Looks to me like the hoop is split. Front half is butted into a 90* tube which has a washer welded on the end of it. Then there is the ball of the dampers upper mount. Then another short tube with a washer welded on one end and the rear part of the hoop butted into it, also at a 90*.
So in the direction of the greatest force vector the hoop has a hinge, i.e the damper's mounting bolt. On top of that, it has two 90* turns in it immediately adjacent to the hinge point which will put a huge bending load on the upper damper mount's bolt. The upper control arm also has issues.
I see a LOT of work there w/o quite enough of an understanding of load paths and stress raisers. Overall it looks OK, but I would caution the driver to NOT hammer on it.
I don't intend to rip on the project or be mean, but there are some issues there that need redoing. Like I said, I see a lot of work done there. Major credit is due just for tackling such a project.
I used to swerve around my halucinations, now I drive right thru them.
From what I understand, ford makes a ranger edge, that is just two wheel drive. The difference between the edge and the regular two wheel drive, is the frame. The Edge is on a four wheel drive frame. If you look at the regular 2wd frame, it has a wierd bulge right at the front wheel. So this truck in the picture was a 4wd truck, that was basically made into an edge, because the guy screwed the 4wd, and some other stuff, up. Hence the 4x4 edge. Just no longer 4x
FORD MAKES AN :EDGE" RANGER...... The EDGE by Donahoe Racing has nothing to do with the system you guys are talking about on that ranger. Our EDGE is our supeduty line of suspension.... We dont build Anything anymore for any Ranger. Just thought I would fix the confusion