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i dought it will bend in the middle. its not the main link from knuckle to knuckle.

if i drill a hole and use a bolt(s) i will do this at each end where the TREs enter the tube and drill through the tube and the tie rod end. if the welds fail then i have a back up.

i seriously don't think this will be a problem seeing as the jeep drag link adjuster sleeve is smaller and thinner.
do you know what gumby does for a living? if anyone will know he will. he does this kind of stuff day in and day out. personally i would do it over ASAP. It may work for now, but I would redo it.
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i know and i know zach.

the truck has not left the garage and will not be for a while.
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I am not trying to be mean about it, just trying to say it wont work for the long run. hate for one of ya to get hurt/killed.
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why are you workin so hard to try an convince them? did they ask to be educated in this thread? everyone builds stuff differently for different reasons. if this was all about a safety issue it would be different, but its not, its a build style thing.

you have stated your position, and they seem to have done their own research. let it go, its their build and its not like it can NEVER changed later.....most guys go thru 3 or 4 sets of axles when they do a SAS anyhow.....
I'm not gonna start an arguement on someone else's thread, so I'll just say this..

Up 'til this point, Mark, Daniel, and I have been quite grown up and civil with our discussion on the given topic. I personally could give a **** what you think of my discussion with other members who are in the process of such a project. I held back from replying to your nonsense comment for awhile because it just pissed me off having a 3rd party tell me off. Of course this is the internet, so anyone can say anything. I did my project the way I did it, have been content and have had nothing but success with it. That is why I was pressing my point so much. If someone doesn't want to take any advise I give, I could care less, because it doesn't affect me. If my advise is taken and used, well then great, I'm glad to have helped.
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I'm not gonna start an arguement on someone else's thread, so I'll just say this..

Up 'til this point, Mark, Daniel, and I have been quite grown up and civil with our discussion on the given topic. I personally could give a **** what you think of my discussion with other members who are in the process of such a project. I held back from replying to your nonsense comment for awhile because it just pissed me off having a 3rd party tell me off. Of course this is the internet, so anyone can say anything. I did my project the way I did it, have been content and have had nothing but success with it. That is why I was pressing my point so much. If someone doesn't want to take any advise I give, I could care less, because it doesn't affect me. If my advise is taken and used, well then great, I'm glad to have helped.
I'm with you 110% on this one... I got your back like a Jansport!
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lol...

anyways..

we are getting a drag link from a wrangler..
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i spend almost a full hour today at work looking at the MOOG catalog.

they do not make a sleeve long enough to accept the ford thread, its 20mmx1.5
and there is also no tie rod combo that will give me the 32 inches i need.

so i am going to try the wrangler stuff, it is the perfect length i need, but the taper is a tad smaller then the ranger pitman arm. so i can do what zach said and put some welds in the hole then ream it out OR see if the jeep pitman arm will work on the ranger box.

no need to get your panties in a bunch Kevin. you did yours your way, i am doing this my way. again we are on a budget. you (or you rents) have deeper pockets then i do ok.
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nevermind
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nevermind what?
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i spend almost a full hour today at work looking at the MOOG catalog.

they do not make a sleeve long enough to accept the ford thread, its 20mmx1.5
and there is also no tie rod combo that will give me the 32 inches i need.

so i am going to try the wrangler stuff, it is the perfect length i need, but the taper is a tad smaller then the ranger pitman arm. so i can do what zach said and put some welds in the hole then ream it out OR see if the jeep pitman arm will work on the ranger box.

no need to get your panties in a bunch Kevin. you did yours your way, i am doing this my way. again we are on a budget. you (or you rents) have deeper pockets then i do ok.
Haha.. no worries dood; ain't no panties doin' anything here. That little rant was in no way directed toward you. I just had a piece on my mind and I had to get it out. It was a misunderstanding anyhow!

I'm glad to see your project going as good as it is. Get 'er out and on the street already!
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...so i am going to try the wrangler stuff, it is the perfect length i need, but the taper is a tad smaller then the ranger pitman arm. so i can do what zach said and put some welds in the hole then ream it out OR see if the jeep pitman arm will work on the ranger box...
Yes, I am almost 100% certain that a YJ arm will fit a Ranger box. I would go that route.
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we used to use some generic circle track parts on some cars. sometimes the taper of certain parts wouldnt match up. there are various taper adapters available to correct this. i think ours came from AFCO.
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link gumby?
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AFCO's site: http://www.afabcorp.com/AFCO_Dynatec...T&Store_Code=A

this is the adapter bushing we used:
http://www.afabcorp.com/AFCO_Dynatec...rd-ball-joints

you may just wanna give them a call as thier website is not very easy to navigate. they may have sumthin that will work for the tapers you are workin with.
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well the front is almost done, all we need at this point is the drag link.

as of right now the rear only has a 2" block, we are going to put in an AAL and see if that levels it out, if not im going to get some shackles.

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looks good. are you going any bigger or leaving it the height it is?
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its gonna stay the height it is for a long time.
tuesday i will try to get the rear level

spent most of the day getting the brakes working. had to make a few trips to get new brake hoses. the ones daniel got with the calipers were no good.

had to get a T fitting and run a few new hard lines, the jeep lines are different, the passenger side on the ranger is fed from a built in T on the drivers side brake hose.
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Not bad... Does it sit higher in the front?
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looks good. i would leave it at this height. i like the height it is at.
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looks good. i would leave it at this height. i like the height it is at.
i like it too, its just about the same as my dads 4wd with a 3" bl.

if i get bigger tires, it would be taller then his.

do you still have those chevy leafs that you had on your truck?
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i like it too zach.

it is a tad lower in the rear. that will be addressed tuesday

it was very rewarding for me to get to drive it out of the garage on its maiden voyage!

i feel all fuzzy inside!
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Man I love that front rake look... Not a lot... Maybe an inch or so... IMHO, it looks badass!
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i like it too, its just about the same as my dads 4wd with a 3" bl.

if i get bigger tires, it would be taller then his.

do you still have those chevy leafs that you had on your truck?
i sold the springs a while back...

so did you drive it down the road yet?
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i sold the springs a while back...

so did you drive it down the road yet?
cool, i found some for $80 that i might buy when i sell my locker.

i drove it down the road and its really bouncy haha.
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just drove it down the dirt road zach. not letting daniel loose with it until i get a proper drag link and some front shock mounts and a sway bar.

all are in the works
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