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SAS Supply List?

Alright guys iam wanting to do a sas...iam getting a raise and will have more money to spend on truck.....what is all needed .....from ever but and bolt to what kind of axel i need......and about how much.....
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you should just go buy yourself a 76-79 f-150 so you have all the suspension parts......then take everything out from under it and put it under your ranger.....after you have the axles narrowed 5.5" on the passanger side of the front axle and split the difference of 5.5" on each side of the rear axle(2.75" on each side of the rear axle)....or you could just have your rear axle shafts in your 8.8 redrilled for a 5x5.5 bolt pattern since the stock 8.8 is stronger than the stock 9"...................

you will have to rebuild a transmission cross-member so you can intergrate the radius arm brackets into the tranny cross member since that is were they wind up....
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I think you need to do your homework and decide what you want. Do you want coil springs or leafs. Are you gonna rock crawl or mud bog. If your sticking to show just buy an RCD or Superlift. Itz really hard to just copy what someone else did cuz they set stuff up for what they want. For instance fullsize axles or midsize. Itz not like itz a bolt on mod.
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I think you need to do your homework and decide what you want.
that is the whole point in me asking.............to figure ouyt how hard it will be or what is all involved......
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i think by doing your homework he means searching the many ranger boards for the info you need. read jeys post front to back and back to front over and over, and i bet you still wont be ready to do it. theres a lot more to doing a sas then just having the money to do it.
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id wait for brenton to get his done and see it in savannah and go from there..hes got a complete list of stuff that you will need and i think hes up to like 5K
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id wait for brenton to get his done and see it in savannah and go from there..hes got a complete list of stuff that you will need and i think hes up to like 5K
oh......well i may just do the superlift for 1500 then....ROTF...lol
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for your street queen truck, thats a lot more logical
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for your street queen truck, thats a lot more logical
yea i was just wanting the lift like a sas truck but i think i would be happy with the superlift 4" LIFT THEY GIVE....
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yea i was just wanting the lift like a sas truck but i think i would be happy with the superlift 4" LIFT THEY GIVE....
I don't think the point of an SAS is lift thats just a by product. The SAS is for the better axle that can withstand the abuse.
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braggin rights tooo
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This isn't my list, but Jeys specs on his truck...

"Ok well i figured since my truck is pretty far along I'd make a post summarizing what all I have done and all of the specs of the build. Hope this helps some people so they don't have to read the whole thing.

2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4 Black
3" PA body lift.
Cut off IFS and all related bracketry.
1981 Jeep Wagoneer Spring under Dana 44.

Internal parts of Dana 44
Yukon 5.13 gears.
Yukon Master install kit.
Full spool.
Yukon Chromoly 30 spline inner shafts.
Yukon Chromoly 19 spline outter shafts.
All brand new brake parts (rotor, calipers, bearings etc)

External Front axle parts/set up
Parks Mike Parts Flat top Knuckles w/ ball joints and high steer arm studs.
Blue torch fab High steer arms (both sides)
TT's fabworks Spring perches and u-bolts.
Blue torch fab Kryptonite diff cover and bolts.
1.5" .250 wall Tie-rod/drag link with 5/8" heims.
RE1555 28" stainless steel brake lines.

Steering
1992 IFS toyota steering box from Foxfab.
Ported for hydro assist by Mild2Wild.
PSC hydo-assist ram.
Custom steering shaft (ranger and 'yota shaft mated together)
Allprofab one peice pitman arm.
Custom power steering pressure hoses.

Front suspension
Alcan custom leafs based off of 8 3/8" rise 7 leaf waggy springs, shortened ~6".
4.5" Stock ranger rear shackles.
No shocks as of yet lol.

Rear axle internal
1999 Explorer Sport Trac 31 spline 8.8.
Yukon 5.13 gears.
Yukon master install kit.
Full detroit locker.
Superior chromoly 31 spline, custom 6 lug shafts.

Rear axle external
Redrilled rotors to 6 lug.
Brand new brake parts (rotor, calipers etc)
7.5 Spring perches off of elliott's old axle lol.
95 exploder spring plates.
95 exploder u-bolts.
Stock diff cover and bolts.

Rear suspension
63" 1992 Chevy 1500 leaf springs.
4.5" stock chevy shackles.
Flipped, cut, and box shackle hangers.
Pushed forward ~6" front spring hangers.
24 (i think?) ES3000 shocks
Mild2Wild shock tabs.

Body
Dovetailed truckbed 17" at tailgate.
Added 2 1x1 square tubing bed supports.
Chopped bumper.
(When i get front fenders...)Cut front fenders.

Engine
MAC intake.
Pro-M MAF.
Half-shafted throttle body.
Ground throttle stop.
Motorcraft double platinum plugs.
Gutted last cat.
2 chamber flowmaster with turndown.

Interior
Door handle surround, floor cup holders, and radio bezel matching green satin paint as axles.
Relocated A/C controls to cup-holders.
Mounted CB in-dash.
Gauges changed to red.
Pioneer DEH1500 (??) headunit.
Sony 1200 watt 2 channel amp.
4 gauge Rockford wires/RCA's.
Custom sealed box i built for 2 Alpine type E 10's (don't have them yet though lol)

Exterior
Headlight mod
Blinker mod.
Camo painted grille and whats left of rear bumper.
60 watt PA speaker painted black behind grille.
MM9500 SE winch (not yet mounted.)"

Brenton
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i really wish i had the know how, place to do it and the money cause i want it so bad......there is just something about the front end of the truck flexing out that makes me feel all warm inside....
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You could buy the front and rear axle out of an early bronco and bolt them right up. All they needs is parts removed, and then the coil buckets added and radius arms connected to frame. Then a new front driveshaft and I believe steering bolts up.
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doing a sas is lil different on a SLA suspension than TTB/TIB suspension.
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doing a sas is lil different on a SLA suspension than TTB/TIB suspension.

No it isn't. If your goal is to remove an axle then replace it then it is the same. If your goal is to remove parts of an axle and swap in a bigger axle, that is a bit different. Maybe you need to research on www.broncoforums.com (I think).
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i dont need to do anything. im already in the stages of my own sas, and have many friends who have done them, or will have one soon. SLA suspension have rac and pinion steering, which has to go when installin a SFA. means new steering box, and what do you know, the TIB/TTB setup already has them. Oh and they also have previsions for SAS's that are using coils.
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i dont need to do anything. im already in the stages of my own sas, and have many friends who have done them, or will have one soon. SLA suspension have rac and pinion steering, which has to go when installin a SFA. means new steering box, and what do you know, the TIB/TTB setup already has them. Oh and they also have previsions for SAS's that are using coils.
Okay whatever you want. Early Bronco is the way to go for someone who is actually into offroading. I'm sure you'll have some very nice poser shots though.

You can solid axle a ranger for 500 dollars with early bronco axles. Or you can go your path. But hey, I'm sure those poser shots will be cool.
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keep it nice guy

hes just looking for more info, so give him info and let him decide

dont argue whats better
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Okay, well I gave info. I've owned a 71 bronco before. The axle is the same width as the ranger. Why cut down a fullsize axle?
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Okay, well I gave info. I've owned a 71 bronco before. The axle is the same width as the ranger. Why cut down a fullsize axle?
you cut down a full size axle so you have a high pinion axle.....the early bronco's are low pinion and you will have really bad pinion angles with the low pinion in lifting it....that is why you cut one down.....it is only 5.5" off the passanger side that needs to be cut off....
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since the stock 8.8 is stronger than the stock 9"...................
this is false, a 9" from a 79 f150/FS bronco will be stronger then a stock ranger 8.8
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Okay whatever you want. Early Bronco is the way to go for someone who is actually into offroading. I'm sure you'll have some very nice poser shots though.

You can solid axle a ranger for 500 dollars with early bronco axles. Or you can go your path. But hey, I'm sure those poser shots will be cool.
Im going to have to disagree. For a truck that comes stock with SLA ifs its alot more difficult to throw a EB d44 under there then a 97 and older TTB truck. Im not sure where you get this Radius arm/EB d44 to be the end all of front suspensions from but im pretty sure my 3 link/waggy d44 will out perform a stock EB suspension
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if youll knew who that guy is, and what his state of mind was when he posted this stuff, then youll understand.
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this is false, a 9" from a 79 f150/FS bronco will be stronger then a stock ranger 8.8
wrong........in STOCK form a 31 spline 8.8 IS stronger than a STOCK 9"...a 9" is stronger than ANY 1/2 ton axles with aftermarket parts in it(like a nodular center chunk).......

i have spoken to many axle guys that build them for a living, and they all say that a STOCK 8.8 is stronger than a STOCK 9"......
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