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Nightmare 11-04-2012 11:29 PM

Rearend question
 
I have a 7.5 3.73 one week peel:( I like to do burnouts and go off road in and I drive highway and city pretty evenly 40/60 but I want to have both of the wheels turning I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to get a 8.8 or what sounds good I have no idea

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vista4.0 11-05-2012 05:15 AM

Re: Rearend question
 
limited slip, or locker. same with a 8.8. However "i wanna do burnouts" is not a very good reason to upgrade.

Nightmare 11-05-2012 03:35 PM

I mean it kinda is for me, and the off road part sounded pretty good? I pull my trailer a lot with my 4 wheeler, I scrap too and I use it for construction, its my toy and work truck I wanna have both wheels spinning for off roading and snow and when I wanna spin em I want both going

djfllmn 11-05-2012 03:37 PM

Re: Rearend question
 
8.8 out of an FX4 or an expo

Nightmare 11-05-2012 03:40 PM

What years? I have 99

djfllmn 11-05-2012 03:42 PM

Re: Rearend question
 
fx4 02-08?

not sure on expo ones

Nightmare 11-05-2012 03:46 PM

By expo do you mean an explorer? I'm sorry I'm learning haha

djfllmn 11-05-2012 03:47 PM

Re: Rearend question
 
yea and the expo ones have disc brakes

Nightmare 11-05-2012 03:53 PM

Ok thank you so do u have to change anything with the break booster or anything like that? Also does the explorer need to a v8 to have the limited split rearend?

djfllmn 11-05-2012 03:56 PM

Re: Rearend question
 
no on the master cylinder and you have to cut and reweld the spring perches

vacustode03 11-05-2012 03:57 PM

Re: Rearend question
 
Anyone is welcome to correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think you need the 8.8 rear to switch from an open rear to a limited slip/posi rear. You can use your 7.5. I also may be wrong about this but I think you may be able to use a mustang rear, and I think they come with both 7.5 and 8.8 rear ends too.

Nightmare 11-05-2012 04:02 PM

but isn't the 8.8 a stronger rearend that already comes ls?

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Do you know what you would have to do the master cylinder or have to get and is there a kit to put the 8.8 in?

djfllmn 11-05-2012 04:03 PM

Re: Rearend question
 
not all 8.8s are ls

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you dont have to do anything if its out of another ranger....it bolts right in...all you need is the U-bolts for the 8.8

Nightmare 11-05-2012 04:06 PM

Ok so would you know what codes I should look for?


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