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I was just wondering which lift you would
go with if money wasnt the issue.

If i go SAS, i'll be doing the work myself & friends.
SLR i'll just install myself.
The price i'm looking around 4000 to 4500 for the SAS
The SLR is 3500.
Let me know what u think.

Not including the the money i will make back
parting out old upgrades from the IFS
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If your going to be wheeling it hard I would go for the SAS in a heartbeat. If you have the money, and skill I would do the SAS in a heartbeat. So I guess you know where I stand.
 

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Well i'm going to see if i can pull it off.
That doesn't include tires and wheels.
I'm going to most likely run 37's.
I'm going to start early and get cheaper
parts of the kit. Then buy the kit i'm going to
try with a dana setup.
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Front & rear dana 44 w/ 4.11 gears $500
5" leafpack 199
Bilstien frt shocks 200
Complete SAS steering kit 600
Calmini spring perch kit 180
Drive shaft frt & rr 600
Brake lines 130
Frt spring hanger, shock tower, rear spring mount kit 300
Dana 44 custom flat knuckle kit for high steer 700
Custom hi steer kit 260
Warn hubs 90
Front shackles 85
Rear shackles 60

Total $3905

I'm getting info from Frontier & tacoma SAS rigs.
http://www.angelfire.com/ma/filsantos/sas.html =frontier
3/4 of the set up on this tacoma is how i'll be running mine

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If you SAS your X I will be down to see it in person!
 

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If your gunna run 37s, you might want to up the gears to at least 4.56. You might also want to think about lockers if your taking the time to regear the axles, but its not a must.

Don't forget about axle width. If they are too narrow, your tires will be rubbing on your gear box while turning.

It will be a long and tough process, but in the end, it will be completely worth it :)
 

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Yeah, 4.56 would be a must with 37's. I have 35's on the Rubi with 4.11 gears and I can't get the thing into 5th unless I am going down hill. :)
 

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I'm not a fan of lift springs either, but if that's the only way I can afford a SAS, I would definitely go with them. Much better having a leaf-sprung SAS than IFS!

Question, why are the shackles on the front leafs of that Tacoma on the rear rather than the front? That causes the opposite effect they should do, it moves the diff away from the T/C and puts it at a higher angle when the susp drops, and brings it closer at compression.
 

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I'd rather just save up the extra few bucks. Really, a custom built LA shouldn't be all that much more than a leaf sprung setup.
 

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my take on it is if I wanted SAS I should have bought a jeep. Or have a spare jeep for OR purposes. Or you could be like Muzikman and wheel both is jeep and X. :cheers:

They often both get wheeled on the same day. :)

 

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kokopop said:
Or you could be like Muzikman and wheel both is jeep and X. :cheers:
Jealous....very jealous
 

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B Slater said:
kokopop said:
Or you could be like Muzikman and wheel both is jeep and X. :cheers:
Jealous....very jealous
It would be cool, but a waste as I don't have the time. Family takes a lot of my time and income didn't grow this year with the mrs. taking 6 months off and going PT.
 

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I tried a few years ago having both a DD and an OR vehicle, but it didn't work for me. Sold the OR, kept the DD.

Then, this year, sold the DD and bought the X :cheers:
 
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