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I have a 96 ford ranger i am looking to put some 35's on it i was wondering which one be better i do some off- roading so i am not wanting it to just be a concrete commando but i dont take it in any serious stuff and it still has the factory auto 4.0 V6 and also will they both bolt right up to my factory set-up
 

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save the money and swap a solid axle under it, trust me, it will well be worth it in the long run, it will perform better offroad, ride better and you will have a wider selection of aftermarket parts for upgrading the axles, trust me it will be worth it later.
 

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hey kid, where abouts in indiana are you from?
 

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i am about 35 minutes south of indy and thanks to all for all the help but how does the solid axel help me is the factory just a POS or what???
 

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you get a bazillion times better articulation and less parts and the axles are tougher and there is more parts for them.
 

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On 2005-12-05 19:08, thekid5052 wrote:
thanks to all for all the help but how does the solid axel help me is the factory just a POS or what???

YES.
 

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I have spent the last two days on the internet looking at lifts for my 94 Ranger My 91' had a 6" susp. lift and a 3" body lift and it would clear 35x12.50 very well. I ordered it throught National tire and Wheels, for a 6" susp. lift is a little over $500 and the body lift is little over $100. But after reading your post I'm going to look into the straight axle swap myself. I just need to know what axle I should be looking for. So if I could get some help on what axle will work that would be great.
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Check out therangerstation.com/ Or explorer4x4.com for sfa axle swaps. The ranger station has a crap load of pics of lifted rangers
 

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sorry had to :sorry:
 

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On 2005-12-05 20:34, DIXIEDIRT wrote:
you get a bazillion times better articulation and less parts and the axles are tougher and there is more parts for them.

A 96 will have the Dana 35 TTB which will have 297x u-joints, the same as in Dana 44s. So the only strength to be gained from going SAS (providing he finds a Dana 44) will only be in the ring and pinion. Articulation depends all on the setup, you can have a SFA that flexes worse than a properly setup TTB truck.

:roll: SAS is not the answer to everything, nor does everyone need one.
 
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