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Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal bending
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Thanks, but why do you say that,hard they hard to swap? They aren't are they?
No, sorry that you got that idea, I am not saying "Good Luck" because it will be a hard job, more of just wishing you an easy switch over.
Take your time, and "Do It Right The First Time" !
I have never done the swap, so my only concern would be in gathering of the needed parts.
Mechanically speaking, I would think if all of the bolts come out easily, and all the parts are not stuck in place, then it should be more time consuming than anything else.
Make sure to talk to someone that has done the swap, maybe 410C, another one might be "Ron", from the other Ranger Site, find out any problem areas, maybe get a parts list, replace all of the wheel bearing, seals, and if you haven't done it already, and while it is apart, check and replace the Ball Joints.
When I had my lift installed, I replace everything that not only needed to be replaced but anything that was taken apart and could be replaced. My truck, after some tweaking, ran solid and straight !
My thought is change anything that can wear, while the truck is apart... saves time and in the long run money !
How's this: " I hope your Manual Hub Conversion goes easy for you and all of the parts fit as if they were built on the truck" ! LoL... !
Get it done !
p.s. Pictures, pictures, pictures and if you get the time more pictures, and maybe a write up.
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !