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1st gen explorers with 4in lift and 31s


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Iv looked and cant find what I'm looking for. I have a 1993 ford explorer sport 4x4. I'm looking at the rough country 4in lift and it suggest 31x10.50-15s. I want to see what that combo looks like on 91-94 explorers. Everyone seems to stiff 32s and 33s under them. I dont want any fender cutting and I dont want to have to gear more than 3.73s.
 


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31s will fit stock Explorers.

Check this thread for guidlelines:

And this one for photos...
 
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31s will not fit mine with out extensive triming. My explorer has the plastic rocker panels all the way down the side.
 

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That's another thing all the explorers I see ither didn't come with the plastic rocker molding or it's been trimmed..my Eddie bauer I had only had the rocker trim running under the doors. My sport has it under the doors and runs over the fenders as well.
 




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Options: remove plastic trim, or run smaller than 31. Or lift higher.
 




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I'm wanting to lift higher. I just want to see what 4in and 31s look like on a un cut explorer..
 




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I’ve got 31’s on about 3” of lift...
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It’s definitely possible to fit 31’s with no lift on these. The plastic trim doesn’t really take up much space at all.
 
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That loogs good to me I think 4in and 31s will be good. I like that tire carrier..what did you do for that
 




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Thanks! I used some 2x3 1/4 wall tube in the bumper. Cut and welded the stock bumper brackets to it so that I could keep the stock bumper. Had to notch the frame the way I did the brackets. Then built a swingout off of that tube!

The link in my signature will take you to my thread. There’s some detailed pictures in there somewhere!
 




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I have a 91 and have factory suspension. You don't need any lift or fender trim to fit your desired 31s. I have 31x10.5r15s on mine and still have the factory running boards and I have no rubbing at full steer. This is why you see the 33s on the explorer with a 4 inch lift. I haven't had any issues with my current setup.
 
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What I'm looking for is pictures of explores with 4inch lifts and 31s..all 4in lifts for this era ranger and explorers recommend 31s
 




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