• Garage Projects

    The Lone Ranger โ€“ Front SAS – โ€œKโ€ Member Trimming

    As with most SASโ€™s, the K member needed to be trimmed up some to make room for the high steer linkage as well as some clearance for the pumpkin under full compression. Since Iโ€™m running full width axles, I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll have to get too crazy with the trimming. While I had the axle out of the way, I figured Iโ€™d take a whack at it to get started on it as it was easily accessible. I wonโ€™t know…

  • Off Road Trips

    The Lone Ranger โ€“ Front SAS โ€“ Track Bar:

    After fighting doing what I could to solve my death sway issue with the rear (Added rear leafs, played with the shocks, etc) I turned my attention to the front end. Now I knew my front shackle setup was causing some of my vague steering that I was experiencing, I didnโ€™t realize how bad it actually was until I added this track bar. Adding this track bar solved my death sway issue. Onto the photos! During lunch I borrowed some…

  • Garage Projects

    The Lone Ranger โ€“ Front SAS โ€“ Front Shock Mounts

    Using some 2โ€ x 2โ€ x ยผโ€ wall tube, I made up some quick axle shock mounts: (hmmโ€ฆ looks like those photos were ate by the internet, just us your imagination).. I then used some 3โ€ channel to make the frame side shock mounts: After those were burned together, I slapped them on the truck. Iโ€™ll probably wind up adding a gusset or two to the frame side, but Iโ€™ll hold off until I get a chance to flex it…

  • Garage Projects

    The Lone Ranger โ€“ Front SAS โ€“ Shackles and Cross Member

    The front shackles wound up being a bit overkill. I used 1.5 x ยฝโ€ thick material to make them. The holes are at 5โ€ center to center, and I milled out 1/8โ€ per side to get the correct offset (Waggy bushing measures 2.75โ€ and the YJ bushing measures right at 3โ€). There was some .120โ€ 1 ยผโ€ Tube laying around that I made the middle spacer out of. Parts: Welded up: With the shackles done, I slapped a piece of…