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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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  3. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    radius arm brackets and crossmember

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  4. splodo49

    splodo49 Ejection seat man..

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    Hey thanks you just answered a whole bunch of questions with those pics.What degree of bushings are you using and those are the f-150 coil buckets right. I read somewhere that if you get the f-100 buckets you dont have to space them out. I found some on a old econoline but they looked kinda like the explorers buckets so i didnt get them.. Im thinkin about going with 1/4 ellipticals up front instead of coils what you think about that?O yeah did you move the axle foward any? and did you get rid of your tranny crossmember and just use your newly fabbed one? Thanks.
     
  5. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    The Bushings I am using came with the truck when I go it, it was already lifted. I have yet to put it on a machine to get the current alignment specs but the bushings that were on the axle when I got it were 7.5* I have more caster than what I want, I am going to be getting rubber bushings for the radius arms (polys seem to stiff) and new c- bushings with less caster.
     
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    Love the truck :thumbsup: Have you ramped the rear ( sounds kinky :eek: ) with the shocks on yet. I noticed that they weren't on in the picture.
     
  7. splodo49

    splodo49 Ejection seat man..

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    You didnt have to space the radius arms out from the frame?
     
  8. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    I did not lengthin my wheelbase, if anything it is a itty bit shorter now.
    I also bent each radius arm a little for better angle at the radius arm bracket.
    Where I put my radius arm brackets is just about where the frame starts to get narrow.
     
  9. BigDave!!!

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    truck looks great and looks like it works a lot better with those new axles
     
  10. scootr2200

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    This might have been covered a 10000x times, but what options would one have for rear axles? I've got a Ranger and want to run 46's on it with a FW SAS and I'm thinking that I'm going to have to cut off my hangers and run F150 springs. And the same with the front... what coil can be used to get enough lift to clear 46's?

    Sorry for the newbe questions. :(

    Mickey
     
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    first of all no coil could be found that high, you would have to have them specaily made, but why do that when coil-overs are far better. Also if you are planning to run the ranger on the street 44s are the tallest you can go. I dont even think they sale 46s correct me if im wrong. also both the front and rear axels would have to be huge like dana 60s, 70s, or even 80s and to turn that much tire you would need a huge engine like 400+ hp and even more torque or a ridiculously low gear ratio 6.18+. Not to mention the cost of something on the scale of this. Im not trying to kill your dream but tell u of all the things you are going to have to do. btw try for a smaller dream
     
  12. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    46's ??? that is Dana 60/14 bolt + territory
     
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    Yeah, I'll be getting beefy axles... hopefully from a friends '77 F150 that's on 44" Boggers now. I'm just wondering what leafs will work well in the rear and what coils work well up front.

    Mickey
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong but the f150 had a d44 and 9". Personally I don't think they will handle the 44+" tires for very long if taken off the hiway. Hell they may grenade on the hiway.

    Now for lift to accomodate that much tire on a ranger, I am thinking you may just have to remove the fenders up front, add a narrow flat bed to the rear, and a bit of tube work.
     
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    44's on a D44 and 9" is utter absurdity. They'll never stand up to that size tire under any sort of stress.
     
  17. jrgaylor

    jrgaylor Power through it! Elite Explorer

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    Should I paint my rims black?
     
  18. Albino 94LTD

    Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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    NO! They look good white. :thumbsup: :navajo: :D
     
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    You and your white :rolleyes:

    I think the black would look better. :p ;)
     
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    Yeah, black would look hot.

    He was running the D44 with the 44's for a long time and he recently upgraded to a D60. I'm sorry, I'm just not giving enough information with my posts. lol

    Either way, what springs and coils are available to get enough lift? Or am I better off saving up my pennies and going with a 4 link front and rear with coil overs, which I wouldn't really like to do now?

    Mickey
     
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    splodo49 Ejection seat man..

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    Beadlocks :D
     

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