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f-150 i-beams on ranger?

anyone try this or know if it will fit and if its a good idea?
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It's about as good of an idea as making 2 threads to say one post.

In short. No. They're not teh same size, bro.
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i feel like theres been guys on desertranger who have either discussed this or done it.. but maybe im just imagining it.
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i feel like theres been guys on desertranger who have either discussed this or done it.. but maybe im just imagining it.
Lot better/easier to SAS like your truck.
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Lot better/easier to SAS like your truck.
unless you wanna make a prerunner..
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unless you wanna make a prerunner..
Heh as a 94 which means he has the twin I-beams already. So once again, if he's trying to go big, go SAS. If he's trying to prerun he can just modify his stock system. Swapping in an old ford f150 front end doesn't suddenly make the truck a good prerunner.
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Swapping in an old ford f150 front end doesn't suddenly make the truck a good prerunner.
Maybe not but if they aren't to difficult to swap in then you have cheap and easy extended beams. Doesn't sound that crazy to me. Its a hell of a lot better than a SAS if your building a desert style truck. I know there's a guy on one of the other forums that swapped a TTB from an F150 to a ranger. I don't recall it sounding that involved really. And it was BA.
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Maybe not but if they aren't to difficult to swap in then you have cheap and easy extended beams. Doesn't sound that crazy to me. Its a hell of a lot better than a SAS if your building a desert style truck. I know there's a guy on one of the other forums that swapped a TTB from an F150 to a ranger. I don't recall it sounding that involved really. And it was BA.
ha, so i was right.
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its fairly common. some of the short course trucks around here have it done.
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damn he beat me^

actually its pretty common for ttb rangers to pull those kinda beams. however its usually the E150 beams that get yanked. so in short....

yes it can be done, it wont be just an easy swap, but its not as bad as sas.
and no its not gonna make it a prerunner outta the box but will be wider and have more drop, esp. if he goes coil overs or long shoxs with the right springs.

good post
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yeah i already have bump stops and coils and shocks and i was wondering if that would fit good and im putting shackels and long travel in that back what should i do with the front?
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so then i could take my beams off my ranger and put f150 beams on it and the front end will be wider and look extended for the time being with custom coil over mounts on them?
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No its far from that simple. I think the company is Autofab that has a truck and write up on their site that put an F150 Dana 44 TTB on a Ranger.
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