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Lol just run it without the bumper you'll fit in with 90% of the tacos haha
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Here's some more pics now that I'm home...

Rear shock setup:

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Fixing the ranger lean issue:

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Pulling it out to test everything and cycle it all:

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Rear shot with the spacers (sits perfect width IMO):

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Front width (yes, bumper is tomorrow... It's in the 20's here, it sucks workin in that shop that cold!):

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And the other flex shot I have just playin around outside:

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Trevor, whose shop were you at?
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What'd you end up doing to fix the lean issue?
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man that is one nice truck. looks great
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cant wait to see bumper back on
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Thanks guys..

Billy I was at Spencer's shop in Boring. Kid is a genius. Real clean work, and always knows a way around something if one idea doesn't pan out right.
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How's the drive?
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ah, I thought you were at Josh's
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Ballin!
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looks great man!
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Nah Billy, Spencer had a lot more tools, and the free time to work on it while I was at work and stuff. He wanted a Ranger under his belt for his portfolio of work he's done. Done tons of Toyota's, even his linked up wheeler that's been in my pics.

Zach, there's still some slop, or what feels like slop in the steering going from straight on to left or right... Not sure why, but it's not horrible at all. Just something we noticed.

One thing I'll be adding again, is a rear traction bar, and possibly a panhard bar up front. Keep swaying to nothing, even though it really doesn't sway. I was thinkin a panhard would take some play out of the steering. We also plated both sides of the frame for the steering box. The box was crushing the frame rail with only the outside plate on and only crush washers on the back side. We put the other jigged plate on the backside of the frame and took it out, and made a night and day difference. I still think I need to build a x-member for the steering box to the other side of the frame. I know that should probably help out drastically.

Next on the list is hydro assist... To take some stress off the steering box and make turnin those 37's a breeze, almost like cheating offroad haha
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Nah Billy, Spencer had a lot more tools, and the free time to work on it while I was at work and stuff. He wanted a Ranger under his belt for his portfolio of work he's done. Done tons of Toyota's, even his linked up wheeler that's been in my pics.

Zach, there's still some slop, or what feels like slop in the steering going from straight on to left or right... Not sure why, but it's not horrible at all. Just something we noticed.

One thing I'll be adding again, is a rear traction bar, and possibly a panhard bar up front. Keep swaying to nothing, even though it really doesn't sway. I was thinkin a panhard would take some play out of the steering. We also plated both sides of the frame for the steering box. The box was crushing the frame rail with only the outside plate on and only crush washers on the back side. We put the other jigged plate on the backside of the frame and took it out, and made a night and day difference. I still think I need to build a x-member for the steering box to the other side of the frame. I know that should probably help out drastically.

Next on the list is hydro assist... To take some stress off the steering box and make turnin those 37's a breeze, almost like cheating offroad haha
ram assist will be a waste of money for your application IMO. just my .02
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Not bad. The height is pretty perfect, why do you need 4 auxiliary reverse lights?
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Well I originally started with the two under the bumper, and it was alright lighting. But when I got the rack put on, I built tabs in case I wanted lights there. Not long after that I got the lights and put them on to see if I'd like them, and it's nice cuz it lights up my bed at night so if I need to get to something in the bed like up camping and stuff it's easy to see. Plus they're aimed perfectly at following traffic, for those that follow to closely. I don't take too lightly to that.
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OMG! dude trevor your truck looks so sick and so bad *** absolutely love it! wish i could see it in person
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absolutely awesome......cant wait to see the bumper on the front.
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One of you SAS guys needs to come here so I can test drive one. I've always wondered what a Ranger drives like with a solid axle up front.
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One of you SAS guys needs to come here so I can test drive one. I've always wondered what a Ranger drives like with a solid axle up front.
It all depends on how it's done. Tre's will handle different from Beards, from Carl's, to Evan (if he ever gets his **** back together!), to Luc. Leafs will handle different from links and coils, and height has a lot to do with it too. but because no 2 SAS's are alike, it'll all be different.

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Fiddes, well put. Nothing about my ranger will be the same about any other ranger out there other than the steering box. Everything is different, and I mean everything; though it's all the same principle.

Kris, Ryan lives in NM, go drive his!
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Well I originally started with the two under the bumper, and it was alright lighting. But when I got the rack put on, I built tabs in case I wanted lights there. Not long after that I got the lights and put them on to see if I'd like them, and it's nice cuz it lights up my bed at night so if I need to get to something in the bed like up camping and stuff it's easy to see. Plus they're aimed perfectly at following traffic, for those that follow to closely. I don't take too lightly to that.

that's an awesome idea! ha ha ha. i've been getting people road ragin on me because of my hid's they pull behind me and flash they're high beams at me the whole 30 minute drive home from work. that'd teach em! lol
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that's an awesome idea! ha ha ha. i've been getting people road ragin on me because of my hid's they pull behind me and flash they're high beams at me the whole 30 minute drive home from work. that'd teach em! lol
Dude, just get some of those cheap foglights from walmart. $20 pisser-offers!
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Yeah each of those rear fogs I have total about $35 a piece not including wiring or the relay or switch... just the bulb and housing lol...
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Yeah each of those rear fogs I have total about $35 a piece not including wiring or the relay or switch... just the bulb and housing lol...
and I've been behind him when he's turned them on... FACKING bright.
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haha you mean those blue ones? my buddy has like 20 on his yota i agree facking bright!!

definitely on the to-do list.
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