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I think it is, but does that mean just the housing or all of the internals as well

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It's an aluminum center section and has c-clips. Most rate it at strong enough for a 33" tire and that's it.
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Interesting, I'll keep looking I guess
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The exploder 8.8 is really the best cheap option if you can weld.
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What's a good price on an 8.8. There's one for $450 with 3.73 an a stock ford LSD
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I can buy them for $85.00 with the disc brakes from the local LKQ you pull it yard on half price day. I would spend $150.00 on one tops. The 3.73 gears and the LSD are very common in the exploder rear.
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Oh wow cool, there's an LKQ real close to me. I'll definitely give that a look thanks
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with his 4" - 6" up travel, and 10" down travel on 35"s he hardly ever needs to use his lockers
so he has 16" of travel?

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so he has 16" of travel?
Yeah that was completely wrong lol, I looked at the wrong line in my notebook. I haven't done any exact measurements on his, but he definitely has at least 6" - 8" down travel, maybe closer to 6" I dont know
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I think I'm going to end up with 3.5" savvy springs and a 1.25" BL. With this setup what would be the best option for a front and rear track at to prevent binding. Would it be an adjustable bar, if so what one, or would I be better off with relocation brackets?
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The exploder 8.8 is really the best cheap option if you can weld.
How much less clearance does the 8.8 axle have compared to the D44?...
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I think I'm going to end up with 3.5" savvy springs and a 1.25" BL. With this setup what would be the best option for a front and rear track at to prevent binding. Would it be an adjustable bar, if so what one, or would I be better off with relocation brackets?
IIRC the rear springs are the only springs they offer with a +,- option.

Metalcloak makes the track bar with the most clearance and it costs less.
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How much less clearance does the 8.8 axle have compared to the D44?...
I never said there wasn't a compromise. To those who don't need it the extra inch of ground clearance at the diff isn't worth the money a Dana 44 will set them back.

From a strength perspective it's impossible to beat on a budget.
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I think I'm going to end up with 3.5" savvy springs and a 1.25" BL. With this setup what would be the best option for a front and rear track at to prevent binding. Would it be an adjustable bar, if so what one, or would I be better off with relocation brackets?
What size tire? I have had a Currie adj bar over 10 years (only needed to replace $10 bolt) and a bracket in the rear from Tera put in about 15 years ago.

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33"x12.5" tires
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