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Old 10-09-2010, 11:19 AM
RedneckRandysRanger RedneckRandysRanger is offline
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Default The 99 Ranger Solid Axle Swap begins.

So i went and picked up the axles last night, i have a 9" rear and a dana 44 front, out of a 79 F150. The front end is set up for coil springs, i wanna run leaf springs though. I have a buddy who has a dana 44 housing set up for leaf that he will give me. Any suggestions, recommendations?

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Old 10-09-2010, 12:43 PM
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As long as the leaf housing is from a 78-79 F250 then you can swap all the parts from your coil housing over.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:02 PM
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nice! or you can just get some spring perches, hack off all the coil brackets and such, and then weld on your perches. how tall you looking to go? and just a heads up, if you have ANY questions look at my build thread. ive asked just about every question that can be asked lol and all were answered. im just about done with my sas. good luck!
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:13 PM
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nice! or you can just get some spring perches, hack off all the coil brackets and such, and then weld on your perches. how tall you looking to go? and just a heads up, if you have ANY questions look at my build thread. ive asked just about every question that can be asked lol and all were answered. im just about done with my sas. good luck!
No he cant. 79 F150 has cast wedges on the axle and you can not "cut" them off.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:52 PM
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No he cant. 79 F150 has cast wedges on the axle and you can not "cut" them off.
ohh gotcha, my bad
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: The 99 Ranger Solid Axle Swap begins.

I will look into that rangerluc, thanks. And clutch is right, it has the "wedges". Would anyone recomend i go coil spring since i already have the whole coil spring set up?
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:15 PM
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coils are the way to go. Specially with that axle.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:02 PM
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yes, coil is most def the way to go. but what is your budget? and are u doing all the fabrication yourself? coils is going to be the most expensive setup b/c you will need to link it or do radius arms
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:09 PM
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yes, coil is most def the way to go. but what is your budget? and are u doing all the fabrication yourself? coils is going to be the most expensive setup b/c you will need to link it or do radius arms
Ford radius arms would be cheap, easily done for the same price as Leafs.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:52 AM
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Ford radius arms would be cheap, easily done for the same price as Leafs.
not exactly. the brackets are expensive, and unless hes doing his own fabrication hes going to be paying some money to get them mounted
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:20 AM
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not exactly. the brackets are expensive, and unless hes doing his own fabrication hes going to be paying some money to get them mounted
He would have to pay to have leaf mounts mounted also if hes not doing it himself so that doesnt matter. Grab a set of stock brackets off just about any TTB or Radius arm ford vehicle or extend the arms with some tubing and run a Joint and tradition link mount.

A new set of Radius arm brackets goes for $85-125 for the pair. Radius arms are very cheap to setup. Plus his axle already has the stock arms with it so it will be super cheap to setup.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: The 99 Ranger Solid Axle Swap begins.

You won't win an argument with Lucifer (Andrew) I don't think you've seen his truck lol
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:33 AM
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Default Re: The 99 Ranger Solid Axle Swap begins.

haha ya ya. im still learning. and from what ive looked at and talked to a few others, it was going to be expensive to do radius arms on my truck. but i went with leafs because of my budget.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:53 PM
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haha ya ya. im still learning. and from what ive looked at and talked to a few others, it was going to be expensive to do radius arms on my truck. but i went with leafs because of my budget.
i'd go with leafs too if i were to ever do it
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:38 AM
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Ill be so happy when people figure out that leafs are not any easier or really cheaper then a decent coil setup.
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