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Old 01-03-2013, 09:08 PM
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Replaced the left, lower ball joint and sway bar end link on the '98.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:21 PM
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Had a threesome.


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Old 01-03-2013, 09:57 PM
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Replaced the left, lower ball joint and sway bar end link on the '98.
Did you have to pull the lower control arm and t bar or no

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:13 PM
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Had a threesome.


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Doesn't look as fun as the one I had. :-)
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:21 AM
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Did you have to pull the lower control arm and t bar or no

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I would guess that the job would be similar to mine even though I have coils on the '98. To remove the old joint, I just needed to disconnect the tie rod end to get enough room to use my c-clamp press. I removed the sway bar end link since the sleeve was split but I don't think it was needed to do the job. I used a floor jack to control the lower arm movement.

Now to get the lower joint back in the knuckle, I had to disconnect the upper joint. There just wasn't enough movement to get the knuckle back on otherwise.

Just remember, there is a lot of potential energy built up in the spring/torsion bar, so be careful or you can get hurt badly really quick.

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:46 AM
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Attempted to get a bumper for it but couldn't get last 2 nuts off, then went and got it cleaned up. Looks like a completely different truck!


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Old 01-04-2013, 02:39 PM
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Threw on one tow hook
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:41 PM
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Threw on one tow hook
How'd you mount it? I want to get one of those

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:21 PM
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In the process of blacking out my tail lights with VHT Niteshades! I've got 6 extremely light coats (you can still see plenty of red) on it right now and I'm waiting a few minutes before I put on some clear coat.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:31 PM
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Gutting out the sound system getting here ready to part out :'( imma miss my baby

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Bent the axle and housing back half of the frame and slipped the drive line
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:01 PM
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How'd you mount it? I want to get one of those

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I had custom ring mounts made and just bolted them to the bumper hanger for now
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:44 PM
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Gutting out the sound system getting here ready to part out :'( imma miss my baby

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Bent the axle and housing back half of the frame and slipped the drive line
At least you're rid of the ugly red. Now you can get a new Ranger with a nice color.

Sorry for your loss
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:58 PM
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At least you're rid of the ugly red. Now you can get a new Ranger with a nice color.

Sorry for your loss
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:42 PM
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Drove it just to have the transmission start slipping again...
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:46 PM
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Well, I splurged and purchased a 'little bit' of sound deadening for the truck....






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