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Unread 05-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #31
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yea there is a difference between limited slip and open but since I am regearing wouldn't I need a different setup? The 8.8 i picked up is geared 3:73. I'm fairly new to lockers and stuff if anyone can explain or what other People have on thier set up
Yes since you are re-gearing it doesn't really matter. I was just mentioning the above in case someone wanted to do what I am planning.

I know a lot of people might think to get one with limited slip is a good thing, but if you are ever planning on going with a lunchbox style locker or mini spool, you are better off with an open carrier. Its just so much easier because you don't have to pull the ring gear.

I will mention that somebody told me that if you want to do a "Lincoln lock" (weld it) you are better off with limited slip because there is a lot more stuff in it to weld too.

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Unread 05-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #32
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8.8 simple swap kit question

Well Im thinking about picking the simple swap kit for now and on the website it gives me these options can anyone tell what I need exactly?


http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...g/88SS-31.html


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Unread 05-28-2013, 05:34 AM   #33
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Well Im thinking about picking the simple swap kit for now and on the website it gives me these options can anyone tell what I need exactly?


http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...g/88SS-31.html
I'm working on an 8.8 swap of my own and I'm just using the kit from IronRockOffroad. Pretty straightforward to order the right kit. It Seems beefy and comes with a truss
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Unread 05-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #34
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Just get the basic swap kit and one of their beefy *** diff covers, that's what I got. All you need are new perches, spring plates, and u-bolts. That other I pulled one with an open 3.55 carrier and I just used that carrier to regear to 4.56's and tossed in an aussie, runs great. I got all new calipers, rotors and pads so that jacked my price up a bit but that one you have looks to be in nice shape. Good Luck!
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Unread 05-29-2013, 08:44 PM   #35
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Just get the basic swap kit and one of their beefy *** diff covers, that's what I got. All you need are new perches, spring plates, and u-bolts. That other I pulled one with an open 3.55 carrier and I just used that carrier to regear to 4.56's and tossed in an aussie, runs great. I got all new calipers, rotors and pads so that jacked my price up a bit but that one you have looks to be in nice shape. Good Luck!
Thanks right now I'm trying to find a friend with a welder to weld the perches up after that then I can regear and continue on to the next step all in progress
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Unread 06-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #36
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Update: today the perches are being welded up so stoked!! Instead of going with lockers I decided to just rebuild the axle with 4.10 gears and keep the limited slip I found a front to match also
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Unread 06-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #37
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Will post pics later
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #38
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I had a friend work on this turned out better than i thought
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Unread 06-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #39
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Question about the stock drive shaft mounting up to the 8.8 how does that work? I know I'll need a flange adapter is that it or do I need a custom ds?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #40
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Yes, all you need is that flange adapter, I assume you are running a SYE and CV ds? If you can get back to that JY easily find a ranger and pull the rear ds adapter off of it, its the one you need. It should be much less that buying a new one.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #41
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Yes, all you need is that flange adapter, I assume you are running a SYE and CV ds? If you can get back to that JY easily find a ranger and pull the rear ds adapter off of it, its the one you need. It should be much less that buying a new one.
Won't be doing sye because the pinion angle has been set if I'm correct
so all I will really need is a drive shaft from a Ford Ranger and flange adapter
To work? Or will I need a cv drive shaft (ones from an auto?)
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Unread 06-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #42
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What year ford ranger?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #43
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IDK exact years but I know any one with an 8.8 rear end is what you want, I think they came in years similar to the explorer, 94-01 or so. Pull some measurements on your yokes and see what matches at the JY.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:55 PM   #44
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You should just need the flange adapter, you don't need the whole driveshaft.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #45
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You should just need the flange adapter, you don't need the whole driveshaft.
So my stock ds would be fine? Just the flange adapter is all I would need
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