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you usin the explorer axle just for the disc brakes?
hes got an older explorer axle with drum brakes
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then why not use the same axle hes got?
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^^the 8.8 he has is a 28 spline....the explorer 8.8 is a 31 spline and has a L/S unit in it....
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i see
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actually i just want it for the 31 spline, nothing else right now. and its cheaper to put discs on it then on the 28 spline.

and ryan thanks for the welcome, cant wait to be fully in the group...
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if you have any questions just shoot me a pm. thats the same axle im gettin this week for my bronco 2. what did you give for it.
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zach the more i look at that z link or drag link the more i think you need to add some gussets to where the bends are
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Hey Zack....I'll let you know....I've broke 2 dana 30s in the same xj.....bye bye 2 sets of new yukon gears prof. installed....That's why I'm going D44. Here's the xj:

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zach the more i look at that z link or drag link the more i think you need to add some gussets to where the bends are
If you are talking about the adjustable track bar, then no, many track bars are run with bends that way with no problems...
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if you have any questions just shoot me a pm. thats the same axle im gettin this week for my bronco 2. what did you give for it.

200 and that came with the driveshaft as well. get some pics up of yours.
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Hey Zack....I'll let you know....I've broke 2 dana 30s in the same xj.....bye bye 2 sets of new yukon gears prof. installed....That's why I'm going D44. Here's the xj:


what year is that? and what gears? also depends on how you use it.

i only plan to run the axle until i have enough money to buy the D44 and the parts i need to convert my 8.8 to 6 lug.

i'm not too concerned if she breaks she breaks. this is just one step at a time for me. thanks for the tips tho.
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zach the more i look at that z link or drag link the more i think you need to add some gussets to where the bends are

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If you are talking about the adjustable track bar, then no, many track bars are run with bends that way with no problems...

I am going to assume you are talking about the track bar as well?

this..



it looks a heck of a lot stronger than the stock one i cut off. I think it should be fine, and if it bent i think RE would replace it.

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^^if you bend that trac bar, then you will be dealing with more problems that just that trac bar........

but the z-link he is talking about is what runs from the steering box to the tie rods.....that is a z-link...i think he was confused since yours prolly will be a custom one...
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the Drag link? at least that is what i always thought it was referred to as.

idk what im doing with steering yet.
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yea the drag link is commonly refered to as a "z-link"......

you will have to have do some type of z link unless you go to a hydrolic steering setup...

here is a picture of a z link.....looks a lot like a trac bar, but it actually goes from the steering box to the tie rod...
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yeah i know what your talking about but mine is going to be straight...

I'm not gonna be that tall... still running 35s and around the same height i am now... the angle shouldn't be bad at all.
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yeah i know what your talking about but mine is going to be straight...

I'm not gonna be that tall... still running 35s and around the same height i am now... the angle shouldn't be bad at all.
if i remember correctly, your steering link should be parrallel with the trac bar for proper alignment.....

check out TRS for some good SAS info....

here is a quick search i did over there for ya...
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ite=solid+axle
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he doesnt have the drag link yet. Z link refers to how the tubing in the track bar he has is bent. since the track bar in stock application is right above the differential

he doesnt have to go to a hydro steering to get a straight track bar, you can adjust the height of the axle end track bar mount to get around a bent track bar...

and the drag link is the link from the steering to the tie rod. usually in the XJ axles case, it is a Y link typ setup. It doesnt have to be bent since it connects to the front of the knuckles and out of way of the differential upon passenger side compression...
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but a Z isn't parallel... they mean both bars straight and both parallel and on the same plane...

i guess i'm not too worried about it right now Maurice... it will fall into play when the axle is under there.
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if i remember correctly, your steering link should be parrallel with the trac bar for proper alignment.....

check out TRS for some good SAS info....

here is a quick search i did over there for ya...
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ite=solid+axle
having parralel drag links and track bars have nothing to do with bends, but yes, to get the best range of motion drag links and track bars should be parralel...
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but a Z isn't parallel... they mean both bars straight and both parallel and on the same plane...

i guess i'm not too worried about it right now Maurice... it will fall into play when the axle is under there.
well you can still have parrallel links.

You should propbably figure this out before hand siince the track bar location and length especially in respect to height are important to lateral location.
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going off a setup like this for the track bar...

maybe im confused now? haha. i sound so smart but the steering prolly wont be like that...

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you may be able to get the Superlift SuperRunner steering setup for a '97 and older TTB Ranger and modify it a bit to fit.....that is probably one of the best setups for steering...

http://www.superlift.com/accessories/superunner.asp
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