Pipe Dreams...

TerryD Sep 30, 2019

  1. TerryD

    TerryD Sliders Supporting Member

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    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...
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    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.
     
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  3. TerryD

    TerryD Sliders Supporting Member

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    I guess I need to crawl around with a tape measure and see what all it's in the way...
     
  4. AlbatrossCafe

    AlbatrossCafe Test Drive

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    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
     
  5. TerryD

    TerryD Sliders Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  6. Smileyshaun

    Smileyshaun Test Drive

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    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 ?
     
  7. TerryD

    TerryD Sliders Supporting Member

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    The plan was coil-overs and radius arms.
     
  8. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I think running leafs could be interesting. But the problem remains the frame.
     
  9. Smileyshaun

    Smileyshaun Test Drive

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    Never mind I need to learn to read better LOL
     
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  10. Smileyshaun

    Smileyshaun Test Drive

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    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 .
     
  11. TerryD

    TerryD Sliders Supporting Member

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    Oh heck, just recognized the user name! Welcome aboard man!
     
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  12. Smileyshaun

    Smileyshaun Test Drive

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    Thanks for the invite
     

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