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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ive been on FSB for a little over 2 years now, keeping relatively quiet and searching instead of creating new threads. I used to have an 1989 XLT but since its death in Pismo, I bought a new truck (1994 Eddie Bauer 351w) and SAS'd it right away. Let me know what you guys think

Here she is the day I brought her home





I got started by plating the crumple zones









I didnt get any pics of pulling the TTB out because i made quick work of it, Then Ptack1 and California Monkey came out to help getting everything hung.

The leafs are Chevy 54" with stock bronco shackles (DIY .25" spacers to get everything snug)













Heres how it sat after the front, and before the rear was done.
I shouldve left it like that




the next day was ChexMix and BroncoBoy23's day to help with the rear. Sterling 10.25,ruffstuff Shackle Flip with 6.5" shackles

We moved the front hangers back to center the axle in the wheel well









Then I put in Ballistic Fabs Crossover steering kit



Some Finished Pics next to BroncoBoy23's SAS'd bronco









And finally some flex pics from Hollister Hills OHV









Little Too much flex! the drive shaft length was perfect, at full stuff theres like 1/2" left of travel, BUT at full droop, it slips out. I have get get a long travel DS made.







Me under the truck putting the DS back in



Its still got some fine tuning to do... Lemme know what you guys think
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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 10:28 PM
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Looks good. Did you end up losing the rear blocks from the front? Where did your caster end up?
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oops. well it flexes really good anyway. Did you get your driveshaft problem figured out? Nice work.
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I had to put the blocks in because the caster was way off without them. With the blocks in I'm at about 6*. I don't like em in there so I'm going to get some wedges in there that bolt to the leaf pack, so I have less of a chance of them spitting out on me.
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Nice Job!!! That thing looks Great.....
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If you drop your front spring hangers about 3" (+-) then your caster should be right on and you can remove the blocks. But you will have more lift. Or you could alter the way the rear shackles mount up.
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looks very familiar...nice work.

i had the same driveshaft slip issue when i went to Chevy springs, here is how i solved it: all you need is two bronco driveshafts, a chop saw, and a welder. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...530&highlight= 3 years now and still going strong.

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Thanks for the info Andy! It should look very similar, I chose to go with the Chevys after I saw your truck. Your somewhat local too. I'm in the same club as Justin (chexmix)
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Suspension travel looks great! I broke two of those blocks running them on the back, so if you have to stick with caster blocks up front I'd highly suggest ditching the cast pieces. If you do get rid of the blocks it looks like you'd be pretty close to having steering issues with the overloads.
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I ran em for a day with out the blocks, Said "F*** that!" and threw them in... It was very difficult to control the truck. As it sits now, it feels perfect, like I'm driving my 05 Tacoma. So they'll stay in for now until I can get some better ones in there
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Its about time you get the SAS pics up Ryan Im so proud of all the work you have done to it (Son)

Here is a pic of his bronco on its first trip up to my place. The SAS worked good for its first trip.
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GREAT J0B!!! It looks REAL clean...



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Very Nice and Clean. Dont really like the shims up front but I understand the reasoning for them. As long as you get the ones that bolt to the leafs like you mentioned it should be ok.

Are those stock 54" of a blazer or a pickup. Looks like you got some pretty good lift out them and they flex great.

How would you say the ride is compared to the TTB.

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Stock 54's pulled from a junkyard pickup. The ride is damn nice. I'd venture to say it's better than ttb. It for sure feels better than my DD Tacoma (I hate that stupid thing). I'm surpised I got that much flex out of it, along with some great street manners
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Nice and Clean! I got the same Craftsman tool box sitting in my rig.

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Its about time you get the SAS pics up Ryan Im so proud of all the work you have done to it (Son)

Here is a pic of his bronco on its first trip up to my place. The SAS worked good for its first trip.
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looks like you need shorter shocks. the drivers looks bottomed out in that pic.

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You are correct... In that pic the shock has bottomed out. That was the first trip since I finished the SAS and I threw some 15" Ranchos on there in a hurry to make it drivable. If you noticed In the hollister pictures, I have since upgraded to bilstein 5125s front and rear and extended my shock towers 3 inches.
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Good looking rig!!! sweet flex pics

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