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solid axle swap

i want to do a solid axle swap on my 99 ranger

but i dont know of anybody that will make it

ohh and its a daily driver so should i do the solid axle swap

if any sites please post
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I want to put a solid axle on my 00 as well....yay for you

It is not a kit...it is a custom fabrication project that involves alot of time and money...

If it is a daily driver and you have the tools and the means to take on this project, your vehicle could be down and undrivable anywhere from weeks to months depending on your preparedness...

Why post sites when you can use the search funtion to search within the site for other posts on solid front axle fabrication...
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well on

petersons 4wheel& offroad

they sell kits for some trucks
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i want to do a solid axle swap on my 99 ranger

but i dont know of anybody that will make it

ohh and its a daily driver so should i do the solid axle swap

if any sites please post
Basically, no no no.

First, nobody makes a kit for your ranger. Okay I lie I think a company does, but its expensive and I believe its made for older rangers.

If it's your daily driver than you prolly shouldnt SAS it. Unless you buy a civic or something for MPG or just dont care.

Also, if your town is large i bet there's a custom auto shop that would do it for ya. If they have the knowledge and you procure axles and parts then they should be able to do it. But then again, this si something i'd rather do to my truck than have someone do for me.


Not many people do the SAS, but I believe its a better option than the aftermarket IFS lifts which add height to ur vehicle, but seem to retard performance or not add much performance at all.

I'll see if i can find the lift company for ya tho man. It might work i can't remember

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ok i looked it up.

http://www.setstr8.com/

Look through there. I'm almost postivive they use a d30 axle if they provide the axle. That is a terrible axle to solid axle swap with.

This thread talks a lil about fabritech
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...78#post1420478
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well should i still do it
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just get a lift
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well i would but they only sell the 6'' lift i want to go more up
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well i would but they only sell the 6'' lift i want to go more up

Well you could pay 2000 for the RCD lift and 150 bucks for a body lift, which will gain you about 9 inches of height. Then crank your front torsion bars and new blocks/leafs/whatever in back. That'll get ya like 11-12 max which is a hell of a lot of lift.

Then you can fit any size tire, but if you go above 37s you're practically guaranteed to f stuff up in your truck. 35s would be the largest size possible.

Oh, and the problem with wheeling a stock vehicle with superlift/bodylift or RCD/body lift plus 35s+ is basically you're asking for a lot more than your vehicle was designed for.

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correct me if im wrong...dones rcd delete the T-bars?
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correct me if im wrong...dones rcd delete the T-bars?

Yah, but they put radius arms there, which are a little bit better(as in they're not as low) but much weaker than the tbars.

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I thought that the rcd just got rid of the torsion bars and used a coil-over set up?
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come to san antonio and or houston and get a D44 conversion for $4-5000
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still needs radius arms(maybe they have a different name)?

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correct me if im wrong...dones rcd delete the T-bars?

I jus realized what you were trying to say. Yah he couldnt crank his tbars for morehaha. but 9 inches is enough.
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lower it
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