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Old 02-12-2012
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Whats the turn around time? End of the month? Or are you driving something else now?
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driving something different everyday almost. lol. As for turn around time, hoping to have it running around mid march, and painted and finished by the end of April
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Ah cool! Good luck!
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Yes, the 3-ho is flex fuel. I have heard there is only 1 gas station in Lexington with E85. If I can find it, I'm going to run it. As far as "new rig" goes, this was the beginning of my madness. I beat the **** out of it on the west coast, and when I moved back east, I bought a new wheeling rig (SGT Ex) and this one is back to the DD status. Will be used about like Steel's truck.
Ahhh OK. Sounds good.


P.S. Man that's a crazy teardown. :-D This looks like it is going to be a great build to watch the progress on. Can't wait. Good luck.
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Thanks boss. I'm going to need it!
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lol
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lol thats a lot of work. GL
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Old 02-15-2012
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Tell me about it.... It will be worth it in the end though. I want a dependable 4x4 ranger that looks bad *** and will be able to be a truck again, not a toy. Right now I always worried about **** breaking, or stuff not working, and all that crap. I have 3 other toys I worry about all the time. I need this one and the red one to be dependable
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Just my opinion the 3.0/Gas has enough power to move my truck in OEM condition but once the lift, tires and rim were added it started to lack power (expected).
Once the new bumper(s) and winch are on, not sure where this will go but there is always a gear change.

Once you do all of the chgs, will the little engine have what it takes to even get good mileage ?

Good luck with it, hope it turns out the way you expect it to, looking good so far.
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I'm keeping my axles. Which are geared at 4.56. So that will help alot with the power/mileage issues. Although I may need to drop down to even lower should I go to a 35" tire again.
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I'm keeping my axles. Which are geared at 4.56. So that will help alot with the power/mileage issues. Although I may need to drop down to even lower should I go to a 35" tire again.
If you run your numbers you will see that 4.56 should get you back to OEM rpm range w/35s, where you would want to be.
Try the 4.56s/35” before doing any changes, if you need more power then consider the lower gears, 4.88/5.13s...

My 4.10/33” setup is just a little too low on power, especially on hills, something in the 4.30 range would do BUT to get the little extra oomph 4.56s seem the right place.
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4.56 is what we put in the 2wd edge that I lifted on 33's and it was PERFECT.

I knew the 35/4.56 combo set you back to stock with the 4.0/5speed, just didn't know if it did with the 3/auto.

I will be keeping the gearing for now. I want to use up all the tread on these Gangsta rims before going with a different setup. (the freaking adapters cost me 400 bucks!) with my current setup, which is the equivelant to a 33x12.50 (which measure just over 32" in reality), it's too low. So if I go with a metric tire around 34", I think it will even out nicely. Only 1 way to find out for sure though....

Thanks for the info brother. What mileage are you getting now? My 2wd 3.0 is averaging about 26 mpg
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26 mpg.

Lucky.

P.S. definitely nice to know when you leave your house that you and your truck will make in back in one piece...and not on a tow truck.
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D is now in the shop for teardown. i didn't have any help this weekend, so not as much work was done.

Here is with the bed removed


Front clip is off and that was the first day



Second day was disconnecting everything getting it ready for the cab to come off.






Also cut the ears off the engine cage to help remove the cab. Since there will never be a cage in this truck, no need for the ears.



Removed everything out of the interior, and now the VIAIR system will go into the Ex. All that is needed is the body bolts removed and the cab is ready to come off.





Next weekend the yellow cab comes off, and the tan goes on. Also moving the axle back to where it sits center in the wheel well. The ride of the truck is horrible with the angle of the rear shackle. Planning to use a degree finder on the stock rear leaf spring angle, and hoping to match the angle on this truck
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Not gonna lie But if that was mine I'd probably drive it around like that for about a week just cuz. lol
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I knew the 35/4.56 combo set you back to stock with the 4.0/5speed, just didn't know if it did with the 3/auto.
The auto may give you a little more on the low end but once you get moving.

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I will be keeping the gearing for now. I want to use up all the tread on these Gangsta rims before going with a different setup. (the freaking adapters cost me 400 bucks!) with my current setup, which is the equivelant to a 33x12.50 (which measure just over 32" in reality), it's too low. So if I go with a metric tire around 34", I think it will even out nicely. Only 1 way to find out for sure though....

Thanks for the info brother. What mileage are you getting now? My 2wd 3.0 is averaging about 26 mpg
I got 23 out of my 3.0 4x but since the new tire and rims… not sure but not really good.
Can’t wait till the 4.56s are in, hopefully i can get a little of the mpg back.
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I did drive it in San Diego without a bed down the interstate. Lol

It doesn't have anything connected anymore. I'd have to go through and hook all the lines and wiring back up to drive it.
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Your in Kentucky, no need to follow traffic laws. lol
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I don't think that's against the law here. Lol. As long as it has tail lights and a license plate, it's legal
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I don't think that's against the law here. Lol. As long as it has tail lights and a license plate, it's legal
Well I'd say wire it back up and drive it like that for a month then...I'm sure you can do it...Might get a cop to raise an eyebrow but you should be fine. lol

I think added to the license plate and tail lamps you would just need mud flaps. That's all I needed with my dodge. That think kinda looked like yours...it had the front end still on it though. hahaha
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his truck already has cops and everyone else raising eyebrows haha.
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lol I wouldn't doubt it. haha
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He has a point....
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How often do you get pulled over just because they want to harass you. Or make sure everything is legal?
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I'm not gynxing myself....
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