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Ranger parts on an explorer.


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I just bought a 1991 ford explorer4.0 with a 6 speed transmission. I was going to use the motor and transmission in my 1986 ford ranger super cab it has the 2.9 with a 5speed manual. But when I got thinking about it. The explorer is nicer than my truck. The ranger has 4" Skywalker soft ride coils and the Broncos 2 basterd pack springs with a set of Skywalker nitro shocks and the drop brackets for the ttb. I was wondering will these fit on the explorer. From what I can see is the coils should fit. But not sure about the coils leaves and the drop brackets.
 


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Everything should swap over. The ex is heavier so the springs may be too soft, but it won't hurt to try.
 

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Thank you for the response. If I do swap the parts over I'll Chang out the springs when I save up.
 

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I'd like to know more about this.. If that's not a typo details of what it is would be VERY nice.:D
That was not a typo. I have not got under it to look at the inspection plate. The shifts are so tight and quick I can barely feel them. I'm off Tues. I'll get under it and see.
 

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Explorers of that vintage didn't come with anything but a 5-speed stickshift, or a 4-speed automatic. So if it has a 6-speed-anything, it definitely is something custom by a previous owner.
Would be curious about the details of that myself too.

Also be aware the Explorer rear suspension is spring-under-axle (SUA), and uses leaf springs with approx 2" more arch than Ranger leafs. So if you have say, 4" lift Skyjacker Ranger leafs, they will only give you ~2" lift on the Explorer after you've flipped the centerpins the other direction (a set of extended spring shackles can help make up most of that difference).
 

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Yeah it is a custom swap. I have the bronco 2 bastard pack. I would only run it till I get the new set. My truck has been down or not running well. for a couple of years now. Getting tired of not having it. It is cutting into my fishing time.
 

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That transmission looks like a garden variety A4Ld 4speed auto to me...
 

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Sorry it has been so long. Got the lift done. And found a bumper in the junk yard .
 

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I can count at least 4 shifts but I think I feel 5 but the last one is really weak.
 

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it has six shifts that are perceptable, 1-2-3-3locked-4-4locked.

but it is only a 4 speed gear wise. the converter lock up seems like and is effectively a baby gear.
 


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