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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Can I drop in a 2003 Ford Expedition axle into a 98 TJ???

2003-2004 EXPEDITION Rear Axle; (3.73 ratio), 9.75" ring gear is it possible for this to go into my TJ and what would I need to do it...... ?? Welding, grinding, plug n play? Any help would be wonderful....
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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Essentially every bracket needs to come off. Do a search, there is TONS of info on this forum and elsewhere on this swap.

You could use this-
http://artecindustries.3dcartstores....uss_p_233.html

http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/8.8axle/8.8axle-1.htm
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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Now when it comes to the Ford 8.8 are the all universal when it comes to length and specs no matter what year vehicle it came off of.... Like is a 1987 Ford F-150 8.8 axle and a 2003 Expedition 8.8 axle synonymous when it comes to the same swap procedures?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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i dunno about all 8.8 being identical, i dont believe they are? but u will be better off with an 8.8 out of an explorer from 95 to newer because they had the disc brakes and they have the same lug pattern as the tj
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Unread 05-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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Oh you said expedition.... wouldn't that be a wider axle?
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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Much wider.

The reason explorer axles see used is because that are the correct width, have the best shafts, and come with disc brakes and several gearing options
Mustang axles have the weak 28spl shafts, f150's can have either shaft count but are wider.
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