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Blew my tranny monday night towing a sfa zr2 5 miles out of the woods so i figured after 3 automatic transmissions it was time for a 5 speed. While the truck is down im might as well do the 03 front end swap some paint and a manual tcase i have lying around. Any more suggestions while its apart?

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kool. what tranny you goin with?
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going with the 5 speed off the back of a 94 4.0 ohv m50d or something like that
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what axles and other specs you planning on going with?
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what axles and other specs you planning on going with?

it looks like its already sas'd
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yea the sas is done haha hp 44 with extended arms 3inch eb lift coils, and 4.88s and stock 8.8 with 4.88 in the rear with 63 chevys
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whats the front axle from?
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came out of 78 f150
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looks so.. narrow compared to mine.

must be the offset of the wheels.
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looks so.. narrow compared to mine.

must be the offset of the wheels.
Looks like it was shortened.
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yup cut the tube 6 inches and axle shaft cut down
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that would explain it
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i like it. whats it measure in comparison to the 8.8?
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its about 3 31/2 inches wider than the 8.8 so not really noticable
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should be a fun projcet truck.
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IMO pick something better than a 5 speed from a ranger. They arent much better than the auto, and your going to be replacing slaves like no tomorrow with that amount of abuse.
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yeah I was gona call BS on the HP 78 D44..but now you say its been chopped down so makes sense. should be nice with the front end swap. nice truck!
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well my plan is to run the slave for now the swap it over to cable actuated its a different feel and much stiffer but i wont have to worry about the slave blowing up all the time
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so new front end is on love the look made me love the ranger again

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lookin wicked man!
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Looks real good! Do I see hood lock pins?
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sick dude! much better. any wheelin pics??
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hell yeah, coming along
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Sweetness! You gonna have to cut the front fenders at all?
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looks great with the new front end!
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