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SAS lift ?s

Im thinking about doing a sas on my truck, ive got a dana 30 that I can get for free anytime I want. What I would like to know is about how much lift I can expect to get out of some jeep coils? Also what kind of stearing set up works the best?
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Im thinking about doing a sas on my truck, ive got a dana 30 that I can get for free anytime I want. What I would like to know is about how much lift I can expect to get out of some jeep coils? Also what kind of stearing set up works the best?
We need more information. What size tires you want to run? Stock jeep coils? lifted Coils? TJ/XJ/ZJ?
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well im thinking about running a 33s, and having lots of room to flex which would have me using long arms correct?
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checkout zabeard's sas thread. he's running a d30 w/ 35s & body lift.
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whats the name of the guy with the big black leaf sprung one? i used to have it book marked

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for now...

whats the name of the guy with the big black leaf sprung one? i used to have it book marked
2002fx4 (mine will be very similar...i already have the same springs he has and same front axle.)
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dan..ive got a 80s jeep waggy D44 at my house thats for sale if your interested..
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Im thinking about doing a sas on my truck, ive got a dana 30 that I can get for free anytime I want. What I would like to know is about how much lift I can expect to get out of some jeep coils? Also what kind of stearing set up works the best?
here...ill try to answer your question. I'm compairing toyotas vs rangers here though.....a 6" toyota spring, is about 7-8" lift on a ranger, because of where the spring will mount to the truck. I know I'm talking about leaf springs, but thats all the help i can giveyou.

I'd probably start looking at a Rusty's Off Road long arm kit...possibly a 4.5 or 5.5 kit. And build it to your specs. On steering, no madder of which springs style you use.......most folks are using toyota boxes, and making a ranger upper/yota lower shaft....a yota/danger hybrid is what i call it.
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dan..ive got a 80s jeep waggy D44 at my house thats for sale if your interested..
what do you not have for sale haha
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i was looking at allpros site, what years steering box do you need? or does it not matter?
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2002fx4 (mine will be very similar...i already have the same springs he has and same front axle.)

im looking to do a very similar setup, only with 5" springs and FW axles. i cant decide if i want to take it off and run 35-36s, or leave it and run something bigger
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i was looking at allpros site, what years steering box do you need? or does it not matter?

get the newer one 92-95 or something. there was like 86-91 ?

i would get one from a 92-95 Toyota 4runner.

you could also buy a box from a superduty, which i have thought about.

also you may need to look into a different steering pump i want to hoping that it will get the box a bit more umph to turn the tires while sitting still. i am trying to avoid hydro as i just dont know all the effects it will have on the road.
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what do you not have for sale haha

ive also got two 15x10 chromies for the jeep waggy lug and two 15x10 chromies for ranger lugs..

so youve got your wheels (:
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yea i was thinking an F250 box, yoda, i THINK badkarma used an isuzu one? dont quote me but it kept everything inside the frame..
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I was talking to a buddy who is big into jeeps and he said that if I want good articulation that the rock crawler long arms is the way to go, I belive that he said it is a 3 link.
zabeard, how well is that toyota/ford steering setup you have working?
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this was in another thread, you could 4 link it with air shocks and it seems to flex pretty well haha
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im gunna use an f250 box..goes inside gunna mod it up..if i can..and yes bad karma used that one..
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yea i was thinking an F250 box, yoda, i THINK badkarma used an isuzu one? dont quote me but it kept everything inside the frame..

his is outside the frame as well.

i might get a smaller radiator with custom mounts so that i can mount it inside the frame. that is really the only hang up with mounting it inside the frame.
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I was talking to a buddy who is big into jeeps and he said that if I want good articulation that the rock crawler long arms is the way to go, I belive that he said it is a 3 link.
zabeard, how well is that toyota/ford steering setup you have working?

could be better, im hoping high steer helps.
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so im guessing you will get the high steer when you put the 44 in?
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yes sir...

you will need to fab up some type of adapter to get the ford shaft to the yota box.
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im not to worried about the fabbing, just getting the geometry of the steering and suspension right. What were some of weak points of the yota stearing that can be made better?
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nothing weak about the box, i just think something with the pump and the box do not work well. it turns rather hard when sitting still, moving its easy.
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think swapping a yota power steering box might help?
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we already have the ps box need a different pump, who knows what will mount on the 4.0
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