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Old 12-11-2010
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Project AT-AT

hello everyone i've been on this site for awhile and slowly have been saving money and building my project. i had an 01 ford ranger 2wd that i started to build with the little knowledge that i had. the ranger wasnt much in performance but looked kool. the more i hung out in forums and went to meets in the desert i started to learn more and i figured out what i wanted.

i wanted a truck i can hit over 45 in the desert and when ever i went to trails i would switch to 4wd and have fun there too. so i sold my ranger and bought me a 4wd ranger so i can start the build. BUT i hated the fact i would only fit 2 ppl in it and i also didnt want to be another desert ranger so i sold that ranger (and made a profit) and i bought myself a 2002 sport trac 4wd with all the goodies and with 43,000 miles on it. for a steal!!

after 2 years of saving and playing musical trucks i finally bought this:
-Dixon 4x4 LT Kit
-Tubular upper control arms, with bushings and balljoints installed
-Boxed plate lower control arms with bushings and balljoints installed
-Shock hoop with crossbar
-Complete front axles with custom length heat treated shafts and high angle 930
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-Steering Tie-rod Extension
-Brake lines, Limit straps, bolt kit
-Dixon cross member(aaron threw that in for free)
-Fox 2.5x8 coil overs
-Deavers G50E
-Mcneil 6" fenders for the front and 3" for rear

what i need to get:
-Fox 2.0x10 bypasses for the rear(in stock location for now)
-15" pro comp 1079
-33's or 35's good year mtr's

all the ordered parts should be in my hands early next week. aaron doesnt have the axles for the front so ill be 2wd till he gets the axles. i am also saving for the Dixon cantilever for the future.

my truck now and her name is Kim
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i really want to run 35's but they might rub on the inner fender and i should probably run 33's does anyone have issues like this?

also i want to know if anyone have used the camburg upper arm heavy duty brakets and if i should install them while i have it apart.

i will post picks as soon as i have my parts.
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Old 12-13-2010
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looks good man, once we both get our trucks done, youll have to come hit up Corral Canyon again !
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Old 12-13-2010
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how bout I trade you my ranger for your trac.... lol Im subscribed to this build
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Old 12-23-2010
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mcneil glass. 6" front and 3" rear
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new to 33" mickeys. got then from a member on another forum
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Old 12-23-2010
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gonna be sweet man! i think the 33's are a better bet for power anyhow. the 35's wont be a huge advantage over the 33's on desert blasting. this is gonna be a sweeeeeeeet build!!!!
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Old 12-23-2010
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Subscribed!

Maybe RF will actually send me the email updates on this thread!!

EDIT: Thanks dan for the link!
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Old 12-23-2010
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sweet
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Old 12-23-2010
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Very nice man! That's an awesome start. Have you got the glass mounted yet?
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Old 12-23-2010
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A lot to do before he can mount the glass! lol
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Old 12-28-2010
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^^yeah! i dont want to be those "bros" running glass with stock suspension. i will look like a train cart with the wide body and wheels so close together!

im still waiting on the suspension and looking for a good deal on 15' wheels.
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some updates

Dixon kit: upper and lower arms, cross member, and straps
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camburg upper arm bracket re-enforcing kit
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deaver G50E
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longer u bolts
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warrior shackles
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When the install start?
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Nice! Can't wait to see it complete!
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dude more pictures
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Old 10-18-2011
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this a trip i did to gorman around may or june. nothing to fancy just a day trip












this is a trip i took to pismo in july









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Old 10-18-2011
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pix i took in my home town of Long Beach


















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Looks good! Nice work!
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kick *** sport trac!
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Old 10-18-2011
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nice work!!!!
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Old 10-18-2011
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Thx. I'm saving up for some rear 2.5x10 shocks to keep them in the same location while I save for a canti lever setup.
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Old 10-18-2011
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looks good! I kinda wish I had a ST for my build but ive hacked my truck too much to be worth anything on trade at this point haha

Dixon canti or something else?
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Old 10-18-2011
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Aaron quoted me 800 to install it. That includes modifying it since the canti is for a ranger. But how is CS is going I might go to another shop.
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Aaron quoted me 800 to install it. That includes modifying it since the canti is for a ranger. But how is CS is going I might go to another shop.
by the time I have money again (not very soon) hopefully camburg will offer something like dixons setup, id like to avoid a bedcage. I would probably be plenty happy with some 10'' resi's on the stock mounts and f-31's though
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that thing looks bad ***
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Old 10-18-2011
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thx ranger4.0

blk02: a bed cage would be a lot cheaper but the ST's bed is already small as it is. i'm going for the sleeper look. after the 2.5x10 rear shocks i'll start planning for a rear bumper and a low key front bumper like this
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