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Old 11-29-2010, 01:32 PM
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Default Lift desicions

ok so i wanna lift my 99 ranger but while doing so i want to dump the automatic locking hubs for manuals and a solid front axle any ideas as to my options are ? I dont mind custom work if that is what i have to do. i was thinking the axles from under a 1/2ton 4x4 ford
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:03 PM
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A waggy 44 would be a better batch unless you just want to run full width, all the front ig going to be custon you can do leaves thy are the easiest, then you have coils springs ig you use the ford axles get the spring buckets also, then you have coil overs it all depends on want you want to spend.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:14 PM
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ok so what do u mean by a waggy 44 what is the difference between that and the f150 axles i want a solid front axle no cvshafts i want ujoints right ? and what if i were to put 3/4ton axles out of a 78 f350 crewcab under it i do believe those are danas these i have i have the complete truck actually but i dont think theirs any way that 460 would fit is their ?
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:20 PM
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you have a lot to read sir. waggy is a jeep wagoneer, they have the drivers side dana 44 axle with leaf spring perches, the early bronco dana 44 is a hi output as opposed to the low waggy output, also the wagg is disc brakes, only the 75-77 (i think thats the right years) are disc, previous ones are drum brakes. the bronco ones are coil spring.

anything else will be wider, so you have to deal with keeping your tires covered in most states. a dana 44 out of a f150 will be considerably wider. also take into consideration the different wheel bolt patterns of the ranger wheels versus others. and you will need a different transfer case and steering will all have to be custom fab. thats just a short list, it gets a lot more complicated the more serious you get.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:32 PM
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yeah that does sound like lot of work isnt it that the wheels cant stick out more than 6inchs per side ? ill have to look into it more by the way ben10 besides would the 4.0 even push those danas?
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:37 PM
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o a it will have no trouble
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:41 PM
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the 4.0 will push whatever you want axle-wise, if you had the right gearing they would turn 2.5 ton rockwells! it more depends on what you want to do with it, the bigger and heavier you go with it the more power you are going to lose.

as far as the legality of how far the tires can stick out, it depends on the state. i believe in my state they cant stick out at all or more than 1.5 inches or something like that.... also depends on how you drive and who you know and how nice you are to the officer.

and you better be prepared, your truck is gonna be down for a while, there is a lot of custom fabrication, welding and designing.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:44 PM
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o a it will have no trouble
you really dont think ill loose power with the weight of the bigger axles ?

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and you better be prepared, your truck is gonna be down for a while, there is a lot of custom fabrication, welding and designing.
yeah i would imagine it will be lol for a while lol
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:47 PM
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well right now you probably have a dana 35 under it, and a rack and pinion, and a lot of suspension stuff that you will be ripping out, the weight difference of the stock truck to one with a 44 wouldnt be too significant, but tires are going to be the thing that really lugs it down, but gearing it up to the appropriate size will mostly take care of that. if you want to drag race it then this will hinder you, but lots of people DD their solid axled rigs. with a 4.0 and sigle cab you have plenty of power. plus you can always give her more juice.
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nope not really you may notice alittle but you probably wont.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:55 PM
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looking at 33 TSL's or the COOPER discoverer STT's which ive heard a lot about mostly good
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:58 PM
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sounds good
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:01 PM
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ok so if i dont do the axle swap whats the highest i can lift the body without needing extensions and if i have to i dont mind i wanna get at least 8inches of lift between a body and suspension whats the cheaper way of doing so?
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:04 PM
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3 inch body lift and a superlift i think you can get a 5.5 inch superlift, all the other options cost a loooot more, but the superlift is under 2k, and the body lift is around 100, thats a looooot less than a solid axle swap.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:20 PM
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ok now how bout the 4wheel drive set up id like to get rid of the automatic hubs and put lockers on it can i do this and keep the push button four wheel drive ?
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