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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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    1. Skunk

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

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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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      cdsl227 Elite Explorer

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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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      Spas It's all Jack's fault Elite Explorer

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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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      OH really??... last time I checked, you still have yet to prove yourself.....
       
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      Get on Farragut Road, going from Coney Island Ave headed toward Flatbush Ave...cross Ocean Ave doing a decent speed- I got about 2 feet of air crossing that intersection one time!! :D
       
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      if you want the truck to ride better through the city, and don't plan on being on the trails every weekend, leave the IFS, the reason car companies use IFS is the nicer rider over the SFA, just my .002
       
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      Honestly, I like the stiff ride that the leafs will give.

      I think a smooth ride should be reserved for Lincolns...if I wanted a car I woulda bought a car.

      I know I got taken in when I bought this thing because of the AWD and IFS, but I had plans to modify it before I even bought it.

      I just didn't think I'd have to break out a sawzall to get it done! :(

      I welcome the stiff ride and personally think in the street the leaf sprung SFA will hold up better than the IFS. Now whether or not the frame will take the abuse is another story, but I think it'll hold up.

      It was either do the SAS or start putting money into the IFS...I'd rather take my chances with the SAS.

      A Truck should ride like a Truck. :D

      I know you guys may have more experience at this, but I've driven pickups and trucks and I still prefer the rough ride over a car.
       
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      All I know is that driving our F-250 4x4 off-road through Brooklyn was great. It made for a fun driving experience. People just moved and potholes didnt matter at all.
       
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      4 less bushings to wear out!

      2 for the upper arm, 2 for the lower arm...that equals 8.


      only 4 for the leafs! :D
       
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      Something else to consider when doing a SAS....this garage has 6'11" clearance :eek:

      (Who? Me? Have too much time on my hands? Now why would I suggest something like driving a huge explorer into a parking garage?! :D )
       

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      Spas It's all Jack's fault Elite Explorer

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      Check out Chris's bling bling blue neons :D :D :D
       

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      Nate1 All 4 wheels locked

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      Or you could pour some dough into a coilover sas which would probably ride better than a T-bar ifs setup, espically with some extra meat between the rim and the asphalt.
       
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      She flexs pretty good!!!
       

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