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Old 10-16-2001, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do the OEM Ford 8.8 shafts (Exploder) have enough meat on the flanges to redrill to 5 on 5.5"?

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Old 10-16-2001, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know I am not the person you asked, but I don't think the flange is large enough. You might be able to talk Warn into making you a FF kit, but it will cost you.

You can kind of see the flange here.



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Old 10-16-2001, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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H8 has adapters on his 8.8 to convert to 5 on 5.5"
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Old 10-16-2001, 01:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not H8 either, but I'd like to be. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

I use adapters as well.

I called Moser and they said they will do it, but it leaves only about 1/8" of metal.

I believe TJoop had his redrilled.

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how much did the adapters run?
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Old 10-16-2001, 02:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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50 a piece, I got them from performance wheel in CO. These were for my wifes S-10, I don't want to use them on the XJ becasue the tires tuck perfectly. Even an extra 1/2 inch would not be good.

I guess Moser could make me a set of alloy shafts, and then I could just have the drums re-drilled. I was hoping to avoid the extra expense, but oh well.

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Old 10-16-2001, 05:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 10-16-2001, 05:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your help, H8!

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Old 10-16-2001, 05:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I believe TJoop had his redrilled.

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I had Dutchman make some shafts for my 8.8 with a 5x5.5 pattern. I haven't got around to see if they can redrill the stock shafts for spares.

Guess I could mesure the flanges and see if they are the same size or close, which they have to be to fit inside the rotors. They did use a screw in stud as opposed to press in because they are so close to the edge of the flange. The head of the stud did interfere a bit with the e-brake mechanism when trying to push the shaft in far enough to get the c-clips on.

I will measure the flange and get back.
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Old 10-16-2001, 06:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Finally, real help! I 'preciate it!

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Old 10-16-2001, 07:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I measured the flanges. Seems marginal to me whether or not he stock shafts can be redrilled. The flanges on the Dutchmans are about 5/16" larger diameter.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks I will stop by Dutchman and see what they say.
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