Solid Axle Swaps General discussion of solid axle swaps for the Ford Ranger.

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So I started taking the truck apart thurs after work, between thurs, fri, and most of yesterday I got suspension out, front axle and the driver side upper control arm brackets and shock tower cut off
This morning I cut the bracket that holds rack n pinion and front of lift brackets. I'll keep cutting bracket off then start putting steering box on.
 
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More details? What axle are you going with? Dana 30, Dana 44, Dana 60? Ford axles? Dodge axles (eww)?
 
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Oops sorry, the axle is a dana 30 from a 90 yj. It has 4 10 gears to match my ranger. It was cad but I deleted that. I also put wedges on it for early bronco radius arms and bronco 5.5 in coils. Adjustable coil towers, more info to come with pics
 
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I'm trying to put pics on here but for some reason they wont download, I put 4 on Facebook ranger club so not sure what the issue is.
 
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Steering box startef, prepping frame for plate for coil tower
 
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Been a week now and all brackets are cut off, steering box is mounted, coil towers are tacked into place, put plates on frame first. I wanted to have the L of brackets down and under frame rails but this lowered height of towers so I put it on top to get more height. Next step is to prep frame for plate for trac bar mount. More to come
 
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Figured out that where I planned on putting trac bar mount wont work at all...lol...it probable will have to go on bottom of frame behind coils. if its where I thought it could go the steering drag link will hit it. ill probable need a different mount , the one that came with trac bar is for a jeep xj I believe.
 
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Making some progress, had to redo wedge angles, my pinion was aimed down. Pinion angle is now at 4.5 and caster is at a bit over 6 degrees...not sure how , i saw a utube video and the guy said u always have 6 degrees difference from pinion and caster. Now i have to modify my radius arm brackets. They are for a 95 ranger which puts them on side of frame at bottom. My radius arms are about an inch from frame on both sides. So gotta make them longer to hold arms. Then i can set wheelbase.

 
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