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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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j_mazala

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Lookin bad ass man! I definitely like the look of the sport's wheelbase, should work out good on the tighter trails. Have you put your link numbers into the 3 link calculator?
 


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TarHeel085

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Nice!!! Truck looks great-did u guys get "iced"?? Heh Heh

Great Build
 




TarHeel085

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well ive been off the grid for a while, truck broke down before the fourth and just really pissed me off. havent done much, but picked up a few things today. sparten for the 30 and a lube locker gasket, and some limit straps. i lost the drivers front spring somewhere on the trail last weekend, dont wanna do that again!

and I flopped it into the tailgate and ramped her, does about 1050 and still had more to do.
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How does the Aussie work and can you hear it when you turn?

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Hate you didnt make it to ure july 4th. We definitely got to get up and show some Jeeps up sometime soon. lol You going to the toy run in mountain city this weekend?
 




TarHeel085

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Hate you didnt make it to ure july 4th. We definitely got to get up and show some Jeeps up sometime soon. lol You going to the toy run in mountain city this weekend?

i know man, i was pretty upset. i thought about it, but i bought tickets to beer bourbon, bbq in cary sat. im gonna try and make it to uhwarrie or callalantee soon.
 








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yes i can, most ratchet type lockers you can, but i also dont think i have enough fluid in the rear diff because of the bigass diff cover i have.

Is there any way you could get a video of it and post it?
 




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nice build, quick question for ya, using the TJ axle did the springs sit perfectly horizontal? or did they look like this, \ / ? if they did did you modify the spring perches or cut into the frame, thanks also do you know if the zj axles are the same got a sh!t ton of them up here in the JY

-jeff
 




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