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Saw your truck on the ranger forums Instagram page
Yea I was also on itsajeepmeme page because i have a jeep ranger now

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A little video from offroading recently. It does pretty good in the woods. drove around in 2wd pretty much the whole time
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Haven't really done much to it lately. Im going to be picking up a tube bender soon so i can make some bumpers. It took 3 shops to say they would align it for me. I did get some flex shots the other day though. Not flexed out but my bike ramp makes a pretty good rti ramp.
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I also got a 44 inch light bar and I'm still trying to decide where to mount it.
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Looks good man
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So today I ended up buying a 31 spline full width 8.8 and a full with high pinion dana 44 from a 78 bronco from a friend for a good price today. they both came off of daily drivers and now I have some new plans for the truck. I am going to rebuild both axles and por 15 them and over the winter i am going to put rcv axle shafts, locker, 4.88 or 5.13 gears, a truss, hiem steering and maybe reid racing knuckles on the dana 44. Im going to do a truss, locker, c clip eliminator, and upgraded axle shafts on the 8.8. I chose to do the 8.8 because it already has the sensor for the transmission. I will slowly build the axles while I'm running the truck as it is right now. Im planning to run 38.5s.
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Made up some quick light bar mounts for now.I tried to get it as low to the roof as I could without it resting on it. The mounts are pretty strong and the light bar isn't going anywhere.
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I also picked up the dana 44. Its coated in about half an inch of grease but underneath it the axle looks almost new for how old it is. I am picking up the 8.8 tomorrow but i don't know if I'm going to keep it. Its a 31 spline full width but i don't know if it can hold up to the 38s I want to run with a locker. I would do a c clip eliminator with youkon shafts, replace the carrier with a detroit locker,, and weld the tubes. I was told the 8.8 has a sensor that other axles don't have but I don't know if that is true. Any advice anyone?

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Nice dude. I have the F250 version of that axle that I'm rebuilding
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And as to if the 8.8 would hold up to 38's, it depends on your driving style. I'd be more worried about the front axle than the rear. But the rcv shafts will help a lot

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Thanks. What are Your plans for your 44. I never use the skinny pedal because I really don't know the limits of the 35 ttb with a locker and 35s. I never really need it. I pick the right lines and I've never gotten stuck. I might end up with 37s instead because I would like to run lockers in both axles but ill see based on breakage when I get there. Theres a ranger by my that i think has the same combo of axles with coilovers in the front and 37 pit bull rockers that looks sick.
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Probably 4.88 gears, high steer, either rcvs or chromo shafts, probably a detroit trutrac, axle c gussets, and some reid racing kuckles. The rear ff dana 60 will get gears, trutrac, chromo shafts, and a disk brake conversion. I'm thinking that I'll stick to 35s. If I decide that I want to go to 37's I'll probably run 5.13s instead of 4.88s
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That'll be a sick set up. I have the 4.88s with 35s now and I think its a good match with the 4.0. Ill definitely go with bigger gears when I do the swap.
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yeah it'll be pretty sweet but also pretty damn expensive haha
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Yea haha. If only building real trucks was the same price as my scale rc crawler parts.
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Haha for real. What kind of crawler do you have? I have an rc4wd tf2. More of a scale trail rig
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I have an axial scx10 but its all custom. Had a tamiya tundra hard body with a styrene drop bed and narrowed rear. Metal axlels. Transfer case and 2 speed transmission. A lot of styrene work on the interior
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Looks sweet.

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It now has boggers on the rear and the swampers on the front
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Nice!
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Finally got around to fixing the rust in the rear of my chassis. welded 1/4 steel c channel and plated the back of the chassis with 1/4 plate. Going to be building bumpers soon and I have a couple ideas right now.
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I also replaced my radiator because i think it cracked when I was putting the body lift in. Now that its replaced I haven't lost any more coolant. [IMG][/IMG]
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