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Old April 20th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #361
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #362
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Run it Kyle. Keep it together for a year or so until you get to the point of needing tons. Btw i have another front 60 if you need it. Tie the box sides together to keep them from getting peeled off and wait till you trash the box to take it off. It will happen. Just wait.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #363
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Keep it together! Trust me it's a lot of work to cut the frame off

Your rig looks awesome!
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #364
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You are right, but I am sick of the janky crap flopping around. If anything, I am gonna tie it all together.
add some small braces out of bent 1" strapping. think of the damage as battle scars. it can afford to get alot worse before you need to get fussy about it
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Old April 21st, 2011, 09:06 PM   #365
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I wont get fussy with it.....it's already junk, I just want it to hold together. Right now it is being held together with a ratchet strap, I would like something more permanent. Besides, I need wrench time with the truck to stay sane and it seems like it would be fun to mess with since I can wheel with or without it. Work has been killing me, super busy, and lots of hours and I need something to take my mind off of it.

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Old April 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM   #366
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http://www.ranger-forums.com/album.php?albumid=514
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Old April 21st, 2011, 10:11 PM   #367
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holy smokes thats a nice ranger! why doesnt yours look like that luke?
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Old April 21st, 2011, 10:27 PM   #368
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You are right, but I am sick of the janky crap flopping around. If anything, I am gonna tie it all together.
Please don't talk about al this way!
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Old April 21st, 2011, 11:01 PM   #369
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That looks hideous. And I know a thing or two about looking hideous.

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Old April 21st, 2011, 11:08 PM   #370
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holy smokes thats a nice ranger! why doesnt yours look like that luke?
One of the best looking exo's I have seen imho.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 11:09 AM   #371
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Thats my buddy Zachs truck. He lives outside Indy and is coming up to Bundy saturday for its first shack down. I was going to be showing him around but I gotta work now.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #372
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Welp, change of plans, I am gonna sell the doubler and go automatic. I found a good deal on a C4 tranny that I can bolt my 1354 case onto, but I don't think I will need the doubler with the 5.0.

Anyone wanna buy it? $350 OBO

The new line up is gonna be a built 5.0, c4 auto and a 1354.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #373
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Just incase you didn't know, and the reason for the change of plans

Not to drag my build thread down, but I had a major accident 4/26 on my way to work. It was crazy how quick it happened. I was rolling in the fast lane going slower than normal because of the rain, about 55-60mph. I was going by someone when suddenly my ass end slid out to the passengerside(hydroplaned), I corrected to miss the car next to me and it instantly came around on me the other way, clockwise, at that point I spun over into the slow lane infront of the other car, nose to nose for a second, then I spun the rest the was around so the passengerside was leading south into the guard rail. I blacked out at that point and woke up looking at the outside of my passenger side door and some dude at my door. I rolled my window down and chatted with him till the fire truck and ambulance showed up. They used a pry bar to pop my door open and I remember thinking it was going to mess up my paint. LOL. Thy took me to the ER and started looking me over, and after a couple hours decided I had broke 2 ribs in my back, one on either side of my spine, broke part of my spine off, dislocated my right shoulder, broke my right ring finder and got 3 stitches on my right hand. Along with the other cuts and bruises I also punctured my lung a little so they kept me in the hospital overnight. Now that I am out I am dealing with insurance and crap but I am alive, what else matters?

Here are a few pictures of my car I took....all I can say is wow.








note the the hood position, lined up to the fenders ok







motor mount, tranny was hit so hard it moved the motor. Glad to see the mount failed and not the engine

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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #374
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The car is WAY worse in person.

Glad your still around buddy .
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #375
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Yes, it is. You should see it now that I took the passenger side door out.....coulda been way worse!

Thanks man! I'm glad I'm around too lol
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #376
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holy shit!! wth did you hit a hole???
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:30 AM   #377
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Holy crap! Hope ya heal up quickly!
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #378
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No, hydroplaned and spun out and hit the end of a guard rail.

Thanks! I am starting to feel better
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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #379
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Had to be scary, glad you made it!
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Holyshit thats crazy!! Glad to see you will recover! Dam shame for your car,that thing was beautiful.


As far as your drivetrain pick I can tell you its a great pick. I have a efi 5.0 in my bronco2 with a built c4 and the factory stock push button t-case. Even on 35's with 3.73 gears it will crawl over anything I have put in front of it. Both my new axles have 4.56 gears and I am questioning if I even really need to use that much gear now.
My motor is a 87 H.O. with ported heads,headers,roller rockers,stock cam,intakes,injectors,65mm TB,pulleys and I kept it speed density.Once its in 4low and hold 1st gear the power is crazy.
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