1994 Ford Explorer Solid Axle Swap
I got this explorer back in 2004 when I was 15 from my mom. It had a blown transmission that I had to get replaced. Since
then I have modified it. The only bolts I haven't turned would be on the original motor.
Front Axle: 1979 f150 Dana 44 w/ 5.13 gears & detroit locker
Extended radius arms w/ dom tubing & ballistic fab joints
Rear Axle: 1989 f150 8.8 rear w/ 5.13 gears & detroit locker
stock 4.0l v6 202,000 original miles
5 speed m5od out of a '98 ranger replaces the junk a4ld automatic
All work on this explorer was done by me. The only thing I paid someone to do was my factory explorer axles w/ 4.56 gears.
I did the gears in my current axles because getting them setup is over priced and I wanted to learn.
This picture was taken when I spend most of my day washing and waxing it with McGuire's 3 step wax system.... boy did it
Stock sized BF Goodrich All Terrains & a brush guard from a 1998 - 2000 Ford Ranger
3" body lift and a home built bumper
New BF Goodrich 33"x10.5-r15's
Put bigger tires on it (35" Super Swampers LTB's)
A broken front axle shaft resulted in a solid axle swap
Found some rims on craigslist. They have bald 33" tires that I will be swapping out for my 35" swampers
This is with the 3" body lift still on.
This is after I removed the body lift completely
I ran a wristed passenger radius arm for a while and wasn't too fond of it. I bought .25 wall dom tubing and extended my
radius arms w/ ballistic fab joints.
Changed my grill to a ranger one!