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Old 03-08-2009
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Chronicals of Opti's SAS

No more TTB for me, chewed up a new set of tires in like 5,000 miles. out it goes!

plans include: (bold denotes parts i have)
- 79 Dana 44 HP
- 79 coil buckets
- F250/F350 upper shock mounts
- 4" lift coils, 70s
- Stock 79 radius arms
- F-350 steering
- Bilstien 5100 shocks
- TTB rotors, wheel bearings and hubs
- 79 radius arm brackets back cut 22*
- T-bird calipers appropiate banjo bolts
- Brake pads
- TTB extended brake lines
- Remote mount PS cooler
- Bushings (trac bar, radius arm, caster)
- Ball joints
- Spindle bearing kit
- Inner axle seal
- Coil retainer
- Spring clips
- Radius arm nuts

i got my axle today, it came from a 79 F-150 Ranger. Paid $120 for the axle end to end (rotors, calipers, steering, trac bar, coils, etc...), radius arms, radius arm brackets and coil towers. thats $120 for EVERYTHING, cut out and loaded into my F-350. smokin deal if u ask me.

pictures: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...n/Axle%20swap/

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sweet but extend those radius arms to get more flex
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not interested in the whole wheelin/flexin aspect more so the control and handling. its my DD and occassional trail rig (just chuggin along). after riding in my friends SAS'd 96 it was 10x nicer than the TTB.
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Rxtending your radius arms shoulld affect any ride and handling issues (If I am wrong, tell me lol). IMO even if you are not going to be wheeling it daily, you might as well do things right the first timre. It saves you alot of trouble in the end.

What are you going to do for the rear end? Are you keeping the rear axle and running spacers/adapters?
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right on dude. I have that same axle in my garage cept from a bronco
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Wait a minute, this isnt for a ranger...its for my 93 F-150.
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**** lol, I saw TTB and I automaticly thought ranger haha, that and it is on a ranger website lol

good luck though and this thread truly is worthless without pics, even if it is just the crap laying around
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check the first post
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i knew f150 since i saw you signature a while ago
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added more pictures. got about 1/2 the axle torn down today. gunna place an order on JBG soon for some parts (ball joints, misc. hardware, lift coils).

ill get the rest torn apart wednesday evening and start the cleaning/rebuild portion.
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added more pics from last night, got the axle all torn down. gears look to be in good shape, no play in the bearings and the pinion is nice and tight. the u-joints are like new (still shiney) so im leaving them go. ordered some more parts (brake calipers, brake pads, bushings, spindle bearings, inner axle seals). gunna clean some more **** up today and get organized a little more.
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ok got most of the parts, gotta get some pictures of the axle all torn down and of the parts.

after i get this done, maybe sarahs ranger will be next :-D
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