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i am gonna be starting my sas on my 01 edge 2wd here in a few months i plan on doing leaf springs, this is gonna be my first time doing this so im looking for all the help i can get on what parts to start gathering up now from brackets to steering and so on, ive got a d44 and 9 inch out of a 79 f150 already. I would also like to know what are the most common problems people have been runnin into. any and all help would be greatly appreciated
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problems? Its time consuming and cutting out all the ifs takes a while..other than that, if you have most of it all listed and written down.....its not as bad.

make urself a checklist of parts to buy and things to do..
thats what has helped me alot. otherwise theres tons i would have forgotten. What leafs you plan on runnin?
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My biggest issue was steering. I'm not sure how most guys running leafs got the Toyota factory pitman arm to clear when flexed out. In my case the frame had to be notched and a flat pitman arm ordered. No clearance issues anymore. Also on the passenger side the frame was notched for the draglink so I could get some good flex without things hitting.
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My biggest issue was steering. I'm not sure how most guys running leafs got the Toyota factory pitman arm to clear when flexed out. In my case the frame had to be notched and a flat pitman arm ordered. No clearance issues anymore. Also on the passenger side the frame was notched for the draglink so I could get some good flex without things hitting.
sky drop pitman arm did it for me.
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I wasn't sure if their drop pitman would work so I played it safe with their flat. I knew that one would work!
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im not sure of the leaves im gonna be using yet, i wanna get atleast 10 inches of lift with good flex. im in iraq right now so i been havin my girlfriend back home runnin around and her dad is gonna do some measurements of the frame for, you wouldnt happen top still have that checklist stangboi would you? and did you go with the drop down pitman arms for syteering clearance?
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make it easy like i did, and use a torch to cut the ifs brackets off, and a 7" grinder to grind it smooth, i literally have like 2.5 hours in to prepping the who frame. thats it.. its easy.. sawzalls are too damn much work :fing:
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yeah thyats pretty much what i planned on doing.
does anyone have any suggestions on what leaf springs to use in the rear to where i can get roughly 8-10 inches of lift
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ok so a buddy of mine who is going to help me out convinced me to go with coil overs on the front does anyone have any suggestions as to where i can find ones that will give me the 8-10 inch lift im looking for
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im not sure of the leaves im gonna be using yet, i wanna get atleast 10 inches of lift with good flex. im in iraq right now so i been havin my girlfriend back home runnin around and her dad is gonna do some measurements of the frame for, you wouldnt happen top still have that checklist stangboi would you? and did you go with the drop down pitman arms for syteering clearance?
measurements of......?
and ya...so i knew it would clear. I didnt wanna have to notch my frame
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nevermind the measurements, i was gonna get the measurements between the mounts of where i would put the springs on the front ut i just decided to go with coilover on the front
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