Almost Swapped...

Prawn Dec 15, 2020

  1. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    As the title states, I'm almost ready to get this job over and done with however I'm not 100% in love with the difference in track and am questioning the safety of rear spacers. I still have to drive this thing to the trails as I don't have a trailer. I've also got a co-worker trying to convince me to forget the IFS and go SA, however not sure about streetability at that point- and there's no going back after the SAS. What did you guys do? Run spacers? No spacers? Titan rear axle assembly? Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    The added width is one thing that's kept me from going TS. I'll be interested to hear from everyone on this as well.
     
  3. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    A JK front D44 is within .1" of our track, that's what's got me thinking SAS. Plus I have the option of getting an elocker.
     
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  4. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    I've considered that as well. I feel like a 4" lift SAS is feasible with a little cutting up front.

    I would get the full pair if you go that route. Already 4.10, locked, and a more readily available lug pattern. On 35s, I think it would be a great setup. I just don't have the time or really the desire to do a SAS right now.
     
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  5. IM1RU

    IM1RU Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    I'm confused. You're worried about the extra width of the rig... on trails?

    Umm.... That's actually a benefit not a hindrance.

    Finish up your T-swap, get some 2" spacers, and go enjoy your rig. I can't even tell you how many SERIOUS rigs are T swapped with spacers. You may need to do some trimming on the pinch weld area by the rocker.

    As for the locker.... The front locker is the least used mod I know of besides light bars.

    SAS and the 2nd gen Xterra is a finicky business. Cool yes, SPENDY, and not streetable at all. Every single one that I've seen at GONE Moab has been trailered there.
     
  6. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    I'm not worried about the extra width, but the difference in width front to rear.
     
  7. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Aside from aesthetics, not sure there's an issue. The rear wheels are already non-steering and have a diff to mitigate the potential skip when turning. A 2" spacer on the rear wheels, red loctite on the original studs should be fine. I believe @Prime is looking that way for his truck. And IM1RU already pointed out that many TS trucks are spaced.
     
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  8. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling

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    I run 2" spacers in the rear and use anti seize on them o_O

    Get quality spacers like bora, use an actual torque wrench when installing them, and you won't have any issues. I think I've ran spacers close to 100k miles now.
     
  9. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    I've been doing a lot of thinking regarding this matter. And I think I may have a bunch of TS parts going up for sale soon.
     
  10. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling

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    your loss...
     
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  11. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with running spacers. If you're concerned about the width difference you could always swap a titan rear in and be identical width. Of course you'd need to do titan spindles and brakes in the front. As well as the Titan M/C & booster.
     
  12. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    Another question, will 4.10 gears have the minerals to run 37's? It's an AT so it was suggested to go with 4.10.
     
  13. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    With an auto, 4.10s for 35s. 4.56s for 37s.
     
  14. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    On 4.56 will I still be able to take the freeway? I don't have a trailer so I have to drive it to the trails.
     
  15. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    On 37s? Yes.
     
  16. Prawn

    Prawn Bought an X

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    Sweet! But I'll be going through axles like ribs at a BBQ though huh?
     
  17. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    More likely steering racks.
     
  18. IM1RU

    IM1RU Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    I'm going to disagree a little .....

    I have 4.10's and run 33's in an auto. Maxterra runs 4.56's and 35's in an auto.... there end up within 25 RPM of being the exact same. Been that way for years. It's right at 2750 RPMs at 75 MPH.

    You absolutely need to run 4.56's with 37's. GLW the 37's though. They make the X way too tall to wheel very well.
     

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