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Old 04-07-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Default My 97 2.5 SFA Ranger

I'm sure a lot of the members on here have seen me around on other forums, I figured I would move what I can find of my build thread over here.

It is finally complete and has been well tested haha.

Specifications: 1997 Ford Ranger XLT, 2.5L out of a 99 with approximately 50K miles, Black ext/Royal blue Int, Reg cab, Long bed,Explorer OHC, PIAA 520 ion crystal driving lamps, 6000K HIDs, M5OD, 1350M (STX), Jeep YJ D30 Front axle, 8.8 Rear axle, 4.10 gears, 33x10.50x15 BFG KM2's, Monroe monotube shocks, James Duff traction bars, RE YJ front leafs, RuffStuff brackets and 5" shackles, lots of audio equipment, custom body damage and scrapes from trees. Lots of other stuff I'm sure I'm forgetting.

From another thread.. On a website where people are treated like crap..


"i went and picked up two d30's tonight, both are HP axles.
they are both out of 90's yj's.

one has 3.07 gears and the other has 4.10's.

im going to make one good axle out of the best parts and go from there.

i have to get an axle shaft from a tj d30, but thats nothing.

tomorrow im going to go pick up the 4" or 4.5" lift leafs.

got everything for $120.

on with the pictures, i will get more as soon as we get the parts up to my dads work."




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Old 04-07-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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"more updates, im picking up an 8.8 tomorrow along with some lift blocks.
7.5 with 3.73 gears is going byebye."

"i still have to install the 4.10 gears in the axle, then it will be installed along with the 2" blocks.

i guess the cover is leaking, its one of the stupid composite covers, one of fords better ideas.
glad my dad had a spare laying around. "



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"got the 8.8 finished and installed today.

finished the 4.10 swap, this thing has 3.08's in it, yuck!

first torch the axle out



just kidding, had to heat the brake line fittings up a tad.

un bolt everything


drop 7.5 on floor, just kidding again

removed axle


next muscle 8.8 on jack stands.

installed
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sorry for the crappy pictures, i forgot my camera and had to use my phone.









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picked up the leafs tonight from the same person i got the axles from.

i was told they are 4-4.5" lift leafs.


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i picked up the tj axle shaft today and put more money in my bank account so i can buy shackles.

the axle shaft was only $50, most places want $75 for just the inner shaft without the joint and outer part.

getting close!


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we tore down the spare axle but we aren't going to use it.
i thought we were going to needs parts from it but the pinion nut was loose and the pinion bearing is fine.

im not sure what the cover is made out of, i think its stainless steel but my dad seems to think its aluminum.

the last picture of the axle on the bench is the axle we are using, the empty axle is the spare.








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the d30 is done.

now we just need to get a welder and a few parts/brackets from ruffstuff.






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heres more pictures, we got two of the 32's mounted today and put everything in my truck to take to my dads house.

im stuck with the 16's till we get the other mastercraft m/t because i sold my old a/t's to a guy from greatlakes4x4.









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well, i got the parts from dan at ruffstuff today, the box was a little messed up and kinda freaked me out, but everything was still in the box.

then i went to a u-pull and got some spring plates, what a freaking pita...









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well, we got everything cut off today, it only took a few hours.

tomorrow we are going to get ubolts and put the axle under the truck.








as the truck sits now.
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