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D-Max SAS ????

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by 1967k10, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. 1967k10

    1967k10 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone do one yet? I'm looking to do my 01' but want to get some ideas on what to use for brackets and how to keep in to less than 6" of lift. It's my DD and Tow Rig so it can't be down too long. Building brackets and fab work in no problem,I just need an idea what I will need to collect for parts other than a 78'/79' Ford D60,springs,brackets,ect.What do you use for a steering setup on these new trucks?
     
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    pretty sure ORU is converting these trucks.

    i think a d60 from a 87-98ish f350 would be a better choice as the spring pads are like 36 inches across and line up better with the frame, not to mention a little easier to find.
     
  3. 1967k10

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    Yeah I know ORD has kits but they're $1300 and for that I can get a D60,52"s,and build brackets. The 85'+ D60 will cause some tire rub,that's why I'll use a 78'/79'.They have kits for both on ORD. I guess mainly I want to know what springs work best and if I can use rear spring hangers off a 73'-87' truck like they do on the 88-98 SAS for the rear brackets.I'll fab up the front ones.
     
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    Buy the ORU ones, copy them and return them.
     
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    :D That's a great idea :D .I wonder if they would take them back? If so definately worth a try.Would be easy that way
     
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    yeah but then you ahve the issue of bigger tires possibly hitting your leaf springs.
     
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    I would think so, as long as you dindt have them for like a week, maybe a day or so.
     
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    ORU is offering a +6 kit that uses 6in longer springs for a better ride and better flex. May as well copy that one and use those springs, they say they are only longer from the pin back.
     
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    Sounds cool. Now I just have to get a D60. I wonder if a SAS will kill my fuel milege :confused:.Any idea?
     
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    Kill your ride. As for mileage, any lift will kill mileage, but it is a diesel, regear it.
     
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    first its oru=off road unlimited not ord=off road design. and second wont kill the ride if thay are well made springs and or bds springs from the stock size 73-87 for the stock kits.

    and have you looked hear?http://www.setstr8.com/
     
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    I know it's ORU. My typo. It can't be any worse than having my t-bars cranked all the way up.
     
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    It depends how big you are going to go also.
     
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    I want to stay as small as possible because it's my work truck/DD/tow rig.I pull a goosneck so I'm thinking like 5"-6" and 35"s if possible.
     

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