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Old 09-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Hey guys, my name is Dan, I'm a motorcycle tech from northern NJ, and im getting ready to build my 97 ranger. its a 4x4 4.0 ext cab. Just wanted to pop in and put up a post to get to know who's here. I'm on all the bike/atv forums but this is the first one for trucks, im pretty familiar with my truck but im not all that familiar with ALL trucks. I have a photo of the truck up now it's on 33x12.5x10 goodyear wrangler mt/r kevlar on flat black 15x10 ultras with a 3" block lift to get em to fit since my other tires were beat.

I would like to go with a duff kit, around 6 inches. and the steering system as well. I dont have a welder yet, but ill get one off of a friend who has a few for sale soon and make some bumpers and a rollbar. I want plate stuff with D-rings and a winch mount. The truck is for light work and daily driving, also getting my bikes into the woods and light wheeling at first, until i get totally hooked on it and go nuts, but i want to build it up solid first.

Thats about it, this is a great forum, I've already learned a bunch from staring at it for hours on end.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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hello,im newbie in this forum.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:22 AM   #3
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Hate to tell you but duff doesn't offer a 6 inch kit for any RBV. The closest thing they have is a 3.5 inch lift. Welcome to TRS!
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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i emailed them last week and he got back to me with a link to new products for my truck and they have a 5 1/2 and 6.

http://www.jamesduff.com/newproducts/new_bronco2.asp

bout midway down the page its there

this site is awesome so much info piled up here.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Man they do! Haven't seen there new stuff yet looks like its built really good.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:08 PM   #6
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yea dude, i was going to get a skyjacker, but i like that this comes with upper buckets and dual shocks up front, more stuff to mess with haha. I really need the kit, i trimmed my fenders a bit with the 3 inch lift, and i get a tiny bit of rub here and there, but nothing to damage the tire, just rubs a bit on where i rolled the metal over. I dont want to cut anymore, its time for some fresh shiny parts.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:11 PM   #7
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Hello Candice, im new too, doing my whole build on here, forums are the best thing that ever happened to the internet, other than the other obvious.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:19 PM   #8
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nice ride, do you have any big pics of your truck? looks bad ass in your avatar.

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:28 PM   #9
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yea, im a photographer, im spraying an old bumper now, ill shoot some pics after its on and start a build thread later on. it does look beefy with the 12.5 wide tires, thanks
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Hello
Welcome to the forums.

I have a JD 5.5-6" Stage 3 setting here in the living room for my 97 Splash 4X4. I will be swapping it out for the Skyjacker Class 2 6" I am running now. I have been working on a K-Link set up for the steering made from 2"OD .25" walled DOM tubing for the center link and 1.5" OD .25" walled DOM for the tie rods. My brackets are beign cut by my Mothers cousins machine shop so when he is done I should be starting the install.

After riding on a Sky Jacker Class 2 for 12+ years I can honestly say the James Duff stuff is built alot beefier.
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