Ford 8.8 axles and where to find them? - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 06-29-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
branjmb
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 642
Ford 8.8 axles and where to find them?

Hey washington, I was wondering if any of you knew a promising place to look for Ford 8.8 Axles? Craigslist is not looking so good and ebay is a Pain in the ***.

Any junk yards or pick-and-pull type places that generally have these axles? I was thinking maybe they hold their value too well to even make it to the junk yards...?

Well let me know if you have any advice or know where one is specifically!

much appreciated!


1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ
2.5 L, 33x12.5 Cooper Discover STT, Homebrew Intake, RE 4" Lift, ProComp ES9000 Shocks.

YJ BUILD THREAD/
branjmb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 07-06-2012, 11:02 AM
cafetony
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: centralia
Posts: 2
there are two right know on craigslist Oregon (portland)
cafetony is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 07-06-2012, 08:01 PM
opticalwaveguy
Registered User
 
opticalwaveguy's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland, OR Vancouver, WA
Posts: 570
Use this site: www.car-part.com
I swear by them. These are for used parts at part yards. Often the places that list a part have more than they actually listed.

OpticalWaveGuy
www.jeepiki.com - an online resource for Jeep information
Proud To Be A FF/EMT/Police/Military Club Member #2
opticalwaveguy is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 07-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Sandhara
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Grand Rapids
Posts: 201
x2 for car-part.com

99 Wrangler Sahara 5spd manual - Mine
08 Patriot sport 4x4 auto - Wifes
92 Cherokee Lorado auto - for when mine needs fixin/winter beater

Im sorry, some times i drink and post stupid comments.
Sandhara is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 07-06-2012, 08:11 PM
little_Jeep
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,960
The Ford 8.8 axle was used in a lot of Ford vehicles..... However, all Ford 8.8 axles are NOT the same. Ford used the 8.8 axle in Ranger trucks, Mustangs, Exploders, and no telling how other vehicles. The axles you want will be out of a 1996? or newer (disc brakes), Ford Exploder. If the Exploder has a v-8, it's a bonus. In bone yards, the 8.8 should sell for $75.00 to $500 depending upon the gear ratio. You pay more for the 4.11 ratio.
little_Jeep is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 07-06-2012, 09:29 PM
opticalwaveguy
Registered User
 
opticalwaveguy's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland, OR Vancouver, WA
Posts: 570
Quote:
Originally Posted by little_Jeep View Post
The Ford 8.8 axle was used in a lot of Ford vehicles..... However, all Ford 8.8 axles are NOT the same. Ford used the 8.8 axle in Ranger trucks, Mustangs, Exploders, and no telling how other vehicles. The axles you want will be out of a 1996? or newer (disc brakes), Ford Exploder. If the Exploder has a v-8, it's a bonus.
Make sure you are completely positive you are looking for the right gear ratio. There are some parts on the V8 that you don't use like the antilock brake equip. Its OK that it's there, you just don't use it. Look through the forum for how to connect and adjust the new axle before you buy so you know what kind of questions to ask at the yard.

OpticalWaveGuy
www.jeepiki.com - an online resource for Jeep information
Proud To Be A FF/EMT/Police/Military Club Member #2
opticalwaveguy is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 07-07-2012, 06:17 AM
little_Jeep
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,960
When I did my 8.8 swap, I purchased the Rubicon? Proportioning valve that was recommended, but I never installed it. Now 6 years later, that valve is still in the box that I received it in.
little_Jeep is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 07-10-2012, 09:10 PM
cycleguy04
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Federal Way
Posts: 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by little_Jeep View Post
When I did my 8.8 swap, I purchased the Rubicon? Proportioning valve that was recommended, but I never installed it. Now 6 years later, that valve is still in the box that I received it in.
I got mine out of a '96 Explorer. Pick N Pull in Tacoma will sell you one for $250 regardless of gear ratio, and if you wait for their bi-annual 50% off sale it will be $125, which is what I paid. Their next sale should be around November. They have plenty! At least 10 that I saw!

I may be able to sell you mine because I'm thinking of going with a full width ford 9" rear and Dana 44 front. I'd let it go for 150. Advantage is you wouldn't have to pull it out of a vehicle, just out of my shed. Let me know if you're interested.

'98 Wrangler Sahara - SOLD

'91 Ranger XLT 2WD - 4.0 V6, A4"hell"D, contemplating twin turbo 5.3

'79 C10 Big Ten 2WD - 350, TH350, contemplating rebuilding to 355ci with supercharger and programmable EFI

'12 Subaru Forester (AKA: Arctic Cat) - 2.5, non-CVT, wife's, still begging her to let me get an exhaust system


'01 SV650 - snorkelectomy, ebay slip-on, cam swap and re-jet in the near future
cycleguy04 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 07-10-2012, 09:23 PM
little_Jeep
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,960
Quote:
Originally Posted by cycleguy04 View Post
I got mine out of a '96 Explorer. Pick N Pull in Tacoma will sell you one for $250 regardless of gear ratio, and if you wait for their bi-annual 50% off sale it will be $125, which is what I paid. Their next sale should be around November. They have plenty! At least 10 that I saw!

I may be able to sell you mine because I'm thinking of going with a full width ford 9" rear and Dana 44 front. I'd let it go for 150. Advantage is you wouldn't have to pull it out of a vehicle, just out of my shed. Let me know if you're interested.
In case anyone on the East end of the USA is interested, there was an 8.8 axle that was setup and ready to bolt into a TJ posted in the Nashville, TN Craigslist. I think seller was asking $500.00 for it. I don't know anything about seller or axle, just something I saw recently.
little_Jeep is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
355 gears for ford 8.8 anyone tbrown206 Washington Jeep Forum 0 06-23-2011 06:05 AM
Brien Ford (in everett, wa) is having tire sale. Buy 3 get one free! Kramer H Washington Jeep Forum 8 09-26-2010 08:40 PM
Anyone know a good spot in the seattle/tacoma area for 4-banger XJ axles? GeologistFelix Washington Jeep Forum 3 03-03-2010 07:02 PM
Western WA - Good sources for junkyard Wrangler axles incredibull Washington Jeep Forum 17 05-12-2009 10:32 PM
Rubicon Axles in WA deltabravo Washington Jeep Forum 0 02-06-2009 07:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome