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Old 05-12-2013
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Got the shocks reworked and checking for bumpstops. Almost ready for inspection.







Cut the fenders too.

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Drove about 60 miles to get some welding done. At 50 on the speedo it was jumping all over the place. Death wobble style almost had to stop to make it quit. Hoping it's tires or alignment everything else is tight. Not diggin the spool.

Got the rear shocks on and need some clearance for the drag link.


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The ranger is looking good!! My rear spool pushes a lot around corners and could feel the front shifting even more when I install the bigger tires. I just got done installing a tract bar today and it made it steer so much better and took away the shifting I was getting. May want to look into it if you'll getting the same thing. Ill post pics tomarrow.
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looking good! are trucks look almost identical.
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Hows the ranger coming along?
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Still 2wd and no bumpstops yet. But I got it inspected today and its legalized.
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Getting ready to gear up the Ranger. 88 HP Dana 60 going from 3.54s to 5.38s.

My options:

#1-Yukon thick cut gears and install kit , with no money left over for locker

#2-USA Standard thick cut gears and install kit, with some money left over to put toward lunchbox locker.

#3-Save your money fool and get a full carrier locker and regular cut gears.

Searching around it sounds like the USAs are pretty good and an extra $200 to put towards a spartan would be awesome.

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Old 08-23-2013
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If it was mine i would go with option 2. That way you can get it regeared and still have a little over for your locker.
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Im running lunch box lockers in both my axles and ive broken Dana60 axle shafts before the lunchbox locker. lol Id go route 2.
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That's definitely the way I'm leaning. I want to wheel this year.
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Dat a boy!
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you are going to love it!
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Boom!

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that didnt take long!
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The shipping was cheap and fast. Daves Offroad Supply gave me the lowest price on the gears I could find and beat another vendors price for the locker. Definitely gonna use them again.
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Finally got the bumpstops on. Only have 1 1/2-2 inches uptravel with these. But that's just gonna have to do until I notch the frame for a flat pitman arm. Still does pretty good I think. Planning to go to Uwharrie here in a couple weeks and test it out in 2wd.







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Looking good!! Put many miles on her yet?
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I've been driving it a lot on the weekends. Drove it 2 hours to the mountains for an offroad event and took it on the easy trails. It did alright.
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Looks good Matt. 2" isnt bad I think im only 3 or 4 at the shocks. I really need to do bumpstops sometime. lol
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Truck looks great.

How does it drive on the highway?
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Thanks.

Haven't taken it on the interstate but I had it up to 70 today. Does good on smooth roads.
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Took it to uwharrie today. Did all the trails except for the difficult and ran Dutch John downhill. Did really well only had trouble in a few spots. Bent the rear bumper just a little bit and chunked the hell out of the back tires but other than that it was good to be back in the woods.









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