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Section525 - Explorer V8 D44 SAS

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by section525, October 19, 2006.

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  1. IZwack

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    I'm actually not quite sure -- there were 6-bolt Ford spindles but they were rare. And I would almost go as far as to say that those 6-bolt Ford spindles are probably the same as the Chevy 6-bolt spindle (early style w/o the large "lip" for one of the bearings). I read somewhere that the two used the same bearings but I'm not sure they are the same "height".
     
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  3. tdavis

    tdavis Linux Guru, Jack of All Trades Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    From this website

     
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    james t Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    6 bolt Ford knuckles are the drum brake ones. Early Broncos had these. To simplify-

    6 bolt knuckles

    76 Blazer calipers, caliper brackets, and spindles

    79 F150 hubs/rotors

    bearings are the same be it half ton Chevy D44 stuff or Ford stuff

    Thats about all there is too it. Section has custom knuckles but its the same concept.
     
  5. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    We so hijacked Section's SAS Registry :D
     
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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Indeed... Even has a link to his other thread in the first post with all of his info in it. :D
     
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    Burns Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    My bad.
     
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    Section, mind if I copy a few things off of your build? Like your Hi-steer set up? :)
     
  9. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Have at it! :cool: :p:
     
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    straight pimpin'.
     
  11. Styx

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    Hey Section any thing you would do different if you did it again??? (on the build...lol...) I'm thinking simmilar to yours on my 99...
    And awsome write up by the way...
    Cheers Randy:thumbsup:
     
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    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    There's really nothing that I would change. I'm always thinking about linking it. But that's mostly for the design and fabrication aspect and not the wheeling aspect.

    I think the leafs setup works well and the bracketry is bullet-proof. I did however blow off the passenger side shock mount on Sunday. So don't copy those! :p:
     
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    Some pics would be nice -- we haven't seen this thing on a trail in so long!
     
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    Ya I would prolly say coils for the Gen 1 ex's but leafs for the Gen 2's is just way easier and prolly tougher...
    Thanks for the quick response now go get a life...lol... (like I should talk...lol...)

    I'll be copying your front X member/spring perch's but in 2x6x3/16 tube and putting a bit bigger holes (speed tubes) in it.
    The rears are going to be modified radius arm rear brackets off an 07 F350 I just put a lift into at work... I'm having a set of yj springs modified at a friends spring shop should work ok...
     
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    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    You just reminded me that my springs are way soft. Probably too soft. On-road driving his pretty.. interesting. They're just about flat as it is now. Yomie has the same ones and said his are pretty much negative arched.

    So I would/will go 7-leaf waggys next time.
     
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    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I didn't take my camera out. :( The plan that day was to just work on the winch mount. But I decided I needed to make sure the Explorer still worked before I put time into the winch. :p:

    But I only have so many weeks before Christmas Tree Hunting season.. so a lot of work will be getting done along with a lot of pics in the snow.
     
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    Wow now I see how you get 10,000+ posts...lol...
    And you don't get snow in Calli do you???
    Hell there saying snow here in the next week or 2 and I'm on the US boarder near Vancouver BC...
    Ya I'll definatly get a few leafs added and the second one will be a military wrap for safety purdy much the main leaf will be original all others will be new...
     
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    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    We get some!
     

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    Ya are those 235/75r15 tires???
    How far up the mountains is that...lol...:D
     
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    Hey, I have a question. I just did the same thing to my explorer, and I'm having an issue with my steering is super light and turns by itself sitting still. I have the same box as you curious if you had any problems?
     

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