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Old 10-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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Ok...so I want bigger axles someday. And the ford 8.8 seems to be the cheapest route which means I might be able to do this mod.

What do you all think about this? Also would you want to do both the front and back with a ford 8.8? Or does the explorer only have a 8.8 in the rear?



I really want a Dana 44 but it looks like it isn't in the cards money-wise.

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Old 10-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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umm your going to have to weld on brackets tho. Try jeepsareus.com you will be surprised at the cost. I think that is the route you would like to go.

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You can find junkyard TJ dana 44's that will bolt in.. decide if the extra cost works vs fabing the 8.8 for you.
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Before I do anything I will search the junkyards for a Dana 44 front and rear.

I am just exploring my options.
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Maybe its just my area but wranglers are hard as hell to find in a junkyard, and if you do find one, its usually stripped to the bone
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^ they are stripped to the bone because you are to slow

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