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Old 03-04-2012, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently picked up a Ford 8.8 from a retired Ford mechanic for free he told me it came from an 95ish expedition.it has disc breaks,I haven't Ben able to find any info on it jus wondering if anyone knew anything bout it.I just swapped a Dana 44 full size into my xj and I'd like to slap in the 88.will it work.
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yup.

I know it's an 8.8 out of a 95ish Explorer with disc brakes.


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it'll fold like a taco
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Think about gettting the rear axle that matches the front end you got. Anything that could be considered "Dana 44 full size" is going to be a different bolt pattern than the Explorer 8.8.

What is this Dana 44 out of?
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The 44 came from a 3/4 ton Ford.I swapped out the knuckles for some 5 lugs.the bolt patterns match up now.the 8.8 measures 62 1/2 from backing plate to plate.isn't that a bit wide for an explorer.did the 8.8 come in the expedition?
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The Expedition had an 8.8 with the 4.6L and a 9.75 with the 5.4L. I thought Expedition came out in '97? It would have the 1/2 ton bolt pattern, which is 5 on 5.5, until they changed it in (I think) '04.
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The Expedition had an 8.8 with the 4.6L and a 9.75 with the 5.4L. I thought Expedition came out in '97? It would have the 1/2 ton bolt pattern, which is 5 on 5.5, until they changed it in (I think) '04.
5 on 135 which is not QUITE 5.5.

I do not see why it would fold like a taco. Someone has their head up their ass with that comment, unless you are running a lot of power to big tires. Mine has held up fine behind a 4.6L turning 33s for 146,000 of it's 203,000 miles. I have hauled heavy enough with it to have sprung the leaf springs, towed 13-17000 regularly with TBC and damn good trailer brakes. For three years, that poor little light F150 handled loads well over it's abilities and the suspension repairs proved that. But the axles and frame have held up fine. Odd, that's on original axles, front driveshaft, t-case, trans, and engine yet.

Fold like a taco..... der der der
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No one has their head up their ass He asked a dumbass question in a hardcore section this is noobie shit and doesn't belong here so he got a dumb answer.
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Sorry my question isn't hardcore enough for the local jerkoff biggoofy but your answers did help me out,thanks... whata tard.
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this is where my friends 8.8 started but dont weld your perches untill you get your shackle angle figured out
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in order to level out the rear with the three link in the front he pulled some leaves and then had to relocate the shackles to stop the shackles from bottoming.
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btw he runs a d44 from a wagoneer up front so as you can see he uses 1" wheel spacers on the 8.8 which gets him real close to the same width which i cant remember off the top of my head.
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mine is to narrow didnt realize it until i put it on
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Sorry my question isn't hardcore enough for the local jerkoff biggoofy but your answers did help me out,thanks... whata tard.
I'm sorry you don't know how to search for your own answers and post in the correct sections!
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I recently picked up a Ford 8.8 from a retired Ford mechanic for free he told me it came from an 95ish expedition.it has disc breaks,I haven't Ben able to find any info on it jus wondering if anyone knew anything bout it.I just swapped a Dana 44 full size into my xj and I'd like to slap in the 88.will it work.
For FUCKS SAKE...does NO ONE read the MISSION STATEMENT anymore?

I feel the mods should give anyone like this a 1 week ban until they can seemingly FIND THE TIME to read the FUCKING MISSION STATEMENT...

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For FUCKS SAKE...does NO ONE read the MISSION STATEMENT anymore?

I feel the mods should give anyone like this a 1 week ban until they can seemingly FIND THE TIME to read the FUCKING MISSION STATEMENT...

amen!!! i hate coming to pirate to find the same questions that have been beaten to death on local forums. any leaf sprung rear axle is easy as pie.... speaking of pie....... mmmmm bacon pie

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