Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Setinu, February 15, 2009.
Thanks setinu, good advice I will do the same. I just finished my sas.:!
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Congratulations! Did you use leaves or coils and links?
I started stripping down my dana 60 front axle and going to get it ready for the X. Also got a 302 and looking for a NP435 that will bolt up. This is going to be fun when done! Hope by spring all should be ready for abuse!
i used eb 6 inch deaver coils and custom extended radius arms stock track bar
Well everyone...I finally stepped up to the big dog! I got my 60 in with an Eaton E-locker. It works awesome!!! I can turn to full lock and hammer the throttle and not worry about u-joints again! I basically did a carbon copy of the old setup because it worked. The only things i changed were that I made the perches for the coils an inch taller and moved the lower shock mounts up 1 1/2" for more droop and less body rubbing with the tires. I just got back from Moab and i am very happy with the performance! I conquered all three hot tubs, hells gate and the escalator!I will get some links to youtube when I can!
Just watched all 4 vids. Wow! Damn impressive Ex right there! Got a little hairy on the Escalator !! Thought you were gonna lose it there at one time..LOL..Good job man!
well...its time for that tired 4.0 to go to bed! I picked up a 95 f150 with a 302...hope i can get it done before the moab trip in may! wish me luck!
It's been a long time coming but the 302 is in, T18 and 203-205 doubled...made a flat belly x-member. all thats left is wiring, clutch slave, shift levers for t-cases and drive shafts! Pix coming soon!
t-cases with the Harbor Freight breaker bar levers
302 fitted and running finally
Stretching her legs with the 14" fox air shocks and looking good with the flat black paint job!
The photos aren't showing up even if i go to Photobucket! I'd love to see your SAS baby!
So... you're 1st gen is the 'big brother' to mine. I've a 94 sport who just got his 33's recently from having had 31's the last year of wheeling. But, it turns out I've developed a serious rock problem....doesn't matter whether i have a good day...or a bad day or any in between, I want to go play in the rocks lol. So I've decided it's time for Two Point Ohhh (2.0) to get some bigger boy shoes, more lift and possibly the full schebang that I'd planned for next year..the SAS, regear, lockers...etc.
Your Ex is Awesome and that flex is sick!!!!! You're just up by Greeley I think hmm.. Have you ever done Johnny's Park during the summer or fall by chance? 2.0 has been real squirrelly in the snow the last few weeks, but I'd surely run Bunce and Ironclads when you're ready to do a shakedown!! And i really gotta see your 1st gen an meet you guys bc i'm always wanting to see more RBVs out on trail! Are you by chance on FB and if so.. Offroad Explorers or Mile High Ranger Base Vehicle? That's where a group of us hang! Looking forward to seeing more of your beast!
Well crap, the photos are showing up in my browser. Yes I'm in the Greeley area. The shakedown run is coming pretty soon and I'll post it up here when and where
**EDITED** - i see (having read further down the forum - duh me) that you answered several of my questions regarding leaves, coils, etc...
Couple of questions. With your SAS how much lift did you do for your coils? Did you SOA the rear - can't see in the pics lol and just to clarify as this is my first X and their setups are different that all the rigs I used to run (not not a J**p!!) but were those Bronco II or full size Bronco Springs you used in combo with the X springs?
What set up we're you running before your 37's??? Did you have to trim quite a bit?
How have we not run into each other. I'm probably on trail 250 days a year plus, athough I've not done the way south springs or anything major the daI mean a hea...I mean Jeeps see a nice built Jeep and it could be a million different people, an Ex owner sees a big one... and chances are we 'know' them somehow... but we've yet to see any other Ex's on trail except ourselves and one run to Red Elephant last year with some friends who's both have overlanding 2nd gens!
So looking forward to meeting you all On trail soon!
I'm have had the explorer out of commission for about 5 years but finally got it up and running. I have been rocking an xj for a bit while it was being built. Most of the trails we do are up here in northern co. Now that my ex is done, it's time to start expanding further out. My group does spring Creek, holy Cross.
Tru this again
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I like you EX. I hope to run into some of you out there also. I am down in the springs.