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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Picking up an 8.8...

So i called my local wrecking yard and they told me they had two explorers with 8.8s with 4.10 gears and a "factory locker"(which im assuming is the lsd) im going tomorrow to look at them and possibly pick one up

If i get one should i get anything else while im under there? and what about brake lines how much of the ones on there should i take?

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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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anyone????

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Unread 03-12-2010, 03:54 AM   #3
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Since you did not say what your plans are - you have limited what folks may recommend to get.

Typically, rotor to rotor including discs plus everything up to & including where the softline ties into the frame.

The flange adapter could possibly be reused, but if you knew what that was, you'd already know to get it.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 04:19 AM   #4
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Not all 8.8 are the same. You want an 8.8 out of a 1996? and newer Ford Exploder. It will have disc brakes. The Limited Slips and 4:10 gears seem to be pretty common in the Exploders.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 04:27 AM   #5
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You want an 8.8 out of a 1996? and newer Ford Exploder. It will have disc brakes. The Limited Slips and 4:10 gears seem to be pretty common in the Exploders.
Nope. '95-'01.

'91-'94 have drums.

Plus, Factory limited slips with 4.10 gears are not very common.
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sorry guys

the ones they have are out of a 97and a 98 and i was gonna put it on my heep after i put the 3.5 inch bds lift on it later this month i was hoping to put it on without having to do an sye and cv driveshaft

can i run the 8.8 with a transfercase drop and the stock driveshaft?
So i can just take the flange adapter off the explorers driveshaft?
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Unread 03-12-2010, 05:29 AM   #7
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Nope. '95-'01.

'91-'94 have drums.

Plus, Factory limited slips with 4.10 gears are not very common.
Did you notice the ? after 1996? I never can remember if disc brakes came in 1995 or 1996.

In my area, 4:10, LSD are common as IIRC it is part of the towing package which was a popular option for all the people with boats.
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you can buy the correct flange to fit your drive shaft and bolt to the 8.8. i got mine from orielly auto parts.make sure they don't cut your emergency brake cables when they take it out of the explorer.
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sorry guys

i was hoping to put it on without having to do an sye and cv driveshaft

can i run the 8.8 with a transfercase drop and the stock driveshaft?
If you run it with the stock driveshaft the rear axle pinion angle will need to be set parallel with the TC output shaft. If you later install an SYE and CV you'll have to cut the spring perches and reset the pinion angle.
Unless you plan on beating the crap out of your Jeep, or going with 35" or bigger tires your D35 is probably okay. There are a lot of other mods you can do before that and get more bang for your buck.
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Did you notice the ? after 1996?
Yep, I noticed it. That's why I added the correct info.
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sorry guys

the ones they have are out of a 97and a 98 and i was gonna put it on my heep after i put the 3.5 inch bds lift on it later this month i was hoping to put it on without having to do an sye and cv driveshaft

can i run the 8.8 with a transfercase drop and the stock driveshaft?
I am running this set up. no issues yet.
I got a flange off a unknown year exploder and it fits the 1310 style u-joints.

Get the brakes, lines and hoses. I used the stock YJ ebrake set up and it worked fine. No need for the exploder lines, but there is a way to make them fit. your call.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 10:31 AM   #12
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thanks guys im going to look at them today
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