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Old 05-03-2007
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SAS getting further

well i bought
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GM14 bolt FF
. . - detroit lockers and 5.38 gears and install kits
39.5X13.5X16 iROC tires and AR steel wheels

this week i am regearing and locking the 14 bolt, mounting tires and moving the coil buckets out and down on the frame. putting on stock pitman arm for better drag link angle and yea that will finish off my weekend ill get pics soon.!!!
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ouch! D44 welded spiders for the front. uh....about that. NOT SUGGESTED.
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you will definatly want a selectable locker for your front end if this truck is still gonna be your DD. Even if it isnt, a welded spider isnt good. They like to go BOOM!!!!
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Jey ran a spool in the front of his truck. It can be done, but like you said it's probably not the best idea.

He's got detroits and gears for both of the axles though. The detroit will replace the carrier anyways, so he won't have any spider gears to worry about.
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if it breaks it breaks ill tos a locker in it .. it is equiped with hub fuses so hopefuly they break if not o well
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any pics yet?
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ill get some now ..
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i jacked up the truck to what hight i thought would be a good ride hight .. i think i was just a little off its gunna have to be higher for sure
nice lookin tires though i love them.

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its gunna be beefy when its done thats for sure!
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nice progress so far
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What kind of vehicle were the axles under before you got them, a Jeep? It looks like the front has a lot of misc brackets on it. Did you buy them as a pair or seperately?

If you don't mind me asking what'd you pay for them?

I've got a set of 78-79 Bronco coil buckets for sale if you need them. Also have a wristed radius arm and radius arm brackets....
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the front is a dana 44 off a 79 f250 and i got the coil buckets on it already thanks tho. i bought that one for 650 and the rear i bought is a GM 14 bolt FF off a 1981 gm 3/4 ton i got for for 80 bucks and i spent 1100 CAN $ on gears lockers and rebiuld kits for it.

this weekend i am trying to find leafs for the back from gm or chev 1/2 ton 2wd and eather get them re arched or add a leafs ... whats ur guyses take on re arching leafs?

still need to box in the frame to add leafe mounts on the bottom of the frame and find a solution to the problem that my coil buckets on my frame are to high and to far inside the truck i need to bring them out about 2" each and drop them down X "

as for radius arm i think i will end up getting some fabbed up from a local 4X4 fabrication place
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nice should look very beefy when done.

Some day I will join the SASed group. Right now I like to look at myself as a groupy.
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nice! That's the set up I'm goin with....ford 44 front and a 14bolt rear...keepin' it full size too.
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ya im lovin the full size look on the ranger ..
what size tires are ya going with Fx4wannabe01??
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did you say you paid $650 for a D44? i got mine for $40 hub to hub(after i sold 456 for $110).


what do the the 39s measure out to in real life? not what they are supposed to on paper
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did you say you paid $650 for a D44? i got mine for $40 hub to hub(after i sold 456 for $110).
that axle isnt stock IIRC, I saw the build up thread for the original vehicle it was in. And the F250 D44 is worth more then the F150 D44 since they are harder to find.

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must have missed that.. my fault
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looks good man.

btw want to sell the drivers side half shaft?
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did you say you paid $650 for a D44? i got mine for $40 hub to hub(after i sold 456 for $110).


what do the the 39s measure out to in real life? not what they are supposed to on paper
yea it was that much but it came with spare shafts and hubs, equipted with hub fuses and gear for 5.38 and ready to go

the tires (from what i can measure) i would say they are 40.25"X14 and a bit wide but thats mounted and inflated and with me measuring lol and there on a 16X10" rim
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thxs the the measurements.. im thinkin long and hard about the 39.5x13.50/15s for my next set of tires whenever that may be
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it is going to look good.......
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awesome. thats going to be beefy once she's done.
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gunna look really good..great start..

and great choice on tires (:
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Very nice!

The reason that D44 was probably so expensive is that it's an 8lug version. The parts just for an 8 lug conversion from a 6 lug could easily cost you $150-200 depending on where you get it from.
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