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1998 Explorer xlt

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by 98explorerkid, January 21, 2014.

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  1. 98explorerkid

    98explorerkid New Member

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    I have a 98 explorer xlt that I bought when I was 15. Shes still running but last year I decided to straight axle it on a budget. Had a dana 44 but couldn't find any parts for it in any local junkyards. So I scrapped it and picked up a dana 30 cheap that is holding up surprisingly well.

    Front axle- High pinion Dana 30, 4.10 gears, xj shafts, lockright locker

    Rear axle- 31 spline 8.8, 4.10 gears, welded

    Suspension- Front is SOA with waggy springs, AAL, shackles, rear is SOA with AAL and shackles, skyjacker nitros all around

    3 inch body lift

    2 inch wheel spacers

    4.0 OHV, automatic, bw1354 manual case

    Extended brakelines

    Steering- 94 explorer box, custom shaft, 1/4" steel plates on both sides of the frame, sleeved, grade 8 bolts, v8 grand cherokee steering, custom wj track bar, 3/16" box tube running from drivers side to passenger side frame for support.

    f350 shock towers

    38.5-11-16 boggers (got a steal on these)
    crager soft 8s

    v8 grand cherokee drive shaft
    extended rear drive shaft

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  3. Bruces expo

    Bruces expo Elite Explorer

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    Nice Rig man I dig It ! .
     
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    Very cool. Would love to see more.
     
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    Nice job man. Would like to see more detailed pictures of the front suspension if you have them. Thanks.
     
  6. 98explorerkid

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    ill take pics when I have time, heres one from 2011 on rattlers tail (black 2) at paragon with 32s

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    front crossmember and shackles

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    steering box, plates, shock tower, trackbar mount and frame support
     
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    nice setup , Would like more pics of the front brackets and steering when/if you can , if you don't mind , just getting an idea of how I want to setup my leaf sprung SAS on my 91 Navajo
     
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    Bruce, why don't you use the factory setup and bolt a solid axle right in? Just curious why you're switching to leafs? You can answer this in your thread so we don't hijack this one.
     
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    Sploders got a winch and a bumper. Gunna need a tranny soon and I'm building a doubler. More pics to come.
     

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