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Old July 30th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default Wrench on an Explorer anyone??

OK here goes...I've had this 91 Ranger for a while, runs great + 4" lift. Only thing is it was t-boned hard & body POS. So I found a 94 Explorer sport for cheap and would like to swap the lift over. Anyone around the South Lyon area that knows Ford TTB and would like to make a few $ or beer? I know he rear will need a spring over axle too.
I have a pole barn to work in and OK amount of tools.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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you may want to try posting this in the meet, greets, and wrenching forum, it will get more of the proper attention
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Old July 31st, 2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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Yea that would be better, thanks for the tip!
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Old July 31st, 2008, 07:35 AM   #4
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I've lifted and worked on may Ford TTBs.

They are very simple and straight forward.

Make sure you retighten all bolts after driving it for awhile.

i would help, but i am very short on free time
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Old July 31st, 2008, 12:03 PM   #5
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Old July 31st, 2008, 12:13 PM   #6
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bleep, where at in south lyon are you. dunno if i know you or not im like 3 mins away, went to school there
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Thanks 88mudder...pm back
I'm on the South side @ 7mi. & Dixboro. I have a flex spot in my back yard
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Thanks 88mudder...pm back
I'm on the South side @ 7mi. & Dixboro. I have a flex spot in my back yard
my girlfriend lives right there at liberty stables.. and my bro is at 8 mile and p. trail just west of p/ trail.... when is this going down
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a rear spring over lift is going to give you about 5-5.5" of lift in the rear, you might want to rethink about that with only 4" of lift in the front. just my 2 cents
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Old July 31st, 2008, 08:57 PM   #10
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blownex94-OK cool, I have seen your truck go by. I'm across from the old rasberry farm...small world. I love that Liberty Stables, nice work keep with her! Stop by if you see me outside.

xploder25- I thought that was the case. I will have to confirm its a 4"...not the 6" for sure. If it is the 4" do the spring shim thing? The Ranger has the nice full leaf, no blocks. But I dont think they would be useable?
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thats over where wilber was livin...??


the lift springs under may be a bit short, but shackles can help there.

otherwise moddin the sploder packs and shackles with spring over along with some washers should straighten ya out. just depends on steering.
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the springs should be useable because they are the same size but they would just be spring under. another option is 2" coil spacers in the front with spring over.

the size of lift all depends on the gears and tire size you want to run. i would do spring over with 2" coils in front with 33" tires and 4.10 gears. it will ride softer with the stock springs and have more ground clearance. i have a 3" body lift, 2" coil spacers and 1.5" shackles with 32" and 3.73s.
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Spring over rear
4" drop brackets, 4" coils and 32x11.50's
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Old July 31st, 2008, 09:51 PM   #14
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Yes this is near where Wilber was...got a c5 trans off him and Chuby, good guys.

Seems like I could make the factory leafs work with spring over. I like the pic cheapthrill, just what I want.

About the gears, I have a front set up with 5.13s and ez locker and have 5.13s for the 8.8 that will need to go in (by a shop) along with a limited slip rebuild (or just extra disk). I would like to run 33" on the road and 36" off. I know I will need to do a major trim job on the fenders.

And thanks for all the info guys!
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8" Suspension and 3" Body Lift barely cleared 36x13.50s with little rub. Did trim front fenders, but left the rear alone.





Man i miss that truck, good time good times
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Yea, I would be happy to get the 33"s under it for now. Hope those 5.13s wont be too steep. I should think about the 2" spacer too. How was the steering on your old truck? How did you get more out of the lift? Looked sweet and capable!
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my sport had 6" Skyjacker beam brackets, custom extended radius arms and 8" skyjacker coils. And a extreme drop pitman arm. The rear was SOA, AAL, and custom lift shackles. Alot of little things done to it. Clearance beams, c-clip eliminated, etc etc

Steering wasn't bad, but it could have been better. I drove it on the street up to 60-70mph occasionally

heres a link to a bunch of pics http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/cheapthrillb2/
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