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Old 10-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hey yall, im looking at LKQ for a ford 8.8 axle. does anyone know what year,and model i should be looking for to get 8.8 gears, disk break and LSD?

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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anything from a 1995 thru a 2001 ford Explorer.will have disc and will fit. the LSD is pretty common in 3.73 but if you are looking for a LSD in 4.10 some can find them. but I cant in my area.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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Ok so i talked to my local jeep shop, jeffs jeep yard. and they are saying that I will need a conversion kit as well. Also that i have to find one without a slip yoke, if i can i will need a kit so i can fit my drive shaft on it.
Any wise word for this project. right now im just starting to collect parts.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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Knowwhere2jeep.com has the best kit imo
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Saw your post on another thread about coming To this one to help. What year is your Jeep? And here is a sheet to help with the axle of your choice. And no need to worry about slope yoke or non slip yoke. And I went with RUFFSTUFF specialties for my swap kit. It is beefy and solid also is cheaper by about $30.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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Its a 95 yj sahara. And do i need a conversion kit if the axle has a slip yoke? These guys at this jeep yard are saying that if the alce has one i will need a adapter to make it fit.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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So just for reassurance, this is all i will need as far as a kit goes? Ford 8.8 Rear Axle Simple Swap (31 spline) - RuffStuff Specialties
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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brake lines and e brake too
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:39 PM   #10
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Its a 95 yj sahara. And do i need a conversion kit if the axle has a slip yoke? These guys at this jeep yard are saying that if the alce has one i will need a adapter to make it fit.
Perfect! I just do this on my 95 and this is what you need:
Axle swap kit or kit of your choice- http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...e=AxleSwapKits

Ford to Jeep driveshaft adapter- http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-148...ange-used.html

And parking brake adapter kit or ingenuity-http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-4974616-yj-ford-8-8-e-brake-cables.html

Your ujoints on a 95 are 1330 spicer u joints and the explorers are as well. So if you can get the driveshaft adapter from the yard you might be able to save some $. Hope this info helps you in completing this upgrade.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #11
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So the first kit you linked me to does not have the u joints? and ill be sneak and try and rip then off the car when im at the yard!
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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I just gada get all the parts together because i will not be doing this swap myself, as much as i would like to. Its my DD and it might take me 2-3 days to do this and also dont have alot of tool to use. Iv got a shop that will put it all in cheeper if i bring them all the parts.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:47 PM   #13
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junkyard u joints? not a smart move, go get some new ones at napa or whatever auto parts store you have close by, theyre cheap enough
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So the first kit you linked me to does not have the u joints? and ill be sneak and try and rip then off the car when im at the yard!
All the stuff I sent in the links is what you'll need. The u joints are already on your driveshaft now. Unless yours are bad you need not to replace them at this time. All you'll need for your driveshaft to fit and work is the adapter. And when you pull the axle don't cut the rubber brake lines, cut the brake lines on the steel line that the rubber one attaches to on the frame rail. You will need the rubber one for an easier install. And yes you can sneak the adapter if you leave it attached to the axle after you remove it from the driveshaft at the yard.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:55 PM   #15
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Very true tiger. So from what i put together before i get the axle i need
1. kit for about $130.
2. Drive shaft adapter for $15
3. Break lines for $80.

Also with 4.10 gears in the axle its a 31 spine right??
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #16
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time to start trolling crags list to see if i can find a deal here locally.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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Hey all mud, with that first link, they have 3 extras you can add. does the kit already come with all I need from? other than the adapters and break lines.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #18
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1997 ford explorer 8.8 rear axle 4.10 limited slip disc brakes ect Its about a hour drive but what about this deal? i gada get him to send some pics.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #19
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Yes from the first link the axle swap kit you don't need those three other things they are just showing you some things you can buy to fix/upgrade more. All Explorer 8.8 as far as I know are 31 spline. Sounds like a good deal if everything is intact.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #20
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Im asking him to send some pics of the breaks, rotors, and the factory stamp on the axle so i can make sure it has all that he says it has.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:37 PM   #21
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My thread and write up is "And it begins!" Search it and it might help you out some too.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:39 AM   #22
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so i grabbed a axle tonight. 4.10 gears, Disk break and limited slip!! not will i need to re gear the front as well?
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Yep. Unless you already have 4.10s... Front and rear need to match. Try to find a D30 out of a 4cylinder. They had 4.10s and its easier and cheaper than regearing the one you have probly...
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:56 PM   #24
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is that only for when it is in 4wd? like will i be able to crive for a bit without re gearing the front
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #25
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As long as you don't use 4 wheel drive, it'll be ok. But, the instant you pull the stick for 4 wheel drive, Very bad things will happen.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #26
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yeah then ill have to save up to regear my front. I cant find the axle for cheeper but i doubt the install of a new front axle will be cheeper than re gearing.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:30 PM   #27
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A stock 4.10 d30 should run $50-200. After buying new gears/install kit/ installation charge you'll probably be around $500, granted you have to locate an axle
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yeah but shops charge a bit to put in the axles.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #29
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Any companies i should look for when buying gears? any ones you trust more than others?
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yeah but shops charge a bit to put in the axles.
Its a very simple bolt in swap

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