Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by chad551, September 15, 2009.
Im in this boat too.
Chad please detail your setup.
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Gen 1 box and lines, using stock PS pump, and re-used the stock PS cooler.
that rig looks damn good. i miss my truck so damn much
What about steering from fire wall to box?
Stock shaft with a Gen 1 rag joint on the steering box end.
thanks buddy that help out a lot
How much of a slope/angle/grade whatever was that?
Lion's Back is pretty steep the whole way up. I'm not going to guess what the angle is that he was at, but it's enough for a pucker factor.
Damn the First 100+ feet looks to be about the steepest. i bet it takes a lot of patients.
i know you used waggy leaf packs for your swap, i was doing some research on swapping in a D30, any suggestions on the kind of leaf packs i should use for that type of axle?
The axle does not change the type of leafs. So I would use the waggy leafs.
Yep, use Waggy packs or a heavier truck to support the weight of the ST.
I guess what I'm really asking is what would be some alternative vehicles that I could find some suitable leaf packs for this swap being that the waggys are few and far between in my neck of the woods.
Can't help you there most people on hear used saggy leafs
Any springs from a stock Waggy are going to have the infamous "Wag sag." I've had my own Waggy, sold it to my dad, and he got two more. I used Waggy springs for my SAS, but I got new ones from BJ's Offroad: http://www.bjsoffroad.com/. The guys that own it are FSJ enthusiasts and great to work with. I got front 4" lift springs and used them SOA. I still need to work a bit on my shackle length and angle but they're great. Nice and flexy. With my front custom crossmember and that combo I got about 8" of total lift in front.
What steering box did you use and how didicult was the mock up to instal it...
i think i have just about every thing else for my build figured out.... your build inspired me to buy my sport trac in the 1st place, and since i sold my 95 ranger on 37 inch mt/r's i have wanted another big small rig, some of my friends call mu sport track the "mega cab ranger" hahaha
i am starting my 02 sport trac build, 77 ford hp dana 44 with weld on wedges,in the prosses of marrowing it 5 inches, flat top lnuckles, high steer arms, chevy 1ton steering componets, wild horse 5.5 earky bronco progresive coils, custom radious arms, custom radious arm brackets, no ahocks yet, ford explorer 8.8, 5 on 4.5 to 4 on 5.5 wheel spacer-adapters, 37x12.5x17 bfg km2, 4:88 gears ordered this morning with master instal kits,
I can't remeber what box Chad used for his, but I ended up using a box from a 6.0 Powerstroke. I liked it because I knew when I eventually go to 1-tons, I'll have a steering box that will hold up. Plus I like the lower gear ratio.