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AJE Ranger K-Member Who's Done It!?



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What's your impression of the qa1 singles so far?
Great. Lot of adjustment. I have them all at 8 out of 16 clicks right now and its stiff but nothing crazy.
 

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Here's how the strut spacers should be oriented. Now the spacer on the bottom could go anywhere but to have the maximum amount of drop you'll want it on bottom. Plus the top nut will clear the MC, but just barely.
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Hey guys! I have been following this thread for about 2-3 months now and wanted to say ill be joining the AJE gang very soon! As of about 10 min ago ( with the help of looking at all of the examples in the thread XD ) I purchased my own kit! I have a 1990 Single Cab long bed thats getting a bored/stroked 351w (408) with some twin 80mm turbos from VS racing. A T56 Magnum from RPM Transmissons and haven't fully decided yet but leaning towards a 9in Rear end so im not replacing 8.8 parts all the time. Looking forward to posting my progress and gaining some new knowledge as I go, maybe even making some new friends.
 

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Hey guys! I have been following this thread for about 2-3 months now and wanted to say ill be joining the AJE gang very soon! As of about 10 min ago ( with the help of looking at all of the examples in the thread XD ) I purchased my own kit! I have a 1990 Single Cab long bed thats getting a bored/stroked 351w (408) with some twin 80mm turbos from VS racing. A T56 Magnum from RPM Transmissons and haven't fully decided yet but leaning towards a 9in Rear end so im not replacing 8.8 parts all the time. Looking forward to posting my progress and gaining some new knowledge as I go, maybe even making some new friends.
whats your plans with the truck when done?
 

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whats your plans with the truck when done?
Little bit of everything. Maybe take it the strip on a weekends, cruise to a car show on Sunday morning, and catch some rolls on the way home.
 

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8.8 is plenty strong. What kind of power are you shooting for? A narrowed explorer axle to make it centered would be perfect. I didn’t center mine and my 18x10.5 et 22 with 295s poke a good amount. Should have narrowed to simplify things. I’ll be adding flares eventually to get the stance I’m after. What kind of time frame are you anticipating?
 

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8.8 is plenty strong. What kind of power are you shooting for? A narrowed explorer axle to make it centered would be perfect. I didn’t center mine and my 18x10.5 et 22 with 295s poke a good amount. Should have narrowed to simplify things. I’ll be adding flares eventually to get the stance I’m after. What kind of time frame are you anticipating?
750-850 to the tires, motor should be safe for 1000 but that may only ever be on a dyno and maybe a track. Had a guy who did a similar swap say price for price he would have done a mild 9in but who knows with these supply/demand issues. I have a personal goal of Aug 26th but unless all parts show up on time and I have no issues I’m not sure it’ll be 100% by then at least have a motor in and the new front end so I can start it and feel accomplished 😂
 

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Having also followed this thread for way too long, I too am joining the AJE ranger swap gang. I've got a 93' Ranger Ext Cab short bed that I'll be doing the AJE swap in. Ordered a built 351W stroked to 427 from Woody over at fordstrokers. Should be arriving in the next 2-3 months. I'll probably be starting the project in the next two months or so, once I clear out some room in the garage to begin tearing my truck down. Got lots of parts sitting in boxes until then. T56 Magnum, Tilton flywheel/clutch, Baer front brakes, & much more. Getting excited seeing all this new activity on the thread, I had to let everyone know I'm here too! Mostly going to be a street truck, but going to make sure it's got plenty in it for when it's time to put my foot down. Can't wait to see everyone's builds.
 

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Also I thought I spent way too much money on my build but it sounds like you guys have me beat.
 

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Also I thought I spent way too much money on my build but it sounds like you guys have me beat.
And neither of us have installed anything yet :LOL:

Motor Specs for anyone who's interested, it was just a shade over $10k 🤑
427 Liberator Dart Longblock
Dart SHP 351W Machined Block
RPM 4340 Forged Steel 4.00 Crankshaft
RPM 4340 Forged Steel H Beam Connecting Rods 6.200
With ARP 2000 Rod Bolts
Wiseco 2618 Forged Pistons (32cc, TFS) 4.125
Wiseco GFX Ring Package - turbo
Clevite 77 H Main Bearings
Clevite 77 H Rod Bearings
Dart Coated Cam Bearings
Screw in Oil Galley Plugs
Fel Pro Rear Main Seal
ARP Main Studs
Freeze Plugs
FordStrokers Custom HYD Roller Billet Camshaft
ARP Cam Bolt
Cam Retainer Plate
SA Gear Billet Timing Chain w/Torrington Bearing
Fuel Pump Eccentric, if using a mechanical fuel pump
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge 205 11R Cylinder Heads
66cc = 9.3
Morel Hyd Roller Link Bar Lifters 5323
4130 Chromemoly .080 Wall 1 Piece Formed End
Pushrods
Trick Flow Roller Rocker Arms 1.6 7/16th
Fel Pro MLS 1134 Head Gaskets
ARP 1/2' Head Studs

Rear Sump Package
Melling Select High Volume Oil Pump 10833
ARP Oil Pump Bolts
Moroso Oil Pump Pick up - 24532
ARP Billet Oil Pumpshaft
Fel Pro 1 Piece Oil Pan Gasket
Moroso 7qt Oil Pan - 20520
> -10AN RETURN ON EACH SIDE
Mr. Gasket Oil Pan Bolts
Timing Chain Cover
Fel Pro Timing Chain Cover Gasket
 

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And neither of us have installed anything yet :LOL:

Motor Specs for anyone who's interested, it was just a shade over $10k 🤑
427 Liberator Dart Longblock
Dart SHP 351W Machined Block
RPM 4340 Forged Steel 4.00 Crankshaft
RPM 4340 Forged Steel H Beam Connecting Rods 6.200
With ARP 2000 Rod Bolts
Wiseco 2618 Forged Pistons (32cc, TFS) 4.125
Wiseco GFX Ring Package - turbo
Clevite 77 H Main Bearings
Clevite 77 H Rod Bearings
Dart Coated Cam Bearings
Screw in Oil Galley Plugs
Fel Pro Rear Main Seal
ARP Main Studs
Freeze Plugs
FordStrokers Custom HYD Roller Billet Camshaft
ARP Cam Bolt
Cam Retainer Plate
SA Gear Billet Timing Chain w/Torrington Bearing
Fuel Pump Eccentric, if using a mechanical fuel pump
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge 205 11R Cylinder Heads
66cc = 9.3
Morel Hyd Roller Link Bar Lifters 5323
4130 Chromemoly .080 Wall 1 Piece Formed End
Pushrods
Trick Flow Roller Rocker Arms 1.6 7/16th
Fel Pro MLS 1134 Head Gaskets
ARP 1/2' Head Studs

Rear Sump Package
Melling Select High Volume Oil Pump 10833
ARP Oil Pump Bolts
Moroso Oil Pump Pick up - 24532
ARP Billet Oil Pumpshaft
Fel Pro 1 Piece Oil Pan Gasket
Moroso 7qt Oil Pan - 20520
> -10AN RETURN ON EACH SIDE
Mr. Gasket Oil Pan Bolts
Timing Chain Cover
Fel Pro Timing Chain Cover Gasket

things gonna be a fucking unit man! who are you doing your T56 through? was thinking about RPM they brand new units for about 4700 Lvl6 package. (1000wrtq) all though my build might not see that much but one or two times on a dyno maybe a track but its mainly just gonna be a fun toy to have. The next build will be abused XD
 

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