Pipe Dreams...

TerryD

Total Tease
Supporting Member
Location
Covington, Va
Running out to the the overlook the other night got me dreaming about a SAS a little.

I'm wondering if I could do a SAS and still have no more than 4-5" of lift when I'm done with a JKU D44 and a radius arm setup. I only really want to run 35s but have decent articulation and ride. And I don't want this thing to be massive. I'm very happy with its current size.

This isn't an impending thing, just dreaming outloud...
 

Prime

Some Kind of In Charge?
Admin
Location
Denver-ish
I think to get that kind of lift on a 2nd gen SAS you'd have to rework the frame in the front. The flat frame rail at the front end necessitates a lot of lift so that the axle can swing.
 

AlbatrossCafe

Bought an X
Location
Western WA
yeah the frame makes it hard to stay low unless you do a LOT of cutting. That's the difficult part about SAS on 2nd gen. Only seems worth to SAS if going to 37-40" tires where you need to have 5" + of lift unless you tear into the frame
 

TerryD

Total Tease
Supporting Member
Location
Covington, Va
Well, that's not encouraging. I'm not looking to go that big with this thing. Maybe if I had a longer wheelbase like a Frontier something around 5-6" would be easier to deal with.
 

Smileyshaun

Bought an X
Well I’m new to Xterras but have done a few sas swaps in my day , biggest question is do you want to run leafs or coils ?
 

Smileyshaun

Bought an X
I haven’t had any time to look into it but I will later tonight , if trying to run leafs I wonder if running A shackle slider in place of a traditional shackle and then French it into the frame a little to keep everything as low as possible .
 
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