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Default My '98 V8 Mountaineer SAS build

Well I'm picking up a '83 Jeep Wagoneer Dana 44 this weekend so I figured I'd start my build thread now and use this to ask for suggestions and questions I may have from here on out.

Back story:
I originally bought the Mountaineer for $300 to v8 swap my '90 Ranger but the condition of it won me over and the extra interior room did as well. So now I'm in the process of trying to sell my Ranger and using those funds to SAS the Mountaineer.

Build plans:
-5.5" EB coil springs
-4.88 or 5.13 gears (still up in the air deciding what to go with this will be my DD to and from work and weekend off roader)
-37" tires on 17 steel wheels
-1 ton Chevy tie rod ends with custom DOM .250 wall tubing
-lockers front and back (thinking Aussie front and Detroit rear but still open to suggestions since it will be a DD)
- keep the 6x5.5 front bolt pattern and adapters in the rear to save money or just convert to 5x5.5 all around?
-Manual transfer case swap (thinking 4406)
-4.6L front driveshaft and Expedition rear
-Ballistic Fab coil brackets w/ radius arm mounts (just got to figure out shock mount options)
-Custom front bumper w/ winch mount
-Custom rear bumper with hitch, tire carrier and fuel carrier
-Interior slide out cabinets to store supplies and tools, interior mounted hi-lift jack, shovel and Fiskars axe in the cargo area
-Custom roof cargo rack with LED light bar
- On board air using 12v Smittybilt 5.6 CFM compressor(wired for pressure switch) and frame mounted air tank
-Custom skid plates



I'm looking forward to starting this project and hope my Ranger sells as fast as possible and start buying most of the parts.
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Good choice. Fellow jeeper here. Cant wait to see this thing.
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Is it a woody?
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No it's a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer V8 all wheel drive. I'm doing a solid axle swap using a Dana 44 Front axle out of a Jeep Wagoneer
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After more research I found out the Dana 44 has vacuum disconnect which isn't going to work for me. Oh well might just go full widths and a deep offset to tuck the tires in as deep as possible
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Haven't really done much, still a stock Mountaineer. My plan is to build up the axles and do the swap during our2week shut down in the beginning of July.





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Picked up a HD Dana 44 and keeping the axles full width. I also bought a 99 Mountaineer two weeks ago to build instead of the 98.


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