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where do those connect to? But the people who have done the conversion on their explorers have said NOTHING about those circled parts!
they're to support that drop down front cross member. couldn't find a real clear pic so these should give you an idea.

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where do those connect to? But the people who have done the conversion on their explorers have said NOTHING about those circled parts!
Here's a pic where you can kinda see them.


Edit: We posted at the same time, but his pics are better.
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lol

i spent like two hours reading that last week because i hadn't been following it for awhile.
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So it looks like they don't really do anything if they just go from the frame to the crossmember. I thought they would have gone to one of the a-arms or something kind of like a control arm on a solid axle.
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So it looks like they don't really do anything
look at the stock mount then look at the drop down bracket.

it's a support link.

might not be uber important but after having them, i couldn't see the lift kit without them.
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Wow, very nice and very interesting..........
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Well then why didnt superlift come with these then?? Dont the rear crossmembers need support too or is it because the RCD drops down a little further? Thanks for the pics BTW...
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Well then why didnt superlift come with these then?? Dont the rear crossmembers need support too or is it because the RCD drops down a little further? Thanks for the pics BTW...
because you still have torsion bars!!!! duh!!!!

you think those bars exert no force on the front end or what?

lol, yw for the pics bro.
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because you still have torsion bars!!!! duh!!!!

you think those bars exert no force on the front end or what?

lol, yw for the pics bro.
I guess you are right!!! The explorer guys seem like they are doing fine without them so im not worried about it

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I guess you are right!!! The explorer guys seem like are doing fine without them so im not worried about it
i couldn't tell you 100% aobut how important they are to the structural integrity of the truck but it makes sense when i think about it?
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Well if i have to, then ill make some, they shouldnt be too hard!

Or if i have to, then ill order them, no biggie!
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So you can rip the torsion bars out and get new uppers and lowers and put those bars in place?
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Well if i have to, then ill make some, they shouldnt be too hard!

Or if i have to, then ill order them, no biggie!
Call RCD and get a price, if it's anything like their salty bilstien coilover prices then you're better off making your own if you can.
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According to the guys at EF, they don't hit the CV... They're a good distance from them, just bad pic angle... Theres a few guys from EF that have done the conversion... A lot of helpful people and information over there too!
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I like it!!!!
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Now only if coilovers weren't so much damn $$!
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ya for real, but its the price you pay for nice things!
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Ok some updates on this little adventure!!!!! PICS of the bracketry WOO HOO...... Enjoy:

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And here are my new limit straps, SWEET!

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looks good!
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thanks man!!
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awesome i want to see it when it's done.
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Alright!!!! Giggity Giggity Goo!
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Those limit straps are extremely long for the front suspension.
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Those limit straps are extremely long for the front suspension.
i was thinking the same thing..

as far as whats been said so far about the radius arms.. i would definately invest in some if i were you.. without them there would be no front to rear support for the crossmember.. and with the drop brackets on there i would think it would be very important to have them..

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