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questions about doing an sas on my truck

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 02white taco, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mar 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    02white taco

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    I have a 3in lift now and my front axles just went and my bearings look like there about to go. I do some offroading but not alot i use my truck like a truck and because of that im not sure if its worth doing an sas or just rebuild what i have,which would be cheaper less things keep messing up. what do ya'll think?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    SAS'ing is pretty much good for wanting to run huge tires (like 37" and bigger) with out having to worry about breaking an axle every time you put it in gear. Since you say you don't do much offroading I just don't think a SAS is worth the time and cost to you.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    Unless you have $6k+ its not worth it if you dont do major offroading
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    An sas is a major undertaking and it wont be cheaper than replacing your broken/worn parts. Is it better? Hell yes.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    I don't recommend a SAS unless you do serious hardcore wheeling. It's a major undertaking to do it safely and correctly and will cost at least quadruple the money.
     
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    Another thing to mention is that in my experience with SAS'd rigs, top speed is dropped down to 45-65mph depending on the vehicle and SAS. It's pretty hard to do a SAS well enough that you can safely drive it at high speeds.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    what would ya'll recommend for my lift iv looked and sow that pro comp has a 3in kit but it just has the drop bracket which would help with the angles on my axle and joints but wouldnt an upper a arm thats extended be better?
     
  8. Mar 14, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    If you don't do much wheeling and don't want to drop a small fortune I'd just get a simple spacer over coilover lift that will give 2.5 inches and provide a decent stance and tire size while not affecting the driving characteristics. Your front coils are probably shot too. $80 for a pair.

    If you're getting new upper arms... and you should probably consider it due to worn bushings, then you might as well get some decent uniball like Camburg or Total Chaos. You lower arm bushings probably suck too, but at least you can get the new bushings and not the whole arms.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2013 at 4:04 AM
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    Ya I just went form a spacer to the toytech coil and I'm just trying to figure out which would be better to get my Suspension geometry back into line. Thanks for the help
     
  10. Mar 15, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    If the toytech coils are screwing with your CV angle there is not much you can do, they are probably more for people with a heavy bumper/winch combo or something. You can try a diff drop for $35-$50, but results vary.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    Ok cool thanks for the help ill look into that
     
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