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Explorer Axle First Gen


SenorNoob

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I'm sure they are here somewhere but I've searched and can't find them. So, does anyone have pics of a 1st gen Ranger with the Explorer axle in the rear with stock size Explorer wheels and tires?

Thanks.
 


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If you look at your truck now you will notice your rear axle is narrower than your front. The Explorer rear will be wider than your front by about the same factor.

Mine has the Explorer rear and the stock D28. I have noticed more gunshot-like gravel strikes with the wider rear. I am wanting to upgrade to the D35 to match the rear among other reasons but I am not big on the width increase overall for as much gravel as I drive.

Honestly I swear it is hitting the back window, there is no way it is physically possible but that is what it sounds like it is doing.
 

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1.5" Front + 4" Rear
Tire Size
245-70-R16
I already have that. Sounds awful. I can kinda visualize it. But, not well enough to know if the tires would hit the edge of the fender with the bed fully loaded. That's what I'm trying to figure out. It's pretty close now so I'd guess it'll be a no go. It'd be a good reason to lift the rear I guess. :D
 


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