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Old 10-12-2009, 06:00 AM
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Im thinking of swapping out my rear axle for another one and heard that one from an explorer would fit. Just wondering if this would work or if there would be a lot of custom work to be done. the reason is id like to get stronger axles, 28 spline to 31, and might as well get disk brakes at the same time. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:08 AM
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This link should give you an idea of what will need to be done.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...plorer8_8.html

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Old 10-12-2009, 05:43 PM
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Hey thanks a lot. That was a really good page
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:12 PM
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Only thing that keeps people some from doing it is the welding they will have to do
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:32 PM
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You are right Mykhael, I have welded the perches and shock mounts on at least a dozen rear ends. Not because I am a good welder, just that I know how and had the equipment.
I haven't done one since I moved to Yakima though, but will be doing my own in the near future.
I really think that a lot of our members should go take a welding class, they are reasonable, and a person can rent a mig at the local rental company when they need it.

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Old 10-14-2009, 07:06 AM
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Welding is not that big of a deal I can mig and arc weld. The only problem is right now I don't have access or the space to do it so its just going to have to wait for a bit.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:12 AM
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I really think that a lot of our members should go take a welding class, they are reasonable, and a person can rent a mig at the local rental company when they need it.

Ray
i agree somewhat but if they get something set wrong or don't get the proper penetration or whatever cleaned properly i'd rather see a professional or an experienced welder do axles or something that if not properly done could cause injury or kill someone.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:55 AM
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+1. If it was my own truck, I'd want something like spring perches or a modified hitch after a BL to be done by someone who's been welding for 250 years.
Nothing against people who do their own work or are not technically a "pro", but I'd just feel better about it....
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