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Jrgaylor's 91 Explorer full width D44/9

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by jrgaylor, July 17, 2005.

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  1. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    Full Width Axle Swap

    FRONT
    Cage extended tubular radius arms
    6 1/2" W/Winch BC Bronco springs
    F-250 front shock mount (with 3/16” 2”X4” tube spacer) bolted and welded to frame
    Rancho RS99261 shocks front
    Superlift Adjustable Trac-Bar for 76-79 F100-F150 (Modified)
    Superlift Extended brake lines for 89-97 RANGER, BRONCO II, 90-94 EXPLORER (Modified calipers)
    Warn Premium hubs
    Moog upper & lower ball joints
    1 1/2" DOM draglink and tie rod with chevy TRE's
    Yukon Superjoints
    Yukon Chromoly Axles
    Yukon Gears 4.86
    ARB Air locker
    Dana 44 from a 78 F-150
    Stock 78 F-150 Coil Buckets (with 3/16” 2”X4” tube spacer) bolted and welded to frame
    Stock 78 F-150 Trac Bar Mount (spaced out 1” bolted to steering gear box, weld to coil bucket and frame and welded gusset to frame)
    Tie rod over knuckle conversion draglink and tie rod 1 1/2" DOM and Chevy tie rod ends

    REAR
    7" Long spring perch (spring over axle conversion)
    Rancho RS99254 shocks rear (shock mounts stock 9” swapped side for side and welded to back side of axle)
    Yukon gears 4.88
    Yukon Chromoly Axles
    ARB Air locker
    James Duff 9” Skid plate
    Stock 78 F-150 brake line
    ARB Heavy Duty Airline Kit #HDAL


    TIRES
    Super Swamper IROK'S Radials 37X12.5-15

    OTHER
    ARB Air compressor mounted next to radiator
    Stock 91 explorer front drive shaft 1310 u-joints
    Stock 91 explorer rear shaft with extended slip yoke 1310 & 1310/1330 bastard U-joints
     
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  3. RangerX

    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    What no pictures!?! :eek: :D
     
  4. rino351

    rino351 Well-Known Member

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    hurry before too many others complain :rolleyes:
    :p

    sounds great!
     
  5. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    How did I know that was coming :D

    Soon
     
  6. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    Before with 6" Skyjacker and then After with SAS
     

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  7. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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  8. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    Nice Joe! :thumbsup: Got any closer pics of that front end?
     
  10. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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  11. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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  12. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    They will be coming I thought I had resized them small enough but they are 20K to big.
     
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    daddy_ja Active Member

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    a little of the subject, but is that a duff front bumper?
     
  15. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    Yes it is
     
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    its looks amazing i love the stance! does it handle better? are those 33's or 35's?
     
  17. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    I am currently runnning 33's, handling is about the same but without the vibration most 1 generations get at 65-70 MPH
     
  18. splodo49

    splodo49 Ejection seat man..

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    looks good

    Looks great i just picked up my 44 out of a 79 bronco today and was getting my parts list together.. one of my issues was brakes. how did you modify stock calipers to work?
     
  19. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    I modified the stock D44 calipers to work with my extended (Superlift)brake lines that I had with my TTB. I cut off the mounting tab from the TTB coil Buckets and welded them to the F-150 coil buckets and I had to grind 1/8-3/16 of inch off the caliper to get the brakeline fitting to bolt on squarely.
    The rear flexible brake on the 78 F-150 9" is more than long enough and bolts right up.
     

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  20. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    Trac bar gussets etc..
     

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  21. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    Engine crossmember trimming and notching, I will be watching this area closely on the next few outings for cracks.
     

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