Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 05-21-2012, 11:44 PM
Fasstr88 Fasstr88 is offline
Touch the sky
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 38
Default Solid axle swap question

Ok I know the older f series vehicles are supposed a straight swap as far as width but what's necessary as far as attaching the steering shaft to the new axle, I mean I know I'm going to wind up cutting all the a arm mounts off and installing a leaf spring suspension just because I think it'll be easier than torsion or coil over but with the three inch body lift and the six more I plan to lift when I do the mod, what will I need to do with the steering column and shaft? Its at a pretty severe angle with the body lift and t bars tightened so I think something will need done to keep reliability, also is there another axle maybe six inches wider than stock that the driveshaft will not interfere with anything since I'm doing a 302/c4/and 4x4 conversion? Alot in one post but I want to know everything I'm getting into before I go and buy something that won't work on my truck... Not afraid to spend a little money but I don't have it to waste on parts that won't work together
__________________
Black 03 ranger 2wd
3.0 looking forward to upgrades
3" body lift and trying to grow
33x12.5-20 nitto mud grapplers
20x9 MB Stryker rims
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-22-2012, 12:05 AM
2004xlmiller 2004xlmiller is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 12,689
Default Re: Solid axle swap question

some will take offense to this, but FRF isnt the right forum for these questions. some will know but most wont. hit up TRS. they have toooons of SAS tech info. good luck with it man. hopefully someone chimes in here to help ya out.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-22-2012, 06:10 AM
FFparker FFparker is offline
Shamrock
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,644
Default Re: Solid axle swap question

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004xlmiller View Post
some will take offense to this, but FRF isnt the right forum for these questions. some will know but most wont. hit up TRS. they have toooons of SAS tech info. good luck with it man. hopefully someone chimes in here to help ya out.
x2
__________________
GOLDIE
1999 2.5L XLT
Herculiner | Kobalt tool box | K&N Filter | 6k HID's | 31's BFG | Eagle Alloy 186s | 102'' Whip | Cobra 19 DX IV | Fabtech 3.5 Spindles | Pro Comp AAL kit | 15% Tint | Mustang Dome
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The 99 Ranger Solid Axle Swap begins. RedneckRandysRanger Project Logs 39 04-22-2015 06:01 PM
For Sale: Solid Axle Swap, Steering Boxes. Clutch Engine & Drivetrain Parts 2 11-10-2011 03:10 PM
Pre 98 Solid Axle Swap Q's johnnycal Solid Axle Swap 6 06-07-2011 03:17 PM
solid axle swap(?) MFDTRK1 Solid Axle Swap 10 10-01-2010 04:15 PM
Solid Axle Swap xPlover24x Drivetrain Tech 1 09-27-2010 08:48 AM