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Its been a long time since I have been on this site.lol But I figured I would update everyone.

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no way!! you actualy did it, awesome job
 

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BAD! 8)

how's she do?
 

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Only had it out once so far. Just some little hill climbs and a few short trails, and so far so good. I hit a hole the sunk me up too my headlights and crawled out in 2wd.lol I hadnt locked in my hubs and it didnt look deep, but when I got into it it dropped off lol.
 

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that my friend is fucking bad ass there is alot you should look up on the site we have been busy while you where out plum
 

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Wow!




I'm officially jealous...
 

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That looks really good. I hope you do a write up.

Richard
 

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what are you doing with all your ttb goodies? ;)
 

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Only things left are the d35 beams complete with knuckles and dual piston calipers, and shafts. I also still have an old 3.73 pig laying in the shed.
 

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I have since swapped in the 5x5.5 rear shafts so all my wheels match.

My next mod will be a doubler. I just swapped in a new trans and clutch, and would like to see this clutch last. I had to slip my last one so much to get over some mild logs and rocks that it didnt last too long.lol 93.9:1 final crawl ratio should take care of that.lol
 

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its bad ass bro was it harder than you though it would be to swap it out
 

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It wasnt bad at all. I stripped down the axle a while back and converted it do disc brakes using F150 knuckles. I painted it and put all new bearings and seals in it as well as the wedge bushings. I dropped all the TTB stuff ot and the D44 bolted right into my extend RA brackets from the TTB, but the caster was a bit off and I wanted to push the axle forward a few more inches. It took less than 8 hrs all together to make up new RA brackets, trac bar mount, and steering linkage.
 

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thats plum-awesome! ;D
 

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the front is a d44 with f-150 knuckles and the back i think is still a 8.8
 

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t120r said:
What axles did you use?
75 Bronco Dana 44 up front with 78 F150 knuckles for disc brakes with over the knuckle steering using 3/4" rod ends and 1.5" diameter .25" wall DOM tubing.

98 Ford Explorer 31 spline 8.8 with disc brakes and L/S with custom Dutchman alloy axle shafts to get 5x5.5 bolt pattern to match the front.
 

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what about the drive shaft did you have one custom made bro
Stock Ranger front shaft still bolts right up and has plenty of slip yoke engagement. I am still running a stock one piece rear shaft from a 98+ 4x4 supercab Ranger.

But the front shaft will need extended about 6" and the rear will need to be shortened about 6" when I get the doubler in there.
 

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good to know that it works for know the drive shaft is a hard part to do on custom stuff
 

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Ah, you're a smarter man than I. The EB axle is MUCH easier to install than the '78-'78 Bronco axle. If I had my time back, I never would have went with FSB axles. What a PIA to set up.
 
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