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Old 12-08-2009
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attention all prerunners

hey guys!
im starting to take a new approach with my truck and i now want to build a fairly cheap short corse prerunner much like the prerunner maniac/woolworth truck but with a little more suspension
i have a 98 4.0 4wd
i would like to pick your brain on how to go about suspension, drivetrain and so on

i also would appreciate suggestions on where to get cheaper prices on parts

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bump????? anybody?
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Is there anybody else who keeps your 4wd and gives you long travel besides the DBR kit?
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Coming up on 3 years of searching i have not found any...... thats probibly why there kit is so expencive!

if anyone has this kit would you be able to draw up the upper shock mount assembily and its dementions? im thinking i might be able to make my own and just buy the arms and shocks.... or would that not be a good idea?

but as far as the order i want to do my sus.... i would like to start with the deavers and bed cage or Cantileaver set up, then start the front off with the DBR style hoops and support bar and just make the coilover bracket for the stock arm and settle with that and save for the rest of the DBR kit

Any input, suggestions and what not would be greatly appreciated!

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dose anyone have any pictures of a 98+ Ranger Bedcage?

i plan on useing Deaver F31 leafs and sence i dont have bed useage anymore might as well build me a bedcage!

anything will help!

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here is some research I did a while ago when I was wanting to do a DBR kit.

After buying CVs, Shocks, and a bunch of other little things I think it would be cheaper in the end to just buy the DBR kit.
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You want to build a cheap prerunner? I don't think so. Also do you have very good fab skills? If not your gonna wanna start looking for a welder.

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why limit your options? just take off that front 4x4 stuff and send it here! haha.
oh and btw if your looking for some F31 springs, shane has some for sale!
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You want to build a cheap prefunner? I don't think so.
X2.

Just buy a bike or quad.
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X2.

Just buy a bike or quad.
But not a quad. A bike will be way cheaper and much faster, plus you can beat the **** out of it and not care because they were made for it.
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But not a quad. A bike will be way cheaper and much faster, plus you can beat the **** out of it and not care because they were made for it.
I have a 08 Raptor 700 and it does just fine. They can be cheap used and they can be fast. Bikes are overrated.
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I have a 06 WR450 and it does better lol.

Bikes > quads end of story. the only places a quad MIGHT have an advantage is in deep mud or soft sand, a bike is faster everywhere else and can go/is allowed more places.
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Meh. Mac vs pc, Ford vs Chevy, Import vs Domestic and ATV vs Moto. Its all gay. My quad works just fine for me and is fast enough. Ive ridden both and chose the quad.
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Yeah, i know, not trying to be a dick, just trying to steer him towards what I thinnk to be a better choice.

Plus I like stirring up debates that have anything to do with riding lol.
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Your both wrong, offroad tricycle is where its at.



Man talk about speed!
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Your both wrong, offroad tricycle is where its at.



Man talk about speed!
FTW! I know mine can go through anything i pedal it in!
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Get a Jeep lol
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You want to build a cheap prerunner? I don't think so. Also do you have very good fab skills? If not your gonna wanna start looking for a welder.
haha been welding sense i was 5 years old

and just got done helping my dad build a dune buggy
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X2.

Just buy a bike or quad.
got 2 of each lol but thats just to easy i wanna be able to do it in my truck
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just check online for used kits
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The Dixon kit is actually quite affordable for what you get. There are no other options for a 4x4 at this time. Brenthal quit offering their 4x4 kit because of the difficulty/cost involved with providing the extended axles. Camburg is reportedly working on a 4x4 kit but it has not reached market.

Since you are looking at staying with leaf springs, you may want to look into the Giant Motorsports 64" kit with their "link killer" double bypass shocks. This kit is supposed to pull 20+" and bridge the gap between long travel leaf springs and linked rear ends. This is the setup that I will be installing on my truck.
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The Dixon kit is actually quite affordable for what you get. There are no other options for a 4x4 at this time. Brenthal quit offering their 4x4 kit because of the difficulty/cost involved with providing the extended axles. Camburg is reportedly working on a 4x4 kit but it has not reached market.

Since you are looking at staying with leaf springs, you may want to look into the Giant Motorsports 64" kit with their "link killer" double bypass shocks. This kit is supposed to pull 20+" and bridge the gap between long travel leaf springs and linked rear ends. This is the setup that I will be installing on my truck.
where could i find more info on the rear set up other than Giants actual site? how would i have to set up my bed cage or would i be able to use a type of cantilever set up?
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I would call Geoff at Giant and ask him directly. He seems to fairly open to working with people that are serious about using his stuff. There is an install tutorial on desertrides (with lots of pics), but it does not discuss bed cage setup. Giant also offers a prefab bed cage that is not on their web site. Lastly, there are several threads discussing this setup on Dezertrangers.
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Yeah matt hit the nail on the head. The deavers will preform for the price to a point. I too will be getting the Giant 64 kit and hopefully the link killer bypasses. DBR is the way to go just in the fact that the guys are very helpfully and they have the parts..unlike others who have tried.
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