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Old 07-18-2011, 11:03 PM   #101
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my semi-float does just fine. When your retaining plates look like Wavy Lays potato chips, you can't expect much...
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:00 PM   #102
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having a buddy pickup the 10.25 tomorrow!!!! only 100 bucks! gonna order some 5.13s, master install kit, weld it up, get some wheels, and throw it under the ranger soon. Just need to find a cheap d60 now
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:07 AM   #103
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Are you going to sell your 9" once your done, or are you going to try to do a full floater and go back to it?
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That doesn't exist in California....
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Are you going to sell your 9" once your done, or are you going to try to do a full floater and go back to it?
9" hangs REALLY low. It drags on everything. Ask me how i know....
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nah..gonna completely rebuild the half tons, then put them under the wifes exploder(will be my dd), once i get her another suv/truck to drive. going to keep it pretty simple though, 35s, coil/shock, maybe custom radius arms.
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my dad owns a towing company in the bay area and has some contacts with people. i can get a chevy 60 for 600, and a ford for 850. but, thats as cheap as i can get them, sometimes can find better deals on clist, but very rarely. so im gonna take care of the rear first, beat up the 44 while im building the 60, then swap it in. probably gonna take your advice and keep the radius arms up front, and then eventually link the rear.
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does anyone know what transmissions will bolt up to the '97 4L? im kinda entertaining the idea of a dana 300 with a 4.1kit. but from my research, nobody makes an adapter kit for the m50d-->dana 300. and getting one built would probably be a pain in the ass.
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It would be possible to get the C4 with a C5 bellhousing, then you can run the 300...but you'd have to get a tuner and delete the auto trans from the ECU...or just go for the atlas...
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It would be possible to get the C4 with a C5 bellhousing, then you can run the 300...but you'd have to get a tuner and delete the auto trans from the ECU...or just go for the atlas...
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i have a 5speed rightnow, so my ecu shouldnt have any issues then, right? and im going to price everything out as far as i can, then see whats worth it in the long run. either way, i need a different trans if i want another tcase to bolt up to it im assuming?
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