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    Looks good. It amazes me the difference wheels and tires make on a buggy.
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    Yup. I did not get all my wiring done. I installed the wiper kit though. Which meant removing the PAC-80 and circuit breaker and fuse box as I installed them exactly where the washer fluid goes. So that took way more time than I had scheduled. I did get all the switches installed, they just don't have the accessories attached. The constant battle between playing in the mud and, not working on a muddy Ranger. So here's the original. (Essentially, from my father in laws ranger, but same thing)

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    And here's the final (for now of course)

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    I really wanted red Contura x's but OTRATTW only has a limited selection and in blue. I called. Supposedly they've got some customs in the works but after waiting two months I said screw it. Needing room for everything I decided to relocate the drive selection closer to the gear shift. I actually use it quite a bit depending on terrain, load and conditions so I kinda like it there. It also gets the odd-man-out orange out of the mix. Since I'm using smaller wattage LEDs I only used one circuit for the front lights and one for the rock, rear facing and dome lights. Rock and rear installed just not going to the switches yet. And haven't decided on domes because I keep thinking about the headliner for noise but the new tires would cover it in mud.

    I also had the shop install the A arms, HD tie rods and axles. Well, even though I told them the tie rods would need some machining they did not do it. Here's the result. Drivers side as straight and square as I can eyeball it.

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    Not bad, but here's what the passenger side looks like.

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    May not look like much but boy howdy, get that Ranger up to 15+ MPH and it is one squirrelly ride for sure. I'll have to fix that next time, following Todd's directions of course. Hmmmm what else. New A arms totally unadjusted my brakes so I'll have to fix that too. Some rubbing still but nothing crazy, I think it's the bumper. Love being able to hit rocks and logs without so much concern for puncture. They's some heavy tires but I think I like em. For those who are curious, no, they do not clean out very well.

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    It was some really soaked ground and this stuff was pretty sticky. Definitely have to add some mud blockers and a full skid to keep the grime out. Also, Discount Tire direct made me buy a security set of lugs to fit the wheels. Said the stocks won't fit. Not true. I know there some discussion on here about proper lug fittment so here some photos.

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    Both are tapered. The stock have a little more meat on the tapered edge. The "security" lugs weren't even the right size so there's that. Fortunately the stock ones fits with the method's without problems.
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    Woohoo. Looks great!
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    Thanks! Now, exactly how much do I need to grind off of those tie rods?
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    There is no set amount.
    The inner heim threads into the rack. If you tighten it down real good and it is not articulating along the same axis as the arms swing then you are required to tighten it more or loosen it. Tightening more might not be bad, but it also might not be enough. Loosening it is automatically bad. The threads need to be bound up or it will wobble. Things that wobble wear. When the thing that is wearing is your steering, eventually you are going to have a bad day
    I also ground the jam nuts thinner to get the right amount of toe. But they might have adjusted the length since I bought mine. Although it looks like you do have some toe-in. That means the tie rods need to be shorter. If they are all the way short its time to thin the jam nuts a bit.

    So I would check to make sure the inner heim is tight on the rack. I only had to tinker with the passenger side. Amazingly the driver side was perfect after getting it maybe a bit too tight.
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    What are the things between the heated seat switches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsalljake View Post
    And haven't decided on domes because I keep thinking about the headliner for noise but the new tires would cover it in mud.
    The headliner cleans really nice. I don't get too much crap on my headliner with my 1/2 doors and tires that tuck in pretty well under the fender.


    New A arms totally unadjusted my brakes so I'll have to fix that too
    . Can you elaborate? Your brakes should be exactly the same.
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    Between the seat heat switches are the USB charge ports and the homelink garage door opener. I have one automatic gate and a garage door and it's a pain every time I forget the opener, so why not mount it to the Ranger?!? Not sure when I'll be up there next but I'll have a go at thinning the jamb nuts. Need a proper vice up there. Fortunately I've got some spares in the shop. Not sure what the deal is with the brakes. Maybe just bigger heavier tires. But I doubt it. The pawltector is not grabbing the way it used to. Pretty sure the shop misadjusted them somehow. Hoping the half doors help but I'll likely need some sort of fender extension as well, hate to be in the back seat after that last ride. Unless you like the taste of mud. Which, I don't terribly mind, when I'm grinning.
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    Looks great - saw that homelink in your dash right away - been looking at blowing some Christmas $'s on that. Not needed - but sure is cool. I just don't have a spot to put it in my dash!

    The washer tank does create issues under the hood for all the new electrical. bummer you had to move it twice.
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    Do the brakes feel weaker? If so that was my experience as well after installing 30" tires. Quite a bit more force is required for the same deceleration. Which makes sense to me at least. The arm and axle installs don't require anything more than removing the calipers from the hubs. Nothing with the lines and no adjustments. I am not a brake expert, but my mind's eye tells me there are no adjustments in the entire system. To other experts, aren't fluid level, having no air in the lines, and brake pad thickness the only variables?
    It's possible they got confused, disconnected a line, and didn't bleed the air out... But that seems remote to me.
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