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Old 05-11-2009, 04:05 PM
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i got a 91 4x4, and im looking to upgrade the rear end. i have been looking at a couple different types of lockers, but i was also informed you could use a ford 8.8 with a LSD from an explorer and they are pretty much bullet proof. i know guys using those in their chevys running 10's with slicks... i mean if its strong enough for that, i would think a little 4.3 couldnt break it.

is anyone running these?
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:40 PM
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There is some people on pirate4x4.com, s10-4x4.org, s10forum.com and a few other forums that run the 8.8. They seem to be a good choice of axle. Search around, some of those forums are a little more hardcore then here and you will get flaming if your asking about anything under a d44 lol.
 
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lol ya it seems not alot of people talk about axle swaps around here... oohhh well thanks for the help
 
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Ford 8.8 > D44
 
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ok i picked up the rear end now i gotta get my ford flange and conversion U-joint then i wont have to worry about breaking that hehe
 
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Is the gear ratio the same as the front? Post pics of the swap!
 
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Originally Posted by bandidolenny View Post
Is the gear ratio the same as the front? Post pics of the swap!
well... it is and it isnt lol. the 91 im putting this in has 308's and the ford rear end is 373. but i have 98 parts blazer lol (ya i know 3 blazers) and im using spindles from that, and its 373. im also going to be switching over the steering box, (got a quicker ratio) and the big *** front breaks. so my 91 blazer will have 94 explorer rear breaks, and 98 fronts hehe. but the fronts are WAY bigger as im sure most of you know the switch from 97-98 was big. ill take pics when i do it... if i remember lol
 
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