Originally Posted by whitebuffalo
get a later model explorer and you can have disc brakes. if you're getting an 8.8. im assuming your going to run bigger tires so you'll prob wanna go ahead and regear your front and (new) rear axle to something lower. you'll also need an adaptor for the driveshaft b/c the ford has a flat plate instead of a yoke.
heres a good read on it http://www.jedi.com/obiwan/jeep/ford88.html
Im running 33x12.5 right now with open diff. I was thinking of putting a locker in but was worried about snapping the 35c. A friend did an engine swap out of a Explorer to a F150 and has the rearend with disks. I was'nt changing to bigger tires just trying to make the rear end stronger since i had the chance too.
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