Best axle for a sas

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I want to sas my truck but don't know what axle I should get there are many for sale in my area from dana 44 to dana 80, square body axles, and more just curious if there is a preferred on to use.
 

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Kinda loaded question, depends what you wanna do with it, how big a tire, etc. But IMO, 78/79 Ford Dana 44 high pinion for small-ish tires, or not hardcore wheeling. Same year Dana 60 for big tires and/or hardcore wheeling. But those years 60s go for insane amount of money. Can use a later year 60, but need to limit tire size to 38s, or the lugs will hit the springs at full lock. Could run spacers or crazy offset wheels. Also cheaper. These axles are driver drop so will match t-case output. Can use a Dodge or GM axle, but then need pass drop t-case, and they are tough to find with VSS. Also need to swap pass knuckle to a flat top (10 bolt or Dana 44) for use with crossover steering. Dana 60 easy to put crossover arm on.
 

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Kinda loaded question, depends what you wanna do with it, how big a tire, etc. But IMO, 78/79 Ford Dana 44 high pinion for small-ish tires, or not hardcore wheeling. Same year Dana 60 for big tires and/or hardcore wheeling. But those years 60s go for insane amount of money. Can use a later year 60, but need to limit tire size to 38s, or the lugs will hit the springs at full lock. Could run spacers or crazy offset wheels. Also cheaper. These axles are driver drop so will match t-case output. Can use a Dodge or GM axle, but then need pass drop t-case, and they are tough to find with VSS. Also need to swap pass knuckle to a flat top (10 bolt or Dana 44) for use with crossover steering. Dana 60 easy to put crossover arm on.
didn't intend for the loaded question. but this reply pretty much answers what I wanted to know thanks
 

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Kinda loaded question, depends what you wanna do with it, how big a tire, etc. But IMO, 78/79 Ford Dana 44 high pinion for small-ish tires, or not hardcore wheeling. Same year Dana 60 for big tires and/or hardcore wheeling. But those years 60s go for insane amount of money. Can use a later year 60, but need to limit tire size to 38s, or the lugs will hit the springs at full lock. Could run spacers or crazy offset wheels. Also cheaper. These axles are driver drop so will match t-case output. Can use a Dodge or GM axle, but then need pass drop t-case, and they are tough to find with VSS. Also need to swap pass knuckle to a flat top (10 bolt or Dana 44) for use with crossover steering. Dana 60 easy to put crossover arm on.
also are there any springs you recommend for example take springs from a highboy or should I just get ord custom springs
 

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If yah wanna spend over a grand for springs sure lol. I used junk yard 4” springs with good results, also used BDS. Tuff Country makes a good affordable spring.
 

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Most kits use 73-87 Chevy front springs. ORD has options for 52s, which are rear springs, and custom after that. Diy4X kit can use either 47s or 52s just be flipping the rear hangers around side to side. Sky Man. has kinda universal kit, just don’t know how much can slide things around to get different length springs under it. But if using GM fronts, a 4” lift spring will get you bout 6”, all depends what spring, condition, motor, winch etc. truck I have has stock front and has about 3-4” lift. Need to clean my garage out so can get a measurement from my other truck that is stock. But it sits on 33s, and looks to be 3-4”.
 

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If yah wanna spend over a grand for springs sure lol. I used junk yard 4” springs with good results, also used BDS. Tuff Country makes a good affordable spring.
I would assume that the ord springs are more flexible and ride a little bit better. I personally have used superlift 8 springs and it rode good
 
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