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Isn't there that other one still too? Trailmaster I think it's called? I was going to look at a double lifted ranger with that kit on it, but I didn't like the kit at all so I didn't.
Yeah but no one runs that for the same reason, its a garbage kit. It uses like ball joints re-locaters or something like that.
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Old 12-22-2008
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their "warranty" program was junk anyways.


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They do make SAS kits but they are all for leafs. I have yet to see any for coils. That is a good thought though. That would be cool if they did do it.
yea? who makes a sas kit for rangers?

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with 35's they arnt that low on the ground RCD still had those stability bars and they where junk ask anyone that has smacked them...

Remember Jared's all bent up...
i smacked mine a few times. but unlike the torsion bars if you mangle one or rip it off its no big deal.

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i just liked the coil overs lol...but i dont think 35s fit with the superlift anyway thats not what this thread is about....im just curious as to why the stopped selling it
you can still get coil overs, and retrofit it..
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glad i sold mine i loved the kit but sas like D. said is the way to go!
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well that sure helps me decide to do the SAS instead of the IFS swap in my truck
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Well that sucks guess its time for everyone to get long travel suspensions lol.
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Old 12-23-2008
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The problem with SAS for me and probably others is that I don't have the time, space, knowledge or welding skills to do it. Also I don't want to be messing adjusting crap all the time because the ride is crap at certain speeds or something.

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Old 12-23-2008
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This is lame! i dont understand what is so hard about just keeping the kit available... even if its a special order type of deal. Oh well.

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I don't understand how they can sell a product with a warranty and then void it just because they want to.
Magnuson-Moss Warranty act. check it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson-Moss_Warranty_Act
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I don't think they want to spend the time/resources making a kit that doesn't sell as well as others. If they did keep it and only did special order I bet the cost would be ridiculous.
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I think some one might start developing a SAS conversion kit. Honestly.. its the BEST way to go. I believe one could be developed and marketed for less then what the inferior RCD kit offers.

RCD might have seen a once plentiful market go to such a move. SAS conversions used to be very few and far in-between.. their common now. Most of the engineering behind them is done by ' common people ' whom don't own huge fab shops. Beard did his in his garage, Griggs in his driveway..
Wasnt there a company that made an SAS conversion kit for the 93-97 Rangers??
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YA, I wanna see the link for the company that makes a SAS kit for Rangers.
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Any of these kits will work. But it is still going to be a lot of fab work.

http://www.trail-gear.com/sas.html
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I don't think they want to spend the time/resources making a kit that doesn't sell as well as others. If they did keep it and only did special order I bet the cost would be ridiculous.
maybe if the kit wasnt so damn expensive they would have sold a lot more. seriously what other truck cost that much to lift 5 inches.
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maybe if the kit wasnt so damn expensive they would have sold a lot more. seriously what other truck cost that much to lift 5 inches.
seriously.......
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Any of these kits will work. But it is still going to be a lot of fab work.

http://www.trail-gear.com/sas.html
OR, you do some simple research, and buy it all instead of buying a kit that your going to have to heavily modify.

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Wasnt there a company that made an SAS conversion kit for the 93-97 Rangers??
its almost a bolt on swap depending on the axle you use.
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but i dont think 35s fit with the superlift anyway
Super lift + B/L= 36x13.5's

http://www.setstr8.com/ Has a SAS for the ranger. I know these guys were great to work with when we lifted my Buddy's '97 F-150. He bought thier 1st SAS kit for the 97+. They also lift you on coils!

more on this later

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That Fabritech kit is junk.

No one will make a SAS kit for our trucks, because of one thing.... liability.

Weak junk frame, retro steering shaft, rack and pinion steering.
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you can do a straight axle with a rack and pinion..

its scary as hell looking but i saw a SAS'd explorer on ebay with a modified R&P.. they claimed it was better than the "big crappy truck steering boxes"
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Zach I didn't know how good it was for the rangers. Really don't know much about how good they are in general know a days. I know what they gave us back in like 00 or 01 when we did that was great. The truck was also a street crawler though. 39.5 boggers and like 15 or 18" of lift.
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what are you talking about?
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what are you talking about?
The fabritech SAS kit.

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I know what they gave us back in like 00 or 01 when we did that was great. The truck was also a street crawler though. 39.5 boggers and like 15 or 18" of lift.
A '97 150 we lifted eons ago
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we were talking about rangers.. and he brought in the F-150

Zach's reasoning was the weak ranger frame.. again, F-150s have bigger frames.. Lets see, 97... TTB.. TTB means Steering box, and I'm not sure what the newer trucks have but i think they still have a steering box?
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I'm not sure what the newer trucks have but i think they still have a steering box?
I'm pretty sure 04-08 F-150's have rack & pinion steering.
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well yea, but like 98-99 ish, i was just under one today.. i wanna say it had R&P
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