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Old 09-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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what axle is this? d60??

I recently bought my jeep I thought and was told it was a d44. This guy didnt know much abut his jeep since the PO before him did all the work. When i looked at it. I couldnt really make out the 'stop sign' shape and I still can't I don't think it is a d35 or d44, It has lockers I was told but unkown what kind they are here is a picture hope you guys can help me out.
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let me know if you guys need more pictures of if i just cant tell shapes

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Ford 8.8. You can tell because of the "roundness" of the diff cover and the flange instead of a yoke where the driveshaft attaches...

Consider yourself lucky!
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Kinda looks like a 35.

On the right hand side of the housing, next to the diff cover, there should be a model number printed.

Edit: the above poster is correct, that's an 8.8, very nice
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Yup, Ford 8.8.
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few things I would recommend doing, 1 order an after market diff cover for it, the stock covers are paper thin. 2nd make sure the axle tubes are welded at the center diff all the way around the tube. 3rd, pop the cover off and see what locker is back there.. full case such as a detroit is good, drop in style such as a lockright.. can be a problem as the stock ford carrier is sometimes a weak link.
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wahoo!!!!yes! I got this jeep for 4300 good thing the PO did not know anything about it ha. thanks guys!
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few things I would recommend doing, 1 order an after market diff cover for it, the stock covers are paper thin. 2nd make sure the axle tubes are welded at the center diff all the way around the tube. 3rd, pop the cover off and see what locker is back there.. full case such as a detroit is good, drop in style such as a lockright.. can be a problem as the stock ford carrier is sometimes a weak link.
How many spun tubes or broken stock carriers have you seen?
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few things I would recommend doing, 1 order an after market diff cover for it, the stock covers are paper thin. 2nd make sure the axle tubes are welded at the center diff all the way around the tube. 3rd, pop the cover off and see what locker is back there.. full case such as a detroit is good, drop in style such as a lockright.. can be a problem as the stock ford carrier is sometimes a weak link.
Ill have to do that then how can i tell what type of locker? sorry im not this technical with it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #11
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the only problem is im at college i bought it yesterday changed the fluids and drove my 300 miles back to school
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would it help if I describe it?

I drove it 400 miles right after I bought it. turning was real easy just like a normal jeep. I have to go in reverse when I put it in 4h or lo before going forward, when im in 4lo i can definitely tell the difference it always wants to go straight. He told me it had a front and rear locker. But like i said he didnt know much. The PO before him did all the work.
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they were not welded all the way around.and would a diff skid cover work as well as a aftermarket diff cover? also can anyone read this tag and tell me what it means i see where it says 8.8 but not sure what to make of the other letters/numbers
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On the ford tag the numbers on the bottom half of the tag are the gear ratio (i can't quite read it, though it looks as if it ends in "10") followed by the ring gear size (88 corresponds with 8.8") and the last 4 numbers/letter are the year then month (k corresponds to nov) then day of production

The top half: first letter is the plant code ("S" for sterling) followed by model number and then a revision identifier (in this case, "E").
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On the ford tag the numbers on the bottom half of the tag are the gear ratio (i can't quite read it, though it looks as if it ends in "10") followed by the ring gear size (88 corresponds with 8.8") and the last 4 numbers/letter are the year then month (k corresponds to nov) then day of production

The top half: first letter is the plant code ("S" for sterling) followed by model number and then a revision identifier (in this case, "E").
Would that mean it has 4.10 gears? Or can we assume it does?
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Well you know what they say about assuming

If you look at the tag, and it says "4 10" then that means it had a 4.10's installed originally, but the possibiliy remains the POx2 might have put different gears in there and left the tag.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #19
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Here's a way to check your gear ratio in the rear end: "Jack up the rear end. Count driveshaft revolutions while rotating the tire. Turn the tire 2 complete rotations if your other tire remains stationary and does not rotate. Turn the tire 1 complete rotation if the other tire turns in the same direction. The number of times the driveshaft rotates equals the gear ratio. If the driveshaft rotates about 3x, the gear ratio is 3.07. If it rotates 3 3/4 turns, the gear ratio is 3.73. You can mark the driveshaft to help you count."
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #20
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Thanks I knew how to do it. Im just gone from home (college) so its not easy for me to get my hands on the simplest tools i.e a jack ha thanks for the help on the tags and all though!
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no worries, hope your semester goes well

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