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Bronco Info: 88 eddie bauer, 5.8, 351w, 35" tires, k&n cai, full custom 3" exhaust, 4" SAS
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1. What is your wheelbase after your SAS? _
a -Any problems encountered?_
b-Any other mods needed to achieve the wheelbase? (other than radius arm bracket and trac bar bracket placement)_
c-Any other information._

2. What is the measurement from the top of the axle tube to the bottom of the engine crossmember?. (the flat part, not what hangs down)_
a-Any problems encountered?_
b-Did you have cut the crossmember where the ttb brackets were?Yes
c-What brand/Size coils/leafs did you use? 4" Superlift coils
d-What coil buckets/mounts (Upper/Lower) did you use?Stock 79
e-Any other informationMoved the buckets foward 1"

3. What is the length of your shocks? (Extended/Collapsed)16-26
a-How do you have it setup? (Inches up vs. Inches down) 6 up - 4 down
b-What mounts are you using? (Upper/Lower)F250
c-Any other information_

4. How far down from the frame is your upper trac bar hole? (If applicable)_
a-Did you make, buy, or modify a stock upper trac bar mount?I ordered mine from Ruff Stuff
b-Are you using the stock lower mount or a custom lower? (If custom, what is the distance from the top of the axle to the trac bar hole)Stock
c-What are you using for a trac bar? (Modified stock, Custom, Adjustable, etc)79 superlift adjustable
d-Bushings (rubber/poly) or heims?poly
e-Any other information_

5. How far down from the frame is your radius arm bracket hole? (if applicable)_
a-Did you make, buy or modify a stock radius arm bracket?stock no modification
b-Did you angle it back to take away some stress on the bushing at ride height? (If so, how much?)no
c-Are you using stock radius arm, aftermarket, extensions, or another setup?stock 79
d-Bushings (rubber/poly) or heims?poly
e-What degree C Bushing did you use? (Rubber/Poly)7 poly
f-Any other information_

6. How much drop on your pitman arm?4"
a-Stock, Aftermarket, F350 pitman arm, etc...?Aftermarket
b-Is your drag link and tie rod custom, modified stock etc.?DOM
c-Heims, Ford TRE's, Chevy TRE's, etc.?Chevy TRE
e-Any other information_

**.Links to your pictures**My SAS thread

New Questions Submitted:
-total lift after swap 5
-max tire size after swap 35
-distance from ground to where front of the leaf spring mounts _
-distance from ground to where rear of leaf mounts. _
-Shackle before or behind axle? _
-What shackle used _
-front hangar? rear hangar? _
-what axle used in swap? year etc? D44 from a 79 Bronco
-did you box the frame? (for leaf sprung swaps) _
-# of leafs in pack? _
-did you use an angles shim to correct caster? if so, how much? no
-u-bolts pointed up or down? _
-did you lengthen your driveshaft? no
-total cost? (Include list of specific parts cost if possible) _
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Bronco Info: 94 f150 3" sas, dirty 5s, a clicky thingy in that tube under the motor. And more.
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Now that its more desirable.

1. What is your wheelbase after your SAS? 117 (its an f150 calm down)
a -Any problems encountered?Clearance clearance clearnance
b-Any other mods needed to achieve the wheelbase? (other than radius arm bracket and trac bar bracket placement)Trimming and 2wd tranny crossmember
c-Any other information.Truck sits at 3" of lift.

2. What is the measurement from the top of the axle tube to the bottom of the engine crossmember?. (the flat part, not what hangs down)maybe 4" never really checked
a-Any problems encountered?found that the long arm and bracket combo I used made it so that the arm would hit the tranny crossmember
b-Did you have cut the crossmember where the ttb brackets were?YES
c-What brand/Size coils/leafs did you use? Rough Country 4" lift 93-98 jeep grand cherokee front coils
d-What coil buckets/mounts (Upper/Lower) did you use?factory 94 uppers and 79 lowers
e-Any other informationHad to cut a section of coil to make the springs work with the factory upper retainers

3. What is the length of your shocks? (Extended/Collapsed)22.5"/14"
a-How do you have it setup? (Inches up vs. Inches down)3.5 up/5" down
b-What mounts are you using? (Upper/Lower)pin to eyelet adapter relocated on the upper and ballistic tabs on the radius arm
c-Any other informationRunning bilstein 5150's which aren't quite enough.

4. How far down from the frame is your upper trac bar hole? (If applicable)about 4.5-5"
a-Did you make, buy, or modify a stock upper trac bar mount?made out of box tubing and 1/4" plate
b-Are you using the stock lower mount or a custom lower? (If custom, what is the distance from the top of the axle to the trac bar hole)Stock
c-What are you using for a trac bar? (Modified stock, Custom, Adjustable, etc)1979 stock
d-Bushings (rubber/poly) or heims?poly
e-Any other informationframe side mount hangs pretty low

5. How far down from the frame is your radius arm bracket hole? (if applicable)not exactly sure, they are about 20" farther back than the ttb stock brackets
a-Did you make, buy or modify a stock radius arm bracket?Used ballistic HD brackets and modified them to work better with the c channel frame
c-Are you using stock radius arm, aftermarket, extensions, or another setup?stock arms boxed with 1/4" plate and extended 10.5"
d-Bushings (rubber/poly) or heims?HD chromoly Heims
e-What degree C Bushing did you use? (Rubber/Poly)7* poly (really don't need that much considering it now has 7.6* castor
f-Any other information_

6. How much drop on your pitman arm?5
a-Stock, Aftermarket, F350 pitman arm, etc...?skyjacker ttb drop
b-Is your drag link and tie rod custom, modified stock etc.?used 1994 f350 7.3 drag link parts with 1979 tie rod parts sleeved as much as possible
c-Heims, Ford TRE's, Chevy TRE's, etc.?ford tres
e-Any other informationReally great set up that can be replaced easily from an autoparts store and also very strong


Here's the truck with 3" lift and 35's



video of it performinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktN38...ature=youtu.be



New Questions Submitted:
-total lift after swap 3"
-max tire size after swap 38's
-what axle used in swap? year etc? 1979 cast wedge hp44
-did you lengthen your driveshaft? No, in fact it may be to long
-total cost? (Include list of specific parts cost if possible) $2500 i think

3" Lift SAS whaaattttt???? I'm that guy.
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/...d.php?t=200232
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Bronco Info: 1981 Bronco XLT..4,2L Turbo diesel MWM International engine, Cast ZF5 , NP 205 ,Fr/ Rear ARB,D44 SAS
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1. What is your wheelbase after your SAS? _
a -Any problems encountered?_
b-Any other mods needed to achieve the wheelbase? (other than radius arm bracket and trac bar bracket placement)_
c-Any other information._
2. What is the measurement from the top of the axle tube to the bottom of the engine crossmember?. (the flat part, not what hangs down)_
a-Any problems encountered?_
b-Did you have cut the crossmember where the ttb bracketswere?_ No
c-What brand/Size coils/leafs did you use? _I used 5,5 TTb deaver coils
d-What coil buckets/mounts (Upper/Lower) did you use?_Stock SA upper coil and custom made lower buckets
e-Any other information_

3. What is the length of your shocks? (Extended/Collapsed)_18"/ 29"
a-How do you have it setup? (Inches up vs. Inches down)_ 4" up and 7" down
b-What mounts are you using? (Upper/Lower)_ Stock SA mounts
c-Any other information_Rancho 9000 999317 (Dodge Ram)

4. How far down from the frame is your upper trac bar hole? (If applicable)_ About 2"
a-Did you make, buy, or modify a stock upper trac bar mount?_ yes
b-Are you using the stock lower mount or a custom lower? (If custom, what is the distance from the top of the axle to the trac bar hole)_Is custom made
c-What are you using for a trac bar? (Modified stock, Custom, Adjustable, etc)_ Stock modified with bigger bushings and adjustable lenght
d-Bushings (rubber/poly) or heims?_Rubber
e-Any other information_

5. How far down from the frame is your radius arm bracket hole? (if applicable)_
a-Did you make, buy or modify a stock radius arm bracket?_Yes are custom made
b-Did you angle it back to take away some stress on the bushing at ride height? (If so, how much?)_Yes I believe about 12
c-Are you using stock radius arm, aftermarket, extensions, or another setup?_Stock for now
d-Bushings (rubber/poly) or heims?_Rubber
e-What degree C Bushing did you use? (Rubber/Poly)_7 Poly
f-Any other information_

6. How much drop on your pitman arm?_Stock pitman arm
a-Stock, Aftermarket, F350 pitman arm, etc...?_Stock pitman arm
b-Is your drag link and tie rod custom, modified stock etc.?_all stock but modified
c-Heims, Ford TRE's, Chevy TRE's, etc.?_I used bigger Ford TREs over the knuckle , adjustable drag link
e-Any other information_

I made the lower bucket to get the angle I wanted... is about 6,5

**.Links to your pictures**_

New Questions Submitted:
-total lift after swap _
About 7"

-max tire size after swap _
35"


-what axle used in swap? year etc? _1979 Bronco D44

-did you lengthen your driveshaft? _no
-total cost? (Include list of specific parts cost if possible) _

Bronco 1981 XLT 4,2MWM International turbodiesel engine 185hp, ZF5 -NP205-D44 SAS-TRES- ARB Lockers,35" MT KM2 and 4,10 Gears
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