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    Default Axles from an Explorer?

    I've got a buddy that's willing to part ways with some front and rear axles from a 98 Explorer Sport (which is a V6). anyone have any info on this?

    Thanks.


    Oh, and just because Ive never seen that 'emoticon' before and I think it's STELLAR.

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    Don't know what the front axle is... don't think it's going to be worth your time.
    Rear axle is an 8.8. Great swap for jeeps. Stronger than a D44, lots of aftermarket support. It will probably cost you around $500 or so for brackets and labor to make it work in a jeep. Should come with 4.10 gears and disc brakes. You can usually get them for about $150-$200 at a junk yard, so if your friend's going to charge you more than that, wave him on.

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    they're gratis. I'm happy to hear the rear is a good one.

    brackets will be custom made, and labor? I've got some good 'ol boys to help me out

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    Well then.... there ya go.
    There may be issues setting up your e brakes... I know there's a company out there that makes an attachment to make them work though.
    I think there have been issues about spinning the axle tubes... just need to run a weld bead around them:
    http://www.4x4wire.com/jeep/tech/axle/ford8_8/

    Other than that, it's a pretty common swap. Search google, you'll find an endless supply of info.

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    check on the axle ratio not all are 4.10's the easist way is to check the door code some are 4.56(very rare) i wil try to find the links for the door codes when i get back form muster
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    here they are i got this from mean max on jf


    You'll want one from an Explorer. '95-'01 will get you rear disc brakes, earlier models will have drums.

    Look on the driver's door of the donor Explorer for the axle code on the VIN sticker.



    Explorer 8.8 Axle codes

    43 Open 3200 3.08
    41 Open 3200 3.27
    42 Open 4.10
    46 Open 3.73
    45 Open 3200 3.55
    D4 Limited Slip 3200 3.73
    D2 Limited Slip 4.10
    L73 Limited Slip 3.73


    Specs:
    Code Capacity Ratio
    43 Open 3200 3.08
    41 Open 3200 3.27
    42 Open 4.10
    46 Open 3.73
    45 Open 3200 3.55
    D4 Limited Slip 3200 3.73
    D2 Limited Slip 4.10
    L73 Limited Slip 3.73
    L - Limited Slip Differential
    C - Conventional Differential
    Code Ratio
    41 3.27
    43 3.08
    42 3.45
    44 3.73
    45 3.55
    47 4.10
    72 3.08C
    74 3.45C
    82 3.08C
    84 3.45C
    85 3.55C
    86 3.73C
    87 4.10C
    89 (1992-1998) 4.10C
    89 (1999-2001) 4.56C
    91 3.27C
    92 3.08C
    95 3.55C
    96 3.73C
    97 4.10C
    F4 3.45L
    F5 3.55L
    F6 3.73L
    F7 4.10L
    K6 4.10L
    D2 3.45
    D4 3.73L
    D7 4.10
    R5 3.55L
    R6 3.73L
    R7 4.10L
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    Iron Rock Offroad just put out an 8.8 instal bracket kit for TJ's and ZJ's on their website. 250 for the whoel deal. It looks pretty clean to me, but I have no hands on experience with it...(yet)

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    Sweet. Thanks for all the info guys. I'll be doing this pretty soon I think. Only stipulation he had was to put the axel from my jeep on the explorer (welded, ziptied, taped, etc.. doesn't matter) so he can roll it around.. lol, I hope that's possible..

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    when I did my 8.8 swap, I used the braket kit from MORE. Kit is complete. Great parts. Here is there site: http://www.mountainoffroad.com/Catal...stall-kit.html

    Little on the pricey side, but it comes without worries.

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    Good stuff Gearhead1985.
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    Bunch of stuff stuck to it from Auto Zone.


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