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Starting full width D44 SAS...B4 I order, what do you guys think??

Starting full width D44 SAS...FINALLY!!! (Update)

Like the title says..I feel that I am ready to begin my SAS and have compiled a shopping list. I'm wanting some opinions/thoughts/ideas about the list before I continue on. Also note anything I may have left out. Your help is appreciated.
There are a few things (in red) that I will need your help on, any ideas?
Things that I have/received are bolded!

D44 Front
-1978 Ford Bronco HP D44 Full Width (Moved Forward 2")

-78-79 Coil Spring Towers Pair (Broncograveyard Fab 1/4" steel brackets to space it out 2")

-Stock 1978 Bronco Lower Coil Retainer/Spring Cup (Turned around?/moved 1" in?)

-Wildhorse Rock Crawler 5.5" Black Coil Springs (Wildhorses4x4)

-Rancho RS9000 adjustables. I 've heard they give you 13" of travel

-Front Shock Towers F250 Shock Towers #E5TZ-18183-A

-Yukon 4.88 Ring and Pinion Gears

-Detroit Electrac Locker (DrivetrainSpecialists)

-Master Overhaul Install Kit (Broncograveyard)

-D44 Yukon Chrome Moly 4340 Front Axle Set (Broncograveyard)


-Extreme Outer Rebuild Kit (Broncograveyard)

-Caliper Left/Right Rebuilt (Local Napa)

-CAGE Offroad Tubular Radius Arms CAGE Offroad

-CAGE Offroad Radius Arm Mounts (Fab 1/4" Steel Brackets to space out 2")

-1994 Explorer Drag Link (Ford Parts Network)

-1978-1979 Stock Tie Rod (Broncograveyard)

-SuperLift Adjustable Trac Bar (Broncograveyard)

-78-79 Bronco Trac Bar Drop bracket (Broncograveyard)

Ford 9 Inch

Yukon 4.88 ring and Pinion Gears (Broncograveyard)
Detroit Locker (Randy's RNP)
Spring Perches (4WheelParts)
Master Install Kit (Broncograveyard)
WARN Leaf Spring Shackles (4 Wheel Parts)



2" Body Lift (liftkitdepot.com # PER792)

Wheels
15x10 Steel Rock Crawlers (Series 97) (4WheelParts)

Tires
36x13.5 IROK Radials (4WheelParts)
 
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My mount, and I'll try to get a pic of it mounted tomorrow if it's not raining. I thought I had one but can't seem to find it right now.

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Nice mount did you make that or purchase it.
 
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FROADER said:
It's from FST where Rick had his truck done. Felix, the guy I bought the X from got it from there.
Any idea on the price on this? I don't think Felix even visits the site anymore, does he (so it wouldn't really help to PM him)?
 
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Thanks, I found it. Looks like you both have a problem with rain. :p

Quote: Felix
"It was $150 and it is weld on. It is not exactly what I wanted but it will work much better than the one I have at the moment. If it does not rain tomorrow I will start taking my truck apart to install it. The rain has been so bad I couldnt get my truck to dry off enough to start working on it as of yet."
 
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Any body happen to know what the compression rate of the coil spring is from when you first got it to when you installed it? I believe the 5.5" EB coils is 21" when first received. I am still not sure at what height I would need to mount the coil buckets to the frame at. What height level will this give you compared the the rear?
 
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ohe_boy said:
Any body happen to know what the compression rate of the coil spring is from when you first got it to when you installed it? I believe the 5.5" EB coils is 21" when first received. I am still not sure at what height I would need to mount the coil buckets to the frame at. What height level will this give you compared the the rear?

On my truck its around 17" compressed. I mounted my coils 2 inches down from what would be stock bronco location. And it is in the 6.5-7" lift range. If you check jrgaylors build he mounted them like stock bronco and sanvde did his like 4 inches down. ( if i chopped names sorry ahead of time).
 
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My springs are ~17" compressed and the bottom flange on the coil bucket is mounted under the frame,(the very top of the last spring is ~11" from the bottom of the frame) if i was to do it again I would move the coil bucket down 1 to 1 1/2" to level it out, I have a winch in front and a add-a-leaf in the rear
 
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Anybody got pics of how they mounted the coil buckets? Could use some visuals...especially on the driver side where the frame flares out because of the steering box!!!

I got two types of square tubing ( 2"x3"x3/8" and 2"x6"x1/4" ) and I'm not sure which one would be best for the coil buckets!
 
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IROK tires are in!!

IROK 36x13.5 mounted on Rock Crawler 15x10
 

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more pics...
 

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and more pics...
 

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How do you guys get away with having drivetrain parts in the house? my wife would kill me :D
 
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The carpet in my apartment is filthy from me walking to and from the back porch where I rebuilt a full width 8.8.
 
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jrgaylor said:
How do you guys get away with having drivetrain parts in the house? my wife would kill me :D

I convinced my wife that if I were to leave my axle and parts I just spent a ton of money on outside on the back porch then it'll rust :rolleyes: :p :D

Plus too, she goes out wheelin with me so its all good :thumbsup: :D
 
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The carpet in my apartment is filthy from me walking to and from the back porch where I rebuilt a full width 8.8.

I am trying to keep the carpet from getting TOO dirty with the axle being in the house, but it was already dirty to begin with
 
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Axle tube seals are in!

My friend finally finished the fabbing of the axle tube outer seals; similar too the ones that alloy usa makes for the heeps as shown here from 4x4xplor website:
 

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I would like to see a picture, I don't like crud building up in my outer axle tubes :mad:
 
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