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Truck of the Week! Jefe's SAS Project 12/23/03

Truck of the Week! Jefe's 2000 Explorer SAS Project

Congrats Jeff for being our first "Truck of the Week". I choose this one myself since I feel this is an excellent way to get a solid axle under your late model Explorer. I have seen this rig in action myself and it really works well :D

Congrats Jeff!: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
 


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jimbo74

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SWEET!... i have always liked jefes truck..... even before it had an sas.... good choice rick!
 








Lefy

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super nice dude. probobly the set up i'll use when i do mine but I think i'll be going dana 60 or something else up front with 9inch rear. and like 38 sick though
 




stretch

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Great choice! Jefe's X is one of that has always stood out to me.
 




Jefe

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:bounce: :bounce: Woo hoo! :bounce: :bounce:

Thanks Rick and everyone else.

And to think. . .just three years ago I was throwing on some shackles and used 31's to make it out to Truckhaven 2001. And of course when I got there and saw Ricks rig, among others, I thought y'all were crazy. :p :D

Edit:
I'm even on the home page . . .
http://www.explorer4x4.com/
. . . how cool is that? :D
 




bipolarbob

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Holy Crap!Nice truck!This the newest one with a solid here?
 




james t

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congrats man. :chug: the coilovers are sick.
 




Blee1099

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That truck is a beast. Love that SAS front end.
 








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Rick

How do you select a person for truck of the week?
 








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Congratulations Jefe :) and just think only tens of thousands to get here ;) Keep up the good work man I love seeing what you're up to next. I think I like your rig the most out of any other because you keep it looking somewhat stock. WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING :D
 












Brother_of_Jefe

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Waa Hoo!!!!

Awesome, bro!
 




SVO

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Awsome truck Jeff,

Do you have any other pics (close-ups) of the SAS and mounting, you know the gears in my head are always turning.

Keep up the great work. :D
 




SGR1600

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That's really nice. I really like the look, as well as the performance. Great job!
 






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