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nice start! good luck with the swap! keep pics coming!
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Well I forgot my camera at the shop but I took a pic with my phone before I left. It's still in the mock up stage but it's sitting on it's own weight and at ride height. I'll post more pics tomorrow night after we get the shackle situation sorted out. I want maybe one more inch up front, at least not any lower than this anyways.
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need to post more pictures than that...lol

wish I would have had some big jack stands like that to use
They def make life easier. I woulda loved to be on the hoist but I can't tie up his hoist the guys still gotta make a living. But it's better than nothing lol
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DAMN SON. You work quick lol

So just steering, driveshaft, pinion, and kinks?
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DAMN SON. You work quick lol

So just steering, driveshaft, pinion, and kinks?
Sorta lol. Shackles are gonna get worked out tomorrow because me and my buddy can't totally agree on how we're gonna make it work. But he's the expert so I'm pretty sure were gonna do things his way lol. Then ya it's just making the steering work and getting all the kinks sorted out. Sending the hanger to get powder coated on monday (I'll get it back by Monday afternoon) then fully weld it up and then I get to try driving it prob on Tuesday assuming we keep up our pace.
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damm looking great! nice ride hight!
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Looks good! Need more pics. Anymore progress ?
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Damn man, great looking truck! Love the 06+ front with a SAS.
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thanks guys. the trucks been done for a bit now but i havent been able to drive it. its getting towed to the exhaust shop to have my exhaust rerouted. its all a result of how i did my shackles sleeved in the frame. its works awesome the way we did it however. we ended up running a 6 1/2" shackle and breaking apart the leaf pack and re arcing it and also re drilled the main leaf to moved the axle (cant remember if we moved it forward or back rite now lol) i had to get a new pitman arm also but couldnt get the one i wanted so i ended up with a flat arm like outdoorsman and had to notch the frame like he did also but it all worked out in the end. i have hundreds of photos of the build but its all on the girlfriends camera and my laptops never there when i need to upload the pics but hopefully tomorrow i can update this thread with the rest of my build pics. the only shots i have now are from my phone the night we flexed the truck out on the hoist. i still had about 2" of travle left in the shock on the compressed side and the spring was almost totally flat. the only thing thats stopping from getting more flex now is i need to get a new high steer arm that is a little shorter and has more rise to it to clear the passenger leaf pack. more pics soon an more info on how the build went!

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now that looks sweet!
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Looks great brother!
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Awesome I can't wait to get started on my SAS
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That's what's up!! Can't wait to see more pics of your setup.
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nice but need to see the build pics! i wanna see how u set everything up!
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sweet another 06 L2 SAS
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looks good.

ya those ranchos really know how to flex.

i love mine.
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Bad freakin @ss ranger!

Keep up the good work, thats one sick truck you got there.
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weres the build pics!!!!
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ok, my apologies for the long overdue pics. now is the first time ive had my computer and camera in the same place and had time to upload all the pics. unfortunately i stopped taking pictures just after we re-arched the springs. so tomorrow during the day im gonna snap a bunch new pictures of the finished product up close that shows in greater detail how i got the job done. other than that, once i picked my truck up from the brake shop i got to drive it away for the first time and it works incredible. i didnt think it was possible for a sas truck to ride better than my superlift but it drives so smooth it blows my superlift out of the water. we re drilled the main leaf to bring the axle an inch back and make it almost equal each way. the axle is aprx 2.5" forward from the stock position i have some pretty crappy angles on my intermediate shaft but its still working within its limits (just barely) so id like to find a fix for that but in the mean time everything is working perfectly.

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i put some 40" boggers up beside my truck for gigles. obv wouldnt run a tire that but it would look bad *** lol.
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not all the pictures are in order but i plan to take plenty of detailed pictures of everything tomorrow. after drivving the **** out of the truck for a couple days my front settled 3/4" of an inch so id like to see it come up an inch to eliminate some of the rake. for the rear i used some toyota leafs. its a huge pack but its crazy flexy and smooth. i had to move my shackle hangers forward 1.5" because the leafs are a bit shorter, however the shackles could come forward a bit more if the leafs dont settle any more. i still would like to a-frame the rear shocks in the near future but id also like to get some fox shocks for the rear too. the fox up front are prob the meain reason it rides so nice so id like to get a pair for the rear to mach.
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That's sick man
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NICE !
I just started reading the postings, wow is all I can say, leaf springs, need to know how the overall pkg works.

Everything looks good, great job, wish I had a shop local to me for this stuff… and a friend too !

Why did you choose the leaf route, just asking ?
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nice work, that truck looks amazing. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to get the SAS done?
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Looks great buddy!

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nice work, that truck looks amazing. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to get the SAS done?
A lot. I would estimate between 3k and 4k. I spent about 4500 on mine. Seems that is about average for the TTB trucks. I know his is IFS, so it could be a little more, but if he was good buddy's with the fab shop owner, he could get the labor prices for cheap.
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nice work, that truck looks amazing. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost you to get the SAS done?
thank you. and i honestly stopped keeping track of how much i spent after about $2000. all i know is that in the last two days before i got it back it cost me $1100 in tow bills, exhaust and break shop. but at that point i was ready to sell a kidney so i could just get my truck back on the road lol. but if i had to guess i spent around $4000 in total. i could have kept the price down in allot of areas but things like the fox shox cost allot and my high steer arm is 100% custom built and cost me almost $300... there was cheaper options out there but this guy was local and is renown for his work.
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NICE !
I just started reading the postings, wow is all I can say, leaf springs, need to know how the overall pkg works.

Everything looks good, great job, wish I had a shop local to me for this stuff… and a friend too !

Why did you choose the leaf route, just asking ?
i did leafs because they are a little easier to set up and get the truck back on the road quicker. i knew that my buddy who owns the shop can re work any leaf pack to make it ride and flex like a dream (been making springs for 20 years or something) between that and the overall cost of the project i went this route. i do plan to link it in the future and perhaps do something along the lines of wat zabeard has done. not totally sure what i want out of the truck yet but this is a definite start in the rite path :)
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