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are you wanting to wheel this beast or show and go and be different? What are your plans?
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This thread is the biggest waste, the guy probably couldn't even put a bodylift on his truck. I don't know why you people are even wasting your time with replies filled with actual content.
korey Is 100% right did you see this guys cup holder mod Epic fail, I dont see this ever happening!!
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you want portals because of ground clearance.. but you don't want the Extreme axles.... because of ground clearance.. and like Zach said, you want something unique. but they're too unique.


let me offer some first hand experience. 99% of the time when you get hung up on an axle, its the diff. its rarely the knuckles or the tubes themselves. so the extreme axles would still offer a hell of a lot more clearance than a standard D60 chunk.

and don't go knockin the 9", those things are ****ing awesome.
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you want portals because of ground clearance.. but you don't want the Extreme axles.... because of ground clearance.. and like Zach said, you want something unique. but they're too unique.


let me offer some first hand experience. 99% of the time when you get hung up on an axle, its the diff. its rarely the knuckles or the tubes themselves. so the extreme axles would still offer a hell of a lot more clearance than a standard D60 chunk.

and don't go knockin the 9", those things are ****ing awesome.
i agree! even if the pig/chunk gets hung up just drag it!
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oh and another thing... when you shove that axle higher off the ground you either lift the truck higher or loose up travel.

on my truck one of the biggest issues has been getting a good amount of uptravel and keeping it LOW. Portals wont help with any of that on a ranger.
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CVs if on a solid axle set-up can be stronger than U-Joints. Read up on RCV.

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Start adding up individual parts and you'll see $5k for an axle isn't too bad! Look at the RCVs alone! Plus it is new.....
i have no issues with any of that, i have been told several times before that cv's can be stronger than u-joints... and i believe it... the extreme axle just more or less isn't what i'm thinking of

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Why not make a custom one off long travel kit. There, thats unique, and you can go jump it at the dunes too.
that's what i would like to do... i would love to do a long travel kit

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are you wanting to wheel this beast or show and go and be different? What are your plans?
it is going to be mainly for wheeling, but streetable too... at this point i would be having another vehicle as my DD, but be able to take this to a show and shine or something, just because it's different... in no way do i want an all show no go, or trailer queen

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go **** your hat, i tried something it didn't work, forgive me for ever trying to do anything but smack talk on the internet

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LOL

you want portals because of ground clearance.. but you don't want the Extreme axles.... because of ground clearance.. and like Zach said, you want something unique. but they're too unique.


let me offer some first hand experience. 99% of the time when you get hung up on an axle, its the diff. its rarely the knuckles or the tubes themselves. so the extreme axles would still offer a hell of a lot more clearance than a standard D60 chunk.

and don't go knockin the 9", those things are ****ing awesome.
no no man, you are misunderstanding me somewhat... yes, the extreme axles would offer me better ground clearance than the standard d90, but not as much as the portal axles... i can see the pros and cons of each... the extreme axles are pretty cool... just not really what i'm looking for, you guys can think what you like... but i'll be honest, i can be stubborn and picky...

as for hanging up on a stump or something, i agree, it's usually the pumpkin, but i'm in a wet climate with lots of mud, and i think that the portal axle would have less low hanging surface area to cause resistance, than the extreme... i'm not saying that there is anything wrong with the extreme's though, it just doesn't stroke my **********

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oh and another thing... when you shove that axle higher off the ground you either lift the truck higher or loose up travel.

on my truck one of the biggest issues has been getting a good amount of uptravel and keeping it LOW. Portals wont help with any of that on a ranger.
same as above really, as far as travel goes, absolutely, i know what you mean, i was looking at a portal axle swap kit online, and if i were to use it with stock suspension, it would give me 5.5" of lift... i would use the lift... that's one of the things i like about it...

and yes, i know that the extreme would do this also
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Find a set of D60s (or an EB44 and 9"), build them, pick up some coilovers, and go talk to Clay over at Evolution Machine and Fab (SE Calgary). He'll build your truck for you better than anyone else around that area. Not the cheapest, but his work kicks ***. You won't regret one second of giving him your cash. LR
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how about u be really cool and buy one of those extreme axles and then put a portal kit on it...lol
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Find a set of D60s (or an EB44 and 9"), build them, pick up some coilovers, and go talk to Clay over at Evolution Machine and Fab (SE Calgary). He'll build your truck for you better than anyone else around that area. Not the cheapest, but his work kicks ***. You won't regret one second of giving him your cash. LR
nah, i'd do it myself, i can't stand paying for things that i can do myself...

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how about u be really cool and buy one of those extreme axles and then put a portal kit on it...lol
that actually sounds like it would be pretty sweet... that would be a ridiculous amount of money though
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i like how even after we've given you over a dozen reasons why NOT to do it, you still want to. Zach brought up a really good point I kinda touched on but forgot about. to run portals you need to either be retardedly tall or not have much up travel.. both suck. a 1 ton ranger is pretty damn unique, just keep it simple man.
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i like how even after we've given you over a dozen reasons why NOT to do it, you still want to. Zach brought up a really good point I kinda touched on but forgot about. to run portals you need to either be retardedly tall or not have much up travel.. both suck. a 1 ton ranger is pretty damn unique, just keep it simple man.
I hea what you guys are saying, and I'm not trying to ignore ya or take it as false information, I just think this would be a really fun project with an atypical outcome... I mean, if i'm going to do this build (eventually) I would take the time and do it right, as of right now, it's just a pipe dream, way out of my budget...

You guys, even the ones who don't think this s a good idea, have to be able to see my see of it right? This would be such a fantastic truck, if it were pulled off... Maybe my current truck isn't the right body for it, after all with all the electical crap, it is already difficult to work on... Maybe an 80's gen 1 ranger would be a good start... I've got a 302 HO sitting in my stang, in running condition... That would make a good motor for a truck with as much custom as I have previously mentioned...
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Forget the truck, put the mogs under the stang.
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Lmfao, ive had 31" bfg m/ts on the back before.... Epic fail it got stuck 10 feet off my buddy's driveway...

Mogs on it would be sweet though
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WHITE TOYOTA LANDCRUISER ON PORTAL AXLES

Here's a 80 series Toy on portals, maybe 36s on it. Doesn't look bad for height, pretty usable (even if he does need lower gears). You can occasionally find a set up here that have been converted already for around $2500, but I haven't seen a set for a while. Mind you, I'm not looking for them either. LR
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pretty sweet landcruiser
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that l/c is sick! that's what i had in mind... any idea if he's got portals or mogs? (i realize there is little to no difference, it's like saying L/S or posi)
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That Cruiser looks like it had portals on Toy axles (Gearmaster add-ons), I wasn't looking too closely but they didn't look like 'mog diffs (looked too round). I'll check again.

I was trying to find a guy's Cruiser in Alberta, about 10 years back who had a set of 'mog axles in his '80s BJ60 Land Cruiser, pretty much stock truck with a Toyota diesel 5 spd with 46" Michelins on it. Absolutely no real power but some good crawl gears. I believe it was only a minor lift and fender trimming to fit the military rubber under it. Cool concept, but from the vid I seen of it useless for Alberta's muskeg and clay. LR
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Hard to say with the vid quality, they look too rounded and small for 'mogs (look like 8" housings), but he's running beadlocks which could go either way I guess. I can't make out whether its the 6 bolt commercial bolt pattern or Toyota/Chevy bolt pattern, but the lugnuts look small so I'd say Toyota.

Fun looking trail though. LR
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I wish Crawl Mag had an online database of previous issues. They had an FJ 80 on mogs that was pretty sweet.
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if your wanting to do a SAS and be different plan on spending a LOT of cash..

i think there is a 404 build on pirate with a ranger

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haha saw this thread and had a feeling a guy's ranger i knew would be in here.

ya, hes using those axles and is doing coilovers all around...totally going to truggy up his ranger.

i bought his old axles

guess ill have to tell you guys how much he does or doesnt like his portals when hes done with it....
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please do, the biggest complaint i have heard so far, from people who have used them, is axle wrap, which won't happen with the coilovers (hopefully, if it does, there is bigger problems)
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Mog 404 diffs

Here's a set ready to rock in Van for $3500. LR
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please do, the biggest complaint i have heard so far, from people who have used them, is axle wrap, which won't happen with the coilovers (hopefully, if it does, there is bigger problems)
ya, if i stop by his place this week ill snag a pic or two for ya.

and ya...its gunna crawl. With the axles he has and his atlas...
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Mog 404 diffs

Here's a set ready to rock in Van for $3500. LR
you can still find slightly cheaper deals than that..
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