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Little bit of an idea what those look like.
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you guys are close, but I have an automatic transmission.

I have a twin stick 205 and a 203 rang selector.

The 205 you can select high low on the front output and high low on the rear, that takes 2 shifters, the 3rd shifter is for the 203. so from left to right it will be like this.

203 High/low
205 engage 4wd high or low (front axle)
205 high or low (rear axle)

in most cases the 2 on the right will be in the same position.
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The sticks control things. Cutting wheels maybe? Cool stuff no doubt!!
id like to add that later. I should probably do it all at once but there is enough work to be done.
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I am running the Dana 300 twin stick kit from Northwest. It works great... no complaints here.
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I am running the Dana 300 twin stick kit from Northwest. It works great... no complaints here.
thats great to hear! I know some people were complaining about the cables, but it seems like a really nice kit and it beats me spending hours trying to bend up this or that to get it to shift.
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thats great to hear! I know some people were complaining about the cables, but it seems like a really nice kit and it beats me spending hours trying to bend up this or that to get it to shift.
Yea i believe this was on some of their earlier built kits. They will be the first to admit they had a problem and (i believe) they replaced all broken cables free of charge.

Since then, they have changed to a different cable supplier and have had much better luck.
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Some day all of this will be mounted in a caged chassis of some kind and it will be a true 4 seater truggy with a ranger hood, fenders, headlights, and grill.
I bet the "why didn't I just do this from the beginning" thought has been looming in the back of your head for a while eh? I want to get back into wheelin here in the next few months and I'm considering just getting a tube frame of a buggy, I'm done with dealing with sheet metal

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you guys are close, but I have an automatic transmission.

I have a twin stick 205 and a 203 rang selector.

The 205 you can select high low on the front output and high low on the rear, that takes 2 shifters, the 3rd shifter is for the 203. so from left to right it will be like this.

203 High/low
205 engage 4wd high or low (front axle)
205 high or low (rear axle)

in most cases the 2 on the right will be in the same position.
Front dig FTW!! you'll have rear disconnect..right?
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I think I finished all the wiring harnesses last night. Everything is tied together, I am going to run all the aftermarket gauge wires tonight, one step closer!
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I bet the "why didn't I just do this from the beginning" thought has been looming in the back of your head for a while eh? I want to get back into wheelin here in the next few months and I'm considering just getting a tube frame of a buggy, I'm done with dealing with sheet metal
Yeah I wish I was done with sheet metal, thats another project at a later time. If I had the skills I had now before I cut up the ranger I would have just sold it and built a buggy from the ground up, would have been so much cheaper
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Ya but the ranger looks sick man. It is so worth it in the long run.
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I may have missed it but are you what are you using for a brake booster just the stock ranger one i would think its a tight fit with the motor?
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stock ranger brake booster for now, it fits fine, it is about 1" from the valve cover. I would like to have hydro boost but that is just more money and time into the project. I think I will include hydro boost and hydro assist all in one project later on.


I did finally find a oil filter mount for my engine, hopefully it fits. (off a 98-04 Mustang). I also ordered a a/c eliminator kit from a 4.6L just have to get an 8 groove pulley since 4.6s are 6 groove.

Ordered a serpentine belt, transmission cooler lines, and power steering line.

It might actually start looking like an engine bay again.

I set the wiring harness in it last night hooked it all up, then I had to go back and get the tcase crossmember made, which is leading to the transmission crossmember remake. Once I get that done I can run the power wire up and check to see if I actually wired this thing properly.
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Okay i thought you went to hydro boost and was hoping for some info.
GET SOME PICS UP MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ya we have like 3 pages of TEXT up dates which is good and all....... but put some PICS up man
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ok ill post some now. i actually brought home a good camera...

Dual Optimas in
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Sitting on all 4s! Ignore the ride hight right now. its way off.
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stinger?
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Little bit of a hood issue
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look wires and Junk on the engine! it actually looks like something? kinda?
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A freaking mess, cant wait to test it so I know it works and clean all that up
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Another engine shot
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205? lol
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Stripped dash
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205 mount
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205 and 203
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Some of the rear frame changes and coilovers mounted.
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As you can see just about everything has been torn apart on this ranger at least once. I wish I could finish up just one thing and feel accomplished. haha
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Can you even call this thing a Ranger anymore lol

That truck is **** man
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you should feel damn accomplished! you have done a ton already. its looks better and better man. oh and i say hell yeah to the stinger, i dig how your intergrating it with a engine cage?
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you should feel damn accomplished! you have done a ton already. its looks better and better man. oh and i say hell yeah to the stinger, i dig how your intergrating it with a engine cage?
thanks, i have not fully decided how the engine cage is going to work out. but we will see in the coming days. Trying to get that finished up because I should have almost everything coming for the engine that I need.

Oil filter adapter
Radiator(might order this week)
Torque Converter(need to order soon)
Power steering lines
Transmission cooler lines
Then just hoses and a few wires to button up (i think)

I am sure there is more but its too much to think up all at once. I would like to get a final measurement for the radiator by the end of the week.
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are your cases fully buttoned up and in there "permenant home" im curious of some of your hang up spots....cases, links, ect
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that rear cage looks badass. what are u going to do for a seat since that area seems too weak to mount a stock seat in stock position...on the rear anyway.
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could u possibly make the bar connecting the stinger to the engine cage bend down after the header panel and come through the honey comb part of the grill...then u would only have to cut ur grill and not ur whole hood.....but what do i know...lol
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could u possibly make the bar connecting the stinger to the engine cage bend down after the header panel and come through the honey comb part of the grill...then u would only have to cut ur grill and not ur whole hood.....but what do i know...lol
I'd rather it the hood than the grill. Plus you have to worry about the radiator being that low
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are your cases fully buttoned up and in there "permenant home" im curious of some of your hang up spots....cases, links, ect
Hang up spots? Well where to start.

My first trans mount won't work. Making a new one now. I mounted the engine so high that the teases won't fit in the trans tunnel. So I had to cut that out. They are so far back too. After getting all that right they are in there correct spot. Driveshafts to come.
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that rear cage looks badass. what are u going to do for a seat since that area seems too weak to mount a stock seat in stock position...on the rear anyway.
I bought new suspension seats. (twisted stitch). So I will be building my own seat rails and small interior cage for the 5 point harnesses.
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Are the bed sides going back on?
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