|May 4th, 2008, 10:51 PM||#1|
96 Dakota 35s locked SAS 44/9 Cherokee Trades?
Considering a new vehicle, so here goes my rig. Ive owned it for 5 years, it was my first and only vehicle. It has been the DD reliably, but I dont use it much any more for wheelin. I bought it bone stock and have built it myself over the last 5 years. I did an SAS on it set up with a dana 44 from a 78 f-250, one of the stongest 44's ever built, it has bronco outters to keep the 5x5.5 bolt pattern and to keep the track width down a little. 4.56 gears front and rear, front was done with new parts 2 years ago and setup by DTS. It has a lock-rite and mile marker hubs, newer spicer equipment thru out. Also have a brand new pair of spicer axle joints and a spare set of inner shafts. The front is 3 linked, one upper on pass side. Lowers are 36inches long 2.0 OD .250 wall DOM with johnny joints on the frame end and poly bushings at the axle. Upper is 1.5 OD .250 wall DOM. Lowers have poly performance high clearance brackets on the frame that I welded to plate then to the frame for more strength. 14 inch 185# eibach coils up front and 12 inch travel pro comp MX6-R (remote reservoir 6 way adjustable $200 each) shocks.
The rear is the venerable ford 9 inch 31 spline axle, 4.56s and a full detroit locker. That is still on the stock leaf springs with a BDS add-a-leaf, bilstein 12 inch travel 5150's. Braided stainless steel brake lines all around from inline tube.
The way it is, I can flex it out a little over 28 inches. That is an RTI of 650 or something like that. It can go more, but the rear end needs to be lifted a little.
I have the rear end 3 link about half way done. I have another housing that is ready to go with most of the brackets done. I have the lower links (2.0 .250 DOM with poly bushings) not cut yet and summit machine flex joints, tube adapters and jam nuts. The upper (1.5 .250 DOM) with the poly bushing not cut and a 3/4x3/4 rod end with high misalignment spacers tube adapter and jam nut. The frame has the pass side upper and lower brackets already welded in. I have the matching drivers side lower bracket that still needs to be attached. Then the track bar needs to be addressed. I have not worked on that yet. Ive been considering doing the 3 link and making floating leaf springs since the flex so well.
The motor is a 3.9, a chopped up version of the 318 which has been around for ever. Its got 152xxx on it and runs fine. It blows some oil out the dipstick, prob needs a new pcv valve. Ive also got a brand new .030 over spare engine. It have been completely been rebuilt with all the machine work done by 'enginecraft' on these boards. I can provide proof if necessary.
It has an ax-15 trans in it. The syncho's are going, so I bought another one. My plan was to swap that one in and take the other to be rebuilt. It shifts fine, just does not like going into 1st gear some times.
The t case is a 231. I just swapped in one from an xj about a year and a half ago. That one has the external slip yoke. I also have the stock dodge case, it worked fine, I just didnt like the internal slip yoke.
I put in a complete MSD ingition with the 6A box, hi-vibration coil, 8.5mm wires and a brass cap and rotor. Centerforce 2 performance clutch and throw out bearing prob 15k ago. Electric cooling fan controller by switch, I never use it, the truck stays cool perfectly thanks to a new radiator prob 25k ago.
bumper has a trailer ball good for 200# tongue weight and 2000# trailer weight, also has a wiring harness. I towed my 17ft fiberglass boat from grand rapids to st clair shores just fine.
Front has D rings and 2 KC 5x7 lights and there are 2 tow hooks in the rear.
Alpine 60wattx4 radio and 2 kicker 6x9's, I blew out the door speakers and have yet to replace them.
Street tires are balding 35 inch dunlops on new american racing model 23's 15x8. They should be replaced soon, but have no leaks. Off road tires are 35x12.5x15 mickey thompson MTZ's, a few cuts and maybe 500-800 miles on em. IMHO, they are the best tire for michigan wheeling. They absolutely tear it up in sand and will hold their own in the mud, they stick to the rocks fairely well too. Those are mounted on 15x7 vintage mopar hurricane rims from an 80's ram. I had them bead blasted, then I painted the recesses black and clear coated them. I love the wheels, so I may not be letting those go.
I have the roll bar taken out of the truck, I just didnt like it anymore. It still goes with the truck and can be reinstalled easily.
The A/C has been disconnected. It has a saden pump which I have been planning on converting into an OBA compressor. It has an 11 gallon air tank mounted in the bed. I also have a skull and cross-bones tail gate net on the back. Its been proven that you get better mpg with those, but I also have the stock tailgate too.
There is a lung moon visor on that need to be repainted and rewired.
It has a 36 inch spare in the bed, its about the same size as the tires on there now, but id suggest only running that one on the front if necessary.
The bad: there is some front drivers side damage to the fender and corner of the hood, its not too bad, but I just never fixed it. It has a bunch of stratches that I covered with clear coat then never wet sanded to get smooth. Some other various body damage, but nothing too bad. The steering drag link needs new rod ends, which I should be ordering soon. The rear end needs new u bolts and maybe center pins thru the leafs, I mite get around to those too. The engine is getting old, the trans needs syncronizers and the t case leaks a little from a bad rtv seal on the tail shaft. I would fix that, but I have never been able to get that slinger off the shaft. There is no parking brake.
Im sure there is more and congrats if you read that entire thing, but I just want to get all the details out there. Its in St Clair Shores, Mi. Im looking for $7500 or possible trade, lemme know what youve got.
Last edited by Motorcitydak; October 4th, 2008 at 04:14 PM.
|May 5th, 2008, 07:17 AM||#3|
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Join Date: 03-26-06
Location: Fenton, MI
I've seen this one in action, this is a really cool rig that works great. It's a good deal at $7500.