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i was looking at fabritechs conversion fetured on broncograveyard.com. how will this benefit me. please explain :cool:: thanks
 

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HOT DAMN! if i didnt already have a lift i would get that one, with about 9" of lift. that straight axle would be very sweet. since i dont know much about the lift, and have not heard anything about it, i really cant reccomend it to you, maybe someone else knows something?
 

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if you have any fab skills or know someone who does, you can save yourself a whole lotta $$ by doing it yourself. Here is a very good write up on a SAS in a bronco

http://www.wt4wheeling.com/tech/sas.htm


a solid axle beats any kind of IFS or TTB in flex any day
 

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here's some video of his bronco in action. Pretty damn impressive!



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Also how much could i potential save. would i buy the kit or have someone make their own for me .. im kinda confused :cool::
 

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Here in Richmond, va we have Virginia Liftmasters, they do a sweet conversion.........
 

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any custom job is gonna cost you alot of money. If you can't do it yourself or don't know a good friend to do it for you then I would buy the kit. Sometimes you can find a straight D44 hub to hub for between $200-400 at junk yards.

I forget the exact stats of the while bronco but check out their webpage

http://www.wt4wheeling.com

they're a good group of guys and are very knowledgeble.

Also try http://www.mybigbronco.com There's a guy there that did the fabritech conversion. I don't know if he did a write up but you can search the forums for it.
 

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Since you say you're fairly new to the 4x4 world. I'd recommend that you go on a few wheeling trips. See what your rig can do with it's origional set up. And if you like it then keep it and put the money into making it stronger. Also see how other 4x4's perform and what kind of set up they have with the type of wheeling you do. IFS is good for some stuff and solid axle for others.

But if you're finding that you need more flex, then look into an SAS. no sense in spending all that time and money into something that you don't really need.
 

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solid axel system ....

good for rock crawling and low speed ..
bad for high speed, corning, running on angles .. much more tippy

i wonder how easy it is to pull out the spring pins ... probably have to jack the truck up. looks like if the truck is not completely level it's under pressure.
 

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Its real easy just find yourself a dana 44 from a 78-79 f-150/bronco hub to hub and radius arms with brackets its all bolt in for the most part, a monkey could almost do it by himself. if you want some real sick flex check out the custom radius arms at http://www.gis.net/~fordboys/product.html these things are kick a**
 

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if you have the means and ability, make your own wristed arm. It's real easy and lots cheaper than that kit

http://www.wt4wheeling.com/tech/heavy.htm
 

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yes im doing a conversion right now using a d 44 revese rotation and rear ford 9 inch.

the cool thing is im doing it to a bronco 2.

ive used the spring mounts from the 78 f150 and that gives you about 4 inches of lift alone and once the axle is narrowed it fits like a glove.

im just starting this swap as ive narrowed both housings and rebuilding the axles like new for many years of trouble-free wheeling.

someone said something about on road problems which i dont think is true if you hook back up the factory sway bars etc and just unhooked them for wheeling.
 

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Hey that white bronco looks familar. Oh wait it is mine. The hardest part with doing the SAS is finding a good way to mount the track bar.

We did the SAS (solid Axle Swap) in 3 days. Could have done it in 2 but we took our time.

STATS:
91 Ford Bronco
Solid D44 Axle ARB
Wristed rad arm
8 inch fabtech progressive coils
8.8 rear detroit
6 inch rear springs
2 in rockers
4:88 gears
duel batteries
warn 9000 winch
roll bar
MSD Ign
K&N
37' SSR's
And on and on and on..............
 
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