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    Different Size Tires on a 4x4

    i want 255/55/17 tires in the front 275/50/17 tires in the back, the front tires measure 27.2" tall and the rear measure 28"..is that to big of a difference to use the 4x4 without messin anything up? thanks for the help
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    Drop on explorer/ranger?

    my wife just got a huge bonus at work, we decide it was time to get a newerish truck. I got a excellent deal on a 01 ranger edge 4x4 3.0 extended cab. Now I know alot of guys over here have lowered there awd explorer/mountys...I read about flippin the tbar keys a million times, but i for one...
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    Water proofing my 1st gen

    the creek is baiscly a mountain spring so it doesnt get to fast. It is all rocks, where my driveway is stone, there are some larger rocks in the creek, but mostly small stone. my explorer made it in 2wd the last time i was there it was 2' at the time. The record for the creek is 3 1/2', from...
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    Water proofing my 1st gen

    Another project just arose for my explorer. I just about a cabin out in the mountains about 2hrs away from my apartment. To get to my new cabin you have to drive threw a creek, Now on a regular day the creek is roughly 1 1/2'-2' deep right around 12' wide. But when it rains a lot, the creek can...
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    Bw1354 out again, shift it by hand?

    Ok i replaced the shift motor like 4 weeks ago, and now something else isnt letting it go into 4wd or 4 low. This time isnt like the last either, im stuck at my inlaws farm, in mud up to my rear bumper. I tired to pull it out with my focus but that didnt work haha. is there a way i can turn...
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    Tcase not goin into 4 low

    well i went out to try it again, no go.. And this time no 4hi! it will not go into 4hi when i push the button.
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    Tcase not goin into 4 low

    to tell you the truth this is the first time i have ever tried the 4 low, in the 2 years I owned this rig. I mainly just use 4 hi, even though lately it doesnt go into 4 hi right away just gotta wait a little.
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    Tcase not goin into 4 low

    Ok well i was wheelin today behind a buddies house and i was in 4 high, got into a tight stop and got a little high center, went to push it into 4 low and no go? It wouldnt go into 4 low or light up the light. What needs to be replaced? I really need 4 low to go any farther on this trail...
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    Need Help, drop brackets

    tuff country is drilled for 6"?
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    Need Help, drop brackets

    yo guys, i have been pieceing my lift kit together, mostly with used parts since ive want to say on the cheap but still very driveable my goal, im shooting for just under 6" of lift, so far i got 4" coils, 4-6" lift shocks, r/a drop brackets, and rear soa parts.. and im thinking about drop...
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    eb coils on a 1st gen

    well i got my tires(35's), and mounted them to 15x10 steelies, im still pieceing my lift together however, so far i got 6" skyjacker axle pivot brackets, drop pitman arm, (4) 6-8" lift shocks, extended brake lines. i still need coils, and the soa perches in the rear, but still debating on the...
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    What manual tranny to put in for my auto

    well the past couple days my auto tranny as been acting up, and since im not one to get the same tranny knowing it will go out again, i want to swap im a more capable manual tranny, i know there are adapters for put a 302 tranny in, and i want one that can handle 350hp(big plans for the 4.0)...
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    how do you make the d35 stronger?

    thanks! but why do people use jeep hubs? and not just explorer warn hubs, i planned on gettin new wheel bearings b4 i put on the tires, do you think a 4x4 shop would do a better job installin the bearings rather then a local auto shop? i dont wheel hard, and after i do i clean all the ****...
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    how do you make the d35 stronger?

    ok, since i ordered my 35's and they are suppost to be here by next friday, i wondering what all the prerunners rangers and explorers, that have a d35 do to make it stronger. my main worry is i hear that when the wheel bearings go bad, your wheel falls off, so thats my main worry, but i heard...
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    eb coils on a 1st gen

    BUMP ^^^which one? im goin to run 35x12.5r15 bfg mts, what is the most amount of lift i can put on with out have to extended any driveshafts?
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    eb coils on a 1st gen

    well i got 2 ideas on my mind 1) all susp lift, 7.5"-8"(5.5" eb coils swap, coil coils, 6" axle pivot bracket, extended r/a, soa w/ aal) 2) 5" susp lift(3.5" eb coils, used 4" pivot bracket, extended r/a, soa but remove a leaf)3" body lift im tryin to pick the most street friendly...
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    eb coils on a 1st gen

    well me and my buddy installed some f150 coil seats today, i was thinkin, get eb coil towers and shock towers, extended my stock r/a to 10" longer, 6"skyjacker axle pivot brackets, and end up with 7.5"-8" of lift, add 35" tires and 4.56 gears hope to get it to a better ride quailty out of it...
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    eb coils on a 1st gen

    nah, to much work for me, and i need to run sway bars, i searched around last nite, but how much lift would these coils add?
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    eb coils on a 1st gen

    i was talkin to my one buddy who happens to have 4 early broncos, 2 are lifted 1 is get restored and 1 is a crawler, so he has tons of spare parts. well he has some 5.5" coils, could i use these on my explorer? or would i have to get a different coil bucket and from what? how much lift would...
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    Help a newb

    hey guys, first post soo here it goes, i live in hillsgrove pa, this winter we go alot of snow, anyways, i have a early body explorer, i just put used set of 31's bfg at and snow chains on, and still got stuck in the snow. i want it to be able to run 80mph down the highway, and get 14mpg in...
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