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Old 05-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #1941
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Instead of running a shackle the spring slides in the guides under compression and droop. Helps it sit lower than the convectional shackle setup which is what I'm after.
You can't really sit low on leafs. And I still don't understand the whole low concept. The point of a SAS is to gain ground clearance and articulation. If you are too low you have ZERO uptravel.
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You can't really sit low on leafs. And I still don't understand the whole low concept. The point of a SAS is to gain ground clearance and articulation. If you are too low you have ZERO uptravel.
It'll have just as much up travel as any other rig with toyota rears up front(2-4" hopefully depends on how arched my leafs turn out to be). The main reason I want it to sit low is because it doesn't have to be high, that and I like the look of a LCG rig on big tires. On 42's I should have plenty of clearance. My sas is being done to gain stability, flex/articulation and axle strength/durability. Sitting low on leafs is possible just takes a lil more work.
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It'll have just as much up travel as any other rig with toyota rears up front(2-4" hopefully depends on how arched my leafs turn out to be). The main reason I want it to sit low is because it doesn't have to be high, that and I like the look of a LCG rig on big tires. On 42's I should have plenty of clearance. My sas is being done to gain stability, flex/articulation and axle strength/durability. Sitting low on leafs is possible just takes a lil more work.
The back isn't the problem with height though. I have 6" shackles for the rear with Chevy 63"s and it only sits at 23". Lower than the front and the front has COMPLETELY flat springs lol!! I am an exception though I'd have more uptravel if it wasn't for my full hydro. But then again I don't have to worry about a stupid drag link to bottom out on the frame, like it was before. If you can keep it 25" on 42's I'd be shocked. But I can't wait to see
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The back isn't the problem with height though. I have 6" shackles for the rear with Chevy 63"s and it only sits at 23". Lower than the front and the front has COMPLETELY flat springs lol!! I am an exception though I'd have more uptravel if it wasn't for my full hydro. But then again I don't have to worry about a stupid drag link to bottom out on the frame, like it was before. If you can keep it 25" on 42's I'd be shocked. But I can't wait to see
25 to the belly is damn near impossible on leafs, well if you let enough air out of the 42's it'll be at 25 :lol: I'm prob gonna be around 26-28" I hope but I know in a couple of weeks when I get the front done-ish.
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25 to the belly is damn near impossible on leafs, well if you let enough air out of the 42's it'll be at 25 :lol: I'm prob gonna be around 26-28" I hope but I know in a couple of weeks when I get the front done-ish.
Sweet. Good to hear those numbers, I am relieved
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Sweet. Good to hear those numbers, I am relieved
15" at full bump 19" at ride height on 42's


maybe one day
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15" at full bump 19" at ride height on 42's


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Old 05-06-2013, 08:35 PM   #1950
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15" at full bump 19" at ride height on 42's


maybe one day
Too low!! Guy has WIDE axles to make up for being a little taller. IMO if you go 1 tons, run it a little higher than normal and it'll still be more than stable enough.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:41 PM   #1951
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You can't really sit low on leafs. And I still don't understand the whole low concept. The point of a SAS is to gain ground clearance and articulation. If you are too low you have ZERO uptravel.
You are learning young padawan For the record, my previous Taco was 24.5" to the frame on 37's and there was no way to get it any lower on leaf springs (44044's with a leaf removed). New truck gets links and will probably be a little taller than my old truck but with much wider axles and bigger tires. I feel my last truck was the perfect height, it went everywhere I pointed it without getting high centered. This obstacle was the perfect test to see whether your truck was too low or not. If you were too low, you got hung up on your passenger slider pretty bad and my last truck walked it a couple times.

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k, figured you guys were some of the most tech savy and would give me a clean cut answer, im doing this sas for an 8" trd locking axle and am putting a third in a housing im getting. the housing im getting i am going to just assume is bare, so i will need the seals for the axle shafts at the end...what all stuff do i need to put the shafts in and seal the axle up? I am getting the rebuild kit for the regear on the third of course, and I know i need:

third member seal gasket
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Grease?
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what am i missing and where is the best (cheapest lol) place to buy this stuff
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You are learning young padawan For the record, my previous Taco was 24.5" to the frame on 37's and there was no way to get it any lower on leaf springs (44044's with a leaf removed). New truck gets links and will probably be a little taller than my old truck but with much wider axles and bigger tires. I feel my last truck was the perfect height, it went everywhere I pointed it without getting high centered. This obstacle was the perfect test to see whether your truck was too low or not. If you were too low, you got hung up on your passenger slider pretty bad and my last truck walked it a couple times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj00rCyVusQ


That's a sick little crawl there. And my taco sits at the 25" height with 37s.. Well lower but only because flat springs right now.. Links are the way to go. Some day maybe.
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k, figured you guys were some of the most tech savy and would give me a clean cut answer, im doing this sas for an 8" trd locking axle and am putting a third in a housing im getting. the housing im getting i am going to just assume is bare, so i will need the seals for the axle shafts at the end...what all stuff do i need to put the shafts in and seal the axle up? I am getting the rebuild kit for the regear on the third of course, and I know i need:

third member seal gasket
3rd member bolts
axle seals
Grease?
diff fluid to refil the axle.

what am i missing and where is the best (cheapest lol) place to buy this stuff
Toyota axles are sealed from the elements by way of the seals and wipers on the knuckle balls and the seals on your manual hubs. Everything is contained internally pretty damn well on Toyota axles. If you have a third member that you are installing into a bare housing you'll need pretty much everything; axle shafts, knuckles, hubs, wheel bearings, rotors, calipers, manual hubs, trunion bearings, all seals and hardware, hi steer arms etc. Why not pick up a complete axle and install new stuff where you need to?
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Toyota axles are sealed from the elements by way of the seals and wipers on the knuckle balls and the seals on your manual hubs. Everything is contained internally pretty damn well on Toyota axles. If you have a third member that you are installing into a bare housing you'll need pretty much everything; axle shafts, knuckles, hubs, wheel bearings, rotors, calipers, manual hubs, trunion bearings, all seals and hardware, hi steer arms etc. Why not pick up a complete axle and install new stuff where you need to?
hes just swapping his rear, its what he forgets to say :P, hes also putting in the weaker third :P
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hes just swapping his rear, its what he forgets to say :P, hes also putting in the weaker third :P
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k, figured you guys were some of the most tech savy and would give me a clean cut answer, im doing this sas for an 8" trd locking axle and am putting a third in a housing im getting. the housing im getting i am going to just assume is bare, so i will need the seals for the axle shafts at the end...what all stuff do i need to put the shafts in and seal the axle up? I am getting the rebuild kit for the regear on the third of course, and I know i need:

third member seal gasket
3rd member bolts
axle seals
Grease?
diff fluid to refil the axle.

what am i missing and where is the best (cheapest lol) place to buy this stuff
Don't need bolts, they should already pressed into the housing, you might need nuts/washer though. don't really need grease.... just buy wally world gear oil for the first 500 miles then get some good synthetic stuff.
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lol He is simply swapping his 8.4 axle for a tacoma 8" e-locker axle so he can have a selectable rear locker.
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lol He is simply swapping his 8.4 axle for a tacoma 8" e-locker axle so he can have a selectable rear locker.
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