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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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Found My 8.8!!!!

ok i think i found a 8.8 its kinda different for the reason... so somone double check this and tell me if im right...






its old as crap tho has dang 3.27 gears annd the down fall is this



drums

so is this the ford 8.8 that iv been lookin for? i payed 70$!!!!!! for this...

PUMA were r u at.. give me a hand fixing this..

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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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looks like its out of a ranger.

so it has 28 splines and not 31.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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is that bad ? can if b fixed?

it was sittin on top an explorer
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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well it could have been out of an explorer, just one of the older ones.

since it has drum brakes, it is a 28 spline.

not sure if you could swap in 31 spline shafts.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:14 PM   #5
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You'd have to get a different carrier and I'm not sure it would fit.

Darn the bad luck.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:16 PM   #6
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dangit! woody plz dont tell me that!!!

alrite so tell me the good news... what can i change on it? will it work on my jeep. and its still better then the dang D35 correct?
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:18 PM   #7
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well it could have been out of an explorer, just one of the older ones.

since it has drum brakes, it is a 28 spline.

not sure if you could swap in 31 spline shafts.
Thats not correct.

All Explorer axles are 31 spline, even the drum brake equipped ones.

To determine if this is an Explorer or Ranger axle, take a quick WMS to WMS measurement. If its around 59", its an Explorer axle. If its closer to 56-57", its a Ranger axle.
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It's a little bit better. I would search for a 31 spline though.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:19 PM   #9
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Thats not correct.

All Explorer axles are 31 spline, even the drum brake equipped ones.

To determine if this is an Explorer or Ranger axle, take a quick WMS to WMS measurement. If its around 59", its an Explorer axle. If its closer to 56-57", its a Ranger axle.

plz define that..... whats WMS ?
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:20 PM   #10
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That's also very narrow for your application. You were already going to need spacers, but that's a bit much. IMO.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:20 PM   #11
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from the inside of drum to inside of drum its like 53?
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WMS = wheel mounting surface
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:24 PM   #13
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Okay, just looked at the pics again.

Thats definitely an Explorer axle.

Its spring under which Explorers are.

Rangers are spring over.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:38 PM   #14
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Get a ARB locker made for 3.73's and up so you can run gears to match your front and do a disc conversion and you are set. Thats cheap right?
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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:52 PM   #15
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Thats not correct.

All Explorer axles are 31 spline, even the drum brake equipped ones.

To determine if this is an Explorer or Ranger axle, take a quick WMS to WMS measurement. If its around 59", its an Explorer axle. If its closer to 56-57", its a Ranger axle.

my bad, i just realized that.

sorry for the incorrect information.
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