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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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      DasFrem Elite Poseur

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      I think both Lizard and I accomplished this by simply unbolting the brake line on the driver side spring perch and routing the hard line above the spring. Doesn't exactly follow the lines above the spring, but it does the trick and still allows for all the flex you'll get out of those springs.
       
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      Awesome, this is the first answer I've gotten about this, and I've searched the entire site. I'd like to see at least another option on this but it seems like this is a solution to my problem. There are quite a few gen 2 guys that have done the SOA in the rear I'm pretty sure...
       
    4. JoshC

      JoshC Only rolled it once honey

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      That's the same way i did mine too. Just take a wire tire or something and hang it if need be.
       
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      Did you put the diamond plate around it, because you cut a hole in the hump plate? Is that to keep the air out/in, or is it for looks?
       
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      Great Looking Explorer

      One of my favorite rigs on this board...
      Great job... :thumbsup:
       
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      Skunk 2/1974-4/2015 RIP Elite In Memoriam

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      Well its been a while since I posted here in this thread, the eXploder is still doing great, still on the road and sometimes trails, havnt ran into any major problems with it, still takin her on long trips....

      I built another toy that is used more for the woods tho, a 94 tRacker, toyota axles front and rear, both locked, 5.29 gears, 4.26:1 t-case gears, 12" extended wheelbase, 33's (35's by the end of this week) warn 9500hs winch.... this truck is one of the best crawlers Ive built, it just goes.... and goes.... its light (bout 2200lbs), tiny (with 12" extended wheelbase), and great flex..... check it out at http://www.offroadnuts.com check out the video and picture sections.
       
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      That's awsome. What length WB do you have now with the 12" ext. Great picx and vids
       
    10. 410Fortune

      410Fortune Snow Season Staff Member Moderator

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      wow nice trucks and website, been a while since we saw you on here.

      Can you tow the geo with the expo?
       
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      Skunk 2/1974-4/2015 RIP Elite In Memoriam

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      Thanx..... could tow it, but havent had the need to as of yet, I live next to the biggest offroad park in the east and theres other wheelin all around this area that I can just drive to.

      the wheelbase is at about 99" right now.
       
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      Its definately a nice rig, too bad you don't let John (earthquake69) drive it as much. Then again he needs more practice in something with training wheels before driving that thing full time. Then again maybe thats why he is now driving that Cherokee :D
       
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      Skunk 2/1974-4/2015 RIP Elite In Memoriam

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      yeah I wanna keep the lil beast in one piece, heres a pic of john/marcy/earthquake... or whatever ya wanna call him, in his trail rig... ya know, he has more names that I do :eek: the quality aint that good as I took it with my phone cam.....

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      Hey skunk, what kind of leafs are you using ?
       
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      sn0border88 Master Apprentice Elite Explorer

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      if you don't mind me asking, what was the cost involved in the sas? not including things like lockers, tires, and other stuff, just the parts to go sas. if i can afford it, i think i'm going to copy your design here. looks great!
       
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      Spas It's all Jack's fault Elite Explorer

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      I see dumbass never updated this thread over the years... *sigh*.

      Some random pics of the old girl:

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      Aww, she was so little!

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      Skunk was the one to transport him to his funeral, too... although we couldn't resist one last prank

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      She stalled in front of the funeral home-- no power whatsoever, total blackout. It took some coaxing but once I put Chris's ashes on the passenger seat we were able to get her started and drive back home... where she promptly shut off as soon as she got back into the garage, next to Blackjack. Every attempt to get her running again has ended in failure; she even boiled the water out of the battery just to make sure I couldn't charge it :rolleyes:

      Both of us have always maintained that our trucks have a soul of sorts. People laugh and brush off our theory as total nonsense. All I know is Blackjack saved my life at the cost of his own, and Skunk simply will not function without Chris. Take what you will from that, but treat your Explorers well.
       
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      Nice pics Linds! Thanks for the update.
       
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      Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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      Could anyone repost pictures? Photobucket really stinks!
       

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