1. Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

    Dismiss Notice

It's straight and it ain't a show truck

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by bmotoX, February 9, 2004.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^



Do Not Sell My Personal Information


  1. bmotoX

    bmotoX Member

    Joined:
    June 18, 2002
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    92 XL
    Just got the straight axe in this weekend. Pics coming soon but I'll give you the skinny on the swap. Pulled the ttb friday after work. Set up the axle welded front and rear mounts. and had weight on the axle saturaday. Sunday brakes and steering and tighten every thing. Along with first road test which resulted in sloppy steering which is fixed by a sleeve in the steering knuckle

    D30 ( out of Xj): $200
    Grand wagoner steering: $25
    Xj rear leafs: freebie
    fixed front mounts: $50
    8" buggy spring to shackel rear mount: Freebie
    Soa: $20
    rotors and brake pads: $45
    wheel base extended 1" To 2"


    waiting on 6" Xj leafs which will sit about 4"
    Custom front shock towers

    It's not pretty but it's going to get the job done
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20.

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no advertisements, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



  3. XplorerKid

    XplorerKid Rolling on 37"s

    Joined:
    July 25, 2002
    Messages:
    4,623
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Winter Haven Fl
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1997 Xplorer
    Sounds good!!.... ill be waiting for the pics........
     
  4. zensius

    zensius Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    March 16, 2000
    Messages:
    1,414
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '92 4 dr. EB
    The pics will tell us if it's pretty!:D
     
  5. Limited Ex

    Limited Ex Elite Lurker

    Joined:
    August 25, 1999
    Messages:
    2,245
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    94 Limited
    I want to see this!
     
  6. NOTAJP

    NOTAJP Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    February 7, 2003
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Mountain Home AFB, ID
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    No more Exploder
    That's pretty straight fwd and what a way to do it on a tight budget. Looking fwd to seeing this.

    It'll take a few weeks for the springs to actually settle to the height you are looking for.
     
  7. snocross1985

    snocross1985 Explorer-less

    Joined:
    March 25, 2003
    Messages:
    2,681
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    City, State:
    Stratham, NH
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2018 Explorer XLT
    Gotta see the pics! :D
     
  8. bmotoX

    bmotoX Member

    Joined:
    June 18, 2002
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    92 XL
    i'm working on the pics.
    steering still a little shaky
    I just ramped it and with the old crappy leafs with the two add a leafs i got the tire 33" of the ground and that only because the tire hit the fender. the buggy spring didn't even drop at all. I can hardly wait for the new leafs.
     
  9. bmotoX

    bmotoX Member

    Joined:
    June 18, 2002
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    92 XL
    I got some pics on my computer I don't know how to post them
     
  10. NOTAJP

    NOTAJP Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    February 7, 2003
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Mountain Home AFB, ID
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    No more Exploder
    Without being elite, you will need to host the pics on a server somewhere.
     
  11. dman726749

    dman726749 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    July 10, 2003
    Messages:
    3,715
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    46
    City, State:
    Greenwood Indiana
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    96 xlt
    www.cardomain.com, make a site there, its free and then you can link the pics up here
     
  12. bmotoX

    bmotoX Member

    Joined:
    June 18, 2002
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    92 XL

Share This Page







We Support Our Troops!