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Carlovers Desert Beater Build


grant00

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half naked FTW :p::D
 


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...I think I just wet myself...:D
 
















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And to think you Finished it at this point before Iz finished his :p: :D
 












mounty71

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Were is the IAT/MAF sonsor on a 98' ranger 3.0l?
You must not know how a forum works.

Anyway, looks freakin awesome Sean! Can't wait for that ride in t-haven!
 
















carlover

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Thanks, i have a few short videos but they arent very good quality as they are shot on my brothers cell phone. ill be taking it out again soon and gonna dedicate someone to only gets vids and actions shots if they want a ride hahaha.
 








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Will do, its pretty fast through the rough right now i was very surprised. A little more shock tuning and i think ill need more power since the mildly built 4.0 is struggling to keep up
 




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That's good and bad. :)

Good because you know Brandon's work is top notch. Bad, because now comes the modded v8, then you'll find a weakness in the suspension and redo that. Never ending cycle, unless you"settle" with one or the other. The better plan is let the motor be too slow for the suspension as I'm sure you know. :D
 




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Ohhh yes i know this lol, or should i say have learned this the hard way. A modded v8 means needing a 35 0r 40 spline full floater, better front hubs, bigger front bypasses, new front steering setup etc etc. Im thinking either a SOHC, or a pretty much stock 97-2001 explorer 302. For now though im going to fix a few of the weak links and enjoy using it.
 
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Thread is inspirational... great fab work overall your desert beater is insane! Ditto on the action shots I'd like to see that puppy tearn' it up brother.
 




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