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1997 - Money-Pit - SAS!

Completed!

Specs:

1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 SOHC
4.88 Gearing
35" Procomp Xterrains on 15x10 Black Rockcrawlers
Rear
Stock Axle SOA
Extra Leafs to Match Front Height
5 on 4.5 to 5 on 5.5 wheel adapters from Performance Wheel and Tire
Powertrax No-Slip
Front
1976 Bronco Dana 44
Lockright Locker
Stock EB radius arm - Passenger side wristed
7* Radius Arm Bushings
Wild Horses 3.5" VR Coils
Dual Shock Setup with Explorer Procomp ES3000 shocks
F-250 Shock Mounts
Custom Radius Arm Brackets
CRL Customs Bigg Dawg Steering
Ford Ranger Steering Box
Drop Pitman Arm

Before (4" Suplerlift):
before.jpg
 


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taxx

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Axle:
axle1.jpg


Tires:
tires.jpg


Radius Arms:
radius.jpg

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Coils:
coils.jpg


Shocks:
shock2.jpg


Radius Arm Bracket:
ra_bracket2.jpg


Steering and Trac Bar:
trackbar1.jpg


Steering Box:
steering_box2.jpg
 




taxx

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After:

ramp1.jpg


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taxx

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Since I had to butcher the Tranny Crossmember to get the shaft in I had to reinfoce it. I built a new crossmember and tied it into the stock crossmember just below the tranny mount. Future plans are to add another behind the t-case and mount a skid plate between the two.

xmember.jpg


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taxx

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Future to-dos:

New Front Engine Crossmember tied into trac bar mount
Rear Crossmember for T-Case skid plate
Fender Trimming
 








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thank you sir. I am pretty happy with it over all.
 




Trckmagik

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Taxx. Since you got the 76 axle you didnt have to cut it down did you? Was it already disc? I am thinking of going another route on my trail truck. Let me know. Thanks
 




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ya 76 and 77 was disc brakes and no I did not cut it down. It was about 1.5 inches wider than my 8.8.
 




Yomie

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Dave, did you get that 1350 to work, as far as the slip and all goes?

If so can i get some details i'm looking into this now that i am sas'd
 




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Went with a 1354. but a 1350 will work, just need to make the shaft match up to it. no big deal, just depends how much travel you'll have in the front shaft if it will work or not.
 




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