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Old 01-23-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Ford 8.8 swap

So I got my Explorer 8.8 and the mounting brackets are being welded on right now. I was thinking about it today and I'm trying to figure out how I am going to keep my abs...anyone done this or know how to? Its not a huge deal if I cant, I would just like to if possible.

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Old 01-24-2011, 02:34 AM   #2
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I heard doing Sit-ups usually work real well!

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Old 01-24-2011, 04:10 AM   #3
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Oh no he didnt!! lol.... dont know much but it seems like its a big PITA.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:13 AM   #4
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Don't think you can. I didn't on mine and don't miss it.
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First off, LMAO to the situps comment, didnt see that one coming. Thanks for the response moneypit, just thought I would throw it out there to see if anyone knew of a kit. I'm sure I wont miss it either. Just wanted to ask. Did you see an improvement in your braking when you made the swap if you switched to disk? Also, what gear ratio does a 99 D35 come with?
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Also, what gear ratio does a 99 D35 come with?
what engine and trans do you have? Should be a tag on the diff to tell gears.
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For me the braking didn't improve until I put some EBC yellow stuff pads and new rotors on the FRONT axle which made a night and day difference. Your rear brakes are only responsible for something like 30% of your total braking power, so fresh pads and rotors for the rear and yellow stuff up front and you should be ok. The pedal might feel weird the first few drives with the 8.8 but you get used to it.
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I've got a 4.0L and the auto transmission...N231 i think its called? Sorry, kinda new. I know that there is a tag on there but there is snow in Ohio this week lol. Its not really a big deal b/c it wont be under there much longer lol. Im kindof surprised that just some pads made that much of a difference. I'll probably put some of those yellow stuff pads on the front when I ware these pads out
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You're jeep came with either 3.55 or 3.73 depending on options. As 4Jeepn said, there should be a metal tag on your axle that gives the ratio. You could also request a build sheet from Chrysler, I don't have the link handle, but all you need is your VIN and they'll email the list of original equipment including the stock gears that were installed.
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First off, LMAO to the situps comment, didnt see that one coming. Thanks for the response moneypit, just thought I would throw it out there to see if anyone knew of a kit. I'm sure I wont miss it either. Just wanted to ask. Did you see an improvement in your braking when you made the swap if you switched to disk? Also, what gear ratio does a 99 D35 come with?
my 99 D35 had 3.07. 3.73 was an option. Stick 4.10 or 4.56 in your ford and you will rock! Mine has 4.88 and its too much for 33 inch tires.... On highway I am 2500 rpm at 60 mph - - as has been said in this forum over and over 4.56 perfect for 33's.
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im guessing you have a stick? Dude, I'm doing 2750 rpm on the highway going 60 already and im SURE that the gears are stock. The ford rear that is going in right now are 3.73s. I'm gonna stick with that for now and see what happens. I drive 20 miles to school every day one way so I cant do more than 4.10s i dont think. Ive got 33's right now.
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I've got a 4.0L and the auto transmission...N231 i think its called? Sorry, kinda new. I know that there is a tag on there but there is snow in Ohio this week lol. Its not really a big deal b/c it wont be under there much longer lol. Im kindof surprised that just some pads made that much of a difference. I'll probably put some of those yellow stuff pads on the front when I ware these pads out
Your tranny in a 99 is the 32rh which is a 3 spd with no od. I would probably go with 4.10 gears with 33" tires, 4.56 with 35". The 32rh makes up for high gears. The np231 is your transfer case.

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