1-ton SAS and EXO build - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Project Logs For detailed builds specific to the Ford Ranger, one thread per vehicle please.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 02-25-2010
wellcom2knoxvile's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR/Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,390
yes a 14 bolt would be ideal, however i am talking to a guy with a sterling 10.25 with 5.13s and a detroit, for 3-400 dollars depending on the brake setup (drums or disc)
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-25-2010
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by --weezl-- View Post
i realize that the size of the axle doesn't change how hard it is to turn it... that was more a second point, unrelated... the 40's are just BIG f-ing tires, for a 4L...

when you say dual cases, i assume you mean putting a second t-case on, so you have a super 4 low?
You should just leave the thread alone. You have no constructive thing to put in Carls thread. You don't know anything about suspension, swaps, gearing, axles, cases and tires. So don't waste his time.

What Carl is talking about is a doubler that splits his ratios in half for low range crawling. If you researched things before you post to up your count, you'd know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wellcom2knoxvile View Post
HighRoller is on the right track!! however i dont think i want bigger than a 39.5 tires... i will probably run a 37 pitbull or a 38 swamper.. keep in mind this is still my DD..
I honestly don't think CPD will allow this on the road dude... But I guess we'll see haha

Quote:
Originally Posted by wellcom2knoxvile View Post
my setup now is super strong and dependable, especially with only my 35s, however im building it tuff so i have no doubts, when i see an obstable to conquer i dont want to ever question the strength of my rig...

also, 15s will work with modification and tires seem to be more common and less expensive for the 15 inch wheel, however i am willing to run a 16 or 17 if i find a good deal on a tire/wheel combo..
I agree with staying with a 15 if you can. But stay away from a 16in rim. The prices are more than that of a 15in and a 17in rim. If you go bigger, go with 17's and you'll see

Quote:
Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
You should make the exo out of PVC and then wrap it with aluminum foil
That was constructive.

Quote:
Originally Posted by outdoorsman View Post
I like this Toyota.

Virtual Jeep Club - View Single Post - Stone Soup Metal Works

I would go with 17" wheels. Anything over 35s 17s are the way to go from my research and what I've seen.
More tires are available for 17" rims past 37's... So he's got a good point there!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-25-2010
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
now now girls.

I still say you get a 14b, melt those gears into an orb of traction and run that. Its not gonna break, and spooled/welded rear axles aren't bad at all.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-25-2010
wellcom2knoxvile's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR/Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,390
ok. just talked to the guy with the sterling, it doesnt have brakes on it but he has a CNC cutter and will make disc brake brackets for the rear if i bring him rotors and calipers for around 350-400 bucks..

talked with him some more and he claims to be interested in buying my d44 and 9" setup... so its looking like im getting hooked up right now!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-25-2010
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
yeah 16's like what I have now, are really only easy to find tires up to 35". 17's are best after that. thats when you can find all the f350 etc take offs cheap on CL.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 02-25-2010
ford rules's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: pinckney,MI
Posts: 391
What type of suspension will you be doing front and rear?
And i agree on the 14 bolt unless you get the 10.25.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-25-2010
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
Carl, I should show you the pics from my buddys jeep with positive offset wheels with 5.38 gears and a detroit running leafs... It's freakin gnarly.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02-25-2010
wellcom2knoxvile's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR/Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by ford rules View Post
What type of suspension will you be doing front and rear?
And i agree on the 14 bolt unless you get the 10.25.
63s in the rear. and coils in the front, possibly coilovers down the road but im not sure the funds will allow it... im actually taking 1.5 inches off the body lift to lower it down a little bit, the lower center of gravity the better!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-25-2010
wellcom2knoxvile's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR/Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshK View Post
I like the idea, but being a DD IMO is a bad idea.

I have seen Zach working late nights just so he could drive to work the next day.
most people would think so, i have been wheeling my truck and daily driving it for a while now, except ive learned not to wheel before i need it for anything important.... its held up well so far and with an even stronger setup it will be more reliable.... my whole vision/dream for my truck is to have the most capable DD possible, yes it might be cool to have a trail only rig and a stock DD, however i take pride in my truck and want to drive it everywhere everyday!
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02-25-2010
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
You don't think the cops will constantly mess with you tho if you've got some crazy exo on the truck, since it'll probably make it look less street legal and more like something that should only be on trails?
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 02-25-2010
SVT01RANGER's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,634
can't wait to see it carl, i wouldn't worry about the cops, i get looked at all the time from the staters, and local cops 9eugene, junction city, lebanon, corvallis, albany)
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 02-26-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
:( if i had money id buy those axles from you without a doubt. getting them into Costa Rica would be fun.. but i could get my uncle get them inside with a very low tax... o well guess one of this years ill be doing the sas.... oh well


this is gona be a nice build! hope u can get everything soon to watch it grow!
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02-26-2010
comunistico's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san jose, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by wellcom2knoxvile View Post
my whole vision/dream for my truck is to have the most capable DD possible, yes it might be cool to have a trail only rig and a stock DD, however i take pride in my truck and want to drive it everywhere everyday!
hell yeah! thats a good way of living! you never know when ull have to use ur trail rig or have all your junk with you
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02-26-2010
silverstreak4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by wellcom2knoxvile View Post
Start thread jack/
What kind of tires are those?
End thread jack\
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 02-26-2010
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
arent they mtz's?
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 02-26-2010
silverstreak4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrePaul86 View Post
arent they mtz's?
No. These look really similar to the new Goodyear MT/R's.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 02-26-2010
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
New MTR:



MTZ:

Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 02-26-2010
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
I WIN...

37x12.5 Maxxis Trepador Comp's

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShoNuff82 View Post
Got the new wheels and tires mounted this weekend. I wanted to go 40's but i stumbled across a set of 37x12.5 Maxxis Trepador Comp's. The wheels are from 17x10 Allieds.

Amazing how a wheel and tire package can totaly change the look of a truck.

Old Pic...



New Pics...







Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 02-26-2010
silverstreak4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 979
YAAAAYYY for Shane!!!!

HOLY SIDEWALL!!
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 02-26-2010
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
We're both wrong... His sig say this tire:



It's a 37" Maxxis Trepador MT
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 02-26-2010
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
yea.. NOTHING like MTZs, I *guess* i could possibly see the MT/R, but they're the one and only TREP! haha, I want a set for my next rig.

The comp ones come with (what looks like) over an inch of tread lol
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 02-26-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Same member causing drama in every thread...

Build its gonna be badass Carl!
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 02-26-2010
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
Same member causing drama in every thread...

Build its gonna be badass Carl!
Surely you're not speaking of me
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 04-21-2010
wellcom2knoxvile's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR/Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,390
hey guys, been awhile but i have some updates...

I was able to break the D44 u-joint!!!! kinda my fault for not changing out the u-joints (they were original (30 years old))... ended up snapping the ears off the shaft too. Anyways, got my replacement shaft to throw in before i sell it, but i am officially done wheeling the truck with this setup!!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 04-21-2010
wellcom2knoxvile's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR/Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,390
then i did the BW 1354 Manual T-case Swap.. My buddy did his also, we picked up 2 cases and 2 linkages for $160 bucks.. the swap took me about 45 mins w/ a BL and took Ben 2 hours without the BL... here is a pic of us in the OSU school parking garage doin the swap!

Name:  25653_407189982597_781607597_517081.jpg
Views: 31
Size:  31.0 KB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project 1/2 Ton Ranger SAS MXranger489 Project Logs 108 10-23-2012 03:55 PM
Erics 1/2 ton SAS build EricRanger Solid Axle Swaps 114 09-03-2012 07:01 PM
Exo Cage Thread redranger4.0 Fabrication & Tool Tech 61 05-05-2011 10:13 AM
3/4 ton SAS axles? t5cents Drivetrain Tech 2 09-01-2009 03:12 PM
Heres The First Part Of The Exo poogster1985 Fabrication & Tool Tech 23 10-23-2008 10:29 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.