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W Parris

Ford 8.8 diff
« on: February 14, 2016, 01:49:22 PM »
So I picked up a 8.8 out of a ranger. And it's one that has a longer side then

the other. Just some quick measurements.  Looks like it might not work. If I

just shorten one side so it's equal with the other, it might be too narrow.

:(. Anyone know what diff usually get started with for this swap?

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W Parris

Re: Ford 8.8 diff
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 03:09:18 PM »
Ok. Think I spoke too soon. The difference side to side isn't as much as I

thought.  Only about 2 7/8"



Will



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jmurawski4@tampabay.rr.com

Re: Ford 8.8 diff
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 09:03:11 PM »
I have "heard" that the Ranger" assembly can be narrowed to work, cutting the long side to match the short side and using a stock short side axle.  My assembly came from a T bird Turbo coupe.



That said, my 8.8 was cut to 1" narrower than a stock TR7/8 axle which allowed a bit more tire, 225's in the stock wheel well.  The only downside was the fact that the brake and shock mounts were very tight at the end of the axle.



Joe     Perico Island FL

 

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W Parris

Re: Ford 8.8 diff
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 09:07:26 PM »
Yes that's what I'm thinking. The shock mounts will be tight. I'm going to

narrow the long side to match the short side. Will be cheaper this way too.

Then all I need is a passenger axle.



Will



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