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Rangerluc's SAS. OFFICIAL THREAD

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Rangerluc's SAS. OFFICIAL THREAD

figure i would start an official build thread.
ok so im using a d44 out of a 71 bronco, its completley re-built from hub to hub with cromolly 31 splie shafts and an aussie locker. im using my 8.8 for the rear and thats got a lock right locker in it. running 36/12.5/15 super swamper tsl radials. i got 5" lift springs from marlin crawler and i am using chevy 63" rear leafs. i got a toyota steering box and my shaft is from an early toyota pickup, just had to lengthen it and it works perfectly. and im waiting on my new pitman arm that is just a tit flatter and wont have that joint in it because im using hiems. high steer on the pass. side, and once i get the money i will buy ram assist. on to the pics, this is how she is sitting right now. the front is all done except for tie rod and drag link. then i will start the rear this coming sunday. let me know what you think. sorry for the crappy quality of the pics, there off my camera phone
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nice! another sas... damit.....

looking good but get a real camara ASAP!

looks tall!
 
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looking good so far! when do you plan to drive it?
 
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Nice! Can't wait to see better pics.
 
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looks good man -- great start..

does that yota box look funny at the end where the steering shaft goes into it? looks like its extended or something? or it might just be me
 
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thanks guys! zack-i plan on driving it hopefully in 2 weeks. and then i need to save up a couple more bucks for my new manual t-case and ill just have a front driveshaft built.
evan-yes, i cut the shaft in half and extended it with dom tubing and welded her back together. you cant really see cuz of the ****ty pics but it has a slip yoke on the shaft so it has room to move in and out. i guess that doesnt explain it that well lol so ill snap some more pics of it this weekend when i work on her
 
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looks good. all you SAS guys are lucky SOBs
 
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Originally Posted by ranger4.0 View Post
looks good. all you SAS guys are lucky SOBs
you may say that lol. but i worked all summer, 50 hour weeks and still am coming up a little short on cash. i make 11/hour cash so this is pretty damn expensive. i didnt realize how much it was gunna cost me lmao but its sooooooooooooooooooo worth it!!

and kind of an update-i leave for basic training for the air force in a few weeks, im going pararescue. so while im gone i have a shortened dana60 for the rear lined up with a guy. its just the housing so hes going to put 35 spline shafts in it and do disc brakes. and ill either put an aussie locker or maybe a selectable. idk yet
 
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nice, Do Work!
 
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mmmmmmmm grade 8 bolts, and new high steer arm!

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lol i was reading the last post and when it said "new high steer arm" i burst out laughing... cause i thought he meant his arm in the pic!!! lol i retard today
 
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just wodering how much you going to spend on this build?
 
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any updates?
 
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Originally Posted by emericax21 View Post
just wodering how much you going to spend on this build?
im about 2600 into it right now and still have to buy shocks, rear driveshaft lengthened, t-case, and front driveshaft. but as for 2 wheel, i will be driving around until i get the money for the t-case
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any updates?
yessir, no pics but ya lol. rear leafs are in, going to be fabbing up new shackles tmrw and then i will be bending up some tube for the shock hoops
 
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update

got her sittin on all 4's today

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looks good but I demand better pics :)
 
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Originally Posted by HighRollerII View Post
looks good but I demand better pics :)
me sorry lol. i dont have a camera so my camera phone has to work for now. once its completley done, ill get some pics of it at the local ORV park
 
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Icon4 ITS DONE!!!!

got done with it last night at 4 a.m. well i guess this morning lol. im driving it on the street right now but with no power steering. i still need to figure out how in the hell to get the high pressure hose off the pump so i can get a fitting crimped on. any ideas? ill get pics up soon of the truck
 
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I love the height you are running. I want that for sure when I do mine. Not too tall. Probably on 35s though for me.

You officially need to update your sig :)
 
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Nice, my truck looks exactly the same as yours, color and model and blah blah.


Did you have any guides on how to build the steering? I want to SAS this spring and am thinking of using a D30 from a Cherokee. Although I'd of course prefer an EBronco D44. How much was the original cost of your axle and why the heck did you convert it from coils to leafs? From other peoples past experience springs are very easy to set up on the EB D44 swap to Ranger.
 
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Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger View Post
Nice, my truck looks exactly the same as yours, color and model and blah blah.


Did you have any guides on how to build the steering? I want to SAS this spring and am thinking of using a D30 from a Cherokee. Although I'd of course prefer an EBronco D44. How much was the original cost of your axle and why the heck did you convert it from coils to leafs? From other peoples past experience springs are very easy to set up on the EB D44 swap to Ranger.
time wise it was cheaper and easier to set up leafs. im building my truck in stages. it went from stock, to a/ts with locker, then to SAS with dual lockers, now the next phase is 3 and 4 link coilover suspension
and ya ur not gunna want a d30.
 
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Yah if I can score the proper D44 I will go that route but the D30 will do what I need. I don't really offroad my truck, more interested in the look (as lame as that sounds). I'm looking for an DB D44..
 
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Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger View Post
Yah if I can score the proper D44 I will go that route but the D30 will do what I need. I don't really offroad my truck, more interested in the look (as lame as that sounds). I'm looking for an DB D44..
trust me youll offorad it once u make it into a trail rig lol
 
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trust me youll offorad it once u make it into a trail rig lol

I just don't like the IFS, it's feeling unreliable. My town in Alaska doesn't have anywhere to offroad( I live between a mountain and the ocean). But I'll look more into finding a D44. I'm not sure which ones other than the EB are good to go with an SAS
 
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Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger View Post
I just don't like the IFS, it's feeling unreliable. My town in Alaska doesn't have anywhere to offroad( I live between a mountain and the ocean). But I'll look more into finding a D44. I'm not sure which ones other than the EB are good to go with an SAS
you can get a 44 out of a jeep cherokee as well
 

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