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explorer rear axel conversion

hey guys i have a 99 xlt with 10" drums and would like to do the explorer conversoin but i cant find the best instructins. i noticed a lot of diffrent opinions so if anyone could help
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You gotta flip the hangers since the exploder axle is spring under. Then it depends if you got disk brakes on it or not.
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here read please obvously you didnt search

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=11725

only thing different is get new spring purches from summit and weld them to the top of the tube and your done...
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Funny thing is, I posted a similar question.

You can do the 32 dollar mod, just search for it
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yes i got disc and i seen that thread before but i have to flip the perches and was wandering about the p-brake cables and the hard lines if the lined right up to the ranger and pinion angle
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yes i got disc and i seen that thread before but i have to flip the perches and was wandering about the p-brake cables and the hard lines if the lined right up to the ranger and pinion angle
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only thing different is get new spring purches from summit and weld them to the top of the tube and your done...

being its a rubber flex line from the frame to the center distrubution block for the brake lines on the diff nothing changes do not touch the brake lines leave the stock explorer lines on the explorer diff. the e-brakes you use the explorer lines and route them the best way you see fit...and done...
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The brake lines are alot different routing than on the ranger Zach.

The flex line that comes from the frame goes down to the left side spring perch where the line from the passenger side hooks into. Its all one peice distribution with the flex hose and drivers side brake hose. Your best bet for the brakes is to use your factory distribution block and purchase two right side explorer hoses. Reference what we did on my rear brake conversion for further insight.

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and reference here for the other way. You will have to scroll down some to see it.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=21614
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so i sayed center you correct and say side its still a flex line coming down from the frame you have to reatach... i didnt agrue you didnt have to do that part....i did say leave the stock explorer brake likes one it didnt I?
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Ok the stock explorer lines will not work, the first time that you flex the hose is going to be ripped off. When I tried to use the line from the explorer it was tight from the get go. With SUA there is room to work with SOA the hose is stretched out alot. If you use what I did on mine than you should be in good shape for the brake lines and even the parking brake information is in the how to.
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Ok the stock explorer lines will not work, the first time that you flex the hose is going to be ripped off. When I tried to use the line from the explorer it was tight from the get go. With SUA there is room to work with SOA the hose is stretched out alot. If you use what I did on mine than you should be in good shape for the brake lines and even the parking brake information is in the how to.
well being he isnt specific enough posting NO info on his truck with what he will be using it for there is no point digging into that info IMO hell if i know he might be lowering his damn truck and just wants SOA it would be nice if people acully post what the aplication would be used for but alot seem to not care and think we can read minds...
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Ok the stock explorer lines will not work, the first time that you flex the hose is going to be ripped off. When I tried to use the line from the explorer it was tight from the get go. With SUA there is room to work with SOA the hose is stretched out alot. If you use what I did on mine than you should be in good shape for the brake lines and even the parking brake information is in the how to.
I'd like to know more info about the brake lines!

I think I'm going to upgrade all mine while I am at it...i have to bleed the brakes anyways, so I figure get 2 birds knocked out...

So what exactly did you use on yours?
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I'd like to know more info about the brake lines!

I think I'm going to upgrade all mine while I am at it...i have to bleed the brakes anyways, so I figure get 2 birds knocked out...

So what exactly did you use on yours?
Reference my how to and all your answers are there.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=21614

You have to get two right side brake lines from the explorer which are available at the parts store. Cut the factory lines and then flare them or obtain some new line with fittings already installed from the parts stored. You can use the factory distribution block but will have to swap it over from your old axle. The distribution block on the explorer is part of the driver side flex line that comes from the frame and also flex line that goes to the driver side caliper.
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i have been looking into swaping mine also.
but what about the shock mounts.. i have someone to weld it all for me but the how-to isnt the best.
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nvm im retarted and didnt search.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...=explorer+swap
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Yes, you would also need to add shock mounts to an Ex axle used in an SOA Ranger swap. They are part of the bolt-on spring plates on the Ex axle but they are welded to the axle tubes on the Ranger.

You can't use the Ex plate mounts because they are angled inward instead of fore and aft like the SOA Ranger. Plus they would be upside down.
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You can just get the entire axle assembly and leaf springs out of the explorer right and bolt into the ranger? This of course lowering the rear of the truck correct?
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other then brake lines i think the perches are the same width away
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