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Explorer Axle Swap (i searched)

So in my 88 i am going to re-flip the hangers, add the rear leaf back and use an explorer axle. so heres my question. Can i use the bottom u-bolt brackets with the stock explorer shock locations? or will i need to have shock tabs welded on?
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i am using the stock lower plates on my 95. i moved one side behind the axle just like the ex. if you want to keep the upper mounts stock, you will need two of one side.

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excellent thank you. did you use the stock explorer brake lines for both sides or did you use two passenger side lines?
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all the lines on the axle are the explorer. the rubber line coming off the chassis is the stock ranger line. they should mate up with no problems.
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i would use both passenger side but thats just me.
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