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1-MEAN-X's '01 Sport SAS Registry

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by 1-MEAN-X, April 26, 2013.

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  1. 1-MEAN-X

    1-MEAN-X Elite Explorer

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    I have officially finished the SAS and have driven it to and from work a few times successfully with no real problems, so I will consider this stage complete.

    FRONT:
    1978 F-250 Dana 44 HP
    Sky Manufacturing high steer arms
    Hydro-assist steering
    1990-ish Astro Van steering gear box drilled and tapped for the hydro-assist
    Custom front cross member
    Custom rear hangers
    E-bay boomerang shackles
    H1 double beadlock wheels
    37x12.5x16.5 BFG Baja military tires
    Stock 4.10 gears (Puke) <--- Will be upgraded when I get the money

    Rear:
    1978 F-250 Dana 60
    1980-ish Chevy K20 disk brake conversion
    Stock leaf springs hangers etc.
    Matching 4.10 gears

    That's what I can think of worth mentioning off the top of my head.

    The link to the build is in my signature. The bumper is also custom built and is also in my signature.

    I will hopefully get some better non poser shots this summer.
     

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  3. crazyflights

    crazyflights Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks great!!!


    I love Sports
     
  4. RangerX

    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Very Nice!! Nothing looks better than built Sport, especially an SAS'd one!
     
  5. Trail_Runner2013

    Trail_Runner2013 New Member

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    WOW nice rig.....I like those hummer beadlocks..im looking for a set for mine...cant seem to find any though
     
  6. tenny

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    That truck is beautiful......a real beast....

    have fun with it..

    :salute:
     
  7. Bigburd87

    Bigburd87 New Member

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    Thats a bad ass lookin sport. One of these days plan on doing my 02 5spd, but probly only 35s, use a nissan independent case.
     
  8. 1-MEAN-X

    1-MEAN-X Elite Explorer

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    I got mine off ebay for a very fair price including freight. They are located in Minnesota. Here is a link to their ebay site. They were really easy to work with too.

    http://stores.ebay.com/FELTZ-TIRE?_rdc=1
     
  9. Karpiel73

    Karpiel73 Active Member

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    Lovin the EX. Question, did you upgrade the axle shafts? I've read in a couple places that D44s need to be upgraded in order to run anything over a 35" tire.
     
  10. 1-MEAN-X

    1-MEAN-X Elite Explorer

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    They don't HAVE to if you don't hammer down on them. 37" is about the transition between D44 and D60. I have not yet, but would like to as they break.
     
  11. Karpiel73

    Karpiel73 Active Member

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    Got it, thanks! That bumper is perfect too. I can't wait to get my welder next year.
     
  12. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  13. MidnightRebel07

    MidnightRebel07 Elite Explorer

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    Would you be able to take a picture of the boomerang shackles from the side so I can see where you mounted the perches, and see the angle of the shackles just sitting flat. I'm in the process of doing my SAS and am having trouble getting the 4" shackles (included in the sky fab S-10 SAS kit) to sit at a decent angle when I put the truck on it's own weight. I'm using Ranch 44044 lift springs for a GW. Thanks .
     

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