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Solid Axle Swap Registry

If you have completed a solid axle swap on your Explorer and would like to share the results with others this is the place to do it:D This isn't the place to talk about a work in progress, rather a place for the FINAL results, specs, instructions etc
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My solid axle swap went through two phases of construction. The first utilized Trailmaster 4" coil springs and Rancho 9000 shocks. The setup was a 5 link, that is 4 links plus a panhard bar. The coil spring was allowed to fall way from it's upper mount and was kept in line by a piece of tubular steel which also served as a bump stop. The axle is a Dana 44 High Pinion design from a '79 Bronco. The axle was shortened for this application. I do not have the measurements. All of the...
So I started collecting parts for my sas kinda half heartedly knowing I wanted to do it and it just kinda happened one day. I meant to start this thread before I started with pictures of all the parts and the process of me doing it. but like I said I just kinda started and forgot. So we are dropping in about 75% threw doing it. So here is how it sits now. I would guess about a 6" lift is where we ended up. This is the beginingish I just got most of the ifs in the front cut out and the d30...
A little planning and 4 months later, my Sport Trac finally has a solid axle in the front. Current Look: Front Axle - Low Pinion Dana 44 from a 1988 Grand Wagoneer - 6x5.5 bolt pattern - 4.88 gears (still open diff for now) - Superwinch manual hubs - Disc brakes - Custom spindles tapped for hi-steer - Custom 1.5"x.25" wall DOM drag link and tie rod - Stock Grand Wagoneer 7leaf pack flipped to SOA - Bilstein 5100 shocks (originally for Jeep JK with 6" lift) - Ford Super Duty steering box...
I've been done with my SAS for a little over a year and could'nt be more happy with the results. Here is a condenced list of mods. HP d44 OX locker 5.38 gears early bronco coils from Wild Horses 12" stroke Fox Shocks DOM tie rod and drag link 3 link with johnny joints home made bead locks d60 rear Detroit locker 5.38 gears mix of x and bronco leafs 11" stroke Fox Shocks
Well I've been a member on here for a few years but have never posted. So for my first post I decided I would add my '95 to this SAS thread because I've done a couple of thing different than a lot of the others I've seen on here. First, let me just say that I'm just an amateur and did all the fab work myself so go easy on me if there is something that you think should be changed. Second, everything has worked well. Besides already doing numerous runs also I've jumped the truck a few...
So I haven't officially made a thread on my lifted explorer build. It would have been easier to track from the beggining but I just didn't get around to posting. Iv had this 94 explorer since late 2013 when I picked it up for $700 bone stock. I used to have an 85 bronco 2 that I had chopped the top on and loved how well it wheeled and performed but it wasn't big enough and had tons of issues. So the explorer fit me much better. It's a 5 speed with when I got it 228,000 miles. Now it has...
I've been wanting to do this for a while, and I finally had the opportunity. I picked up my "new" axles yesterday: a HP Dana 60 front and a Ford Sterling 10.25" rear, both from an '87 F-350. My plans as of right now are: 5.38 gears rear Detroit Locker ? front doubler transfer case: BW 1354/Dana 20 38"+ tires :smoke: So it begins!
will i guess it time i did one of theese :) specs Frunt HP Dana44 out of 79 bronco welded diff...$500 (frunt and rear no gears) 5.5: cage springs for F-150...................$260 14" travl shocks..................................$50 wild horses extended radius arms............$455 used 4.88 gears off ebay.......................$50 i think reabuild kit..........................................$112.07 Warn premium hubs off ebay....................$80 Gear...
Mine is done. Build specs: Garage kept 97' v8 AWD 115,000 miles bought from og owner. Early bronco Dana 20 transfer case High pinion full width d44 with fms 5:13 gears,Detroit locker,superior shafts,Yukon super joints,t bird calipers,warn hubs,crane diff cover and relocated wedges. 9" rear from 79' bronco,,full spool,5:13 gears,31 spline shafts, ruff stuff anti wrap spring perches and plates.drum brakes ..for now 79' bronco steering box,frame fully plated and sleeved. Ruff stuff 7/8" heims...
98 Sport D-44 SAS Complete!!! I wanted to wait till the truck was done b4 posting here, but here I am, the truck is done.... FINALLY. The gears and locker are in, and the new driveshaft is in, and it works great, I had it out on the highway and it seems to get a better ride at higher speeds..... Good thing.... Specs: D44 Front axle from a 84 Grand Waggy wide-trac 4:10 Gear ratio Locked Warn Manual hubs Leaf spring suspension Rancho 5000 shocks all around 94 X steering box Tom Woods...
Well since I don't have the time/tools/skills to build my own, but I do have the money, this isn't going to be a build log, just show the final product since I don't have much for "during" pics. Dana 30, trussed and gussetted. 4.56 gears, Eaton Truetrac (front and rear), SOA with Chevy 1500 63" leafs, 1354 manual transfer case, F-150 steering box.
Hi there. Last year I bought this $600 beauty. This November i turned it into this beast. Last spring i did the BW4406 transfer case swap to be done with the AWD poo. Then i spent the summer collecting parts, narrowing the front axle and getting the gears set up. The list. Factory v8 212,000 miles on the clock. '78 bronco HP dana 44 narrowed 6" completely rebuilt Chromoly early bronco shaft's Detroit locker front 4.56 gears Custom long radius arms Wild Horses 3.5" coil springs Rancho rs...
2002 Explorer Sport Trac Engine: Stock 4.0 Taylor 8.8 MM Plug wires Screamin Demon Coil XCAL2 Tuned Zabtek Cold Air intake Random Tech "Y" pipe with custom FLowmaster exhaust. A few cats have been removed. Transmission: 5R55E freshly rebuilt 1354 Borg Warner Electric Shift Modified Superlift front driveshaft Stock rear driveshaft Front Axle: 89 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Dana 44 low pinion ARB Air Locker 4:56 Ring & Pinion Superior Chromo Axles CTM U-joints Steel...
Hi this is my first post here and I am getting close to finishing my sas swap to i though i would add my build. In the front it is a full width 44 with 456 yukons gears ox locker 7 deg bushings duffs long arms deaver springs reid racing knuckles
hp 44 ford 9 inch front end moved forward 3 inches 5.38 gears,wild horses coils and balistic heim joints.:) 1 ton tie rod ends 1 1/2 dom tubing for the steering
Hey all. this is my x that i recently about got finished up. Took 2 months working on it every other sat. I still waiting for my sway bar endlinks, hi steer arm, and tre,s to come in to re do steering. But i will include pics as well as info. Front end 78 F250 HPd44 stock shafts for now 4.88 liberty gears tru trak posi unit mile marker hubs ranger steering box 1.5 OD .250 wall dom 79 outters reid racing hi steer knuckle 4 stud OEM 5 leaf waggy springs rustys offroad break...


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