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Explorer guy418
12-17-2006, 05:36 PM
well i finally picked up my explorer on friday. now i can begin with the build. no build pictures yet. will be starting sometime in the new year. here is a pic of her . picked her up nice and cheap.

jakerngr
12-17-2006, 06:19 PM
nice explorer hows she feel in the snow

MikeWild
12-17-2006, 07:27 PM
Welcome to the club! :D

Ginger Snaps
12-17-2006, 09:08 PM
nice soccer mom rig..lol now git r done!

Explorer guy418
12-17-2006, 11:42 PM
nice explorer hows she feel in the snow

actually feels not to bad... way smoother then my jeep/f150. cant wait to finish her and start wheelin. by far the best vehicle ive had. and as far as im concernd u cant go wrong for the price.

Toy_Runner
12-17-2006, 11:48 PM
you putting the 8'' lift, and what size tires? gear's lockers?

Explorer guy418
12-17-2006, 11:50 PM
11'' lift, 35s probly..... and 488s

Toy_Runner
12-17-2006, 11:56 PM
sweet, should be a lot better than that jeep

FU Toolbag
12-18-2006, 09:11 AM
What axles you usin? That is one heavy truck for stocks with 35's. A friend of mine has one in his shop right now getting 53"millitary's on mog axles. But he started the same, cheap truck with full load and very cumfee.

bakelite
12-18-2006, 09:23 AM
Nice colour :)

MikeWild
12-18-2006, 10:56 AM
What axles you usin? That is one heavy truck for stocks with 35's.

I agree, that's alot of weight for the D-35, the 8.8 in the rear should handle it ok. Are you going SAS? If so, what are your plans, D-44 with a 9 in the rear or keep the 8.8 and go with a D-30 from an older cherokee?

Here's a shot of my buddy's Ex with a D-44 up front.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/inder-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture007-2.jpg

jakerngr
12-18-2006, 11:09 AM
the d35 will be just fine he will just have to keep an eye on the wheel bearings. I ran that lift and those axles with 4.88 gears 36" irok's and 37" boggers for two years without problems. just lock up the back to take some stress of the front and hes golden. its still gonna be a daily driver.

MikeWild
12-18-2006, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I hear ya on the bearings, there's also the stub shaft retainers to watch as well, at least that's the case with mine, and I'm only running 33's. Mind you I think the cut & turn on mine adds a little extra stress than would a drop bracket lift, either way, I can't wait to see it after completion. [cheers]

Explorer guy418
12-18-2006, 11:35 PM
yeah i cant wait to see her complete. im not going SAS because i dont really need to i seen how this lift holds up and wut it can do. and im happy with it.

Explorer guy418
12-18-2006, 11:36 PM
I agree, that's alot of weight for the D-35, the 8.8 in the rear should handle it ok. Are you going SAS? If so, what are your plans, D-44 with a 9 in the rear or keep the 8.8 and go with a D-30 from an older cherokee?

Here's a shot of my buddy's Ex with a D-44 up front.

what size lift do both these have?
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/inder-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y112/mikewild/Picture007-2.jpg

what size lift do these have?

MikeWild
12-19-2006, 07:07 AM
the red is a 6 inch and the tan is around 10'ish

Explorer guy418
12-19-2006, 07:59 AM
nice nice. those are some good lookin explorers. cant wait to build mine.

landslide
12-19-2006, 10:43 AM
dont pooch it like the f-150 haha

82F150
12-19-2006, 11:02 AM
should be a good rig... ive got an 8.8 with discs you can buy:D cheap

Taxidermy
12-20-2006, 08:01 AM
crapry gxplarer ford [35]