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new sas build

Hi folks, new guy here, I've read that some people have used waggy axles, and i'm wondering if someone can tell what year range i should look for, I have an 08 ranger sport, 4.0, any help is greatly appreciated
 
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1980-1981 or 1985-1992 Wagoneer. 1979 and earlier had the differential on the passenger side. 1982-1984 had a problematic vacuum disconnect that was built into the differential.

planning on going leafs? or coil/coilovers?


If leafs I have a really nice set of hardly used Alcan leafs based off a waggy pack with about 4" lift. They are shortened some to work great under the front of a ranger, and have ranger shackles mounted on them.
 
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They are good cause they are close to ranger width in a d44 but they are LP. Which kind of sucks.
 
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^Yeah what these guys said. You may have to do a cut and turn with the axle c's to get the caster right but I believe it has been done without. There is a member on here that did a waggy sas recently. I think his name is terry slaney or something like that
 
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Looks like his pictures aren't working. Trepaul86 has a really detailed build thread as well. I think it's in the thread that lists a bunch of links to different sas builds
 
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Oh should also add I beleive there was 2 different width axels. One close to a Rangers width and basically a full width. I think it had something to do if the truck had flares or not.
 
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Originally Posted by camodown View Post
Oh should also add I beleive there was 2 different width axels. One close to a Rangers width and basically a full width. I think it had something to do if the truck had flares or not.
What was the difference in the wms to wms measurement? 61" vs 65"?
 
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What was the difference in the wms to wms measurement? 61" vs 65"?
I want to say they are between 59"-60" and then 65". A Rangers axel I believe is 58"
 
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thank for the info folks, it's actually very helpful, haven't decided on spring system quite yet, but getting there.
 

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