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Jefe's 2000 XLT SAS

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Jefe, December 13, 2003.

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  1. Jefe

    Jefe Well-Known Member

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    Got Flex? :D

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    Jefe's SAS Project Thread

    Setup consists of:

    Front:
    Rubicon Express Long Arms for TJ's
    Custom D44 front axle:
    -High Pinion
    -4.88's
    -Elec-trac
    -TJ width (~2" wider than stock explorer)
    -TJ brackets
    -Chevy outers; 11" disk brakes, Warn premium hubs, 5x5.5 bolt pattern
    Sway-a-way RaceRunner coil-overs:
    -2" reservoir, 14" travel shock
    -dual rate Eibach springs; 250, 300
    1st gen. steering gear box
    -hybrid steering shaft
    Custom steering links
    -1 1/4" .120 Chromoly
    -3/4" heims

    Rear:
    SOA
    Stock leaf springs (for now)
    Warrior shackle
    MORE wheel spacers:
    -1" spacer
    -5x4.5 to 5x5.5 conversion

    A few of the test runs:

    Rowher Trail

    Truckhaven

    Last Chance Canyon
     
    Last edited: January 31, 2006
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  3. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I said it in the project thread, but I'll say it again... That turned out awesome :D and I can say that it works as good as it looks since I've wheeled with him :D
     
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    ya Jefe, definately looks awesome, makes me wanna convert!!!
     
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    Extremely Nice Rig Jefe!!

    How do you like the Electrac up front? How is the ride in unlocked, limited slip mode? I have never ridden in a truck with LS up front and was curious about it.
     
  6. Jefe

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    The Electrac is awesome. The l/s isn't even noticable, except when its needed. And if you need a bit more, just lock it up. :)

    In the two days I was out at Truckhaven testing the SAS out, I probably only locked the front a half dozen times. And half of those I probably didn't need it, the l/s would have done fine, it was just a cautionary measure.
     
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    Thanks for the info Jefe!

    For some reason, I didn't ask everything I wanted to about the Electrac.:confused:

    Does your rig ever see the road now that it is done? How is the Electrac onroad. I can definately see the advantage offroad, by not constantly having to go to full lock, but how is its onroad manners with LS?

    Sorry I had to ask another question instead of wording my first one more correctly! I have run across a deal on a Electrac and it caught my interest, but the truck will still see its fair share of the road.
     
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    Yes, my rig is still my daily driver. . however, I've got manual hubs, so the l/s is not a problem :p

    However, I did break the gears in on-road. The L/s is noticable, but not bad at all. Its milder than my brothers True-Trac.
     
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    Exactly what I wanted to hear!!:D

    Thanks Jefe!
     
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    jefe what shock are you running in the rear
    do you know the sizes or have a shot of how you mounted them thank I'm wondering how I should go about mounting my new shocks

    thanks alot
     

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