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« on: January 16, 2015, 04:32:13 AM »

This is my 10th Nissan converting to solid front axle.  Axles that I have used so far are various and include: Jeep Wagoneer and Ford F250 Dana 44s, F250 Dana 60(snowfighter),  Dynatrac ProRock 60, and (my favorite of course!) the Diamond H233 Hybrid 60 pioneered by RuggedRocks.  But, now I can include the familiar, and all too notoriously praised, Toyota axle.  In my opinion it is a reasonable choice to run 33's and be reliable.  35's if you are a careful wheeler.  I apply this thought to the Dana 44 as well.  In choosing between the two I would have to give the favor to the Yota.  To consider both equally equipped in strength, with the Dana outfitted with RCVs that give it 30 spline outers and the Yota with 30 Spline Longfields, the Yota is less expensive.  However, an aftermarket housing is needed for the Yota axle so cost is  ultimately similar.  But the advantage lies in having a fabricated housing for a cleaner and tighter setup.

To use this axle in the Nissan i'm using a driver drop housing from Trailgear.  It's 61.75" wide, similar to a Wagoneer Dana 44.  With the housing comes new longer inner shafts and new 30 spline birfield outters.  A donor axle provides the outter knuckles and third member.   12" 2.0 Fox coilovers for the Front and 10" 2.0 for the Rear.  The heart of this build is in the suspension bracketry utilized in the RR SAS KIT:

(https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/nissan-pathfinder-solid-axle-swap-kit-sas-by-rugged-rocks-1988-1995-p-57971.html)

Parts from the kit will be used apart from those not designed for the Yota axles and shorter coilovers.  The parts that are significant for this build are the frame side link mounting brackets, transmission cross-member, and steering pitman arm.  Link hardware is equivalent using all Currie Johnny Joints and FK Hiem joints.  

  


      
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 04:50:47 AM »

3" rear coil springs and torsion crank on 33's




TG housing



cleaning up the frame





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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 04:54:05 AM »

frame side link brackets



transmission cross member



double shear twisted pitman arm



all the link joints

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 09:51:28 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 12:32:07 AM »

tall upper link tabs to get roll center up high and zero roll axis.


new cross member to clear upper links




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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 12:33:55 AM »

rear coilover mounts






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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 12:35:34 AM »

front coilover mounts




bent trackbar for more uptravel and lower ride height.


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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 01:37:15 AM »

Hit me up or Steevo if you want a properly built SAS.











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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2015, 05:26:31 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2015, 07:28:33 PM »

you make it look so easy.  sweet job.  Thumb-Up
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