Ok soooo i'm going to do a sas on my 97 reg cab short box b4000, and i would have liked to use a EB dana 44.... but just cant find one around where i live...
but i'm getting payed to take a jeep xj to the scrap yard , and it has a dana 30 hp that i can have ...
So i'm goimg to do a dana 30 sas for "now" and put in a rubi 44 when i find one ...
I plan on doing it on a long weekend this summer and dont want to run into any problems
because it is my dd.
So a few things i need to ask
-what i'm i going to need to start and finish this sas?
-how much lift or how big of"coils" do i need to run 35s?
-how big of shocks?
-how long should the flex lines be
-what kinda issues should i run in to?
I would like for someone that has done this swape before to give me some input!
I'm not looking for any negative input just someone that knows what there doing.
5.5 eb coils or skyjacker 8 inch Ranger coils. I ran 23 inch flex lines. the front shocks are 28 inches extended and 17 compressed. I also have 6 inch skyjacker leaf springs with bell tech 6400 shackles and the factory block to make the truck sit right. If you are running the hp dana 30 your front drive line should work. The rear drive line will need no modification.
Are you doing radius arms, 3 or 4 link? The jeep axle will have mounts for a 4 link with panhard. But that will be the most time consuming and costly setup. They make radius arm kits for.xj's that will bolt up to the axle no problem with heims at the back. That would probably be the easiest route.
Ok so everything is ordered !! Just waiting on the 6 " long arm, got everything else !
-6.5 RC xj long arm
-4:56 gears and master rebuild kits front and rear
-Hp Dana 30 and new carrier
-USA alloy cromo axles with manual locking hub convection for the front
-31 spline ford 8.8 with rear disc
-tire Grover ... To grove my swampers
- my 36" tsls
-The cross over steering from Rugged ridge
- And the few odds and ends
So far I'm in $5000.00 with the prices of the truck ....
Ok. when i did the sas i pushed the axle like 6" ahead, but when i got my alignment they moved it back about 2" so it rubs a bit at full crank but i need a new alignment ... so i well push it ahead and bring it in. The back needs some trimming to, but not much