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alright..finally biting the bullet and starting my sas

i have a low pinion dana 30 out of a jeep tj..it curently has 3.73 with no axle shafts or hubs..got it for 25 bucks...not complaining

plans are cut all the coil crap off and get leaf plates welded on..with shock towers mounted to the ubolt plates.. i have to have a custom tracbar mount made cuz the current one is on the coil mount...gay...

i plan on putting 4.56 gears in it...along with a 31 spline 8.8 with 4.56 out of a full size bronco...still have debates about the rear...

hoping on 6 inches of lift and getting 37 inch military OZ's

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the dana 30..goin to get a nice diff cover


as im typing this im taking a break from cutting the coil stuff out


gotta get shafts, hubs, steering rack with TRE's , leafs, and a steering box..

kinda new to the solid axle world so if im missing anything im sure i can ask around
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Good luck man, looks like a lot of work ahead
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coils > leafs :)
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so my only problem right now is figuring out my steering rack setup. im guessing ill have to do a high steer setup?
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progress on night one..found out i need to do the bearings inside it..oh well

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so my only problem right now is figuring out my steering rack setup. im guessing ill have to do a high steer setup?
that would be the best option.
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i rea up and basically im doing a YJ spring over setup..they use high steer..now i gota find a jeep with high steer by me and just look it over a thousand times
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i rea up and basically im doing a YJ spring over setup..they use high steer..now i gota find a jeep with high steer by me and just look it over a thousand times
you'll need high steer knuckles. summit sells them. heres a picture of a dana 44 with the reid racing summit knuckles (hydro steering btw). I don't really like that steering setup IMO though.

I don't think you can use y link steering with those stock knuckles on leaf springs.

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I don't think a million toyotas with hysteer could be wrong... I know mine wasnt.


Also scott, rethink your tires. Those are massively heavy and are very difficult to balance out.
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yeah lot easier if you go high steer.and good luck! keep posted!
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Nice start!
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should be fun, i plan to do the same setup with my ranger, but 4.10's instead.....i might just buy an entire jeep!
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I don't think a million toyotas with hysteer could be wrong... I know mine wasnt.


Also scott, rethink your tires. Those are massively heavy and are very difficult to balance out.
x2 on the tires. way to big and heavy for a d30.
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got a fairly decent set of hubs today..pickin up shafts from a guy in easton pa next saturday
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some more questions

1. is there a specific year for the yota steeing box?

2. how should i go about making sure the leaf perches on the axle will be centered to my frame and have it square on the axle?
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Nice I had two YJ D30's I just scraped
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your gonna want an ifs steering box off a pick up, 86-92.
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as for the springs, get them hung and bolted down first. then loosely bolt the springs to the axle with the perches just tight enough to slide and spin the axle. match the distance from the center pin on the spring a spot on a knuckle, then match it on the other side.

while your there, use an angle finder to get the degree of the flange on your tcase, then match the same degree on the flange on the axle. then carefully tack the perches and remove the axle from the springs. weld slowly because you can warp the axle and permanently ruin your housing.
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