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Unread 01-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #76
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Check Craigslist for explorers being parted out. Most think that after an accident the money is gonna be in the engine and transmission so they let the axle go cheap. If you can't find one right off the bat, don't let a good deal pass you up. Buy it and sell it to someone looking to go deeper than 4.10 (namely a 2.5L owner) or someone looking to add a full case locker and make some money on it. Buying for $50 and selling for $150 is still a good profit margin in my book.

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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #77
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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.
I found mine on car-part.com.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #78
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Austin 8,8??

What is he asking for it?


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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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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:37 PM   #79
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super easy just some welding and grinding.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 07:21 AM   #80
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What is a good price for a 4.10 lsd 8.8 with the disk brakes?
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Unread 01-09-2014, 07:49 AM   #81
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What is a good price for a 4.10 lsd 8.8 with the disk brakes?
$200 seems to be about average at the junk yards. $50-400 range. Depends on your local junkyard price...
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Unread 01-09-2014, 07:50 AM   #82
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What is he asking for it?
If it's not on Craigslist anymore, he might have sold it
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Unread 01-10-2014, 09:40 AM   #83
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$200 seems to be about average at the junk yards. $50-400 range. Depends on your local junkyard price...
Did you change over to an 8.8 yourself
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Did you change over to an 8.8 yourself
Yes, my build thread is in my sig
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Unread 01-10-2014, 10:57 AM   #85
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Yes, my build thread is in my sig
Using the app so really can't see much. Think its worth it to do a swap on a 2.5l. If so noticed your from Austin. I'm assuming tax haha, I'm from Corpus. Maybe could meet up sometime in the up coming month( s) and you could help me out with this swap. I'm competent enough but Pretty much just hesitant with the welding part.
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There is 10-15 in the local Pick a Part here in Vegas just at one yard. You have a choice always and they move em in and out regularly no problem snagging what you want.

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Unread 01-10-2014, 11:26 AM   #87
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There is 10-15 in the local Pick a Part here in Vegas just at one yard. You have a choice always and they move em in and out regularly no problem snagging what you want. Sent from underneath my Jeep
My local yard is the same - many to choose from and they don't stay around long. 4.10s are tough to find in my area.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 11:27 AM   #88
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Using the app so really can't see much. Think its worth it to do a swap on a 2.5l. If so noticed your from Austin. I'm assuming tax haha, I'm from Corpus. Maybe could meet up sometime in the up coming month( s) and you could help me out with this swap. I'm competent enough but Pretty much just hesitant with the welding part.
As slow as I work, you would have to move to Austin because it would take weeks :-)

You're best bet is to find a local Jeep group - they typically will have the experience and equipment to help out on projects like this that last over a couple of weeks.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 07:14 AM   #89
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My local yard is the same - many to choose from and they don't stay around long. 4.10s are tough to find in my area.
I get so jealous of you guys that get to roam the junkyard before you purchase and pick what you want.
Around here everything is all about a part number and you get what they take apart for you. That's why I wind up buying junk parts rigs- at least I can tell what I am getting and costs less to buy a whole rig many times than one part from the "recyclers."
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Unread 02-09-2014, 03:20 PM   #90
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differential ratios?

This is a very informative thread about the 8.8 upgrade and will very much help people considering the axle change. I do have a question that I can't seem to find an answer for, I see from this info that ford has an 8.8 with 3.08 ratio, YJ has a 3.07 will a 3.08 rear and 3.07 front work without problems in our part time 4 wheel drive?
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