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Scuba's 99 Single Cab SAS.. 5 Years in the Making

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by TherealScuba, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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    TherealScuba

    TherealScuba [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've only got another month or so until I'll have most all of my parts in/ on the way. Figured I'd start this thread now.
    This thread will include parts lists, plans, pictures, beer, and I hope constructive criticism from everyone.
    This will be my first time with such an epic fab project on my own vehicle although I have helped out with a couple solid axle swaps.

    Cutting will not start until I have every part I will need to drive the truck safely. I will most likely be borrowing another TTORA member's garage, another members 220 welder, and hopefully a plasma.

    Goals for this SAS: get rid of the death trap IFS. Make a more reliable front end. Allow me to wheel more than I wrench.
    I want to push the front axle forward as far as possible. I want a better approach angle, I want the tires out of the firewall, and I want to stretch my short wheelbase a little bit.
    I am going leaf springs. I don't need a crap ton of flex. I want the strength of a high pinion 8" diff with chromoly everything.

    Parts list:

    Front: Diamond Axle, 8" High pinion (Marlin built, 5.29's, Yukon grizzly locker). 67" WMS w/ IFS hubs. FROR Tacoma brake mount. RCV inner shafts. TG "longfield" birfs.

    Marlin 25MM steering arms. FROR DOM Tie rod/ drag link. All-Pro FJ80 TRE's. Ford bronco forward swing steering box. Parts mike flat pitman arm. PSC 2.7L tacoma pump kit (I have found redline steering fluid that satisfies the needs of both the stock pump and the gear box. The PSC pump kit won't be needed). TG Steering shaft kit.

    FROR SAS kit, All-pro 4" springs. Bilstein 12" 5125's. All-Pro frame plates.

    T100 oil pan, pickup, and all that jazz.


    Rear: T100/ Tyndra axle. Will transplant my 8.4 welded 5.29 diff into it.
    All-pro 5" rear suspension kit. 12" bilsteins.

    The truck will probably be on 38's-40's next if I can grow some balls.


    That's the basic parts list, I'm sure I am missing some small things. Here are some pictures so far.

    Obligatory broken IFS pictures.

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    Remaining parts:

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    The IFS has taken me almost EVERYWHERE I've wanted. From Moab, to AZ, the Hammers, to the Rubicon, Windrock ORV, Hidden Falls, etc.. IFS has its purpose. It served me well for the past 5 years. However, it is time to take the truck to the next level.

    Stay tuned.
     
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  2. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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    AllMountainToy

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    Nice! this is going to be good! Good luck
     
  3. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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  4. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:30 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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  5. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:30 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    Shouldn't you get rear axle to make sure you don't break anything since you are taking it to the next level? Jw
     
  6. Mar 12, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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    TherealScuba

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    I'm not too concerned about the rear at the moment.
    The 8.4 is known to be "okay" on 37's/39's.
    I've got a friend with a very similar build who runs a stock Tundra rear axle with just an ARB and 5.29's. He's been wheeling on 39's for a couple years without issue.
    Later on down the line, I may add a full floating diamond axle rear with a Landcruiser 9.5 diff. That's a far way out though.

    Here's my buddy.

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    Edit: here's another one. My truck will be a clone of his almost except for his front end is linked and I'll have leaf springs.
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  7. Mar 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM
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    reg cab :drool:
     
  8. Mar 12, 2014 at 11:08 PM
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    going to be a rad build! cant wait to see you tear into it
     
  9. Mar 12, 2014 at 11:11 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    No hydro assist?

    I'm piecing together a kit for way way way cheaper then a TG or PSC kit using a topic or two from the marlincrawler Forums And Pirate4x4 for references
     
  10. Mar 12, 2014 at 11:16 PM
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    After going chromo shafts on the crawler I have never had problems with the rear..and that's with a dual tcase and a 5VZE swap on 39.5" Krawlers
     
  11. Mar 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM
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    I'm taking a page from AOR Scotty's "intervention" build. He used the ford box on that build and ran 37's or 39's without the need for assist. The ford box is so much larger than a Toyota box it just doesn't need it. Plus I'll have the high flow psc pump.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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    Ooohh..send me the link please. I haven't heard of that. I'm a tech at a Ford dealership and I know we have a few boxes laying around ...cha ching!!!!
     
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    Sweet man. Keep us posted when the WAT and cutting are scheduled to start.

    Ditch the spreadsheet after you buy the parts so there are no reminders of the amount of $$$ that you sunk into your rig. I sunk way more into my 85 that I will ever divulge.
     
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    Should be sweet - although I think you had a CV trail swap down to about 5 minutes at Windrock.....
     
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    I love SAS'd Reg Cabs! :D
     
  20. Mar 13, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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    Sub'd. Yay for Scuba! Are you doing one of your Scuba dances in anticipation!?! lol Good luck on the build. Can't wait to see it finished!
     
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