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Rear axle installation. HELP?

REAR AXLE INSTALLATION. HELP?

I took a look under my truck a minute ago before heading out to install the 8.8" LS underneath, and it looks as though I'm going to have a problem with mounting the front links to the frame.


Did anyone have to drill holes for the link bracket? What about the axle anti-roll shock? I'll get some pics up soon.

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front links? what the heck are you talking about there is no links that mount to the frame on a DRIVESHAFT... are you talking about the rear end?
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front links? what the heck are you talking about there is no links that mount to the frame on a DRIVESHAFT... are you talking about the rear end?
Wow...sorry lol

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Edit: Dang you can't change the title

Well YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!
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The Explorer axle uses different shock mounts, a different spring perch position and a completely different sway bar setup. In order to maintain your stock ride height, these would need to be modified to be like those on your original Ranger axle. The third "sideways" Explorer shock is not used on the Ranger installation.
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basically all the explorer mounting stuff dont use cut off
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There's no way in heckle I'm gonna cut that stuff off. If it was designed to go under the Explorer with the 5.0L leading the way, then by gawd I'm gonna have it under my Ranger with the 8 ponies up front.

If I'm going to have to cut something off, it's going to require a plasma or a sick angle grinder. If I wanna stick the mounts, it requires some bolts and a welder. What the difference?

I've started taking my measurements tonight, but I want to get it all drawn up before I start drilling or welding on the Ranger frame. Have you heard of anyone else doing this?
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Well...the rear end didn't align properly, since the Exploder shackles are different than the Ranger's.

Anyway...I'm going to convert to Spring OVER axle to compensate for the tremendous drop I encountered when I got it all bolted up.
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