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Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by jah81592, September 23, 2018.

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    1. jah81592

      jah81592 Well-Known Member

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      Got a new project in the works! It will consist of another Explorer sport! In the mean time everyone that may know something about 2wd vs 4wd steering knuckle differences go here---> steering knuckle
       
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    3. Dono

      Dono V8 Limited turbo and retired SC 4.0 OHV Elite Explorer

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      I was wondering what took you so long. lol.
      Nice to see things have settled down for you, and you chose another Explorer as a project.

      Great to hear from you.
       
    4. jah81592

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      Thanks-Got the 5.0L swapped in and running. Drove to work the last 2 days. I have everything for a complete AWD swap. Getting some parts together (CV shafts, ball joints, etc-normal wear items) for the install. I currently have all these parts but they are worn. Gonna go through the front end and AWD transfer case to ensure everything is good before installing. The reason I have been away is because of years of working for myself drove me away from performance. Several times I threatened to send the ole 2 door to the crusher after the first 5.0L failed within 1/2 mile. She didn't have an engine present and was just an empty shell. So, I rat holed all the parts and just couldn't ever bring myself to selling as scrap. A few weeks ago I ran across a hell of a deal on a stock engine and the spark was reignited. So fast forward today, here I am with a running v8 powered 2 door. Right now I am satisfied with it just pulling down the road under its own power. I will post up some pics when I get an opportunity. I am sure there are a lot of people on here that don't know who I am but as a pioneer for this gen 2 platform I will crush my previous records and will be brushing off some old parts I had around the shop. The 360 cu. in aluminum headed dart block looks awful enticing. Again- I want it to be right then we can move onto the fun stuff. I also have the turbo laying on the bench. I still do LOTS of tuning locally after a full day at my job. This will not happen quickly but will happen. If I learned nothing else from working for myself-patience is a virtue!
       
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    5. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Good to have you back James!

      Looking forward to your progress for sure. Hope you don't split a block but if you do be sure to have good videos!
       
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      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      a 4406 fits in these. you have to get a rear shaft made anyway for the awd, i would use a 4406 instead of the awd case
       
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      What did the 4406 come in? Is everything else the same? My first rodeo for AWD. I currently have the OE AWD case sitting on the ground. Just for kicks and giggles what case is it? While I am at it- go here and see if you could help with my speedo issue-->V8 swap thread discussion
       
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      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      ^ what Jon said. It’s the same everything’s big for a sport, you just have to get a rear drive shaft made up. Also, a poly trans mount from a fox body will bolt to the trans, but you will need to modify the trans cross memeber
       

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