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Old 03-30-2010, 12:50 PM
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Default ford explorer 8.8

i know where a few of them are and i can get for cheap i think 200 so what is the advantage of swapping mine out i know disk brakes.. but is it really worth it or should i not worry i seen where some people swap theirs out... so basically whats the deal with them? because idk
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:03 PM
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Default Re: ford explorer 8.8

Ranger: 28 spline
Explorer: 31 spline (translation: it's stronger)

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Old 03-30-2010, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: ford explorer 8.8

theres a little bit of modifications you need to do to the shock mounts and stuff. You may get lucky and find a 2010 ranger 8.8 with discs in the JY soon. Thats what I am waiting for.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:03 PM
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theres a little bit of modifications you need to do to the shock mounts and stuff. You may get lucky and find a 2010 ranger 8.8 with discs in the JY soon. Thats what I am waiting for.
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Don't know why everyone makes such a "big deal" out of the shock mountin on the Explorer swap, if you've got any kinda fabrication skill, you can make shock mounts.

If your runnin the stock tank, just switch the brackets to the rear and make ya a crossmember to mount them too:


Or if you've gone to a fuel cell in the bed such as I, then putem whichever direction you want, I mounted mine to the reenforced original crossmember.


Just my 02 and FYI!
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: ford explorer 8.8

ok thanks i am going to pick one up then
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:58 PM
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damn rat you over here too. been a while some how i missed pics of the rat truck. thats some serous rubber under there now. would love to see the twin black marks left from them on the road lol
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: ford explorer 8.8

all you need is 2 driver-side u-bolt plates
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: ford explorer 8.8

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all you need is 2 driver-side u-bolt plates
that is exactly what i did, used the factory mounting on the frame rotated one of the u-bolt plates and bolted them up, granted the plates are on a angled shock mounts and the factory frame mounts are straight so the lower bolt thru the shock and plate is angled and the shocks straight up and down but it works fine i havent had any problens since the install. theres a thread on turborangerforums.com of my swap with pictures
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