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Easy and SAS really shouldn't be put in the same sentence.
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Easy and SAS really shouldn't be put in the same sentence.
NOT TRUE!! if the truck is a 4x4 pre 1997 with TTB!!! then it actually is REALLY EASY! 2 days of work!
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The guy I met, he's a member on TRS said it only took him a couple days, once he got the measurements he said it was pretty simply
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Easy and SAS really shouldn't be put in the same sentence.
ok let me reword that, a dana 30 would be not as hard.

take it from me, DONT us a dana 44 out of a f150 that has the wedge stile axle. being this tall, caster will be biting you in the *** the whole build. find a nice dana 44 hp out of a 78-79 f250.

also, if you want to do this right, dont be planning on starting this build for quite sometime. i spent a whole year researching and planning before i even wanted to attempt this.
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NOT TRUE!! if the truck is a 4x4 pre 1997 with TTB!!! then it actually is REALLY EASY! 2 days of work!
Alright Mr. Exception lol. Its easy if you know what your doing, yes. But for the normal weekend warrior that just knows how to bolt on suspension lifts in his garage I don't think it will be as easy as some people make it out to be.
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wait hold everything, your truck is 2wd? maybe you should turn it into a 4x4 first.
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Alright Mr. Exception lol. Its easy if you know what your doing, yes. But for the normal weekend warrior that just knows how to bolt on suspension lifts in his garage I don't think it will be as easy as some people make it out to be.
hahaha your right! especially for the 98+ IFS trucks.. however when my TTB broke, i myself was just a weekend warrior and had very limited knowledge on what a SAS was, i spent about 2 days reading non stop and then bought an axle and through it under the truck! i learned the most by just doing the swap, trying things out and figuring out what works and what doesn't.. i'm on my 3rd tracbar setup and it finally almost works the way i want it.. i think that a SAS is only complex until you see it in real life and understand how simple a live axle setup is compared to IFS..
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im not planing on doin it for awhile just wondering how to do it so i can get a general idea on which direction i want to go with the truck. wear would i find IFS 4x4 tho?
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Hey DangerRanger1, here's a link for you start reading up! Have fun! lol

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f37/so...hreads-105259/
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maybe i should sell the truck and just get an 05 Powerstroke 4x4 lol
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Since your truck is 2wd xlt it has coils up front and a funky *** frame because of it. The frame is nothing like the 4x4 and 2wd Edge trucks. IMO you're gonna have hell doing a SAS on that thing if you go any route other than leafs.
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well on the "easy" part i think i lucked out by only having to copy what another guy already had on his truck lol
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well like i said before, im not going to do it anytime soon if i do it all.
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keep your truck as a dd and buy a 93-97 4wd truck to sas
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yea theres a 94 4.0L around the corner from my house, with a straight axle already! just need to beef it up a bit lol
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yea theres a 94 4.0L around the corner from my house, with a straight axle already! just need to beef it up a bit lol
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trust me if i had $2500 it would be sittin in my driveway right now lol
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trust me if i had $2500 it would be sittin in my driveway right now lol
TAKE A LOAN AND BUY THAT $#!T !!!!!!!!! You'll spend more than that on parts alone, but quite possibly more depending how you do it.
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i already have a loan out on my truck right now and im not gettin into debt lol
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i already have a loan out on my truck right now and im not gettin into debt lol
Honestly you should just stick with what you got for now. A lifted 2WD can do decent wheeling, not mudholes and rock walls, but small stuff, just havin fun.

Pay off your current truck, then decide what you want to do
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the d30 swap and a any axle and leaves swap are going to be the easiest. the trend i have noticed is people getting bogged down with steering stuff. Razorsedge has a good project log oh his d30 swap( i know alot think its a junk axle and i mostly agree but if its a mall crawler and maybe some lighter stuff it will be ok, and is a good platform to start with). research research research. you will change your mind several times and possibly have your vehicle down for quite some time. the best way to aproch this is to map out your needs/wants, colect and clean/rebuild parts, get alterante transportation lined up, and get a good place to work and dive it.
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Yea that's what I was thinkin Justin, I now a few good mud spots wher my buddies 2wd cruises right threw, so I should be able to make it through 2
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the d30 swap and a any axle and leaves swap are going to be the easiest. the trend i have noticed is people getting bogged down with steering stuff. Razorsedge has a good project log oh his d30 swap( i know alot think its a junk axle and i mostly agree but if its a mall crawler and maybe some lighter stuff it will be ok, and is a good platform to start with). research research research. you will change your mind several times and possibly have your vehicle down for quite some time. the best way to aproch this is to map out your needs/wants, colect and clean/rebuild parts, get alterante transportation lined up, and get a good place to work and dive it.
great advice i know i have changed my mind about 4 times now.
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yea theres a 94 4.0L around the corner from my house, with a straight axle already! just need to beef it up a bit lol
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