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Captain Morgan, '95 D44 Sas

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Spas, July 28, 2007.

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  1. Spas

    Spas Explorer addict Elite Explorer

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    AWR! I'm going cross-eyed checking out all these different damn shock options :confused:

    I really REALLY like the Bilstein 5150's except for that damn piggyback reservoir/shock tower issue and the fact that they're old school gas-charged:
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    Here's why they won't work without some modifying:
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    But the ProComp ES9000's are an attractive price (buy 3 get one free right now) AND they're nitro charged instead of gas!
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    I've decided to use the budget on two high quality front shocks instead of all four for now, since the rear shocks aren't quite shot yet. They just suck :p: Does anyone have any experience with the two brands I mentioned and/or want to suggest a different one? HALP! :help:
     
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  3. Spas

    Spas Explorer addict Elite Explorer

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    And then there are these beauties:

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    TopGunzCustoms wants $182 for a pair of MX6 adjustable non-reservoir shocks with medium dampening (I refuse to pick 'soft'). They're also nitro charged but I'm not sure what the difference between mx6 and es9000 is... :dunno:
     
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    You could always build another shock hoop to accommodate for the piggy back. But I'd go for the ProComps, they are so cheap. And nitrogen is also a gas when used in shocks (so still "gas" charged) ;)
     
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    Yarp, for $42 less than that price, you can get Fox shocks that are rebuildable and tunable to your likings: http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Fox-2.0-Non-Coilover-5-8-Shaft-p-639.html
     
  6. Spas

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    I think the rebuildable Fox shocks are $140 EACH, Iz :eek: They're pretty freakin' suhweeeet though..!! :thumbsup:


    I had a blonde moment on the gas/nitro thing, I'm glad you guys are here to straighten me out, lol.
     
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    Ohhh now I see -- you said 182 for a PAIR!!! Sorry totally missed that part :confused:
     
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    Oh, and I also need one of these.. if anyone's got a spare one lying around that they're not using :D

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    Id vote for the procomps, mine do very well when mounted the right way. And I have a metric ton more body roll/bounce than you do.
     
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    Check First Over All shocks, I have their coil-overs on my ride, 14"s on the front and 16"s out back. A copy of the Kuster shocks of old. Mike Tieman is the owner, and worked with me personaly to get what I needed. As for the others beside Bilstein and Fox, they're all the same just branded and boxed for whoever.
     
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    Remember that problem I mentioned a few pages ago concerning my Mickeys and mud? Hopefully won't have that happen anymore now :D :D :D

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    The Mickeys & rims are going to be for sale here in the next week, asking $700 since they're in such great shape!
     
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    Spas,what size swampers are those??Thanks for the help on the rear end stuff.I ended up going the nissan H233B route:D
     
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    Looks great with the swampers. Are those SX's?
     
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    Yup! Bias Ply, even ;) They're so ridiculously loud and lumpy... I LOVE THEM :D


    Anytime, man. Good luck with that! Oh, and the swamperage measures 36x13.5 r15 on 10x15 black steel, round hole something-or-others. I'm thinking about doing the copper BB balancing instead of powder on these... somehow I don't see the powder being as effective as it was with my Mickeys :eek:
     
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    Forgot this little bit of awesomeness

    So years and years ago a whole herd of Explorers met up, many for the first time, in Hazleton Pa, to go four wheeling at a recently opened park called Paragon. It was there that I met Chad, the previous owner of sn0border88's "Emily". She was a pretty itty bitty truck back then, with only a 3" body lift and 33's, but by God she had the most awesome, beefy, well-made bumper I had seen on an Explorer (at the time). If memory serves me correct, Chad had it built by his College's welding class. I freakin' loved it, and wanted one for Blackjack. Then we spent the day dragging my lowered truck over rocks and I remembered my $440/month payment :eek: :rolleyes:


    Fast forward 7 years to the demise of poor Emily. Guess what Morgan's getting as soon as I drill new holes (since he doesn't have a body lift) :D

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    I have 38.5X14.5X15 SXs that are worn out on mine right now.Just to move it around on.At first I didnt like them but now I know if I put anything smaller on it then it will look nuetered:D
     
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    Dont forget to unlock the hub when you get on the streets.

    I made sure to pack lots of demons inside the hub body. :D
     
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    Your evil Micah... I like it :D
     
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    How much for your old bumper spas
     
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    So help me, if Morgan suddenly develops any electrical problems I SWEAR I will drive up there and beat you mercilessly :mattmoon:


    97Ford50X, I gave it to a friend of mine who is in desperate need of rear tow points and some @$$ armor ;)
     
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    lol.. Can we start doing some chants/prayers for electrical gremlins? :D

    I think Jay still needs a chipmunk decal.. Hmm....
     

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