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Old 09-13-2010
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that looks good so far, i wish i found one of those boots for the t case lol. let me know if you come across another ..
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that looks good so far, i wish i found one of those boots for the t case lol. let me know if you come across another ..
Like this one just sitting in my garage?

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yeah theres plenty more at my local junk yard the last time i was there but looks like ryan has one too...let me know if you want me to find anything
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Like this one just sitting in my garage?

exactly! you wanna part with that?? is there a plastic bezel on the bottom of that?
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Or ....you could just buy my truck
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lol, that would be too easy....i have been looking forward to doing this since i made my last payment. something different that not a lot of people have done that i know, so it seemed like a fun challenge
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exactly! you wanna part with that?? is there a plastic bezel on the bottom of that?
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lol, that would be too easy....i have been looking forward to doing this since i made my last payment. something different that not a lot of people have done that i know, so it seemed like a fun challenge
Exactly! Not to difficult of a project and very satisfying. Best thing I ever did to my truck no question about it.
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Made some progress today, my bearing on the drivers side was going out again so i decided it was time to change over to 4x4 knuckles and hub assembly. I got them off a 98 with the pvh style so i can put on locking hubs when i get a front axle. Special thanks to clayton (cchsbuzz19) for letting me have his old rotors....saved me some cash! I will post pics later....im going to bed
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Underneath of the 03 must be cleaned up nice, not much in the way, how about a D44 Solid Axle Swap in stead of the Independent Suspension ?
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Underneath of the 03 must be cleaned up nice, not much in the way, how about a D44 Solid Axle Swap in stead of the Independent Suspension ?
yeah the transmission came out pretty easy nothing in the way, the only thing i removed was the crossmember, didnt even mess with the exhaust........id love to do a solid axle but i really dont have the means to do it right now, it would put my vehicle out of comission for a while too. hopefully down the road though
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Made some progress today, my bearing on the drivers side was going out again so i decided it was time to change over to 4x4 knuckles and hub assembly. I got them off a 98 with the pvh style so i can put on locking hubs when i get a front axle. Special thanks to clayton (cchsbuzz19) for letting me have his old rotors....saved me some cash! I will post pics later....im going to bed
Oh your welcome man. Glad I could help where I can!
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My 2003 edge, Clayton's (cchsbuzz19) gold ranger and my 85 ranger (gave to my stepdad) IMG_0967.jpg?t=1285173883

Old spindles and brakes....anybody want them? lol
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A little fuzzy pic, but new moog lower ball joints
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New 4x4 knuckles and rotors
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Maybe I missed it in the thread, it looks like you're going with the PVH hubs though?

Edit: Just read back and saw it, you got the AVMs yet?
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is the caliper mounting bracket different on the 4x4 knuckles than on the 4x2 knuckles? im probably going to the junk yard on sunday to pull some knuckles to start my conversion
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i would love to take those stock spindles off your hands!! please pm me!
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is the caliper mounting bracket different on the 4x4 knuckles than on the 4x2 knuckles? im probably going to the junk yard on sunday to pull some knuckles to start my conversion
No they're not, but the rotors are different sizes between certain years so when you get 4x4 rotors make sure they're the right size.
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No they're not, but the rotors are different sizes between certain years so when you get 4x4 rotors make sure they're the right size.
ok thanks, i was told that id need to get the bracket too, just wasnt sure if they were they different being i have an edge
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i would love to take those stock spindles off your hands!! please pm me!
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is the caliper mounting bracket different on the 4x4 knuckles than on the 4x2 knuckles? im probably going to the junk yard on sunday to pull some knuckles to start my conversion
Like Razorsedge said, the caliper mounting brackets are the same....i guess i got lucky on the rotor size because it matched up well

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Maybe I missed it in the thread, it looks like you're going with the PVH hubs though?

Edit: Just read back and saw it, you got the AVMs yet?

Just got hired for a new job today, so ill be buying the locking hubs and a front diff sometime this week
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Man I must have missed it when you took that pic haha. So close to being done! We must test this 4x4 out when you get it all in!
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Man I must have missed it when you took that pic haha. So close to being done! We must test this 4x4 out when you get it all in!
lol yeah u were looking underneath my truck then......cant wait to get it done and tear it up
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lookin good israel! we all need an offroad meet
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lookin good israel! we all need an offroad meet
Thanks man! i agree we should all get together when this is finished
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Looks great Israel.

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is the caliper mounting bracket different on the 4x4 knuckles than on the 4x2 knuckles? im probably going to the junk yard on sunday to pull some knuckles to start my conversion

You can't run your rotors on a 4wd knuckle anyhow....so you've gotta get the correct paired setup.

FYI: '03+ 4wd's take larger 12" rotors. '98-02 are the smaller 11.2" rotors.
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agreed to an off road meet!
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Just a quick question, now i have heard multiple things and want to clear it up.....which axle(s) can i use with my PVH style hub assembly and manual locking hubs? Will an older explorer axle plug into this setup, or does it have to be from a 98-99 ranger? Thanks
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