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Old 08-27-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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Dana 44 and Ford 8.8 Q's

Hey guys. Im starting up my YJ build and im gonna start making some phone calls to the junk yard. My question is what make,model, and year have the Ford 8.8? Last time i went to the junkyard, i asked for a rear axle off an 93 Ford Explorer and he said they have one with drum brakes. I gladly refused because i wanted the axle with disc brakes. And also what trucks have the Dana44 i can use for my YJ? Preferably a High Pinion. I plan on putting a locked Dana 44 in the front and the 8.8 in the rear.

P.S.-And any advice about either axle i would appreciate.

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Old 08-27-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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I have a Ford 8.8 under my TJ that would work under your YJ. Already geared to 4.88s too

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Old 08-28-2006, 05:20 AM   #3
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They are both good axles. I dont have much experience with the 8.8 but I have been told it is the stronger of the two.
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They are both good axles. I dont have much experience with the 8.8 but I have been told it is the stronger of the two.
Yep even though the 8.8 is a c-clip axle it does has 31 spline shafts the 44 has 30 spline shafts.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:48 AM   #5
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you can find an 8.8 under the 90's ford explorers...and they got the good brakes too
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:24 AM   #6
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It is my understanding that the late 90's explorers had the disk brakes. Don't ask me what year starts the "late 90's", but 93 is definately not late 90's. I think there are some other issues to consider with the disk brakes too. You at least need to get the proper proportioning valve because the disk brakes require a different amount of fluid to make them work than the drums.
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Yea, the 96 and up Expolrers have the disk brakes. Thanks for all the good info. guys. Ill let ya know what i came up with once i come back from the junk yard. Thanks again
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However with that being said you are going to probably have some tough times getting a HP44 front to match the width of your rear 8.8. If you are looking for a junkyard front 44 then it might behoove you to just look for a matched pair like a 44 and 9" out of a Ford or something like that.

I also have friends that run the 8.8 with Drum and Disk both. Both of them are still better than the stock D35 drums.
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This site may help you.
http://www.usgear.com/tl/ford1.htm

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