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i seen you got the waag bar from partstrain, but i cant seem to find it up there...
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Thanks Brian. I'm getting ready to head over to the shop and put the rest of him together....hope the rest goes smoothly...hehe

Even though, the slight set backs, it'll still be worth it in the end!
Sure will!
Remember that the steering will feel tighter when you are done. Atleast it does with the correct extension in there, lol. Anyway it is normal.
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Make sure not to let the wheel spin when its undone. I did that and could never get it back right, luckily I didn't spin it to many times and something bad happened.
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damn 6 pages for a bl thread amazing lol


looks good so far cant wait to see the final product when its all done
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Sure will!
Remember that the steering will feel tighter when you are done. Atleast it does with the correct extension in there, lol. Anyway it is normal.
I'm glad you said that. I finally got him home. And it did feel tighter but not all the time. More or less after turns. Scott said probably due to the modded steering extension but this is normal?

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Make sure not to let the wheel spin when its undone. I did that and could never get it back right, luckily I didn't spin it to many times and something bad happened.
My steering wheel is cockeyed now. When I go to get my tires and alignment this week, I hope hey can fix that.


Ok, on to some pics....its not complete yet. Stil gotta do the exhaust and figure out whats going on the front now. And the gap guards I got looked like dog crap up front...then come to find out, and I never noticed, that I didn't even have a gap guard on the drivers side. Soooo I'm hoping the 33's will cover up some of the slack.....ok pics, remember, this is not complete...











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looks good cant wait to see the 33s
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I would push that bumper up a little bit more too. You might have to make the notches in the crossmember a little taller to allow it to do that though. Yeah Ford stopped putting 2 gap guards in around either 04 or 06. I liked it without the gap guard personally made oil changes super easy with the BL
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That's looking better!
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I would push that bumper up a little bit more too. You might have to make the notches in the crossmember a little taller to allow it to do that though. Yeah Ford stopped putting 2 gap guards in around either 04 or 06. I liked it without the gap guard personally made oil changes super easy with the BL
Seriously? They only put a passenger side guard on? There were holes on the driver side where one would go. I thought mine was just MIA?
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Looking good. Cant wait to see it with the 33's!
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Seriously? They only put a passenger side guard on? There were holes on the driver side where one would go. I thought mine was just MIA?
YUP! Cereal! 03ish-04ish somewhere around there they stopped putting 'em on both sides, like what Trent mentioned. I've been told you can run 95+ explorer stock gapgaurds...there's TONS of those expos in the junkyards right now thanks to cash4clunkers. Another spot where they went cheap is the rear fender well....above the mudflap you'll see a plastic gaurd that protects the taillight from debris and cleans up the look of the truck. Then look forward: nothing. '00(i think) they stopped putting one on the front(my '01 don't have 'em), and some 08s don't even have that gaurd on the back.

Truck looks good minus the crappyness of tiny tires and exhaust...but it's all goooood. Hoz's twin is big finally!





Tighter steering is normal with a bodylift install, at least on 98+ Rangers. Completely normal, nothing to worry about.

Though, after a bodylift install, steering wheel should be in the same spot as before. There's no reason for the wheel to clock to one side or the other. I suspect the modded extention for excessive slop which isn't very safe. I'd drive it very minimally until the correct extention is installed. The correct extention is machined for a perfect fit on both halves of the shaft, resulting in a nice, tight, safe way of extending the shaft.
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Some guys have ordered the passenger side and just flipped it around and put it on the drivers side. I agree about not driving it if its sloppy.
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i seen you got the waag bar from partstrain, but i cant seem to find it up there...
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YUP! Cereal! 03ish-04ish somewhere around there they stopped putting 'em on both sides, like what Trent mentioned. I've been told you can run 95+ explorer stock gapgaurds...there's TONS of those expos in the junkyards right now thanks to cash4clunkers. Another spot where they went cheap is the rear fender well....above the mudflap you'll see a plastic gaurd that protects the taillight from debris and cleans up the look of the truck. Then look forward: nothing. '00(i think) they stopped putting one on the front(my '01 don't have 'em), and some 08s don't even have that gaurd on the back.

Truck looks good minus the crappyness of tiny tires and exhaust...but it's all goooood. Hoz's twin is big finally!


Tighter steering is normal with a bodylift install, at least on 98+ Rangers. Completely normal, nothing to worry about.

Though, after a bodylift install, steering wheel should be in the same spot as before. There's no reason for the wheel to clock to one side or the other. I suspect the modded extention for excessive slop which isn't very safe. I'd drive it very minimally until the correct extention is installed. The correct extention is machined for a perfect fit on both halves of the shaft, resulting in a nice, tight, safe way of extending the shaft.
I'm going to order a new steering rod and am waiting on a call back from PA about my steering extension. I hope he don't try and tell me thats the right damn part. Ya'll seen the pic of what they sent..that would no way fit




Oh and the steering isn't sloppy. Just feels like rack in pinion steering now.
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Why order new steering rod? Was it modified for the extention to fit it? Should just need the right extention. I know it sucks, maybe DD the stang for a few days? hehe.
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Why order new steering rod? Was it modified for the extention to fit it? Should just need the right extention. I know it sucks, maybe DD the stang for a few days? hehe.
Yes, they took it out, cut a piece out, inserted a longer one to fit. So I figured buy a new rod to go with the PA extension and I should be good to go. Oh and as for the stang, its now sitting at the shop getting her rear looked at. I'm only 11 miles from work so I'll take it easy on the truck til I get the stang back....suck issues
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YUP! Cereal! 03ish-04ish somewhere around there they stopped putting 'em on both sides, like what Trent mentioned. I've been told you can run 95+ explorer stock gapgaurds...there's TONS of those expos in the junkyards right now thanks to cash4clunkers. Another spot where they went cheap is the rear fender well....above the mudflap you'll see a plastic gaurd that protects the taillight from debris and cleans up the look of the truck. Then look forward: nothing. '00(i think) they stopped putting one on the front(my '01 don't have 'em), and some 08s don't even have that gaurd on the back.

Truck looks good minus the crappyness of tiny tires and exhaust...but it's all goooood. Hoz's twin is big finally!





Tighter steering is normal with a bodylift install, at least on 98+ Rangers. Completely normal, nothing to worry about.

Though, after a bodylift install, steering wheel should be in the same spot as before. There's no reason for the wheel to clock to one side or the other. I suspect the modded extention for excessive slop which isn't very safe. I'd drive it very minimally until the correct extention is installed. The correct extention is machined for a perfect fit on both halves of the shaft, resulting in a nice, tight, safe way of extending the shaft.
Thats what I thought too. My extension went on with a very nice tight fit, got in after finishing the BL and my damn steering wheel was off.......just a ****hair, but still off.

oh well, doenst bother me any, just kinda wierd
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Well once those tires get mounted i'll take a ride down there and check it out in person!
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The wheel may be off if Scott didn't get the 2 pieces of the shaft exactly straight when he welded the extention in there.

And you may need the camber adjusted because it probably changed when I cranked the T-bars.
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ahhh beauty!! good to see you managed to overcome the bumps along the way!

can't wait to see the finished product...

is it 33x10.5 your going with??
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The wheel may be off if Scott didn't get the 2 pieces of the shaft exactly straight when he welded the extention in there.

And you may need the camber adjusted because it probably changed when I cranked the T-bars.
Won't getting the alignment fix the wheel?
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is it 33x10.5 your going with??
Yup, they should be calling me anyday saying there here!
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Won't getting the alignment fix the wheel?
It depends, the can only adjust it so much.
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lewks gud. My truck looks similar right now since i have my stock wheels on it haha
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Yes getting the alignment will fix the wheel if they do it right. However if they do it with the steering shaft you have in there now and if the shaft wasn't welded straight then when you put the new shaft in the wheel will be off in the other direction.

And you can add the cranked bars to your list of mods in your sig.
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