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Damn I want that front axle I love how wide it sits. Truck looks good!
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Did you say what you were doing for a front bumper?
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Looks great man! I mounted my steering shaft pillow block to my frame also, and ive had no issues. I would deffinatly recommend a track bar!
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Nice... looks huge!
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Thanks guys. Don't know what I'm going to do yet for the front bumper. Would like a tube bumper with winch
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Looks good! Its giant!
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I second the track bar. If you're going to drive it on the street. This looks more like a weekend Breyer drive on the street too type truck. You will DEFINTELY want a track bar. I recommend a disconnectable swaybar as well, but I like trucks to handle like road cars. Track bar Keeps it safe on the road at speed.
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I thought about the track bar, I just other things done first
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Look awesome. Definitely a tube bumper!!

What shocks are you planning to use?
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had a chance to get those measurements yet?

a front bumper will really pull it all together. i vote tube!
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Ill be using skyjacker shocks since they have that rebate giong on right now . Ill try to get the measurements for u tomarrow after noon.
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Looks good, nice work.

Wide isn't she… too much for me but the stance is good.

What’s up on the bumper ?

AND, AND, you probably know the Track Bar will stabilize the front end and yes give a better ride on the street… not that you are worried about that.

Back End is down, what are you going to do ?
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Thanks, Being in Iowa i really dont have to worry about the tires sticking out or the height.
I am going to find someone to make a tube bumper for the front. The springs should settle a little, plus the weight of the bumper/winch, should be about level.
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My rancho 44044's came down 2" give or take. They ride and flex awesome but I'm not overly impressed with how much they settled. Just something to keep in mind when you your adding the weight of a bumper and I'm assuming a winch. I love the height and the width tho you got a nice lookin truck.
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think you could measure the distance from ground to the ends of the frame rails?
Took some measurements for ya,hears the front which is about 34.5in

The rear i took right by the shackle mount since i have the hitch in the way, which i would say is about 36"

Hope this help and if u need any more just ask.
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do you think that with a 3 inch bl and a 3 link setup and giant 64 setup it would be possible to keep those numbers down around 27 front and 29 rear? i ask because im gathering parts for an eb44 swap and those are the maximum heights dictated by the lovely state of maine. id like for my tires to be the only illegal thing on the truck.

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I would think u could keep those numbers down, just don't use big lift coils. I'm really not the best one to ask, I went for height. The best bet would go threw the build thread of everyones and see what would work best.
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i must have read all the sas threads 3 or four times now. im leaning towards a 3 link with 14 inch coilovers from ballistic fab and a giant 64 kit with a couple leafs removed and a custom bed cage.
thanks again for the measurements, now hurry up and go get some action shots!!!!
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I also read threw all of the sas treads when i was doing mine. They gave me the ideas what i wanted and what worked. Got the shock mounts welded on and the shocks installed.

Just waiting for my plates to show up and get insurance on her , then ill get some more pics.
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got any ideas for the speedo? im just running a gps but im not puting any miles on my truck right now, haha
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got any ideas for the speedo? im just running a gps but im not puting any miles on my truck right now, haha
I was just going to u the gps that i have too. maybe the other choice is to find a tranfercase with the speedo built in?
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Heres a little update, i swaped transfer case a cople weeks ago. I got my vss sensor back by getting it in the transfer case and my speedo works now too. Plus i alos got a front yoke too instead of cv cone that i had on my old case.
Here my new case next to my old case.

Heres my new vss sensor location instead of the rear axle. I still have to clean the wiring mess up.

Heres my front yoke, now i dont have to get the adapter.
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What case is that? Looks like an older model with the vss plugged into the speedo cable hole
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Its a 96 ranger 1354. The tranfer case had both vss and the speedo cable in 95,96 and 97
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Ahhh. Nice! Learn something new everyday!
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