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^^^yea we all need to pitch in so he can get that ***** done....lol......
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i would love to come down this weekend, but its not looking that good for me...
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call me a sissy if you want but mine is done and yours is on jack stands.
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damn do you have a good point there...
Friendly pwn3d.
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i jsut relized beard you only have a lil 28 spline?? are you serious LOL..geesh i woulda had that 31 in the faster then the sas but the sas is a gorgeous piece of art work!
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I guess that explains why we almost ran off the road lol.

I have a question that someone else asked me...

"why only two link it? it would probably flex better with a 4 link or even a 3 link setup."
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i jsut relized beard you only have a lil 28 spline?? are you serious LOL..geesh i woulda had that 31 in the faster then the sas but the sas is a gorgeous piece of art work!

31 spline i have just have not installed it, it needs overhauled BAD, once that is done it will go in. my front end was falling apart.... thus the SAS, the 28 spline can take a pretty good beating..
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There's nothing wrong w. a 28 spline. I'm running it & on 41's w. no problems.

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I guess that explains why we almost ran off the road lol.

I have a question that someone else asked me...

"why only two link it? it would probably flex better with a 4 link or even a 3 link setup."

yeah that would be why, the new box is so much tighter, and looks 100X better. cant wait to install it.

two link because....

its simple
its good for road driving
still flexes good but handles well on the road
still durable
easier mounts on the ranger frame
still should flex really well, heck the stock ranger only has 7" of total wheel travel, i have that in down travel ALONE NOW!!!

and last but not least that is what i wanted...
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There's nothing wrong w. a 28 spline. I'm running it & on 41's w. no problems.

Brenton

i agree with that one, after the dunes my axle was still nice and straight, only thing wrong with it was the sand tore the axle seal...
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I guess that explains why we almost ran off the road lol.

I have a question that someone else asked me...

"why only two link it? it would probably flex better with a 4 link or even a 3 link setup."
2 link doesnt have very good geometry through out travel compared to a 4 or 3 link, but it will work fine in this application.
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now get some good pics of the new setup and it can go on the homepage!

:) looks really good, zach...
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3 link is the best for a little more then average trail stuff and plus you could 3 wheel it around a corner. A 2 link will be fine if you doing mostly street driving and light off-roading.
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here is what the radious arms that i bought can do......


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^^^yea we all need to pitch in so he can get that ***** done....lol......
now is that a poke fun at me or the lack luster local friends that dont seem to wanna show up when they say they will around here..(gumby has the only excusable reasons)
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here is what the radious arms that i bought can do......


That is crazy
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Zach, that thing looks killer! Makes me want to get mine done over a weekend. I don't think I could wait 3 weeks for my truck. Picked up a Dana 30 this weekend. So it starts....
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here is what the radious arms that i bought can do......


now how does that compare with a 4 link or a 3 link? pros and cons?
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now how does that compare with a 4 link or a 3 link? pros and cons?
Bad pinion and caster changes through out travel. Where as with a 3 or 4 link the pinion and caster wont change as much when properly designed.
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I bought a referb steering box last night, there are not as many differences as i was told on the steering box years...

here is the specs i found on Napa's Site.

older box, To March 1989

Attributes:
# of Mounting Holes:3
# of Turns Lock to Lock:4 3/4
Input Shaft Diameter:11/16"
Line Thread Size:M17x1.5; M16x1.5
Output Shaft Diameter:1.1875"
Type of Hose Ports:Tube Seat

From March 1989

Attributes:
# of Mounting Holes:3
# of Turns Lock to Lock:4 3/8
Input Shaft Diameter:11/16"
Line Thread Size:M17x1.5; M16x1.5
Output Shaft Diameter:1.1875"
Type of Hose Ports:Tube Seat
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i didnt see it but what did you end up doing for lines from the power steering pump to the box?
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I went to Napa and they have JIC (i think) swivel connections that crimp on the hose, So i had them crimp the yota line to the ranger line.

I dont know if i got any pictures of it tho. you can kind of see it in this picture. the line is running away from the pump towards the engine, then it curves up to the ranger pump.


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Looks good man, ever figure out why the rear axle is off-center?
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not yet, i dont have much time with school.

im at work now and wont have time tonight either.
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That stinks, what are you driving back and fourth?
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nice truck man

wanna do mine? haha
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