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Show's '90 Ranger James Duff 5.5" lift

Finnally got most of my parts for my Ranger. Just started the lift in the back. Still waiting for a few more things to start the front (i.e. D35 to get back from the shop, Warn manual hubs). Also on the list of waiting parts is a B&M shifter, trans cooler, 4.3 Atlas II. But enough of my chatter; bring on the pics!
 

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Took some time off from working on the truck and to help with Kevin's truck. But finnally decided to do some work on the truck today. Got the trans cooler mocked up and got most of the B&M Megashifter installed. Still need to wire it up and trim the cover to fit.
 

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what trans are you running?
 






He'll be running the 700-R4
 






which megashifter is that? the standard or light truck model?
 






It's the truck version.
 






Finnally got some real work done this weekend. Got the 4wd x-members fab'd onto the existing 2wd x-member. Got both beams hung. And she's finnally sitting back on all four wheels! :D
 

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Still have a lot of little things to do. Such as alignment, install the trans and x-case (it'll be here on Tuesday), and air compressor. There's probably more to do be thats the short list.
 

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Now it's time for the nickel and dime stuff. Speedometer pigtail, manual hubs, driveshafts, exhaust, and alignment. These are all the things you forget about until the end and than realize you have to wait until the bank account builds back up:(
 






Sorry for the long delay in updating this thread. Been busy with the holidays and having surgery to fix a broken thumb and ligament.

But we had to install a 2" body lift to get the engine, trans and transfer case to line up right and to give enough drive train clearance. Also got my new tires in yesterday. Still need to order new rims for them, along with a bunch of other little things.
 

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nice shoes!!!! 35's????
 


















look at the bottom tire jey. what color is the label??


lol. rookie.
 












Daaaamn, Krawlers. Lookin' good!
 






ok extreme rookie whats with the label color??
 












If I remember right, the blue labels are molded and the red labels are grooveable. According to the BFG website both are made of the same X-tra traction tread compound.

On a side note BFG just released DOT approved Krawlers in 39/13.50R17s!
 






well going from 2wd to 4wd with ttb has got to be a real PITA !!! im converting mine to 4wd with a waggy d44 and leaves in the front but since everyone around here is goin with coils its got me thinkin...
 



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Using coils is actually a little easier to do, at least I think so. Your using the exhisting radius arm mounts or aftermarket ones that will ensure proper axle placement and alignment. As far as the coil buckets, they are easier to line up and bolt in rather than front spring hangers. On the cheap, and even easier, you can also use you stock coil buckets.
 






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