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The trails I will be going on, arn't exactly anything that anyone on this board would be able to follow me through, except any of the other solid axle trucks.

I got a 4 wheeler does that help..lol...i can video tape it also :)

but the bed deal..why do you have to mod it up..i never read that and 22 pages of stuff is alot..but i think its a great idea man..somethin else that you can add to the custom list
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I should run 44's now...lol.

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so lemme get this straight...

your modding your bed why...

and your still runnin your 38s right?
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For better clearance and departure angles, and clearance for the tires at flex...and it is just different!
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Ditto what terry said.

Yes i'm still running 38's. Remember I'M TAKING OUT THE BODY LIFT!!!

So my bed will be that much closer, and i'll need that much more clearance.

Another reason i sold my 'glass fenders is because they are so wide, and i would smash them all to hell on the rocks and tight *** trails that i do. So i'll buy some stockers for cheap $$ and cut the living **** out of them and it'll be good.
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Ditto what terry said.



Another reason i sold my 'glass fenders is because they are so wide, and i would smash them all to hell on the rocks and tight *** trails that i do. So i'll buy some stockers for cheap $$ and cut the living **** out of them and it'll be good.

Gotcha..sounds like a plan...

sounds pimp too..cant wait to see it all done, so your truck is gunna be all dinged and dented, scratched to hell?>
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As any trail rig that gets used hard is lol
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Hopefully not, probably yes.
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dude really when you get it up and runnin ill meet you in NC with a 4 wheeler and ride with yah..
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Lol aight. Hopefully my friend jonathon and his zj (hp44, 35 spline 60, 9" lift, 39.5" iroks) will be done and he'll be with me.

If not i'll be with Mickey.

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Well I've been gone for a few days, but that looks like a VERY nicely set-up differential. Don't think you could ask for a better mesh pattern!
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Thanks. Only took me about 1.5-2 hours including time to heal a wound where i sliced my thumb on one of the fawkin shims beating them in...little bastards...
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That jeep rocks!
Chevy 350 propane injected, trans i dunno, atlas 2 t-case, d60 front with chromo's super joints, 14 bolt rear. front leaf spring over, rear 4 link - quarter elliptical. 44" grooved/sipped ground hawgs on trailready beadlocks.
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damn i bet that kills offroad, i love jeeps.

whats the benefits of not running the body lift? Or why dont you want to do it?
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Lower center of gravity.

body lift = roll over.
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so, what are you gonna do with the BL?
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Lower center of gravity.

body lift = roll over.
or body lift=bigger tires/clearance for doubler...
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or body lift=bigger tires/clearance for doubler...

ding ding... a b-lift can make room for a bunch of stuff..... that's why FS axles rock!
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What trucks had HP D44s? Were any of them the same width as our rangers?
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all hp44's are fullwidth...

Zach are you even reading the thread? I have a **** load of pics of the chevy spring swap, and the rear axle, the gears set-up...

EDIT: When i orderd my wheels, paypal charged it on my ****ing checking account, instead of my credit card which it was supposed to, so big set-back for me. I've e-mailed all parties affected and paypal telling them thanks for ****ing up and to send my money back into my account ASAP.

On a lighter note, I welded on the spring perches and starting painting it. Got my pitman arm today, still no ****ing steering box or ram yet.......
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steering box or ram yet.......
You got a steering box from Pirate, right? Whats the link for that if you don't mind?
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Are the d44 Wagoneer axle the only one that has similar widths with stock? If not what are some other truck with similar width (59"?) axles?
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On a lighter note, I welded on the spring perches and starting painting it. Got my pitman arm today, still no ****ing steering box or ram yet.......


are you using a standard spray paint to paint your stuff, or something more rugged than that? i've gonna be tearin into my front end to put in new balljoints and though bout painting the knuckles and such but i have a feelin the spraypaint will flake off, even if i lay down a few coats of primer..... also lookin to spend as little as i can on painting the stuff
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Spray paint looks good, very very cheap, and when it gets scratched off, all you do is spray more on...

2003ranger - The narrow-trac waggy axles (make sure its driver side drop) and EB (early bronco 66-77) will fit. But the EB's used radius arms and coils. Waggys used leafs.

Adam - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=355827

Andy - Thanks man, i got everything settled today.

Talked to dutchman my shafts will be here tomorrow.

Gotta get my rotors redrilled, calling machine shop tomorrow about that.

PSC itself has its ram's on backorder for who knows how long.

My steering box will be done tomorrow, so for now, no hydro assist, i'll just run plugs in the box until the rams start shipping again.

When I pick that up, i'll have mickey re-drill my pitman arm for heims. Then i can hook my steering up. Probaly have steering hooked up this weekend.
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Did you get the older or newer style box?
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