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Old 09-28-2010
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I got an 01 front axle and it works with my 99 setup with the manual hubs and everything. Just make sure you get cv's from a 98-00 ranger, I believe the 01+ cv's won't work with manual hubs.
 

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Originally Posted by 03edge View Post
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
98-00 CV's. Best bet is to ask for '98 CV's. '00 is an iffy year because some are PVH and some are Live.

Explorers(95-01/05) are all live axle so using those you're SOL.



And like what Mr. Clay said above, the axle themselves are all the same, just the CV's changed.
 
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Thanks a lot, that helps out, i was just pricing out axles at local yards and wanted to see about going cheaper and getting explorer stuff, i think im going to do the ranger setup anyway since i wont have to pull it myself and save some time.
 
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a little update.....ordered my 16x8 wheels(so the hubs can come through) and ordered my avm manual lock hubs. summit racing has really been slacking, seems like they have nothing in stock so ill have to wait a few more days. Probably going to get my axle from the jy tomorrow.....just havent had any time lately. Hopefully finishing up this drawn out process by the end of this week!
 

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Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
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.
yeah i knew the rotors were different, mine have the bearing and hub with the rotors and 4x4 have the rotor seperate from the hub and bearings
 
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Old 10-17-2010
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A little update.....got the new front axle with 4.10 gears installed......and it was a little more difficult than i thought it would be. I probably should have just done it when i was putting in my new knuckles. My friend is welding in a bracket for the third bolt on the axle next weekend and then i will be able to throw in a driveshaft, the new locking hubs and my new wheels and tires.
 
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finally got my wheels and tires mounted, so now all thats left is to weld the bracket in and throw in a driveshaft.....truck looks a little different now.....much better IMO

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nice!
 
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^thanks man! finally starting to look the way i want it
 
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Looks good !

Something about a std cab and short bed.
 
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Originally Posted by Scrambler82 View Post
Looks good !

Something about a std cab and short bed.
yeah i know what you mean lol
 
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hey man trucks looking good!

let me know when you get a chance whats up with those knuckles. if you decided to do something else with them its cool just let me know so i can try and find some somewhere else
 
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Looks good what size tires? I see your rocking the vstars.
 
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Old 10-24-2010
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Originally Posted by black-n-blue View Post
hey man trucks looking good!

let me know when you get a chance whats up with those knuckles. if you decided to do something else with them its cool just let me know so i can try and find some somewhere else
sorry man, i have been slammed with working full time and school full time....did u want the rotors too? ill have to check on the shipping soon.

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Looks good what size tires? I see your rocking the vstars.
There the 285-75-16s, i origionally didnt want the vstars but im really glad i ended up going witht them....it was clayton (cchsbuzz19) who suggested them and im glad he did.

Anywho....FINALLY an update, Got the front axle in, new upper and lower ball joints and one tie rod end, probably gonna do the other too since the rest of the front end is new. Manual locking hubs are in as well. I have to get my buddy to weld a bracket for the third front axle mount point and then ill throw in my expo front drive shaft. I just havent been able to coordinate days with anyone i know that has acccess to a welder. Its kinda funny having a twin stick with manual locking hubs being an 03. Onto the pics....

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Two of my buddies have 2010 fx4 f-150's so they convinced me to go with these style decals lol ill try to take a pic or two of it next to one or both of them
 
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Man its come along way, loooks awesome!! Those stickers go really well with the truck to.
 
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truck and the swap look awesome. i like the 2010 stickers, i have had the 2010 stickers on my bedsides (not the fx4 ones) but i love them

question? how did you set your front pinion angle before welding the bracket on? and also why a 13-50 case over a 54?
 
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the truck looks amazing, congrats on the swap! i love the choice in wheels. i keep seeing them once in a while and it makes me wanna pick up a set for the spring, looks very clean!
 
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Originally Posted by Toreador4x4 View Post
truck and the swap look awesome. i like the 2010 stickers, i have had the 2010 stickers on my bedsides (not the fx4 ones) but i love them

question? how did you set your front pinion angle before welding the bracket on? and also why a 13-50 case over a 54?
When we were pulling it of the b2 we thought it was a 1354 but after fighting it for an hour or so and finally getting it out of the Bronco we found out it was a 1350 and so he knew it would work and after fighting to get it out he just decided to buy it. Should work just fine.
 
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Old 10-25-2010
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Originally Posted by cchsbuzz19 View Post
Man its come along way, loooks awesome!! Those stickers go really well with the truck to.
Thanks Brotha, i keep forgetting you havent seen them on yet....you will see it tuesday at school then.

Originally Posted by Toreador4x4 View Post
truck and the swap look awesome. i like the 2010 stickers, i have had the 2010 stickers on my bedsides (not the fx4 ones) but i love them

question? how did you set your front pinion angle before welding the bracket on? and also why a 13-50 case over a 54?
Thanks man! yeah i have seen yours and they look great.....the square lettering looks awesome on the rangers imo.....like clayton said, we thought it was a 13-54 but it turned out to be a 1350, it works fine, just not as strong apparently....i might change it over after the winter if it fails on me. The bracket i have yet to be welded on, its killing me that i cant use the 4wd yet, im just waiting on a buddy with a welder to have a day off the same day as me since i dont have a welder.

Originally Posted by 08rangerdan View Post
the truck looks amazing, congrats on the swap! i love the choice in wheels. i keep seeing them once in a while and it makes me wanna pick up a set for the spring, looks very clean!
Thanks man, wish i had the fab skills you do, so i could do a sas like urs! the wheels are pretty fair priced for what they are, i am completely happy with them so far
 
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make sure you set the pinion angle right on that axle or youll have crazy vibrations! i checked tylers again and again when we did his 4x4 swap before the bracket was welded in
 
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either with or without is fine dude, its probably a little easier just to leave them on for you
 
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Old 11-04-2010
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dude looks SOOOO much better! Cant wait to see t in person! need an offroad meet.............
 
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awesome job, truck looks great man!
 
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Old 11-08-2010
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Thanks guys, didnt see all the comments till now!
 
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This thread needs updated Bro!
 

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