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Yostyexplorer94's 1994 Explorer Registry

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    1. MidnightRebel07

      MidnightRebel07 Elite Explorer

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      It's an issue with most lifted offroaded trucks. I bought 4 "the cure" bushings, one for each tie rod end for when I get around to building the steering. I need to buy a yoga steering box to mount to the outside of the framerail, there's not going to be enough room on the inside with the 351w and exhuast. I buy my parts from ruffstuff when they have their 20%off sales. I ordered their diff covers for the Dana 44 HD front axle and 8.8 rear too.
       
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    3. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      That thing will be awesome with a 351w!
       
    4. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      So I have been all over the place with what I want to do with my explorer. Here is the start.

      I found 17x8 steel wheels for sale on the Rausch Creek Offroad Park Forum. I bought them and borrowed a set of 33's to see what they look like.

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      I was driving it on the road more and getting sick of the bias tire ride quality so I was planning on getting a radial mud terrain on my 17" wheels. After pricing tires for a 17" wheel I could not justify the extra cost for tires compared to a 15".

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      Well I hit a snag with PA inspection. I have a problem with waiting until the last minute to get my stuff inspected. The last day before my inspection ran out I took it to two local shops and they nitpicked it pretty good.

      When I sas'd it, I asked the inspection station about my full width axles. They told me as long as the tires are covered. My flares are at 6" and the legal bs law is 3" over stock. Now it is a big deal and they don't want to get into trouble so I tried to get creative.

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      Suzuki Samurai wheels to the rescue, with out the rescue! The wheels fit the fw 8.8 rear axle no problem and put the tires about 1.5" over stock width. I had to grind on the calipers on front fw dana 44 to clear the wheels.

      I got them clearanced and it got my front wheel width where I needed it. The problem is the fender tappers in on the front and rear side of the center wheel well. It was exactly 3" of flare in the center of the fender. I had about 4 - 4.5" on the front and rear side of it. I gave up so now I can't legally drive it on the road.

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      The end result is it looks better without the stupid flares. Now I gotta do something with the ugly bumper!

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    5. Four0Sport

      Four0Sport Elite Explorer

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      WV has a similar flare law so I feel your pain.
       
    6. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I went to rausch creek last weekend.

      I banged up my rear driveshaft so now I am going to try and improve it.

      The plan is to take a front 1354 yoke and put it on the rear of my 1354 in the explorer. I am probably going to switch the flange on my 8.8 to a yoke. This will allow me to have the same driveshaft front and rear (different lengths though) . I want to make a square shaft that can be used front or rear for a spare.
      I am planning to tip my 8.8 pinion up since i will be using a double cardan driveshaft to help stay clear of rocks.
      Lastly install an antiwrap bar and reroute the exhaust.
       
    7. Four0Sport

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    8. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I found something useful in a j**p! 1995 Grand Cherokee emergency brake so now I can drift with throttle or ebrake!

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    9. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I tore the headliner out... who needs that anyways!

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      I added an aftermarket interior light.

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      Cutting out rust.
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    10. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I was determined to weld sheet metal with an ac arc welder.

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      I failed miserably, so here is my investment.

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      This is my first mig welding experience.

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      The firewall was separating from the floor. It was so bad that the floor would bang around when the swampers have flat spots. I pinched it together the best I could with vice grips and c clamps, then burned some welds in.

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    11. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    12. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    13. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    14. Four0Sport

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      nice work.. when are you going to weld some box tube to those rockers to keep all that work lookin purdy?
       
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    15. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      That is what I am doing with in the next week! haha
       
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      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Rock slider time! It is made of 2"x2" 3/16' wall square tubing going to the frame and 2"x4" 1/4" wall rectangle tubing. It was supposed to be all 1/4" thick but I didn't measure it when I bought it so it is my fault lol
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    17. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      "The best deal in winching"

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      I made a fire extinguisher mount.

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    18. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      In preparation for the Black Mountain trip, My friend Jay bent me some slider extensions.

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      I made a "mount" for my spare tire which worked extremely well.

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      I needed to recess the hitch so the winch was as close to the bumper as possible and also needed to move the bumper up.

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      I believe this is rebuild version #4 of this bumper

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      I needed a way to cheaply and easily cover my tires to keep the law at bay.

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      Harlan Kentucky trip here
       
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    19. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Say hello to bumper rebuild version #5

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      Welds cracked on d44 hp

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      Axle breather was clogged.
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    20. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    21. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I bought a driveshaft from adamsdriveshaftoffroad.com. I fit perfectly.
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      I bought some worn 37's to try out for cheap. 20170908_155026.jpg IMG_20170908_175345_154.jpg
      35" worn-out ltb's and 15x8 steel wheels weigh 88 lbs.
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      37x12.50r17 on steel wheels weigh 104 lbs.
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    22. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Glad you upped the tire size, but 37's? Damn son.... :D
       
    23. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I love it so far. Drives much better on the road with 5.13 gears. Jack tried to sell me his 38.5's and I almost gave into temptation.
       
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    24. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Doubler is out. It still works as it should but I am getting fine metal particles on the magnet and the shifter is sloppy.
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    25. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Doubler is sealed up tight and back in. I took advantage of broncograveyard.com's november 10% off sale.
      I bought yukon axles with spicer joints and inner axle seals. I already have new ball joints, wild horse spindle bushings, and stage 8 spindle nuts waiting to be installed.
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      Last edited: November 29, 2017

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