For those of you looking for the easiest route to go with straight axle conversions, Jeff's Bronco Graveyard has it. They show on their website a straight axle conversion kit (you supply the axle) for $1800. You use a Dana 44 from a coil sprung Ford. You can even use a Dana 60 with a bit of modification. Looks like I know at least one Explorer that's going to get an 8" straight axle conversion/lift. Should be able to run those 35's with no problem then. Now if I can just talk that guy out of his Cobra engine, I'd have it made. Oh well.