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Your kryptonite list is way more than 500$. As others have said,don't waste money on the ifs. It will nickle and dime you to death. Start buying sas parts right now so you aren't tempted to upgrade that steaming pile of garbage.

Btw,if its your daily driver quit taking it on trails or you'll be driving a honda soon
 

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Your kryptonite list is way more than 500$. As others have said,don't waste money on the ifs. It will nickle and dime you to death. Start buying sas parts right now so you aren't tempted to upgrade that steaming pile of garbage.

Btw,if its your daily driver quit taking it on trails or you'll be driving a honda soon
I take on trails right now that are super easy. With the kryptonite I got the upper control arm to fix my current camber
 

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^^^......And then after you fix that and the next trail ride you'll be fixing __ (fill in the blank). Seriously, as others have said, start stock piling SAS swap parts. Then when you have everything, you can swap it in a weekend. A SAS isn't uncharted waters, you're not the first, you won't run into gotchas. Don't waste money, effort, or time upgrading the IFS.....simply put, it's not worth it for a trail/overlanding rig.
 

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^^^......And then after you fix that and the next trail ride you'll be fixing __ (fill in the blank). Seriously, as others have said, start stock piling SAS swap parts. Then when you have everything, you can swap it in a weekend. A SAS isn't uncharted waters, you're not the first, you won't run into gotchas. Don't waste money, effort, or time upgrading the IFS.....simply put, it's not worth it for a trail/overlanding rig.
As I said to someone else I plan to keep it as is once I put the current stuff I already have on it. I won’t do anything to serious. While collecting stuff for the SAS
 

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As I said to someone else I plan to keep it as is once I put the current stuff I already have on it. I won’t do anything to serious. While collecting stuff for the SAS
He's right though, if you go leaf spring you could get it finished in a long weekend or a couple of weekends if you dredge fuck it like it owes you money. The biggest thing for me is that i don't have weekends to spare, so i tend to let things sit on the back burner while i try to get all the parts i need together.
 
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He's right though, if you go leaf spring you could get it finished in a long weekend or a couple of weekends if you dredge fuck it like it owes you money. The biggest thing for me is that i don't have weekends to spare, so i tend to let things sit on the back burner while i try to get all the parts i need together.
I loved the three link set up you had. And it seems like a very good three link would be super amazing. And he’ll if I need to take some pto or wait for a holiday weekend for the swap I’ll do it. Now time to get the parts for a SAS side note would 35s look to goofy with an SAS or are 37s the perfect middle of the road size?
 

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I'm sure they would look fine. They probably will drive better as well. If you go with Dana 60/14 bolt they will be a little small for those big axles and offroad.
 
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Starting this to get ideas what to do with my 1999 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 Z71 it's my daily driver focusing on a capable off roader that won't leave me stranded. I'll be using it as a camping setup to. I would like to keep the truck fairly lower to the ground and not lift it to the sky. I know I'll have issues the breakover angle and departure angle since it's a long wheel base compared to other off-roaders but that's why I have plans for ton of body armor.
List of mods so far
  • 2.5" key lift front
  • adder leaf in back
  • temporary rock sliders (see picture
  • Switch board for electric system (lights etc.)
List of planned mods
  • Kryptonite upper control arms
  • Kryptonite sway bar ends
  • Kryptonite pitman arms
  • Kryptonite tie-rods
  • 1.5" leveling kit
  • Custom Rock sliders
  • full underside skid plates
  • Move's high clearance bumper
  • Custom fabricated high clearance rear bumper
  • CV radio set up for communication
  • Camper shell
List of possible mods
  • 35" tires
  • re-gear front and rear
  • wheels
  • custom aussie tray setup
  • rear locker
  • IFS gm 9.25
  • SAS?
  • TBD



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