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I got talked into it.. so here goes nothing.

Well my buddy is a huge welder and mechanic has a huge toyo and everything..

He came to me and said I can SAS your Ranger for a grand. I said your on.

So he is going to find a D44 today for me with 4.10s, He has all the toyo steering components already as well.

He said he can make brackets and has connections for getting brackets. He also has a set of th leafs already as well.

I am going D44 in the front with a coil suspension setup.

As this begins to get under way I will post pictures in a build thread but just though I would come share.
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if he knows what he is doing then that would be a good deal
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if he knows what he is doing then that would be a good deal
He has done two trucks already, 2 toyos. I have faith in him, the prices being low is crazy to me.
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He has done two trucks already, 2 toyos. I have faith in him, the prices being low is crazy to me.
someone who enjoys doing it more than wanting to make out like a bandit. especially a friend who wants to do it for ya deff post up pics!
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someone who enjoys doing it more than wanting to make out like a bandit. especially a friend who wants to do it for ya deff post up pics!
For sure, i am not complaining. haha. He wants a moab friend so he is helping. he is also willing to help with 5.0 swap - found tranny, motor, tase all for under 2 grand.. that will be in the works next.
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Wow thats cool man. I hope it turns out right for you. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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wait so you talk leaf springs and coil springs? lol

if he gets good deals then i suppose it can be done
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wait so you talk leaf springs and coil springs? lol

if he gets good deals then i suppose it can be done
well he gave me the option of either haha. yeah im a go leaf over coils you know its a new setup. double suspension FTW.
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Thought you got rid of your truck
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a grand?
that guy is crazy..


small **** adds up REAL QUICK! but if you can get away with it, more power to ya haha good luck!
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Thought you got rid of your truck
x2 thought you traded the truck in for that black EVO.
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No i have it and an 06 GTI

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a grand?
that guy is crazy..


small **** adds up REAL QUICK! but if you can get away with it, more power to ya haha good luck!

Yes i totally agree.. crazy indeed..

Were going with a bronco d44 axle getting it with 4:10s for 150.

And he has steering stuff so i guess we will see what comes of it
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5on4.5? or are you chaning wheels too? id imagine you will, which is over 400 in wheels alone!
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5on4.5? or are you chaning wheels too? id imagine you will, which is over 400 in wheels alone!
Hey all i am doing is saying here is a grand get her done. Now Zach, about wheels. ha. Is it possible to get 5x4.5 axle shafts for the front? Or do I just swap front and rear for something else?

Please do school me on that one.
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i know some older broncos had D44s with 5on4.5 or atleast I thought but i think you will be 5on5.5 who knows i need the year of axle to tell ya
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i know some older broncos had D44s with 5on4.5 or atleast I thought but i think you will be 5on5.5 who knows i need the year of axle to tell ya
Were looking at 78 - 79 Bronco axles.
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yeah those are full width and 5on5.5 so you will need new wheels.
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yeah those are full width and 5on5.5 so you will need new wheels.
Anyway to get 5x5.5 rear axle shafts? What are you running wheel wise?
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im 8 on 6.5 so i dont count.

yes you can get your axle shafts plugged and drilled to 5on 5.5. Same with the drums. or run adapters. adapters would get the width closer to the front width.
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oh yeah your a d60 rear. the adapters sounds like a good idea. I think i can get a good deal on wheels we will see though. THanks for that help i totally hadnt though of that.
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how tall are you going? what size tires? what about the driveshaft? gonna buy a superlift one? thats 400.

man just quickly going through my head...

coils 200
axle 150
arms? 100?
shocks 60
wheels 400
adapters 150
joints 100-300
panhard 100-200
steering shaft ?? 100
yota steering box 100 (used)
steering lines 20
brake lines 150


i mean that is the main junk, i am not going to add it up. i know its over 1000
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how tall are you going? what size tires? what about the driveshaft? gonna buy a superlift one? thats 400.

man just quickly going through my head...

coils 200
axle 150
arms? 100?
shocks 60
wheels 400
adapters 150
joints 100-300
panhard 100-200
steering shaft ?? 100
yota steering box 100 (used)
steering lines 20
brake lines 150


i mean that is the main junk, i am not going to add it up. i know its over 1000
Yeah i dont know how he is doing this. He said he has most of the steering stuff. He said once we pick out an axle we can decide how high. I only wanna go 6 - 8 inches. He can have my drive shaft lengthened for a good price through his dealership. He is mechanic so he has access to alot of this stuff already. He is making his own brackets.

I will start adding it up as we go and let you know but your right its crazy.

What he didnt answer is if the front goes 6 - 8 how do we get the rear 6 - 8..
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thats my point. i mean it sounds all good and well just dont cut it up unless you are fully prepared to spend more than 1k
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Yeah i am, cost isnt a big deal to me at the moment for this. I dont think we will start for a couple weeks and i should have alot set aside. I think he has coils to. I am not sure.
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