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Old 08-23-2006
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the start of my sas

since im sure some people want to follow up, or gain info from others to do their swap in the future, im starting my own progress thread.

Now i know it wont be as extensive as jeys, but ill try to keep everyon up on what im doing.

Parts list includes-

~87 wagoneer d44 front =$Free
ford 8.8 28 spline rear =$100
belltech f350 shackles and hangers =free
excursion shock mounts =free
15x10 chrome steelies =free
38x15.50x15 tsl's =free
warn manual locking hubs =free
rancho 44044 front leafs =110 each

parts looking to buy and use-
BTF high steer arms (tie rod end) ~$180+ shipping
flat top knuckles ~$125
DOM 1.5" tubing for steering
4.88 yukon gears(may go with something else though) front and rear ~$480
lockers front and rear
remote res shocks
36x13.50x17 IROKs
17x9 Pro Comp 7089 alloy wheels
MM winch
either suprelift or skyjacker rear leafs.

Heres where im at now

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im gonna pay attention to this since im gonna do it myself in a few years... take lots of pics along the way of everything you do
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will do. i just went through jeys post the other night and saved all the valuable pics. 270 of them.

ill be doing most of the fab stuff at work while on lunch. ill be able to get most of the brackets and stuff mounted to the truck, while is still driveble, then one weekend, go in and cut all the TIB stuff out, and put the new stuff in there.

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So when can I drop off my truck to get done?

lol cant wait for the finished pictures!
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looks pimp cant wait to see it in the future.
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WOODY WOO Chris, Rock on man!

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cant decide on the tires.

36x13.50x15 IROK's(not radial)
35x12.50x15 BAJA CLAW's (radial)

4wp lists them for $188 for the claws, and $192 for the iroks. But i get them for cheaper than that anyways, which ones should i go with?
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IROK's!!!!
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Chris, do yall finiance?

How about a price on some

39x w.e x 20 Irocks & 20x9 Stargazer wheels made by Ultra

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yea we finance, but i dont know what theyre standards are that you have to meet.

the 39x13.50x20s are listed 267. ill see what i can do for those. but i dont think we sell the ultra wheels
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Alright, that's cool. Just let me know.

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cant decide on the tires.

36x13.50x15 IROK's(not radial)
35x12.50x15 BAJA CLAW's (radial)

4wp lists them for $188 for the claws, and $192 for the iroks. But i get them for cheaper than that anyways, which ones should i go with?

those iroks wont last very long at all. even the radials dont last on the road.
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but they rule the baja claws...
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man thats going to look so sick when its said and done. Just me but i'd go with the Iroks.
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looks good chris cant wait to see it done
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Good luck man. Can't wait to see the progress. If ya have any questions ya know where to find me.
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Lookin' good Chris, glad to see the 8.8 going to good use.

What are you going to do to match the lug pattern on the two axles?

Also, if you need a set of flat top knuckles I can get you some. I'll PM you about them.
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sweet i do i do
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Cool, I PM'ed you about them.

I'd go with the 63" Chevy leafs in the back. They're cheap and flex very well. I'd combine them with an extended shackle too(belltech 6400). That's what I run and it's an excellent combo.

I would suggest switching to small bearing spindles in the front and changing to Ford rotors with the 5x5.5 lug pattern. You can get adapters for the rear for about $100 so that'd probably be the easy way to go. Keep us updated.
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I still think its easier to keep the front 6-lug and get some 6-lug shafts for the rear. But you have a 28 spline 8.8 and I'm not sure if the bigger 6-lug flange would fit inside the drum brakes too well.
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looks good chris cant wait to see the progress
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I still think its easier to keep the front 6-lug and get some 6-lug shafts for the rear. But you have a 28 spline 8.8 and I'm not sure if the bigger 6-lug flange would fit inside the drum brakes too well.


the 5 lug front is really easy to do.
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Sweet, looks nice
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the 5 lug front is really easy to do.
really? how?
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Gonna def. watch this. You got a steal on the axles. How much do you think the rest of the gear is gonna cost?
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