I bought this explorer off CL a little while back. It needed a transmission and not much else. After rebuilding the transmission it became apparent that it was geared too high. 3.73 woth 31x10.5 tires. I left it at my brothers and he got it stuck in the pasture. There it sat for months until i came over and got it out. Somehow the gearbox was damaged i guess turning with the tires burried. Also the rear diff has slack at the pinion and leaks now. Im finally ready to spend some cash to get it fixed up. Going with 4.11 gears. Want to find a newer rear diff 95 and newer with rear disk and hopefully with 4.11 already. Then i only have to deal with the front. Plan on full bearing and seal replacement on both. Also one of the manual hubs are broke so will be replacing those. I am a mechanic and welder so mot much i cant do to this. Thinking of welding braces and trusses on the axles . Want to do the dana 44 spindle upgrade but will probably wait for now .