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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.
I was hoping for some more info then that like, is it a in stock hose that i can get at napa? or do i have to have it made with different parts? if so do you happen to have the part numbers for it?
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Buy the hose from a junkyard for 10 bucks. Take it to a hydraulic shop and take your ford hose with you, tell them to put a fitting on each hose that will screw/mate together to make the 2 hoses into one.

don't worry zainyD, the springs will settle at least 2-2.5".
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straight pimpin man......
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thats how i have my 93.

Thats what I was hoping to hear! I know our frames are nothing like the 98+ frames... those stay pretty much flat the whole way... ours drops considerably at the cab... I just didnt see how the shackle was going to be able to go on the back.... the leaf spring would look like this: \... lol
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Our 98+ rangers drop a good 3-4" at the cab also. Thats why my leaf springs are sloped rearward so bad because I have the shackles half-way down the "drop" at the cab and the front of the leafs are mounted right on the front of the frame.
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shes sittn fat brenton, nice work jey. cant wait to see it done

ive gotten started on mine, just need to get some more parts and im off and cutting
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So say someone wanted to also do this SAS, using a front cross member like you have made, but they don't want THAT much lift.. how could they achieve that? Just less lift in the springs?
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So say someone wanted to also do this SAS, using a front cross member like you have made, but they don't want THAT much lift.. how could they achieve that? Just less lift in the springs?
you could go coils
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you could go coils
x2. i wish i would have used coil springs on mine.
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what specs on the coil spring would you need like? size diameter.off of what? then you just mount coil spring pockets on the frame and axle?
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coils are much more involved...i'm talkin leaf springs.... hell i've got death wobble like hell in my coil SAS right now... trac bar and all that stuff, leafs eliminate that...
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how much frame clearance do you think you will have on the 40s..
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Make a crossmember that has no drop and/or run standard shackles.

My caster angle sucks ***** b/c i have a reversed shackle with high steer and leafs at ~15* angle downward.
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No idea evan but I'll make a quick guestimeasurement tonight.

As far as coils. Anything for a half-ton rated vehicle would be fine. ALOT of people run EB coils, they're tall, but they are offered variable rate. IE: wildhorse coils is what reggie is ordering for his hp44/radius arm swap this week.

Some people run xj/tj coils also. Theres alot more it just depends on what you want to do and how much $$$ you want to spend.

I'm skipping coils and going straight to coil-overs on my re-build.
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What kind of coil overs do plan to use.
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coilovers own but there so damn expensive..when you say they sit tall..how tall are we talkin?
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damn sweet pics looks good guys
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damn that thing is huge!

Brenton.... we're not going to see a thread in a few months from you saying you're lowering again, are we?? lol.


Jey.. any idea how tall it actually is from ground to hood. i know you mentioned earlier that your friend is ~ 5.10... i was just wondering if you'll have a better measurement (just out of curiousity to see how tall it really is).
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i would say...hmm pretty damn tall lol
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im going EB coil sprung..but i to am debating on just going strait to coilovers also
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coils are much more involved...i'm talkin leaf springs.... hell i've got death wobble like hell in my coil SAS right now... trac bar and all that stuff, leafs eliminate that...
no offence but a properly setup coil suspension should not have any of those negative qualities you just mentioned.

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Some people run xj/tj coils also. Theres alot more it just depends on what you want to do and how much $$$ you want to spend
I have two sets of coils im going to see which works better. i have some 6" ZJ coils and some 4.5" XJ coils
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well mine was properly set up and street driven for about 4-5 years, and now i have the above issues occuring to my set up... there is more involved in a coil setup than a leaf setup, more things to get wrong that can adversly affect the performance and ride quality
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hey, i know this topic kinda got lost in the thread (cause it doesn't really involve the SAS haha) but about the fenders.. if ricky doesn't take em and you still wanna get rid of them then hit me up cause i'm lookin for a pair.

truck looks friggen awesome, Brenton.. should make ya proud!
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