• Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

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

LC_5.jpg


LC_4.jpg


LC_1.jpg


LC_3.jpg


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
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.




MONMIX

I fix dents
Staff member
Moderator
Elite Explorer
Joined
April 16, 2002
Messages
9,301
Reaction score
78
City, State
Millersville , Maryland
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Explorer Sport
Nice one Jefe,
so how does it feel to be TOTW #1 ?
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.








Toy_to_Force

Well-Known Member
Joined
November 21, 2003
Messages
161
Reaction score
0
City, State
Columbus, Ohio
Year, Model & Trim Level
96 Sport 4x4
Pretty sweet! Did you do any mods to the engine, or does the stock have any trouble pushing those monster wheels?
 




james t

Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
January 27, 2002
Messages
10,680
Reaction score
7
City, State
Texarkana AR/TX
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 SAS sport
Originally posted by Toy_to_Force
Pretty sweet! Did you do any mods to the engine, or does the stock have any trouble pushing those monster wheels?
its all about the gears. :D
 




Ford_Racing_Guy

Explorer Addict
Joined
September 22, 2003
Messages
1,863
Reaction score
10
City, State
Spencer, Wisconsin
Year, Model & Trim Level
'92 XLT & '98 XLT AWD
very nice rig
 




dewgod

Hmmmm
Joined
July 22, 2003
Messages
156
Reaction score
0
City, State
Dugway, Utah
Year, Model & Trim Level
1992 and 1994 XLT
Nice rig!! If someday ever comes I'll have one that sweet. LOL
 




lowexplo

Member
Joined
December 10, 2003
Messages
21
Reaction score
0
City, State
dearborn heights michigan
Year, Model & Trim Level
92 explorer sport




Jefe

Explorer Addict
Joined
January 7, 2001
Messages
4,869
Reaction score
6
City, State
Clarksville, TN
Year, Model & Trim Level
'00 XLT 4x4
Thanks a lot guys :chug:

Originally posted by Toy_to_Force
Pretty sweet! Did you do any mods to the engine, or does the stock have any trouble pushing those monster wheels?
For all my mods follow the link in the sig. Basically its just a chip and the 4.88 gears.
 




GaryR13G

Active Member
Joined
April 7, 2004
Messages
97
Reaction score
0
City, State
New Tripoli PA
Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 Sport Manual Trans
I love the suspension on this truck. Beautiful.
 




Top