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Austin14 06-01-2013 01:14 PM

Getting 8.8 axle for cheap.
 
I'm getting an 8.8 off of a friend for $100. It's coming out of like a 98 explorer. I don't really want an 8.8 but for the price I figured I could fix it up really nice and it would be good. I just thought it would be alot better to have a d44 since most of them are meant for jeeps. Just want some advice on what I should do.

NC Bear 06-01-2013 01:55 PM

I am completely happy with my 8.8 conversion. If I had it to do over again I'd still go for the 8.8 over the D44.

tallzdatank 06-01-2013 02:13 PM

if you can get it cheap and plan to upgrade to rear locker, or larger tires I would get it. put the locker in while you've got it off, and regard it too. a little cutting, grinding, fitting and welding and you've got a solid rear axle.
if you don't want to upgrade tire size or drop a rear locker in you probably don't need the heavy duty axle.

Austin14 06-01-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by tallzdatank (Post 3814887)
if you can get it cheap and plan to upgrade to rear locker, or larger tires I would get it. put the locker in while you've got it off, and regard it too. a little cutting, grinding, fitting and welding and you've got a solid rear axle.
if you don't want to upgrade tire size or drop a rear locker in you probably don't need the heavy duty axle.

I'm already running 35s on my Dana 35 so that's why I'm getting one lol

tallzdatank 06-01-2013 08:08 PM

well then yea I'd get it for sure at that price it'd be to good to pass up.


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