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Old 05-13-2014, 10:47 AM
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You just hacked that thing up. Didn't you
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:41 PM
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You just hacked that thing up. Didn't you
yep, cut the fenders with an ax and the frame with a hacksaw.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:57 PM
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yep, cut the fenders with an ax and the frame with a hacksaw.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeA2...e_gdata_player

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:59 PM
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I don't need 37s I want 37s, I have limited slip 8.8 with 4.88s in the rear and a locker in the front my ttb ranger will go farther than you think
. Mine too. Mine came 1 year before yours. My dad ordered it. Bigger axels, etc. It may not be called that but he told me.

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. Mine too. Mine came 1 year before yours. My dad ordered it. Bigger axels, etc. It may not be called that but he told me.
. And I don't have all the weight of your tires. Mine are 33's and looks perfect. It matches wheel welds . And does the job right. We should meet up one day and see who's does better.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:27 PM
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. Mine too. Mine came 1 year before yours. My dad ordered it. Bigger axels, etc. It may not be called that but he told me. ---------- . And I don't have all the weight of your tires. Mine are 33's and looks perfect. It matches wheel welds . And does the job right. We should meet up one day and see who's does better.
id really like to see how much better those "bigger axles" do
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:29 PM
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You just hacked that thing up. Didn't you

His "hack job" is pretty darn good. Look at any other vehicle that has cut fender flares and tell me that they look better than his. Oh wait, you can't.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:30 PM
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His "hack job" is pretty darn good. Look at any other vehicle that has cut fender flares and tell me that they look better than his. Oh wait, you can't.
I agree I usually don't like cut fenders but Dustin's truck definitely looks good with it, sense they're cut right. Or atleast from what I can see
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:55 PM
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Just got it done a couple days ago. 97 b2300 2wd 4 inch Rc lift with 31s and 4.10s gonna be installing new 15x10 with 33x12.50 soon.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:31 PM
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Just got it done a couple days ago. 97 b2300 2wd 4 inch Rc lift with 31s and 4.10s gonna be installing new 15x10 with 33x12.50 soon.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:00 AM
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I don't have front axles lol rear is a 8.8 front is doestch spindles, not my daily anymore but it used to be, only thing I've had to replace is the lower ball joints once so far but it was time for em anyway, other than that nothing, almost time for new uppers tho, and considering they're the stock ones I think that's pretty good.



You have some pretty good input.... sometimes.

I looked through your thread to try and see if you have 33's or 35's on your IFS but didn't feel like reading through 250 pages just to figure it out, but I'll ask this, what's more genius staying on the ground with 37's or hopping little hills and getting air with 33's or 35's?

Yes rangers come with 29's stock, Dana 60 one tons come with 32's stock...

Don't knock 37's till you try it... I've been running 37's longer than you've had your truck.

As far as not being able to go anywhere that 37's are needed, maybe, just maybe, the terrain differs just a little bit in GA from what CA has...
im done lol. 37s on a bearing that is hardly bigger than a quarter? are you nuts? at least you dont dd it. i simply would not trust it, ive seen snouts break way too often. those bearings would get thrashed. my 33s eat bearings if left unattended. but they are cheap and lifetime warranty so i change mine often. i wouldnt go any taller than a 33 on this setup. im sketched out enough as it is. a hub upgrade is in the works.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:35 AM
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9" of lift, 37's, blah, blah, blah, etc., etc., etc.... driveway poser shot cause I didn't feel like driving it lol
It looks good Dustin. Do you drive or offroad it enough to see how long the bearings and ujoints last(just curious)? Or do you regularly take it apart and maintenance the front end?

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Old 05-14-2014, 07:38 AM
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I think that's what I'm going with instead of the generals. They are lighter and cheaper then generals
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:59 AM
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im done lol. 37s on a bearing that is hardly bigger than a quarter? are you nuts? at least you dont dd it. i simply would not trust it, ive seen snouts break way too often. those bearings would get thrashed. my 33s eat bearings if left unattended. but they are cheap and lifetime warranty so i change mine often. i wouldnt go any taller than a 33 on this setup. im sketched out enough as it is. a hub upgrade is in the works.
A quarter? IIRC the ranger bearings are ID 1.622 OD 2.576, Dana 60 is 2.250 ID, difference of .628 between the ID's, we'll just call it 9/16"... not THAT huge of a difference.

I've also seen snouts break... one of which was on 31's, had never been jumped, and was driving in a parking lot when the fagtech snout failed.

My bearings are still just fine, sounds like maybe whoever is changing your bearings doesn't know how to do it correctly... or maybe it's just cause they're cheap.

Don't go any taller than 33's then... just because you don't want to do something doesn't mean it's right, just because I choose to do something doesn't mean it's right, but it works for me...

I'm not the only one running bigger tires on IFS 2WD there's 2 others that I know of that have been running 37's before I was and another running 39.5's back in 07 or 08, biggest I remember being run on IFS is 42's... that was back in 07 to 09 ish...

So far the only complaint I've heard of from people have been balljoints, I do not know of anyone with 37's or bigger that have had a snout break or bearings fail... they have all been 31's to 33's as far as I know of, might be one or two that were running 35's, I haven't been active for a while tho so there could be some out there.

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It looks good Dustin. Do you drive or offroad it enough to see how long the bearings and ujoints last(just curious)? Or do you regularly take it apart and maintenance the front end?
I off road it a lot every hunting season, it see's some use during fishing season off road as well, the bearings have held up fine so far, only u-joints I have are rear driveshaft, I've replaced them once since I've had the truck, so once in 8 yrs.

I check the front end every 3 months or so just to keep an eye on the bearings and balljoints to see what condition they're in, so far it's holding up good.

As far as driving it goes I've drove it back and forth from Chattanooga, TN to Frostproof, FL several times which is right at 600 miles one way.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:30 AM
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A quarter? IIRC the ranger bearings are ID 1.622 OD 2.576, Dana 60 is 2.250 ID, difference of .628 between the ID's, we'll just call it 9/16"... not THAT huge of a difference.

I've also seen snouts break... one of which was on 31's, had never been jumped, and was driving in a parking lot when the fagtech snout failed.

My bearings are still just fine, sounds like maybe whoever is changing your bearings doesn't know how to do it correctly... or maybe it's just cause they're cheap.

Don't go any taller than 33's then... just because you don't want to do something doesn't mean it's right, just because I choose to do something doesn't mean it's right, but it works for me...

I'm not the only one running bigger tires on IFS 2WD there's 2 others that I know of that have been running 37's before I was and another running 39.5's back in 07 or 08, biggest I remember being run on IFS is 42's... that was back in 07 to 09 ish...

So far the only complaint I've heard of from people have been balljoints, I do not know of anyone with 37's or bigger that have had a snout break or bearings fail... they have all been 31's to 33's as far as I know of, might be one or two that were running 35's, I haven't been active for a while tho so there could be some out there.
I would be more worried about the small bearing 8.8" you have out back. We have been over my opinion on those and why there is one sitting on the floor of my garage not under my jeep. It is a strong axles, but 35's are pushing it on any real terrain.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:43 AM
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I would be more worried about the small bearing 8.8" you have out back. We have been over my opinion on those and why there is one sitting on the floor of my garage not under my jeep. It is a strong axles, but 35's are pushing it on any real terrain.
I know, I beat the piss out that 7.5" with the 35's and it was still running good when I swapped out, as far as I know guy I sold it to is still running it.

I figure since the 7.5 held up to what I put it through the 8.8 should do fine for what I use it for now.

I could be wrong time will tell I guess, but I figure it'll hold up till I swap out for the bigger axles.
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