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True. The hard part is finding the axle to throw under the front. I can't find one anywhere around me. I have a guy willing to do the work but we just can't find an axle for it.

And why is it that 35's are more expensive than 37's?

what axle are you looking for? and i have never seen 37s less than 35s.
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get yourself an axle out of a full size '78-79 f-150....it will have coil springs, and all the items you need........the best way to do it is to just buy the whole truck so you have EVERY bracket you will need....there is alot of fab work involved....if you get a 78-79 f150 they will have the disc brakes instead of the drum brakes....you will have to cut 5.5" off the passanger side of the axle to make it the correct length to go under a ranger.......

i would stray away from the leaf sprung axles....also stay away from the early bronco axles....they are low pinion axles and if you decide to lift it very much you will have problems with pinion angles..
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Check EBay...NTW wants 1100 for the 35" swampers and ebay you can't find them, but the 37" MTR's on ebay are 950.

The easiest to put under the front is the Wagoneer(sp?) D44.
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if i do it i would go leaf spring first.

ya the wagoneer is a good fit. i know where one is too. im jsut waiting on the right selling price.
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Yeah, I won't be going leaf spring when I do it. That is why I am waiting. I want to 3 link the front and 4 link the rear. So I must wait until I can be without a truck for a while lol
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^^ Watch out! you'll become a martyr for SFA with those words...lol.
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Yeah, I won't be going leaf spring when I do it. That is why I am waiting. I want to 3 link the front and 4 link the rear. So I must wait until I can be without a truck for a while lol
why not just swap in the '78-'79 front suspension........they are 3 linked....radius arms and a track bar make it 3 linked....or you could go with a dodge full size from '94 and newer rams....you will have to prolly cut more down on the axle, but it is 4 linked....
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Yeah, I won't be going leaf spring when I do it. That is why I am waiting. I want to 3 link the front and 4 link the rear. So I must wait until I can be without a truck for a while lol
honestly i wouldnt, i would do the leaf spring then do the coil. btw you do the leaf spring you will learn alot about how it functions and know what you can and cant do with a 3 or 4 link.
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I think you could just buy some more of those ProComp leafs and put them on the front with some stock Rear shackles/hangers, then work out the steering. Voila... SAS.
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I think you could just buy some more of those ProComp leafs and put them on the front with some stock Rear shackles/hangers, then work out the steering. Voila... SAS.

um no. lol those are way to long for this type of work.
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oh ok.
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35's 10 inch rim, 2 week old timken wheel bearing... Maybe I just have bad luck.
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i think you just have bad luck!
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I'd just go the route of 37X12.5's. It would look killer.
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that may look killer but as zabeard stated the Ranger front suspension can not handle all that extra weight of the larger tires....unless he plans on adding in the cost of rebuilding the front suspension to make it beefier!
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why not get some 37s on some sick wheels for show, and get some 35s on some black steelies for trail runnin?

the 37s unlocked in front will be fine on the street...

best of both worlds!!
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Sonicedgeo3 check your pm's.
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Got it! I don't know about the 37's. I spoke with a guy that had the RCD and body lift on his ranger and he said that 37's will rub really badly at almost any turning angle.

So I think that I am gonna run 35's until I go SFA.
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Ok, this guy is running 36x13.5" Iroks. He has a Superlift with body lift.

I like the looks of this combo.
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Ok, this guy is running 36x13.5" Iroks. He has a Superlift with body lift.

I like the looks of this combo.
yea the superlift and body lift will allow for the 36
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dude that thing looks freakin HUGE i guess its the tires that set it off and that it is reg cab smaller lookin truck lifted HIGH..
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a regular cab ranger will be higher than a supercab because it has less weight and the lift kits are designed for them
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a regular cab ranger will be higher than a supercab because it has less weight and the lift kits are designed for them
I dont buy that. maybe the legnth to height proportion will make a regular cab seem higher but the extra couple hundred pounds isnt goin to make a noticeable difference in the height...
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I looked into running Iroks until I found out the tires weigh 85lbs a piece. These tires on ten inch wheels will tear a stock driveline and axles to pieces, along with the front suspension. As I have found, the hardway, my front suspension, on light wheeling with 35's is barely able to handle the abuse that I put on it when I was running 33" swampers.
are you locked in front james?

i seem to remember you are. how many cvs have you been through on the 35s?

ive been through a few locked on 33s...
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heres the last one i went through...


wasnt even wheelin hard
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