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WOW, I wanna do it now
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Off topic: your going to fab school right?

You should start up a SAS business for R-F guys. Charge 1k plus parts...drop it off, when its done come and pick it up!
When I get back I'm going to open my own 4wd/fab shop and i'm thinkin of developing some kind of kit.
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When I get back I'm going to open my own 4wd/fab shop and i'm thinkin of developing some kind of kit.
I'm down to buy that. I know you will keep us all updated.
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Time to get back to work on the truck for tonight. We'll get a pic for you tonight so you get a more clear picture of how big it will be!
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Sweet beans!

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How much he looking for the fenders? I may help ya out if they are a decent price. And after that, mine would be up for trade/sale of course...

I dunno if I want to run them though, the paint is what would kill me, thats expensive isn't it? Or rattle can do the job?
painting isnt that hard if you know what to do, it can be pricey but you pay for what you get, dont **** can them, it will look like ****, ecspecially since you have one of the best colors that the ranger has ever came in.......


and get those fenders.....they would look good, get some pulled bed sides and you could fit 35's.....
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painting isnt that hard if you know what to do, it can be pricey but you pay for what you get, dont **** can them, it will look like ****, ecspecially since you have one of the best colors that the ranger has ever came in.......


and get those fenders.....they would look good, get some pulled bed sides and you could fit 35's.....
Hopefully I'll be on a BL on 37's (maybe bigger, if they would fit)

I'm hoping to get TrXus M/T's in 37, they measure out to be pretty fat.

I was thinking about just pulling the fender flares and patching the holes.


Or my other idea is just to leave it, stuff 37's up there and call it a day!
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yea go for a body lift and 37 and your set!

Also Brenton's truck is lookin sweet
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Hey! Its coming along nicely guys! I have a quick question... the 97 and below frames are slightly different... I was thinking about running my shackle in front of the axle instead of behind (like an older jeep wrangler)... do you see any flaws in this?
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Hey! Its coming along nicely guys! I have a quick question... the 97 and below frames are slightly different... I was thinking about running my shackle in front of the axle instead of behind (like an older jeep wrangler)... do you see any flaws in this?
thats how i have my 93.
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A standard shackle has ALOT of drawbacks. Worse approach angle, worse climbing characteristics (ie: when the suspension comresses, the axle has to move FORWARD instead of rearward). But it's alot easier to keep a good pinion angle throughout the suspension travel and alot easier to set-up initially.

OK this is at ride height with bald 38's (roughly 36.5" tall tires) Reggie is, i have no fawkin clue ? 5'10"? You get the picture.

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how is the steering box line on that setup? did you just get a extension that converts the stock line to fit the yota box?

and another thing....what did you use to make the ranger steering shaft mate up to the yota box? stock yota steering shaft moded onto the ranger one?
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Wow Wee! Thats one big motha! I say when its all done you drive on top of a prius and kill it!
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looks great! nice progress for just a few days. what do you have planned for shocks?
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Shocks? we don't need no stinking shocks!!!

That looks great! I'm curious about the steering though also. Is there a particular reason you used a toyota steering box?

And is there a reason brenton's truck leans the opposite way that yours does Jey?
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that truck is the s**t
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It leans to the left because the rear is on dirt, which is sloping to the left.

Andrew, all of your questions can be answered in my thread. Theres even a picture of the pressure hose just a couple of pages ago in this very thread. Yes its a ford hose mated to a toyota hose. The steering shaft is a ford shaft mated to a yota shaft.

Toyota boxes are cheap, and mount outboard of the frame-rail which is the only place that our newer (98+) rangers have room to mount them.
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Wow thats big. Is it gonna be about the same height as yours Jey?
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oh mang, how do you get in something that high.
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looks good..you said bout 36" tires so which means it will sit bout 2" higher on the 40s..

Is he still plannin on runnin a body lift?

its comin along..have you set the gears in the rear yet?
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No b/l & that looks hot.

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I can't set the gears up in the rear until I have wheels/tires that fit the front so that I can turn the truck around because the rear end is sitting on dirt.

His truck is about 6" taller than mine...mine only has about 5" of "lift".
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Good grief that truck turned out being tall!! Yikes! Too tall for my tastes, but it does look really good.

Keep the progress pics coming.
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its so beautiful
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Wow, mine is definetly next!!! (I wish)
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