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Bronco 11 front springs with a 5.0 swap

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What coils springs are recommended with a 5.0 swap ? I here there is an alignment problem with stock springs. Thank You
 


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I believe most guys run the stock springs. Your factory ones maybe just worn out and cant support the extra weight
 

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I believe most guys run the stock springs. Your factory ones maybe just worn out and cant support the extra weight
Thanks. I guess I'll change them also. One other thing, are there any direct swaps other than Bronco 11 for the rear differential?
 

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Thanks. I guess I'll change them also. One other thing, are there any direct swaps other than Bronco 11 for the rear differential?
A 8.8 from a 4.0 ranger will work. But youre not really gaining much strengthwise. An explorer 8.8 is a common upgrade also but it requires flipping the spring shackles...but it does gain you some strength with having 31 spline instead of 28 spline axle shafts

Assuming youre gonna wheel it id be more worried about the dana 28 front axle then the 7.5 rear.
 

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A 8.8 from a 4.0 ranger will work. But youre not really gaining much strengthwise. An explorer 8.8 is a common upgrade also but it requires flipping the spring shackles...but it does gain you some strength with having 31 spline instead of 28 spline axle shafts

Assuming youre gonna wheel it id be more worried about the dana 28 front axle then the 7.5 rear.
It's an 84 I'm staying with the C-5. I can probably find a 89-80 B11 with the bigger front rear end. What else is a direct swap? Thanks again
 

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It's an 84 I'm staying with the C-5. I can probably find a 89-80 B11 with the bigger front rear end. What else is a direct swap? Thanks again
For axles? Thats all im aware of.
 

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I'm doing this for my grandson. What do you recommend on the front ? Thanks
A dana 35 from a explorer or 4.0 ranger is what most guys use
 

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A dana 35 from a explorer or 4.0 ranger is what most guys use
I have a 93 Ranger 4.0 5 speed less the body here. It has a bent frame. Will this front end fit the Bronco 11? Or what modes will I have to make?
 

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I have a 93 Ranger 4.0 5 speed less the body here. It has a bent frame. Will this front end fit the Bronco 11? Or what modes will I have to make?
It should yes. I think theres a few small mods you gotta do but im not to sure of the details...but its been done around here alot.
 

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It should yes. I think theres a few small mods you gotta do but im not to sure of the details...but its been done around here alot.
I'll do some research to see what I can find out. Maybe someone on the forum will let me know. Thanks for your help.
 

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I put Skyjacker 2" lift coils on my 1992 and they worked great to put it back to stock height (old coils were dead) with the 5.0 swap.
 

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I put Skyjacker 2" lift coils on my 1992 and they worked great to put it back to stock height (old coils were dead) with the 5.0 swap.
Thank you. I would say these are too!
 

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