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Old 05-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #31
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no.. it's within 1/4" of the TJ D35, and with a c-clip eliminator kit, it's dead on

i didn't count the gear install, because unless you got lucky with the Explorer having the same gears (3.73 only), you'd be replacing the R&P anyway.
3.73 only? I know the exploder 8.8 comes in more than just 3.73. I've seen 3.08, 3.55, and 4.10 stock gears.

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yes it does

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3.73 only? I know the exploder 8.8 comes in more than just 3.73. I've seen 3.08, 3.55, and 4.10 stock gears.
you forgot 2.73 and 3.23, two of the most common stock 8.8 gear sets.

stock TJs would be close, but which one matches exactly? 3.73.
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3.55 and 4.10 don't match exactly?
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:12 PM   #36
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Your right. My question was meant to be rhetorical I guess. Or more of a statement.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:40 AM   #37
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You don't need to swap out the yoke just get the yoke piece thingy off of the explorer driveshaft and press your Ujoint into it then bolt it to the rearend. 8.8's have a flat yoke with bolt holes. I've had my 8.8 for about 5 months now and i love it. Got the drum brakes and can't complain, used stock e-brake lines and everything went in very easily. Got my brackets from mad4x4 great quality 3/16 stuff!
I agree. The I think flange yokes are much stronger and easier to work with if you have to do a trail repair.

Odd, that you all mention the 3.23 stuf etc....All of the 8.8's I've seen out here have either been 3.73 or 4.10.
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Here's some that me and a buddy have. They're for sale but i'm not trying to sell them on this thread just stating some gear ratios that i've come across.

Ford 8.8 3L2 (LSD 3.73 i believe) From a Mustang

Ford 8.8 1993 Mustang 3.43 Gears

Ford 8.8 1991 Explorer 3.55 gears

Ford 8.8 2000 Mustang 3.27 gears

Ford 8.8 1993 Explorer 3.27 gears

Ford 8.8 1995 Explorer 3.55 gears (disc brakes)

Ford 8.8 1991 Explorer 3.55 gears

Ford 8.8 1993 Explorer L73 (LSD 3.73) gears

Ford 8.8 1990 Mustang L3.73 (LSD 3.73) gears

Ford 8.8 1991 Explorer LSD 3.73 Gears

Ford 8.8 1995 Explorer 3.73 gears disc brakes

Also I had 2 with 4.10's but I don't have them anymore
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Local guy has an 8.8 w/ discs and 3.73 gears out of an Explorer for $150 that is setup for an XJ. So I figure I will at least need to remove all the brackets and weld on the TJ stuff. I am waiting to hear back from him.
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3.55 and 4.10 don't match exactly?
TJs have 3.55s??

and the last time i checked, TJs had 4.11s not 4.10s
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4.10/4.11 is close enough it wont matter anyway......
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TJs have 3.55s??

and the last time i checked, TJs had 4.11s not 4.10s
3.55, Yes they do.

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:16 PM   #43
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TJs have 3.55s??

and the last time i checked, TJs had 4.11s not 4.10s
1997 TJs came with a 3.55 and 3.54 ratio, front and rear. And the next time you find an axle on a TJ that says 4.11, go look at the other axle because it will say 4.10. Same with 3.73, the other axle will be 3.74.

Because of the different size ring gears on our front and rear axles, like D30/44 or D30/D35c, they will usually be .01 different from each other. This is because it's just too hard to machine the gears so the ratios are identical when the gears are different sizes.

The .01 ratio difference is a non-issue. Just turning slightly left or right means the front axle is rotating at a faster rpm than the rear axle than a .01 difference between the front and rear axle ratios would cause.

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