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Old 12-28-2016, 02:46 PM
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Turns out I really did a number on the carrier. Luckily a local guy had one with spider gears.
Nice job.
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:07 PM
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Nice job.
Yea, I'm a little surprised how weak they are.
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2001 Ranger Edge 4.0L 4x4 Build Thread
Interior: OHC w/ LED lighting, Alpine S speakers, Eclipse 10" sub w/ custom box, Rockford amp, black interior, Expo console & leathers seats, LED gauges, Kenwood KDC-794, JL Audio 4ch amp, Cobra 19
Exterior: CAI, PA speaker, Flowmaster 40, modded corners, 06 tails, LED brake & reverse lights, Level II hooks, front hitch, black billet grill
Drivetrain: D30 SAS, 35" Toyo Open Country MT, 20x12 Fuel Mavericks
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:10 PM
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Drivetrain amputation is a success. Powertrain is next.

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2001 Ranger Edge 4.0L 4x4 Build Thread
Interior: OHC w/ LED lighting, Alpine S speakers, Eclipse 10" sub w/ custom box, Rockford amp, black interior, Expo console & leathers seats, LED gauges, Kenwood KDC-794, JL Audio 4ch amp, Cobra 19
Exterior: CAI, PA speaker, Flowmaster 40, modded corners, 06 tails, LED brake & reverse lights, Level II hooks, front hitch, black billet grill
Drivetrain: D30 SAS, 35" Toyo Open Country MT, 20x12 Fuel Mavericks
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:51 PM
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My build has gone fairly quiet since the last post, I've been selling old stuff and getting stuff done around the house but more tools have arrived and I can get going again.

One of the things that has been on my mind lately is suspension. I've said before that I was going coilovers, but now I'm second guessing myself. Now, nothing against them, but adjustability is becoming more important. Yes, I know you can buy adjustable coilovers, but here's one catch. I can't adjust on the fly.

Why does that matter?

My shop has 7 foot doors, and I'm already close to that. (I never actually measured my overall height before the teardown) But if I'm going to run 37's or possibly 40's, getting in the garage will be impossible.

Or will it?

I've talked about borrowing ideas from different scenes on this build, and I'm now leaning at a bagged setup. I've seen several lifted trucks with bags and I love the idea of being able to adjust on the fly.

I think my new plan will be to run bags on all 4 corners that will allow me to drop low enough to clear the garage door and still be able to drive and turn the tires. Then ride height can be whatever I want it to be.

Some of the offroaders on this forum will probably not like this idea since it's too much pavement princess, but I've made it clear that this truck has retired from offroad duties. I'm building it for me and I want it to be unique. The truck will still be capable, I just don't plan to beat on it. Light wheeling is never out of the question.

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I forgot that I do have a recent pic

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2001 Ranger Edge 4.0L 4x4 Build Thread
Interior: OHC w/ LED lighting, Alpine S speakers, Eclipse 10" sub w/ custom box, Rockford amp, black interior, Expo console & leathers seats, LED gauges, Kenwood KDC-794, JL Audio 4ch amp, Cobra 19
Exterior: CAI, PA speaker, Flowmaster 40, modded corners, 06 tails, LED brake & reverse lights, Level II hooks, front hitch, black billet grill
Drivetrain: D30 SAS, 35" Toyo Open Country MT, 20x12 Fuel Mavericks
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:58 PM
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That'll be awesome
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Old 06-03-2017, 05:52 AM
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I'm overdue for an update. Progress slowed on the truck while the wife and I tackled other projects, plus I bought an 88 Ranger 2wd that will be my beater daily, so I've been working on getting running.


Anywho, the powertrain is out, motor is sold, and I can finally get to the fun stuff.

First step will be making final measurements on my axle width. I believe I've found a shop that will be able to cut them down, but the final bit of research is what length axle shafts exist so I could avoid getting custom ones made.

Once the axles are cut down and welded I will start designing my front and rear truss. We can cut and bend .25" steel where I work, and I can model the truss up in my free time. I don't have any CAD at home, but at work we use SolidEdge.

Once the axle is cut, welded, trussed, then I can mock it up for link and bag plate mounts.

That should take me through the remainder of the summer, which will give my the fall and winter to work on the motor. I'm going to mock it up with stock motor mounts, but I'll have to take measurements on how it needs to change so I can avoid the body lift route.

Here are the most recent pics of the truck, and a shot my 88 when I brought it home.



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2001 Ranger Edge 4.0L 4x4 Build Thread
Interior: OHC w/ LED lighting, Alpine S speakers, Eclipse 10" sub w/ custom box, Rockford amp, black interior, Expo console & leathers seats, LED gauges, Kenwood KDC-794, JL Audio 4ch amp, Cobra 19
Exterior: CAI, PA speaker, Flowmaster 40, modded corners, 06 tails, LED brake & reverse lights, Level II hooks, front hitch, black billet grill
Drivetrain: D30 SAS, 35" Toyo Open Country MT, 20x12 Fuel Mavericks
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:32 PM
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