Axel wrap ... Bad!!!

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Black mamba, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Like the post says lol, I knew this was a problem when I did my SL. But it DESTROYED my pinion seal and not to mention the crazy looks I get when putting my truck into drive ... What would be a cheap way to eliminate this and save my pinion !? I lOoked at roadmaster active suspension but there not exactly "cheap" Any suggestions ?
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  3. OP
    Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Could this be my truck telling me it's time for expo leafs and shackles ?
  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    What exactly is it doing? I have a pinion seal leaker but no noise. Just the angle of the drive shaft doing it?
  5. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

  6. camodown

    camodown Member

    I have james duff bars, no problems

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  7. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    We wants them!
  8. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    :thumbsup: Glad I could be of service!
  9. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    traction bars like the others said. you could get the james duff ones or make some custom ones with a heim at each end for a bit more flex and some stronger parts.
  10. OP
    Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    I think the James duff are the way to go, seeing as I drive the truck once a week now lol
  11. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster New Member

    I want a set of the duff ones...but the 300 dollar ones just cuz they look cooler
  12. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    DITCH the double block GARBAGE. Keep the 2.5, but add a Belltech 6400 shackle and a short AAL. Those two will replace that SL block and give the same ride height. I saw 1.5" lift from each. OR....get expo leafs and shackle for a better ride and same ride height. Don't forget new U-bolts 'cause the SL's are crazy long.

    The Duff baby bars will work fine for what they are....but I find, I still hop pretty crazy. Gotta love a manual and a locker. lol. Don't get me wrong, the Duff Bars everyone gets are great units and do a decent job, but with the weaker spring rate Expos for softer ride, the leaves don't help with the pinion pivoting . Ever since the Expo install, I've removed the bars 'cause I ran out of U-bolt threads. I've got the Duff long arm bars from a BII I hope to adapt to my Ranger, but will likely never get around to it. I'll probably fab a bar with a shackle and heim instead.

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