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SAS Conversion

I have a 2002 ranger with 35'' and want to do a solid axle on one. I plan on getting an older ranger 4x4. I want to know what yall think of the parts I picked cause this will be a one or two year project just because of money supply. I plan on sticking a v8 in it to. My goal is to put 44'' tires with just suspension.

Front end:
Dana 44 high pinion from a 1976-1979 f100/f150
5.13 gears with air locker
reid racing knuckles with high steering
9 inch skyjacker coils
stock coil buckets

I have a couple of ?

I was looking at radius arms and saw the extended ones from bcbroncos and cage ones. Which one would yall go with? Also, I saw that people use yota steering boxes, but what year do yall recommend? Also, whats a good place to get steering linkages for the steering?

Rear end:
8.8'' from explorer or if I can find one from a ranger with disc
5.13 gears with air locker

I have a couple of ?

I saw that people use the chevy spring I was wondering why, when you can just by skjacker lift springs. Cause I am planning on using skyjacker 8'' lift spings with one inch blocks for a ranger.


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If you're doin 44" tires, you're gonna need more than a exploder rear...
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Hahahaha 44's.
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haha ya if ur gunna run a 44in tire, i would go nothing under a D44 rear end thats stoutly built. both axles for that matter
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If you are planning on 44's, atleast run 60's, or rockwells. The setup your are planning right now will hanlde 37's or 39's will good throttle control. If you like replacing axel shafts on a trail every 3 ft, then use the d44/8.8 combo. I think you need to do ALOT more research before you even attempt to SAS
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I am just using it for mudding i not going to do rock crawling or anything. One guy is running 42 on here and he got a dana 44 and 8.8 (big04ranger)
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and i think he (scott) has problems i think

i got a Dana 60 for sale along with a sterling 10.50 matching 8 lug and ive got 46" military tires and im only in SC so it would be perfect..you can run 5.38 gears, and have plenty strong axles
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and i think he (scott) has problems i think

i got a Dana 60 for sale along with a sterling 10.50 matching 8 lug and ive got 46" military tires and im only in SC so it would be perfect..you can run 5.38 gears, and have plenty strong axles
So you are selling that stuff? How much?
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I would go 40's, 5.13 isn't enough gear for 44's...even with a v8 your pushing it IMO. One of the guys I know runs 44's with a v8 and 6.38 (I believe) gears in 2.5 ton axles...and his truck BOGS hard when it's churning up the goo...you don't want that. He is even thinking of going back to 40's
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So you are selling that stuff? How much?
front 60 is complete hub to hub
Rear Sterling 10.50 needs gears and calipers
tires are tires

package deal-1500
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front 60 is complete hub to hub
Rear Sterling 10.50 needs gears and calipers
tires are tires

package deal-1500
WHAT!!! Thats a good deal!
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yea that is. well guess i will have to research the dana 60 then.
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front 60 is complete hub to hub
Rear Sterling 10.50 needs gears and calipers
tires are tires

package deal-1500
Awesome deal!! What about the 60 by itself?
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here ya go 42s and body lift/SAS

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sounds like you want a FW front axle? with radius arms..?

why go FW front and leave the back narrow? get a 14bolt FF rear axle and you'll be set

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haha ya if ur gunna run a 44in tire, i would go nothing under a D44 rear end thats stoutly built. both axles for that matter
ha, D44.. i won't trust my D44 above 35/36s, maybe 37s if i get a good deal..

A d60 is the minimum for anything that big, and it better be a well built d60 to run 44s..

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front 60 is complete hub to hub
Rear Sterling 10.50 needs gears and calipers
tires are tires

package deal-1500
*pulls $1500+gas $$ out of ****
great deal, i wish i had the cash..
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Awesome deal!! What about the 60 by itself?
front 60 1000 and ill give you the rear
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haha ya if ur gunna run a 44in tire, i would go nothing under a D44 rear end thats stoutly built. both axles for that matter
Not to sound like a d**k, but an Explorer 8.8 31 spline rear end is bigger/stronger then a Dana 44 Rear end. A lot of people get that confused. The Explorer 8.8 has a ring gear diameter of 8.8 inches with 31 splines. The Dana 44 has a ring gear diameter of 8.5 inches with 30 splines.
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big04ranger do you have problems turning the 42 with the dana 44 and 8.8? do yall know if the dana 60 needs to be shorten or not?
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big04ranger do you have problems turning the 42 with the dana 44 and 8.8? do yall know if the dana 60 needs to be shorten or not?
don't narrow a 60..

if your going that tall your gonna want the wide stance for stability
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big04ranger do you have problems turning the 42 with the dana 44 and 8.8? do yall know if the dana 60 needs to be shorten or not?
not really much probs.. seems to do aight so far.. no trails yet tho, just a few random cornfields and such
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well i want to drive it on the roads so i do not want it to break the law with the tires sticking out to much
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plus if you narrow you will rub the frame with a wide tire..wider is better when you go that big
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do yall know of a place that makes a manual on how to build axle assemblies
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front 60 1000 and ill give you the rear
Hmmm....more details??

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Go with HPD60 up front and Corp14 in the rear. Both built and geared right will do you just fine.
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