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Author Topic: Axles  (Read 15453 times)

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« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2012, 08:57:38 AM »

Dang I'm having trouble with what to search for on Craigslist haha
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« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2012, 09:01:06 AM »

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/2961557921.html

Heres another but its a 28 spline from a mustang. Needs to be assembled but comes with a master install kit.

And another from an 02 explorer.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/pts/2999004053.html
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« Reply #62 on: May 09, 2012, 09:45:54 AM »

You could save yourself 100 bucks by crawling under an explorer and grabbing one yourself.  The one with 4:10s isn't a bad price though.   And if your getting a truss you have to measure anyway.  And I doubt you will need spare shafts but hey mine as well I guess? I'd be more worried about the carrier.
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« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2012, 10:27:51 AM »

Problem is I dont have any yards near me. Closest one is Modesto and they only have 2 explorers that are 95. Dont know if they have the axle or the right ratio. With a truss yea you have to measure but not for every single little thing, just for the outer corners, tack weld and then everything else lines right up. I'll open the axle up before I buy anything to make sure nothing is broken. Or is the carrier a problem and not the gears? 200 is a bad price?
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« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2012, 10:51:50 AM »

im pretty sure pick and pull charges over 200 for an axle, plus a "core" so that is a ton better deal.  If you can find a mom and pop yard you may be able to get it cheaper, but they are not likely to have a newer explorer.  I think ~250 is a good price for an 8.8
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« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2012, 10:59:33 AM »

I found one for 130 and another for 200. The 130 is a bit outta my driving range so I think I'll shoot for the 200. Once I fully decide I'll post up the 130 and it can be free for all. ;)
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« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2012, 11:08:11 AM »

Will keep my eyes on this thread haha
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« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2012, 06:12:01 PM »

im pretty sure pick and pull charges over 200 for an axle, plus a "core" so that is a ton better deal.  If you can find a mom and pop yard you may be able to get it cheaper, but they are not likely to have a newer explorer.  I think ~250 is a good price for an 8.8

half off weekends... i walked away with one for 100 bucks. And i got to choose a posi lock.

i would wait for one to come up for under 200... but thats just me.    Is measuring really that hard to do? lol
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« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2012, 06:25:36 PM »

I dont have a welder, so why would I even bother measuring? I'd drop the tj off with a shop and have them match the brackets. Or should I set it up differently? Really all I plan is 2" coils, 1.25 BL, and 33's. But maybe in the future id go to a 4" coil for 35's. So should the brackets be matched like my D35 or set up different?
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« Reply #69 on: May 09, 2012, 06:30:33 PM »

Just run your 35??
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« Reply #70 on: May 09, 2012, 06:30:52 PM »

With 33's? Also cant lock the 35. I saw what happened when you did. :rofl:

I'd like a rear locker or limited slip eventually, the 35 is too weak and I dont want to spend money on it. Is the 8.8 really a waste for only 33's? Plus I need to regear, my 3.07's arent cutting it and when I go to 33's it aint gonna go. Too many hills around here.
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« Reply #71 on: May 09, 2012, 06:39:47 PM »

Ok then go 8.8.  But I'd wait for a good deal.
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« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2012, 06:54:23 PM »

So what if I offer 150? Around here you cant really get a good deal. Theres just no junk yards to go to that have what I need. The real benefit I'm looking at from the 8.8 is the gear ratio. I'd have to regear the front but then I still end up with a stronger rear axle I can lock later on. What are some reasons I shouldnt get an 8.8. I'm open to all info/opinions atm.
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« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2012, 07:29:46 PM »

It doesn't matter what the gear ratio is on the 8.8. You're going re-gear to 4.88 anyway. If you decide to go 4.10, it doesn't matter either, because I'll sell you the 4.10 for the 8.8 and the D30 for $80 total.
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« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2012, 07:40:46 PM »

Try calling individual yards and ask them if they have mercury mountaineers as well. This make is highly overlooked with axle swaps and Taurus/Sable electric fans. I picked up a couple 8.8's locally from Craigslist and one from a junkyard. Betcha the guy in Manteca still has the others still under the explorers.
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« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2012, 07:58:39 PM »

The 8.8 has 4.10s already in it along with a limited slip. I thought you said the D30 4.10 was for HP? 4.88 is too much for me, I dont plan to run 37's. :biggrin:

Checked pick n pull and only 1 mountain. Which was 2 months ago. And they charge 250+ for an axle. What makes $200 a bad deal?
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« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2012, 07:59:29 PM »

nothing.   buy it!
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« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2012, 08:01:42 PM »

I'm just starting to wonder why everyone is saying not to. I want to see what they have to say before jumping onto this big of a mod.
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« Reply #78 on: May 09, 2012, 08:03:01 PM »

I'd say buy it also but I'm lazy and would rather spend a little bit more if it's already pulled for me. Sounds like a pretty damn good deal
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« Reply #79 on: May 09, 2012, 08:12:47 PM »

i would buy one if  i wasnt soo poor.

but i also cant decide on fullwidths or narrow......


ford d44/d60 or 9in     or waggy44/8.8

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