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Old 05-14-2012, 09:03 AM
kidwithaneedforspeed kidwithaneedforspeed is offline
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Post Looking for someone to do a 8.8 swap for me! I pay you $$$$

Hey guys!
I've come to the realization that Im going to need to swap in an 8.8 explorer axle into my ranger but i dont have the mechanic skills required to do it. I was wondering if anybody in my area was willing to do it and give me a quote for the work. Im located in las vegas. If possible I will also be looking for it to be regeared and for a auto diff locker to be installed. If you guys could suggest any good mechanics to please do.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:53 PM
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i could do it but im a little ways away from you..
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:49 PM
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Make the 4 hr drive to so cal and I could set you up!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:19 AM
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My truck would take like 300 bucks to get there! Hahaha
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:58 AM
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Well here is a start
#1 do you have the tools for the job. Shouldn't need a ton of tools but a basic set would be nice along with jack and jack stands. Basic hand tools are required for this nothing too crazy!
#2 do u have the new axle?? If you don't that's what u want to get first I would start calling around to salvage yards and find one that might already have the gear set you are looking for..
#3 if the axle doesn't have the gear set you want then I would recommend buying a rebuild kit for the gears and the ring/ piņon set that you want. along with the Locker you want to install.

This is stuff that will help you once you do have a guy locally to install it... Truly this is a pretty easy job with mild mechanical skills to swap an 8.8 the tricky part would be rebuilding it. And worst case scenario you bring the axle down to a guy that specializes in rear ends and have him do the rebuild and locker install should save you some $$ doing it that way just a suggestion! Good luck!
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