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better be about 10min from now!
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Whew that is scary lookin w/ it just hanging out up there but lookin good Zach! Man Im excited as heck to see this thing
yeah it just looks funny. mine has been up like this several times for weeks on end. trust me i took procautions

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It would surprise you guys how well a Ranger is front to rear weight balanced. I bet that truck wouldn't move if you got in and out or jumped up and down on the hood.
yeah they are not bad. i rocked the crap out of the truck and it barely moved.

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looks good beard!

i think you should roll the nittos and axles under the truck just for ****s and giggles
the rear one is done and under there now

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I think he is outside installing the axles now
all afternoon and evening. pics coming soon

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Sweet dude. Whats the ETA?
if i get a transfer case soon, maybe next weekend? idk that is mothers day weekend so we will see how that goes.
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Pics coming soon? We went them now! So they axels are under the truck now?
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Alright, got a lot done today, worked on it most of the afternoon. I am tired. Not really sure if I think it is worth all the work

Anyway here the pics.

Josh thinking he cant get away with some free 37s


The new truss we made because the old one just wasnt working out like we wanted.






Mounted the lower control arm mounts on the axle.




The D60 all bolted up




Ah yes... now the pictures everyone has been wanting to see. D60 centered and set in place. (still need to choose a pinion angle.






Full width isnt too bad.




Some really lighted pics

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Dude Zach, keep that angle the dshaft is at now.. On the ground, IMO... best angle! aha
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lol Trevor I dont think that will work too good.

I need the yokes that should have been here like 2 weeks ago so i can hook up that Driveshaft.

Also anyone notice how the 8.8 is kinda offset? Well the D60 is not, i think my driveshaft is gonna rub the gas tank :(
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Thats looks awesome
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Wow, I've never noticed that!!!! That's weird... lol
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thanks Trent.
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Wow, I've never noticed that!!!! That's weird... lol
idk maybe its a visual thing. either way the driveshaft is only like a half inch from the tank
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You should be good as long as you got some good trac bars for that 60 Zach..
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im not gonna run any traction bars. limits flex.
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Definitely would help side to side and make the 1/2 from the tank stay 1/2 from the tank lol
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very nice beard, that looks about the same from the side.

did you have a locker in the 8.8?
i don't remember, if you do, let me know.
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looks good beard..really good i see those nice mtrs you got stacked up muahhahah...


i guesss its time for a fuel cell (:

you going to start on the front tomorrow?
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im not gonna run any traction bars. limits flex.
I beg to differrrr..


Besides that, damn good progress, Zach!

I'm hoping to get all of the DOM for my coil swap and revised traction bars within a couple weeks. Then I can really start to move forward on it.
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what are those blocks made out of, it almost looks like plastic.

it kinda looks like the ubolt is in the way of the brake line.

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very nice beard, that looks about the same from the side.

did you have a locker in the 8.8?
i don't remember, if you do, let me know.
no i never did. i had the ford limited slip in the 31 spline. its already sold anyway

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looks good beard..really good i see those nice mtrs you got stacked up muahhahah...


i guesss its time for a fuel cell (:

you going to start on the front tomorrow?
i may, idk.

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I beg to differrrr..


Besides that, damn good progress, Zach!

I'm hoping to get all of the DOM for my coil swap and revised traction bars within a couple weeks. Then I can really start to move forward on it.
lol, well in your case they didnt. i just dont want to spend the time to make any. but yours are sweet. overall i have never had problems will axle wrap?

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what are those blocks made out of, it almost looks like plastic.

it kinda looks like the ubolt is in the way of the brake line.
i am going to bend the brake bracket some. i shouldnt have welded them on so soon without test fitting. oh well.

the blocks are steel. they just have a ton of paint or powder coat on them.



thanks for the comments guys. im am sore today, so idk if i will go out and work on it or not.
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looks f-in awsome dude.. keep up the great work, cant wait to see her back down in fl someday
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looks good man.

Now you need to take Nick some fender flares to paint Sonic Blue!

Can't wait to see it!
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Also anyone notice how the 8.8 is kinda offset? Well the D60 is not, i think my driveshaft is gonna rub the gas tank :(
yep it offsets to the passenger side about 2"
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looks good beard!! I will say that a FW 8.8 is offset... I found that out the hard way being when I bought spare shafts and all I could find was passenger side grabbed two got home and realize that it wouldn't work on the drivers side... so yea go figure...
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looking good man can't wait to see it finished
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Zach, great work! I can't wait to see it all come together.

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yeah thats gona rub when flexing around. but it might be fine. Fuel cell in the future would be prime.

truck looks great though and the FW doesnt stick out bad at all with those rims you picked
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