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Solid axle swap in my 2000????

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Solid axle swap in my 2000????

i was wondering if anybody had ever put a solid axle in their ranger instead of the independant suspension because i have seen the four inch suspension lift for my truck and its a piece of crap, if anyone has any knowledge on if it can be done i could use the help thanks
 
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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/678949/1


This is my personal fav. I'd say its the best SAS done so far,
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/776262/2

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He used the biggest axles in the world too.

Did you search man? I have a 50+ page buildup called "solid axle swap progress thread"

In the suspension section...
 
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Originally Posted by 034x4
He used the biggest axles in the world too.

Did you search man? I have a 50+ page buildup called "solid axle swap progress thread"

In the suspension section...

Yah, cause d44s are massive axles


He did a very clean install. Not everyone needs Rockwells to offroad. Jeep axles are pretty tough anyways.

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The white Ranger with SFA is the best one i have seen with a SAS.
 
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^^ x2
 
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It's a d30 man.

A d44 is ALOT stronger than a d30.
 
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Originally Posted by 034x4
It's a d30 man.

A d44 is ALOT stronger than a d30.

d60/rockwells are even stronger buddy.


The white ranger has the best LOOKING SAS>

A VERY clean simple coil sprung axle. Doesn't matter that it is d30. One thing i've noticed is you/gildo/etc ***** about d30s, but the ranger guys aren't breaking ****. I personally wouldn't swap a d30, but I also don't see em blowing up all over. I jus like the white ranger because when i see it I dont think "holy **** thats a cluster**** of difficulty!".

Howabout I put it this way?

d44 axle > d30

White SAS ranger > others

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Boooyaaaa
 
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one thing ive learned is dont build it weak if you want to wheel.

ive seen jey's truck in person, not the white one, but i think id rather have something beefier like jey's truck.

looks dont get ya home... trust me.
 
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Seems like Jey has nothing good to say about anyones SAS except his.........
 
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Nice observation, considering, I have yet to "diss" anyone's SAS/fabwork/design. The only thing I negatively comment on is the axle.

BUT, it seems like people on this site are really fawking ignorant when it comes to how much a peice of **** a d30 really is. I KNOW for a fact my d44 will break with my 42's, thats why i'm getting rockwells.
 
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Originally Posted by resqdude
Seems like Jey has nothing good to say about anyones SAS except his.........

he doesnt even brag about his?

nothing wrong with the design of the white ranger, its just not as strong.
 
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not saying he brags its just every sas thread i read it seams he never like what someone else is doing. i dont know the guy so im not trying to put him down
 
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it might seem that way but i think he is just stressing the use of the D30, its weak.
 
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Jeys Truck is by far the best fabwork I have seen as far as SAS goes.

According to most Jeep people on varies Jeep forums a stock Jeep D30 is only good for 35's if you don't wheel and 33's if you are a hard core wheeler.
 
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Chill out guys, i just said its one of the nicest Ranger i've seen with a SFA. Who cares about what he has, its his truck...
 
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I really like the White truck
 
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Originally Posted by resqdude
I really like the White truck
Don't get me wrong I like the white truck too. Coil springs are cool.

I am just saying if i was to do a SAS which well maybe one day. I would not no way put a D30 on mine. I am not even sure I would put a D44 on mine.
 
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all i gotta say is ROCK ON JEY...lol

a SAS isnt a walk in the park..its a hard thing to tackle..$$$ too..
 
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Originally Posted by D.
how many people have done a SaS conversion?
on this site

Jey
Jessie
Ryan

i know of like 2-3 members that drive mid 90s rangers that have done it no name comes to mind tho..

so say bout 6-7
 
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I purposedly picked that white truck for looks.

It's the cleanest BEST LOOKING SAS. When I see coil sprung SAS the usual thing i think is "Holy **** i couldnt do that". I think the white ranger is a great inspiration. Makes it seem not that hard.

Coil springs, they get er done. Leaf springs don't like articulation as much as coil springs.


And I don't see why Jey keeps sayin d30s are bad, none of hte d30 rangers have blown up. i'm not puttin a d30 in myself.

Leaf sprung D30 for simplicity.

Coil sprung D30 for max articulation and a smoother ride.

Oh and I know many hard wheeled jeeps with d30s running 37s and lockers frontback. While not the smartest, they're usually not rock crawling. And too cheap to upgrade of course!

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i dont care really....all in all..if u do a SAS....i tip my hats off for ya...thankfully i already have it from the factory but to me...jey has the best beefier setup. the white one...has the "pretty boy setup" jesse and ryan...they still are not done with there so i cant comment although i have seen ryans turck in person and i like it. but there ya go theres my 2 cents
 
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Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger
Coil springs, they get er done. Leaf springs don't like articulation as much as coil springs.
My leafs flex just as good as a decent coil-setup. It's coilovers that are far superior to leafs. To get decent flex out of a coil-setup you usually drop the coil about 3-4" off of the upper bucket unless you hard mount it top and bottom, which stretches the spring out and can affect its spring-rate and longevity.
 

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