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Old 04-22-2009
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Looking at this Explorer, what do you think?

I'm looking at getting this Explorer asap. I don't car about the front gears missing and all, I just want to make sure this thing is somewhat "safe" if not what would you correct to make it safe so that I can drive it. I'm going to be converting this one to 4WD as well. Should be a fun project. And can you tell what axle is under the front?

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Holy ****!! That thing is huge, just buy my truck and SAS it!

How much or are you trading for it?

What size engine...etc give us some details.
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damn i bet that thing doesnt flex for ****...
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imo, i'd lose the blocks, and a leaf or two, add some slightly smaller tires, and i'd be good to go. but idk about what you want.
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damn i bet that thing doesnt flex for ****...
It's not about flexing down here (Alabama, Georgia, Florida) for the most part. Once you get south of Atlanta its pretty flat, mud/swamp is the biggest thing down our way.

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imo, i'd lose the blocks, and a leaf or two, add some slightly smaller tires, and i'd be good to go. but idk about what you want.
Agreed!
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4.0 manual and on 39.5" boggers. I do want to down size a little bit, but first want to make it safe for the street. 1996

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thats pretty crazy, you shoulda bought ryan morans old ranger that thing was a beast!
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can you check it out in person? you can only tell so much from pics...
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No, it's a 5 hr drive.

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wtf is up with that stearing piece is it bent up and it looks like its about to rub the tire. if they bent the cast i wouldn't drive it its only time till it will snap off.
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hmm
honestly, i think i'd avoid it and do it right myself...

i dont know much, but that still looks a bit sketchy to me.
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2K for the truck.

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Can you say bump steer?
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If you're going this direction, why don't you go get your old Ranger back?
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2k...yes do it. Just in drivetrain, tires and body its worth it. You just need the front gears, front ds, and few odds and ends? Crap I would do it for that...can anyone say mud truck???
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It almost looks big enough to be a 60, but its probably a D44. The tubes look too small to be a 60.

where do i start?
-The rear axle almost looks like a 7.5, but its probably 8.8.. still too small for tires that big IMO.
-Front shackle angles need to be fixed
-steering is sketchy as *****, seriously wtf is up with the "high steer" arm
-do you get the front axle shafts?
-you probably want a HP front axle to help with the pinion angle
-it looks like the rear shackle angles could use some help.
-front lift blocks have have got to go.

but for 2k why not..
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If you're going this direction, why don't you go get your old Ranger back?
I tried, but he won't come off 8k.

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