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CALLING ALL SAS GUYS HELP!!!!!!!

Im calling all sas guys with opinions..........

I have a RARE oppurtunity to get my solid axle swap done within a couple weeks before i move across country I want to get this done it involves a trade for the swap.

My concern is driving across country while towing a trailer with all my **** after i get the sas done. I trust the guy he finished a buddies truck. but i want to know if you guys would feel comfortable driving and towing across country after your first sas? It would be leaf sprung..... rear mounted FRONT shackles .....33s...... 4.88s SOA both front and rear ????????? all opinions welcome
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I don't think it would really matter if we were comfortable driving it, your the one going to be driving it. If your not comfortable doing it I wouldn't.
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Im calling all sas guys with opinions..........

I have a RARE oppurtunity to get my solid axle swap done within a couple weeks before i move across country I want to get this done it involves a trade for the swap.

My concern is driving across country while towing a trailer with all my **** after i get the sas done. I trust the guy he finished a buddies truck. but i want to know if you guys would feel comfortable driving and towing across country after your first sas? It would be leaf sprung..... rear mounted FRONT shackles .....33s...... 4.88s SOA both front and rear ????????? all opinions welcome
I'm not done with mine, but at the same time IMO it would be hard to get all the kinks out of a full blown SAS in a couple and drive it cross country unless you were really great builder. Hell... I don't think I'd be comfortable driving a lifted Ranger across country. Haha...
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Im in the process of doing a 91 ford explorer sas.........and I already did two sas on early 90's chevy blazer and s10..............There is no way in hell i would drive one of em more than two or three hours..........just kinda leary.......but they are trail riggs lol so they get towed.....you could always do it and tow it!
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if its done right using good solid parts and you have it aligned I would probably shy away from leaf springs though ask matt on here he did his that way and i think he wants to redo his as a coil over
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i dont see why it cant be done a leaf sprung truck is easier to get set up. you wont have to drive it to adjust the bars and everything the leafs will line up everything for you.
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The guys thats doing it......you said he completed another truck but was it a ranger? Rangers are a bit more difficult to do than other trucks. Also yours appears to be a coil spring truck and to this day I have not seen a late model coil ranger get SASed. IMO you'll need a lot more time than that before you try to drive it across town much less across the country.
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and knowing how my projects go i usually have to do something three times before it holds up
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