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Old 06-25-2009, 09:40 AM
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I'm from South San Diego, California, about 5 minutes from the border. At the moment I have two Rangers, a 1997 that is soon to be a Prerunner and a 2000. I have two trucks because I recently bought the 97 and am currently selling the 2000. Pics should be up soon. Thanks for having me.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:05 AM
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Welcome to FRF! I take it you found out the TTb suspension is much easier and cheaper to LT than the 98+ A-arm suspension?
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:47 AM
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Well it is cheaper, but the 97 I bought had work done to it already and my 2000 was still stock. I got the 97 for $2000 and had: a lift kit already on it (not sure how big it is, but I know the brand is Fabtech), it also came with the 8" extended carbon fiber front fenders, just about an inch or two extended rear fenders, its got K&N air filter, has an exhaust that sounds better than Flowmaster but brand is unknown (I have a Flowmaster on the 2000), brand new A/T tires, with some nice aluminum rims. The guy I got it off of said he started building it for jumping and although I like the Baja racing thing, I much rather build a truck for jumping. Jumping seems a lot more funner to me and less expensive than racing.

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:51 AM
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Well for jumping you are going to want the baja racing suspension (LT = Long Travel) as it is built to take jumps at high speeds. That fabtech suspension you have on there now will not take jumping too well for too long.

Toss up some pics!
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:15 AM
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Well I just bought it. I didn't understand what you meant by LT and TTB haha. Long Travel I know you're talking about the extended axle correct?

I'll throw some pics up as soon as I get home, I'm currently in school lol.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:33 AM
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TTB and A-arm are different types of suspensions. LT gives you a wider stance (the reason for the pulled fiberglass fenders and bedsides) and also gives your suspension more up and down travel (another reason for the glass).

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Old 06-25-2009, 11:39 AM
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Oh ok, now I see the difference. So a lot of people use rangers 98 and down for jumping?. I have the two trucks so I see can see the difference. Class is over, on my way home, load up some pics in a bit.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:09 PM
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welcome
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:18 PM
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It's more TTB is cheaper tp upgrade and older, so getting the truck does not cost as much either.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:54 PM
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Hey hey, I'm home, but my brother took the 97 to the mechanic. Thought he would take it for me tomorrow, but eh. Anyways, I have some pics of my 2000 ranger with just after market rims, tires, exhaust, and front rail with lights lol. Here they are. Sorry it took so long, I forgot this wasn't myspace, i kept inserting the messages in HTML format lol.













Also, can anyone tell me if they know anything about these spindles? I got them really cheap in a junk yard off a burned 2005 Ranger and I was told they would fit the 2000. Can anyone very that and maybe even help me find out what brand they are?


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Old 06-25-2009, 01:01 PM
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Can't tell you brand. But I think you would need to upgrade your rotors, you can go and pull them off that burned 05. Also was the 05 an EDGE or XLT or XL?

I ask this because the torsion bar and the coil sprung suspensions have different spindles.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:06 PM
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I believe it was an XLT.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:17 PM
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Then you may just have to get the rotors from the other truck IIRC. In 01 the rotor size went from 10.25" to 11.25"
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:19 PM
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Oh alright, well I was just wondering. I'm going to sell the spindles and truck anyways. I'm not going to put money into it since I have the 97 and its got more potential.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:29 PM
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Here's a picture of the burned 05, only one I got, its from the add.

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