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My Dana 30 SAS


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My truck back in 2008.
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This is my first big project since my motor swap back in September 2011. Had a 2.5L went to a built and bored 4.0L. I will be starting a Dana 30 SAS and an 8.8 swap. Doing the whole nine yards, suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, steering....all new and hd.

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- HP Dana 30, 456 gears, e-locker, custom truss
- Upgraded Alloy USA 30-spline 4340 shafts
- 760 u-joints
- Chromoly balljoints
- Beefed up cover
- Ironman Longarm Kit
- Wrangler Rock Krawler Coils
-GM 1-ton steering links
-Toyota Steering box

Rear:
-Explorer 31-spline 8.8
-456 gears, Detroit locker
-Spring-over conversion
-6in Ranger leafs
-Belltec Drop shackle
- Bluetorch DIY diffcover

Thats most of whats going under the truck have to some custom work:icon_welder: as well but I will post up about that when I get there. Any input or help will be helpful. Wish me luck!
 
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just did the same to my b2 (the D30 and 31 spline 8.8 part)
 

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Only thing I'd do different (other than the D30) is 64" GM springs instead of the Ranger springs. Especially if your using such a soft coil up front.
 

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I'm running the chevy 63 inch ones with the factory blocks and belltech 6400 shackles and got 6 inches of suspension lift. Personally, i love them. Mine are the 3/4 ton ones, 6 leaf pack with the over load.

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This is what I have done already

I got my Dana 30 for a local junkyard, out of a 96 cherokee. I stripped it down and made my own truss to prevent it from bending, as the dana 30 are known for.

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Working on the truss

So I added a back and welded it all together. Later I added a top piece and continued down to the end of the tube. I also beefed up the stock dana cover by welding on some 1/8" plate.

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All done...yay!

So I finally finished all the plating and beefing up my D30. Truss is done and I also added some "C" gussets to stop the "C's" from stretching, came out good. I also had it all sandblasted by a local guy so the paint would adhere really well.



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Thanks for the input!

Thats guys^^ for the input on the swap. I was going to do the chevy spring swap but I decided to save a lil $ and went with the ranger springs. Also I won't have to re-locate any mounts now. I will run it and I don't like how it performs I can just change it later and sell my springs. I know a lot of guys that have ranger and would snatch them right up.:icon_thumby:
 

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I personally love my explorer springs They flex like mad for some reason....
 

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My buddy is running explorer springs in his truck, and he loves 'em. He tows a bit with his truck thats why he went with the explorer springs. I have road with him and the woods and they aren't too bad ride wise. Felt like running something different where I am. Most guys here just run drop shackles or explorer springs not actual lift springs, want to see how they do.
 

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Subscribed. A Dana 30HP maybe in my future.
 

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I have the Dana 30 up front also! love it so far. but i did go with the 64 chevy springs out back, i had to drill 4 new holes and grind off a few rivets, nbd, and i love mine! i have crazy flex and i did get just over 6” lift with drop shackles and my stock block. it cost me $100 (including the springs, bolts, and new drop shackles) and maybe 3 hours of time with removing the bed to make it easier.
 

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Springs

With the ranger springs; which are a 4" lift pack, and my drop shackle(ditching the block) I should be around 8"s of lift plus I have a 2" body lift. Will be running 35's no problem.

Was originally going to go with the 64" chevy swap, with a 5.5" lift spring from skyjacker but said the hell with it and my life a little bit easier with going with the ranger springs.

What did anyone of you run for a trac-bar? I have heard a stock XJ one works well.?:icon_confused:
 


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