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Taylor_44 01-22-2013 09:26 PM

94 Bronco 8.8
 
Found an 8.8 out of a 94 ford bronco for $200. Would this still be a good axle for a 91 YJ? I see most people recommend the Ford Explorer 8.8, I there a difference?

Mean Max 01-22-2013 09:29 PM

Not good for YJs.

Yes, they're different. Width/wheel bolt pattern/drum brakes are the major differences.

Max

Taylor_44 01-22-2013 10:15 PM

Thanks, I'll stay away from them then.

Anticanman 01-22-2013 11:51 PM

Stick to explorers. They're everything you're going to need. The full width doesn't have the strength that the exploder does.

Taylor_44 01-22-2013 11:59 PM

If I replace the rear with an 8.8 and stick with the D35 in front, what would be the max tire size to run with out busting axles excessively?

zte87 01-23-2013 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taylor_44
If I replace the rear with an 8.8 and stick with the D35 in front, what would be the max tire size to run with out busting axles excessively?

You have a dana 30 up front but any ways most people say that combo is good up to 35s!

Taylor_44 01-23-2013 12:50 AM

So if the D35 and the 8.8 are both good up too 35's, what's the incentive to pay the money and upgrade to the 8.8?

Anticanman 01-23-2013 12:55 AM

Slow down. The stock axles under your jeep are a Dana 30 front which is good to 35's when you feed it a wheelbarrow of moneybags and a Dana 35 out back which is a ticking time bomb even on 31's.

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/ad6e3270.jpg

That's my jeep. Broke it in 2wd on the street. Mhmm

zte87 01-23-2013 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taylor_44
So if the D35 and the 8.8 are both good up too 35's, what's the incentive to pay the money and upgrade to the 8.8?

I meant the dana 30/ 8.8 combo was good up till 35s........I would't want to run a stock dana 35 with even 31s but that's just me! Even after people throw money at the 35 it's still a turd, I bought my jeep with a super 35 kit installed in it and I still messed it up running it with only 33s (my axle tube started to twist) which is why I am now running a 8.8 out back!

Taylor_44 01-23-2013 01:02 AM

I don't plan on anything higher than 35's... As of right now, I'm sure that will change! I'm on a budget, but trying to do the most for my money. 8.8 looks to be the most cost effective.

Anticanman 01-23-2013 01:04 AM

The 8.8 is the most cost effective and its good to 37's or much higher if you have chromoly shafts and a truss.

Taylor_44 01-23-2013 07:44 AM

Thank you for the help and info.


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