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It does handle pretty good. Im keeping the steering that is on it, but it is a crossover setup, and has heavy duty steering links on it already (tie rod and drag link). Oh, and for who asked, the SVT badges reflect whats under that hood yall keep talking about .
that is a Ylink
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You should look into the teraflex knuckle for cross over steering for the D30
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...rcrossover.jpg

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OK... and why? The track bar is already parallel with the drag link. I have no steering issues at all. Im not going to spend the insane amount of money on a knuckle that was designed to be used in conjunction with a spring over YJ... Putting that knuckle on would do nothing but empty my very small piggy bank and create geometry problems. Thanks for the suggestions, but Im leaving the steering as is.

Edit: just looked at the link you provided. It wouldn't work with my knuckles, and would create MAJOR clearance and geometry problems. Although it is a good idea for a SOA YJ, it wouldnt work for me.

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OK guys, I took the truck on a mini test run, some fore play so to speak, before the real trip this Saturday. Thought you guys might like to see some of the pictures I got...

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Wow thats a great looking build you did. Truck looks great!
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looks like it works as good as it looks.

You get that o2 sensor?
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Nice man, thats a very clean lookin truck you got.
What are some specs on the motor? Fuel Injected? Carb?

Keep the pics coming and maybe some videos!
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Good stuff!! Makes me wanna sas mine!
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Truck looks great. I think you should look into some rock sliders.
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wow i want mine done so bad

so what all did you have to fab did you fab the arm mounts or is it a kit

I want to see pics of your front rock lights

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damn just saw this build. Truck looks great, perfect size and layout. very clean! Let me know how well that 30 and 35's holds up with the V8.
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awesome new pics! I think it's my new fave third gen here
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Nice man, thats a very clean lookin truck you got.
What are some specs on the motor? Fuel Injected? Carb?

Keep the pics coming and maybe some videos!

The engine is a bone stock Explorer engine with the Explorer computer and wiring harness (fuel injected). It is OBD II compatable, and even passes emissions.

Everything on the truck works, including the trip computer with the mileage stuff, and the overhead consol with compass and thermometer. It even has the keyless entry from the explorer.

I do plan on building some rock sliders pretty soon, but just don't have the money right now. You guys will like them though, I had some "SVT Ranger" step plates laser cut to weld onto the sliders once they are built.

Foe who asked... None of the suspension brackets are bolt on, and you cant buy Ranger specific ones. We made all of them using a plasma cutter, a drill, and a lot of 3/8" A572 plate. The links are custom as well, there is a previous post in this thread that gives details on those.

I'll get some pics of the rock lights, they are really simple, just some elcheapo fog lights from Oreillys that I bolted to the bumper support brace.
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looks great. nice front flex too!

what gear ratio are you running?
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Flex in the front looks real good but the rear could use some more.
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DAMN man love the gen 3 sas looks great!
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GORGEOUS lookin truck, you did a great job!! Wish my SAS was that pretty...
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Thanks guys, Im glad you like it. Its first real wheeling trip with the new axle will be this Saturday. Me and a bunch of buddys are going up to the mountain.

Zach, the axles are the 31 spline explorer rear (with discs) and the front is a High pinion Dana 30 from a cherokee. Both axles are stuffed with 4.56 gears and Auburn ECTED electric lockers.
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Flex in the front looks real good but the rear could use some more.
By the way, if the rear had any more flex, it would rip off the fender flares, lol, the tires will rub now as it is. However, with this amount of flex and the lockers, the truck will go anywhere I'll ever want to put it. I want to keep it looking nice, so I have no intentions of doing anything too crazy.
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I'll be waitn to hear how it does this weekend. I'm in the same boat kinda. same egine etc, and i dont plan on going to huge with sas parts. My truck is a dd and i dont get it out much on trails/mud. but even when i do its really not extreme enough for a beefy d44. (I'll be getn a trail rig for crazy stuff eventually) I already have a list of stock crap i need to replace front and rear on my truck. So i'm thinking of going this route. I'm not speding 1k+ on stock parts F that

great build btw
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lovin the 3rd gen!
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I'll be waitn to hear how it does this weekend. I'm in the same boat kinda. same egine etc, and i dont plan on going to huge with sas parts. My truck is a dd and i dont get it out much on trails/mud. but even when i do its really not extreme enough for a beefy d44. (I'll be getn a trail rig for crazy stuff eventually) I already have a list of stock crap i need to replace front and rear on my truck. So i'm thinking of going this route. I'm not speding 1k+ on stock parts F that

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No offense, but why SAS the truck then?? Everything you are seeming to want the stock suspension offers... not being an *** just curious
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because if some day he decided to go all out he can and the hard part is already done
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No offense, but why SAS the truck then?? Everything you are seeming to want the stock suspension offers... not being an *** just curious
dude, Ive been reasearching and around "SAS" stuff for a while. I know what it offers etc. No offense, but your truck isn't a huge step from stock. obviously you dont get why i suggested this for myself.

Its going in instead of stock parts for about the same price or less, and I'm not into speading 6k+ on a full D44 and D60 swap with all the goodies right now. thats all. And i wheel my truck when i can just like you. And you have no idea how crappy the stock torsion IFS is to say it offers all i need. The TTB is alot better


and i'm not being an *** just explaining myself..


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because if some day he decided to go all out he can and the hard part is already done

and true, just like Zack. Baby steps so to speak.
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