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Blue_Oval's D30 Leaf Spring SAS Thread

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Old 06-13-2011
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The starting model
2006 Super Cab 4x4
4.0 5 speed 8.8 4.10's
3" body lift
33" bfg at's w/ 15" soft 8s.

The add ons
Front
Dana HP 30 w/ 377 u-joints and one piece axle shafts.
Coil spring perches chopped off
Hawk performance pads
Power slot rotors
Spartan locker
4.56 motive gears
Rancho Waggy 44044 leaf springs
Sky off road S-10 SAS hanger kit
Barnes 4WD spring perches w/ u-bolts
Bilstein Shocks (not sure what series yet)
Toyota 80s 4runner steering box

Rear
4.56 motive gears
Skyjacker 6" soft ride springs

Axle has been torn down, sand blasted, and painted. New carrier, seals, ball joints and bearings. Not sure on a locker option for the rear. Pictures soon to come, im also selling all my ifs parts. ill have a thread in classified but if you want early dibs pm me.
 

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Good luck!

Also, a bit of advice, upgrade from the single piston calipers to the dual piston calipers from a Grand Cherokee. Nice upgrade and it will help with larger tires.
 
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Thanks for the heads up. Ill be running my 33's for a while. Got plenty of meat on them other than the infamous bfg dry rot
 

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Sweet, send me a pm if you need some numbers. I'm running a very similar setup. Should be fun when its done.

What is your plan of attack for high steer?

Good luck
 
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Originally Posted by Masteratarms93 View Post
Good luck!

Also, a bit of advice, upgrade from the single piston calipers to the dual piston calipers from a Grand Cherokee. Nice upgrade and it will help with larger tires.
I already have the hawk pads for a single piston Cherokee. :-(
 
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Originally Posted by 08rangerdan View Post
What is your plan of attack for high steer?
I ordered the same one you did after reading thru your endless build thread. Lol

Im still lost about the steering setup. I've been looking thru alot of explorer sas builds. Is the stock linkage really that weak?
 
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Well I have some bad news. The rentals told me if I do this sas project to my truck I have no place to live. Looks like I wont be starting until I have a place on my own. Screw sending all the parts back. They're all paid for.
 
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that sucks.... cant you do the build on another place?
 
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BUILD BACK ON!
 
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Good to hear that you got this going again! Tip on the steering for you: 99 and later WJ Grand Cherokee has a factory OTK/ crossover setup, plus the bigger brakes that you were looking for. I am currently doing the same thing to my 84 BII, so if you have any questions, I might be able to help as I have done this to several XJ Cherokees in the past.
 
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LOL AWESOME!!!! but wheres the pics?!
 
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the only picture i have is the burnout video on my profile. got a mazda for the build. 94 4.0 5 speed. i just had the rear frame redone due to rot at the rear spring hanger. have to take her in again for a patch job on the frame at the filler neck.
 
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