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    2006 Ford Ranger 2.3 2wd Build

    Thanks for the encouragement guys! Glad to see a few rangers out there. As a side note: the spindle snouts from the stock spindles are .030 too small to fit in the maxtrac spindles. Apparently they fit in the fabtechs though. I get the new spindles today and also got new upper control...
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    2006 Ford Ranger 2.3 2wd Build

    Yea unfortunately it is still an open diff but I do have plans to add a spartan locker. I went with the 4.56 over the original 4.10s because I live in northern Nevada at altitude and regularly travel over mountain passes to California. It will also be regularly loaded up with camping...
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    2006 Ford Ranger 2.3 2wd Build

    Later that night I installed the 2" lift shackles and monroe shocks Following that I installed the rear tires and took one picture in the morning (with painters tape still on) It was a short lived moment of joy as while driving that day both front hubs went to crap. Thinking that the hub...
  4. K

    2006 Ford Ranger 2.3 2wd Build

    That night I tried to install some MaxTrac 4" lift spindles. After an entire night of slaving away I was only able to get one side off. I picked up in the morning and found that you have to trim A LOT of the a arm to get the spindles to fit properly and be able to have the same amount of...
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    2006 Ford Ranger 2.3 2wd Build

    Thought I'd make a build thread for my ranger to hopefully give others some ideas as well potentially get some ideas of my own :) Background: This is my 5th Ranger. While of the previous four I only kept one long term, I've been around the vehicle enough to say that I know a good amount of it...
  6. K

    2006 Mazda B2300 Build Thread

    How is your power with the 4.10's and 31s? Is 5th gear useable on the highway? Or does it need to be in 4th to maintain 70mph?
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    2006 Mazda B2300 Build Thread

    One Wheel Peel You could get a mini-spool. They run around $100 and are a decent alternative to welding your spider gears. You will have a fully locked rear though.
  8. K

    2006 Mazda B2300 Build Thread

    Nice build! What kind of mpg are you getting now with the lift, tires, and shell?
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