Ok, so i just got a 8.8 explorer axle. Its a 31 spline instead of a 28 and has disc brakes!
i just tore the breaks apart, got the rotors turned(really good shape) and new calipers. Goin to get get em powdercoated tomorrow, RED! haha, want em to match the SJ kit when i get it on. Just waiting to get the money to order some new leaf perches, shock mounts, and u-bolts. then swap the leaf perches and get the axle powdercoated black. i'm also getting a new dif cover(3/8" thick steel) to keep it from getting punched through. Planning on getting most everything powdercoated as it comes out, or before it goes back in... don't want it rusting as it will be in contact with LOTS OF MUD!
But here's the plan, 8" SJ lift, 35" tires, gears 4.88, and lockers... hopefully get the front axle pulled and powdercoated too with calipers and rotors also done red, and a manual t-case. I've already done a solid driveline swap. I've also put a sound system in, and CB radio with dual antennas.
I'll get pics up tomorrow hopefully.
93 ranger ext. cab 4.0L auto 6" SJ/custom lift--37" super swamper truxs M/T tires--lock rite locker w/ 4.56 gears up front--warn hubs--exploder 8.8 w/ disc brakes 4.56 gears and detriot locker--one-piece driveline--bushwacker cut-out flares--Bilstein 5150 shocks--2 10" xcite subs w/ 1600W Crunch amp-- tinted windows
waiting for: dual steering stabilizer, put on 3" body lift(in my room), dual shock setup, electric fan, possible SAS with a waggy D44