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Unread 06-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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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!

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Unread 07-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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there are two right know on craigslist Oregon (portland)
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Unread 07-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 07-07-2012, 06:17 AM   #7
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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.
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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.
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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.
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