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in addition to the drawings, it would be nice to have a file to save to a memory stick to bring to a fab/tool n die shop. just give them the file and have them make the mounts.

if someone was unable to make them of course.

props on those drawings though. i could never do that.
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in addition to the drawings, it would be nice to have a file to save to a memory stick to bring to a fab/tool n die shop. just give them the file and have them make the mounts.

if someone was unable to make them of course.

props on those drawings though. i could never do that.
I could do this. The best way to do it would be to have "blue prints" available to download as a pdf so it would be available to anyone.

If you printed out the "blue prints" you could take it to any shop and have it made. I will make these available, but not until I get all the info to make it correct. My drawings now are not 100% accurate, but close. I don't want to put wrong info out there
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I just wanna say, I've been following this, and you guys are making great progess, and I hope for the sake of all Ranger owners that want to do this swap, that you get the little kinks worked out, and people can once again enjoy doing this mod to their Rangers. Thank you guys for your hard work, it's cool stuff.
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Did you use I-deas to design this?
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send the design to Dan at ruff Stuff, he will cut them out I am sure. I will contact him and see if I cant get something setup and a set test fit. If you would like to go that route.

btw flip the coilover over. its upside down...
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Did you use I-deas to design this?
Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 or now they are starting to call it Creo Elements
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send the design to Dan at ruff Stuff, he will cut them out I am sure. I will contact him and see if I cant get something setup and a set test fit. If you would like to go that route.

btw flip the coilover over. its upside down...
Haha yeah didn't even realize it was upside down I just threw it in there, it isn't actually drawn to spec just to show how it looks finished.

I don't have all the dimensions needed for this to be made, but it is getting close. When it is done, I would be happy to give out the design.
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The best I have is what the drawing shows since I no longer have access to a Ranger. That's a design hole in the drawings I'm making too. I was just going to leave that up to the end user. The brackets are what matters. Holes can always be drilled later to guarantee fitment.

One thing I will say about those brackets is that some of the angles need to be changed. I had to modify them somewhat so the upper bracket would not contact the coil-over. Those drawings originally came from someone else. I just redrew them at one time exactly as he had them. The drawings I'm currently making (if I ever get them finished) are a completely different design. I will show you where the changes need to be made this evening.

Also, welded would probably be easiest, but not best. It is how a lot of them were made so it's not a big deal. If I were to make some myself I'd have as much as I could bent.
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I can take some measurments of my rcd coilover brackets if you want, just tell me what measurments you want
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I can take some measurments of my rcd coilover brackets if you want, just tell me what measurments you want
Ok this is one side of the upper bracket, basically just the two circled angles would be awesome, or at least the whole overall angle. If you can't see this drawing well enough just let me know and I will make it more clear. Thanks

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On the ORW lower brackets, they utilized the shock mounting holes in the lower control arm-opened-up to 1/2"-and then there was a 3rd bolt in a tab that wrapped around the back-sdie of the control arm.
Love the progress that's being made--mad computer skills!!
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subing. I just got my hands on a superlift and im thinkin (well after reading) plannin on doing this conversion. Been reading for hours on several forums about it. Keep up the good work!
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Im so happy i was not the only one who was upset about ORW discontinuing that kit, excellent work on the specs guys.
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I got some more of my goodies today!!!

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Now I just need winter to get outta here and I will install everything!!
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looks good. Do you know what Fox calls those eyelet extender things you have? I've tried searching on their site and other sites but can't find them for the life of me...
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Do you know what Fox calls those eyelet extender things you have?
No problem...the "Long Rod Ends" that are installed in the pictures are part #213-01-238-A (Series 2.0 w/ 5/8" Shaft). Off the top of my head they are something like 3 3/4" from center of heim to the end of the rod end where the shaft threads into. They were like $50 for the pair.

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Sweet! Now get it done! lol



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Very nice man, bet you cant wait to get those in. you already have brackets?

btw winter seems to be far from over
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Sweet! Now get it done! lol
Yeah I hear you....they are going to be sitting right next to my new SSBC rear disc brake kit and underdrive pulleys until the weather gets workable! Going to be a busy spring/summer to install all my winter goodies!

Ill be drooling over the stack of parts nightly until it happens!!
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you already have brackets?
Yeah, I was lucky enough to snag a pair from the classifieds here a few months ago.
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Looks great!! How about some measured drawings of the brackets that you have. Where did you end up getting everything and how much?
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Looks great!! How about some measured drawings of the brackets that you have. Where did you end up getting everything and how much?
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Yeah confirming the measurements listed above shouldn't be a problem...it might take me a bit though.

I got everything in the 1st picture from Downsouth Motorsports and they had great customer service. For the items in the 1st picture it ran me $690 and that included the chrome body upgrade…which I think costs about $100 over the standard clear cadmium body for the pair. The springs shown are 12" versions...I also bought 10" versions to play around with since I want to have options when putting it together. Once I know everything works, I can post up the final list of parts, prices and where I bought everything.
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wow first beard makes sliders and now he's making limit straps.

i vote beard for prez in 2014.

logan, keep us updated. so just to get this right, you bout 2 different sets of coil overs? a 10 inch and a 12 inch and whichever one doesn't work you'll send back?
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you bout 2 different sets of coil overs? a 10 inch and a 12 inch and whichever one doesn't work you'll send back?
I just purchased two different lengths of Eibach springs...a 10" and 12" version. I'm not planning on sending back whichever I dont use due to restocking fees and once they are installed...it's a "no go" anyway.

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