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Solid Axle Swap BS Thread

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by Supra TT, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    Damn!! That's what I thought it was too!!!
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Hmmm a red ford ranger with. 9 inch lift :cool:
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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  6. Feb 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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  8. Feb 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    If I were to switch over my RC 4x4 to a sas crawl /4x4 . What would be a nice complete set up .
     
  9. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    As in R/C Car? or...Regular cab lol
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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  11. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Truely a nice set up would be links, but they are not needed. The 2nd gen is heavier and pretty much requires a D60 or a built to the hilt 44, which isn't even as strong as a STOCK d60. But people run it.

    IMO this is the most IDEAL SAS 2nd gen in history.

    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=160394
     
  12. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Thread took off like a bat outa hell, now it died :(
     
  13. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    Probably still a ways down the road but I've got a planning question.

    Our IFS sucks for crawling and therefore do not want to spend/waste anymore money on my current suspension. Are there any suspension upgrades that I could do now that will not be a total waste down the road when switching to SAS?
     
  14. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    The commercials to your new rig our deafening :D I'm thinking 40 inch tire or more???
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    IFS doesn't necessarily suck, but it's limited by its amount of travel and reliability.

    SAS is truely inteded for hardcore offroaders. I went offroading 15+ times last year and I feel this year I will be going about the same, maybe more. I've already gone twice :D

    The only thing that won't really be a waste is long travel, it will kinda be a waste, but you can turn around and sell it. IMO, the best set-up would be just a mid travel kit, 35s, selectable lockers and you will do just fine. I've seen it, and been surprised by it. Skids and lockers man :cool:


    Yeah I mainly intended it for people that want to ask questions, so the small group can help out. I guarentee many people have questions, but are affraid to ask, especially on TTora or Pirate
     
  16. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Exactly! Few guys already are having questions that I haven't seen ask before :woot:
     
  17. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Heres my sas'd rig. built by me!
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  18. Feb 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    Well that gives me some hope. I'm in the process of bolting every piece of armor I could find to it right now but just went a head with a Toytec ULK. Wishing now I went extended travel c/o's :)

    That being said. My truck may end up being a trail rig only at some point so the financial analyst in me can't help but make lists

    UCA - 600
    Extended c/o's - 1000
    Arb front locker - $1200 with compressor

    That's some good coin to shell out on a sub par trail rig setup is it not?

    I'm currently planning on a marlin taco box because that will work with any setup I decide to go with. I hate spending money and time on something I may end up moving away from.

    Couple of additional questions
    1. I'm not one who has a ton of patience nor the mechanical skills to do the SAS myself, so what are the opinions of buying a ready built kit vs collecting used parts over years?
    2. How selective do you need to be when picking a shop to do the install?
     
  19. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Yup.. I wasn't happy with the shops work at all. :mad:

    You don't NEED a ARB locker, but they are going to be more friendly. Order a lockrite and try it, it's better than nothing and you can always sell it for a decent amount. If you find yourself breaking shit, sell it and run the same courses and if you break again, it wasn't the lockers fault it was the skinny pedal :p

    I see you have he ULK from toytec, wheel it, extended travel is ONE more inch of travel, meh.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    What year? :cool:
     
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