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Looks to be in decent shape. Depending on the gear ratio I would say its a pretty decent deal.
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If im not mistaken he said it was like 340 or so....I called him he said hd have to go look when he gets off work.....I couldn't tell if it was missing anything
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And then there's this....will it work?...pretty sure its an 8.8....

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Go with expo rear end. But only if it has 4.10s or at least 3.73s.

You would have to mod the mustang rear end a lot.

Plus $350 is a rip off. I got a Level II Torsen for that.
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Don't go any lower than 3.73's
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save and get those pulleys i was talking about ha
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save and get those pulleys i was talking about ha
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Don't go any lower than 3.73's
justin i think im gonna get it and clean it up and regear it...what all do i need to have it regeared....i wanna do 4:88s i think
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Re-gearing is going to be lots of $$$$ especially if you can't install it.
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Ok...just went and looked earlier...its a locking 3.73
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i cant tell but what else to i need for the swap....anything? or will it be a direct swap minus the leafs
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the spring perches will need to be cut and relocated. you can use those if you are careful or get new ones. you will also have to make shock tabs, but thats pretty simple. i

if you do regear and dont go 4.88s unless your runnin 35s.
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if i get an expo pack i wont have to do any cutting will i?...and i honestly dont have access to a welder lol
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and i planned on bumping up to 35s after i bl it and swap to the 8.8
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if i get an expo pack i wont have to do any cutting will i?...and i honestly dont have access to a welder lol
you have a lot to learn my frined! ok so heres the deal, explorer are SUA (springs under axle) and rangers are SOA (spring over axle).. meaning that the leafs perches need to be moved on top of the axle.. you see what im saying?
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yes sir....i just called the guy...he said when the axle was removed the pb line got cut...the sway bar got cut and the expo leafs got cut.....other than that..its got 140k on it.....3.73 locking ls....thats all he told me...idk waht spline it is.... he didnt say...i asked but no answer....and he lives 10 mins from me .....
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so basically grind off the perches and weld then on top?...lol looks like im gonna have to get a grinder and a tig welder lol
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A L/S is not a locking diff! And at 140k its probably not even a L/S.
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of course idk cause the tag said 3L73 so that is locking correct?
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No. Its limited slip, not locking. There is a difference. And unless that trac loc has been rebuilt it will be so worn out it won't be anything more than an regular old open diff.
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yes sir....i just called the guy...he said when the axle was removed the pb line got cut...the sway bar got cut and the expo leafs got cut.....other than that..its got 140k on it.....3.73 locking ls....thats all he told me...idk waht spline it is.... he didnt say...i asked but no answer....and he lives 10 mins from me .....
All explorer axles are 31 spline.

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so basically grind off the perches and weld then on top?...lol looks like im gonna have to get a grinder and a tig welder lol
You'll have to do the shock tabs as well. You don't need a tig welder. Take it to a local welding shop and forget about buying a welder for such a simple project.
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lol ok ok ok.....so is it worth it? and what about the shock mounts?
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lol ok ok ok.....so is it worth it? and what about the shock mounts?
Its probably worth it. I'm just trying to make you aware of what you're getting. Explorers and Rangers do not share the same shock tabs, so you'll have to deal with those as well as the spring perches.
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i understand what your trying to do...and im listening the best i can....ok so when i take it down there ill need them to move the perches to the top and re adjust the tabs....
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i understand what your trying to do...and im listening the best i can....ok so when i take it down there ill need them to move the perches to the top and re adjust the tabs....
Hard to tell from the ad pics but some years of explorers had the shock tabs built into the u-bolt retainer plates and not physically on the axle itself. In that case you'll have to buy shock tabs from someone like ballistic fab or make some yourself.

Also you can buy new clutches for that trac loc diff on ebay.
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