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1998 Explorer xlt


98explorerkid

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I have a 98 explorer xlt that I bought when I was 15. Shes still running but last year I decided to straight axle it on a budget. Had a dana 44 but couldn't find any parts for it in any local junkyards. So I scrapped it and picked up a dana 30 cheap that is holding up surprisingly well.

Front axle- High pinion Dana 30, 4.10 gears, xj shafts, lockright locker

Rear axle- 31 spline 8.8, 4.10 gears, welded

Suspension- Front is SOA with waggy springs, AAL, shackles, rear is SOA with AAL and shackles, skyjacker nitros all around

3 inch body lift

2 inch wheel spacers

4.0 OHV, automatic, bw1354 manual case

Extended brakelines

Steering- 94 explorer box, custom shaft, 1/4" steel plates on both sides of the frame, sleeved, grade 8 bolts, v8 grand cherokee steering, custom wj track bar, 3/16" box tube running from drivers side to passenger side frame for support.

f350 shock towers

38.5-11-16 boggers (got a steal on these)
crager soft 8s

v8 grand cherokee drive shaft
extended rear drive shaft

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Bruces expo

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Nice Rig man I dig It ! .
 




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Very cool. Would love to see more.
 




MidnightRebel07

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Nice job man. Would like to see more detailed pictures of the front suspension if you have them. Thanks.
 




98explorerkid

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ill take pics when I have time, heres one from 2011 on rattlers tail (black 2) at paragon with 32s

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98explorerkid

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front crossmember and shackles

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steering box, plates, shock tower, trackbar mount and frame support
 




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nice setup , Would like more pics of the front brackets and steering when/if you can , if you don't mind , just getting an idea of how I want to setup my leaf sprung SAS on my 91 Navajo
 




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Bruce, why don't you use the factory setup and bolt a solid axle right in? Just curious why you're switching to leafs? You can answer this in your thread so we don't hijack this one.
 








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Sploders got a winch and a bumper. Gunna need a tranny soon and I'm building a doubler. More pics to come.
 




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