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98+ SAS with JD components

Ok so here it is, After reading about someones bolt on SAS with JD components on a <97 ranger it occurred to me why cant this be done with a 98+ ranger. Yeah you are gonna have to take a lot of measurements and work it a little differently but whats so different about it. The steering will need worked but if you look at a stripped down IFS frame you have tons of room for coil buckets on there and a track bar mount. Then radius arm mounts are no big deal. Am I missing something here??
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98+ rack and pinion

<98 steering box
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98+ rack and pinion

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The same thing Ryan told you in the other thread.
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anything could be done with enough work but you would have to do alot of fab work to get it to "bolt on"
and that defeats the purpose of a bolt on kit, if your going to have to do alot of fab work anyway
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I think everyone is missing what Im saying, I dont expect it to be bolt on and whatnot, I just wanna know why I couldnt use those parts?

For steering id run a yota box. oddly enough Ive already got one
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If you have to do that much fab work anyway it is a waste to buy a bolt on kit and then do a ton of fab work. Just build your own "kit" and do it that way. But if you want to waste the money then go for it.
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I think he is wanting to use the duff "packaged parts" so he doesn't have to worry about buying things seperately and having to hunt down different stuff. If its conveniently located on a site it makes it that much easier on the buyer. It will require work regardless if you use a bolt on kit or not, just some will have a little less than others
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bigandrw has what im saying down pat. Id rather spend some cash and have it all here at once then try to hunt stuff down. Its nice to get the coil buckets, track bar mount, coils, and a lot of the hardware (whether I use it or not) all at one time
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Then buy it and start fabbing. Worst case you have some extra parts laying around. Or not enough but then you just have to do a little hunting like everyone else.

Personally I would but a cheap TTB Ranger to turn into a trailtruck and use the kit on that.
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Yeah this is just a lot of speculation. I need to find the axle first. Who woulda thought Id have an 8 lug dana 60, 8 lug dana 44HD and a sterling 10.25 rear laying around but no dana 44 5 lugs lol
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Throw those damn one tons under there. It'll be alright
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Haha its a dually axle. It would be way to wide
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Run the sterling and get some moser 8 lug shafts for it
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thats kinda over kill for 31s, I have that setup on my diesels and with 37s they dont break anything
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SAS and 31s would be a joke. 35s minimum.
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SAS and 31s would be a joke. 35s minimum.
Some times kevin, folks use what they have till it runs out.

:threadjack: I got a box today for your 8.8 stuff dood ill have it your way tomorrow
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I dont want an off road rig or anything crazy like that. Ive got a dedicated trail rig already. I just really want rid of stupid unit bearings, stupid cv style axle shafts, stupid rack and pinion steering, and stupid PVHs. I would only lift the truck like 2 inches total if I did it, just enough to flex and not hit the crossmember with the diff.
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You won't be doing a SAS on a 98+ without removing the engine crossmember.
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:threadjack: I got a box today for your 8.8 stuff dood ill have it your way tomorrow


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You won't be doing a SAS on a 98+ without removing the engine crossmember.
Yeah, that's the problem I'm having with SASing my coil spring Ranger. Right now I'm looking at frame swapping for a 4x4 conversion instead of SASing simply because of the front cross member. Between the engine cross member that the LCAs mount to and the stupid integrated coil buckets there isn't room for anything under there.
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You won't be doing a SAS on a 98+ without removing the engine crossmember.
this is information im looking for, So either lift it to the sky so clear it or Im gonna have to go on diet in that area?
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Pretty sure you could get away with a body lift
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to clear the engine crossmember? I can envision in my head what he is talking about but I dont see how a body lift would help?
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Haha nevermind. Im thinking of something else man.
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haha its cool. I think more than the engine cross member being cut he is talking about the girdle for the front diff and whatnot. Though it may be one with engine cross member its not actual engine support. At least thats what Im gathering from the quick look I took at it
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Yea. I know its kind of off topic, but instead of using the duff coils, you can get some easy and quick lift with a set of v10 f250 coils. Fairly cheap and all you need are the factory coils
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