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Old 03-26-2013, 01:26 PM
fordrangerfx4 fordrangerfx4 is offline
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i need help im doing an sas on my 2003 ford ranger ext cab level 2 fx4

i thought about dana 60s but i think thats too big what else could i do and start to look for trucks off the road and in garage waiting for me to tear the front end out of it any tips and help do i go with a dana 44 in front and in rear but from what ? please all the help the best i have done previous sas but never to a ranger so any suspension tips and steering tips to help me out down the road would be greatful i looked at all the other posts nothing really helps me out this has been a process for the last year help thanks
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:16 PM
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Just go with a D44 and a 9". They can be found in most 70's Ford F150's and Broncos. However, try and stick with a D44 from a 1976?-1979, since they have disc brakes. The older models had drums, and you'd have to swap all of that out for discs.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:44 PM
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when it comes to steering ? i also have the infloor transfer case with manual shift will that still work ?
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:58 PM
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I'm not sure on steering, but on the transfer case, you can still use that, but you'll probably end up needing a custom drive shaft made to fit the 9" pinion yoke since it uses U-bolts to keep the drive shaft attached instead of a flange like your current 8.8.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:02 PM
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thanks for the dana 44 what coils would you recomend i want some flex but i want the height to nothing to stiff
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:19 PM
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you could also do a explorer 8.8 ( the one with limited slip and disk brakes) and a dana 35
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:25 AM
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you could also do a explorer 8.8 ( the one with limited slip and disk brakes) and a dana 35
D35 is IFS.
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