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Finally time to SAS my 89 Toy:bounce:

I started with cutting off the rear suspension to make room for the 3/4 elip. Bottom is Chevy springs, and top is stock rear main and bottom leaves. I left the overload on the Chevy packs to help with axlewrap, and the second top leaf should help as well. If it gets bad before I build a track bar, I can just move the buggy clamp closer to the shackle (I can change my shackle angle, too).

I haven't started the front yet, but should tonight. I will have a second pair of stock 3rd gen rears with leftovers of my stock rears for AAL's. Will probably use some sort of Johnny Joint at the shackle mount.

Nice before pic


:EDIT: Yahoo keeps changing their stuff around, so the links go dead periodically. If you want to see the pics that aren't showing up, go to http://photos.yahoo.com/im4yotas, then my photos and then SAS. :/EDIT:
 

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Change your cameras settings to lower the resolution - it may be referred to simply as "Quality" - you want it on the lowest, and the smallest possible picture size.

Max is 648x480, and it can't be any bigger than 90k.
 

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xextr3m3 said:
from what ive seen the chevy overloads make them flex like shit
Maybe you need to get out more.

Leave the overloads in, they flex fine. The only thing I'd do differently is to french the front hanger into the frame. If you don't, the hanger likes to hang up and stop forward progress since it's so far forward.
 

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pmurf1 said:


Maybe you need to get out more.

Leave the overloads in, they flex fine. The only thing I'd do differently is to french the front hanger into the frame. If you don't, the hanger likes to hang up and stop forward progress since it's so far forward.
if you dont french it, make a hanger that is ramped heavily, about 11-12 inches long, wont get hung as much. cut the overloads off flush with the perch in the back, and stickin out 5-6 inches in the front, compress better, and still limit wrap---brad
 

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OK, I just hosted them at yahoo, so now you can actually see them.

MSB, I threw out the swaybar, cut the fenders, and shaved the bump stops. It only goes all the way to the bump stops when the front is down hill.

Here's what I did 2 nights ago:

axle off ready for sawzall


welding in the front hangar


one side down
 

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Here's what's been going on in the spot next to me in the shop.

My buddy Terry who owns the place is just finishing up a body swap after rolling his 3.4 powered 85 4runner. Thank you so much Terry (he's letting me drive his 01 Tacoma while my truck is down!)



After he was able to bleed the brake and get it started, we pulled in another friend's 01 Taco for some front end work, and the whole gang showed up to help prep the 4runner for paint, or help with the Taco.




Last night I got the gas tank dropped and the driver's side hangar welded on and I'm ready to hang the axle. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out the Taco trouble. It has a torn inner CV boot, so we pulled the axle and when doing so the tripod joint came apart and needle bearings went everywhere. Tried for 3 hours to put the joint back together because Toyota doesn't make the halfshafts for parts dept. since it's too new. We gave up and took it to Drive Line Service and let them screw with it. Anybody have half shafts left over from a newer Taco SAS??
 

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Was able to do a little more work. I finished the rear, minus shocks and bumpstops, and got started on the front.




How to get more travel out of your stock IFS:
driver's side is before the modification, passenger side is after





Both sides look like this right now
 

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You're taking too long. Everyone knows an SAS should take 48 hours. Maybe and extra 12 since you're doing chevy rears, but still. :D

Are those still my MT/Rs in those pics? I know you had to replace two of 'em, right? They look like they've got a lot of rubber left...
 

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yah, yah. I don't have the full service pit crew like you did:flipoff2: I'm doing most of it myself after a full day of work, too little sleep, and a sawzall instead of a torch. And don't forget, a minimum of one injury to myself per day:crybaby2: I also took 2 days off to work on a friends truck (mistake).

Yah, same tires. I still have the original 4. One wasn't in too good of condition, so it's the spare. I ended up buying one. It's the only one with decent tread.

When I buy my gears, I'm going to the 37" MTR's.


Mmmmmmmmm, I should probably get to work on it now.
 

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drnut said:
Try www.tacomaterritory.com message board for your 1/2 shaft. I'm sure somebody has one around..
Thanks, but she took it over to Drive Line Service and had it put back together. It was out of the shop Monday. And, due to a recent incident in Big Bear, we don't really like TTORA.
 

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Im4yotas said:
we don't reallyg like TTORA.
They're entertaining, if nothing else... couple of guys with TTORA stickers were running around hot springs with thier stickers on the bedsides. They kept spotting each other over little bunny hill sh*t... it was both annoying and entertaining
 

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IM4 would you hurry up already, j/k be over there tonight to lend a hand
 
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