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2000 Ford Ranger SAS build

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Old 05-30-2017
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2000 Ford Ranger SAS build

To start this off, I am no expert with what i am doing here. Ive had help here and there throughout this build, and ive done the best research i can to supplement. However, most of this is new to me. About a year and a half ago i bought a 2000 ford ranger with intention of driving it as is for a while and then doing a SAS build with a dana 44 and 9 inch. I bought the axles, rebuilt and regeared them, and about 9 months ago i started my build. I only had about a month to finish it before shipping out to bootcamp for the Marine Corps reserves, and in the last few days before i shipped out, I realized i wouldnt make it when i ended up breaking the return nipple on my power steering pump. Now that im back from training im ready to finish the project but im trying to find a steering box that will work with the truck. Id like to get a box that sits outside the frame with a rear facing pitman arm. Does anyone have any suggestions for a box?
 
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Here are some pictures of the truck
 
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Go with a toyota ifs gearbox. Very easy to get parts for. Look for a 95 4 runner
 
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Thank You!
 
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It's been a long time since I've posted on here but the solid axle swap has been completed for the time being. I figured I'd post this up just in case anyone is out there looking at this. The truck is sitting on high pinion dana 44 and 9 inch rear. I'm currently running a posi up front with 4.10 gears and 4.86s in the rear. I just did the rear this past weekend and waiting on gears for the front, not using 4wd in the meantime. I'm running warn premium hubs, mid 90s Toyota steering box, custom built DOM tube drag link, 1 inch add a leaf rear springs, slightly taller shackles, and stock 78 f150 suspension up front. The front is far too stiff for me to get any real flex out of it so I'm looking at going with a few more inches of lift with more suitable springs and James Duff long arms. I also have a 3 inch body lift because at some point in the future I'd like to swap in a 4bt Cummins/zf5 if possible. I also went with raceline assault 16x9 wheels with 35x12.50 toyo mt's a few weeks ago. Lastly, from scratch I have built a custom front bumper out of a stick of square tubing, 15x1ft of 1/8th inch plate and a few feet of 1/4" and some angle iron and other tubing I found in the scrap bin at the family construction company. I'll try and post some pictures of the finished product here in a little bit as well as a few in progress pics.
 
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it's a start but I want more flex. The front springs are far too stiff
 
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I figured i should show some pics of the bumper build. Sorry for the snapchat captions. They're all I have.




 
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The bumper did end up being pretty heavy, but not so heavy that I couldn't throw it around myself and I'm about 165. I mounted it to the stock bumper mounts with 4 grade 8 bolts and it's plenty sturdy for me to stand on top of it without it budging. Anyone have any thoughts about this? Also thinking about bedlining it. Would gunmetal gray be a better option or should I just stick with black?
 
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Sas on ranger

Hi, I have a 98 with 2 lifts, 5.0 swap, 33 tires and I'm planning a sas down the road with a dana 30 from a buddies jeep. It has coils with 4 link suspension but I plan to go radius arms. Which means a lot of aftermarket and modifying. My problem also will be what coils to get for it to sit where it does now. It's got about 9 inches of front lift between 3 in body, 4 in susp and aftermarket keyways that give almost 2 in. Looks like u did a great job, any advice?
 
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