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its fine, im not pissed and im sure gil isnt either.

personally i dont htink i will get a kit suspension for my truck, im just not satisfied with what they offer for the money.

dont get me wrong a ranger with the rcd looks sweet or with a superlift. but ive even heard jared talking about SAS and hes only had his RCD a month makes ya wonder.... lol
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its cool man and in the end, its your truck, but I like to think I knw a good amount about four wheeling and rigs, and when you go outside your boundaries, its not fun.




EDIT: BTW my goal is abuot 5 inch suspension, and 35s and ill be able to do a whole hell of a lot. Hell i was runnin with some really modded jeeps the other day and they only did one line i wouldnt attempt. so with good driving and such a setup, you'll get REALLY far!
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EXACTLY!! i hate when people tell me what im not capable of too and I know thats where youre comin from, but we're only trying to help you!
Oh thats where I was coming from, its a crappy excuse and I use it all the time but I am working on being up for 17 hours now working a double shift I am a bit edgey.
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dont get me wrong a ranger with the rcd looks sweet or with a superlift. but ive even heard jared talking about SAS and hes only had his RCD a month makes ya wonder.... lol


we're talking about jared though, that kid is non stop.
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we're talking about jared though, that kid is non stop.

this is true. lol
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Money a side, You guys still think even with custom beefed up front axles and CV's, and say a explorer 31 spline bigger then 35's are out without a SAS ?
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money aside? I would still only run 35s, but I couldnt talk of the tolerance of the custom shafts, so possibly, but its still gonna be REAL pricey.
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not out but not recommended...

you have it good, u have a focus as your DD, Gil and i rely on our trucks daily. maybe one reason we dont want to go bigger than 35s. but if ya go bigger eveen if you beef it up you still have a good chance its gonna break.

upgrading to SAS makes things easier in a since your not relying on that IFS. idk im bias.
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money aside? I would still only run 35s, but I couldnt talk of the tolerance of the custom shafts, so possibly, but its still gonna be REAL pricey.

oh well if i do SAS i wont run bigger than 35s either. i dont see the need.
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on a SAS, then yes id run bigger for sure, but There would be a lot more into play. Stock suspension, beefed axles, still 35s for me. 35s are a nice medium not too big not too small.
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how big gil?

give me an idea? and why? i guess im thinking ill have enough room for bigger but ill run 35s for daily driving.
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well it all depends, what kind of axle, how much lifted, blah blah blah, but i would probably max myself out at 38s. but if i was gettin to that, ide be caged, armoured the hell, flatbed, winched, Locked, and anythng else I could think of...
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lol u go all out...

it will be a D44, off a 71 bronco. upgraded to discs, and prolly looking at 6 inches of lift. plus my body lift.
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lol u go all out...

it will be a D44, off a 71 bronco. upgraded to discs, and prolly looking at 6 inches of lift. plus my body lift.

upgraded shafts and ujints, then 38s for sure.


and a 9 inch in the rear.
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oh i will have the 9inch, and both axles will be rebuilt before it goes under the truck. prolly have 4.56s idk yet. im still researching when i get the time. 38s seem HUGE!
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Truthful I think both of you guys are way out of your league trying to tell him to not run bigger tires on his truck, when truthful neither one of you really know how the truck is going to react with bigger tires, zabeard has 33's and supergildo only has 35's. I have 39.5 x 15 tsl bias super swampers on my truck that have been on since feb of this year, and before that I had 35 x 12.5 pro comp mud terrains on for 6 months, I drive my truck everyday, including on the highway, I make a 145 mile trip each way back home every other weekend, since the lift and tires I have put 24k miles on my truck, and I have had no problems with any part of the truck other than premature brake pad wear, and bad gas mileage. The only modifactions that I have made to the truck is a brake pad, rotor, drum, and brake booster upgrade, just gives me alittle bit better stopping power, and the only reason that I did that is because I tow I new holland tractor around on ocassions. All of my drivetrain is stock, including the rear axle that is a 8.8 with 4.11'2, I have no trouble with accleration or cruising speeds, my truck will ride on the highway at 2500rpm at 80mph, supergildo not everybody takes their doors off of their truck and goes rock crawling, so if he wants to run bigger tires then that is his problem, he just asked for drivetrain information. Ranger1, I think that that as long as you are aware of the fact that you have oversized tires on your truck, if you choose to run bigger tires, you will be ok, just dont try to go and pull a big F-350 or something like that out of the mud if you have big tires, that will kill your axle's and trainy, and if your truck is a auto just take it out of overdrive when you go offroading. With bigger tires you just have to be aware of the fact that you are driving a big truck not a sports car, so no spinning your tires and trying to race and you will be ok. Here is a pic of my truck with the 35's on next to my buddy edge with 39.5's and sas, then a pic of my truck with 39.5's and still have the torsion bars.
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hey slick how can you talk you got a 4x2. this should be the end of this conversation. lol. most of his troubles will be with the front end. which you dont have
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hey slick how can you talk you got a 4x2. this should be the end of this conversation. lol. most of his troubles will be with the front end. which you dont have


haha so owned.



about youre setup, come back when you get to 50k miles and we'll talk.


oh and next time youre in colorado, call me. Ill take you out on some trails and we'll se how your 39s with stock 8.8 fare.



Oh and BTW, overdrive is is 5th gear, I hope you dont make it to fifth gear when you offroad.


EDIT: LASTLY, i like your buddies ranger, but if hes the one with the d30, tell hm to come to colorado with you. we can start a chalkboard counting how many shafts we break.
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ryan is also runnin 39.5 tsl's and has been for awhile
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lol, this thread is funny.

on a side note, why do u think Jey is investing so much $$ upgrading the dana 44 he has? 38s are a lot of stress for even a well built 44. a dana 35s components are 2/3 the size of a dana 44 and thats pushing it.

i know there heavier with larger engines but why do u think so many whelers with broncos and f150s like mine swap a dana 60 up front with 38s or bigger?

also, the guy with a 2wd, heh...u made urself look silly. u had good intention but ur out in left field.

and yes, rangers with TTB have good old steering boxes. the TTB front on a ranger or fullsize makes it 10x easier. one can do a SAS in a weekend on a TTB truck easily with parts ready.

i hate to say it man, but id look for a beater truck. maybe an early 80s bronco or blazer. hack the fenders and run 35 or 38s. just a suggestion.
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This is what I am looking for, this looks great and was exactly what i was shooting for, but it looks like it can't be done and keep the IFS(in a 4x4 at least)


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plus the already have coils, which also makes it easier. i dont think they have rack and pinion steering either, although im not sure
The drawbacks you have mentioned about performing a solid axle swap, ie removing the torsion bars and front differential, and the TTB truck already having coil buckets are such small problems.

You have to get custom steering anyhow, note someone from RRORC did that SAS steering job. A Scout or old Toyota steering box will work fine.

If you want to run coils, weld up coil buckets and your linkage, if not, build some spring hangers.




That looks ridiculous. Street Queen at its finest. There is a limit to everything, and you have surpassed it.
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The drawbacks you have mentioned about performing a solid axle swap, ie removing the torsion bars and front differential, and the TTB truck already having coil buckets are such small problems.

You have to get custom steering anyhow, note someone from RRORC did that SAS steering job. A Scout or old Toyota steering box will work fine.

If you want to run coils, weld up coil buckets and your linkage, if not, build some spring hangers.
yep, ive looked into all of it. now i just need to make some decisions.

i got alot of things brewing in my head rightnow, and not sure where to go.. gotta weigh the pros and cons.
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one con is that if you total your truck, your not going to get **** from the insurance company. that was a big factor in me deciding against it.
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yep, ive looked into all of it. now i just need to make some decisions.

i got alot of things brewing in my head right now, and not sure where to go.. gotta weigh the pros and cons.
yeah same here
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