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post #1 of 6 Old 06-18-2014, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Ford 8.8 rear end

Hi, I found this Ford 8.8 rear end with Posi from a mustang Gt. from doing a little reading, I've found that a mustang rear end wouldn't be great to put under my YJ. Could someone explain to me why? Or is there a way I could make it work?

Here's the link to the craigslist ad I found.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/4477145538.html

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-18-2014, 09:54 PM
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measure it from flange to flange

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-19-2014, 08:16 AM
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That axle looks like it was slathered in black paint. Yuck. And $500 is about twice what's its worth.

Here's a good starting point for your 8.8 research:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/8...hread-2414825/

8.8s came in different axle widths and with different spline axles (31 and 28 off the top of my head). Explorer 8.8s have 31 spline and are a close fit to the Jeep width. Rangers, Mustangs, etc, aren't as good of a fit. Just get one out of an Explorer...


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post #4 of 6 Old 06-19-2014, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Stan! You've always got some good info! I finally found this ad. http://baltimore.craigslist.org/pts/4502629068.html

To me it sounds like a good deal. The only thing I would have to do if switch out the spring over and put it under, and get the parking brake cable.

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-20-2014, 07:36 AM
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Yes, that looks like a good fit. $300 is a good price, if its in good shape. Wrecking yards around here charge $200-$250, and you have to spend your time to pull it. I'd pull the cover and inspect the gears. Pull the rotors and check for leaking axle seals and to confirm that the parking brakes are in good shape.


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post #6 of 6 Old 06-20-2014, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Yards around here want $450-500 for any rear end. It's also not as easy as i thought it would be I find this axle. I really prefer not to go to the yards locally. They are just too difficult to get through. Cars are literally on top of a mud pit. There are only inches between cars and they throw the cars everywhere, so it's not like I could trust the parts anyways. I'm waiting on a reply from that guy from the ad. I was hoping to run up tomorrow to take a look at it, but it doesn't look like that will happen.

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