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    Default 4x4 v8 ranger

    Engine: 5.0 v8
    trans: M5R2-OD

    Front susp. Dana 44 TTB
    24in travel
    3.0 King triple bypass. 16in
    2.5 King coilover 14in
    2.5 King bumpstop

    Rear Tubeworks 9in
    30in travel
    3.0 King triple bypass 18in
    2.5 King coilovers 16in
    2.5 King Bumpstops


    front susp/trans donor

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    hell yea nice build
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVP PRERUNNERS View Post
    hell yea nice build
    thanks man its been a lot of work!

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    some interior work




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    thing looks like a tank! Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FCOD View Post
    thing looks like a tank! Nice!


    she is a heavy pig but thats what makes her fly so straight. lol

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcJMWz0fZQY"]YouTube - pismo susp cam[/ame]
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    oops, I don't think that was supposed to happen. What failed first, the missing heim or a mount?
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    Truck looks tits, great build.
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    killer truck. does the 4 wheel come in handy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjeep View Post
    oops, I don't think that was supposed to happen. What failed first, the missing heim or a mount?
    umm well that was an interesting one. we had to take the 7/8 heim off to get it outa the truck, it didnt break, if you notice the duct tape on the 1 1/4 heim, thats where the problem was, the bung stripped out and the rodend pulled out. we called up our chase trucks on the sat phone they rode in 120miles to pick up the centerlink rode it back to the trailer welded it and brought it back, 26 hours later the truck as back up and running, really killed the prerun.

    Quote Originally Posted by gcd craig View Post
    killer truck. does the 4 wheel come in handy?
    yeah really nice to have, especialy cause mine can run all 24in off travel with out u-joint bind and its got a locker in the front and spooled in the back. during the baja 1000 prerun we ran almost 300miles with the truck in 4 high and didnt have a problem
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    rad! best of both worlds!
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    cool build, I watched it over on RDC.

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    simon says your trucks kicks ass. i really like it
    oh, and biggest/toughest race in USA? so you're doing the baja1K?

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    ive watched this thing on rdc as well. I love your truck, its become an inspiration for mine. V8, 4wd, LT, what more could you want for a baja prerunner?

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    hey when my motor is done we need to make a trip to the duneskis!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CVP PRERUNNERS View Post
    hey when my motor is done we need to make a trip to the duneskis!
    true dat, im getting close on the interior then want to take it out for a test. I am planning on having king shocks meet me at barstow for some susp. adjusting before i take it anywhere. but after that im down for the dunes.
    just switched the gears from its 4.11s to 4.89s see how much faster she is now. lol

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    finished switching the rear from 4.11 detroit locker over to 4.89 spool today and got some interior work done.

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    Default Nice

    This is a nice truck and looks like it rides really nice. I was wondering what transfercase are you running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f150drivingkido View Post
    This is a nice truck and looks like it rides really nice. I was wondering what transfercase are you running.
    i run the stock 5-spd manual and stock t-case out of the small block 94-f150, just had them rebuilt by anihiem gear.

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    its really to big for the truck but we designed the truck around it so it works fine. but would be hard to put into a truck that is already built

    we pullet the trans outa my sisters truck after she lent it to a friend who recked it at pismo. it had a 150k miles on the trans when we put it in my truck, and had a bad sincro. if finaly blew after 3k of prerunning. broken teeth on input splines 3rd 5th and reverse.
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    Default Oh alright

    Probably the borg 1365 or whatever It's really sweet how does the 4x4 do? Have you had to use it alot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by f150drivingkido View Post
    Probably the borg 1365 or whatever It's really sweet how does the 4x4 do? Have you had to use it alot?

    with 24in of front travel 30 rear 400hp and a 51% rear weight bias i have only needed it once, and unfortunantly it didnt work, i launched so hard i bent my beam and the hub wouldnt engage.





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    Crazy stuff...Sounds like you really drive the piss out of this thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by f150drivingkido View Post
    Crazy stuff...Sounds like you really drive the piss out of this thing

    nope it so fast it scares the crap outa me. need to learn to drive first. lol

    well i am kinda hard on the truck, but you need to push them to find out there weaknesses

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon5ay5 View Post
    with 24in of front travel 30 rear 400hp and a 51% rear weight bias i have only needed it once, and unfortunantly it didnt work, i launched so hard i bent my beam and the hub wouldnt engage.


    well i never needed to use the 4x4 any other time, once i let my mom drive it during the 500 prerun and she stuck it in the silt when she missed a downshift from 2nd to 1st. at that point i still had the auto hubs on so she just pulled back the stick and took off outa her holes got up to speed and just threw it back into 2wheel. i sure miss my auto hubs i may switch back some day.

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    pointless i know but still cool





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    So the 500 was a nice test out for the new interior, its not done yet but its a huge improvement already, because i ran with the windows open cause the ac isnt finished yet i didnt notice that much of a sound differencee, but there was a huge temperature difference i used to have super hot floors cause i have the headers and exhaust right under your feet cause they are outside the frame rail. but now the floor stays cool the whole time, i had a bottle of water sitting between the seats that i pulled outa the icechest and 1 hour later i was still cold layin on the carpet. the tool box in the back seat worked out great, easy to get into. tools stayed where they were. and the icechest was perfect... put 1 bags of ice in there friday morning and 1 saturday and sunday night when we got home there was still ice and cold drinks. the lid is not strapped down yet but it stayed in place nice. Other then the bent wheel and spindle then lossing a coil I would say im happy with the work so far.
    But now im needing to build new spindles and i keep wondering about building my own beams and spindles using uniballs instead of ball joints.

    I think this stock spindle bent to easy, i wasnt going that fast. I dont just want to replace it with another stock one.






    I got my guages in for my truck too...

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    your spindle problems are solved...

    http://www.blitzkriegoffroad.com/?ac...t&id=22&pid=65

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    Quote Originally Posted by tre5 View Post
    your spindle problems are solved...

    http://www.blitzkriegoffroad.com/?ac...t&id=22&pid=65

    yeah i have see them there cool, i was think of buildin my own like it... i have a longer steering arm then stock(which is probably why it bent so easy) so they wouldnt work anyway, but im really wanting to get rid of the ball joints completely.

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    started puttin the guages in the dash, still waiting for the 3 3/8 and 2 1/16th hole saws.


    as she went to the 500.


    back from the 500


    I have decided i am gonna be using the blitzkrieg spindles, i didnt realize that the steering tabs wern't included, so the fact that my steering arm is longer doesnt matter, and i can use my stock hubs and rotors on it, just need new brakes..if i start having hub problems i will change them out later..

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    question about harness mounts. doesnt score have a spec for the angle of the belts, as they come off the mount, and go over the shoulder? are yours in spec? those mounts look pretty low. could just be the pic, since the seats arent mounted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpceSpff View Post
    question about harness mounts. doesnt score have a spec for the angle of the belts, as they come off the mount, and go over the shoulder? are yours in spec? those mounts look pretty low. could just be the pic, since the seats arent mounted.

    I have never had seen score tech the angles of the seat belts. But i have had someone else mention that they looked too low on rdc i think.

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    When they are mounted low like that they pull your body down, not back when in an accident. They compress your spine instead of holding it to your seat back. but anyway, truck looks bitchen. v8 and 4x4 must be sweeeeeet to have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon5ay5 View Post
    I have never had seen score tech the angles of the seat belts. But i have had someone else mention that they looked too low on rdc i think.
    Well, we all know score guys can be wankers

    I dusted off my old rule book. Check section CR34. In my 2003-2006 book, there is a drawing showing the angles they should be mounted at.

    Just bringing this up because like Jebus mentioned, it could cause serious injury.
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    I've also read that if your seat is angled back a lot, it acceptable to mount your shoulder harnesses at a 90 degree angle to your torso. The other thing about mounting them low like that is that you have a lot of belt, the more belt, the more it will stretch in an accident.

    And well, I am totally not trying to sound like a jackass or internet fabricator or anything, sorry if i do

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    Quote Originally Posted by JebusTheGreat View Post

    I've also read that if your seat is angled back a lot, it acceptable to mount your shoulder harnesses at a 90 degree angle to your torso. The other thing about mounting them low like that is that you have a lot of belt, the more belt, the more it will stretch in an accident.

    And well, I am totally not trying to sound like a jackass or internet fabricator or anything, sorry if i do
    my seats are angled back a ways... and i will look into figuring out how to attach it maybe to the roll cage thew the back of the cab? its hard to find a spot to mount them with having a 3rd seat in the back, does anyone have pics of some 3 seat rangers seat belts? My big issue is the roll cage is on the outside of the cab for the rear hoop.

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