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2002FX4's SAS thread

SO to start off I thought I'd just get this thing going finally. Between working overtime at work and working on my SAS I've been pretty occupied. I have pics and they will follow shortly. I'm sure I'll still get some grief for not having them immediately though!

Anyhow. I've been at working on the swap now going on 3 weeks. I have the Ranger at a shop mostly for the location/storage issue. Jason, the shop's owner, is a really cool guy and has let me do as much of the work as possible, which is 95% of it to this point. He is really around just for the stuff that requires more skill and experience (gears, lockers; axle stuff, steering) which we havn't arrived at yet. Otherwise he's just there for the advice and guidence.

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The above is a link to Jason's shop. He's a jeep guy so this swap business is pretty simple stuff for him.

Since I don't have any pics just yet I'll update verbally. Tonight I've finally gotten to the point where the rear is mocked up: leaf hangers tacked, axle U-bolted to leafs, tires on and rear of truck is sitting on its own.

Front has the leafs/hangers in and tacked. Just mocked up the axel and will be getting U-bolts/top plates and hopefully all of the front axle to the point of the rear by Friday. Again, pics soon to follow!

By the way, for the height at the top of the rear fender.. started out at ~48". Now it sits at nearly 53"!

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Sweet! Can't wait to see pics!
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Sweet! Can't wait to see pics!

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sounds like you're making some really good progress on this...
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awesome!
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everybody is doing this now..i gotta think of somethin else to do to be original..

ill be lookin for those pics~!!!
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everybody is doing this now..i gotta think of somethin else to do to be original..

ill be lookin for those pics~!!!
I'm being original and sticking with my body lift and 33's!
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^^^ well except i am sticking with modifing the stock suspension........i have the axle and all the parts to do a SAS, but not the money.....and since i dont wheel my truck, i doubt i will ever do a SAS....
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i hope you didnt go with the SSR's like it says in your sig...
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pimpin cant wait to see pics
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i hope you didnt go with the SSR's like it says in your sig...

whats wrong with SSRs? mine have been great in the year iv had them
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whats wrong with SSRs? mine have been great in the year iv had them


i havent heard anythin bad bout em..im plannin on gettin those or claws when i get 35s
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dude i cannot wait to drive by and see it. is that red ranger at your place yours as well?
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I wanna see this
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Ditto.

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whats wrong with SSRs? mine have been great in the year iv had them
paper thin sidewalls, when put into really any harsh conditions they shred.
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i havent heard anythin bad bout em..im plannin on gettin those or claws when i get 35s
youd be better off with the a set of the trxus, but the claws are good too.
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dude i cannot wait to drive by and see it. is that red ranger at your place yours as well?
The red Ranger is my Dad's. He used to have a 3/4 ton '92 Silverado 4x4, but it was stolen. So he got the Ranger; has had it for a couple yrs now.
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Front disassembly

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Rear disassembly

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Start of mock-up

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Dana 44 loaded with goods

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Rear mock up ready for new shock set-up

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There's the new beast - sittin' on all 4's!

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New shocks: Bilstein 5150's

14" travel up front

12" travel in rear

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Cherry-picker holding front up; Jason (shop owner) on left

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Jason again, saying Hi

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Front axle w/o tires

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Full view

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That's it for now.. more to come!

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damn thats gonna look sexy.
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Lots of ' monster ' Rangers starting to develope now. Theres going to be a lot of Modified rangers on this site soon.

Good Job!
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Nice progress man.
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Peak of front fender: ~49-3/4"
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Peak of rear fender: ~48-1/4"
will these be youre finished ride height measurements?
what size is the new wheel/tire combo?


lookin good.

edit. also, what kind of rear bumpstops are those?

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looking good....keep up the work....
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Damn that looks awesome!!!
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