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Old 12-21-2010
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SAS swap?

alright i'm looking for info for a 4X4 swap and everyone talks about an SAS swap, does that make the conversion easier, o is it just a better set up, are they expensive, hard to find, or were could i get for my 89, 2.3, i know this may have been discussed already but i hate looking through threads for hours, so any info would be nice and i'd really appreciate it, thanks in advance for all who reply
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if you want to do a swap start reading.... in a year or two you will be ready to start gathering parts... and in the mean time buy a welder and start practicing

as far as price ull be looking at $1500+

also an 89 would be a little easier if you buy a D30 or a D44 out of an early bronco with the stock radius arms at least im pretty sure
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With a 2.3 I would swap the engine first, it will really not like big tires associated with a SAS.
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well i have a buddy that has and 85 toyota and another with a 83 toyota 4 banger trucks and they are jacked up with 35's and they really go especially the one with the 85 that has 5.29 gears i belive, and i wouldn't even go that big, the one with the 83 his engine only pulls about 90 - 95 hp and stock 4.10 gears, i went off road with him and that thing did amazing
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do you guys think the axles form an 83-85 toyota four banger truck would work, since i could get them from a truck for little to nothing from a buddy of mine, and he has amazing fab skills
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no, pretty sure all yotas axles are passenger side so no. u need a drivers side axle. u better start reading threw some sas threads to get an idea of what a sas really is and what does it take to do
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IIRC, yotas are lighter trucks meaning you can run a small axle on 35's. On a ranger you will most likely need a d44 and 31 spline 8.8 if you plan on using this off road. ideally both axles should be the same width from the same truck.

70's 80's f150 will be a good source for those, well it will be a d44 and a 9 inch.

As far as the 2.3 goes I am unaware of a 4wd trans tcase combo for that engine. You really need to research on using that engine with 4wd. IMHO, carbed 302 from the same f150 will be a better choice.

Read up, its a long and painful road of planning.
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yeah there should be a 4X4 2.3 ranger i mean thats what you would think. but yeah i do have alot of reaearch ahead of me.keep coming with the input guys and thank you
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