As my truck is 18 years old, had 320,000 miles on it, and it getting a V8, I thought a steering upgrade would be a good idea. There has been plenty of discussion on this in the past - but most of revolved around (used) factory parts. I have read about Flaming River products in the past, and they are supposed to be good, if not a little pricy. I didn't really want to use any used parts - and, the factory parts are much larger in diameter than the FR parts. I am putting headers on the V8, so I figured I needed all the room I could get. FR doesn't list a kit for the Ranger. However, they just asked me to measure the components on the truck, then found the correct matching components. Installation was straightforward. I put the u-joints on, cut the shaft to fit, done. On to the pictures: The factory steering shaft. The FR parts. Close-up of the u-joints. The cut-to-fit shaft, cut and fit.