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Old 04-21-2012
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Not as far as I can tell. I cant believe how quiet it is around turns
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How hard is it to re-gear diffs? I am thinking of upgrading mine from 4.10's to 4.56's
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Old 04-28-2012
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How hard is it to re-gear diffs? I am thinking of upgrading mine from 4.10's to 4.56's


You really shouldnt need to regear with the 4.10s you have in there now. It should be perfect for you. Either way, to answer your question, its difficult enough for me not to try it. You're looking at around $1400 minimum for a gear swap in your truck btw.
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Well went on some trails today. Truck did amazing. I really need to fine tune the front suspension now tho. (i.e. extended radius arms/longer shock towers). I now completely understand why everybody raves about having a locker. It is literally night and day. I didnt spin a tire the whole trip.



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Looks fun!
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Some of you know I bought a 4" lift at Carlisle All Ford Nationals a couple weeks ago. Well I just finished up building my custom leaf springs. Ended up with half ranger/half explorer springs (expo main spring) with 6 leaves, all new isolators, plastic friction pads and OEM rubber bushings. Next is a set of custom extended radius arms.


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Hey its that guy! lol Trucks still killer man, we gotta go wheelin one of these days.
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Definitely dude. Get your *** up here!
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Definitely dude. Get your *** up here!
New clutch is going in the truck this week...aswell as the BL so shortly after ill get in touch an make a trip up there.
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Old 07-05-2012
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Well, truck's going under the knife again here soon. Leaf springs are done. Front pivot brackets are all cleaned up and Ordered the steel for extending my radius arms. Got 2" square tubing x 0.25" wall for the arms and 1/4" plate for making my mounts. Ordering 2.5" Ballistic joints for the radius arms with thier special 2.375 width for the ranger frame. Cant wait to get this thing back on the trail!!
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Old 07-06-2012
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Almost a thousand views and only 35 comments? Where's the constructive critizism folks?!?! I understand it's a slow build but damn!!
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Almost a thousand views and only 35 comments? Where's the constructive critizism folks?!?! I understand it's a slow build but damn!!
No constructive critizism here. I just keep checking in all the time on a sweet build.
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Thanks Ford_78!

Here's my measurements for my mounts. If anybody wants to copy this, go right ahead. I am using the Ballistic Fab joints for my arms just because of the narrower mounting width (2.375) so if you're going to be usuing Currie Johnny Joints, you will need to make your mount wider.

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your dimensions are incomplete
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If someone cant figure out what goes where then they shouldnt be working on suspensions. End of story.


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I'm just saying.... can't send those somewhere and say "cut these" if they don't have all the necessary dimensions. unless those are to scale.
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Steel, Im just messin w/ ya bro. I definitely have to fix that. Thank you.
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haha yeah i gotcha. if you get the dimensions i could even create cad drawings for them in case people want em.
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Look any better?
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Beginning of my transmission crossmember. I'll have 2 piece bushings inside 2" OD tubing for mounting onto my radius arm frame mounts.

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truck looks great! i love how the roll pan looks on your truck.
where are you finding these 2.375 ballistic joints? all i can find are 2.0, 2.625, and 3.0's
is the width of the bracket 2.5 inside or outside? id try to make it as close to the mounting width of the joint itself. if you make it 2.5 inside then the bolt is going to have to pull the sides in. and 2.5 outside then the joint just wont fit.

cant wait to see more progress
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Found them on BallisticFabrications website.

Forged Chromoly 2.63" Ballistic Joint

For the mounts, it's 2.5 INSIDE. I figure that pulling the steel tight to the joint is a lot easier fighting with fitment issiue. If you think about it, that's only a 1/16" on both sides of the joint, which wont matter at all once everything's tightended up.
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those are 2 5/8" not 2 3/8". they wont fit in the bracket. your gonna have to make them an 1/8th wider.

i dont know if you have seen these or not but i think im going to run them for my lower link mounts. Artec Industries Lower Link Frame Bracket
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Blue, look at the options below the picture. It gives you an option for a 2.625 with a 9/16 or 5/8" bolt OR a 2.375 mounting width with a 9/16" bolt.
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