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Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby nb422 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:13 am

So 2 years ago i blew my 6th cv in 5 trips, got so quick at changing them out that it was like doing a damn oil change... i decided to Solid axle swap the old girl.
At first i was going to go leaf front and got most of tge way there, was rolling and driveable but i decided leaves were not enough for me.
So roll on cutting out that stuff and buying a complete 80 series front diff and some amada coilovers.
With work being flat out i lost interest and it was just sitting around taking up space.
I ended up paying for Lustcustoms to do the swap for the 80 series and put in my coilovers, 3 weeks with him and stoked with the end result.
First trip untest was in through the 42nd traverse, my modified driveshaft was the only let down blowing 2/3 through. Definitely need a double cardan driveshaft.
Unfortunately while sitting my noisy input shaft bearing has completely let go soo gearbox has to come out now too
Heres a few pics.

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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby tonkamu » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:00 pm

what did it cost to get them to fab that up?
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby nb422 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:02 pm

I cant remember off hand man, really decent price though. Your best bet would be to talk to him through his facebook page Lust Customs. Good guy, has a surf on 44s haha
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby tonkamu » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:14 pm

whats the pro's and cons of leaf and coils on a mu from cert to driveability?
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby isuzurob » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:54 pm

Can't cert leaves for on the road now and coils give a better ride and flex
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby tonkamu » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:58 pm

really, what about a SOA cert?
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby geeves » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:55 pm

I think thats only on the front. SOA has always been tricky as they have a tendancy for axle tramp which has to be dealt with
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby isuzurob » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:59 pm

Sorry should have said leaf front diff conversions, soa is still aloud as long as mounts and shock mounts are done correctly
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby MadMU » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:03 pm

What suspension set up are you running in the rear? I'm looking at doing a SAS on my MU and trying to find what works best and is easily certed. Cheers
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby isuzurob » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm

Rear far easier than rear, can use leafs and do soa conversion or cut chassis and weld a bighorn coil rear end in, cert people are just worries with the front as your changing steering and suspension, not much come back if it goes wrong in the front, talk to a cert guy near you or go see Tom's offroad
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Re: Isuzu MU Sas.. coilovers

Postby MadMU » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:50 pm

isuzurob wrote:Rear far easier than rear, can use leafs and do soa conversion or cut chassis and weld a bighorn coil rear end in, cert people are just worries with the front as your changing steering and suspension, not much come back if it goes wrong in the front, talk to a cert guy near you or go see Tom's offroad


Thanks! that makes a lot more sense. Yeah was thinking about going through Toms offroad, will definitely go and talk to them first
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