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    in the back i currently have 245/45/17 but im going to get 275/40/17's in a week or two and right now the 245's are hitting the fender lip, and if i roll it, i should be good, the extra rubber width i'll gain with the 275's should be set in from the 3/4in narrower rear. (hopefully) They're on 17x8 eagle 077's. 38mm offset i think??


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    sure wish i knew the fucking U-bolts wouldnt work.:rolleyes:


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    why didn't they work
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    cause the axles tube are like 1" bigger in dia :)

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    so, i was just going to buy some u-bolts for an explorer and drill different holes in the plate, is that what your supposed to do? Its obvious but why the hell did no-one say anything about this damnit.


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    Originally posted by Superbee
    so, i was just going to buy some u-bolts for an explorer and drill different holes in the plate, is that what your supposed to do? Its obvious but why the hell did no-one say anything about this damnit.
    email knanthrup@comcast.net , hes the guy that has the 8.8 swap page. ask him what he did, pretty curious since i will be starting mine very soon.
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    IF you are usising lowering block make sure the u blots are long enough...

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    Originally posted by panda_man22
    IF you are usising lowering block make sure the u blots are long enough...
    i doubt that'd be a problem tho, most come with 2 feet of extra thread, lol
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    Got the u-bolts, that wasnt a proble, good ole tractor stores. now i just have to get the holes drilled out some.

    Oh yeah, I couldnt get the frickin u-joints to work either. I got several sets of u-joints and mangled them together to make it work. Hopefully it wont fly apart on me. I think i may have the wrong pinion adapter is my problem. Ill go to ford on monday and check. This is really pissing me off, if i had another vehical i wouldnt care but this HAS to work.


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    got a question, since i am going to be running disc in the rear i will need a new prop valve correct? how do i go about choosing one? and where to get it at?

    still gotta figure out how to run an e-brake if i can
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    not sure if your gonna need one. i did rear disc brakes on my 4dr and my syclone. and didnt need one.
    my brother put a 8.8 exploder rear in his 87 wrangler and didnt use ine. you should be fine with out one.
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    http://www.wilwood.com/PDF/ds488.pdf

    you can always add one of these later on

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    Originally posted by bigjsp
    http://www.wilwood.com/PDF/ds488.pdf

    you can always add one of these later on
    love the off road use only warning label, lol. how much do those run anyways?
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    35-40

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    There are U joints available to go from a s-10 drive shaft to a explorer rear

    "One thing to note is that the 8.8 uses a pinion flange instead of a pinion yoke like most Dana axles. Spicer makes adapters (called "flange yokes") that connect this flange to larger 1330-style U-joints (1994-95 YJ's) or smaller 1310-style U-joints (most other XJ/YJ/TJ's). The 1310 yoke is Spicer part number 2-2-1379. The 1330 yoke is P/N 2-2-1369. These adapters bolt to the pinion flange with 12mm x 1.75 thread bolts. The 12-point factory bolts are Ford P/N N800594-S100. I picked up four 25mm-long, grade-5 bolts & lock washers from the corner hardware store.

    1310 is what s-10's runn also
    I also have a willwood valve seems to be helping and a largers brake system would be one out of a 1500 1/2 ton chevy larger throw and size in the master cylinder
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