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91 expo on full widths

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by brandon916, December 1, 2006.

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  1. 21robbie21

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    Keep telling yourself that burns...i only had one in the air two weekends ago and i practically shit my pants :D, but it was basically at a standstill on three tires sideways on a hill for five minutes opposed to driving right through it like it looks happened in this guys picture.
     
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  3. 91xon35s

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    i was meaning more on how much lift are the springs rated at?
     
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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    They make two sizes, which are 3.5" and 5.5". Since it's a custom set-up, he could have either one, but I'm going to guess 5.5". :cool:
     
  5. Burns

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    Hey i have done that before....lol I have been on two and its just weird. :thumbsup:
     
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    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Word on the street is Brandon is selling this beast. :cool: If anyone is interested.
     
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    actually i decided to keep it. just got done with the gears and lockers, besides the broken shaft i love it. so im going with some 37's and doing a little fixin up and gonna roll with it
     
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    Cool truck. I live in sac too and am in the middle of my SAS. We should go wheeling sometime.
     
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    quick ? ive built a few rangers now and sased all of them but i have small blocks in them. my 87 had the stock drive train and i snapped the front output inside the t-case because the ds slip slid to far out. do they make a syi kit for there t-cases or is there a t-case with a fixed front output or an i fuked.
     
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    a manual 1354 t-case has fixed yokes.
     
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    so does my electric one
     
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    mine dosent. Nor does anyone else I know. Post pics.
     
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    You have a 1350. Get a 1354.
     
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    really? i wonder why...this is the electric 1354 right? im putting my 8.8 in on sunday ill put up a pick of the yokes...
     
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    there are 1354 manual shift cases too...

    from 84-88 all had the 1350 with the slip yoke front shaft..
    from 88-92 its mixed but almost all 4.0L had a 1354 fixed yoke some manual some electric
    92-96 all had fixed yoke..some manual some electric..(from what I can find)

    the other diffrences are the cases themselves..slight diffrences in the 1354 cases..and some had 6 gear planetarys but most had 4 gear planetarys..
     
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    Any close up pics on how you build your arms ?
     
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    What is the advantage of going full width axles versus chopping the front axle down and keeping it close to the same width as stock? I'm talking more than just the obvious, like roll over prevention and center of gravity. Is it just personal preference, or is there something else?
     
  18. 410Fortune

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    wider is better, you answered your own question

    wider track width = lower center of gravity

    when you shorten your full width axle you also require custom parts like an axleshaft, keeping them full width you do not
     
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    Wider has some drawbacks -- like its more difficult to move around on tight trails (between trees for example). The wider the axle, technically the greater chance it has of hitting the differentials on a rock because there's less chance that the tires are straddling the same rock that the differential is about to run into. Look at rock buggies, their track width is VERY narrow and both of their differentials are often very close to one of the tires to minimize the chances of a rock hitting the diff. However, these principles does not necessarily work for an Explorer because, unlike a rock buggy, an Explorer's center of gravity is a lot higher.

    I probably have one of wider Explorers on here with full widths + 2.25" backspacing and during our last run @ Rausch Creek, it was somewhat a challenge to get my Explorers between three trees. But the driver also has some influence because he/she should know the best line for his/her vehicle.
     
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    Mine is narrowed to be able to use EB axles on the passenger side, so no custom shafts are needed.
     
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    It seems like there would be more fabrication work for spring mounts and radius arm mounts and such. Wouldn't it be a much more straight forward install to just keep it simple and keep it EB width? I like the fact of having the passenger side EB width and only having to buy EB axles. Do any of you know the exact measurement to chop off the passenger side to get it to equal the length of an EB passenger side? If I can get a housing for cheap, I would put in all new internals, and wouldn't want to get the stock shaft cut and re-splined.
     

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