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Old 10-20-2008
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thats a very common problem with fullwidth axles on the ranger frames. The buckets arent lined up correctly.
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yeah the coils look fine too me.

also if you had no panhard (track bar), there is no way it would even drive, let alone sit on the springs.


looks good man. need some bigger tires!
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they look scary to me but i will believe zabeard he has only done like 5 or how many have you done now beard?
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2, well 3 counting his twice
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looks like it has a track bar. You can see it in this pic.

Those coils look fine as long as they are captured at the top and bottom.

The new dodge ram actualy runs the coils arc'd like that on their new coiled rear 5 link. The claim it gives them a variable rate feel without having to spend the money on a variable rate spring.

What kind of meats are you planning on running?
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He has a trac bar, wouldnt be able to drive without it, in the pic you cant really see it cause its behind the drag link. Thats a good thing, they are paralell. Coils bow out if you dont relocate the bucks. They even bow out on EB44 swaps if you dont relocate nevermind fullwidth. They look ok though, shouldnt cause any problems. Looks good man
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We've established that, and I saw it long ago, thanks for the reinforcement.
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Old 10-23-2008
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Ya trucks fine and coils aint goin no where either now just gotta get the back done.
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pssst... we want flex shots
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When's the D60 rear go in?
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Flex whats that haha with 3 1 ton cheby leafs and 4in blocks, the back dont flex to much but i did but a jack under the front diff with a 6x6 block on top of the jack and maxed out the jack once i get the 1500 chevs under it i think ill be happy with it. One question on the chevy leaf swap? Wont the new leafs push the axle forward more cause the center hole will be farther forward?
And the rear end wont get done till prollay next year. Im only 16 and the buschs meat dept. dosent pay to well.
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no, it stays in the same place as long as you only move the front hanger 6". here's some pics of mine.


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Old 10-25-2008
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woods rider What size lift are your leafs and do you have shackles to if so where did you get them? About how much lift do you think you have in the rear?
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they have a whole write up on TRS i think, you grind/drill/hammer the old rivets out and move it forward.
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I gotta bump this thread.

This truck is incredible. Do you think you could get more pictures of your rack? That thing looks awesome.





















And I don't mean your boobies.
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Here you go and thanks for the compliment
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All the fab work and welding was done by me.
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Looks good.

Wanna build me one that I can fit a topper under?
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Haha i think that shipping would be kinda expensive maybe if you were closer and its to cold out now i dont even wanna work on my own stuff anymore haha
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Okay so does anybody have any 1976 or older ford 3/4 ton hubs all i need from them is the red caps let me know if you have any thanks.
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did you break one already or whats the deal?
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I would check Ebay. I have a set, but I wanted to keep the outers complete and together.
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No i didnt break one yet but they were broke when i got them out of the 4 sets that i have all were bad the red cap has a pin going through it on the inside and 2 little **** hold it in and they are all broke. i will get a pic tomorrow
If any one has a set i will buy them as a complete set to if you dont want to seperate them pm me with the info if you have em thanks.
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i have an extra set, but i paid 60 for them plus shipping, not sure i want to get rid of them.
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Ya i understand but if you do want to sell them anytime soon let me know i really need them.
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Old 11-27-2008
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Okay so i think that i got my hub problem under control heres my fix.
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Its a piece of PVC pipe shoved in it and then a little pin goes all the way through it, it should work and i geuss ill find out.
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