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he is prob running D44 outters now i would bet.. really the only thing he can do..

its a good thought but still in time i bet he should upgrade to something a little more stout those trucks are far easier to run sas then newer SLA trucks..
He's been off and on on SASing it, but the way the TTB works for what we do, it works fine. I think he's got D44 outers... don't hold it to me though.
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give him a little peer pressure then lol
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give him a little peer pressure then lol

Nah, I like his truck the way it is. I'd have it in a heartbeat if I could!
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Right now, pay the sucker off. I'd like to work on, after the new year, doing either a body lift, AAL, or shackle flip, get the *** end up a little then figure out my front. I'd like to keep it traditional ranger look, but also set it off a little. I also have an Aussie that I'll be putting in this winter as well. As for now, it's mild what I'm wanting to do, later down the road she'll go under the knife for a D44 out of an early Bronco and a full width Ford 9" on 35's
Early bronco and Fullwidth 9" have like a 5-6" width difference.
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Early bronco and Fullwidth 9" have like a 5-6" width difference.

Oh I know, my buddy Jesse has that setup on his, truck is a monster! Looks funny going down the road but the truck functions beautifully.
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Oh I know, my buddy Jesse has that setup on his, truck is a monster! Looks funny going down the road but the truck functions beautifully.
Why run a 60" WMS front with a 65" WMS rear? They make fullwidth D44's (HP) that are a better axle, then the EB44 (LP)
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when you get some sliders made and put on there send me some pics of how they look

im debating on weither to put some on my truck or not,
welded on or not??
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sure does look likes its working to me??? alot of people say 35's on dana 35ifs is a time bomb, guess it just depends
there's not too many people that run that big of a sticky tire on the rocks with TTB, a lot of them sas their trucks..

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You are correct Stone on that. It still has the D35 under it. HOWEVER, here's the catch to it. He has replaced every componant in that D35. He originally built it to run 38's, ran 2 seasons with 38's early on, but kept breaking front axle shafts. SO, he replaced them, don't know with what I wanna say chro-moly shafts, and dropped to his 36's, and thats about as big as he goes. He has that truck built precise and done right, not slapped together. He's been running it the same way since 2002 if I remember correctly, bought the truck in 2000 and experimented the first couple years, and has run 36's since 2004.
I remember you telling me something along the lines of 'its not really built that well' before.

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Oh I know, my buddy Jesse has that setup on his, truck is a monster! Looks funny going down the road but the truck functions beautifully.
i bet it would function better if they were the same

both axles would be hitting the same things instead of having to figure out where to get one tire then trying to line the back tire up to get it too.
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I remember you telling me something along the lines of 'its not really built that well' before.
Never said that. What I said was, it's not a lot of custom, but a lot of off the shelf... however, it's also built right and not slapped together.



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i bet it would function better if they were the same

both axles would be hitting the same things instead of having to figure out where to get one tire then trying to line the back tire up to get it too.
he has wheel spacers on the front.



Oh, and Matt, if your truck wasnt always broken, you could have wheeled with these guys and rather that dog on them, you'd be taking the side and defending their hard work.
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Those must be some huge spacers
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Great pics, I love that white truck!!
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Here's the specs on my buddy Jesse's ranger......

This is a pic from last year of it,

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and the spec of it

Base truck: 1993 Ford Ranger STX 4x4 ext. cab, 4.0L V6, 5-speed manual gear box

Mods:
-35" BFG Mud T/A's on 15x8 Rockcrawler rims 5 on 5.5" pattern
-Rear end - '81 Ford 9" Full width, 4.56 gears, ARB air locker and 31 spline shafts riding on skyjacker FR36 softride springs Ranch RS5012 shocks
-Front-1971 bronco Dana 44 powder coated w/ 4.56 gears ARB air locker Warn lockouts, 1.5 wheel spacers, custom steering w/ 1 ton TRE's, 3/4 ton axle shafts 760x U-joints, disc brakes, Rancho RS5012 shocks on F-250 shock mounts and suspended by Wild Horse 3.5" VR coils. (EB) Custom Long Arm kit w/ Johnny Joints
-Atlas 6.0:1 transfer case


Other dodads:
-Front winch: Warn XD9000i loaded w/ 90' of AmSteel Blue synthetic line, plus 50' extension, and Aluminum fairlead on custom rock bumper
Rear winch: Warn M6000 SDP on custom flatbed
-Cobra CB
-Garmin GPS linked to Dell laptop with Delorme Topo software
-Yaesu FT-8800 Dual Band Ham Radio
-60" Hi-Lift jack
-Full size spare
-CenterForce Dual-Friction Clutch
-Custom hand throttle
-Custom one-piece driveshaft
-Braided steel brake lines all around
-K&N air filter
-Dual batteries (primary: Exide spiral wound 1000ca, secondary: Optima redtop, batteries seperated by Sure-Power battery isolator)
-Ready Welder
-700 watt MSW inverter

Larry's truck, unfortunately I don't have specs other than what I've posted on. Both trucks, whether people wanna rag on them or not, are extremely well built vehicles for multi purpose uses. Both are daily driven, both are reliable, both are put together right and not hacked together.
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wish we had trails like that around here. lol
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wish we had trails like that around here. lol
One of the reasons I will never leave here. Perfect weather, great wheeling... life is good!
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Never said that. What I said was, it's not a lot of custom, but a lot of off the shelf... however, it's also built right and not slapped together.
if you say so.

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he has wheel spacers on the front.
so you're going to run an EB (weaker) D44, then run wheel spacers, maybe he hasn't had an issue but i never will

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Oh, and Matt, if your truck wasnt always broken, you could have wheeled with these guys and rather that dog on them, you'd be taking the side and defending their hard work.
I'm just saying what you told me.
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so you're going to run an EB (weaker) D44, then run wheel spacers, maybe he hasn't had an issue but i never will

Last argument on their trucks. I know this, they're extremely well built, and opinions would change otherwise.

Matt, Jesse isn't a stupid guy at all. Rather he took the time and researched his SAS, designed it all himself, and utilized than fancy schmancy Mechanical Engineering degree of his... so uh... it's built the way it should be built. Hell, read up on his build up here! You may learn something!
http://www.rmftc.com/howtos/dana44/dana44.html
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I was just quoting what you told me a while ago.. you seem to forget things
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I was just quoting what you told me a while ago.. you seem to forget things

Never once have I talked **** about either of those trucks. You either heard me wrong, or are putting wirds in my mouth.
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I never said you talked ****, i remember you saying "its not very built"

thats all I was saying.
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looks like fun. i wish i woulda known you guys were goin up i was sittin around the house all weekend.
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