BEEFY'S 03 build with sas

BEEFY Jul 24, 2014

  1. BEEFY

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    Back in 2006 I picked up a nice clean 03 v6 manul trans xterra. Allwas liked the look of them and this one was in the right spot at the right time.
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    It was was so clean and shiny. Only mod to it at that point was a K&N cold air intake.
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    Soon after I added a set of 285/75r16's to it.
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    Then fast forward a bit and some 33/12.5r15 procomps where added. Along with a custom front skid and rear shackels.
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    And then i broke a front cv shaft and used that as an excuse to start a sas. But once the sas was started funds ran dry. That was 2 years ago. Funds have now returned and with that so has the fun.
     
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    Monday night
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    SAS specs
    Front end
    79 bronco d44 5:13 gears open
    James duff arms with bronco 6" coils
    14" travel procomp shocks
    Rear end
    79 bronco 9" 5:13 gears with a Detroit
    Sprung over with stock leaves
    11" travel procomp shocks
    Rear shaft from a 99 short box ram 1500
    That is how it sits as of now.
    Tonight is modify the rear cross member for drive shaft clearance and test drive.
     
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  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Looks awesome! I'm curious to see more shots of that front axle. Don't think I've seen a SAS done like that before.
     
  6. BEEFY

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    Here are a couple vids from the last summer I had it going.
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  7. Timrich

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    Nice man! Looking forward to more pics of this...
     
  8. ericcris10sen

    ericcris10sen First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Seriously awesome videos!!!!! Omg that timber rd trail looks NASTY lol but so fun! I'd love to have friends who do that stuff!
     
  9. BEEFY

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    Got the rear drive shaft installed and got it out for a drive. First time in over 2 years. It felt good.
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    And a some more of the front suspension.
    I built a new crossmember to bolt on in place of the t bar cross member.
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  10. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Awesome work! So if I reading this right you really didn't have to fab to much besides the cross member correct? Just used bronco parts?
     
  11. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Cool idea
     
  12. xterraminator

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    Love your build, looks so good. So your from PG, love that country. Been there a lot. You ever come down to the lower mainland? I live in maple ridge and did a sas as well. Its almost done. You did yours very quick. Hope to ride with you one day.
     
  13. BEEFY

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    I do head your way a couple times a year. Not usually with the xterra though. But might be something to consider if a camping trip is involved. I have been following you build for a bit and im just waiting to see how that bumper summit racing fits.
     
  14. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Speaking of camping, you should totally be bringing this truck to WENT.
     
  15. BEEFY

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    It does look to be a fun event but 4,426 km, 44 hours driving one way is a bit much.
     
  16. BEEFY

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    Made up a quick spare tire carrier for the trip to Red Rose this weekend.
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  17. TheFauxFox

    TheFauxFox Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Man that is a bald Interco.
     
  18. BEEFY

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    Just got back from the 1000km shake down run. Every thing worked great. The only issue over the weekend was some overheating. Probably due to a plugged rad from the last time I had used the X. Even the wife was fine driving it on the hwy. Once some of the other people upload their pics I will get action photos posted.


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  19. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    how did your receiver tire carrier work out ???
     
  20. BEEFY

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    It worked good. I didn't hit it on anything and it didn't ratel around.
     
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    Xterraminator, my track bar is mounted to the inside of the frame to allow clearance for the pitman arm and coils.
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    Stock front drive shaft.
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  22. BEEFY

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    Well after driving around with the sas for a bit now the rear leafs have said we dont like being sprung over. The rear has saged about 3" and the mains started to turn into a S. So I will be swaping in a set of leaves fron a 06 chevy 2500. Not sure on the lenght but they are free and only about 2 years old. So with doing this swap, should I go with a weld on rear shackle hangar bellow the frame. Or a sleaved insert through the frame.
     
  23. Roadwarrior

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    I am thinking the weld on rear hanger is going to be your best bet, as it might be a simpler process, but I haven't attempted it so I can't confirm that
     
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    Went out for a short drive on Sunday with a couple other trucks. It was a really nice fall day. Should have taken more pics.


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    Niiice!
     
  26. BEEFY

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    Went out on a run this weekend. The Rig worked fairly well. Near the start of the day I had the service engine soon light come on ( first time it has), and noticed a loss of power. Keep going any ways. This trail is fairly steep and rocky. With the loss of power I kept stalling where i wouldn`t normally have a problem. Over heated the clutch from lots of repeated reving and droping the clutch to the point I lost the clutch pedal completelly. Let it sit for a while and hiked to the top. Once we got back I had a working clutch again and was able to get turned around and drive out. So what I`m wondering is, What are you all using for scan tools on your X? and are there any common problems that would cause this power loss? And I will get pics of the trail run up in a day or so. Also my wife was riding shot gun with me and gave me the go ahead to order t case gears this winte. As we have a big trip next summer where we will be pulling a trailer through some rocky trails and the lower gearing will make it alot easier on the X, and probably cheaper that other repairs from bashing through the trails.
     
  27. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I use one like this.

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    Works great with the Torque app running on bluetooth.
     
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    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    any update on the tire carrier you built. after some more agressive trails have you had any issues and what are you using for rear recovery point now ?
     
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    The tire carrier has held up well. It does rock a bit, but doesnt make any noise that I have noticed. For rear recovery I loop a short strap around the tube of the receiver and use a clevis to connect to the recevery device.
     
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    I have a very similar ELM327 BT scanner. Works great with my android. But my coworker with an iPhone can't see it at all. After some research, it turns out that iPhones require use of a wifi enabled scanner. There's something about the BT hardware that doesn't get along.
     
  32. xterraminator

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    LOve the pics. The guy in the Cherokee is he on the bcjeep forum? Just love that country. Was it south near the airport?
     
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    I don't think he is on the jeep forum as he only got it because it was cheep and he can drive it into the ground and not care. The trail is past the air port, down buckhorn lake rd.

    I ordered a wifi reader from Amazon. It should be here Friday. Hopefully it works.
     
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    Let me know how it goes. I wanted to see it work. I have the seen the ones where it plug into the port and then gets mounted on the dash like a GPS unit.
     
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    So I went camping a couple weekends ago. The whole trip was a trial for everyone involed. All the trucks broke. And even the following recovery of vehicles after the trip had its issues. But on the good side I found out what was causing my check engine light to come on, my lose of power and engine studering on hills. While trying to make it up a not very steep but snow cover hill with a couple trees across it the truck completely died. The motor mount failed(was more than likely broken before) and the 2 halfs came apart in a way that the motor was sitting with a 3-4" lean. Which separated the air intake hose and mass air flow sensor. It was fun undoing all the motor and trany mounts, jacking up the motor and re allining everything on the trail in afew inches of snow. Got it all back together with a couple ratchet strap holding the motor in place, and the intake hose reconected. And all of a sudden no more power lose or studering on hills, and after acouple hours of driving the check engine light whent off. So my guess is the motor mount had torn and was alowing the motor to pull on the intake hose and cause and air leak which was causing the mass air sensor to send a bad reading. Now who do you all recomend that I get new motor mounts from.
     
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    Those are the ones I was looking at. They will be orderd this week.
     
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    So now the alternator has packed it in. What dou you recomend. I did see the quest option. And while i'm there I know I saw a relocation write up some where, but cant find it. Thanks in advance.
     
  39. CaptainMorgan_SOS

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    I went with the Quest alternator. Does very well and are pretty easy to come by. If you happen to find that alternator relocation info, I'd be VERY interested in seeing it!
     
  40. xterraminator

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    Before you replace it check the fuse under the dash called "METER" If this burn't your alternator will not work. Might be just a $2 fix. Also check the big 100A fuse, make sure that is good. I discovered this the hard long way thinking that my alternator was dead when in fact it was not, just a small 7.5A fuse. I also want to do the alternator re-location, its a stupid place where they put it.
     

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