Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Redneck_ranger, Mar 3, 2012.
so youre keeping the truck now?
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Yeah, my mom said it's either the truck stays or I go. So considering I need the funding for college, yeah. It's gotta stay, unfortunately.
Brad, I love you lol (no homo). Now I know where to start. Thanks man
then why do you want to spend the money for a SAS...
Because I need to dump $600 into the front, and I won't be able to sell it till after college anyways. So I might as well go ahead and spend some extra money to save it in the long run.
your truck is gonna be out of commision for a good bit as im sure you know
Yeah, I'm doing it in the summer so I can use the dakota more often. Might even have a work truck to bring home too if I get the job I'm aiming for.
another thing you have to consider...do you have a place you can do it? judging from your pics you dont have a driveway or garage
If you say my house, I am getting a restraining order....
My buddy's garage I can do it at, my girlfriend's dad's uncle owns a local successful garage, her gram has a garage, my mechanic might let me do it in back of his...etc. I do have a few places.
ah ok...theres a lot of things you have to consider...and before you even start make sure you have all of the parts you need there and be prepared for some SNAFUs
Yeah, I'm planning on it. This will probably be happening later on in the summer when I have the money saved up to buy everything at once.
Oh and Im going to warn you right now pete. It's the little stuff that adds up. If you and your buddy fabricate everything, plan on spending a MINIMUM of $5000 to get the axle set up on the front end. Dont believe me? Go do a little research over on TRS.
also R-F has a lot of SAS info
Yea. The install isnt that difficult, it's the fabrication and knowledge you need to have when doing this kind of ****. Where things need to be, what angle they need to be at, etc. If you dont know this information, I wouldnt even CONSIDER it.
I remember my first SAS, it was fun and challenging. Only thing I woulda done different is my upper track bar bracket. I bolted it on instead of welding it, and the steel tore. What a scary thing to happen when you're driving
^not to mention all the mocking up you have to do
I don't know a lot about it, but I figured it would be an excellent learning opportunity for me, and if the need be there's more than enough people around me that are more than willing to help me and explain to me what to do
^then i say scrap the idea dude...doesnt sound like a good idea
I'll explain the basics to you (as I did above) but I'm not going to hold your hand and explain everything step by step. I dont want to expect a PM every 20 minutes bc you or your buddy have a question about what grade bolt to use and if it's okay to drill holes in your frame. If you dont feel comfortable doing the research and the work yourself, by all means, do it. But from experience, I have a feeling it would be a good idea to scrap this idea and keep it like you have it, put the $600 or w/e you have into it and DRIVE it! :thumbsup:
I'll research it first and gather as much info as I can, then talk to my buddy about it before I go making a final decision. If I'm gonna be five grand into it, then it's not worth it. What's the cheapest I could do it for?
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