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Axle Swap

Hi everyone!

First time posting on ExplorerForums. I have a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0 with a BorgWarner 4406 4WD Transfer Case conversion. (4WD works very well by the way ). I have a stock front axle and I do a good amount of off-roading. Now should I build up that stock axle to make it suitable for off-roading or should I convert it to a solid front axle? I was thinking of a Dana44 or maybe something else if anyone has any suggestions? And if solid front axle is there any guides? Thanks

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mounty71

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What type of off-roading? I put hybrid D35/D44 TTB under mine because it's better suited for the type of off-roading I do, a mixture of crawling, high speed desert driving, and longer distance exploring. There are also a few long travel 4wd options if you don't want to go cutting up your frame.
 




Christian DeAngelis

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What type of off-roading? I put hybrid D35/D44 TTB under mine because it's better suited for the type of off-roading I do, a mixture of crawling, high speed desert driving, and longer distance exploring. There are also a few long travel 4wd options if you don't want to go cutting up your frame.

I do a mixture of mudding, crawling, and climbing (very hilly area). Nice build btw brother
 




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I prefer straight axle swap (SAS) myself.

I have a thread that I created on my SAS/SOA conversion. (see link below)

There are lots of helpful guides and information in the Off Road section using D30's and D44's.

Nice looking Explorer.
 




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