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Old 01-24-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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My build in progress (TNT) ... Been wrenching on it for about 6 months off and on... 92' ranger standard 4.0 5 speed, 63 inch leaf spring swap, 4.88 gears, Dana 30 sas swap open, 8.8 31 spline eaton elocker, and a long list of other parts.


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Old 01-24-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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from what i see, it looks great!! good work. more action pics!
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looks great, nice flex
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I'd like to see some more pics of you RA's. I'm starting my D30 installation in my 90 B2. Just lookin for more pics. Looks good tho
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Looks great, went with a 3 link I see. I wonder though why so short on the RA though? It will luimit flex a bit but from the looks of it, not effecting you to much. I do agree, more pictures of this and details (i.e coils used up front, shocks,tire size, etc...)

Looks great, any other future plans to her?
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Materials used would be nice too. I'm planning on fabbing mine. I have more time than money.
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The joints for the control arms are Currie CE-9114 2 5/8" wide the thread is 1 1/4" - 12 TPI. The steering heims are 5/8 x 3/4. On the control arms I use 2" .250 wall DOM for the lowers. Lower bushings I use Energy Suspension 9.9489. The upper arm I ordered a 1 1/4" - 12 TPI bolt from Fastenal order one extra CE-9114B bung. Cut the head off and weld it to a piece of 2" .250 wall. I used Energy Suspension bushing 9.9483 for the upper. For the tube I use
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Here you can see the trussed dana 30 and my steering setup. I will be doing a hydro assist in the future.

Started building a new bumper not complete yet but should be in less than a month with a new winch.

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Control arm are roughly 28 to 29" placed right up to the transmission crossmember.

Also had a new rear driveshaft built...

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Looks great, went with a 3 link I see. I wonder though why so short on the RA though? It will luimit flex a bit but from the looks of it, not effecting you to much. I do agree, more pictures of this and details (i.e coils used up front, shocks,tire size, etc...)

Looks great, any other future plans to her?
Lots of plans for TNT... Cage, winch and seats will be next. Running 33x12.50r16 m/t baja claws, 2" body lift, rancho rs9000 reservoir shocks with roughly 4" of up travel and 10" of down travel, rubicon 4.5" springs for a cherokee. Plan on going with 35's soon but will probably run a different spring then with a different leaf spring mount for more room to flex.

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