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93 x SAS

Discussion in 'Explorer/Ranger Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Setinu, February 15, 2009.

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    1. Setinu

      Setinu Member

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      I've been done with my SAS for a little over a year and could'nt be more happy with the results. Here is a condenced list of mods.
      HP d44
      OX locker
      5.38 gears
      early bronco coils from Wild Horses
      12" stroke Fox Shocks
      DOM tie rod and drag link
      3 link with johnny joints
      home made bead locks
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      mix of x and bronco leafs
      11" stroke Fox Shocks
      I have pics on our web site here:
       
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    3. Setinu

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      These Are my pix of the X
       

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      Let me know what you guys think.
       
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      I like the look of it running the full width axels. Did you use the stock explorer steering box?
       
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      Yes I did but it is pretty tired. the steering in kinda hard with the 37x14.00 tires. I would like to step up to PSC steering with hydro assist.
       
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      anyone on here from Colorado? I'm in northern CO
       
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      that thing looks awsome with the full widths
       
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      Tbars4 Offroad/Fitness Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Love the color green! If I had one, that's the color to have!! JK looks great! what do your radius arms look like?
       
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      DAMN I thought mine was WIDE looks good!
       
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      Looks great! It's WIDE. what's the width?(is that called track width?)
       
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      Yea I know its wide, but the wheels were free. They are 10" wide, then I made the beadlocks. That added another inch or more per side. I never measured it but I will when I get a chance. I just got a dana 60 front and going to go to 40" pitbull rockers. I gotta go 3" higher to fit them. I have a three link not radius arms. I used johnny joints at the frame end, 2" square tube for the link and rubber spring bushings for the axle end. I think it works very good, but its very squirrely on the highway. Go to www.northerncolorado4x4.com and check out some action shots. I tryed the f150 spring swap and it works great, but i modified it with adding 2 more leafs from an early bronco. now I got 6 leafs. They are thin but have alot more arch. I netted 2 1/2" of lift. It's not too stiff and flexes good. I would be happy to answer any more questions that you may have.
       
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      hi Setinu, there are actually quite a few of us Coloradoans lurking here and there in the shadows :) Great snow we got to play in today, huh?
       
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      I didn't get to go play in the snow, but I wish I could have.My club is going to left hand here in a couple of weeks. It would be nice if there were more X's there!
       
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      Have you had problems with axle shafts running those tires? I just got 38's for mine, scared of whats to come lol.
       
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      Ya I got problems. I broke the drivers side shaft when it was still open.Then I broke the passenger side shaft, u joint and the hub all in one shot. I got a d60 waiting in the garage waiting for more money!
       
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      does it drive ok down the highway?
       
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      it drives like crap on the highway. no swaybars, super soft springs, beadlocked wheels, and bias ply 37x14.00 tires make for an interesting ride. I trailer it everywhere.
       
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      what size lift springs did you use in the front? and how much lift did that generate from stock?? also what shocks did you use? my d44 hp sas has ranchos that are for a 4 inch 78 bronco lift and i have no clue what the springs are and the springs need to be replaced id like to keep it the same hight if not a little taller would be fine to. also how much rear lift do you have resulting from the leaf set up you have? i also have no idea what mine are and they are still good but im just guessing ill need them some time.

      sorry for all the questions i guess i should have built it instead of bought it.
       
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      I used 6" lift early bronco coils from wild horses. with the perches that I made and the coils i got about 9" of lift over stock. And the rear leafs are working great with all the different leafs that I used. I netted about 3" of lift. The shocks are FOX Racing shocks that are 11" of travel. I made custom mounts for them and they work awesome. I like the Wild horses coils because they are a dual rate and they stretch out very well. Everyone that rides in it calls it a caddy because its so smooth.
       
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      so if im running 33's that gives me 2.5 inches and i measured my hood to ground line and its 7 inches over stock so i need like 5.5 inches of lift from my springs in order for it to work similar to what i have now i wonder what i would have to use. also i belive my perches are not stock but they dont look custom so im wondering if the perches are from the 78 bronco that the axle is from. could you get me a the measurement of your spring from top to bottom installed in the truck with the weight of the truck on it. (i belive the word is compressed length) if im asking to much just tell me to piss off.
       
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      ill get your mearurements as soon as i get a chance. The bronco perches are a part of the radius mounts on the axles. I just used a 1/2" plate and drilled the holes to match the holes in the lower buckets then bolted them to that. I am more than happy to answer everyones questions that they have. This forum is where I learned how to build mine.
       
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      im talking about the ones on the frame i dont belive they are explorers ones cause the welds look after market and my spring is 5in accrost and that fits in the upper on the truck but if i only need 5.5 inches a 4 inch bronco spring should get me in the vicinity i need, i think?

      THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!!!!!
       
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      I ran into a problem the other day. The plug weld on the center section for the passenger side tube broke. the pumpkin rotated about 20 degrees. It scared the crap out of me! Good thing the tube didn't come out! I got home and got it back in place and welded both sides solid. I would recomend doing the same thing before it happens to you.
       

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