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post #61 of 94 Old 12-18-2013, 10:28 AM
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Good advice and thanks for getting it back on topic!

To the OP, look at my build thread in my signature, and look at Feetwet's build. Between those two threads, almost any 8.8 question will be answered.
Feetwet's 8.8

After reading those threads, if you are overwhelmed, consider this, but it's expensive:
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-476...-assembly.html
Stop it with this usefulness! This train is off the tracks, there is nothing more to do except wallow in the wreckage. That, and argue about u-bolts.

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post #62 of 94 Old 12-18-2013, 10:37 AM
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There are lots of good write ups about this but one thing that often gets overlooked or done wrong is the pinion angle. Setting it for a single cardan drive shaft vs a double cardan (most call it a CV) with an SYE is very different. It all comes back to planning.
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post #63 of 94 Old 01-04-2014, 08:11 PM
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Axle Chart Site???

Anyone have an update on this site?

I am in need of this dang chart for my Rearend search..

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html[/QUOTE]
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post #64 of 94 Old 01-04-2014, 08:21 PM
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Here is what I got for you let me know if this is what you need.

Look at the diff plate:
Specs:
Code Capacity Ratio
43 Open 3200 3.08
41 Open 3200 3.27
42 Open 4.10
46 Open 3.73
45 Open 3200 3.55
D4 Limited Slip 3200 3.73
D2 Limited Slip 4.10
L73 Limited Slip 3.73
L - Limited Slip Differential
C - Conventional Differential


Measurement Dana 35 Ford 8.8"
Width between wheel mounting surfaces 60.5" 59.75"
Pinion offset to right of center 3/4" 2-3/16"
Pinion length, tube center to U-joint center 11.5" 11-5/8"
Pinion height, U-joint center below tube center 1-7/8" 1-7/8"
Diff cover distance behind tube center 4-3/8" 4-3/4"
Bottom of diff housing below tube center 5" 5-7/8"
Disc brake rotors N/A 11.25 x 7/16"
Drum brake shoes 9 x 2.5" 7.25 x 1.25" (e-brake)
Distance between spring perches (o/c) 40.5" 39-1/4"
Tube diameter 2.5" 3.25" (neck down to 2.75")
Axle shaft diameter 1.16" 27-spline 1.31" 31-spline
Clearance under diff w/33x9.50 BFG MT's 10.25" 9-3/8"
Shock eye below tube bottom 2.5" (center), 3.25" (bottom) flush
Shock length at rest 20.75" 20"
Remaining shock compression at rest 4.75" 4"
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post #65 of 94 Old 01-05-2014, 03:44 PM
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I know I am beating a dead dog here but I want the damn dog to sit not lay!!! LOL...

What years am I looking for?
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post #66 of 94 Old 01-05-2014, 04:45 PM
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Has anyone done a C clip elimination kit on theirs?
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post #67 of 94 Old 01-05-2014, 05:07 PM
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Has anyone done a C clip elimination kit on theirs?
I have!

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post #68 of 94 Old 01-05-2014, 05:12 PM
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post #69 of 94 Old 01-05-2014, 05:42 PM
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Was it worth the money ?
I would say so......it beefs up the rear end (chromo shafts & no c clips) and gains you back the lost track width that you loose with the 8.8 swap! 8 know anticanman runs this setup as well!

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post #70 of 94 Old 01-05-2014, 11:22 PM
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I know I am beating a dead dog here but I want the damn dog to sit not lay!!! LOL...

What years am I looking for?
Drum is pre 95 and disc brakes are 95-01. Everything after 01 is crap and undesirable.

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Has anyone done a C clip elimination kit on theirs?
Another one here too.

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Was it worth the money ?
I didn't pay full price for mine. Seeing as I broke one of the chromoly shafts I would say so.


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post #71 of 94 Old 01-08-2014, 10:03 AM
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Can anyone tell what axle this is? It is in a 98 Explorer.
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post #72 of 94 Old 01-08-2014, 10:07 AM
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3.55 geared 8.8
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post #73 of 94 Old 01-08-2014, 10:08 AM
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Probably 3.55 but I can't see the numbers. Take a pic from the other sode

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post #74 of 94 Old 01-08-2014, 10:09 AM
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Ahhhhh.. Ok.. I don't have the axle I was thinking of buying it but I want 4.10...
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post #75 of 94 Old 01-08-2014, 01:45 PM
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Ahhhhh.. Ok.. I don't have the axle I was thinking of buying it but I want 4.10...
Explorers with 4.10 gears can be tough to find. Not impossible, but it might take a few trips to the Pull-a-Part. It took me three trips here in Austin.

If you can't find one in Houston, there's a guy in Austin selling one (not me, BTW) with 4.10 open gears - check Austin Craigslist.
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