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Looks good! JUst in time for the snow lol

i know im hoping for a snow emergency tomorrow night, no school and more time for the truck!!

btw call me when you wake up tomorrow and you can come over and see it!
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OK I will. Ya Snow emergency would be nice. No work ether
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It looks good Zach! It seems you might want to move your rear arm mounts forward a little bit. The axle looks like it is sitting closer to the frame than it will at ride height, meaning when it's further down it'll travel along the radius of those arms and put your coil buckets a few inches behind your upper spring mount. I'm just going on what I can see, but in my mind's eye you've got a little bit of finangling still.
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um you kind of lost me kyle.

but that coil mount is directly above the coil mount on the axle. that last pic just looks funny.

the lower arms have 4.5" of adjustment in them and the upper arms have 3.5" so ive got enough room to mess around a bit.

also we managed to move the back mount area up a few inches further than that white truck.
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man you sure dont mess around with your mods... one day ill do this to my truck but its not gonna be as pretty as yours
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man you sure dont mess around with your mods... one day ill do this to my truck but its not gonna be as pretty as yours

ever since I messed it up at the dunes, i made a decision to keep the truck and not get a new one. when i did that i dont second guess my mods as much any more and just do them.

so far its worked out. lol
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ever since I messed it up at the dunes, i made a decision to keep the truck and not get a new one. when i did that i dont second guess my mods as much any more and just do them.

so far its worked out. lol

thats the way to do it... always over build it
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might seem that way to you but how many engines have you pulled out of your truck?
Umm.. I gotta say this.. a couple more then Travis has! . Honestly.. I've pulled 4 and teh dealership has pulled 1 from *my* truck. then again I've done a 3.0 to 4.0 conversion and a 347 into a 99xlt ( prior 3.0 ).

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I'm going to try and do some on it tonight. Ran out of wire for the welder so i had to get some today
My welder was throwin sparks earlier today as well :)
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YEah D.!


lookn good zack. cant waitto see it run'n around... damn i gota put some money away for parts again..
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My welder was throwin sparks earlier today as well :)
and you have not posted pics??? come on man share them
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Umm.. I gotta say this.. a couple more then Travis has!
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Where's the progress report for the day? Pics!!!
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um you kind of lost me kyle.

but that coil mount is directly above the coil mount on the axle. that last pic just looks funny.

the lower arms have 4.5" of adjustment in them and the upper arms have 3.5" so ive got enough room to mess around a bit.

also we managed to move the back mount area up a few inches further than that white truck.
Haha oh ok, like I said it was probably just the picture. Don't listen to me, I'm just the engineer in the house. I didn't realize your links had THAT much adjustability to them. Sounds like you are set then!
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um you kind of lost me kyle.

but that coil mount is directly above the coil mount on the axle. that last pic just looks funny.

the lower arms have 4.5" of adjustment in them and the upper arms have 3.5" so ive got enough room to mess around a bit.

also we managed to move the back mount area up a few inches further than that white truck.
How did you manage to move the back mount up further,it looks like the white truch has no more adjustment left.

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rockin....we want more pics
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And that is still running at a stock ranger wheel base,right????
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zach- could you run a similar setup to what you are building but only be about 3-4 inches higher than stock?
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I'll let Zach give the real answer, but it looks like the upper control arms would be getting very close to the frame if you were only 3-4" above stock. As it is, I'll probably be taking off my body lift when completing my lift so that I'll still fit 35" tires and will be able to use as much lift (hence axle clearance) as possible.
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zach- could you run a similar setup to what you are building but only be about 3-4 inches higher than stock?

doubtful frame clearance is not much even for me and the top of the hood is at my shoulders and im 6 foot tall.
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And that is still running at a stock ranger wheel base,right????

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