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Old 03-22-2011
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yeah im gona thighten them tomarrow if i have time. i also need to fix an issue on the drag link were itadjusts its a weak point and a lil shakey, so i need to get that corrected asap. also im setting the steering stab. this week and ill start looking on setting a panhard.
got it on you build thread? gona go look into it! thanks
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just checked the thread. ur panhard looks great! wentto check the truck i got enough space to ran ur same setup now that i got the drag link over the leafs.
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Sweet man, hope that helps!
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Awesome truck man, wish I could get that "powerstoke" noise to come from my tailpipe here in the states....I'm jealous to say the least.

Keep up the good work, you got one of the cleaner swaps out there.
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Downey, don't post **** like that. Ask anyone who did a SAS. Everythig works out fine on paper. As soon as you take it out, something doesn't work out the way it was supposed to. It takes awhile to pin-point all of the bugs before its problem free. We don't have Toyota's. There isn't a bolt on fix for serious mods like this. The guy did his job at the shop.
i didnt mean it like it sounded it was ment as. the places around me that i have seen do this and any other custom build the shop take the truck out and test it and everything and works everything out before the customer picks it up. i wasnt trying to make it sound the like the guy didnt do a good job or anything like that. just done differently than i have seen before thats all.
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Downey, don't post **** like that. Ask anyone who did a SAS. Everythig works out fine on paper. As soon as you take it out, something doesn't work out the way it was supposed to. It takes awhile to pin-point all of the bugs before its problem free. We don't have Toyota's. There isn't a bolt on fix for serious mods like this. The guy did his job at the shop.
i didnt mean it like it sounded it was ment as. the places around me that i have seen do this and any other custom build the shop take the truck out and test it and everything and works everything out before the customer picks it up. i wasnt trying to make it sound the like the guy didnt do a good job or anything like that. just done differently than i have seen before thats all.
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oh right. yeah i did go out to test the truck with him, found a few bugs, changed them i took the truck to go get it allingened, and were still working on the truck. but i needed to be driving again to work again!
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Dude, your truck is sick, I wish i had that 2.8L Diesel. Keep up the pics.
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i didnt mean it like it sounded it was ment as. the places around me that i have seen do this and any other custom build the shop take the truck out and test it and everything and works everything out before the customer picks it up. i wasnt trying to make it sound the like the guy didnt do a good job or anything like that. just done differently than i have seen before thats all.
Well not everything works out like in dream world. The builds they do near you must not be complex. Because nothing that has to have every part custom built is going to be problem free the first, second, third, fourth, etc., time out.
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Your truck looks awesome, I hope you get all of the bugs worked out soon. Good luck with it.
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got the steering stabilizer in, and the bump stops. its a whole diferent truck. alot better handling and feels safer.

the bumps got them set so the drag link wont get closer than 1.5" from the leafs. need to get longer steering bump stop screws, as tires still hit the leafs, atleast while i get front wheel spacers.

monday il go get a panhard fited and see how that setup works .
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You'll love the panhard. Mine solved every issue I was having. Tightened up the steer a **** ton too.
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yeah i cant wait to get it set on tuesday, and go wheeling again! just ordered pair of u joints, 1 busted out the other day.. well cracked but wont last much. so hopefully couple weeks ill get them here. time to start on sliders bumpr rollcage snorkel flares...
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missed this somehow! had no idea you went for it. awesome!
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Dont mean to threadjack but this truck is awesome. Im from Honduras and my dad owns the same truck as you except he has the base model and its a 2wd but man after seeing your truck i just want to move back home and take it off his hands hahaha. Once again, AWESOME truck man.!!
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missed this somehow! had no idea you went for it. awesome!
thanks yeah i just got annoyed of the CVs going out, and going to soft trails, i actually got alot of places i want to visit and with the ifs there was no way i could reach them even with a winch...

@ eduardo. thanks man . great engine!
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Is your truck with that motor common where your from?
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yeah there are alot of powerstroke 2,8, but now the new ones come with some 2.5l and 3.0l common rail diesel engines. (too much compuiter stuff on those engines in my opinion.... )
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Just read through, great looking truck bud! When are you looking at getting those steering issues worked out?
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Old 07-06-2011
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i have no idea... havent got enough free time to chech it out. im getting already into getting a panhard mounted, need to go get some plates bended to get the panhard in line with the axle and to drop the upper mount to get it level with the drag link.

wight now i just finished cleaning the drums after sunday competiton, need to borrow wome tires to pass inspections that im going saturday. so hopefully after that next week i should be doing the panhard and see whats next
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I hope you can get it figured out. Did you get my PM?
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awesome truck and even more awesome build!

i did look into getting a crew cab then bringing it into the states but the amount of time and money it would have taken was not worth it for me. but i got the closest thing to it, a ST. this is what i wanted to do to the ranger



but instead i did it to my ST. again, awesome truck!
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Old 10-20-2011
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thanks! still truck down tomarrow ill get the new power steering pump and hopefully truck running good again. soon as i get it bb's on the tires and hopefully order front wheel spacers 1,5 probably, then sliders, finish up front bumper and start with the exo on the front while i still decide if i want to go and do a "flatbed" with drawers and al the stuff i need to carry, or build around the bed i have.. idk
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