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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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swapping in a SAS to my '84 Ranger. I want front leafsprings and SOA. What axle will work for me? It doesnt have to be a Ford axle, anything will work. I was thinking a waggy d44...i need drivers drop.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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lets hear it SAS junkies
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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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you can find out a lot of this info on www.therangerstation.com
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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #4
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seems like theYJ d30 with leafs will be most trouble free. Id SOA it first and run YJ leaf packs and a couple leafs added in to handle the weight of the v8.

Would high steer be required if SOA conversion is done? Kind of a jeeper question on the Ford tech..:tonka:
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Your going to swap in a dana 30? Don't you already run 35's?
I have most of a d44 out of an early bronco i can sell ya if you want to go that route. It has the welded on c's that you can cut off and run leaves, or run radius arms with coils.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #6
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Your going to swap in a dana 30? Don't you already run 35's?
I have most of a d44 out of an early bronco i can sell ya if you want to go that route. It has the welded on c's that you can cut off and run leaves, or run radius arms with coils.
its going under my project 302 ranger, currently on 28" streets ...although it will prolly be on 35's after the axle swap.

How much for the d44? High pinion or low? Does it have highsteer?
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #7
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when you do soa and dana 30 yes you have to run a high steer
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y not run coils? they ride softer, and will have more flex then a leaf spring. not sure which axle you should use to make it work.
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y not run coils? they ride softer, and will have more flex then a leaf spring. not sure which axle you should use to make it work.
Not necessarily true....
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If your gonna go with leaves... I'd say go with Toyota leaves, I've heard a lot about how flex and ride quality are still very good.
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its going under my project 302 ranger, currently on 28" streets ...although it will prolly be on 35's after the axle swap.

How much for the d44? High pinion or low? Does it have highsteer?
You would be a fool to go through all the work of swapping an axle in and have it be weaker than your current set up (assuming you've already got the D35 in it)- mainly because you are going to have V8 power and weight over the axle.

A wagoneer 44 with leafs would be a good option.....
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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #12
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Found an EB d44 out of a '72 , pretty set on it now!
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thx guys i will change out those seals asap
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The first thing you need to do to the EB 44 is upgrade the axles. The left axle from a 1/2 ton straight axle will fit but the right you will have to buy from Jeff's bronco graveyard.
I'm also interested in why the leaves?
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The first thing you need to do to the EB 44 is upgrade the axles. The left axle from a 1/2 ton straight axle will fit but the right you will have to buy from Jeff's bronco graveyard.
I'm also interested in why the leaves?
I changed my mind on that now. Im going to run coils and radius arms. I found a EB D44 out of a '72 that im getting.
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Do you have all the mounts and brackets with it? It is basically a bolt in if you do.
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Do you have all the mounts and brackets with it? It is basically a bolt in if you do.
the axle is still in the bronco so im gonna take everything with it , brackets and all.
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