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    Looking to get back into the game. Have an expo I can use. I was curious anyone have information or peraonal experience with long travel on a 4x4 and should I keep the 4x4 or could I go equal length and make it 2 wheel drive. Please share any info you may have and what's all involved. . Thank you

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    like the 1st or 2nd build thread in DR rides. There are several TTB explorer builds going on.
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    lol, it's not much to look at in person. Just a old garage built truck that was designed by coors light and a lack of patience. haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWPhoto View Post
    RUN IT! Check engine light is just a suggestion
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    lol, it's not much to look at in person. Just a old garage built truck that was designed by coors light and a lack of patience. haha.

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    Thanks man ill deff be reading those whole threads once I get off work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d12sprint View Post
    Looking to get back into the game. Have an expo I can use. I was curious anyone have information or peraonal experience with long travel on a 4x4 and should I keep the 4x4 or could I go equal length and make it 2 wheel drive. Please share any info you may have and what's all involved. . Thank you
    I built a ttb one and the 4x4 never worked and I never really cared to fix it cause I planned on going equal length. my advice to you is keep the ttb if you have the money to fix the problems. get a manual transfer case an manual hubs for it, since those are the biggest downfalls of them. get yourself a deaver g50e pack with some 12" bypasses in the rear so you can keep them under the floor. 33s rub some on bottoming out, so you can tub if you want or just remember that they rub and watch out for those deep hits. I'd love to build another one, but I'm sure that ship has sailed
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    why didn't the 4x4 ever work? because its electric?..thats why your saying to get manual transfer case and hubs? and 33s? i was planning on running 35s!! thats what i had on my ranger but i dont want to rub and everything

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, did you really link my build thread to this dude? Now that's funny!!!


    Jeep, was the 4wd just not working cause you'd hit the button and nothing happened? If so 99.9% of the time that was a really easy fix. And then once fixed, simply hit the button about once a month to keep it sorta fresh even if you're just driving down the neighborhood street or something. At least that's what I found on my old expo 10 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhk100 View Post
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, did you really link my build thread to this dude? Now that's funny!!!


    Jeep, was the 4wd just not working cause you'd hit the button and nothing happened? If so 99.9% of the time that was a really easy fix. And then once fixed, simply hit the button about once a month to keep it sorta fresh even if you're just driving down the neighborhood street or something. At least that's what I found on my old expo 10 years ago.
    I'm willing to bet it was that tiny plastic grommet in the t case that stops the gear selector and shows where the gears to go between 4l 4h and neutral. I never geared the front diff so I never thought about replacing it, since I planned on going equal length prior to me selling it
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    Ah, well yeah, the different gears would definitely kill any motivation in actually fixing it. Probably safer to leave it broke actually. LOL On mine and from what I'd heard, you pull that motor off the back of the t-case and it just needs contacts cleaned up typically. I really wish they'd open up the explorer thread again! I'd actually be posting stuff in there if it was open but if they're so picky that they feel the need to approve posts in that section then honestly, I don't feel the need to contribute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhk100 View Post
    I really wish they'd open up the explorer thread again! I'd actually be posting stuff in there if it was open but if they're so picky that they feel the need to approve posts in that section then honestly, I don't feel the need to contribute.
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    I have a 91 4x4 explo I'm going to get extended beams and coil overs soon .. I love my 4x4 .. saved my ass a lot of times

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    Yah that's why I thibk I'm going to keep my 4x4 and. Do all at once extend the beams and engine cage aswell as coilover

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    that's what im gunna do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1991 ford explorer View Post
    that's what im gunna do!

    yah just gonna take some time to get the money and then me and my buddy gonna do all the fab work

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    4x4 FTW
    Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase.........or after one use. After that go screw yourself lol.

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    Just need to save some money and proly have threat do the whole front suspension

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    Here's my d35/d44 set up from TRAC Performance.
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    thatss just sexy lol

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    how much they do your beams for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d12sprint View Post
    how much they do your beams for?
    I want to say he bought new beams and radius arms and had trac performance install it, but I could be wrong. I forget what his SN is, but check out 93ranger or whatevers build thread. Dude has a blue jeep for his avatar.

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    I bought threats c/t Dana 35 beams and radius arms. Then I had Andrew @ TRAC extend and truss them. We also added D44 stuff on the outers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhk100 View Post
    Ah, well yeah, the different gears would definitely kill any motivation in actually fixing it. Probably safer to leave it broke actually. LOL On mine and from what I'd heard, you pull that motor off the back of the t-case and it just needs contacts cleaned up typically. I really wish they'd open up the explorer thread again! I'd actually be posting stuff in there if it was open but if they're so picky that they feel the need to approve posts in that section then honestly, I don't feel the need to contribute.
    yea what the fuck is up with that? I had my post denied and I own a fucking explorer!!!

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    Swap your D35 beams for the F150/Bronco D44 beams...
    Interest in D44 TTB mounts for rangers

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    Quote Originally Posted by frontrunner54 View Post
    Swap your D35 beams for the F150/Bronco D44 beams...
    Interest in D44 TTB mounts for rangers
    Heavy as shit, no bump travel, the Dana 35 uses the exact same axles. A D35/44 Hybrid is the way to go
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    What are we talking like an extra 10lbs on the driverside beam? F150s and Broncos do solid axle swaps all the time... so you can pick up a complete D44 TTB frontend beams axles pumkin hubs brakes steering everything for a couple hundred or less... add the brackets and do a simple cut and turn, and then damn...D35/44 mix definitely sounds like the way to go if your down to cut into your beams... and into another set of beams for the ends. Or are you just talking about mounting the d44 5bolt hubs onto your d35 knuckle?

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    You'd he surprised on the weight difference. The D44 third member is cast steel im guessing, and the D35 is aluminum. Yea I just took my Dana 35 beams had TRAC Performance extend them 4.5" and add uniball pivots, then we took the D44 snout and bolted it to the d35 knuckle. Then all you have to do is swap the outer axle of the D44 to the d35. Done

    I went a little further and cut the caliper ears off and added wilwood calipers
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