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So i am starting with my stock 89 Ranger, 2.9l v6 supercab.
It is my daily driver so while I am building it so that I can run trails and have fun it sort of has to stay practical.

so far I have bought skyjacker leveling coils, new shocks, and add a leafs new
and found at garage sales or craigslist a roll/ light bar, cb radio and antenna, skid plates, tow hooks, a new stereo and lights.

part of my " to do" pile


my goal is to get it all together as soon as i can while balancing work and school. once its all together I will prolly throw on the biggest tires i can find on craigslist that fit.

And once i get more money warn manual hubs and a lock right for the rear are in order

here is how it sits now on cl mall terrains
 
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So I started by doing the leveling coils and new shocks
took two days cause I was delayed by work and having to borrow a coil spring compressor from napa

with everything off ( taking off the old coils was a b!tch untill i realized that taking off the brake caliper allowed me to lower the axle enough to actually take the spring off)


new shocks and coil


resting on the suspension again


and on the wheels again


as it sits now


wasnt sure if i wanted to take the sway bars off or not so i drove around with em tied up.

After dryving without the sway bars i decided since i drive bout 50 miles every time i go to school i should reattach them
 
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You can make quick disconnects for the sway bar in about ten minutes for a very minimal amount of money. Best of both worlds.
 

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My neighbor was telling me about that, I think thats what i was gonna do.
 

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Twitch your truck is looking great!

My 1992 has the same flat pink paint :p
 

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Well i dunno if you guys are bored of a low budget poor college kid build but the build thread helps me pretend im accomplishing something

back springs are in and the back sits at about 2 maybe three inches higher than before, but the front only about an inch, which is kind of annoying

new suspension is amazing- makes 4 wheeling a lot more fun, alot less cringing from weird noises and bumps

the tow points dont line up w holes on the frame so ill have to either bastardarize them on their or get real ones

the cb radio and 10 buck halogins are on - both of which are great
the roll bar doesnt line up w the frame so it would only be for show so im sticking w the lock box
i lost a tire on the mojave trail but I am putting 30s on soon once i get them all collected

as it sits now


i cant wait to see it on 30s

to do
- removable pins for the sway bar
- bastardarize skid plate and tow points

then magically find money for the these:
- manual hubs
- rear locker
 
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man if you have a leveling kit on it then it should fit 31's
 

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id like to run the bigger tires but 30s are what i have

deffinetly bigger in the future though
 

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Keep it going. It's nice to see a budget build. :icon_thumby:
 

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just drug up this old thread

she is coming along

 

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