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New Pics since the Axle Swap

Well here are some new pics of my truck since I did my explorer axle swap...still have things needed to do to finish it up. I sold my shell since it was going to cost me $600 or so to get it repainted. I like it with out it more.



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looking good
ive always liked the way your truck looked
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Looks really good. How long did it take you for the swap?
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looks good man! where did you get that diff cover?
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it kinda looks like a ruff stuff one.. you can see where it was bent on the highest part, but idk..

nice truck man, very clean.
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looks good man
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pimp! looks tuff!
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Yep it's a Ruff Stuff Diff cover. Along with their axle swap kit for the 8.8.
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the truck looks great man! love it.
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nice truck cant wait to do that swap
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Looks great as always, love the truck!
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very nice!

ready to get some '06 fender flares now? lol

how do the brakes feel? same, different, better? how about the parking brake? any issues there?
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Nice truck, looks damn good!
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No problems with the brakes, e-brakes, or gears. Just have to get a driver side axle shaft and replace it with the bearings and seals to stop my wheel wobble hopefully. I also need to order up some Skyjacker Leaf springs for it as well. The stock ones are going to crap with the add a leaf kit. Found some new Bilstein 5100 rear shocks for $100 and free shipping on ebay. So it's all coming along good. LoL I'm still thinking about the fender Flairs Keith I know you still have them!
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the flares would look B.A. on your truck very clean, how long did it take for the install?
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the flares would look B.A. on your truck very clean,
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Can you post up a pic or two of how much the real axle sticks from the front end? I want to do the swap just not sure how much its going to stick out.

thanks Ryan
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really sharp rig
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Good lookin truck my friend, clean n simple
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question: why are some of you doing an explorer axle swap? whats different? i never found that out
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question: why are some of you doing an explorer axle swap? whats different? i never found that out
The explorer axle is a 31 spline versus the 7.5 which is 28 spline and some or most Edge models had the 8.8 but only were 28 spline. The explorer 8.8 axle comes standard with Disc brakes. Mine came with 4.10 and a Limited Slip in it. It takes some time for research and know how to weld the shock mounts. It took me 3.5 hours to get the mounts all lined up then another 6 to bolt it right up under the truck. So in the end you have a stronger axle (Ford claims 35% stronger over 28spline.), and better braking. If you find one with a L/S and 4.10's then your set and don't have to worry about swapping out gears unless you want 4.30,4.56, etc. I also need to chip my truck to get full potential.

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Can you post up a pic or two of how much the real axle sticks from the front end? I want to do the swap just not sure how much its going to stick out.

thanks Ryan
I'll try to get you some pics. The 7.5 and how my tires are were not as wide as my front end. Now with the 8.8 they sit at the same width as the front. Maybe a little wider.
BTW are you the one with the shaved emblems? I remember seeing pics of your truck on here and I think you have one of the sickest single cabs!
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Truck looks good. Whoever gave you those prices on getting the cap painted were ripping you off.
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Truck looks good. Whoever gave you those prices on getting the cap painted were ripping you off.
yea and that was the cheapest as well.A shop told me $850! I decided to get my money back and not deal with it.
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Holy crap! They must have really liked their paint.
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I'll try to get you some pics. The 7.5 and how my tires are were not as wide as my front end. Now with the 8.8 they sit at the same width as the front. Maybe a little wider.
BTW are you the one with the shaved emblems? I remember seeing pics of your truck on here and I think you have one of the sickest single cabs![/QUOTE]

Yea thanks thats my truck. If you could get a pic that would be great. Im debating on doing it, just got to see how much wider it will be.
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