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Old 10-09-2011
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take off the bodylift and it will look perfect
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Looks awesome!
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I vote keep the body lift. Thats the height I would want!
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Leave the BL!!!!
Jack 'em high, fat chicks can't climb
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Lose the body lift, you have a man's lift now
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The bumper may not look right without the body lift. I've thought about losing my bl too but bumper and sliders wouldn't fit right. Might try going with a 2" bodylift if they make it.

How are planning to mount the new pimpin bumper?
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Old 10-11-2011
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Im not worried about fitment issues with taking out the body lift. the bumper wont fit unless i make it. so i dont see a problem with making it fit 3" lower. I plan on just taking a piece of 2x4 x 3/16 across the front and make some 1/4 plate out to the sides for support and make it look real clean.
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Old 11-12-2011
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Ive got a question.....

i have the stock yoke in the 9" and its width is the same as my ujoint in the ranger shaft, but the cap size isnt the same. What size yoke do i need?
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Old 11-13-2011
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You should be able to get an adapter u joint and make it work. I think 9" came with a few different size yokes depending on the year

http://www.ringpinion.com/b2c/PartsL...Solo&CatID=113
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There is also a 1330 u joint that comes with two different cap sizes. It might be the one you need. Measure your cap sizes and check.

1330 Dual-size cap U/Joint.

1330 Dual-size cap U/Joint. 3.625" snap ring span. One set of caps is 1.125" in diameter and the other is 1.062". Outside snap ring.

Relevant Tags: SPICER, DIFFERENTIAL, DANA SPICER, DANA

Manufacturer Part #: 5-7438X

http://www.ringpinion.com/b2c/PartsL...Solo&CatID=105
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I know Eric has been busy working on the truck and with work, but here is a pic of the front end progress. Steering and brakes up next!
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this is a great build. cant wait to see where it goes. i vote keep the bl. youll never trim the fenders and its higher.
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Man that looks nice
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Old 12-06-2011
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Thanks guys, its been a long build but im finally getting it together!

Today i got the trans out replaced the rear main that was leaking, and replaced the slave witch was also leaking. I also was able to box up the inner bracket for the spring mount with everything out of the way. One problem i have is ranger lean. about 1" with an empty tank.... I didnt have any when i first put everything together but i had to make my spring plate longer on the driver side, inorder to get the U bolts streight. I think the longer plate over the spring is whats cauzing my lean so i might just make the pass side plate longer too just to try and correct it. Or i could get a sway bar. not sure yet.

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new slave


got my steering box today




boxed up and new rear main.
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Nice work being done. I'm really curious to know how it all works. I love the height also. Leaves plenty of room to go to bigger tire if so desire. I do gotta ask tho, why did you go shackle up front?
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i decided im gonna take the body lift off. I want to get 39.5 IROKS or 38 TSLs and then cut the fenders, but that wont be till spring or later. There are a couple reasons i did the shackles up front. Better driveshaft angle throught axle travel, the ranger frame is higher in the front than under the cab so i just seams natural. also the spring pirch on the driver side of the axle is cast into the diff housing so if i went the other way id have to get pretty big shims to correct the caster. Leafs are leafs, locked on 37s i dont think it would make that big of a difference if i had shackles in the rear. Only down fall is approach angle but with a long wheel base rig you have to hit those walls at an angle anyways.
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your truck on some irocks would be awesome. keep up the good work man!
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Stearing box came yay! I guess I know what I'm doing tonight lol.
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No pics but i got my front brake lines on. aso got my bilstein 5125 14" travel shocks on. trans is back in along with the exhaust and bled the clutch. still waiting on rear brake lines my pitmen arm and my rear adapter U joint. gonna mock up the steering box after work.
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I got all the brake lines plumbed and bled. Also got a front driveshaft.

things still to do:
-order adapter for front driveshaft
-put in rear driveshaft
-drop the body lift
-mount the steering box
-make a steering shaft
-mount bumpers and sliders
-fill with fluids
-test drive
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Unfortunately I do not have any pictures, but Eric and I removed his body lift last night and it looks like it is the perfect height now. Hopefully he posts some pictures soon.
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dont have any good pics of it, but its perfect height now. waiting on the rest of the steering parts then its driveable
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Posting a few pics for Eric since he doesn't get on his computer much...I think all he is waiting on is steering shaft parts, power steering hosing, and a front drive shaft adapter.


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Nice! Perfect height!
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Looks good!
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