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any one have 10" leaf springs?

i wanna start gathering the sas parts....Still looking for a dana 44(harder to find than i thought) but has anyone ran 10" leaf springs on the front? would this be too big?
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do you know how tall that is? it's insanely tall. you can probably run Chevy 10" rear lift springs.
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im running 4" wranger lift leafs and my truck is spring under axle, for now.

its just as tall as a 98+ 4x4 with a bodylift and t-bar crank.

your truck would be to heavy for wranger leafs, your best bet would be something with almost the same gvw as your ranger, i want to say maybe a toyota.
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No body makes 10" toyota front springs.....
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why the hell would you want 10" lift leafs anyways, that would be wayy to big imo.

i think brentons truck is only running 2-4" lift leafs and its huge.
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yea....look at 2002Fx4's truck....he's running 6" All Pro's and shackles, and bodylift..running 38's.....and towering them. it's huge.

What do you want to run? 40's?
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his leafs are kinda.. flat..

they sagged really bad, thats why hes going to coils.
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yea i was thinkin 40's...and i would probably use chevy leaf springs..im really not worried too much about if its going to ride rough because theres no way of avoiding that unless i go with coilovers...which is doing a coilover set up much more expensive than leafs?

i saw a ranger with a dana44 front and a dana60 rear on 38's and it looked awesomee so i am just trying to figure out around what size leaf springs to use.
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6in springs max man with 10 in spring u blow on the side of the truck and it will tip over jmo
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haha well that wouldnt be good...what size tires could i get with a 6in leaf spring and 3 in bl?
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yea....look at 2002Fx4's truck....he's running 6" All Pro's and shackles, and bodylift..running 38's.....and towering them. it's huge.

What do you want to run? 40's?

this is kevins truck he took the body lift off and is running 38s his truck would be sitting a little higher if he moved his shackle hangers back 2 in thats why his springs wore out
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the idea is to keep ur center of gravity as low as possible while running as big of a tire as possible less chance of a roll over
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what size leafs are those?
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6in toyota leaves from allpro
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damn thats nice..yea good thing i checked on here before i started ordering parts cause 6 is deff good enough lol

one more question..what type of axles should i be looking for? i mean cause ive seen lots of dana 44's off of broncho's but will these work?
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i think idealy lookin for one off a 77-78 Fseris, or a jeep wagoneer.. im sure a bronco one would work fine to.. IIRC i think i read somewhere the bronco and F-seris axles are different some how.. i may be wrong tho.
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damn thats nice..yea good thing i checked on here before i started ordering parts cause 6 is deff good enough lol

one more question..what type of axles should i be looking for? i mean cause ive seen lots of dana 44's off of broncho's but will these work?

ya it will work but what type of wheeling are u gonna be doing mud? rock? fire roads?sand? what size tires what ratio u wanna run is it gonna be a dd or trail rig only and how much are u looking to spend all play key factors

theres some guys that will say dana 44s are good
imo i dont like them i wouldnt ever run them
but there guys that have and haven had any problems
i would look into a 60 but they cost $$ most of the time u can find them cheap u just gotta look for a while

or if its gonna be a straight trail rig save some money and get 2.5 ton rockwells
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ya it will work but what type of wheeling are u gonna be doing mud? rock? fire roads?sand? what size tires what ratio u wanna run is it gonna be a dd or trail rig only and how much are u looking to spend all play key factors

theres some guys that will say dana 44s are good
imo i dont like them i wouldnt ever run them
but there guys that have and haven had any problems
i would look into a 60 but they cost $$ most of the time u can find them cheap u just gotta look for a while

or if its gonna be a straight trail rig save some money and get 2.5 ton rockwells
yeah im looking to have it as my daily driver and do a little mud every now and then. i dont wanna spend too toooo much on it but im not that worried about it. i mean the rcd kit is 2300 and a sas will be stronger and custom to how i want it
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