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Unread 10-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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6 lug 8.8?

i did the search but didnt come up with anything. can the ford 8.8, as it comes out of an explorer (disks and length) be adapted to a 6x5.5 lug patern to match a dana 44 front out of a waggy? i found a lugadapter online for 5x4.5 (now) to a 6x5.5, but it seems that this is a little thick at 2" per side and over 200 shipped for both sides (sold seperatly) anyone run into anything like this before? or should i just go pull the other d44 out of the wagoneer that i got the front out of?
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Unread 10-16-2007, 11:34 AM   #2
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I believe the ford full size trucks are 6 bolt (not sure of pattern) and they are 8.8s, but they might be too wide for your application.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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Full size 8.8s are 5 lug.

You could probably get custom shafts from Moser in any bolt pattern for an Explorer 8.8.

Superior may even be able to help you since they are now making the Super 88 kit. They normally drill the axle shafts for both 5 on 4.5 and 5 on 5.5 pattern but maybe they could do a set for you with the 6 on 5.5 pattern.

Have you considered running 5 on 5.5 up front?

Have you looked on ebay for cheaper bolt pattern adapters?
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Unread 10-16-2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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Full size 8.8s are 5 lug.

You could probably get custom shafts from Moser in any bolt pattern for an Explorer 8.8.

Superior may even be able to help you since they are now making the Super 88 kit. They normally drill the axle shafts for both 5 on 4.5 and 5 on 5.5 pattern but maybe they could do a set for you with the 6 on 5.5 pattern.

Have you considered running 5 on 5.5 up front?

Have you looked on ebay for cheaper bolt pattern adapters?
i have access to some 6 lug rims so i want to stay there if i can. i think im resorting my self to carrying 2 spares. my bro has a 'manche so there will be plenty of room to throw some spares in there.

if i did get custom shafts made, how would i set up the disk brakes?

the other thing that i was thinking is that i go pick up the rear 44 from the waggy that i pulled the front from, but i like having the stronger 8.8 and the rear disks.
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Unread 10-16-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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i have access to some 6 lug rims so i want to stay there if i can. i think im resorting my self to carrying 2 spares. my bro has a 'manche so there will be plenty of room to throw some spares in there.

if i did get custom shafts made, how would i set up the disk brakes?

the other thing that i was thinking is that i go pick up the rear 44 from the waggy that i pulled the front from, but i like having the stronger 8.8 and the rear disks.
thanks all
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Zach

The shafts won't affect how the brakes are setup...the bracketry is still the same...you will just need to find rotors with that bolt pattern that are the right diameter.
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Unread 10-22-2007, 11:32 AM   #6
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You could have the front or rear flanges and brake rotors index drilled and install new wheel studs.
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Unread 10-22-2007, 07:49 PM   #7
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Talk to a machine shop. This is NOT a really tough thing to do. Just make sure you have enough flange to do it. I would imagine 2 hours or so to re-cut the flanges. You can re-drill the rotors yourself after you have the flanges cut.

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Unread 10-22-2007, 08:51 PM   #8
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I'm not sure if it's an 8.8 or not, or what the interchangeability might be, but the late 90s (97 & up) F-250 light duty, which has the same body style as the F-150, instead of the big body like the Super Duties...but i think they had 6 lug, not sure of the exact pattern and couldn't find it anywhere. i do know it was an odd pattern at the time, but it might be worth checking out.
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