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Sas In A Day!!!

well boys its on like donky kong 2 of my buddies are in the process of lifting there trucks more a f150 on 35 and a chevy 2500 on 38's so i gotta be bigger of course so i think its time we got a big truck show comin up so i am goin to do it and not tell anyone and show up with my truck i gotta fit at least 38's i am goin to shoot for 40's i am pickin up my axle gears and leafs tomorrow if i can get off work early i am goin to try and do it in one day! i got 5 of the best techs to help me so lets here what u guys think and some tips
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good luck is all I have to say
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I want pics or i call b.s.
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workin like crazy..be careful any mistakes done come up..

and pics are always good
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PICS!!! Good luck.
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your nuts. and you will regret it. take your time.

I can see you getting it done in 2-3 days. IF you work on it hard. But you will be workin out the bugs for a week atleast.
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Yea, I thought I could get mine done in 3 days. It turned into about almost 2 weeks.

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I dont think thats physically possible to totally install a SAS in one day. If you do it then S**t im calling you to instyall mine!
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With 6 guys I would think it would be possible. You'd definitely need a good plan going in, but either way, should be sweet to see it when its done. Good luck man.
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Good luck! I want to see it when its done!
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For us less-technically inclined people, what is SAS?
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For us less-technically inclined people, what is SAS?
Solid axle swap....
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good luck!!!
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i will go ahead and call BS on this 1.......6 people will do nothing but get in each others way.......

i could see you doing it on a TTB Ranger in a day, but now the SLA Rangers.....there is WAY too much work that you need to do to get it safe enough to drive.......you have to completely redo the steering....and if that geometry is off, then you can't drive it........
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i say go for it nick, im moving back to parma for good on sunday, so if you need any help let me know.
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ok heres whats goin on i messd up truck show is in 2 weeks not this weekend so i have some what time but to have it driviable is goin to be hard and i am think some of the little parts i need are gointo be hard to get quick around here cause all we have is 4wheel parts and a small place hmh i know i can order online and that but u know how that gos never the right parts or takes 2 long to get em
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haha, 1 day, thats great.

This isint anything you just slap on like a suspension lift, where everything is pre-cut and angles are already determined for you. I would allow at least a week after you get all of your parts.

Good luck none the less.
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2 days, no problem. Give yourself at least a week to work out bugs.

If these guys have done it before, it shoudl be no problem. Hardest part is steering!!!
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you will always be dickin around with it no matter what..it wil never be perfect..
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yay we can sas my truck as well while were doing it
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the only tips that I have for you are take your time, and sit down and actually plan out and write down your plan of attack. If its on paper, and you have gone over it in your head over and over, the better chance that you wont forget anything, or less rather. But anyhow, good uck and take lots of pics cause ya know we all want to see this truck come together!!
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i dunno if it can happen but what day you doing it? ill stop by
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I recommend you break it into parts.

Day 1: Remove stock suspension, grind rails flat like they need to be.

Day 2: attach a leaf sprung suspension. It'll take work blah blah.

Day 3: Take it to a place to do your steering. If possible It'd need to be somehow preplanned that they were ready.

BUT, if you really want to get it done quickly.

Day 1: Remove stock suspension

Day 2: Swap on Early Bronco dana 44 with coil buckets and leaf springs, install Early bronco steering.


But otherwise, everyone is right, the hardest part is making sure you have all the parts and tools.
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One day huh.. I tried installing a tachometer in one day... Ended up taking 2 days.. and it never worked..

Point is, If you get it done in a day great! If not I hope you have set some extra time.

Dont rush. THis isn't simple. After just reading a tad on this, it still boggles my mind.

Good luck and keep us posted. Pics are great too.
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Murphy's law says that it'll take you twice as long and cost three times as much as you're anticipating. Good luck brother!
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