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Old 08-17-2009
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hes gonna be gone for 3 weeks, and u need it at the end of september? i hope this guy works really fast. but if only part of the IFS is taken off idk.
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hes gonna be gone for 3 weeks, and u need it at the end of september? i hope this guy works really fast. but if only part of the IFS is taken off idk.
i think its already been a week or more. Anyway should have plenty of time assuming his ducks are in a row.
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I have all the parts ready to go for him. Worse comes to worse it's not ready. He'll be back sometime towards the end of August. That will give him over three weeks to get it done. He has done a few other SAS, but not on a Ranger until now. It sounds like a simple swap, but then you have to figure in all the little things, like brake lines, breather tubes, setting up the steering, and lifting up the rear which all take up a nice chunk of time.
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why so long to get a hi-steer knuckle?
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Old 08-18-2009
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The guys rebuilding my axle ordered it through ORU (Off Road Unlimited), and they just kept dicking around was what I was told. They ordered it and ORU just took a while getting it out. The shop had the axle ready the next day after they got it in.

Here it is in case anybody wants to see what I went with.

ORU Crossover Steering Knuckle Dana 44 & GM 10 Bolt Nut Down - Off Road Unlimited
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Oh i was thinking somthing different. so obviously its not full hi-steer, just the drag link is up not the tie rod too
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hell go over to his shop and take the rest of the ifs **** out and the stearing so he can just start right in when he gets back lol
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The hi steer knuckle is to clear the leaf springs. It's going to be a basic cross over steering setup.

That would be nice Downey, but I think I'll pass. I'm the guy who always trys to stay on the good side of the law. When this truck leaves his shop it will have mud flaps on it. Not because I want to, but it's a law in Arizona that any lifted pickup truck has to have mud flaps. Now you can have an Excursion (Jeep, Suburban, Expedition, Tahoe etc. ) on 44s with no flaps and that is perfectly legal as they consider it a Station Wagon or SUV.
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^^ how would that be breaking the law lol you would be working on your own truck call your buddy up and say hey man im guna go take the rest of the ifs stuff out of my truck so your farther ahead when you get back. i dont see how thats illegal



not trying to start a fight just want to understand where your coming from
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I'm coming from entering a shop that is not mine. I don't have a key. I would have to break in. I do not want to be responsible for the other four vehicles in there. He is gone for a total of three weeks. If somebody broke in and stole stuff I'm the first suspect. I don't need that. I do not want the responsibility of any of this. I'm also paying him and this amount includes break down of the ifs. We have an agreement. I'm not one to go and change things. This guy is a good friend and this is also a business deal as this is what he does for a living. If it was a side job thing he did on the side it wouldn't be a problem. I'm his customer just as the next guy in line. I don't expect big hookups as I support my friends as they need to make a living too. A good deal is nice and I appreciate it very much. I know he does killer work and that is why I don't mind this little delay. I'm the one who wanted him to start it before his trip as he didn't want me to be without my truck for three weeks while it collectes dust.
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any update on the truck?
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Here's the last thing he told me.

The guy wasn't getting back in time. His hunting trip is the 24th (i think) and so he is putting it off til the first week of october.
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Yeah that is it. I picked up my truck on the 11th. I wish it would be done already but it's not. It will officially go in the shop when I get back. I had to have it for my hunt. My dad went up scouting in his 2wd F-150 and they got a little rain and the area where I'll be hunting has turned into slop. He couldn't even get back there. Ranger FTW!!


He had a great trip that was longer than expected. If anybody is curious here is is thread from a local Jeep club site he posts on.

I Am Back, Finally. (With Pics) - Virtual Jeep Club
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any updates? really curious about thiis build......
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The truck was just dropped off. I'm going to update the thread as I visit the truck every other week or so. Should be done sometime in November. This build is taking forever to get started, but I finally dropped it off so it'll slowly make it towards completion.
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You have my wheels! That's not fair. As far as I knew I was the only with the Ultra Rouges so far. Good choice!
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Yeah I found them all on my own. I then searched all over to see if any Ranger guys had them. I came across your truck and somebody elses from RPS. I love the look of those wheels!
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The truck was just dropped off. I'm going to update the thread as I visit the truck every other week or so. Should be done sometime in November. This build is taking forever to get started, but I finally dropped it off so it'll slowly make it towards completion.
congrads! first step is always the hardest to make happen!
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The rear is being bolted up and it'll be finished up soon. I posted a question in the suspension area about the front hanger spring bolts not fitting. I always seem to get little hangups that slow things down. I'll be stopping by to see it Thursday so I'll have pictures of the progress by then. The axle is all ground down and cleaned up. Next week should begin the tearing down of the front end. Then the next few weeks the build up, until it's complete. I'll probably be visiting it every two weeks as it's a 30-45 minute drive each way and I'm swamped with school work. Mid November I should have one sweet truck. There is only one guy doing everything and he was 3 other projects going on so that is why its slow progress, but it'll be done right once it's finished and that is what I care about. Slow and steady wins the race...........
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sweet man i saw your thread but i cant help
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Here are a few pictures. It doesn't look like much, but it has some serious rake! If I had something beside it to show a height comparison it would be obvious. I need some extended brake lines and some shocks for the rear along with new u-bolts (mine are slightly bent). Next starts the tear down....





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looking good, what size tires do you plan on running?
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Front Suspension: New Stock 7 leaf Wagoneer Springs, SOA
Rear Suspension: 6" SkyJacker fr36 Softride Springs
Front Axle: 1987 Grand Wagoneer D44 completly rebuilt, hi steer arms/knuckles, all new joints, Riddler Diff cover, lock-right locker, Warn premium hubs, 5.13 gears
Rear Axle: Ford 8.8, 5.13 gears, already locked with a lock-right.
Tires: 35x12.5x15 BFG All-Terrains
Rims: 15x8 Ultra Rogue 175 Machined Finish 6 x 5.5
Wheel Adapters: 5 x 4.5 - 6 x 5.5 for the rear axle. This will also push the tires out a little more so the front and rear will be about the same width.
Shocks: Undecided
Steering: Toyota box
First page are the specs and some parts.
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nice! atleast you are going high steer! gonna look great.

cant wait to see it
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