been good for about 6 months now and ive passed a million cops

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andy I will sell you some fender flares for a good price...

they need a little fiberlass touch up work though...
front flares? what size
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yup front flares three inch bulge I think. the front corners are just a bit chipped but a little time and they will be golden. they are expensive as fawk to ship is the problem. 200 shipped?

what axles do you have? I would probably be pretty easy.
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Sounds good!
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Ive got the same exact thing as Zack. I should probably shoot for a waggy and go a setup like Brenton. But i figured id be different. if i chopped the 44 and 60 id be looking at expesive shaft work and **** wouldnt I? for custom length
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no cut it down to a length of another axle size that isnt FW. like eb width, then you could use those shafts and put an explorer 8.8 in the rear. not to mention you could have a HP EB 44 that should be plenty...
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I think it would look badass, kinda like a dually... do it!
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I think it would look badass, kinda like a dually... do it!
bleh, now that you say that, i makes me want to puke. dont do it.
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lol..


****..now it makes me want to sell the 60 and 44 for good profit cleaned up, and my 8 bolt rims. and do a waggy and built 8.8. ****'n damn decisions man..
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thats dum, narrwoing the front will be easy, shop for an 8.8.

your front is HD AND HP. why would you want a regular low pinion. grind off the welds, pul the inner Cs, cut the tubes to spec, put Cs back on, weld. sick axle, no money.
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I have an 8.8, why not use the one i have? just build it up a bit.

the front i have isnt HP, teh ghey. i do have an EB 44 in my garage too. I'm planning on running leafs tho
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I have an 8.8, why not use the one i have? just build it up a bit.

the front i have isnt HP, teh ghey. i do have an EB 44 in my garage too. I'm planning on running leafs tho
whaaaat? what kind of d44 is it? it just seems pointless to get crazy with it with such strict laws and no worry of damage

you could use the 8.8 if all you care about is having an axle swap in there. but it seems counter productive to do all that work for a solid front when you could buy a kit that does the same job in a nicee neat little engineered package...
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its from a 70's 80's quadravan i guess lol.. LP 44 and 60. got them for nothing.

well i want to get lift to clea 37's no bigger. as low as i can go. and ifi stay close to ranger width i will have no worries and can get flares or somthn. 1-3" sticking out isnt bad here. but with FW a tire out would be perty sketchy.
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you can easily fit 37s with an rcd.
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but i want flex..and strength. i would never waste money on a suspension lift
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flex for what? strength for what? I mean dont get me wrong, it would be sick, but you have to keep the wheels inside the wells youre gonna have a tall tippy **** if you swap it I am sure. If I didnt blow CVs within days of getting new ones time and time again, I wouldnt really worry about it...
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i get that ****..

but i said i'm going to stick out some, 2-4"on each side is ok. i can cover it. flex for offroad. i do plan on using it and the added tire size and strength. so cut the SL , RCD crap. i use and beat on it


i aint a *****
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its all good dude, I aint insulting you, I know you like the be heavy on the skinny and now you have a v8 I was just saying.

with that being said, wheels can be a lifesaver. get as much as you can towards positive offset and you can battle the FW problem.so you gain 4 ish inches on each side, get a wheel that only puts you out 1-2 inches throw flares on and call it good!
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i dunno how that would look. but i think flares would look better. mold it in so its smooth, then paint it to match. i think that would look better.
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OLD thread but how did you get the bed extender to work with the flareside? I've been wanting to do this for a WHILE!

Looks good.

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