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What if you are doing it on a plane and constantly changing time zones you can make a day go a long time.
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Is it done yet?
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i want pic's,what no pic's???
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it took me a whole weekend to install my spindles and shackles... whenever i do my SAS im thinking its gonna take a year or so
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The only possible way I see it being able to be done is a D44 out of a EB into a 97 and older ranger. since Almost all that is needed is the trac bar bracket to be put on.
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The only possible way I see it being able to be done is a D44 out of a EB into a 97 and older ranger. since Almost all that is needed is the trac bar bracket to be put on.
whats an EB?
im interested in doing a SAS, but i need to know what axle to get.
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whats an EB?
im interested in doing a SAS, but i need to know what axle to get.

early bronco

drivers drop 44 is the ideal what the most of people are using..

but the EB is the right set up to swap fast and easy..
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early bronco

drivers drop 44 is the ideal what the most of people are using..

but the EB is the right set up to swap fast and easy..
cool, what years should i look for?
is it the right width and everything, bolt pattern etc etc.
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The only possible way I see it being able to be done is a D44 out of a EB into a 97 and older ranger. since Almost all that is needed is the trac bar bracket to be put on.


shoot, shoudnt have mentioned that swap


if you have an ibeam ranger, its a easy swap!
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cool, what years should i look for?
is it the right width and everything, bolt pattern etc etc.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...44overview.htm


1966-77 bronco

bolt pattern is 5x5.5


and its alittle wider then stock, but its the closest size
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1966-77 bronco

bolt pattern is 5x5.5


and its alittle wider then stock, but its the closest size
cool, if i do the swap, im sure i will get axles made so its 5 on 4.5

or is there something better that comes with 5 on 4.5?
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cool, if i do the swap, im sure i will get axles made so its 5 on 4.5

or is there something better that comes with 5 on 4.5?

not 100% sure but i think the closest is 4 on 5.5 which is the bronco..
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Your pretty much stuck with 5x5.5 on the front 44. You will want to upgrade your rear axle anyways. Just get a explorer 8.8 and have new shafts made with 5x5.5 pattern.
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cool, if i do the swap, im sure i will get axles made so its 5 on 4.5

or is there something better that comes with 5 on 4.5?

im like 99% sure theres no Straight axle with 5x4.5

but its easy to convert your rear axle to 5x5.5 and then just get some cragars
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I dont think those dates are right for the D44 out of a EB. the D30 front was much more common then the D44. For some reason I want to say that only 76-77 had the D44 front.
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im like 99% sure theres no Straight axle with 5x4.5

but its easy to convert your rear axle to 5x5.5 and then just get some cragars
D30
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Dana 30 from a wrangler is 5x4.5, like zabeards. Possibly the Rubicon d44 dont know about that though.
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D30


oh, i was thinking of dana44 axles only


damn, and i pulled those years out of TRS tech library, but another page of theirs says:
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The 1971-1977 Ford Bronco's are donor vehicles of choice. Their axles have similar dimensions as the Rangers, but use a 5 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern for the wheels. This is not compatible with the Ranger bolt pattern. Generally, Ranger owners also get the Ford 9-inch rear end from the Bronco to have matching axles and bolt patterns. Stay away from the 1965 - 1970 Broncos. They have a Dana 30 that's only good for boat anchors.
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Can a Dana30 be upgraded (chromo shafts and linkage) to work like a 44. There is a spare 30 that I could use. What would be needed? Inquiring minds would like to know...

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Does anyone have any insight on using a Dana30 for a SAS? I was told it's not as good as a Dana44 but with the right upgrades (chromo shaft and linkage) it can be just as strong. Inquiring minds would like to know...
Problem is those upgrades are going to cost you about 1500 or more. you could buy a D60 and more for that.
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76/77 EB dana 44s had disc brakes.. 70-75 were drum
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I'm new to all of this and don't really know what all is entitled to a SAS. I am in the market of setting up my rig (2003 XLT 4x4) and have been looking into the Superlift and RCD suspension lifts. I really want to go larger than 33's, but have been told that 35's with these setups bring a lot of problems to CV joints, inner tie rods, and ball joints.

I just now found out about the option of a SAS to allow for larger tires. So I would greatly appreciate it if you could fill me in on this option. What all is needed and what would a typical basic SAS setup cost?
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I'm new to all of this and don't really know what all is entitled to a SAS. I am in the market of setting up my rig (2003 XLT 4x4) and have been looking into the Superlift and RCD suspension lifts. I really want to go larger than 33's, but have been told that 35's with these setups bring a lot of problems to CV joints, inner tie rods, and ball joints.

I just now found out about the option of a SAS to allow for larger tires. So I would greatly appreciate it if you could fill me in on this option. What all is needed and what would a typical basic SAS setup cost?
its not the money its the fabrication. If you dont know how to fabricate, an SAS isnt something you should be even considering right now. Ive been doing research for my sas for 3 years now and im still not done.
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Well I am not planing on doing any of the work. My brother has a real good shop that does all of his work (mostly Jeeps ) . I am deployed overseas and want to have my truck finished as a coming home present. I'm just not sure which route to go. I have been looking at the Superlift and RCD options, but would really like to go bigger than 33's. So I figured I'd look into a SAS to run 35's. I would consider this if it's in the same price range as the 2 lift kits.
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Well I am not planing on doing any of the work. My brother has a real good shop that does all of his work (mostly Jeeps ) . I am deployed overseas and want to have my truck finished as a coming home present. I'm just not sure which route to go. I have been looking at the Superlift and RCD options, but would really like to go bigger than 33's. So I figured I'd look into a SAS to run 35's. I would consider this if it's in the same price range as the 2 lift kits.
Not a chance. SAS is going to be way more, especially if you put any money into your axle(s) at all.
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