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Unread 02-15-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Should I buy this ford 8.8 rear end?

Hey guys, got an opportunity to pick this 8.8 rear end with limited slip for $120





the YJ is currently sitting on 31s and the plan is to go 33s in the future. I use it as a dd and off-road regularly once a month or so. Would this rear end be worth buying considering it's got drum brakes or am I better off waiting for another one with disk?

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Unread 02-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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drums aren't bad, what the gear ratio? what is it out of? you want one out of an explorer.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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looks wide and sprung over probably out of an f-150.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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The seller just got back with me. It is out of 94 f150 with 3.56. Damn, I was hoping for an explorer..
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Unread 02-15-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
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Its junk let it go. I found one local for $100.00 complete out of a 99 exploder. check craigslist and pull and pay.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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I figured that after getting the info from seller. Search continues...
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Craigslist is your best bet. I buy them all day for $50-$150
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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Craigslist is your best bet. I buy them all day for $50-$150
Nothing around here, this was the first thing that came up in months!
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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http://car-part.com/

Use: either 91-94 (drums) or 95-01 (discs)
Ford Explorer
Axle Assy rear w/housing
CA
choose gear ratio

There are hundreds & hundreds to choose from.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #10
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Nothing around here, this was the first thing that came up in months!
Not sure what you have for a work/storage space, but you might want to try buying a whole explorer then parting it out. That's what I did with a '92 yj when I was looking for 1/2 doors and 4.11 gears. I got a pile of other "trinkets" off of it as well before sending the carcass off to a buddy's place, I think I was a couple hundred ahead selling parts off it with out putting too much effort into it. Just an option if just finding a diff is proving difficult.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #11
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http://car-part.com/

Use: either 91-94 (drums) or 95-01 (discs)
Ford Explorer
Axle Assy rear w/housing
CA
choose gear ratio

There are hundreds & hundreds to choose from.
Thanks for the link Joe!
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