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just a little project for the ranger

So I started my sas.

It all started with a Dana 60 i picked up a while back for $80. Yes $80.

Im running leaves, dont like it, i dont care..

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The dana 60
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Parked the truck, everything on the front was falling apart, tie rods, ball joints, hub bearings, thing vibrated like no other and i couldnt justify putting my life or others in danger driving it anylonger.

The teardown
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move the axle under the truck, yes i still need to grind the frame smooth, but i couldnt leave the axle in the middle of the drive way..

front cross member is stitting on leaves, you can see it in the pic.

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So far the steering is gonna be fun, i want to move the axle forward 2". So i have to put the tierod behind the axle with the "helicopter high steer arms, other wise the draglink is gonna be at a goofy angle.

today = rain, we shall see what tomorrow has in store, hope fully grind the rest of whats left of the stock brackets off, as they have already been torched out.
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NICE! what gearing u gunna run? along with tires?

black ranger sas'age ftw! lol

ur lucky about the torch though...using a sawzaw was tiring.
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looks good man keep it going
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NICE! what gearing u gunna run? along with tires?

black ranger sas'age ftw! lol

ur lucky about the torch though...using a sawzaw was tiring.

that ^^^^^ and what springs are you using?
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that ^^^^^ and what springs are you using?
and what axle are you gunna stick to in the rear? an 8.8?

and is the BL gunna stay?


lol so many questions!!
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Looks like you're well underway, can't wait to see this thing done

The more SAS I see, the more I want!
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Good times on that driveway. Sooooooo you know you wanna sell me that RCD lift...
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Looking good!

x2 on what leaves you runnin?
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They are stock ford leaves with leaves removed. they are too long, dont think ima run them.

going with 5.13's, not sure on tires yet if i want bias or radials, but for sure 17" rim. looking at 39" rockers, and i dont have a problem cutting fenders

torch was easy no way i would of done it with out one !

The truck most likely will not keep the body lift. its already to tall.

Yea, good times huh jared haha its in the forsale section along with everything else !

Rear axle will most likely be a 14bolt or a d70, me a kevin (2002fx4) spotted a dana 70 hd the other day.. but im not sure yet. rear will get 63" cheby leaves
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With 39's I'd run deeper than 5.13s. I have 5.13s with my 35s and they're a great matchup for me. Should be a monster once you're done!
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damn...goin big.

but hey, didnt ur frame used to be like boxed up in the front? i think u had a stinger with that?
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gonna be an awsome build!
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blac kranger.. preview of what i want in some future....
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screw the 14 bolt... i think they are overrated IMO!!!! run a Sterling 10.25, the only disadvantage to the 14b is that it has one less pinion support bearing which only really matters if your running upwards of 400 hp... the Sterling has 2-2.5 inches more of ground clearance... plus, the 14b weighs 558 lbs and the Sterling is only 310, you dont want that boat anchor under your ranger! what year is the D60 out of?
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screw the 14 bolt... i think they are overrated IMO!!!! run a Sterling 10.25, the only disadvantage to the 14b is that it has one less pinion support bearing which only really matters if your running upwards of 400 hp... the Sterling has 2-2.5 inches more of ground clearance... plus, the 14b weighs 558 lbs and the Sterling is only 310, you dont want that boat anchor under your ranger! what year is the D60 out of?
maybe he does...more ground stability lol
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Nice start!
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Congrats on getting started. Good luck with the build.
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screw the 14 bolt... i think they are overrated IMO!!!! run a Sterling 10.25, the only disadvantage to the 14b is that it has one less pinion support bearing which only really matters if your running upwards of 400 hp... the Sterling has 2-2.5 inches more of ground clearance... plus, the 14b weighs 558 lbs and the Sterling is only 310, you dont want that boat anchor under your ranger! what year is the D60 out of?
89 f350

Ill look into the sterling.. thanks for the tip..do they make disc brake brackets for it?

ill have to look.
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Ill look into the sterling.. thanks for the tip..do they make disc brake brackets for it?

ill have to look.
ok, so you need the sterling 10.25 not the 10.5... yes they make disc brake brackets for it.
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stuff for the 14 bolt is cheap though too haha, is the 10.25 full float? thats what i want.
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here is from the vendor on pirate...

Ford Sterling Disc Brake Bracket from Ruffstuff! - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

here is for the sterling axle, 84-94'

Ford Sterling Disc Brake Bracket, '84-'94 [Sterling] - $50.00

and then there are generic brackets from ruffstuff that are weld on...

Disc Brake Adapters
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thanks man, ill look into the axle shortly, if i dont like it, 14 bolt, never though about getting a sterling though :/
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What's the fate of the RCD?

And awesome project!!
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What's the fate of the RCD?

And awesome project!!
hes got if in the classifieds already
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buy my leafs! haha they are jeys custom alcans based off a waggy pack but shortened and have a 4" lift or so.


just sayn.. but yeah lookn good!
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