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Old 02-18-2010, 06:09 PM
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Im new to this forum, and i wanna put a straight axle under my 96 ranger spalsh 4x4. I want to get rid of the wishbone front end. any idea would be helpful
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:17 PM
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Same boat
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:24 PM
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Called a "SAS" (Solid Axel Swap).
If ya wanna sound smart... lol
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:01 AM
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I am busy with this on my ranger, should finish this weekend
Used a toyota SFA front axle - 4.88 diff ratio
land rover defender trailing arms and coils - 4"lift
At the back, lifted 4"on suspension
custom built drag link and tie rod using 4130 chromoly pipe, ball joints and rod ends
Shocks is TJM GL12525 front and rear, normally used on the toyota land cruiser's

Project coming along nicely, should finish this weekend, will post pics afterwards
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:05 AM
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I am busy with this on my ranger, should finish this weekend
Used a toyota SFA front axle - 4.88 diff ratio
land rover defender trailing arms and coils - 4"lift
At the back, lifted 4"on suspension
custom built drag link and tie rod using 4130 chromoly pipe, ball joints and rod ends
Shocks is TJM GL12525 front and rear, normally used on the toyota land cruiser's

Project coming along nicely, should finish this weekend, will post pics afterwards
South Africa!!! That's a sweet looking truck too. I want to see the pics!! I don't know if that axle would work on the US and Canadian Rangers though. We have a slightly different Ranger then the rest of the world. But might be a good way to start. What is this running you moneywise? I know that you're using a different currency but we can convert it.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:09 AM
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Will post full details after the weekend
Money is lots - around R40k total (USD5000) approx
Toyota axle fits as the diff is on the correct side and the axle is the same width - you guys could probably use the dana axles or something, loads more options available for you :-)
I'll post a full report once completed after the weekend - at the moment the rear is done, but brackets and bushes are being cut for the front...
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:15 AM
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Will post full details after the weekend
Money is lots - around R40k total (USD5000) approx
Toyota axle fits as the diff is on the correct side and the axle is the same width - you guys could probably use the dana axles or something, loads more options available for you :-)
I'll post a full report once completed after the weekend - at the moment the rear is done, but brackets and bushes are being cut for the front...
Sounds awesome!!! 5000 is a lot. And your right we do have a lot of options here in the States.

Looks like you have some awesome places to go wheeling!!
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Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:25 PM
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Hell 5k is not really that much for a SAS on a late model Ranger. And here in the states a toyota axle won't work, the pumpkin is on the wrong side. As for the OP, check out the tech library on TRS theres lots of info over there for your gen ranger.
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thanks for the help
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:40 AM
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the project finally became a reality - pics and full details at the link below
http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d=1#post464801
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:40 PM
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i am about to dive into the same thing with my 2007 fx4 i got a dana 30 for free so thats going under it. we were going with leaf springs fron and rear. only found one company saying they would mach up. if anyone knows of any others that will fit. youd freakin rock.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: Straight Axle Conversion

if ur gunna wgeel it stay away from leafs and do coils so much more flex my hole sas cost 2500 with re gearing and rebuilding diffs and lockers and all the parts
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:23 PM
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if ur gunna wgeel it stay away from leafs and do coils so much more flex my hole sas cost 2500 with re gearing and rebuilding diffs and lockers and all the parts
im trying to find parts for my sas right now, where did you get your parts and coils from? my mechanic has been searching for a kit for a week and no luck, just wondering if you could point me in the right direction? thanks bud.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Straight Axle Conversion

my couls were from my 6" lift and i made my radius arms and track bar it was perrty much bolt in
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