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Old 11-23-2009
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possible SAS

so i have been wanting to lift my truck, and after research im thinkin the ifs has to go.... oh darn...

im concidering the sas because i get to get rid of all the ifs crap, and get the desired hight i want.

so heres what im thinkin...
D44 off a waggy
Waggy springs
toyota steering box
possible histeer knucks
expo 8.8
4.88 gears
35's-37's probly mtrs or x terains
bilstien 5150 shocks on all corners
braided brake lines

im gonna try and start collecting parts asap. but with holiday season here who knows... ut maybe i can swing parts from santa...hohoho
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Sounds like you know what you need... now get it and put it together!!!
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Old 11-23-2009
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hellz yeah, i'd be up for helpin ya out, plus shane, and cory have experence in a SAS
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loose the x-terrains. the worst tire that pro comp ever made by far.

I'd go with BFG KM2s (I love mine), Mickey Thompson MTZs, or the new kevlar mtrs.
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I got a waggy D44 for ya. (see PM)

There's a REALLLLY awesome hose shop up in Portland with really really good priced stainless lines.

Few buddy's have had X-terrains and they hate 'em. too soft(wear out fast) and not all too good for snow, mud, and rocks compared to other tires(like KM2's or MT/R's)
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xterrains. loved em and hated em. they sucked on the road. wore very quickly. but im not gonna lie, offroad they weren't bad. probably about where my MTR's were.

but if you can get KM2's do it!
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i like that the new mtrs have kevlar but they are probly quite hevier...and ugly as an sts or dune grappler... i know irocs now have a non direcional but thats not what im lookin for. km2's they would be ok, but i dont dig there super high price. i suppose ill tackle that one once im there...all i can say is you know i wont be runnin toyo's! at least not on my ranger....car is a different story
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KM2's are the cheapest of almost any tire of the same size. My example are 35x12.50R15's all priced at SummitRacing.

KM2 : $180
Baja Claw : $240
MTZ : $235
Cepek Mud countrys : $230
Kevlar MT/R : $270 (OUTCH! I wish they still made the old style MTR...then things tear it up!)

priced at 4wp...
Xterrains : $240
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hmm... well the last time i looked at thoose they were spendy, but also hard to find. if thats the case if i cant find an older mtr in the size i need then i have a winner
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on my work truck i had xterrains i loved em, now i have xtreme mt's, i like the xterrains more
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i definantly wanna help out!! and i got that full width 8.8 for you. already set up for the ranger! spring perches and shock mounts welded up and ready to go with working brakes and an e-brake!!
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yahhh SAS
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get swampers, don't even mess with those ghay mud terrains
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oh daaaaaaan.....i still got that axle....

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shane i scored a high pin 44 for a smokin deal. like damn. do you have waggy springs tho
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get swampers, don't even mess with those ghay mud terrains

eff swampers
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Waggy front - 6 lug
Expo rear - 5 lug

I would recommend getting the matching rear out of the waggy or get a Rodeo rear axle (D44 w/ discs).
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eff swampers
you'll regret it
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eff d44's in the rear... Pound out your old studs in the rear shafts, weld the holes shut, grind them down smooth, then have a machine shop redrill em and your disks or drums to 6 lug. There's alot of things you can do for the rear...
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yah. do what cory said..
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Waggy front - 6 lug
Expo rear - 5 lug

I would recommend getting the matching rear out of the waggy or get a Rodeo rear axle (D44 w/ discs).
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eff d44's in the rear... Pound out your old studs in the rear shafts, weld the holes shut, grind them down smooth, then have a machine shop redrill em and your disks or drums to 6 lug. There's alot of things you can do for the rear...
or i can use the high pin Dana 44 i got and an 8.8 from carl, and use adapters for the front to put it back to 5x4.5 and keep my wheels
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just so you know tho, the real (strong) 5 to 6 lug adapters are very spendy. I would just do the 5x5.5 swap on the front and if you want use adapters to 5x4.5. But i would just go 5x5.5 all the way around, using adapters for just the rear. Or like cory said very simple way of getting it redrilled.
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probly gonna have the rears redrilled then.. as well as the rotors
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