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1998 Sport D-44 SAS Complete!!!

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Skunk, March 5, 2003.

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      Hey lizard, looks great. I was wandering what the wheel mount to wheel mount distance was and is that axle a 5 on 5.5. did you swap out the rear axle shafts or get wheel spacer adapters. I would like to buy an axle this weekend and still need some info. Thanks man.
       
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      Spas It's all Jack's fault Elite Explorer

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      Looking forward to updating the pic collection at the All Ford weekend in a month, Chris :D
       

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      2wd-4wd sas

      i was wondering the same thing and also why you went with the leaf springs in the front instead of coils. Is it because of the flex? and when i get mine 4wd is that what i should do ? Leaf springs in the front?
       
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      Can you mix coil-overs with your standard shocks. I see people with lifted trucks running two shocks and two resevoirs in each wheel whell of their front axle, on independent front suspensions with coil. Can you run this kind of setup on a solid axle front with coil overs on it.....
       
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      yes but with the coil overs you have a lot of ajustability so you will probably wont need multiple shocks.
       
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      Guess Lizard's too busy to reply to his own thread, so I'll just post a new pic for him ;)
       

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      Thanx Lindsy, Im really busy getting everything together for NEUROCK, the jeep needed alot, it even has my tires on it now. im running street tires for a while now
       
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      What's so funny about this picture you ask?

      Well, once you take into consideration the fact that Chris is 6'5", I'm 5'9" and both of us are STANDING......


      Sometimes you really have to be acrobatic to get back into the Skunk :D
       

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      Spas It's all Jack's fault Elite Explorer

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      Idea for a new bumper sticker, Lizard: "follow me if you want to learn how to do it right" ;) Might piss off a few Jeepers, but hey....
       

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      Skunk 2/1974-4/2015 RIP Elite In Memoriam

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      nice pix lindsy.....

      As for the truck, Im really gettin sick of it, one thing after another is breaking, funny thing is, its not any of my modifications.... the SFA is working great, no matter how hard I beat on it, and I can get many ppl to comment on how hard I beat that truck, the tranny is gettin bad now, the t-case is shot, the power steering pump is shot, and now the damn truck is stalling all the time.... Im seriously concidering goin back to my blazer, not nearly as many problems.... is there anyone else out there that beats their 2nd gen like this??? and do you get the same problems???
       
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      Chris, you beat your truck harder than anyone on this site....on an almost DAILY basis! It's amazing you haven't broken more parts before now...try to be a little nicer to the old girl, wouldja?? Hang in there another year and I'll sell you my tranny and engine for cheap ;)
       
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      ok Chris, you get working on the Jimmy, I'll get working on my 79 Bronco:D, forget this IFS BS, but then again, I'm not going to beat the Bronc like I beat the ranger:p
       
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      Lizard I dont beat my X at all and my ps cooler and hose is all messed up for no apparent reason and I leak coolant whenever it feels like it. It will not for anywhere from 1 week to 3 months then it will leak a bunch for a day or 2 then stop. I am going to go back to stock and get an ATV
      Gary
       

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      JoshC Only rolled it once honey

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      I have to agree with Lindsy here Chris.

      The things you listed weren't all that suprising. My tcase is shot too now that i'm running 35s. I've already replaced my PS pump a year ago. That's the kind of stuff i expect to go bad. The tranny you should have seen coming. As for the miss, i don't know. But don't give up on all the hard work you've put into it. Just fix it right this time. Go for a C4 or C5 and get an Atlas II!!
       
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      I beat the hell outta mine on the street, got a lead foot don't dodge potholes...and if you've got any idea of what the potholes here in Brooklyn are like- it's like off-road abuse!

      Mine's an 01, but it's holding up to the abuse that put away three good cars in 2 years with no problems.

      I got one question for you though...I found a D44 from an 82 Grand Waggy...I'm going to look at it (actually pick it up) tomorrow.

      Is yours HP or LP?? Drum or Disc? and lastly- does it have the vacuum disconnect??

      I've found all kinds of stuff on the Jeep Axles, but have come up wanting.

      I want to go leaf as opposed to coil, and if this goes through tomorrow morning I'll be on my way.

      By the way, if you got a closeup or two of your spring hangers...they'd be appreciated!!

      Thanks!
       
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      Mine is a LP , disc, and NO VACUUM DISCONNECT!!!! NEVER GET A VACUUM DISCONNECT AXLE!!!!

      Ill look for some pics for ya
       
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      You got a 6 on 5.5 lug pattern right?

      Have you found any adapters for that?

      As soon as I saw the axle had 6 lug I figured I'd better look for adapters before taking it...and well no luck. Performance doesn't have anything that goes 5-4.5 to 6-5.5.
       
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      Ok, I've found out I can swap out the knuckles to get 5-5.5 lug pattern...only problem is finding the knuckles, so I'm picking up the axle tomorrow morning. :D
       
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      If you don't mind me asking, CDSl....you live in Brooklyn, right? Why do you want to do a SAS?? I can speak from experience when i say handling is far below par, especially where there are potholes or bumps....
       
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      Ive been wondering the same thing. Ive been here for 3 years and the closest place to wheel is Paragon.
       
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      Ummm... :D Because I can! :D

      No seriously, I want to be able to wheel it...I took that thing on the beach one day and all it could do was dig a hole to bury itself. :mad:

      AWD with open diffs, s#cks.

      Besides, at 40, I still got a lot of kid in me and I want to look down at the Expeditions that think they rule the road! :D

      Plus I figure it'll help keep me from getting speeding tickets. :D

      Gotta go slow or I'll rollover. ;)
      Plus it'll probably ride/hold up better than the stinkin IFS in the streets. If it doesn't, it'll be a lesson learned.

      Last, but by far not least-

      It'll look SWEET!!! Especially with the TrailReady bumper on the front! :D

      :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
       
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      Its the only way ta go!!!!!

      and as per the going slow part.... I get mine up to 90 without a problem.... and then hit the trails and outwheel the jeepers..... its the best of both worlds, altho it doesnt track as strait as the IFS.... BUT WHO CARES!!!!!!

      hey Spasy... u got experience huh??? what kind of experience ya got???
       
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      I dunno about that, dude....I take my 7 ton international (which has an I Beam and leafs for a front suspension) up and down Fort Hamilton sometimes 3 times a week and I can get the front end off the ground on some of those sinkholes :D

      But hey, to each their own...at least you could just run over those damn cabbies ;)


      Lizard, more experience than you, you old fart :D :D
       
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      See driving in Brooklyn IS like being off-road! I see a win-win situation! :D
       
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      Do you mean the actual Fort Hamilton here in Brooklyn?? Or on Fort Hamilton Parkway?? If you mean the actual miliatry base thats crazy, I live like maybe a quarter mile from the entrance. But maybe there is another Ft. Hamilton you are talking about.
       

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