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SAS Quick Guide & Cost...

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by Supra TT, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Feb 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    had any prollems wheeling w/o one? mines on the otherside of the state lol
     
  2. Feb 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Nah, my only concern so far has been the rear DS... I need to fab something up, or have a member over on ttora make me one, once he finally puts it into production...
     
  3. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    i know who youre talkin bout on ttora, ive been worried about my trans though
     
  4. Feb 12, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    TG makes a good skid for the trans/tcase

    http://www.trail-gear.com/tacoma#tacomacrossmember

    Also, I updated, if anyone has questions or want's information on anything, let me know I'll post it up.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Supra TT

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    Updated, Pictures and information!! I'll get more picture once I get back to wheeling!
     
  6. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    I'm glad you put this detailed list together. There people that are out there saying you can do a SAS for $2500.00 are so far out in left field, they're past the parking lot. I get tired of seeing that and geting other people's hopes up an then they call me and ask about it and when I tell them it's going to be $15,000.00 + for me to do it they say, "what about the $2,500.00 deal sos and so said it would cost"? Hell, my two coilover shocks in the front cost that much alone.

    For those of you that think you can do a safe and reliable SAS for $2,500, please keep those comments to yourself before you get some one killed out there. Be a little responsible.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    fireturk41

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    there is a company that offers a 3k SAS, but they dont include all costs of additional stuff, they cut the ifs, put up the SAS kit the axle and thats all, everything else is an extra cost, and thats where theyll get ya
     
  8. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    Awesome thread with a realistic idea of what to expect for converting to SAS. Not enough people (myself included) know the actual amount of work needed for a reliable, functional SAS.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Here is what we did to my '05 Tacoma. Now granted, it is way out of the ball park as far as price is concerned but it will give you an idea of what is involved in doing a swap.


    Click on picture to go to build thread.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Wow, that's pretty amazing. I saw that same extreme 4x4 and thought, "Geez, that's cheap. Wonder why more people don't do it?" Great break out of all the costs. If it's $10k, I think I might go buy an f-toy, tube frame truggy, or some other dedicated wheeler. I'm really impressed with the work that goes into your trucks though to get them to that point. No way my wife would ever go for $10k on a SAS... heck, she probably would laugh at me if I wanted to buy an f-toy or other truggy, haha.

    :cheers:
    Cheers!
     
  11. Feb 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Thanks again for all your help during my struggle on the build Wyatt! ;)

    And, it drives me absolutely insane when I hear people talking about a reliable SAS for under $2,500. I just want to laugh in there face. Which I do, but still. :D It's not just an axle and some grinding/welding. If it was EVERYONE and their retarded dog would have one :eek:

    Yeah I spent enough, and I didn't even go the route everyone generally should go if they really SAS. Everyone should just go TONS. Because sooner or later you will want bigger and better shit.

    Also, don't let your wife read awsumdc's build if she's scared at the 10k mark lol (his is like $60,000 :eek:) But way WAY more functional and reliable than anything out there for a tacoma. :cool:
     
  12. Feb 27, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    Yeah, lol, she saw the pic of his truck all flexed out in this thread, and said, "Your truck doesn't do that does it?"

    No honey... but it could! :)
     
  13. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Your more than welcome. Glad to see you have finished it and it works. You should go over to Rocksolidtoys and post up your build over there as well. Lot of good guys over there that would love to see your build.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Supra you are the man
     
  15. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    does any one, have any guides to converting a standard axle to hi-steer with flat top knuckles?


    btw cost pertaining to this is pending :p
     
  16. Feb 28, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    Yeah you need flat top knuckles, tie rod/draglink, hysteer arms and studs.

    Www.partsmike.com
     
  17. Feb 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Will do! :cool:

    Thanks, ;)
     
  18. Mar 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    i just had someone who worked at a toyota dealer tell me that a sas would be about $2500. i just kinda chuckled at him. maybe i should tell him that if he can promise me that price go ahead and do it:D
     
  19. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Yeah tell him you'll give him $3,00 and he can have the extra $500 for profit. SAS only takes 5 hours too I'm sure. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Mar 4, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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    I heard it could be done in 4hrs at the walmart auto center :eek:
     
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