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looks good so far, i like the rim choice! cant wait to see it finished
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I'll pass on the welding of the springs to the axle. LOL
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you have an eta for when they should arrive?
They're being shipped from a small city only 3 hours away so they should have been here yesterday. The whole project should be finished in 2-3 weeks. Right before or after Thanksgiving.
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Here is what it looks like. Not much has happened, but I can sort of imagine it now.



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that looks like its going to be pretty freakin tall
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its gonna be huge !!!!

Should of went with 37's. those 35's are gonna look small on there

but im jelous, i cant wait to get my d60 project started
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Other Rangers that have used a similiar front end set-up are running 35s or 36s so I will be "average". I don't remember names but one guy is running 7 leaf waggy pack on 35s and another guy is running the same but with 36s. I also have Belltech shackles for the rear if I need to level it out a bit.
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this **** is going to be sick i cant wait till its done
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5.13s are a little deep with just 35's. It's what I have on my truck and its a bit much for the highway. I am at about 3200 RPM running 70 on the freeway but other then that I love them. I think it's a good choice especially if you are thinking about running bigger tires.
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Why leafs in the front?
Looks good though.
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Easier and a little cheaper. No big reason.
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Other Rangers that have used a similiar front end set-up are running 35s or 36s so I will be "average". I don't remember names but one guy is running 7 leaf waggy pack on 35s and another guy is running the same but with 36s. I also have Belltech shackles for the rear if I need to level it out a bit.

The stock Waggy's will be fine height wise for 35/36's unless you drop the front mounts down off the frame (assuming shackle in the rear).

I have the shackles in the rear and actually stiffened up the Waggy spring packs some, but I also used "used" springs...
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why do you guys keep insisting that he needs 37s?? he doent have all that much clearance! and it will settle a couple inches after its done. if you actually wanna be able to use the 35s, you are at a good height, 37s and youd be ripping off your fenders! good choice on the 5.13s. keep up the good work
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how about more pics !
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^^ x2
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You guys are just as excited as me! Finally got the perches in. They're Rubicon Express perches that are adjustable (3 holes to choose for mounting). New issue, Mr. Fab Man has as infection in his elbow from some wires getting loose that are holding the pins in his elbow in. He went to the Doc after waiting a few weeks and it is infected and needs to be cut open and cleaned up. Surgery time 15-30 minutes. Recovery is about 5-10 days. That is another hold to my project. I should rename this build Granny SAS. I did pick up a new Red Top Optima too.

Here are some recent pictures.....

Axle is upside down. Creating a channel for the u-bolt to sit on. This is by the cast and something I didn't foresee, but it is an SOA and this way there is 99% contact patch on the axle and u-bolt.









Entertainment pics....

He is very tall....



Busted up elbow....



Nice clean welds....



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dude man is tall
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Yeah and he is the one that drives (and built) the Sheriff's buggy. It's funny watching him sit in my little Ranger, lol!
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hah yeah damn I guess so. work looks great!
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your trucks gunna be so sick.....
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Thanks! I saw the axle the other day with the 1/4" spring plates and everything else it is pure beef! Fab guy made those spring plates as my factory 3/8" rear axle spring plates were actually slightly bent along with the u-bolts. Spring time I'll have a front bumper made. I just want my truck back so I can wheel the crap out of it on my winter break and test it out.
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Are you keeping the 6x5.5 lug pattern on the Waggy 44 or switching to 5x5.5? Will you be doing some sort of crossover or hi-steer? Looks like some good, albeit slow progress.
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my waggy springs settled quite a bit.

35s and 5.13s are nice. keeps the truck peppy in 2wd lol
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Yes I'm keeping the 6 x 5.5. I have wheel adapters for the rear.

It will be hi steer cross over steering.
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Dang makes that other dude look like a midget! Truck looks good dude cant wait to see the finished product!
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