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Looks good! You're braver than I am with the forklift flexing.

Haha really? Its not to bad man! At least if the truck turns over or something I'm not in it!

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looks great
Thanks man, as soon as I get the proper caster set and figure out my strange noises I'm coming to visit. Now if anyone remembers how to get to that spot cause I sure don't lol.

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this winter. i'm picking up the whole front end from rstangboi with a superlift and i already have the coilover conversion brackets on the way.

haha, unfortunately i'll probably be bothering you a lot for help/adivce.

Hit me up anytime man, the swap is pretty straight forward so you shouldn't have to much trouble.
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so I was just wondering, did the truck level out after the flex?






lol jk, looks badass man! good job!
Not completely, but almost. It has a case of ranger lean haha. The drivers side is sitting about 1" lower than the passenger side. But it was sitting about 2.5" lower after I let it down off the forklift!
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why not over 45mph? is it really unstable?
It actually drives better than I expected it to for its maiden voyage, but its not the best. The steering worries me a bit. It doesn't really have bump steer, but it wants to wander around. I'm not sure exactly whats causing it. I don't know if its the caster or if the lower arms are not adjusted equally.
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Haha really? Its not to bad man! At least if the truck turns over or something I'm not in it!
Don't get me wrong I'd try it, but by the looks of the rear tire you stopped just in time. Maybe the pictures make the lean look worse than it was.
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Don't get me wrong I'd try it, but by the looks of the rear tire you stopped just in time. Maybe the pictures make the lean look worse than it was.
Hey if that crappy forklift didn't leak out all its hydraulic fluid I woulda gone farther.
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great job man looks awsome, should be perfect with the body lift off.....whats your rear set up lift wise??
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Deaver leafs and stock blocks is what it was before. I added chevy shackles and my 4" blocks I had in the attic and it still sits 1.5" lower in the back. I know I know 4" blocks but I'd rather not ditch my deavers.
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Hit me up anytime man, the swap is pretty straight forward so you shouldn't have to much trouble.
Thanks! I will.
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the steering shaft probably isnt free enough to allow it to return to center.

whats your caster? +4-5 degrees?

did you check the toe on it? it may need aligned.

looks good but its too tall IMO.
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the steering shaft probably isnt free enough to allow it to return to center.

whats your caster? +4-5 degrees?

did you check the toe on it? it may need aligned.

looks good but its too tall IMO.
The caster is right at 4* I'm wondering if it needs to be a bit more positive. As far as I can tell the the toe is set correctly, but I'm not a machine lol. You may be right about the steering shaft not being free enough. Was yours like that to begin with? I drove it about 30 miles today and the biggest problem I noticed was the fact that it really wants to walk around.


the too tall thing will be addressed when I get unlazy.
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right on man looks great..glad everything worked out!
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The caster is right at 4* I'm wondering if it needs to be a bit more positive. As far as I can tell the the toe is set correctly, but I'm not a machine lol. You may be right about the steering shaft not being free enough. Was yours like that to begin with? I drove it about 30 miles today and the biggest problem I noticed was the fact that it really wants to walk around.


the too tall thing will be addressed when I get unlazy.
yes mine did... at first. the steering shaft has a ton to do with that. also you are probably nervous like the rest of us were, you will get used to it and learn to drive it. not that you cant get it perfect but it will get better.

replace that shaft.

also with radius arms you want them to be as flat as possible(which is the lower arm) the more angle they are at when you hit a bump the axle will change caster. (not cool) go out right now, pull down on the truck and watch the axle, it will twist! and change caster. this is another reason it walks all over. this is also why i said it is way too tall...

put a steering stabilizer on it and it will be a bit better. This is a common issue with jeeps.
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im really jelous of you having your sas pretty much done...

but at the same time, im lovin all the info im getting out of it for mine!

as forr the steering shaft....possibly zabeard could answer this.

my friend whos doin alot of the sas for me....he doesnt see the point in all these joints in the steering shaft....showed him the steering shaft mod thread and everything but i have absolutely NO way at all to convince him that i need more than just the mating of the two shafts to be a "proper" steering setup....

any way i can convince him? hes done one sas already and built up like 2 sick offroad rigs...
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yah. mine leaned a TON at first!! but its fine now... but i just kills me when i see how narrow that axle is!! how tippy is it?? cause i know you a good amount taller then mine and i have full widths.
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^^^ did i say coil.... "did the droop come out" not did the drool make the coil come out...
Drooling heavily on your truck is generally not advised.
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im really jelous of you having your sas pretty much done...

but at the same time, im lovin all the info im getting out of it for mine!

as forr the steering shaft....possibly zabeard could answer this.

my friend whos doin alot of the sas for me....he doesnt see the point in all these joints in the steering shaft....showed him the steering shaft mod thread and everything but i have absolutely NO way at all to convince him that i need more than just the mating of the two shafts to be a "proper" steering setup....

any way i can convince him? hes done one sas already and built up like 2 sick offroad rigs...


he obviously has not done a ranger! the yota box sits further to the outside, so the shaft wants to hit the firewall.

if you have more than 2 ujoints in a shaft it will wobble. no matter what, thus you need the bearing, you need the bearing because you had to put 3 ujoints in the shaft to get it in the correct position to go on the box.
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Also the Ranger shaft sucks. The part past the firewall feels super weak. After getting it out of the truck and messing with it I can see why its not sufficient.
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Glad to see it out of the garage. Looks killer!!
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so the next obvious questions..
1) how did you manage to lift it just enuff to gain 1/2in clearance? pure luck?

2) what would you have done if you realised the truck wouldnt fit and thus couldnt get it out of the garage... that would make for a wierd thread; I boilt my truck so big it wouldnt fit thruoght the door and thus it must live in the garage
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Deflate the tires
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Yeah deflate the tires. Simple solution lol.

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yah. mine leaned a TON at first!! but its fine now... but i just kills me when i see how narrow that axle is!! how tippy is it?? cause i know you a good amount taller then mine and i have full widths.
Its not real tippy. It leans around turns for sure, the suspension is really soft. It wasn't tippy with the forklift, as for being tippy while wheeling only time will tell.
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very nice ryan....turned out really good


i also like the gangsta lean
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he obviously has not done a ranger! the yota box sits further to the outside, so the shaft wants to hit the firewall.

if you have more than 2 ujoints in a shaft it will wobble. no matter what, thus you need the bearing, you need the bearing because you had to put 3 ujoints in the shaft to get it in the correct position to go on the box.
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Also the Ranger shaft sucks. The part past the firewall feels super weak. After getting it out of the truck and messing with it I can see why its not sufficient.
thanks. all the info i can get helps....im just nervous about the initial cutting lol
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How much money did you put into the swap?
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A little under $3000, but I didn't buy any of the parts new.
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