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bronco II 3link d30 sas

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by janderson4010, January 8, 2012.

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  1. janderson4010

    janderson4010 Moderator Emeritus

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    swapped in a tj dana 30 using rustys offroad 4.5" coils springs on ballistic fab adjustable coil buckets set 6" ahead of the normal coil bucket mounting location. links are 2x2x.25" square tubing with poly bushings from ruffstuff and trailgear creeper joints on the other end. custom fabbed link mounts just ahead of trans cmember and extensive driver side frame modification for upper link so I could get the suspension characteristics I wanted. netted about 3" of lift overall which required cutting the engine crossmember out of the way of the panhard bar which is made with ruffstuff heims and 1 3/4" dom with .25 wall thickness. truck flexes really well, future plans are for a wagoneer d44 to replace the d30, using the same suspension setup though, here is the link to the build thread and a few pics, sas stuff is on page 3, I swapped an explorer ohv 4.0, m5od and 1354 case in before I started the sas. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=315686

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  3. MidnightRebel07

    MidnightRebel07 Elite Explorer

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    Nice truck man !!!
     
  4. janderson4010

    janderson4010 Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks man, figured i better join the mainstream of explorer forum rather than hiding out in the bII section
     
  5. Glen4X4

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    Looks good dude.
     
  6. janderson4010

    janderson4010 Moderator Emeritus

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    its a little different now,
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    chop top and 35x13.5 krawlers on beadlocks, removed doors, boatsided up to the body line, about 6" worth.
     
  7. janderson4010

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    oh yeah its got a dd machine box4rocks 1350/1354 doubler in it now as well. I highly recommend duffy, the quality is awesome.
     
  8. janderson4010

    janderson4010 Moderator Emeritus

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    fun little update, few pics,

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    also painted it, in case you were wondering i'm a star wars dork, it was gonna be storm trooper but I decided Boba Fett is more bad ass so I painted it like Slave I
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  9. RangerX

    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Damn, that's set up perfect, and looks GREAT!
     
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    Thanks man, its been a lot of fun, starting to be time to go to a locked wagoneer d44 up front.
     
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    Looks great dude... the 30 is fine for up to 35" tires in a B2 they are light and if your not stupid on the skinny pedal you won't have much to worry about... Just carry an extra axle or two with you...
     
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