Originally Posted by ole' stroker
lol sorry, the truck has a 331 stroker with a TKO 600 5 speed. I would like to do an 8.8 swap with 3.73 or 3.90 gears already in it.
331 Stroker, NICE !
Ok on the 3.73, makes sense now.
Explorer Rears have posi, 31 spline axles and usually 3.73 gears but you can check that and as a bonus if you get a newer model I think 2001 or newer you get Disc Brakes; sounds like a winner.
You will need to move the spring perches to the top of the axle (Ranger on Top, Explorer on the bottom) or get a kit that just adds the new spring perches for Ranger mounting. Go figure, Ford made a lot of parts to swap over but made sssooo many that needed that little tweaking.
AND for the guy that mentioned 3.90 gears, that was the main gear set for Street Cars and performance back a few years.
good Luck, there are many, many Explorers/Mountaineers in the JY and in NH they are running around a buck, complete...
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