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Old 07-02-2008
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It seems to have been some random managerial decision as nobody has heard anything else, which is what makes it suck all the more!
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yeah that does suck, maybe seeing if it will save money? either way i hope they lift the ban in a few months.
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Update once again.

Well the 'ban' at work has been removed, allowing personal projects on personal time (after-hours). However..

I've had the opportunity over the past couple months to re-think my strategy and planning/goals. Therefore this thread pretty much will end at this point as I've decided to put my available resources into other areas of the truck (still including the front suspension) rather than soley concentrate on the front suspension.

You can check out the various other threads as I start them. Be on the lookout for the following threads:

-- Re-vamped front suspension utilizing new set of Trail-Gear HD 5" front springs.

-- Transmission crossmember/t-case skid

-- Doubler install (this, along with the tranny x-member/t-case skid, are a few of the areas I've chosen to deal with); As my drivetrain remains for the most part stock, with the wheelin I do and how my rig is built, dealing with other parts of it rather than just focusing on the front suspension should benefit me on a much greater scale.

-- Hydro-assist steering

I also have a new axle at my house..
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so did u end up getting a hold of troy or did u just order them on ur own i never asked u

u gonna move ur shackle hangers back a tad as well ??
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Old 09-09-2008
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so did u end up getting a hold of troy or did u just order them on ur own i never asked u

u gonna move ur shackle hangers back a tad as well ??
I'm just going to order them on my own. For the 10% I'd save, it's not really worth the extra hassle to get them from someone else that far. Whether or not Troy remembers me, tell him thanks for the offer.

And yeah I'm going to move my shackle mounting points back abit, and mount 'em in the frame, right at the bottom.
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Old 09-15-2008
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Update!

My Ballistic packages arrived last week. I cleaned up the brackets/pieces and tacked 'em together. Then set up each 'side' with the coils on a mock axle tube (yes, unbelievably and remarkably, there was a 3" diameter tube in the scrap bin at work). The spacing between them is arbitrary, so don't ask/read into it..






















^ Upper link frame mount. (I realize after uploading the pics the bracket is upside down from how it will be mounted).



^ Upper link frame mount.



^ Panhard axle and frame brackets.



^ Panhard axle and frame brackets.
Is your axle full width if so will those buckets stick out away from the frame far enough to have the coil straight up and down?
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it is not full width. He has a waggy axle.
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my question is here.. i have an 03 fx4 and what mods have to be done so i can go from shock.. to coil over shocks?
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just order a 5in RCD suspension lift thats all youll need to accomplish the coil over lift... ( requires some welding )
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Old 09-16-2008
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Is your axle full width if so will those buckets stick out away from the frame far enough to have the coil straight up and down?
I have a waggy axle, which is not full width.

By all my measurements, the coils would be pretty damn near straight. If needed, I would have modified the coil portion of the upper coil mount to suck it closer to the frame.

All of that is heresay though as I won't be doing this swap anytime soon.
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Oh okay i must have never payed attention if you said it was FW or not, But you think that if it was full width it would be pretty close to line up with a full width axle? Just wondering
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so kev are those tg springs on ur truck yet and are u goin to that run in oct ?
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Old 09-22-2008
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so kev are those tg springs on ur truck yet and are u goin to that run in oct ?
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=71711

And yeah, I'm gonna make the October meet.
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nice hey were going to the hammers for thankgiving if u wanna go
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