To SAS or not to SAS

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To SAS or not to SAS

Unread post by Ghostrunner » January 11th, 2014, 7:19 pm

Hi Folks,
Got a bit of a problem. :)
I have been building a 1991 SR5 4Runner manual 5 speed with a 1uz in it.
Cut a long story short I am sick of stuffing around with the IFS in it.

Owing to my rather fondness of a decent header/Exhaust system, I am now having a lot of drama's clearing everything.
I have installed a set of shorty headers and after battling to get the darn things to clear the bloody upper wish bones and torsion bars, I had to lift the body to 2" only to find that I have clearance issues with the header pipes both with the front drive shaft and torsion bar supports.
All Up, Those who have done it, how different did you find the vehicle to be.
I would rather get rid of the front weak points and put up with a slightly stiffer front ride and not worry about blowing a front CV or diff.

To me, nothing beats a solid, simple solid front axle.

Your Thoughts Please.


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Re: To SAS or not to SAS

Unread post by chris_stoffa » January 11th, 2014, 7:21 pm

Who dares, wins !!!
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Re: To SAS or not to SAS

Unread post by All4Runner » December 18th, 2017, 2:18 pm

Hey guys. Im still ifs in the front of mine 2"bodylift 2" suspension lift dual locked. I have 4 into 1 extractors and 2.5" exhaust with 3" dump pipe. It clears everything but custom cut and welded. Sounds sick ive broken one cv in 11years of having the front locker which is a trutrac and been stuck once because it snapped. Ive taken my 4runner the same tracks as my mates big worked 60series and he xant even get close to where i can drive. I also have 33s and 4.8 gears and its a non trubo 2.8d

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Re: To SAS or not to SAS

Unread post by cuzza_wa » April 3rd, 2018, 5:04 pm

TM Fab (came across page on stalkbook) does kits for the SAS conversion i think, weld in coil fronts.
Looks like he does LOTS of conversions, see plenty of good pics on the page!

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