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2WD Jeep SAS Into a Ranger?

Has anyone ever done this? I have a buddy with a Cherokee Sport that has the 2WD solid axle and was wondering if it would somehow be the same measurements or close. Just an idea. Any input would be appreciated.
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front axle or rear axle off the jeep?
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2wd jeeps have a dummy straight axle... there was a long HEATED thread about this aready... first why.... if your gonna spend your time doing an sas just get a d30 if anything and throw it underneath...
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I'm gonna guess it's the front axle. Thinkin about it, you could do the swap, get the amount of lift you want, and later on down the road since you already got the setup you could just switch it over to 4x4. But that's all IF it would work. What model/year jeep is it?
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been done, and seen it... so um ya.. can be done
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the cherokee 2wd and 4wd susp setup are the same i saw it on extreme 4x4
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rob dont know hes an idiot. hahaha walk over man.
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Yes the front axle. It would be out of like the earlier Jeep Cherokees that were sports. The reason I would not do a D30 is because I dont want to convert to 4WD. I was just wondering if it would go in with little modification since i have the TTB suspension. Are they close to the same measurements? Thanks for the info guys.
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You know you can put in a 4wd axle without a driveshaft right? It totally ='s 2wd.
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I know I can put a D30 under there but was just wondering. Would this save wieght? Might be a better option for 2WD.
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Why do you want to stay 2wd if you have that '97 Honda Accord for mileage?
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less complexity, less weight. if you wanna do it, go for it. no different than any other SAS.
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less complexity, less weight. if you wanna do it, go for it. no different than any other SAS.

yeah, since its a dummy axle, theres less moving parts compared to a d30
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I understand the less moving parts. I just don't understand why he would want to go through the work of putting an axle underneath (fake or real) of it, but not want to make four wheel drive an available option. He never mentioned why he did not want to have 4wd.
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The reason for not having 4WD is I dont want to have to deal with it to tell you the truth. This gives me a solid axle but I wont get the "hey why do you a front 4WD axle with no driveshaft?" comments.
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Alright, I was just curious, but what about four wheel drive don't you want to have to deal with?
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Wouldn't a spindle lift do the same thi0ng and be cheaper and less hassle?
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Wouldn't a spindle lift do the same thi0ng and be cheaper and less hassle?
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i have the TTB suspension. Are they close to the same measurements?
no spindle lift there.

i think it would look badarse. id do sas with a dummy axel.....and then later on if i wanted too i can go 4wd.
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