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looks good..more pics would be awsome..and how bout some measurements..from like bumper to the ground..front/rear driverside rocker to the ground frame clearance..
I'll get some measurement tomorrow and try flexing it a little bit
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i was just about to ask that.. i wanna know before i get it all done.. with the way i wheel it wont take long to find a weak link
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If you stack the blocks for any length of time, weld them together. I had that done (welded original cast block to a steel plate extension -- special rods and preheat/postheat) and it's held up. You need traction bars to fight the wrap though. I did that also.

That looks really great. Nice job!!!
im gona try make some trac bars in a couple of weeks
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A little tall for 35's and my tastes, but it still looks good man!
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what kind of shaft did you use?
i picked up a shaft from a Chevy Astro van. took both Ujoints off of it. Got a firewall U-joint from an 98+ ranger and a firewall Ujoint from a toyota 4 runner. Used the toyota Ujoint at one end of the shaft(steering box end) and used the ford at the firewall end. basically added another Ujoint.

I will take pictures of it when i pull it out in a few days. Going to install a carrier bearing for it.

when i say firewall Ujoint I mean the one they use for tilt wheel on the inside of the truck under the dash.
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that thing is bad **** its up there with zabeards on my list
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Looks great man i like it!

Only thing i would change is lower it down a bit.

You said those are the skyjacker leaf springs, are they the 6" springs?
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Old 02-22-2008
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Looks great man i like it!

Only thing i would change is lower it down a bit.

You said those are the skyjacker leaf springs, are they the 6" springs?
yup
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flex flex flex!! lol
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flex flex flex!! lol
i tried it yesterday in my driveway but i need 4 wheel drive...... im gona try and find a easier spot
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that thing is gonna flip real easy
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nah... it wont
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that thing is gonna flip real easy

it takes alot to flip a vechile...more then you think..not saying it cant happen..
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u make thoes 35's look small.
nice work
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I'm going to be using the same set up for my 94. Did you have any issues with death wobble?? I've been turned from the darkside of lifted xj's on to the more cargo friendly rangers. But most of my lifted xj's have developed severe death wobble. What are you running for a track bar. How does it handle?? Any issues under full droop of coils coming dislodged? Did you have to install bump stops, or does it have enough limiting so it doesn't hit the fenders?
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old thread but ok... as for a track bar, i personally have found success with the Rubicon Express 1620 TJ bar (RE1620)... heim and poly bushing
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cant believe i just found this.....my friend bought this truck from the guy that built it i guess....any way an update on it..the front driveshaft broke at the front axle and spun around and broke a fuel line and lit the truck on fire and the whole thing burnt up. i think he is buying a new cab for it soon. i guess the motor is still fine and supposedly it is really built up a fast. it has 4.88. and one thing i noticed was that the ranger frame is too wide for the jeep mounts and needs to be notched in and the shocks moved together....but over all it is a pretty sick truck.....i can get some pix of it burned when i get back into town..
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cant believe i just found this.....my friend bought this truck from the guy that built it i guess....any way an update on it..the front driveshaft broke at the front axle and spun around and broke a fuel line and lit the truck on fire and the whole thing burnt up. i think he is buying a new cab for it soon. i guess the motor is still fine and supposedly it is really built up a fast. it has 4.88. and one thing i noticed was that the ranger frame is too wide for the jeep mounts and needs to be notched in and the shocks moved together....but over all it is a pretty sick truck.....i can get some pix of it burned when i get back into town..
lol...really?

i saw this truck once...looked sick but didnt look very....used? idk...does that mean ur friend was in my part of cali?? hah lets wheel!
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ya i guess..im actually down in santa cruz right now but i dont have my truck.....and ya the truck wasnt very used at all....still wasnt when it burnt up...
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i use the $hit outa mine stock. either on road, off road, in the rocks, in the mud, on the beach, hauling, towing, and carrying the family. best vehicle i've owned yet. i just want a solid axle under it and it to be sitting on 33's. i'm going to experiment and see what it takes to get the axle under it in 2 months when i have enough cash saved up for 1. another vehicle to drive, or 2. all the parts to put it together in a weekend.
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i would like a picture of the inside my brother owns this truck now and it cough on fire.
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Dude that is bad ***... I would have gone with 37"s, but guess I'm a bit jealous. After I finish the 4.5" on my "96 ZJ, I might save a bit to do the same on my "04 Ranger S/C.
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looks good. is there any issues with the coil overs angled in like that?
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