I was thinking more and more about the solid axle convertion. If I do it I'd rather have a kit to do it. anyone know a company that has one. ORU doesn't have any for s-series them *&&@#$!!!!!! Any one have a an axle for this also?
Darn it to hell!!! No where does anything tell me what front drive shaft you use either, any one know. And if anyone lives near indiana and have had it don to there rig let me know if I can come look at it so I have a better idea. Thanks to all who have helped me with all the info on everything. I love this site!!!!
Fabritech has a kit out already (if not, it's DAMN close to being out) using an XJ style 4 link coil. ORU is said to be developing one, but i'm not holding my breath. You can still get S10 SFA parts (not the full kit mind you, but the odd crossmember or shackle yes) from Stage West...
the driveshaft is more than likely a straight up custom job too.
do a search on the subject... it has been discussed many times on this board about what axles can be used and what not... there are really no kits out right now. i would rather make it anyhow. as for driveshafts, it depends on what axle you use. any good axle shop should be able to cut and weld you a custom drive shaft, not to expensive if you bring them a shaft to cut and weld...
In reading all the past postes on SFA I learned a lot but I think it also made me a little more dumbfounded to. I think I should practice on my rc truck first!!!!! LOL!! All the companies I read that suposedly have a kit for S-series convertion kits, I go to the sites ans none of them have one???? I lost there.
Fabritech is ready to roll on theirs (or very close.) their url is www.setstr8.com looks real sweet... the short kit will clear 35's with NO trimming or body lifting.
The last time I heard from ORU (this was in May) they were developing theirs. The best bet for axles other than a Dana 30 (it'll hold up if you're running 33's or smaller and a 4.3) is a Dana 44 and a Frod 9" from an early bronco... but those are RARE. Leafs are easier, but Coils are flexier. I had to put my SFA on hold this year (I should change my siggy) because the only dana 44 i found with a driver's side pumkin went missing from the boneyard. So i get to save up some more coin this way.
I visited my local juck market today to buy a fender and decided to ask about prices on axles. The only thing they had with leaf springs is an 81 Cherokee with d44 and 3;31 ratio and have front and back and will through in the leaf springs with it for $200 a pc or $400 for both. Will these work right and if they are longer, how much longer will they be. I don't want my tires sticking out to far but some is ok. And does anyone have a sketch or blueprint on the sizes and stuff for the mounting brackets???? Thanks!! Oh yea, and from reading the other posts, I need a 4 inch drop pitman arm from a ford right???