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xplrsport01

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im thinking of doing a solid axle swap sometime in the hopfully near future but i don't know if i should go with a dana 35 or 44 and how i would hook up the stearing
 
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RockRanger

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I think you mean a 30 or a 44. I would go with a 44. bigger brakes bigger bearins bigger ring and pinion. steering is easy, reove your rack and pinion and install a steering box. Some tubing and tie rod ends it is in.
 
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if i get a dana 44 and do the swap i wana use leaf springs what springs should i use?
 
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Search....this topic has been covered already.
 
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RockRanger said:
do coils it is easier.

haha. depends who your talking to.
 
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Coils/Leafs everyone has their own opinion, I think leafs are easier but ive never done one so take from that what you want.

Im going leafs mainly because of cost im using 7 leaf wagoneer springs
search for skunk's SAS thread, he has a 2nd gen with a d44 SAS and waggy springs.
 
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With leafs the steering is what gets you. To do it right you end up spending some coin. Ask section how much he has in his steering. I have done leafs and think coils would be easy. Next go around I will be swapping to coils.
 
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Ill agree with that, skunk has had issues with his steering. Im going to look into coils but I doubt it, ill just get flatops and keep a true crossover/hysteer in the future.
 
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You know the more and more research i do into the coils vs leaf springs...and more recently airshocks, i think its all hype. Looking at stic-o's sas really changed my mind on coils. Now iz has airshocks, it doesnt seem all that hard. I think i might change direction and go towards airshocks seeing how much flex iz got from his.
 
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the hardest parts the planning, if you can figure out the suspension geomnetry you could do whatever you want. IZ had some skills figuring all that out, i dont so im going with nice easy leafs. (plus its cheaper)
 
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