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SAS axle question

energie

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So i found a dana 44 from a 75 f150 with weld on wedges, would this be a good axle to use for an SAS swap or where should i be looking?
there are too many places that sell axles separately online so id have to go look around and in the winter thats pretty tedious.
 


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it didnt say if it was a front or rear one though lol do i need to switch the rear axle up when doing a SAS? and if you get an axle for the front, what kind of springs and shit do you use to lift it, do you need to fab new spring brackets and all that?
 




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okay so its a front axle but it has drum brakes, can you switch anything over from the explorer or what?
 




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Do you have the automotive and fabrication skills to be doing a SAS? Not saying you don't but some of the questions you have are making we wonder if you do or not. It's gonna take a lot more then just a basic understanding. 75% of the work you will be doing will be custom fabrication and you don't want any weak spots on the thing that holds your two front wheels to the car. :thumbsup:

Sorry if you do have the skills to be doing this, I just dont wanna see you waste a lot of money and time (and possibly your life if something isn't done right) in to a solid axle swap if you have no idea what your doing.
 




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no the explorer brakes wont work , all you need to do is get everything fron the knuckle out from a dana 44 with disk brakes

heres a link that will probabley help you out

http://classicbroncos.com/disc-f150.shtml
 




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Do you have the automotive and fabrication skills to be doing a SAS? Not saying you don't but some of the questions you have are making we wonder if you do or not. It's gonna take a lot more then just a basic understanding. 75% of the work you will be doing will be custom fabrication and you don't want any weak spots on the thing that holds your two front wheels to the car. :thumbsup:

Sorry if you do have the skills to be doing this, I just dont wanna see you waste a lot of money and time (and possibly your life if something isn't done right) in to a solid axle swap if you have no idea what your doing.

i know how to do shit, i just know nothing about the swaps. i have a mustang and a streetbike lol so i know nothing about 4wd and explorers. just recently buoght this thing for winter.

the guy also has an early bronco front axle, which includes the radius arms and the coil brackets and some brake parts for a few hundred $ more.
is that worth it?
 




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that depends on how wide you want to go, do you want a stock width or full width truck.

I cut down a full width axle from an F150 which was a lot of work but it matched my rear axle and was high pinion. The Bronco Axle is the perfect width but you will have a low-pinion which is not AS strong as the high pinion but also a good axle.

If it was me, I would buy both, take the parts off the Bronco axle, go full width up front and put a full width axle in the rear or research on how to narrow that full width axle to accept the passenger inner shaft. Look up some information by "Kirby N" on here about making sure your coils don't bow out. He was the first guy that I have seen on here do it right (myself included screwed up) on the alignment of the wedges for the stock width.

A few trucks from your body style.

Full width trucks with Dana 44s.
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181186
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175126


Stock width Dana 44s
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100935
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131813
 




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