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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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yours lol. the walmart ones. They had em for $10 a few weeks ago lol
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no, get clear ones, and dont destroy the packaging, that way if you dont like the light output, return FTW.
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your box isnt rebuilt or new is it? id recommend getting it replaced if so. they can easily get slop in them.

also what would greatly improve steering is a better high volume pump. check out my thread on that. PSC has a kit for our year 4.0L that would really improve your steering experience. ram assist will not work correctly with your pump. it will be far worse actually.
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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.
i would let you drive mine. put on a set of radials and its not much different than driving a F250. Bias ply tires kind of limit me around 60ish mph
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your box isnt rebuilt or new is it? id recommend getting it replaced if so. they can easily get slop in them.

also what would greatly improve steering is a better high volume pump. check out my thread on that. PSC has a kit for our year 4.0L that would really improve your steering experience. ram assist will not work correctly with your pump. it will be far worse actually.
The box is brand new... Straight from Marlin Crawler. That's why I don't get why there's play in the steering with all new joints and components... Unless it has to do with it not being completely aligned, just kinda eye balled.
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watch the intermediate shaft when you turn the wheel back and forth whiles its sitting on the ground, if there is play or it moves side to side it will have play.
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Off topic of the SAS, but why have you never tinted your windows?
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Off topic of the SAS, but why have you never tinted your windows?
Cause then it wouldnt be shiney!
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Off topic of the SAS, but why have you never tinted your windows?
Just haven't reached that point. Its not as important to me. Low on the list.
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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!
Oh, I know, but it still has to give you a general idea. Between coil-over's and leaf springs I'm sure there is a large (maybe huge) difference.

Yeah, he lives in Hobbs, NM. Guess I might have to go down there and knock on his door someday. Or, maybe Koyn when he gets his done.
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Yeah when Koyn gets his finished up and I actually get off my butt and replace the battery in mine you should come wheelin with us. I'd let you drive mine and I'm sure Koyn would let you drive his too. Mine still drives sub-par on the street though, Koyns will probably be much better than mine. With all the top tier stuff he's using its gonna be one of the nicest SAS'd rangers out there.
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Cause then it wouldnt be shiney!
you know they make shiney window tint
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you know they make shiney window tint
HAHAHA! Totally forgot about that! that would look gay as AIDS tho lol
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Welp, first test drive tonight! Not too shabby, but I'm gonna have to get used to the steering and cornering now.

One thing I noticed that's already pissing me off is the drivers side. The lean is a lot on that front lead which puts my shackle at almost touching my hangar at ride height. I dunno what i'll do about that yet. Im probably gonna have a custom spring made to match the rate of the tg's and length but with about an inch more lift than the tg's so I can keep the same shackle angle on both sides.
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Here's some shots I took of the trimming and almost complete!

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maybe move the hanger back a little bit to fix that shackle angle?
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told you the steering was gunna be like sh ca ca -- i dont care who does what its just not rack n pinion :)
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when we gettin a pic of it next to shanes truck?
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told you the steering was gunna be like sh ca ca -- i dont care who does what its just not rack n pinion :)
oh its not that bad! at least mine typically steers pretty well. Ask JoshK or the few others that have driven mine. You dove my SAS'd D30.
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Looking damn good man. I wanna see some outside full truck shots.
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It's coming together man! Looks awesome!
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oh its not that bad! at least mine typically steers pretty well. Ask JoshK or the few others that have driven mine. You dove my SAS'd D30.
oh I know -- just saying the first drive sucks until you get the kinks worked out..

then its not bad just saying its no rack n pinion
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