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1991 Explorer Solid Axle Swap Leaf Spring

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Chief34, January 7, 2003.

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  1. RangerX

    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Wow, talk about back from the dead! Good to see you're on here again, Tim. Come down to the Truckhaven run in 3 weeks, and bring the wife!
     
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  3. Chief34

    Chief34 Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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    Hey, How are you?? Good to hear from ya. Yeah I have been extremely busy with getting married and a little bit of remodeling on the house and the
    honey moon. Oh yeah and working on the truck. I will come if I can. There are a couple of things I am trying to work out right now. The major thing is I have to find time to work on my clutch. Something is going on with it right now, I think the hydraulic throwout bearing needs to be rebuilt. I think something happened to it. The other is, I am trying to work out the details to get it smogged. I went to the smog ref and It passed the emmissions test but they failed me from some visual items. Typical Cailifornia visual bull. Anyway most of the things are not to much of a problem but a couple are gonna be a real bitch! So I am trying to figure out my options. Anyway, Thanks for the invite and if I can get the clutch fixed I will come. Keep in touch.
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    Hey man nice ride. I am doing my SAS and I was wondering what Jeep springs you were using in the front? I would greatly appriciate it if you could get back to me on this.
     
  5. Chief34

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    Hello,
    I didnt handle that part of the swap, so I am not sure what springs are up there exactly. I do know that they are National Soft Ride Springs and they were $210.00 a Piece. If you call National and tell them What you are doing they should be able to recomend something for you.
     
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    Thanks alot. I love your X man it is awesome.
     
  7. 93liftedXLT

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    im curious what kinda leaves your running?
     
  8. Chief34

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    That question was answered in the prior post...

    Thats ok though , it is a quick answer. The rear leaves are stock springs re-arched a little higher. the front springs are National soft rides.... I am not exactly sure which part number. I plan on getting National Springs for the rear as well. They were about 210 dollars a piece. Hope this helps...
    -Tim H.
     
  9. 93liftedXLT

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    Yeah, it help, i am having a hard time finding custom mounts for the front (rear) to weld or bolt to the explorer frame,
     
  10. Chief34

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    Yeah, you probably wont find any... The best thing to do is get your springs mount them on the axle, get the whole assembly mocked up under the truck and make your own and weld them in.
     
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    Yeah, Do u know a good company that sells good worthy springs mount?
     
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    check out independent4x.com for spring hangers and shackle mounts.
     
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    Thanks i appciate it
     
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    or you could do what i did...used an F250 hanger and mount it right under the cab mount...if it lines up that is...i've seen many guys do this...works well...
    [​IMG]
     
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    So on your first post here you said you "flipped over" your rear axle. Did you actually flip it over so the spring pertches were on top? Or did you just mean you did and SOA? I'm about to do a SAS on my 92 XLT and I was planning on buying new spring pertches and welding them on top, I hadn't even thought about flipping over the whole axle. But in theroy it would work. So I was just wondering if that's reall what you meant by that.
    Thanks
     
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    Then you'd better start learning to drive using your rear view mirror.
     
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    Might wanna re-check that theory.
     
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    Im sorry, if thats what I said I mis-spoke... lol . axle perches were welded to the top of the axle.....Standard SOA....
     

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