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The "DWB" SAS

Well I guess Its my turn to start one of these threads. I told myself I wouldnt but here I go The plan is a Leaf sprung waggy front and a explorer 8.8 out back for now. I'm going to start tearing my truck down after the August dunes trip. So for now its just been a parts collecting mission. I got almost everything I need so not too many things left before I can get to work late summer. I got most the parts in a group buy from a local jeep guy who was building a wagoneer axle but plans changed, So i picked the parts up for a sweet deal. I'll Have more updates during the summer as I throw the axles together and then tear down my truck.

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- 90 Wagoneer D44
- 99 Explorer 8.8
- 4-runner Steering Box
- Chevy Flat-top knuckles (milled and drilled)
- Hi-Steer arms
- 5-lug swap parts for the waggy axle
- 2 New calipers and pads
- All bearings and seals (still need 2 gear install kits)
- Currie D44 axles (long and short) stock stubs for now
- 4.88 Genuine Gear for D44
- Quick-loc for the 44
- Warn Premium hubs
- Jey's custom Alcan Springs
- Trail gear shock Hoops
- Some half tread 36" Iroks


Here are a few pics I've taken so far:

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after taking apart the axles, but before total clean up.

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this is going to be interesting...
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Damn you Andy.
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Damn you Andy.
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Sooooo I guess he is going to be the first purple SAS?
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Can't wait to see this...
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HEY! Watch it Mr. Enterlastnamehere!
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Sooooo uhhh....I've got the same axle sitting in my backyard....that I bought for my sas...hmm...


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Andy....will this be a 6month endevour like the 5.0? (lol...just givin' ya a hard time). And is that a shaved steppie gate I see?
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yeah thats my old shaved gate(needs some re-work). maybe sell it eventually though.

Well this will need to be done within a couple weeks as Its a daily for me, but I have a motorcycle and my sisters car to use I think when shes in Iraq. So it should be done alot quicker than my 5.0 yes lol.
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HEY! Watch it Mr. Enterlastnamehere!
heh heh heh heh.

Well you go my subscription. A 5.0, SAS, Manual Tcase, it will be the ultimate purple truck.

Ahh just givin you a hard time. I am really jealous.
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yea yea.. its purple green and blue together , how bout that!
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Can't wait to see this done man!
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Can't wait to see this done man!
me either! hah
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subscribed. Good luck on it man.
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im jealous!
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good luck!

id link the thing, but i guess you have most of the parts for that leaf spring setup.
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yea its for sure not the greatest setup, but its a starting point. And one I can afford right now. But I'm sure I'll change it down the road.
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lol subscribed... this gon be a hell of a truck!

id love to have the ***** to sas my truck. good luck!
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Roberto, I'm sure most of us would kill for your truck here in the states with a SFA on it.... SAS diesel lifted ranger... Now that's what we on RF call ideal lol
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that a drivers drop or passenger? or with the 5.0 did you get a passenger drop?

looks like it will be a good build and set it at a nice ride height man..
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Andy, I like your pinion jack stand for the D44...

I just now noticed it's passenger side drop too WTF! lol
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Passenger drop axles were from Wagoneers in the 1970's up until 79' I believe was the last year. After that everything was driver drop. I just picked up a D44 front axle from a 1987 Wagoneer (Driver drop) . You might want to find the BOM and look it up and see exactly what you year have. It took me a good solid hour trying to scrape grease and crap to finally find it.
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