RCD Welding question - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 02-04-2006
Rangerboy03lvl2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Colorado, Lone Tree
Posts: 891
lol ok ok ... so with the Bars ... I DID bend them from rockclimbing over to big of a rock, slid off one of them and highcentered my self on the bars ...... gave it some gas and got off of it after a few tries ..... a super lift i wouldnt have gotten as far as i did. they are replaced and havnt had any problems since..... the part you have to weld is support to the shock tower since all the weight of the front end is going to be transfered there rather from the tbars. very easy and open to weld ....2 guesets on each side ... havnt had a problem with those.

skid plate is the stock plate modded for the rcd drop bracket. the plate doesnt look as 'good' as it did in the pics now ... lots more dents now HAHA ... anyways ... good luck Ben I love the RCD!


EDIT:

Poor driving, not really ... having fun, and not caring because I know I can fix it later if it brakes. why limit yourself on what you can do, where you can go because you are to ***** to go further and try it.


As for the Bars being bent and "Edited Out" Here is your pic ... Im not mad or pissed or ashamed i broke them... **** happens I had fun.



And Ben Here is a Good shot of what you have to weld!


Last edited by Rangerboy03lvl2; 02-04-2006 at 04:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-04-2006
Lefty04LevelII's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 1,447


hehehe...Jared, when I get this damn '04 of my squared away I'm gonna have to make a trip up to CO. Never been to CO, hell when it comes to NM I've never been north of Santa Fe.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-04-2006
redranger4.0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Firey depths
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by 034x4
Holy gifawkinormous shackle backman!


they do work though thats full droop with those shackles
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-05-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location:
Posts: 3,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rangerboy03lvl2
lol ok ok ... so with the Bars ... I DID bend them from rockclimbing over to big of a rock, slid off one of them and highcentered my self on the bars ...... gave it some gas and got off of it after a few tries ..... a super lift i wouldnt have gotten as far as i did. they are replaced and havnt had any problems since..... the part you have to weld is support to the shock tower since all the weight of the front end is going to be transfered there rather from the tbars. very easy and open to weld ....2 guesets on each side ... havnt had a problem with those.

skid plate is the stock plate modded for the rcd drop bracket. the plate doesnt look as 'good' as it did in the pics now ... lots more dents now HAHA ... anyways ... good luck Ben I love the RCD!


EDIT:

Poor driving, not really ... having fun, and not caring because I know I can fix it later if it brakes. why limit yourself on what you can do, where you can go because you are to ***** to go further and try it.


As for the Bars being bent and "Edited Out" Here is your pic ... Im not mad or pissed or ashamed i broke them... **** happens I had fun.



And Ben Here is a Good shot of what you have to weld!

OH ok so the 2 guesets are in the kit and surport the shock tower. I was sort of wondering if thats all it was could I do that and then later on down the road install the kit. I wonder if I could get the guesets from RCD and weld them in and then later on install the kit.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-05-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location:
Posts: 3,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by winks
It looks like you have to weld new support brackets onto the frame, is that correct?

Looks like a killer setup. I am going to start looking into one when my tires wear down a bit.
If you do that and get bigger tires you gas mileage is going to crap. You might want to think about getting a beater for a DD if you do that.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 02-05-2006
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
Jared gets pretty decent mileage with his RCD.

It even went up when he got the supercharger. Lifting doesn't cause a dramatic decrease in gas economy really.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 02-06-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location:
Posts: 3,115
I lost 3-4 MPG when I went to 35's with the BL. I would expect a simular decrease going to 38's and adding an even taller 5 inch lift and re-gearing. I am sure it wont be too bad, maybe I am spoiled by my foci's 33 MPG everyday.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 02-06-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
regear. you will need like 5.13s with them 38s. your gas mileage should be better then

atleast city driving. as it wont bog as much.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 02-06-2006
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
If you go back to near-normal gear ratios, your highway miles should go back up also due to the increased circumference of the tires.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 02-06-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location:
Posts: 3,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard
regear. you will need like 5.13s with them 38s. your gas mileage should be better then

atleast city driving. as it wont bog as much.
4.88 is the biggest you can put in a 4x4.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 02-06-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger1
4.88 is the biggest you can put in a 4x4.

i thought we could get 5.13s in the front. but now that you mention it i guess your right. dope.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 02-06-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard
i thought we could get 5.13s in the front. but now that you mention it i guess your right. dope.
you sure can gear that high...even higher...with a D30-D44-D60 hehe...oh dear I just had to go there little bro
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 02-06-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
ha but not with a D35
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 02-08-2006
redranger4.0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Firey depths
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger1
OH ok so the 2 guesets are in the kit and surport the shock tower. I was sort of wondering if thats all it was could I do that and then later on down the road install the kit. I wonder if I could get the guesets from RCD and weld them in and then later on install the kit.
i have a extra set of brand new gussets and upper shock mounts if your interested
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Welding on your truck question. swamper06 Fabrication & Tool Tech 26 02-27-2009 11:46 AM
question about welding on my truck?? budwish Fabrication & Tool Tech 9 12-25-2008 08:33 AM
Superlift question and RCD question ranger_1999 General Ford Ranger Discussion 22 11-05-2008 09:31 AM
newbie question about welding aluminum stockranger Fabrication & Tool Tech 1 01-04-2007 09:59 PM
Welding question ExtremSOHC Fabrication & Tool Tech 13 06-02-2004 11:55 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.