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Old 01-04-2016
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Nice car man! When it comes to cars I'm more of an import guy but I dig it. What year f150 did the 8.8 come out of? I'm on the hunt for a full width 8.8
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Nice car man! When it comes to cars I'm more of an import guy but I dig it. What year f150 did the 8.8 come out of? I'm on the hunt for a full width 8.8
Thanks! We are an all ford family so the cobra is a logical choice 😀

The 8.8 is out of a 2001 f150 it's another inch wider so both the front and rear will be 9" wider over stock.

Dutchman is cutting my axles now then it will be swap time. May have to build brake brackets but that's easy. I don't want to run the factory 13" disks. My 11.65" cobra disks are already too much lol.
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Haha so is mine. My mom has a 2016 fusion. My dad drives an 05 civic with 350k on it. Second engine block but still. So I guess we're kinda a ford/honda fam which is weird lol. The factory 13" discs on the 8.8 might be nice for bigger tires down the road. I've been contemplating just putting wheel spacers on my stock 8.8. I really doubt that I'd break the stock shafts with 35s and limited slips front and rear. I have my 78 f250 hp d44 housing stripped down so I can throw f150 outers on it (already have the caliper brackets and got them for a steal) to narrow it with respect to the wms to wms. If you know anyone looking for a full float 8 on 6.5 dana 60 rear end, let me know.
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Are you going to get rid of that 4x4 stance on the Mustang? Sweet ride! I love Terminators.
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Are you going to get rid of that 4x4 stance on the Mustang? Sweet ride! I love Terminators.
Nope gonna stay stock, I hate lowered rigs that scrape going over a leaf. Plus the car is too nice to really tear into.
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did you ever put limit straps on the back with the shocks in the stock location. I was trying to decide where to put them. I got deaver f31s and 10 inch fox remote res and the shocks easily extend all the way out. downsouth said not to use the shock as a limiter si I haven't pushed it at all yet till I get the straps on.
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did you ever put limit straps on the back with the shocks in the stock location. I was trying to decide where to put them. I got deaver f31s and 10 inch fox remote res and the shocks easily extend all the way out. downsouth said not to use the shock as a limiter si I haven't pushed it at all yet till I get the straps on.
Yep, I just welded some tabs on the axle and frame at full droop right before my shocks top out. Nothing really special but works well.
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congrats on the stang! late to the party, tryn to be around more again :)
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congrats on the stang! late to the party, tryn to be around more again :)
Thanks! I'm pumped should be a fun weekend cruiser
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hey mike. I read quite a bit of this thread. awesome pics by the way. id love to drive around up there. onto the question. when you went long travel did you just extend the stock cv shafts at first.
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hey mike. I read quite a bit of this thread. awesome pics by the way. id love to drive around up there. onto the question. when you went long travel did you just extend the stock cv shafts at first.
Thank you need to take some more recent pics, I have been slacking.

As for the CVs I have 2 sets of DBR axles, well one set is from VDF but same thing. They have a 930 joint on the inner cv that allows more wheel travel. They are spendy but it's nice to be able to rely on them.

You can extend stockers and get 11-12" of travel but they won't hold up at 14". I had enough issues with stock cvs prior to long travel
I wanted it right from the get go.
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I thought those were really pricey. I would just extend the stockers until I could afford those dbr axles. I was looking at the 930 joints by themselves and the joints alone are quite expensive but they are built tough. I want to start buying stuff to go long travel next year. my buddy will buy all the coil over conversion stuff and all 4 fox shocks I bought. I wish I could find the upper and lower control arms used.
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Not a very exciting Mod but with my Son being born last month I wanted to be able to put a car seat in the ranger when needed. this meant I needed to actually use my air bag shut off switch.

I had a spare air bag switch floating around with a pig tail



I wanted to make this plug and play so if I ever needed to remove the console and put things back I could.

so I set out to make an extension cable so I could move the switch to the glove box.

disassembled my spare switch, and removed the plug. soldered wires on to the leads



then spliced onto the pig tail.





made for a plug and play extension and I can now get to the switch when ever its needed.



recent pics of the trucks




also did some tail light modding the other day.

had a set of LED trailer light I smashed so after replacing the ones on the trailer I cut out the LEDs and driver from the old, and figured I would see how they work in they ranger tails.

cut a big hole and bonded them in



Here is running light



here is brake light



had a rescue the other night and actually stopped to take a picture. Subaru on 3 wheels off the road on the ice. everyone was ok and we were able to quickly get the out and on the road again.




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And the 35s are here!









Just street driving I could have fit a much larger tire, but I didn't want to push the front end components any more then they already are.

Plus with the 35s I'm sure it will barley clear the inner fenders at full bump.

Took a few non drive way shots on the way home from work today

And got my radio install finished!

Have always planned for a radio here nice to have it done







Well the fabricobbling continues, I have one brake bracket done.

Getting the spacing set



Drilled the first 2 mount holes



Then welded a brace to hold everything in place.



Next was adding the cross brace and drilled the 3rd hole.









Now I just need to build another one!
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Hey Mike, you have a link to where you got the material for the front flares?
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Hey Mike, you have a link to where you got the material for the front flares?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I have to say, I liked the old wheels better
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I have to say, I liked the old wheels better
i liked the methods but the steel wheels with 35s are 15lbs lighter a wheel, tires are actually the right load range, and have the enough back spacing to clear my a arms at full lock and not rub. Once again function won out. And I will probably bead lock these at some point.
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Is it flexible enough to match where the factory flare mounts, or it it stiff enough to where I'll probably have to cut my fenders?
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Is it flexible enough to match where the factory flare mounts, or it it stiff enough to where I'll probably have to cut my fenders?
yep, it's quite flexible, it is designed to mount to a flat surface to getting it to work with the contour is tricky. Pacer makes a ton of products though, that's just what I ended up with.
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I'm looking more for the width of it. I'm definately needing something that sticks out farther than what I have now, just really didn't want to cut the fenders and bed sides. I'm tired of looking online and seeing nothing but some JDM "stance" bs
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I'm looking more for the width of it. I'm definately needing something that sticks out farther than what I have now, just really didn't want to cut the fenders and bed sides. I'm tired of looking online and seeing nothing but some JDM "stance" bs
Have you looked at Bushwacker?
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Yeah, but the cutout flares with the width I want are like $200 per pair that I've seen. And I'll have to cut my fenders and bedsides
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New tires look good man!
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i liked the methods but the steel wheels with 35s are 15lbs lighter a wheel, tires are actually the right load range, and have the enough back spacing to clear my a arms at full lock and not rub. Once again function won out. And I will probably bead lock these at some point.
Totally understand that. Your truck is all about function and I love it. Beadlocks will look good
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