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Old 09-12-2011
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looks sick
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Got any pics of that back hanger? Looks kinda sketchy.
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Got any pics of that back hanger? Looks kinda sketchy.
Yeah, Its not sketchy. Its just not finnished. It will be boxed and plated all the way up the back side of the frame and a gusset across the top.



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looks good! btw why shackles on the front?
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I Like the shackle up front set up. The way the ranger frame is its keeps the leafs flat, and i shouldnt have any drive shaft over extension problems.
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little bit of progress today


Front crossmember


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hanger beacket boxed and gusseted
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looks good! btw why shackles on the front?
I remember a few years ago there was the leaf vs. Coils debate. I think I'd rather have leafs for a sas. Kinda like an homage to old school trucks.
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how are you making the VSS work with a 9 inch rear end?
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how are you making the VSS work with a 9 inch rear end?
Not sure yet, I think im gonna hook up one off the drive shaft.
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Looks good all boxed in and gusseted.

Do you plan to keep the body lift?
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Not sure yet. Ill decide once i roll it out of the garage and get a good look at it. But is deffinatly gonna be tall. Im gonna try to get the front crossmember in tomorrow.

one more pic from today
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What are you going to do about the front drive shaft? And do you plan on using it on the road?
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What are you going to do about the front drive shaft? And do you plan on using it on the road?
Just getting an adapter fron the tcase and im gonna use jeep front drive shaft. Ill have it shortend or lenthend to what i need.

and yes this was my daily driver but i bought a cbr600 to ride untill i get my truck done. riding in the rain this past week kinda sucks.
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You used 3 inch trail gear leafs? Were they the hd ones or regular.I am going with the trail gear ifs eliminator kit for the toyota pickup. I called them and they just told me to measure the frame rails and if they were 29" they would be almost perfect. And I found a shop that will do all the work plus parts for $1700. I just need to supply the axle. And I found the trail gear rock assualt housing brand new for the tacoma so its left hand drop and the 3rd for 550 all brand new. Right down the road.
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Yeah im usung tg +3 HD spring, And sounds good
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How high is the bottom of your frame from the ground now? I'm curious to see how low i can keep my truck. I want it as low as possible for a leafsprung sas. Would normal tg 3 inch leafs be too soft for a 3.0 ranger xlt?
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Got some more parts, still waiting on high steer knuckles. shackles and stuff should be here tomorrow and then i can set it on its own weight and see if it sits level.

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On its own weight!
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Looks good! Its tall but I like it!
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you gonna be parkin outside from now on?

looks pretty sweet.
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Nice, how much more is left?
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looks good. what bumper you got on there
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Nice, how much more is left?
If I had to guess I would say steering, brakes, front axle internals, rear main seal, and slave cylinder.

Could be wrong though, I haven't talked to him in a while.
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looks good. what bumper you got on there
I think its the trailgear one. Same as seed60.
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yup, and jim is right. still a bunch more left but it should be done this month!

idk if i should take out the body lift or not.....
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