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DJM flip kit on expo axle?

would it work....would it eliminate having to relocate the leaf mounts? seem logical to me...here is what im talking about.

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i dont see why not.
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it won't work unless you are staying stock height. the explorer axle mounts on top of the springs, where as a ranger axle mounts below. the flip kit puts the ranger axle on top of the springs. so if you used the flip kit with an explorer axle, it would put the ex axle under the spring, or stock height.
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exactly....so u wouldnt have to cut and weld the perches onto the top....it would be way easier....but could u run the stock blocks on there then?
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i got ya. yeah, to stay stock height, it would work perfect. i don't see why you couldn't run the blocks. i just pulled the rear out of my 93 that is lowered with the flip kit and 2" block. would be the same setup, just opposite. make sure you get the bigger u-bolts as the ex axle is larger than the ranger.
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It will not work for the Expo axel because the outer tube are a larger diameter.


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ya im was thinking about that larger diameter......but i am planning on reusing the stock perches and getting the u bolts either made or off an f150 or something like that and the JY...they have 8.8's correct? and the shock tabs ill just make my self
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Yeah, the DJM Flip brackets won't fit the axle tubes on the Expo axle. You could make your own though. The theory should work, just not that product. Unless maybe you could find a flip kit for a larger truck that uses larger axle tubes. You could probably do that.
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But how much is a flip kit?


And Tim, I wouldnt use used U-bolts. They are made to stretch, and normally cannot be re-used. Get them from Napa or something. They will be like 10 bucks a pop, you shouldnt really go cheap on the 1 thing that holds the axel in place
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why not just get all the mounts for the expo axle, u bolts and all ?
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there are the 2 axles in question, as you can see in the picture the explorer axle i have has the spring under axle perches on it,
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looks like it has the spring over perches on it to.....why the hell to still have it mounted spring under then? also i know all the parts i need i was just wondering if i could use the flip kit. also the flip kit would make every thing directly above the stock perches on the expo axle (theoretically if i was to get a flip kit that worked or ground down the ranger one)...so does that mean that the new perches need to be welded directly above the stock ones?

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No they have to be set so that your pinion has 6 degrees tilting up. Its not necisarily directly above it
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ok thanks thats what i was getting at....now off to harbor freight to get an angle measurer thingy..lol
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