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well I've finally bit the bullet SAS

well I've finally bit the bullet: Curtis' 3-link SAS

I'll be picking up my D30 from a TJ with 4.10s (to match the 4.10 i already have) plus, its 50% day at the JY :D i will be making my own custom three link, using ballistic joints on the frame side & Rustys superflex joints at the axle, lower links are 1.5" DOM .120 wall sleeved with 2" DOM .250 Wall. Third link is 1.5" DOM .120 wall with a Creeper joint at the frame and stock jk end on the axle.

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Ill also be using an adjustable track bar from an XJ that im getting for free, the coil buckets are from ballistic and the shock towers are f250 ones. The steering box will be from an ifs Toyota with a trailgear pitman arm, the return line is stock while the stock pressure line was lengthened, ill also be using a hybrid shaft from the toy box and stock explorer shafts. all the steering on the axle will be chevy TRE over the knuckle with 1.25" .250 tubing and the drag link is the same tube with 3/4 heims. Brake lines will be from Rustys, going to use Wild Horse EB 5.5" springs and shocks are Bilstein 5125 12" travel and im going to SOA the rear with the stock shocks mounted in the top sway bar hole.

I moved the axle 3" forward for a wheel base of 105" and will be using a hybrid driveshaft from a first gen and my 95-96 front shaft. Now has 35/1250/15 new MTR's on 15x10 black wheels (don't know what kind) and kept the spacers up front.

And my 4.10 front diff and 2" body lift with custom brackets will be for sale, if anyone is interested PM me

Im sure ive forgotten something but heres the budget brake down so far:
Axle $60
Mounts $100
Custom 3 link $200
Dana 30 Lock Right $75
Axle Seals & Synthetic Gear Oil $70
8.8 Aussie $280
Ruffstuff 8.8 diff cover $135
Ruffstuff D30 cover $125
35" MTR's $714
Wheels $0
Extended stainless brake lines $62
Steering box $50
Shock towers $60
Ballistic buckets $85
WJ brake swap $300
One ton steering $200
Sliders $150
Shocks $175
Misc Items (cutting wheels, welding wire, bolts, etc) $100

Total so far $2981

pics to come.
 


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IZwack

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yea!
he is running a lot taller spring then I plan on running
I dont think there's a way around it using the same axle unless the coil spring is super short (sits under the frame rail).
 
















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Looks good man. Were definitely going to have to get up and do some wheeling together this year.

Most certainly, I can't wait for URE to open in a month, you have an April trip there planned yet? Plus my group didnt hit callalantee last year so that's in the works for this summer.
 












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looks like you have more than enough droop goin on there :D
 




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looks like you have more than enough droop goin on there :D

yes indeed, that wasnt even full droop. still need to get it on an RTI ramp to measure for limit straps.

the few small things i need are: limit straps, front sway bar, steering stabilizer and fix the gawd awful death wobble :roll:

on a small note we had to put in/make a bracket for a steering shaft support bearing as it was flopping around terribly. and somehow the front powertrax broke all four of the pins, unheard of by anyone i know, plus stumped my friends at 4wp. so the front locker is gone, and will be putting in an arb sometime in the future. that being said, it did awesome on the 4wp rockpile.
 




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Nice Work!!!
 




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Looks Great!
 




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thanks guys!! death wobble was taken care of tonight, crappy ass jeep brackets :rolleyes: got the sliders mounted today and they are freakin stout! A afore mentioned still need a damper and front sway of some sort. may even have to get a heavier coil, i figured the EB coils and 255/70 valved bilsteins would be fine, but no so much.
 




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nice build dude.. goodjob!
 








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i finally got it to uwharrie. did everything i wanted it to, had to remove the bumpstop cup as it was smacking the crap outta the spring on the passenger side. and somehow i managed to do this:
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and this is what happens when you stetch your wheelbase. hah oh well :D

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ill get more pictures when i get them from my friend.
 












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Ah yes....Looking very nice.


Hope to see it out at uwharrie this summer
 




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