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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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Not good for YJs.

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

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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll stay away from them then.
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Stick to explorers. They're everything you're going to need. The full width doesn't have the strength that the exploder does.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 10:59 PM   #5
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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?
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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!
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Unread 01-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #7
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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?
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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.



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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!
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Unread 01-23-2013, 12:02 AM   #10
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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.
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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.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #12
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Thank you for the help and info.
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