Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Occupation: Quality Assurance Engineer
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OK, you know what you what, that's what matters.
One big thing about the Explorer Axle is the 31 Spline, called the large tube axle, I believe it has a heavier weight carry and more strength but I do understand your call on this one.
One more thing, if you ever decide to do-over, there is a kit to bolt the explorer axle in, I would want to do the Spring Perch reversal but it can be a bolt in job.
Anyway, you got it done, it sound like it is working ok, so that all that counts in the end.
We got pictures to look at.. what is the symbol on the rear cover ?
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter, w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !