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Explorer guy418
04-19-2009, 10:20 PM
other then the first gen explorer steering box what else would be a good swap onto a 1997 explorer......

Ginger Snaps
04-19-2009, 11:16 PM
1 tons 44s big block 5spd 205

Explorer guy418
04-20-2009, 01:29 PM
dude that is the plan... BUT..... i need a steering box.

04-20-2009, 01:34 PM
1 tons 44s big block 5spd 205[16]

Thats soooo last decade

rockwells, Atlas, and some 47" LTB's..

Explorer guy418
04-20-2009, 01:48 PM
pathy my money tree isnt growing as well this year....

04-20-2009, 01:53 PM
rocks are cheaper than tons.. FYI

Explorer guy418
04-20-2009, 02:24 PM
rocks are free rockwells arnt cheaper.......... if so weir

m j
04-20-2009, 05:14 PM
in the states they have them all over, not so much here

as for a steering box, everything else is custom why limit yourself to a ranger steering box, look at the fullsize stuff to match your gear as well
when you get the axle and tires mocked up under it you can start looking at what you need...
inside or outside frame rail, forward or rearward facing pitman, etc etc

Explorer guy418
04-20-2009, 06:52 PM
i was thinkin fullsize ford steering box.. or would chev work? woundering whats all got to be done if i run the steering box on the outside....

m j
04-20-2009, 07:29 PM
an outside chevy style really hangs out there, tire contact isssues when twisted up can be an issue
the ford ones put the big chunks on top of the rail and have a long sector shaft running down the outside or inside of the rail depending on which one you choose
I am starting a collection of cores to use as mockups