Price out your SAS build


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I should've hidden it from myself heh. My GF has no say, she didn't make the money that was spent.
 


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You hiding it from your GF or yourself?
Just hiding it from myself.

In all reality though, my build hasn't been too bad. I bought some high dollar part like the Cage arms and the new rear leafs but also saved alot by getting a free D60 in excellent condition. Money wise, I'm probably somewhere in the middle of what everyone has posted here.
 

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Ok here we go!

Front:
$300- Dana44 HP, radius arms, track bar(that i didnt use)
$240- All bearings, seals, ujoints, brakes
$80 - Balljoints
$230- Aussie Locker
$500- Sway-A-Way 14" air shocks
$70 - Custon front brake lines
$110- Chevy TREs
$220- Ballistic Flex joints and random weld in inserts and what not.
$70 - 1.5"x.250 wall DOM for steering
$30 - 1 1/8x.250 wall DOM for track bar
$00 - For 3/4" LH and RH threaded hiem joints, I had them, tap and drill for track bar.

Total=$1850

Rear:
$100- FW 8.8
$230- Trail-Grear 5" Toyota leafs
$65 - Beltech 6400s
$25 - Custom rear brake line
$400- New axels, bearings seals, studs
$20 - spring pads

Total=$840

Random front and rear parts/ Material

$430- Gears and instal kits
$100- 40' 1.5x.120 wall steel for shock hoops and other random things
$160- New front carrier, thrust washers, cross pin frt/rear, c-clips
$50 - Grade 8 hardware for everything
$1100- 4 37x12.50-17 Dick Cepec mountain Cats ( that price is cost plus 10%)
$500- 4 Ultra type 164 wheels in 17x9

Total=2340

GRAND TOTAL!!!!
$5030

Wow it hurts to see that, lol. Im sure i have forgoten things but its close. I would do it all again in a minute!
 

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ok this is swap #1 so its a cheap one.

$80 for D30 axle
$40 for all leaf spring mounts
$25 for spring perches
$0 for leaf springs

Total = $145

Hows that for budget?
 

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ok this is swap #1 so its a cheap one.

$80 for D30 axle
$40 for all leaf spring mounts
$25 for spring perches
$0 for leaf springs

Total = $145

Hows that for budget?
saweet...
 

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well, you brought up an old thread, but since you did, I'll play too.

$800 82 jp waggy d44 and 69 f100 ford 9" 5.13's and spooled front/rear - front with high steer already
$150 misc parts to get axles ready cause they weren't as "complete" as advertised
$50 misc parts - brake lines, etc
$50 misc supplies, weld rod, bolts and hardware, cut-off discs, etc
free metal for leaf mount brackets, spring perches, shock mounts, etc
leaf springs free, shocks "borrowed" from another project, I modded my own drive shafts so free (no they dont vibrate)
total so far $1050
total cost in the whole truck $3000, but i seriously need some new tires so that's going up real soon
 

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k so everyone has there prices anyone want to post a how to with pics ;)
 

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see my "daily doubler build", it should be fairly thorough haha
 

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I bought a junk truck for 500.and my axles came with it.
I paid 500 for my crate motor....I think it fell off a truck

1000 bucks and not much to go....haha
build your dreams from junkyard parts:icon_thumby:
 

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my own expeirence

D60 $320
5.38 gears $150
Lock Right $330
Ball Joints $50
Calipers $25
Misc $50
new Yoke kit $70

$995

14 Bolt $150
5.38's $240
Crush Sleeve $10
Seals $50

$450



My most recent D44

Axle $100
5.13's $130
Brake stuff $150
ujoints $50

$430

9" $100
Brake Stuff $150
Broken Mini-Spool and shaft $80
Seals Misc $50

$380



Other D44
Axle $150
Shorten Axle Tube $60
Yukon Chromo's $380
4.88's $150
Knuckle Related $250
Aussie $260
Seals and Misc $50

$1300

8.8 $100
Lug Adapters $90
4.88s $150
Brakes $80
Seals Misc $50

$470


Add $150 for EB 5.5" Coils and about $100 in misc steel for susp components.

I am sure i have left things out of the 44,44,9",8.8 as its been awhile




Should of done the 1 tons long time ago and many $$ ago :(
 

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Not done collecting parts yet. But I'll break down what I've got in it...

Jeep XJ HP D30, sadly, its a disco axle. Yeah, I know. But it was FREE! AND, includes the full steering setup, trackbar and practically NEW rotors, pads and unit bearings...
2 sets of shafts for spares. Free.
3.73 and up carrier, $40 includes setup kit!
Used 4.10 ring and pinion, $50
6" Skyjacker XJ coils, $60
4" XJ coils (in case the 6" are too tall), FREE, had to help a friend with a FS Jeep motor
Lower front adjustable long arms for a TJ, free
1/4" steel plate scraps for making brackets, Free.
Jeep XJ trans crossmember, Free. I can cut and hack this and the original xmember for my project.
JK front upper control arms, to make adjustable, Free. (Keeping my eye out for some adjustable uppers though to save me some time)
33" BFG Trail TAs, AND a 32" MT for spare, $20. YES, $20. I know they are an older tire, but they have more than enough tread pass safety, no dry rot, and did I mention $20?

So far, I'm in it for $170 total. PLUS, lots of time, and patience. Constantly watching my local forums for cheap and free stuff. I still need some tube and rodends to make the adjustable upper arms for the Y-link radius arms.
I would like to get a solid right side shaft to replace the 2 piece shafts. But I have spares on hand for now. Who knows, I might get them for free too.

I need to finish the link arm mount brackets to bolt to the frame, These brackets also support the trans crossmember. I am looking to get a stock Ranger pitman arm, to use a Ranger tierod end with the Jeep drag link. Havent' decided whether to use the Jeep frame side trackbar mount, or fab something instead. Either way, the trackbar and steering box will be braced to the engine crossmember and opposite frame rail.

My goal has no time frame, I'm in no real hurry. I would like it done before the Zombie Uprising though. And I am hoping to keep the whole build under $500. My friend that was letting me borrow his welder had it stolen. Guess I should pony up and buy my own finally. And I need a slave cylinder too, but thats not part of the SAS, just a repair...

Actually I had a complete XJ for free that gave up the D30 and steering parts for the Ranger, a bunch pf spare parts for my XJ and the back half of the XJ I gave to my buddy for a trailer...
 

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I've been wanting to wait to do this but I cant wait. I'm still collecting parts but heres what I have so far.

Jeep Cherokee Dana 30 HP without the CAD $0
6.5 inch Jeep Coils $0
3.73 ring and pinion gears for the D30 traded AKA $0
Shim kit $24.59
CV boot $17.99
Pinion bearing $19.03
Long Arm Brackets $62.25
Ironman4x4 long arms $621.50
Stock Jeep Track Bar $25
Skyjacker Shocks $100
Steel $30
Custom brake lines $35
Brake $22 (LLT Warrenty)

Rear:

63 inch Chevy Rear leaves $100
Belltech 6400 Shackles $60
Hardware $30
Procomp Shocks $100


BF Goodrich M/T tires $800
New Rims $203
Mounting of tires $56


I think I may have missed a few things but I know that I have $2300 into it. My truck total is around $3000. For more info., click the link in my signature for my build thread.
 
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Front:
D44 w/ 5.13's, Detroit Tru Trac, Disks-$200 w/radius arms
Trac Bar $150
Brackets and Tabs $150
Coil Buckets upper and Lower- $170
Diff Cover- $100
New Brakes- $150
New Warn Premium Hubs- $100
New Pitman- $60
Steering- $250
Shock Hoops- 60
Shocks- $100
Coils- $100
Brake Lines- $50

Total- $1640

Rear:
8.8 5.13's Welded w/spidertrax spacers- $200
63" Chevy Springs $50
Fox Air Shocks- $300
Shackles- $50
Brake Lines- $50

$650

Tires/Wheels- $1200

TOTAL- $3490 Without Tools
With tools purchased throughout the swap over $5000
First time I added it up, feel sick lol
 

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I'll Play...
84 CAD Dana 30 - $50
Coils - $120
Joints/ bushings - $180
Various Steel - $100
Calipers/rotors (all the axle needed)- $110
Various bolts - $40
Shocks - $20 (gotta love clearance)

Comes out to about $620 total

The stock front drive line bolted right in, Had the wheels and tires etc.

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