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SAS Dreams Help!

talk me out of it.

i keep looking at my truck and think of sas.

i don't want to do a super high sas or anything, just something to run a little larger tire and have more clearance.

plus with a sfa way better than the IFS.

whats average cost of a junkyard run sas project? something simple not running huge tires or mega power on it.
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I refuse to talk you out of SAS. Do it!!

No idea on pricing, just depends on how lucky you get finding axles
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If you can do all the work your self it can be as low as a few thousand dollars. I got my axle for $250. I had it rebuilt, but it didn't need it so that can be extra $$. Then you need steering box, leafs or coils, tires, wheels, gears (front and rear), new front driveshaft. That is just the big stuff. All the little crap adds up. Then some new suspension for the rear. Go for it if you want. I've had quite a few people approach me about my truck. Most ask what kind of lift and all so far have guessed a 6" lift. My frame sits around 22" (under cab). It was around 24"-25", but my brand new front and rear leafs have been used hard and settled quite a bit.
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If you can do all the work your self it can be as low as a few thousand dollars. I got my axle for $250. I had it rebuilt, but it didn't need it so that can be extra $$. Then you need steering box, leafs or coils, tires, wheels, gears (front and rear), new front driveshaft. That is just the big stuff. All the little crap adds up. Then some new suspension for the rear. Go for it if you want. I've had quite a few people approach me about my truck. Most ask what kind of lift and all so far have guessed a 6" lift. My frame sits around 22" (under cab). It was around 24"-25", but my brand new front and rear leafs have been used hard and settled quite a bit.
ur at 22"?! damn...im at 23.5" and i wanna drop down lol...stupid fiberglass bed.

anyways, like said above, it really does depend on what kinda deals you can find. Personally if i were you, take it the way i took it....spread it out...shop till you find the best-ish deals you can find. That way you can take that time to really plan out how your going to go about it and ur not breaking the bank all at once.

i dont think anyone here is gunna talk you out of it
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you said about finding axels. would ones out of an xj work or are they not going to give a wide enough stance.
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id say basic SAS swap -- is gunna run you bout 5k thats doing it right..gears, shafts, brakes..always aim high because its the little things that catch up to you..
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3-5k??!! NO WAY! a basic SAS can be done for cheap... get and dana 30 for the front with 4.10s (200-300).. hopefully you have 4.10s in the rear.. a set of leaves from a yard (50-100). some steel to make crossmembers (50).. get a front shaft from an older expo or ranger with the dual joints (50) and a lincoln 220 stick welder (120).. then get a toyota steering box (100).. swap that **** in, and then do your steering... run the wheels and tires you have now and keep the 4.10s.. if you wanna upgrade later you can.. but its really simple.. that was only 500-600 bucks without steering that i just added up.

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Pricing will vary, just look around and price parts. You'll start getting an idea of what it will cost and what your goals are.

I'd say look at all the SAS swaps on here, then decide how big you're gonna go, then start pricing.
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alot of it gonna depend on availability, and if you want to do less in the futre.... dana 3-'s are a good start and retain alot of the same things like bolt patten and general width. if you choose to link it using the jeep stuff, it will be more in depth and time consuming dialing in the geometry. leaves will be cheaper and easeir but limiting as well, but for your needs and many others, it is a great way to go.

razorsedge and outdoorsman both have good write ups/project logs for both set ups. both of 35's but both differnt in many ways. however, both spent money wisely and had great builds. i would flip through those and see if its somthing you are up for.

razors thread
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f82/ra...ges-sas-95650/

outdoorsmans thread
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f82/sas-clifford-91309/
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3-5k??!! NO WAY! a basic SAS can be done for cheap... get and dana 30 for the front with 4.10s (200-300).. hopefully you have 4.10s in the rear.. a set of leaves from a yard (50-100). some steel to make crossmembers (50).. get a front shaft from an older expo or ranger with the dual joints (50) and a lincoln 220 stick welder (120).. then get a toyota steering box (100).. swap that **** in, and then do your steering... run the wheels and tires you have now and keep the 4.10s.. if you wanna upgrade later you can.. but its really simple.. that was only 500-600 bucks without steering that i just added up.
Honestly 500-600 bucks is pretty unrealistic for a SAS on a 98+ Ranger.
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If you SAS i get first dibs on your lift on your truck:) SAS will give you better 4wheeling ability but IF you ever sell it it may or may not make your market smaller. Id go for it:)
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Honestly 500-600 bucks is pretty unrealistic for a SAS on a 98+ Ranger.
how? that 5-6 minus steering... add it up. or am i missing something?
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