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Old 02-26-2016, 02:30 PM
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Default What Year Explorer 8.8 Rear End Covers Fits 2004

Quick question as title states.Thanks
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:47 PM
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:16 PM
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Hey Bob, you looking to do this?



I don't remember the year but I will do some digging. You start with this.



And end up with this.

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Old 02-28-2016, 12:27 AM
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I know for sure 96-01 will work maybe newer not %100 positive though
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:55 AM
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The first gen of the IRS expos will work. Those start in 2002, but I'm not sure what the other end of the range is.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:18 AM
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Been thinking about this one. Paul you did a fantastic job on yours,looks fantastic!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281888471019...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:32 AM
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Been thinking about this one. Paul you did a fantastic job on yours,looks fantastic!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281888471019...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I wouldn't buy that one, I'd get one that has a drain plug at the minimum. That's the point of doing the swap in my mind.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:51 AM
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I wouldn't buy that one, I'd get one that has a drain plug at the minimum. That's the point of doing the swap in my mind.
Brent agree 100%, but Explorers without modifying are butt ugly and B&M and others are way out of my price range. Besides I only put on less than 5000 miles a year.I have put on 11,000 miles in 3 years I've owned it.
Hope you agree.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:18 AM
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What's the budget?

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http://www.drivetrainamerica.com/dr3...rential-cover/

Check that out.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:20 AM
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What's the budget?
Time I buy the cover,3 fluids, L/S additive,sealer,labor, I suspect it will run me approx.$170

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What's the budget?

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http://www.drivetrainamerica.com/dr3...rential-cover/

Check that out.
WOW,I like the one you found much better,
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:29 AM
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Yeah, I wish I would have found that when I did my disc brakes.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:33 AM
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Yeah, I wish I would have found that when I did my disc brakes.
I'm sold, but kinda wish it was black to match the truck,I'll get it installed and might consider painting it black. Thanks Brent for the link.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:10 PM
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I agree with Brent. If I hadn't done mine I would get that one. Thanks for the kudos. I like showing it off any chance I get.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:16 PM
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The rear end cover, Brent recommended and 3 qts Motorcraft lube and L/S additive arrived today. So what size, kind of bolts should I order to make it really look sweet?

http://www.drivetrainamerica.com/dr3...rential-cover/
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:16 AM
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Default Re: What Year Explorer 8.8 Rear End Covers Fits 2004

Let me know if that diff cover fits. I had been eyeing it awhile back when I did my rearend swap, but noticed a few places say it wouldn't fit, so I just went with the stock cover.

From http://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-raci...8-8/p/M4033KA/

"- Will NOT Fit IRS Differentials or with Differential Mounted Anti-Lock Brake Exciter Ring"

The ranger does use a diff mounted anti lock ring.
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