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old guy, wife said get a hobby, 94 explorer

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by jmczzz, November 10, 2018.

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  1. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Firewood Season Staff Member Moderator

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    Its camber
    Sounds like you have some negative camber going on up front

    If you decide to keep it lifted you can install some camber correction shims to bring the front end back into spec with an alignment
    Do this after you decide to either lower truck or keep lifted (yeah! we love lifted explorers here)
    Re gear or not and buy smaller tires or not

    You know which way I would go
    (keep lifted, re gear, keep 33" tires, fix 4x4, smile alot)
     
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  3. jmczzz

    jmczzz Member

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    5 revolutions of drive shaft = 2.75 revolutions of rear wheel.
    in neutral. both rear tires off ground only one wheeel turned
    jmczzz
     
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    We want to know how many times the driveshaft goes around per ONE revolution of the tire
    If you have an open diff then it will be TWO revolutions of the tire
    Mark the tire, mark the driveshaft
    count one more time for me


    With both tires off the ground,
    open diff = when you spin one tire the other spins the opposite direction
    Posi or limited slip rear = other tire will not move or spins the same direction

    If we look at what you did is you spun the tire 2.75 times and got 5 d shaft turns
    2.75 / 5 = 1.81 revolutions per tire turn
    With an open diff and two turns this gives us 1.81 x 2 = 3.62 Right in between 3.55 and 3.73.....
    Your diff tag said 3.27.
    It looks like somebody MIGHT have installed 3.73 for you = win win
    With 3.73 and auto I would run 31" tires, still look pretty good on a 3" lifted sport!
    But its only clear as mud right now......

    The saga continues!
     
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  5. Turdle

    Turdle Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That would be a very high gear ratio. Something didn't work out right here--


    Both wheels should have spun, I wonder if a rear drum brake is dragging some. do both rear wheels feel free?

    If I spin a tire on my limited slip the other tire turns same direction.
     
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    no the drivers side tire requires both hands and more pressure to turn he tire than the pass side. i was underneath turning the drive shaft. I will go do it again and turn the pass side wheel one revolution and count the drive shaft revs.
     
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    no the drivers side tire requires both hands and more pressure to turn he tire than the pass side. i was underneath turning the drive shaft. I will go do it again and turn the pass side wheel one revolution and count the drive shaft revs.
     
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    10-40on the recliners and naps
    roscoe
     
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    @jmczzz ,

    By the time you are done with everything I'll bet the wife never tells you to get another hobby!

    LOL.

    Watching with interest.
     
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    ok second try: 1 REV of tire = 1.60 rev of drive shaft. trans in neutral on pass wheel turns. If i put trans in park turn pass wheel forward drivers side wheel turns reverse. drive shaft DOES NOT TURN.
     
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    ok second try: 1 REV of tire = 1.60 rev of drive shaft. trans in neutral on pass wheel turns. If i put trans in park turn pass wheel forward drivers side wheel turns reverse. drive shaft DOES NOT TURN.
     
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    wife already said at lest you are getting a lot of excercise going back and forth. ha
     
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    Enjoy it!

    You worked hard for it!
     
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    waiting on new instruction... (sitting in recliner, so .......)
     
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    Good time to check for light leakage on the back sides of your eyelids...
     
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    well, to me it sounds as if the diff tag is correct 3.27:1 open differential.
     
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    I concur
    1.6 x 2 = 3.2 or 3.27, stock gearing

    With 33's!! Oh the poor auto trans.........
     
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    so do i need to change the back diff and the front diff.and if so what is the ideal? and where do i get them?
     
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    It's a little more complex to change out both axle assemblies than one would think.

    Junk yard may have them but finding (2) of the same ratio in good condition may be tough.
     
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    ok what are my options?
     

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